Suites, Japanese Hydrotherapy room and more from the Hotel 360 group
We will be auctioning or raffling off a complimentary night at six suites in Belingham, Everett, Lynnwodd, Mulkiteo and Seattle thanks to the 360 Hotel Group. To view the hotels: http://www.360hotelgroup.com/hotels.htm Special suites include the Japanese Bubble at the Navigator Inn and Suites in Everett and the Japanese Hydrotherapy at Hotel Nexus in Seattle.
2 Summer Meltdown Tickets
Auctioning off 2 tickets to Summer Meltdown from August 10th to the 13th. http://summermeltdownfest.com/ Summer Meltdown is an annual music festival located in Darrington, WA, just 90 min. NE of Seattle. Featuring 4 days of live music, stunning mountain scenery, and outdoor recreation including rock climbing, river rafting, and horseback riding, Summer Meltdown is an incredible adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Come join us this August where the music meets the mountain!
Sauk River Rafting!
Adventure Cascades is offering up 2 auctions for two person raft trips on the Sauk River. The best views of Darrington's surrounding mountains are from a boat! http://www.adventurecascades.com/ Adventure Cascades focuses on quality trips in Darrington with guides that know the local history and water.
Whitewater on the Sauk is as good as it gets: non-stop action, amazing scenery and access to a remote section of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, not to mention all the thrills and excitement of maneuvering Class III+ rapids.
REI Half-Dome 2 person tent!
Want to go explore the waterways, trails and mountains of the Puget Sound? This tent is perfect for the weather of the PNW, giving you space to sleep and keep your gear dry (plus your bid enables youth to have the same experience. https://www.rei.com/
Alaskan Yellow Cedar Picnic Tables
In the 1970s old growth Alaskan yellow cedar (AYC) was used to make picnic tables for North Cascades National Park by the Youth Conservation Corps. AYC is famed for its aromatic properties and resistance to rot. Over 40 years, the footings rotted away with the rest of the wood being preserved. Darrington community members salvaged the picnic tables to be used for community and youth projects. Snohomish County juvenile detention youth helped take the tables apart. Reed Rankin and Mayor Dan Rankin refurbished two of the tables for the inaugural fundraiser of Glacier Peak Institute to support connect youth with the outdoors.
Wildflower hike w/ botanist Mignonne Bivin
Day wildflower hike with the botanist Mignonne Bivin from North Cascades National Park. The hike can be custom tailored to your timeframe and needs depending on the availability of Mignonne and can occur in the North Cascade’s ecosystem from the Sauk up to the Canadian border. She will share her expertise, stories and perspectives of the landscape.
Family Getaway at North Cascades Institute
A family getaway for two adults and two kids to North Cascades Institute.
Connect with your family – and nature too – on theshores of Diablo Lake. Spend quality time together while enjoying the invigorating mountain air and starry night skies of North Cascades National Park, one of the most spectacular wilderness landscapes in all of North America.
Enjoy a weekend in the mountains and leave your tent and camp stove at home and let NCI take care of all the details. They provide comfortable accommodations incozy lodges and delicious, healthful meals, with the tastes of young diners in mind, served buffet-style in the lakeside dining hall.
With their inspiring slate of activities designed to introduce adults and children of all ages to the wonders of the natural world, you'll be able to design your own itinerary to create the perfect weekend retreat for your family.
Learn more about Family Getaways and register online, at ncascades.org/family
2 day youth/teen pass to Riverstone Climbing Gym
We are auctioning off 2 key cards for youth/teens to Riverstone Climbing Gym in Mount Vernon.
Each pass includes two passes for their youth and teen courses. Youth classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6pm during the summer months. Teen courses are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
These passes can also be used before and after the class time as a regular day pass and includes harness and shoe rentals.
Gold Panning or Chantrelle Hunting w/ wildland firefighter Jason Monteith
Spend an afternoon learning to pan for gold in the Sauk-Suiattle rivers or finding chantrelles in the mountains around Darrington. Jason grew up playing in the rivers and forests. He enjoys exploring streams and forests looking for the best gold panning and gold mushroom sites. This is best scheduled for the early fall after the fire season has wound down and when the chantrelles begin to show. Jason volunteers in his free time with Glacier Peak Institute helping with robotics to mushroom picking.
Outdoor Research Gear
OR balances durable practical outdoor gear perfect for the weather in the NW. They have donated numerous rain jackets perfect for our youth that stand up as we do science, work and play in the mud, the rain and the snow. Explore some of their gear: https://www.outdoorresearch.com/
Tom Bihn Guide's Pack
"Functionally modern, yet aesthetically grounded in our 40+ years of outdoor-equipment design, The Guide's Pack is a daypack for hiking and mountaineering; it will likely be as at home on city streets as on alpine trails."www.tombihn.com
Native Blackberry Pie - V
In the summer, Darrington heads onto the surrounding slopes to pick the native blackberries, going through thickets and spending hours in the hot sun to return home with a handful of the native blackberry to bake pies with. This is not a normal blackberry. If you take the flavor of the blackberries bought at stores or picked alongside most roads, then concentrated it into a more intense blackberry flavor, you would end up with the vibrant native mountain blackberry (rubus ursinus). This pie is a culinary and cultural experience.
Warning: after eating this blackberry pie, all others will taste bland.
Any one day raft trip for 2 on any river Orion runs!
One Day Raft Trip for 2 includes everything necessary for fun. To see the list of rivers visit: http://www.orionexp.com/
4 Tickets to The Spur Festival
Like picking Wildflowers? The song that is. Country music artist Keith Anderson will be live in Darrington at The Spur Festival, an event that is proud to support our troops and local businesses! Don't miss your chance to snag some Spur Festival Tickets and swag so you're ready to join the crowd for 4 days of music, camping and fun! Www.thespurfestival.com Come to our inaugural fundraiser for a chance at the tickets. While in Darrington you can view the abundant wildflowers out in the mountains and forest.
Clear Creek Candle Gift Basket
Clear Creek Candle in Darrington offer hand poured candles in paraffin, palm wax, soy blend, bees wax with 200 fragrances as well as organic hand made soaps, lotions, and bath products.