What we're about

Welcome to Washington Weekends...a truly unique group!

Washington Weekends brings together those who love their weekends and want to enjoy the many activities and adventures available in the PNW Area. We are a unique blend of people with a passion for enjoying life to the fullest! You will definitely find fun and interesting people to hang out with and to share the joy of unforgettable weekend fun! We are known for our camping trips and now, by merging our PNW Area Weekends family into our fold, we can expand our weekend fun to include other activities, outings and adventures!

• Hiking anyone?....Let's go!

• Want to visit the new bar, restaurant and lounge in the neighborhood... let's do it!

• Your favorite musician is coming to town? We will come with you!

• Camping? ... of course! PNW is among the best places in the world for camping and adventures!

Activities & Outings: The Pacific Northwest area has so much to offer... so hosts will post a variety of opportunities for you to get together in small, medium and large groups and really, really, enjoy your weekend. We deserve it! We literally can do whatever we want on the weekends -- Cocktail Parties and Mixers; Concerts and Other Music Events; Competitive Events for Groups; Dancing; Day Trips; Dinner Parties; Game Nights; Date Nights; Fairs and Festivals; Camping; Runs (3k and up); Charity Events; Hiking, Biking, Rock Climbing; Golfing and Tennis; Movie Nights; Orienteering; Sporting Events; Wine Tasting ....and so on

Group Camping: Our trips are typically 1 to 2-night camping trips on the weekend to locations throughout Pacific Northwest. Most of the trips are for Adults... although some Family Camping Trips are planned (if we have a willing host)-- there is something for everyone! We have small (8 - 20 or people), medium (21 to 50 people), large (51 - 99 people) and mega (100+ persons) trips. Some of our trips are Pet Friendly as well (if we have a willing host). Our goal is to make it to ALL of the top campsites throughout PNW -- Check out our Bucket List!

We also schedule Pop-Up Camping trips for those of you who are "always" ready to camp at a moments notice. The waiting list for these trips are typically posted less than one month in advance. And, yes we offer Snow Camping (an adventure by definition!) for those of you who bought that pricey 0 degree sleeping bag and are ready to test it out!

Adventures: WA Adventures occur at non-campsite locations. Think... Beaches, Hostels, Winter BBQ, Ski Trips, Fun trips, etc. You want to go to Vegas...let's do it!

We look forward to seeing you all soon -- at a great party, at the campfire or on another great adventure!

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. ( http://thinkexist.com/quotation/i_cannot_even_imagine_where_i_would_be_today_were/13029.html )”

Charles R. Swindoll

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Upcoming events (5+)

Camping & Tubing, Hot Springs! Extreme White Water ! Don't Miss This !

Green Lake Park And Ride (South Lot)

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A float down the Clackamas River offers a relaxing, refreshing and scenic respite from summer weather, and many have their float strategy down to a science. Come join us for summer fun !

We have the Annual Oregon River Tubing Trip. Weekend fun. Think of it as a vacation for yourselves away from Seattle.

Each summer, a 5-mile stretch of the Clackamas River , with its cool, refreshing, rapid-free water, attracts hundreds of float fans: kids and adults whose idea of the perfect way to while away a hot day is on an inner tube along this slow-moving river.

The Clackamas is a wilder ride, with more rocks and faster rapids. It also has a more secluded shoreline, so it will just be your flotilla to blame if beer cans are bobbing among the rocks. If you're looking to get in touch with nature, this is your jam. But be warned: It's a bit more aggressive, so only serious fun tubists need apply.

90 degrees Blazing heat! Imagine riding some nice white water. Then coasting with a beer just relaxing. Floating with the slow current with great friends laughing and enjoying life. Anyone who have attended any or our party's knows it's time well spent.

You will join our friends for this party down the river.

WE ARE LAUNCHING TOGETHER !!

We will be tubing around 12:00 pm SAT. Which is the furthest up the river.

This is a 5 hour tube ride on the water. We will be drinking in easy flowing water. Partying on the beaches. It also depends on the new friends we meet on the river.

We will all tie up together in the water. We will also have coolers for beverages to float down the river.

Join us camping for 2 nights + Tube. **BUY YOUR LIFE JACKETS **

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You will make some great memories for yourselves. We have done this for the past years and it has grown ever since. We hope you can join in in on the fun!!!

***SUNDAY WHITE SALMON RIVER FLOAT ***CLASS 4/5**

Cost - $75 including tax, guide and gears

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Event will be filling in fast. We have 20+ already!

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Bring all required camping gear you need. Tent and Sleeping bag.

We have skillets and cooking utensils.

This is a group effort. BRING COOLERS !

Buy food, beer, liquor, or anything you can share with good people.

Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience .

****In the past there have been issues with last minute cancellations ($20 will be deducted if you do this). Your last minute cancellation deprives another of an opportunity to tube so we are not very forgiving with regard to no-shows.

Carpooling will be encouraged. Use message board to link up.

If you plan on being a rider please bring $30 for your driver towards pass, gas, park entrance fees etc.

***As far as this event system goes, participation is voluntary and you attend at your own risk, and that Organizers are indemnified.

PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on adventures but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the event. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, YOU must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the Person has specifically authorized them.

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You and you alone are responsible for your own safety. Please know your abilities before signing up.

RSVP ETIQUETTE: Since we have limited space I ask that you be considerate of others and commit to your RSVP. Your no-show may prevent someone else from attending and you from attending other limited events like this.

Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience

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Heat Wave Floatie PotLuck! Bon Fire !

East Green Lake Beach

We’ve been having such gorgeous weather lately, I was sitting here thinking how nice a beach picnic would be.

Your host will be Sexy Satsey ! He will bring the tunes for you.

Perhaps some team games, volleyball, beach frisbee , swimming. whatever takes your fancy. We could crank up some tunes !! 😀 I’m open to suggestions. Make some NEW Friends !!

Finger foods: Fried Chicken, Meatballs, Egg Rolls, Banh Mi Sandwiches, Chicken Wings, Cheeses, Veggie Platter, Pinwheel Sandwiches, Cooked Meats or Sausages, Deviled Eggs, Fruits, or something Homemade you can share with good people.

Other things YOU can bring: beer, cider, red wine, wine coolers, water, cups (all drinks need to be poured into a CUP to avoid any issues), plates, utensils, napkins, garbage bags, and hand sanitizer.

If you have folding tables, and folding chairs.

***IF YOU DON'T BRING MUCH or ANYTHING, bring $10 money to contribute and help out. NO Freeloaders here.

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I will bring a quantity of kindling and appropriate firewood to start the bonfire, and ask that participants help keep the flame going by bringing MORE suitable FIREWOOD! BRING MORE WOOD TO BURN !!

We good folks of the Emerald City decided to revive an ole tradition, singing songs, drinking hot cocoa, eating food and dessert and ogling flaming embers. As the bonfire was lit, We huddled around to roast marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. While we all sing along to the "Don't Stop Believing"

This will be a blast with a large group of friends. Crystal NIGHT ! Spend a Fun Night hanging at the beach !!

This is a group effort. We need ALL of you to help us create a fun time!

Lets stand in the sand, sit on the logs, gaze at the fire, engage in conversation and have some laughs! Sing some songs ! Exchange some gifts.

Dress warm and bring blankets or chairs to sit on. Feel free to bring s'mores sticks or long metal skewers. Bring something to play music, too.

If everyone brings some Food or cold buffet food and some coolers with drinks (Beer, Wine) to share. We should have enough to give everyone a lovely feast.

Don't forget to bring sunscreen, those wet/dry bags to keep your valuables, car keys, etc. dry, and more than likely mosquito spray (thats always helpful).

There's kayak, paddle boards, and canoe rentals at the lake if you don't own one. I recommend snagging one soon and reserve it ahead of time.

This is a group effort !!! We need all OF you to help us create a fun time!

Please bring red wine, beer, liquor, or anything you can share with good people.

***LOOK for the Red/White Meetup Sign ****

****Crossposted for more new friends****

*** BUS 45 goes direct to there from UW station****

We hope you can join us for a fun filled Adventure Weekend.

Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience .

***As far as this event system goes, participation is voluntary and you attend at your own risk, and that Organizers are indemnified.

Special Training Series- Mt Adams South Climb - Expert Hike !

Green Lake Park And Ride (South Lot)

Mt. Adams (12,280′) is a bit of a unicorn for those living in the more densely populated regions of the Pacific Northwest. We don’t see it, we only hear stories and see pictures of its massive, lumpy, flat-top towering 8,000′ over the surrounding landscape. One might get the sense that the true nature of the mountain is remote, mysterious, and unrelatable. In a weird, loner kind of way – Adams has to remind you that it’s the second highest peak in Washington state. As a result, it leaves many questioning its attainability.

The South Climb (or Lunch Counter Approach) of Mount Adams is the one that requires the least amount of technical expertise. However, ice axes, trekking poles, and crampons or microspikes (depending on the season) are required to summit. Hikers who put this investment in will be rewarded with stunning views on a clear day, as well as the satisfaction of having made it up one of Washington's five volcanoes.

Come join Deen, Krishnan, Henri & the hard crew . Washington classic and make new hiking friends! Henri will interview and see if you are qualified for this Adventure !

Many climbers attempt this mountain over two days, beginning their ascent from the trailhead and heading to the Lunch Counter for the first evening. With an early morning wakeup call, they reach the summit early in the day, when the snow is still sturdy from cold overnight temperatures, and head down after snapping some summit shots.

It is also possible to camp below Crescent Glacier in the Morrison Creek drainage, to avoid crowd that can form at the Lunch Counter.

But even though it doesn’t have the same symbolic elegance of Mt. Hood or glaciated status of Mt. Rainier – all obstacles and risks considered, one could argue that the ease of access to the summit via the South Side route in terms of attainability is second only to Mt. St. Helens. That being said, mountaineers with a few summits under their belt will consider this an easy “hike”, but make no mistake this is a mountain and it can dish out pain with the best of them.

That’s why you will need to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible before making a summit attempt. We created this guide to be as simple and easy to absorb as possible. It was designed for both experienced and novice climbers; for the individual who wants to be equipped with a solid base of knowledge without having to sift through the disjointed granola crumbs of trip reports floating around on the internet.

This is the guide we wish we had before our first Mt. Adams climb.

All climbers should be aware of the elements of risk associated with climbing on Mt. Adams. While some dangers are more likely to occur during particular seasons it’s important to be familiar with each type and how to avoid, prevent, or mitigate the risk associated.

The greatest reward is the joy of the effort itself, of digging deep within yourself to summon the strength to conquer the mighty Mountain.

Please indicate if you are willing to drive and how many can you fit. Preference to larger vehicles

Needed. Things to Pack: Bring hiking shoes, snowshoes, poles, microspikes, axe, ropes, sleeping bag, tent, Jacket, warm clothing with layers, extra pair of socks, change of clothes, water, snacks, etc.

If you plan on being a rider please bring $20 for your driver towards gas, park entrance fees etc. ( Pay your Driver when you enter their car !)

Important: You and you alone are responsible for your own safety. Please know your abilities before signing up.

**CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED**Use the message system to arrange rides

RSVP ETIQUETTE: Since we have limited space I ask that you be considerate of others and commit to your RSVP. Your no-show will prevent you from attending other limited events like this.

Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience .

**As far as this event system goes, participation is voluntary and you attend at your own risk, and that Organizers are indemnified.

Come Hike & Swim a Jewel on the PNW! Blanca lake !

Green Lake Park And Ride (South Lot)

This hike is HANDS DOWN is one my favorite hikes to do in the Pacific Northwest. Blanca Lake will have you in a euphoric state once you reach it's beautiful blue waters.

Visit one of the most striking lakes in the Henry M. Jackson wilderness. The vibrant blue of the glacier-fed lake provides the perfect rest stop for hikers who have braved the thirty-odd, steep switchbacks that lead to the lake.

Our Very Own Christian and gang Will lead you on this hikes. This is Hard an Difficult Hike ! Please know your skill level. Blanca Lake Trail is a 8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail

Blanca Lake is one of the most vibrant lakes in the Cascades. The amazing blue-green colored water of the lake makes this advanced hike well worth it. The minerals from Monte Cristo, Keyes, and Columbia Peak make Blanca take on its amazing colors, making this a great weekend in the mountains.

The lake and its views are worth the pain it took to get there- it's really unlike anything you've seen before, it's so unbelievably blue/green but in a magical way. It looks like something out of a fairytale.

Blanca Lake Trail is a popular mountain trail through Wild Sky Wilderness and Henry M. Jackson Wilderness with fantastic views along the way. On a clear day visitors will be treated to great views of Glacier Peak and Columbia Peak across the valley as well as the peak of Monte Cristo once you reach Blanca Lake.

The highest point of the trail is at Virgin Lake and then descends to the southern shore of the gorgeous blue lake below. Waterfalls feed the lake from the Columbia Glacier which also gives the lake its turquoise green color.

Blanca lake is a huge payoff and at the very end take a dip. A Swim in It’s glacier waters will revive you with a new shock of life !

The mild scent of wildflowers fill the air on the trail!

This will be a full day so be prepared to have an adventure.

Please indicate if you are willing to drive and how many can you fit. . **Parking Fee or Northwest Forest Pass Needed.

Things to Pack:

Bring hiking shoes, Jacket, warm clothing with layers, extra pair of socks, change of clothes, water, snacks, etc.

If you plan on being a rider please bring $20 for your driver towards gas, park entrance fees etc.

Also bring a plastic bag to place your boots in after the hike.

Please note two no-shows and/or late cancel and you won't be able to attend future events.

Important:

You and you alone are responsible for your own safety. Please know your abilities before signing up.

Come join new and old friends in the Washington Mountains .

Your last minute cancellation deprives another of an opportunity to join us so we are not very forgiving with regard to no-shows. If you sign-up and cancel the day of the event, you will be excluded from my future events.**

**After the hike we will stop off at a local restaurant* support small business**

***CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED***Use the message system to arrange rides*

You will need to pay for your food and activities while on this trip.

PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Fun and Adventure Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.

***Use the message board for rides and carpools***

We will have food and beer after hiking at a local restaurant..

We hope you can join us for a fun filled Adventure Weekend.

Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience .

• Meetup organizers/leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone.

***As far as this event system goes, participation is voluntary and you attend at your own risk, and that Organizers are indemnified.

Past events (517)

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Green Lake Park And Ride (South Lot)

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