Old Sauk River – Washington State
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8 – 4pm – $35
Roy Holman and Liz Gross
Fresh Air: Join us for a winter getaway at this beautiful location in the North Cascades, just an hour or so from Seattle. The Old Sauk River trail is along the river, an easy, fairly flat, perfect meditation hike, with amazing rainforest. We will invite some silence and walking meditations, eat lunch in the forest, and get some nice fresh air, a good break from our indoor winters.
Forest Bathing: We will play with the idea of “Forest Bathing”, This healing art in Japan is called Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy, the medicine of simply being in the forest. Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
What to Bring: Just some warm clothes, perhaps rain gear, and a small backpack with lunch and some water or beverage. This is a low level hike so there is rarely snow, but it is a great hike rain, sun or snow.
How to Get there: The hike is on the Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington, about 45 minutes north of Everett. Some of us may want to car pool. Details to follow.