What we're about

GUGOOS are a laid back fun bunch of folks who like to spend time enjoying the outdoors! Join us on our adventures - hiking, kayaking, surfing, backpacking, bungee jumping, food, skydiving, sailing, white water rafting, urban hikes etc.
The organizers are great people who want to explore the environment outdoors. Please respect them and their decisions. Keep in mind we are not tour guides or people to be talked down to. Please be prepared for the activity level and conditions as unprepared people negatively impact events and can be prevented from going.
All Adventurers welcome!
We do have a few rules -
Treat folks as you would want to be treated. Read events before you rsvp and ensure you are capable/prepared.
Always treat folks and the environment with respect. Leave no trace, don't dirty your driver's car, be kind, show up on time.
We do not advertise personal businesses and agendas nor do we sell products in this group. This group is not designed for dating matches. Please respect others and the word "no".
If you have an idea, please reach out so we can help you host. Just be sure your event follows guidelines of the park and local laws.
Remove yourself from the waitlist if you can't show on short notice.
To join please use the name you go by and have some kind of photo to help distinguish you. One showing your face is the most helpful for others to find you and remember your name.
I look forward to seeing you at one of our events!

Upcoming events (4+)

Oyster Dome + beach picnic

Green Lake Park & Ride

You must answer location to be moved to going when a seat is available.
Slower paced (2.5-3mph) 5 miles and 1100 gain for this wonderful vista point. We will then drive up the road to picnic on the beach.
Bring proper hiking shoes, $25 gas/wear n tear money for your driver, water, something for the picnic, a blanket to sit on, sunscreen, bug spray, and a towel if you want to get your feet wet.
Discover pass needed.
Lawn games encouraged.

Heron Chick Celebration- Heron Habitat Helpers

Commodore Park

Mark your calendars - It's our annual Heron Chick Birthday party on Saturday June 3, 2023 from 10am - 1pm at Commodore Park.
Celebrating the newly hatched chicks is our favorite event of the year. We’ll have our scopes set up, educational displays, and of course our naturalists on hand to answer questions. This year, the colony is home to over 70 nests!
Commodore Park
3330 W Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98107
Adjacent the Ballard Locks on the Magnolia side.
Look for the trees between the fish ladder and the train bridge!


At this time I am unsure when I will go- this will be determined-- after going to gym about 11am.

I am posting the whole event because it is so unique and special. People can come-on own time or plan meeting thru DM and or texting. Possible to park on Ballard side and walk over locks

Kayak on Lake Union- Intermediate Level GREAT WEATHER

Northwest Outdoor Center


Weather Forecast GREAT!


Please make your own kayak reservation- call NWOC[masked].

* be on time- we've reservations; pay by 10 mins- we can't wait
* be intermediate level- have kayaked on a large lake - Lake Union size or larger 6+ times in last 2 years
* know how to swim
* have message function turned on-- in meetup
* be prepared for changing, possibly cool weather
* be safety conscious
* no pets!!
* love nature and outdoors
[masked] NWOC

Please do NOT rely on event chat-- ask ??s on this event page or DM me

Talapus & Ollalie Lakes Drivers needed

Green Lake Park & Ride

People will remain in waitlist until they have a driver. You must give a location so we can coordinate cars. Thank you!

A refreshing 6 miles and 1230 gain to see these two lakes, a stream with quaint bridge along a mostly shaded trail. The snow is off the trail per reports and lakes still
Have some snow and ice. Ollalie has a nice area to stop for a snack and be greeted by birds.
Bring good hiking shoes with a bag to place them in, water, snack and $15 for your driver.
NW Forest Pass or America the Beautiful needed.


Past events (4,701)

Chilly- Med+ Paced Walk

Green Lake Aqua Theater