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We took the afternoon boat tour and enjoyed it. Very informative talk by the North Cascades NP Ranger Amos and the Environmental Institute representative Billy. Boat ride was smooth and scenic and beautiful. Very much worth it.
The drive across the dam was fun and gives one and excellent view of the lake from another perspective. We were just day tourists, so there was nothing at the institute for us except to walk around and look at it. The tours were not...More
We decided to take one of the many courses offered by the Institute and were very pleased with the course, the setting, the food and the entire experience. Learning about Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays from two amazing experts was enjoyable, entertains and educational. We...More
We met at 10:45 outside of the dining hall, then walk a short distance to boat dock. The institute provides van shuttle for this very short walk. The boat is clean and comfortable. The guides are nice and knowledgable. The Diablo lake with deep emerald...More
We boarded the tour boat @11, and it was a gorgeous day to be on the water in the Cascades!!! The tour guides were VERY knowledgeable and made the trip very interesting. Several of us had questions, and these were answered efficiently. There were a...More
My family (2 adults, and 12 & 14 yr old boys) stayed at North Cascades Institute for two nights as part of the Base Camp program. My boys were keen to return (we had been there in 2013 as well) - partly because the food...More
The tour started in the Visitor Center in Newhalem. We boarded a large van with lousy air-conditioning. We visited the Gorge Powerhouse, the Gorge Dam, the Diablo Powerhouse and the Diablo Dam. We went on a nature walk on a level trail. We had picnic...More
The Diablo Lake boat trip is marvelous! We have been on this trip twice and have reservations to go again next month. We have enjoyed taking out-of-town guests on this tour, particularly those who have never been to Washington and the North Cascades. The scenery...More
After checking in, we were offered a buffet lunch, a brief talk about the tour, and then off to the boat for a beautiful ride through Diablo Lake in the North Cascades. We had great weather and the views were beautiful. One highlight of the...More
I worked at Seattle City Light as a contractor 20 years ago and I had been told that I need to do the Skagit tour. I decided that it would be great to try this with my 81 y/o father when he was in town....More