June 4

There are lots of things to do today!
Attend a photo workshop, and presentations on mountain-biking, and local hiking programs. Enjoy special films, as well as live music by the Prozac Mt Boys. Elsewhere in Town Center, you’ll find a beer garden and 70+ racers gathering for the Mount Baker Ultra!


Mountain Photography with Andy Porter
Saturday, June 4
11:00 a.m.

Skagit Valley from the top of Sauk Mountain. Photo by Andy Porter.

From Slide to Ride
Film & Presentation
Saturday, June 4
2:00 p.m.
Special guest: Oak Rankin, Glacier Peak Institute


Saturday, June 4
3:00 p.m.
Special Guests:
Mark Pearson, United General District 304. Learn about a unique way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Amy O’Reilly and Germaine Kornegay, volunteers with Skagit Trail Builders.

The Mountain Runners
Film, Discussion & Bluegrass Music
Saturday, June 4
5:00 p.m.

Live Music by Prozac Mtn Boys
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Andy Friedlander (guitar), Ted O’Connell (mandolin, harmonica), Larry Sult (banjo), Keith Fredrikson (bass), Arielle Luckmann (fiddle).

Film & discussion
Saturday, June 4
7:00 p.m.
Presentation by Communications Manager, Eric Wollborg, Pacific Northwest Trail Association. Featuring THRU, a film by Andy Laub.

Mount Baker Ultra
Starting Sunday, June 5 at 12:00 a.m.
(aka midnight, Saturday)

The Mount Baker Ultra is a 56-mile out and back foot race from the town of Concrete Washington to Mount Baker’s Sherman peak at 10,160ft (3,097m). The race draws it’s inspiration from the century-old Mount Baker Marathon that lasted for three years, from 1911 to 1913.

Start / Finish information: The race is scheduled to start Sunday, June 5th at 12:00 AM. The race start and finish are located in downtown Concrete, Washington which is located off Highway 20, 100 miles from Seattle or 170 kilometers from Vancouver BC.

Sherman peak is the second-highest peak on Mount Baker, with Grant peak being the highest at an additional 621ft. Sherman peak is among the “Top 100 Washington Peaks

From the start in downtown Concrete. The course follows Forest Service roads out of town for 10 miles, then crosses the upper Baker Lake dam, and continues on to the snowline. Participants will ascend the Squak glacier, utilizing almost 2 miles of fixed ropes via Ferrata style. Once the summit has been reached, participants will be retracing their steps back to the finish in Concrete.

The weather and snow conditions can be extremely varied, from raging snowstorms to blistering heat. This should not be your first time in severe mountainous conditions. All participants should have the ability to be self-sufficient while on the mountain. There will be checkpoints / first aid stations manned by volunteers on the glacier for your safety.