• Northwest Natural History Hike - Make Tipsoo Lake Accessible!

    Tipsoo Lake Comfort Station

    Join volunteer naturalists and hike leaders from the Conservation College for monthly Accessible Northwest Natural History Hikes. Contributions requested of between $5-$25 per person to the Conservation Luminaries program when you arrive for the hike. Everyone is welcome! Get some fresh air, exercise, learn how to find birds by sight and sound, sample wild edible and medicinal plants safely, and more.

    Before driving up, definitely read these articles about accessibility and access around Tipsoo Lake - http://www.wheelchairwandering.com/2021/11/mt-rainier-national-park.html - https://www.nps.gov/places/tipsoo-lake.htm where it points out that while dogs are allowed on the Pacific Crest Trail which goes right through here, pets are not permitted on the portion of the Naches Peak Loop Trail within the park or around Tipsoo Lake.

    We'll go where where can get! Hike leaders include:

    • Matt Budzak, Outdoor Accessibility Consultant - https://mattbudzak.com/accessible-educational-events-online-and-outdoors/
    • Jeffrey Hibbard, Nature Photographer - http://jeffreymbhibbard.com/landscapes-1
    • Kim & Chris Chisholm, founders and operators of Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science - https://www.wolfcollege.com/custom-programs/northwest-nature-guided-hikes/
    • Gabi Ashford, Board President of the Conservation College - https://conservationcollege.org/index.php/community-programs/volunteer-luminaries/

    Aug 5, 2022 East Lake Sammamish Trail Prairie Plants & Wetland Waterfowl , Issaquah WA (Friday 6 PM)
    Sept 3, 2022 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier – Make Tipso Lake Trail Accessible! – (Saturday 12 Noon)
    Oct 8, 2022 Clark’s Creek Salmon, Heron Rookery & Riparian Plants, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
    Nov 12, 2022 Veterans Park & Puyallup Riverwalk Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
    Dec 16, 2022 Puyallup Holiday Lights & Old Trolley Route (Friday 6 PM)
    Jan 14, 2023 Puyallup MLK Weekend Fairgrounds & Downtown Stroll (Saturday 12 Noon)
    Feb 18, 2023 President’s Weekend at Pierce College & Bradley Lake, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
    Mar 18, 2023 Swan Creek Park Community Gardens & Food Forest, Tacoma WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
    Apr 22, 2023 Earth Day Birding at the UW Montlake Fill, Seattle WA (Saturday 3 PM)
    May 20, 2023 Mercer Slough Plants & Birds, Bellevue WA
    June 10, 2023 Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Olympia WA (Saturday 3 PM)
    July 2, 2023 Mount St. Helens Johnston Observatory Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
    Aug 4, 2023 East Lake Sammamish Trail & State Park (Friday 6 PM)
    Sept 2, 2023 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier (Saturday 12 Noon)