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.
SOA Event Attendance Disclaimer
S.O.A. is not a professional guide service. SOA meetup organizers function, as facilitators only, to enhance the collective group outdoor experience. By participating in any SOA event you agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify SOA, its members, and its organizers from any and all liability in the event of injury or loss. Reports of trail and weather conditions are available to all (internet) and subject to change. You are responsible for your own safety and the overall safety and wellbeing of the group. We respect the environment we adventure in. We collectively know that hiking involves risks and that weather changes quickly in the mountains. We know the more prepared we individually are, the better the chance we will remain safe as a group. We leave no trace.
[signing up for any S.O.A. organized event indicates that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms of this disclaimer and hold harmless all S.O.A. Organizers and Event Hosts in the event of injury or loss].
Additional information about our group, Member responsibilities, and clarification of the role of Organizer:
Seattle Outdoor Adventurers (SOA) activities may involve certain dangers including but not limited to: hazards of travel in rugged terrain, physical stress, mental stress, inclement weather, and intended and unintended actions of other Members and Organizers.
Participating Members agree to the following statements:
- I am physically capable of safely participating in SOA events that I join.
- I am equipped with the appropriate gear and clothing for SOA events that I join. If not, I have pre-arranged required gear with the Organizer.
- I hold responsibility for my own safety while participating in SOA events which I join.
- I assume all risks while participating in SOA events that I join.
- SOA is not a guide service.
- SOA Organizers are not guides.
- Per Meetup.com's Terms of Service Agreement, SOA organizers are released from all forms of liability related to SOA events.
- I am 18-years-old or older. Note: Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
If you're new to Washington state, be advised that Search and Rescue teams are busy year-round assisting lost, injured, and/or ill-equipped backcountry recreationists. You can increase your chances of a safe outing by equipping yourself with (and knowing how to use) the Ten Essentials. The Mountaineers offer an excellent low-cost hands-on navigation training course which teaches backcountry map and compass use.
Your feedback is important and welcomed!
If you have any questions or comments about our group you're welcome to email the main organizer or post your question or comment on our group's Message Board. It is our Members and Organizers who make this group a great one so thank you for making it one of Seattle's best!
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Let's Get Together- SOA Holiday Social - Flatstick Pub (Redmond)Flatstick Pub, Redmond, WA$15.00
Greetings fellow SOA adventurers- SAVE THE DATE
The Holidays are a great time of the year to connect with fellow SOA members and enjoy a relaxing evening without the sweat and hard work of a hike, bike ride, running or kayaking. But if you want to do both, the event this year is planned at 6:00 PM which allows for an early morning outdoor event and plenty of time to clean up and join the festivities.
Come join us for an evening with food, drinks, music, and a celebration of friendship and togetherness. Connect with other members, meet organizers and join in the conversation about life, the outdoors, adventure and anything on your mind. You can help plan future events and trip ideas from hiking, to climbing, kayaking, sailing, scrambling, skiing, biking, mountaineering, backpacking, running, or whatever other activity that comes to mind.
Flatstick Pub Redmond
Players Club Lounge
7530 164th Ave NE Suite A108, Redmond
Let's spend a casual Saturday evening full of jolly memories of past adventures and plans of future ones, or just the friendship we all have and the community that brings us together. Come and see some familiar faces and meet new ones.
Flatstick Pub/Redmond features an impressive selection of pizza options, salads, appetizers, snacks, and more. Not to mention over 35 beers, ciders, wines, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Link to menu
Average prices range from $6 - $12 for alcoholic beverage and $3 - $7 for non-alcoholic beverages.
Feel free to join the gathering anytime between 6:00 and 9:00 pm. Obviously, the earlier the better.
We will be able to stay there for as long as the venue is open which is until 1 am. The space would not be reserved just for us.
Be kind and courteous, if your plans change and you can no longer attend, please promptly update your RSVP- Thank you :)
The event admission and cover charge fee of $15 per person (guests are welcome) is to cover the cost of reserving a large room space in the back of the venue.
Reserve your spot and pay the $15 with Venmo
Zell is also an option to make the $15 payment. Let us know if you want to use Zell instead and we can help coordinate the details.
Each person is responsible for the cost of food and drinks they purchase.
As a group, we will have the benefit of All games discounted down to $7 per person.
- Trivia with prizes
- Music and dancing
- Gear swap and exchange or donation- bring your extra or unused gear and exchange for gear could use. Also donate extra gear for those in need.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
- SOA GEAR SWAP: PART of SOA Holiday SocialNeeds location
SOA Gear Swap is a part of the event linked eblow
Have you signed up for SOA Holiday Social yet?
Here is the link.
Please read the poster and the bullet points next to Penguins.
See you there!
- Indoor Rock Climbing (Edgeworks Bellevue).Edgeworks Climbing Bellevue, Bellevue, WA
Please only sign up if you plan to attend. Anyone is welcome regardless of experience level. The gym has its own requirements. We are happy to provide support if needed.
* We will swap partners at half time if we have more than 2.
- Sunday Bouldering Club at SBP PoplarSeattle Bouldering Project, Poplar, Seattle, WA
All skill levels welcome!
Come join our climbing group every Sunday at alternating Seattle Bouldering Project locations. Whether you are a skilled climber, looking to meet other climbers, or a first-timer looking to learn how to boulder, our group is for you.
We show up early every Sunday to avoid crowds, and you may stay as long as you like. There are beginner climbs as well as advanced climbs, gym equipment, lockers, and changing rooms. (You need to bring your own lock or borrow one). There usually will be other talented climbers around to give advice, or you may work to solve problems yourself, all styles are welcome.
Keep in mind that you will need to pay for entry at SBP unless you have a membership, and you may need to sign waivers.
We are an all-inclusive group and discrimination of any kind is not tolerated.