An intensive long day hike to the source of the Nooksack River: Nooksack Cirque.
This long and strenuous hike in and out of the the Upper North Fork drainage is largely off trail on rocky terrain. Plan on a full day, hiking at a good pace, and wearing hiking boots. At the Cirque we will perform the years final Exchanging Water ritual in the ice caves amid waterfalls, transferring water from the Salish Sea with mountain glacial water, which we annually perform at the headwaters of all three branches of the Nooksack,
Carpooling/Vaccination: We will be carpooling for this event, so all registrants must be fully vaccinated, and N95 masks must be worn inside the vehicles.
A very early start is essential to have sufficient daylight for this long day hike. Meet at the downtown Bellingham Food Coop for carpooling at 5:00am or at Nugent's Corner (grocery store) at 5:30am. If you are new to this hike a telephone or email exchange with Bob to determine your fitness for the journey will be required to complete your registration.
NOTE: In case of high water this hike may be cancelled
Registration: Please register so we have an idea of how many are coming and if you can help with carpooling.
Costs: In the spirit of generosity, we offer this event free of charge so that all who wish may attend. We also invite generosity on the part of participants (who are able) by making a donation to Red Cedar Zen Community to cover our organizational expenses in making this event possible. You can do so while completing the registration form.
In that same spirit, the teachers/leaders are freely giving their time in organizing and leading this event. If you feel moved to, you may express your gratitude with a donation to the teacher/leader on the Donate to a Teacher< page.
More information: Please contact Wilderness Programs Coordinator Bob Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and see our Wilderness Dharma Program webpage for an overview of this program.
Red Cedar Zen Community is a 501(c) non-profit organization.