Contact at the Cabin presents,

    The 2nd Annual Tour of the Scablands of Washington featuring…

    Randall Carlson

    W/Special Guest David Mathisen

    We’ve added a 6th day!

    September 20-26, 2021

    Soap Lake, Washington

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For the past four  years, Grimerica has hosted what has come to be known as Contact at the Cabin, or CaC. It’s a meeting of guests/podcasters/fans mingling ideas and strategies about controversial topics and ancient fables over the course of a long weekend. The Brothers of The Serpent have since joined this tradition. This year we descend on the Scablands of Washington state for 5 nights and 6 days to explore the Dry Falls and surrounding areas with Randall Carlson and friends from our basecamp set up at Soap Lake Spa and Resort.  With only 25 spots available this trip is not to be missed.

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Day 1:

Check in 4pm

arrivals throughout day

 Evening trip:

Potholes Cataract, as seen on Joe Rogan Experience

Day 2:

Toward Spokane Valley – conduit for floodwaters from Purcell Trench and Clark Fork Valley

Crab Creek Coulee (upper)

Bowl and Pitcher State Park

Hangman Valley / Latah Creek

Steptoe Butte Sunset

Day 3:

Toward Columbia River Gorge – conduit for floodwaters exiting the Scablands

              Potholes Reservoir / Drumheller Channels

Wallula Gap

Devil’s Canyon

Palouse Falls State Park

Day 4:

Toward Okanogan River Valley – conduit for floodwaters directly from Canada

Withrow Moraine

Boulder Park

Moses Coulee

Big Bend / Great Terrace

Yeager Rock

Day 5:

Up/down Grand Coulee – the most grand floodwater eroded conduit

Sun Lakes / Dry Falls Cataracts

Grand Coulee Dam overlook

Steamboat Rock State Park


Day 6:

Check out 12pm…


Note: Days 2-4 are 200+ mile round trips

Subject to Change


Dry Falls
 15 Miles Away

Dry Falls , located at the south end of Banks Lake, is one of the geological wonders of the world. It is thought that the mighty Columbia River once formed a giant cataract two and a half times higher and five times wider than Niagara Falls. Geologists believe the glacial flood waters of half of North America thundered through this historic river bed, making it the mightiest waterfall of all time, four hundred feet high and three and one half miles wide.

Steamboat Rock

45 Miles Away

Winding around Banks Lake on the drive to Grand Coulee Dam, on the left lies Steamboat Rock, 800 feet high and 2 1/2 miles long, standing in the old channel (the dry coulee) of the Columbia River. Its layers of basalt look like the decks of a huge steamboat. Geologists think that thousands of years ago, when the river ran through what is now called the Grand Coulee, Steamboat Rock stood between two tremendous waterfalls, each of them 800 feet high and 2 miles wide. There is a State Park at the Rock which offers full facilities.


Soap Lake Natural Spa & Resort https://soaplakeresort.comis dedicated to preserving and sharing the natural healing power of Soap Lake with our guests. Dating back to the Native American tribes that once lived in the area, Soap Lake was regarded as a sacred body of water with special healing properties. Up until the discovery and widespread use of antibiotics, Soap Lake was a popular destination with a known track record for relieve symptoms of ailments like cirrhosis, arthritis and poor circulation among many others.

Whats Included?

This year at our Contact at The Cabin 2020 event we will be offering all meals through Soap Lake Resort.  Two options will be provided lunch and two options for dinner for each day as well as breakfast by the Resort.  Transportation for all tours is provided.  All park entrance fees included (if required). Each attendee will be sent home with a small gift package to commemorate the event as a token of our appreciation.

The Venue

Soap Lake Resort & The Natural Healing Powers of the Lake

Soap Lake Natural Spa & Resort is dedicated to preserving and sharing the natural healing power of Soap Lake with our guests. Dating back to the Native American tribes that once lived in the area, Soap Lake was regarded as a sacred body of water with special healing properties. Up until the discovery and widespread use of antibiotics, Soap Lake was a popular destination with a known track record for relieve symptoms of ailments like cirrhosis, arthritis and poor circulation among many others. Soap Lake is a lake unlike any other in the world, without exaggeration. It has some of the highest naturally occurring mineral content of any lake in the world, in addition to the highest mineral diversity found naturally occurring in a body of water.

Soap Lake Resort Information

To complement the natural healing capabilities of the Soap Lake mineral water, Soap Lake Resort is dedicated to promoting a holistically healthy lifestyle. Look forward to some rest and relaxation while you enjoy your stay with us with our variety of healthy menu options and outdoor activities. Soap Lake has long been an outdoors lover’s dream with the range and variety of activities available in the area. In addition to excellent fishing among the many lakes in the area, we have always hosted many naturists, bird watchers, hikers and hunters.

While you’re in the area

Take a ride on the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway, an amazing 150-mile road trip revealing the story of the Ice Age floods when vast reservoirs of water flooded and receded from this valley hundreds of times. One of the most unique natural landscapes in the United States, this area was formed as the force of water fought against the strength of basalt rock. The result is a geologist’s mecca.

Experience the ineffable in the landscape as well as world-class recreational opportunities. The Coulee Corridor is the second-most-important birding corridor in the United States. The byway offers recreation for everyone. Between three state parks, a national wildlife refuge, visits to the Grand Coulee Dam and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, or Othello’s Sand Hill Crane festival, you’ll find something for the whole family.

Grand Coulee Dam – 50 Miles Away

Sometimes called the eighth wonder of the world, Grand Coulee Dam is as high as a 46-story building. Constructed during the Great Depression, the dam features and excellent visitors’ center, showing actual movie footage shot during the construction of the dam in the 1930’s. The Dam also features a self-guided tour.

Summer Falls – 10 Miles Away

Located at the top end of Billy Clapp Lake, a favorite fishing and water skiing lake in the region, Summer Falls State Park includes a grassy picnic area, tables, sun shelters, rest rooms, lots of trees and a boat launch. The falls are formed by the main canal of the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project as it plunges over a 165 foot basalt cliff into Billy Clapp Lake. The falls are only present during the spring, summer and fall months when irrigation water is running through the canal system. A 94 megawatt power plant was constructed just east of the falls in 1984. The new power plant does not affect the beauty of the falls.

Blue Lake, Rhinoceros Cave – 7 Miles Away

One of the basalt flows in the Grand Coulee yielded an important piece of evidence regarding the kind of life existing when the Columbia Plateau was much younger. Not content to cover logs, trees and minor plants, this flow killed a rhinoceros and made a cast of the body for the record. The rhino is thought to have been covered by highly fluid, rapid-moving basalt. Before the rhino could find an escape it was trapped and destroyed. The fluids within the animal cooled and hardened the rock so that the cast took the shape of the rhino’s body. Today, near Blue Lake, the positions of the legs are marked by four cylindrical holes in the basalt, and the rounded contour of the body is arched over the leg cavities. One side of the cave is open, showing the shape of the rhino.

Banks Lake – 21 Miles Away

What do you like to catch? Bass, walleyes, trout, perch, crapppies, catfish, burbot, sunfish, carp, lake whitefish? Banks Lake winds its way down through the ancient and magnificent Grand Coulee, varying from one to two miles wide. The Coulee is rimmed with stupendous basalt cliffs. You can fish, water ski, bask in the sun, bird-watch, eagle-watch, deer-watch, camp, and explore all along its forty-mile length. Banks Lake was home to the largest large-mouth bass caught in Washington State in 1977.


All pricing is the same at $2592 plus 3rd part fees Choose a payment plan below.  All tickets must be paid in full by August 15th 2021 or deposit will be forfeited and ticket resold.

2 guests per room/cabin (2 queen beds)

Single Occupancy(private room)  available at additional cost (+500USD)

Deposit $500
(Make remainder arrangements with Darren)

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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get to the venue?

The map and Contact details are listed within the contact information. You will also receive a confirmation email with location map.

What about accommodation?

Accommodations are included – 2 guests per room/cabin (2 queen beds)

Single Occupancy available at additional cost, please contact us if required

What payment types do you accept?

All payments are processed via PayPal, Stripe, Venmo, or Check.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is canceled by us, in which case we will always make a full refund.  Should you decide you can’t make it we will assist you in reselling your ticket.


If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.

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