From the North Cascades Institute


basecampladylakesm.jpgFlexible, affordable, enriching, fun: Base Camp is an exciting new opportunity to explore and learn about the North Cascades from professional naturalists while enjoying the comforts of our environmentally-friendly campus in the heart of the national park. You’re invited to stay at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, for as many days and nights as you’d like, on a space-available basis, during our peak summer season beginning June 14.

Every Base Camp registrant will enjoy overnight accommodations in our comfortable lodges, three meals, and admission to our daily educational programs on the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades. Casual educational programs will be offered three times daily and will vary throughout the summer. Options may include guided hikes on nearby trails, canoeing on Diablo Lake, natural history demonstrations, art activities, campfires, night hikes, wilderness skills and more.

More information at and (360) 854-2599.

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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