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Hike: Lake Whatcom Overlook Ceremony

  • Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
  • Carpool from the Cedarwood Zendo or meet at trailhead


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Plus the opportunity to make an additional contribution to the sangha and/or to the hike leader during registration. No one is turned away for lack of funds.


Lake Whatcom Overlook Ceremony

  • 4.8 milers round trip
  • 1,000' elevation gain
  • Steep trail through the forest, opening to huge views

Join us as we explore a new hike, and experience the views of the lake, the surrounding hills, waterfalls, and giant old Douglas Fir trees. This hike is an experience of the midland foothills terrain of our area, between the shoreline hills and small mountains at the edge of the Salish Sea and the high alpine ridges and back country of Mt. Baker. Lake Whatcom is the gathering place for the drinking water of the entire City of Bellingham, and is an important marker in in our annual cycle of celebrating our local watershed.

We'll return to Bellingham by about 3:30pm. 

What to Bring: Bring lunch, rain gear if warranted, good walking shoes or boots, and at least two liters of water.

Directions: Meet at 2509 Cedarwood in Bellingham or the Lake Whatcom Park trailhead.  You will specify your transportation plan during registration. Carpooling is an indoor "event" please consult our current Covid Policy.

Timing: Be ready to leave Cedarwood at 9:15 am or to be met by the group at the trailhead at 10:00am. We hope to be back to Cedarwood at about 3:30pm but hiking times vary. 

Registration: While our day hikes are offered without charge, we do incur about $10 of program administration cost for each registration. There is the opportunity during registration to donate to cover these costs for your own registration or, additionally, to help another cover their registration expenses. Everyone is welcome, and no one will be refused attendance for lack of funds. As we do on the trail, we support each other.

Donations to the Leader: As with all of our events, teachers/leaders are not compensated for their time. You can include a donation to the hike leader during registration or at any time through our Donate to a Teacher page.

Questions? Contact Wilderness Dharma Program Coordinator Bob Penny at wilderness@redcedarzen.org and see our Wilderness Dharma Program page for an overview of this program.

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