What we're about

The Kitsap Outdoors Meetup Group is an outdoors group dedicated to bringing introductory hikes, snow travel, camping, backpacking, and biking to the citizens of Kitsap County. Starting where the Clear Creek Trail leaves off, we know our area parks and the Olympics , and Mount Rainier.

Our site will also sometimes provide calendar listings for Kitsap's Peninsula Wilderness Club , Monday Hikers, Kitsap Hikers Facebook group, and other groups as we become aware of their events.

If you want to get out and explore the wilderness surrounding those snowy peaks you see all around you, with like minded people, we are the organization to get you started.

Upcoming events (5+)

Women's Belize Kayak Adventure

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Ready to paddle and play in warm water and sunshine? Join wonderful women for 9 days of bliss in beautiful Belize! Eat freshly caught fish, snorkel, paddle and camp for 6 days, join yoga on the beach if you wish, laugh with your toes in the warm sand and surround yourself with beauty...this is an adventure of a lifetime! We'll have time after paddling to explore and rest at a baboon nature reserve and explore. Local guides will share about Belizean culture, wildlife, human and natural history and the best spots to paddle. We'll also have a safety power boat with us, our U.S. guide, Spring, is a professional kayak instructor (from Port Orchard) and our other U.S. guide, Maria (from Bainbridge Island), was a sailboat captain for years in this area as well as a seamanship instructor for Outward Bound in the San Juans. You make your own travel reservations (so you have the option to come early and/or stay longer), we'll take care of the rest. Who: Women ages 18+ All levels of kayaking experience are welcome, from beginners to experienced paddlers. Food: As on all of our trips, we'll eat delicious, whole foods (but we'll also have chocolate and wine!) When: March 23-31. We will meet on March 23 to start our journey together, and our trip together ends March 31. You're welcome to arrive in Belize early or stay after our trip. For early arrivals, we recommend the Black Orchid Resort in Burrell Boom, Belize, they have free airport pickup, lovely accommodations, and we can pick you up there, but you are free to make your own arrangements. Included: Transportation, kayak equipment, accommodations, most meals, chocolate farm tour, kayaking instruction, snorkel equipment. Camping equipment is available at reasonable prices to rent if you need anything (you will need a tent, light sleeping bag, and sleeping pad or hammock - let us know if you're open to sharing a tent). Cost: $400 off if you pay in full by November 15, $375 off if you make your first of 4 payments by November 15 (price before discount is $2900) There are only ten spots available! TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT & LEARN MORE, go to our website at www.JourneyForPurpose.com

Meet the Mountaineers Open House & Gear Swap

1550 Rocky Point Rd NW

Come visit the Kitsap Mountaineers for an Open House to learn about our programs & an opportunity for a Gear Swap. Register and RSVP for the event at https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/kitsap-branch/events/meet-the-mountaineers-1 Event contact: Christine Grenier; [masked].

The Peninsula Wilderness Club Presents, Urban Trails Seattle with Craig Romano

Urban Trails Seattle With guest Speaker, Craig Romano April 3rd at 7pm Discover your wild backyard. Come take a slideshow trail tour around Seattle, Renton, Kent, and Vashon Island with award winning guidebook author Craig Romano. Urban Trails: Seattle focuses on the trails, parks, and preserves within and around the urban and suburban areas of Seattle and South King County. You’ll also find detailed trail information for Vashon Island’s beautiful parks and preserves in Urban Trails: Seattle. You’ll find trails to beaches, old growth forests, lakeshores, wildlife-rich wetlands, rolling hills, scenic vistas, historic sites, and vibrant communities. Trails perfect for easy or all day hikes, short or long runs, and refreshing walks. Long distance trails too traversing the area. Romano is one of the most prolific trails writers in the Northwest having penned more than twenty books covering the region. His Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington’s Last Frontier, was recognized in 2010 by Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed and State Librarian, Jan Walsh as a Washington Reads book for its contribution to Washington’s cultural heritage. Romano has hiked more than 25,000 miles in the Evergreen State and has completed more than 25 marathons and ultra runs including the Boston Marathon and White River 50 mile Endurance Run. He lives with his wife, son, and Maine-coon kitty in Skagit County. The Peninsula Wilderness Club (PWC), is an outdoor club located in Kitsap County and is for people interested in Hiking, Backpacking, Climbing, Biking, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Skiing and exploring not only in and around the county, the state, or America, BUT all over the world! For more info about the PWC, please visit www.pwckitsap.org .

Peninsula Wilderness Club Monthly Meeting

The Peninsula Wilderness Club (PWC), is an outdoor club located in Kitsap County and is for people interested in Hiking, Backpacking, Climbing, Biking, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Skiing and exploring not only in and around the county, the state, or America, BUT all over the world! Join them for their monthly presentation and meeting. The event starts at 7 and always includes guest speaker(z). And Bring A Friend! Afterwards members then swap additional stories, aka Tall Tails, at the "The After Meeting Meeting," which occurs at some local establishment that puts up with a crowd that is hungry and thirsty at 9 p.m. in the evening. The club's website and heaps of other information is located at www.pwckitsap.org (http://www.pwckitsap.org/)

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