information from Seattle Parks
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Camp Long and Seattle’s long-standing mountain and climbing community, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will open its historic Camp Long for a Mountain Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — where anyone, from the novice to the hard-core enthusiast, can put hands on the rocks and get feet off the ground. In tribute to Clark Schurman, one of the founders of Camp Long and a mountaineer and artist, the theme of this year’s Mountain Fest is “Climbing to new heights.”
Mountain Fest celebrates the vibrant climbing and mountaineering history of Seattle, and the importance of Camp Long to our climbing and environmental communities. Enjoy free activities including rock climbing, rappelling, arts and crafts, nature programs, falconry and the Camp Long Challenge Course*. There will also be a commemorative flag ceremony at 1:30 p.m. with guest speakers, including Mike Gauthier, the Chief of Staff of Yosemite National Park, who spent 19 years as the Supervisory Climbing Ranger at Mt. Rainier.