What we're about

SOA hikes everywhere from cities to mountains to deserts. We go backpacking, biking, and climbing; ski and snowshoe, kayak, sail and swim, and in many other ways celebrate nature and the great outdoors.

While exploring the Pacific Northwest is thrilling and restorative, we care about our delicate environments and promote Leave-No-Trace principles and good trail etiquette.

To better protect ourselves from injuries and other life-threatening conditions, all members should take safety and preparedness seriously, carry the Ten Essentials, and be self reliant.

Check our calendar and join us on an upcoming adventure. We're eager to welcome new friends and hope to meet you in person soon.

Your Organizer, Michael Songbird

DISCLAIMER: All activities hosted by Seattle Outdoor Adventurers (SOA) involve risk. Becoming an SOA member and/or participating in events offered by our Meetup group, you agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify SOA, its members, and its organizers from any and all liability. You alone are responsible for your safety, comfort, and health.

Upcoming events (4+)

Kayak Lake Union w Joe.. Monday ~ Warm ~ Wonderful

Needs a location

One of SOA and GUGOO's most popular events - Kayaking on Lake Union with Joe!**

** Cross-Posted w GUGOO**

sunny and warm on Wed.
You LOVE kayaking or want to try..
You CRAVE warmth & sunshine..
You DELIGHT in meeting new friends

Perfect! Then, Get out of work early... YOU DESERVE IT! Great for BEGINNERS and experienced paddlers!

KAYAKERS, Meet at NWOC, right at 5:00 pm. BE ON TIME.
We have reservation at 5:15 pm. Parking is free starting at 4 pm. As typical in Seattle, allow for extra time for traffic. (Or, Metro Bus #40 stops right in front.)

ORGANIZER:
Joe Staiano,[masked]. (not avail btwn 5:15 - 7:15 while kayaking)
joe@MeaningfulTrip(dot)com

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Maximum is 12 people. (Cross-posted w SOA and GOGOO).
Will have mix of double & single kayaks. We always pair any first-timer with a more experienced paddler in a double kayak.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENT QUESTIONS:

  • OK for first-timers, YES
  • Is there a BATHROOM... YES
  • Is there changing room?.. YES

COST:
$4 cash per person for us to tip the NWOC Kayak staff
Approx $25 per person sharing double. $30 for single.
(we pay when finished, NWOC takes cash or credit card).

WHAT IS PROVIDED:

  • Kayak, paddle, lifejacket

WHAT TO WEAR:

  • sneakers or sandals
  • shorts or pants that are OK to get a little wet
  • t-shirt and or long sleeve shirt.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Water bottle
  • sun hat
  • sun screen
  • sun glasses
  • dry shorts or pants to change into after
  • $4 cash to give to Joe to distribute tips to kayak staff

OTHER IMPORTANT ITEMS:

  • All my Meetups are always inclusive to all races, religions and identities
  • Never leave any valuables visible in your car.
  • Folks will give, wallets, car keys to joe and these are kept safely inside the NWOC office. (never want to risk a wallet or keys falling into the lake)

DISCLAIMER:
SOA and GUGOO Meetups are not professional guide services. Event leaders function as facilitators only to enhance your outdoor experience. You join this active event at your own risk and hold harmless Meetup leaders in the event of injury or loss.

***

DREAMING of TRAVEL?
Check out these amazing upcoming Meetup travels:

Please join my new travel-focused Meetup group:
International Travel and Adventures for these upcoming trips:

ICELAND Ring Road Adventure, 9 days, Sep 9-17
(Sorry.. already FULL)

YUCATAN DISCOVERY, Mexico, 8 days, Dec 4 - 11. $1695.
Snorkel, kayak, swim in cenotes, colonial towns, Mayan culture

BAJA ADVENTURE WEEK, Mexico, 7 days, Feb 27-Mar 05, 2023. $1,595.
Whale shark swim, kayaking, snorkeling w sea lions, whale watching

For detailed info, inquire at: [masked]
And visit www.MeaningfulTrip.com

Kayak Lake Union w Joe.. Monday ~ Warm ~ Wonderful

Needs a location

One of SOA and GUGOO's most popular events - Kayaking on Lake Union with Joe!**

** Cross-Posted w GUGOO**

sunny and warm on Wed.
You LOVE kayaking or want to try..
You CRAVE warmth & sunshine..
You DELIGHT in meeting new friends

Perfect! Then, Get out of work early... YOU DESERVE IT! Great for BEGINNERS and experienced paddlers!

KAYAKERS, Meet at NWOC, right at 5:00 pm. BE ON TIME.
We have reservation at 5:15 pm. Parking is free starting at 4 pm. As typical in Seattle, allow for extra time for traffic. (Or, Metro Bus #40 stops right in front.)

ORGANIZER:
Joe Staiano,[masked]. (not avail btwn 5:15 - 7:15 while kayaking)
joe@MeaningfulTrip(dot)com

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Maximum is 12 people. (Cross-posted w SOA and GOGOO).
Will have mix of double & single kayaks. We always pair any first-timer with a more experienced paddler in a double kayak.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENT QUESTIONS:

  • OK for first-timers, YES
  • Is there a BATHROOM... YES
  • Is there changing room?.. YES

COST:
$4 cash per person for us to tip the NWOC Kayak staff
Approx $25 per person sharing double. $30 for single.
(we pay when finished, NWOC takes cash or credit card).

WHAT IS PROVIDED:

  • Kayak, paddle, lifejacket

WHAT TO WEAR:

  • sneakers or sandals
  • shorts or pants that are OK to get a little wet
  • t-shirt and or long sleeve shirt.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Water bottle
  • sun hat
  • sun screen
  • sun glasses
  • dry shorts or pants to change into after
  • $4 cash to give to Joe to distribute tips to kayak staff

OTHER IMPORTANT ITEMS:

  • All my Meetups are always inclusive to all races, religions and identities
  • Never leave any valuables visible in your car.
  • Folks will give, wallets, car keys to joe and these are kept safely inside the NWOC office. (never want to risk a wallet or keys falling into the lake)

DISCLAIMER:
SOA and GUGOO Meetups are not professional guide services. Event leaders function as facilitators only to enhance your outdoor experience. You join this active event at your own risk and hold harmless Meetup leaders in the event of injury or loss.

***

DREAMING of TRAVEL?
Check out these amazing upcoming Meetup travels:

Please join my new travel-focused Meetup group:
International Travel and Adventures for these upcoming trips:

ICELAND Ring Road Adventure, 9 days, Sep 9-17
(Sorry.. already FULL)

YUCATAN DISCOVERY, Mexico, 8 days, Dec 4 - 11. $1695.
Snorkel, kayak, swim in cenotes, colonial towns, Mayan culture

BAJA ADVENTURE WEEK, Mexico, 7 days, Feb 27-Mar 05, 2023. $1,595.
Whale shark swim, kayaking, snorkeling w sea lions, whale watching

For detailed info, inquire at: [masked]
And visit www.MeaningfulTrip.com

Pasayten backpack: Cathedral, Amphitheater, Remmel, and Windy Peak (strong team)

Photo: North face of Remmel Mountain courtesy of Summitpost.org

I'm posting this meetup as our backup to the Shellrock Slam Trip. While this trip is open to all, priority will be given to those on the original meetup that I had to cancel. Initially, all people will put on the waitlist, and I will add participants. The climb will be for 5 days and 4 nights. At least 3 those (for Remmel, Amphitheater, Cathedral, and Apex) will be in the backcountry. Windy Peak can be a day hike from the trailhead, so we can take lighter packs for that. The weather looks less than ideal Wednesday to Thursday morning, but I'm ok hiking in at least. I'm proposing half a day on Wednesday to hike in so we have some extra time, and not feel rushed.

Stats:
Distance: 60+ miles
Elevation Gain: 17,000+ feet

Links:
GPS Track and Trip report:
https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=1769642
https://trailcatjim.com/cathedral-lakes-loop-apex-mtn-cathedral-peak-amphitheater-mtn-remmel-mtn/
Cathedral Peak
https://www.summitpost.org/cathedral-peak/155205
Amphitheater Mountain
https://www.summitpost.org/remmel-mountain/153242
Remmel Mountain
https://www.summitpost.org/amphitheater-mountain/155206
https://www.summitpost.org/windy-peak/151514

Schedule:
September 28 (Wednesday)
Arrive at the trailhead by 2 PM and hike in. Participants can arrange carpools on their own.
September 29-October 1 (Thursday to Sunday)
I haven't worked out the itinerary yet, but we should hike in early. We can finalize things as the date gets closer.

Gear to bring: Pack, sturdy footwear, helmet, headlamp, sunglasses and sun protection, food, water, and clothing (warm layers and rain gear included) for 5 days and 4 nights. Water filter, map, compass, 10 essentials https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/images/the-ten-essentials/image_view_fullscreen , (GPS, Camera, trekking poles optional but encouraged). Ice axe and microspikes may be helpful if there is any recent snow. may be helpful Cooking and camping gear. Money for drivers. Drivers need a NW Forest Pass or equivalent.

Directions (From WTA):
From Winthrop on Hwy 20, follow E Chewuch Road for 7 miles, then turn right onto NF-51. Continue onto NF-5160 and follow for 15.2 miles until reaching the Thirtymile Trailhead (trail 510) at the end of the road.
Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cathedral+Driveway+Trailhead/@48.8722167,-120.0055611,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54833ac457f43399:0x8f9c7d92c5e83798!8m2!3d48.8722167!4d-120.0033724

Best of Canyoneering Adventure Tour

Needs a location

Explore deep into the mysterious world of slot canyons with our Best of Canyoneering Adventure Tour. We will spend our days rappelling, scrambling and hiking through three of our favorite slot canyons - each offering a unique canyoneering experience. Watch your skills and confidence grow as you overcome each obstacle that the canyons present.

Register today to secure your spot!

Tuition for the course: From $1499 per person

Register at: https://getinthewild.com/adventure/best-of-canyoneering-adventure-tour/

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