Everett, Wash., June 14, 2013—Head out to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest this summer and learn about local history, unique plants and animals, the best hikes, how to stay safe and mountain geology from guest speakers and interpretive rangers. Summer activities listed by travel corridor:
Mt. Loop Highway
Big 4 Picnic Area Programs
Each Friday and Sunday July 5 – Sept. 1
Interpretive Ranger led activities 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Campfire Stories; Life in the Mountains, July 6, 11 a.m.
Interpretive Ranger Owen Couch
Lunch with Smokey Bear, July 6, 12 p.m.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Fire Crew
Gold Panning 101, July 13, 10 a.m.
Eras Gattshall, Everett Chapter Gold Prospectors Association
Stargazing at Big 4 Picnic Area, July 13, 9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
John Angell, Everett Astronomy Society
Sarvey Wildlife Birds of Prey, July 20, 10 a.m.
Sarvey Wildlife Center
Getting Out in the Woods Safely, June 27, 10 a.m.
Tim Denhoff, Snohomish County Search and Rescue
Campfire Stories; Life in the Mountains, Aug. 3, 10 a.m.
Interpretive Ranger, Owen Couch
Hiking Opportunities along the Mt. Loop Highway, Aug. 8, 8 p.m.
Edith Farrell, Mt. Loop Tourism Bureau
The Return of the Impact Monster! Aug. 10, 10 a.m.
High Tech History, Aug. 15, 8 p.m.
Fred Crueger, Granite Falls Historical Society
Cougar Ecology and Behavior in the Pacific Northwest, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.
Brian N. Kertson, Ph.D, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Tales of Trails Around the Darrington Ranger District, Aug. 22, 8 a.m.
Interpretive Ranger Matthew Riggen
Weed Invasion in the Forest, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.
Sarah Callaghan, Forest Invasive Plant Specialist
Big 4 History Tour, Aug. 31, 10 a.m.
Interpretive Ranger Anissa Smilth