AWC x NEM North Cascades

Sarah, Cait and The Alpine Women Collective are going to the North Cascades this summer! Spend 5 days exploring this remote and remarkable wilderness while camping and hiking in Northern Washington.

Join Sarah, Cait and AWC for an unforgettable adventure.

Book August 4-8, 2018



Price: $1299 Per Person
Flights can be arranged for additional fee.
Length: 5 days
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:5
Difficulty: Intermediate
When: August 4-8, 2018
Type: Day Hike and Camping


Transportation once in Washington
Lodging in Seattle (double occupancy)
Campground Fees
Guide Fees
Tents and Stoves (as needed)
Emergency First Aid Kits


Flights available for $500.


Most of the required equipment [listed below] is available for rent from our affiliate mtnGEAR. AWC hikers will receive an exclusive discount of 20% discount on all rental equipment and clothing.

Courtesy of Ally Schmaling

August 4: Arrival into Seattle, WA. Welcome reception at Two Beers Brewing in Seattle. Enjoy a good nights rest at the hotel.

August 5: Today, we will begin preparations and enjoy our first hike. During the 3 hour drive to the campground in North Cascades National Park, we will stop for groceries. Arriving by 1pm we will set up camp and embark on a short evening hike.

August 6: Hike to Hidden Lake Lookout Trail which is 8 miles RT (out and back). A beautiful start through the forest, the trail soon opens up to sprawling meadows. After several switchbacks, the trail breaks into the alpine, climbing steadily to a pass where we will enjoy our first views of Hidden Lake. A short, steep climb brings us to the spectacular lookout complete with a cabin and million dollar views.

August 7: Sightseeing day reserved for exploring the sights and sounds of North Cascades National Park including Diablo Lake.

August 8: We will begin the drive back to Seattle and say our goodbyes. Afternoon flights can be booked.


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A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check your specific adventure. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.


Up to 30 days before your adventure: Full Refund will be issued 29 days - 72 hours before your adventure: Full Refund in the form of NEM credit Within 72 hours of your adventure: No refund will be issued* In the event that you have a positive COVID-19 test and need to cancel within 72 hours, you will be issued an NEM credit for your adventure. If NEM cancels your adventure due to weather or another unforeseen reason, you will receive an NEM credit.


Date changes are subject to availability. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 7 days prior to your adventure without incurring a date change fee. Date changes may be requested between 7 and 3 days prior to your departure date for a $25 fee per person. There are no date changes allowed within 72 hours before your adventure.


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