Friday, April 30, 2010

Geography of Blanchard Mountain hike - Sun., May 16

The "Geography of Blanchard Mountain" hike has been scheduled for Sunday, May 16, for those who missed it last time around. Sign up on the website . See April 6 post below for details.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Historical walk or historical hike--take your choice this weekend

Check our schedule for two new offerings by the Conservancy this weekend. On Saturday, hike up a hill on a lonely trail to see some unusual history and a few scarcely known relics first-hand. On Sunday, enjoy a leisurely stroll amid the rich history of Blanchard, Washington. Details and sign-up on the website.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Join us Saturday April 24 at WWU for Earth Day

The Conservancy will be tabling at the Earth Day event on the WWU campus on Saturday from noon till 6:00 pm. Stop by!

Info from the event organizers:

Earth Day 40, Free
Saturday, Apr 24 12:00p - 6:00 pm
at Western Washington University Communications Lawn (South Campus), Bellingham, WA
Phone: (360) 650-6129
Celebrate 40 years of Earth Day at WWU's free event including music, speakers, performers, vendors, community organizations and activities.

12-1 Aztec Dance by Skagit Ameyaltonal
1-2 20 Riverside
2-3 Jason Quick
3-4 Deadwood Revival
4-4:30 Variety show
4:30-6 Adrian Xavier

Kaynote in the PAC Mainstage:
Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men
$5 for community members

Monday, April 19, 2010

April 24, 9-4pm - Oyster Dome Geology Hike with Dave Tucker

Celebrate Earth Day on Blanchard Mountain and while hiking, learn way more than you thought possible about the geology of Oyster Dome, including metamorphism, the curious "stilpnomelane" mineral outcrop, and the giant talus heap beneath a 300-foot cliff. Expect about 4 to 6 miles round trip and 800-feet of elevation gain, including some steep sections. 9:00 am start. $10 donation requested. Please visit our website to register,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 17, 9am-3pm - The Geography of Blanchard Mountain

Join us for a moderately strenuous hike in beauteous forest past two lakes, giant boulders and the highest viewpoint in the Chuckanuts (at North Butte). Learn what all the fuss is about over Blanchard Mountain. See where the DNR plans to log and where they propose to set the boundaries for a new—and painfully small—Natural Resources Conservation Area, then compare that with the Chuckanut Conservancy’s proposed boundary. Plan on a 6 to 8-mile loop, with 1,200 to 1,500 feet elevation gain. $10 donation requested. Please visit our website to register,