Ever wonder what it takes to climb a mountain like Mt. Rainier? This trip will introduce you to the skills and techniques it takes to climb on steep snow and on glaciers. We will spend time learning how to use an ice axe and how to self arrest.
There is no better way to spend Earth Day than to be helping to improve the environment and our ability to get out and enjoy it. We will be working on a local hiking trail. We will be linking up with a local organization (WTA, Mountains to Sound, or Green Redmond).
We are going to head out for a hike on a trail in the Cascades with a beautiful lake or a mountain viewpoint as our goal. Exact trail will be determined later, but probably near Snoqualmie Pass. (due to weather, trail conditions, etc)
We are going to head out for a hike on a trail in the Cascades with a mountain viewpoint as our goal. Exact trail will be determined later. (due to weather, snow etc). Be prepared for a workout!!
This trip will go to a popular sport climbing venue (Vantage/Frenchman's Coulee). Students will learn the basics of climbing, belaying, repelling, rope-handling, and all of the safety aspects of rock climbing. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
Diablo Lake is a beautiful spot in the North Cascades. The paddling is moderate, but the views are spectacular as we will go under waterfalls and get views of the Cascade peaks on a clear day. Look forward to the benefits of carrying deluxe meals on this trip.
Do not sign up here. Sign up on the Summer Program site: https://www.overlake.org/academics/summer/outdoor
Do not sign up for this trip here. Go to the Summer Program site: https://www.overlake.org/academics/summer/outdoor
Annual summer tradition continues to the top of Mt. St. Helen's!
On Monday, we will drive down to Mt. St. Helen's, shop for food, and hike through the Ape Caves. We will then set up our camp.
We will spend two days down at Mount Rainier, culminating with a hike up to Camp Muir.