01 – Northern State Recreation Area

An institution for those classified as the “harmless insane” from 1909 to 1976, the portion of the old Northern State Hospital that remains open to the public to this day is now called the Northern State Recreation Area. Managed by the Skagit County Parks Department, it is located a half mile east of Sedro Woolley, adjacent to the North Cascades Highway between the Fruitdale and the Helmick Roads. This hike found me walking up and down the fairways of what is now a disc golf course, and along the roads and trails running around huge mounds of blackberry brambles and old, tumbling down buildings that once housed the hospital’s food production and farming areas.

The walk around these buildings is always entertaining . . .

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements
Categories: Hiking, Photography, Skagit County | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “01 – Northern State Recreation Area

  1. Pingback: Fish Taxi « More from – Really Rose

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Fringe Association

Knitting ideas, inspiration and free patterns, plus crochet, weaving, and more

#hotelprius

The blog about living life out of a prius and the adventures and life lessons along the way.

Oregon Coast Living

Life on the Coast

Central Oregon Coast NOW

The Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW)

Wool Ewe...

wash-card-comb-spin...wool?

Southern Oregon Trails

Living & Hiking in Oregon

The Knitting Theologian

A Knitter's Blog

On the Needles

Knitting isn't so hard... sometimes

Live To Ride, Ride To Live!

Life's just better on two wheels!

Hiking Frogs

French hikers around the world

40 Days in the Wilderness:

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail through Oregon with Gretchen, Dave and (not) Tripp

Mots et Pensées

A story about knitting, crochet and words

Feel Good Knitting

Because Knitting Should Feel Good

Night Knitter

another knitting and sewing blog

woodlandknitter

Wool, Waldorf and Wanderings

Other time, other place

Just another WordPress.com site

Wandering the Wild

Backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond

Deep Green Love

The happy side of green!

Guthook Hikes!

Hike Light, Hike Far, Hike Often

%d bloggers like this: