What we're about
Hello & Welcome to 55 & Up Outdoor Adventures, formally 50 & Up Cascade Hikers.
It is all about enjoying the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest!
I offer Cycling Rides, Backpacking Overnight Hikes, Day Hikes and Snowshoeing Day Hikes. This is the only Outdoor Adventures group for Men and Women 55 years of age or older, who really have a Passion for either Cycling, Backpacking, Hiking or Snowshoeing.
Hi, I’m William the Organizer of this group an I have been hosting hikes since 2012. I stared as an assistant organizer with N.W.H 50+ and then decided start my own hiking group three years later. This is my latest update to the group, I now offer more than just hiking so I changed the name to 55 & Up Outdoor Adventures. I have developed a real passion for cycling, backpacking, hiking and snowshoeing over the years. I like staying active all year long an being out enjoying nature. I formed this group so other like minded, similar aged people could meetup and not have to cycle, backpack, hike or snowshoe alone.
My Cycling Rides are on Tuesday's or Thursday's, they start in the spring an go till fall. All my rides are on bike trails that are either paved or compacted gravel. Some of these rides do go on a short stretch of county road.
My Backpacking Overnight Hikes start in June an go till October. Most backpacking hikes start on Sunday & end on Monday. Ones that require permits could be from Friday till Monday it all depends on the permit lottery. There is one Backpacking Overnight Hike per month, between June & October.
All Day Hikes are on Tuesday's or Thursday's & Sunday’s, they start in March & run till the third Sunday in December. Weekday hikes start in the spring an go till fall.
Snowshoeing Day Hikes are all on Sunday with the exception of Huntoon Point that is weather dependent an could be on Saturday. Snowshoeing hikes start on the last Sunday in December & go every Sunday till the end of February.
To join this group, You are required to be an Advanced Novice or an Experienced Hiker or Cyclist that can Hike or Ride at a Medium Pace & will actually be Attending the minimum of 4 of my Events during your yearly membership.
Before requesting to join, you need to Read the first 6 PDF Files, starting with Membership Information, to attend any of my events. If you are going to attend any of my backpacking hikes you need to also read the 7th PDF File, Backpackers checklist. If you are going to attend any of my cycling rides you need to also read the last 2 PDF Cyclists Files.
You can access these files by clicking on the link below, when the two file appear, click on the Group Info file to open it. Click on the first PDF files you need to read. You have the option to print or download the file. You can use the Next arrow near the top right side of the page to access the next file. Use the back arrow to go back to where you started.
Thank You for taking the time to check out 55 & Up Outdoor Adventures. Hope you can hike or ride with us soon!