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

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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