Wilderness to Wellness Poker Hike

A one day hike dedicated to raising funds for The Linehan Institute, working to give people living with mental illness, a life worth living.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Wilderness to Wellness One Day Poker Hike, August 18, 2018

We are pleased to help sponsor Wilderness to Wellness’ one day Poker Hike to help raise funds to assist licensed Mental Health Professionals in receiving Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training, and in turn, offering the opportunity for people living with mental illnesses, the chance to receive life changing therapy.

DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and it is now recognized as a gold standard psychological treatment. Research has shown that it is also effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.

This one day Poker Hike starts at the Park Butte trial head, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains, and is one of the most popular Mount Baker area hikes.  Hikers can choose from a 3 mile hike or a full 7.5 mile hike to the Park Butte Lookout.  Both hikes provide hikers with the opportunity to experience the Schrieber’s Meadows, which are filled with wild blueberries and wildflowers.  The trail views of the snow covered Mount Baker are stunning, to say the least.   Hikers are asked to base their start time on an end time of 3 pm to enjoy  the after event.

Registration and participation is free, but organizers are asking each hiker to obtain pledges of $150 each.  Please visit their website for more information.



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