Here's your opportunity to meet people from all over the Northwest for a high mountain adventure but you don't need to be a hiker or backpacker to participate. The above photo is of a mountain in the North Cascades of Washington State called Mt. Larrabee and the jagged toothed ridge running off of it to the right is named the Pleiades. As far as I'm concerned, this location is not just a UFO hotspot but is OWNED if you get my drift.
Here are some photos from my travel journal from my 1989 trip there to give you an idea of the beauty and majesty of the area....
There is no charge for this trip and all participants are totally responsible for their lodging and food. If you want to share lodging to keep your expenses down make sure to get in touch with me and I will hopefully help you find a spot in already booked rentals. Things are looking very cozy (and tasty!) in these areas.... We will have a choice of some very nice lodges to stay at in the little town of Glacier, Wash. just 7 miles from trailheads leading to the Pleiades. Excellent restaurants are almost literally just a stone's throw from our accommodations.
The entire area we will be going to including the town of Glacier is a cell phone dead zone. Most of the units will have land line phones that should be free for incoming calls but require a phone card for outgoing. They do not have answering machines attached to them but they are standard phones and you could bring your own answering machine and attach it to them.
When you book your lodge room you will receive detailed info about the place including directions and the phone # for that unit. Be sure to ask when booking your particular room whether it has a land line phone since some do not.
Anyone who does not bring an answering machine can have outside messages sent to the business that does the booking (Mt. Baker Lodging) and they will give you messages that they have held for you. Their business hours are 9-5 PST 7 days a week so this is limited.
Here's the page that will provide for you all you need to know about booking lodgings and restaurants....
On Sat. Sept. 28th we will all meet at the Chair 9 Restaurant, 10459 Mt. Baker Hwy. in Glacier, Wa. at no later than 10:00 AM and then head out at about 11:00 for day excursions 23 miles at the end of the Mt. Baker Hwy. at Artist's Point where we can do short, easy hikes or just sit and take in the scenery.
All vehicles driven to trailheads or to the parking up at Artist's Point will need to have a $5 a day pass visible in their window for forest service personnel. We will be able to buy these passes at the Glacier ranger station just up the road after we initially meet. Anyone 62 or older can purchase a lifetime $10 pass that can be used in any national park. All passes can be transferred to different vehicles for that day and are not license plate specific.
For questions call the Mt. Baker Ranger District office at (360)856-5700. Also, call this number about trail conditions, wild life questions or any other national parks concern including car camping instead of staying at one of the lodges.
I called the ranger station about biting bug conditions this year and they said by the time late Sept. rolls around the colder weather will drop the populations down to near zero.
This trip is not exclusive to only those who want to spend the night at the lodges since anyone showing up just for the day is welcome plus it will be very kid and senior friendly.
Usually folks break off into smaller groups according to their interests and explore the area but we should get back to the Chair 9 Restaurant by no later than 5 PM for our group dinner and speaker presentation.
Our special guest speaker will be Martin Jasek who is the co-director of UFOBC. He will be giving a talk on the most interesting UFO cases from the Yukon and BC after our dinner at 5 PM at the Chair 9 Restaurant.
After our group dinner and speaker talk, at about 8 PM we will all go back up near the end of the highway (weather permitting) to Mt. Shuksan and Picture Lake and/or Artist Point at Mt. Baker for UFO night watches. There is no hiking involved to get to these points. Be preparred for it being VERY cold up there at night and bring heavy winter clothes.
Here's some photos of Mt. Shuksan and the volcano, Mt. Baker, as well as more info about the night watch.
We will not be using lasers or any other devices to "bring the ships in" or whatever other methods some people think are necessary in order to claim that they have made contact with ETs. Since ETs are thought to have come from light years away and thus must be super advanced and are commonly known to use telepathy as a way to communicate, it is not necessary to try to contact them. They will already know where we are, why we are there and show up in any fashion they deem fit. Let's have fun and maybe they'll have fun in showing up just for us.
Also, the wilderness area we will be going to for our UFO night watch is not only vast and pristine but is also used by others who are not a part of our group so let's not make the sky look like the opening of a new supermarket with lasers flashing all over it. Roger that!
I'll be in the area beginning on Fri. the 27th for the more adventurous folks who want to do an overnight backpack hike to the top of Winchester Mtn. which is close to where my friend, Corrine, and I had our UFO experience in '89. Its a 2 mile hike of steady elevation gain with the last half mile being steep.
You will need to have backpacking/overnighting experience to some degree and be prepared for a very cold night. Let me know well in advance if you would like to do this overnighter. Go to the top of this page for a link for a page I made about this backpack trip.
For those who want to continue the adventures into Sun. the 29th, I'd be glad to take a day hike with you up to Gold Run Pass for a lunch and incredible views at the top or whatever we'd like to do as a group.
Here's Corrine in 1989 the morning after our UFO experience at Gold Run Pass. This is an old Kodak non-digital photo but the gray dot in the top right is NOT a glitch and was IN the negative!
Plus a link for the beautiful Celtic harp music of Kim Robertson that was the music we were playing at the exact moment the UFO showed up for us. "Ardas" by Singh Kaur and Kim Robertson.
Disclaimer: This is a no fee event. There is no business or organization behind this event in any way. You as a participant are totally responsible for all aspects of being part of this adventure including transportation, lodging and food. Wilderness areas visited ARE wild areas and wild life could be present including black or brown bears but there are no grizzlies. Contact the Mt. Baker Ranger District Office for all info. pertaining to the National Parks areas we will be visiting (360) 856-5700