July 21-22 Northwest Hiking Weekend Diablo Lake and Dam

An AVA/IVV sanctioned walking event, sponsored by Four Plus Foolhardy Folks.  Grab this opportunity to hike in the extraordinary North Cascades National Park.  The lake’s turquoise blue waters reflect the towering peaks of Colonial, Pyramid and Davis Peaks, as well as Jack Mountain.  With wildlife, mountain and lake views and plenty of rest stops, this trail is perfect for all ages.
The 5K  is to Diablo Dam, where walkers can turn around and return or opt to take a boat cruise (seehttps://www.seattle.gov/light/damtours/skagit.asp​).  Walkers continuing on to the Learning Center can choose from two 5K options for a 15K round trip walk: The Diablo Lake Trail (110502) or the Sourdough Creek Trail (110503).  Participants can hike both days and get two event stamps
Trail rating is 2B for the 5 and 10 km ( elevation difference between Gorge Lake and Diablo Lake); 2C for the viewpoints ( an additional ~500′ for Sourdough creek, ~700′ for Diablo Lake)
​Start time9 a.m. to noon Saturday;
                   9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday
Finish 5 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday
(Sanction numbers 110502 (Diablo Lake Trail)
Contact:  ​Vik Petzal (360) 779-7170  E-mail:  petzal2004@yahoo.com
IVV credit is $ 3.00  FREE participants are welcome but all must register, carry and return a start card.
Maps and directions will be available at the event registration table.  ​However, if you’d like to preview the area, use
 Green Trails map Diablo No. 48.
Accommodations:  There are several campgrounds in the area. At Diablo, reservations must be made with the National Parks Service.    https://www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/camping.htm​.  Other accommodations can be found at Marblemount (cabins, motels, RV, tent sites, 22 miles from event), Winthrop (65 miles from event), Concrete (Cascade Mountain Suites Mt. Baker Hotel, 38 miles from event), Sedro Woolley (62 miles from event).
Miscellaneous:  Water at start and restrooms available.  Pets are welcome in the park on leash at all times.  Please clean up after your pet.  Written directions and maps will be provided to participants on day of event.
Driving Directions
Driving directions: I-5, exit 232 (Sedro-Woolley) to WA-20. E 63 miles to Diablo Dam Rd.  Turn left onto Diablo Dam Rd at MP 126 to camp ground registration in a short mile.