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Opening to Nature Walk: Stimpson Family Nature Reserve

  • Saturday, June 04, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Stimpson Family Nature Preserve, Bellingham


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Free to register - options for support are contained in the registration form

Registration is closed

Time Change: We will start the walk at 9:30am.

Join us for a mindful hike through old-growth forest and thriving wetland ecosystem at Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. 

Two large trees, a Red Cedar and Douglas Fir, are wrapped in an embrace

We’ll gather at 9am at the trailhead and walk slowly and silently as we circumambulate the 350 acre reserve, with a short detour around Geneva Pond. Total distance is 4.9 miles, and with our slow pace and occasional pauses is expected to take about 3 hours. The hiking is mostly flat on a well-established trail, with a few uphill portions (300 feet of total elevation gain). 

Please bring water and snacks.

The hike will be led by Terrill Thompson.

Directions: From Bellingham, take Lakeway Drive toward Lake Whatcom,  but turn right onto Lake Louise Road before you get to the lake. In about 2 miles, the well-signed trailhead parking lot is on your left.

Registration:Please register so we have an idea of how many are coming.

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 as part of your registration.

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 wilderness@redcedarzen.org with questions and see our Wilderness Dharma Program webpage for an overview of this program.

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