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Closing the Mountains Hike

  • 08 Oct 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Carpool from the Dharma Hall or Nugent's Corner

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A full day hike to close the mountains to practice.

Join us for a meditation hike to Oyster Dome - our final mindful foray into the local mountains to close the season.

Hike to the gem of the Chuckanuts: Oyster Dome.  This popular local destination, a prominent rocky outcrop in the the southwest face of Chuckanut/Blanchard mountain, will be our place of Closing the Mountains for the ending of our ritual hiking season.

This hike, inspired by traditions on Tibetan sacred mountains where the final ritual circuit of the season was performed by priests settling the mountain deities, will be a 6 mile round trip with about a 1500’ elevation gain.

An early start is essential to have sufficient daylight to complete this hike at a modest pace. Meet at the Dharma Hall for carpooling at 8:30am. Those coming from Skagit can meet us at the trailhead (please coordinate with Bob).

To make a very full day consider joining the zendo practice at 6:00am that morning.

We'll return to the Dharma Hall about 4pm.

To come on this hike please RSVP with the registration form. Click the "Register" button to the left to start the process. There will be an opportunity during registration to make a dana offering if you choose (details on Dana Paramita here) and you may also make a dana offering at any time on the Dana page. Unlike our "indoor" retreats dana is not generally collected during the event.


Contact Wilderness Programs Coordinator Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702 with questions and see our Wilderness Programs webpage for an overview of this program.

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