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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~The Washington Weekend's Crew~

Upcoming events (4+)

Adventure at Lake 22 Alpine Hike ! Spectacular Views Make Active friends !!

Green Lake Park and Ride (South Lot)

# This Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Hike In All Of Washington

Calling a trail the most beautiful hike in Washington is saying a lot. We’re surrounded by so much natural beauty in the Evergreen State and each trail offers so many different sights to discover. But there’s truly something incredible about the Lake 22 Trail, a 5 mile you’ll never forget.

The hiking trail takes you through some of the best natural scenery the state has to offer. Mountain rainforests, wetlands, old-growth forests, and spectacular mountain views are all part of the journey. Despite its length, it’s a fairly easy trail and accessible.

Hiking is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the outdoors.
Transported by your own two feet and carrying only what you need for the day on your back, you can discover the beauty of nature at whatever pace you’re comfortable with. And, with a little planning and preparation, it’s an activity that almost anyone can do.

Seattle is an all-around amazing city, but it does two things particularly well – hikes and breweries. We have some of the most beautiful hikes around the state that end with stunning views of the mountains, lakes, and waterfalls around the Pacific Northwest.

Washington also has some of the best breweries ever. What doesn’t complete a tough day of hiking better than a cold pint after? I know I’m always looking for a new brewery to visit after hiking with friends.

Our very own MATTHEW will lead you on this ! Arrive early to park and ride.

This trail offers some of the best hiking near Seattle one could ever hope for. Explore old growth hemlock and cedar forest protected since 1947 by the Lake 22 Research Natural Area. Along the hike, you'll take in stunning views of Whitehorse Mountain to the north, beautiful streams, and several small waterfalls just off the trail.

Hiking keeps your mind sharper than many other forms of exercise.
If you’ve dreamed of hiking, but have yet to try it, it’s time to get out there. Beginners Can do this . Join us ! there will be snow on top.
New to hiking, or just looking for a fun day hike with a spectacular endpoint? Look no further than Lake 22! At just 5 miles roundtrip with 1300 feet in elevation gain it is the perfect destination for any hiker looking for something close and beautiful endpoint. Easy to moderate trail that is fun to do.

WTA has done trail work here for the last years, building walls and rocks steps and constructing bridges to make this trail as safe as possible for hikers. You can feel confident in bringing yourself here for a safe and fun day on the trail. The trail includes a number of stairs with a very gentle incline that is easily hiked. As you hike, you'll be enshrouded in a thick canopy of coniferous trees which makes it a great trail to do on any day.
Lake 22 is an extraordinary trip packed with breathtaking scenery.
Some of the most gorgeous and memorable scenery is located just ONE hour from the city.

Stunning hike. The curiously-named Lake Twentytwo is the center of an oasis of alpine wetland nestled on the northern shoulder of Mount Pilchuck. The hike to the lake combines the best of mountain rainforests, old-growth, wetlands, and mountain views.

Don’t like hiking alone? Join the club. There are many people just like you who want to get out on the trail but don’t because they are uncomfortable hiking alone. Join us and find your hiking tribe.

Hiking with partners can kindle a friendship that will last a lifetime and give you the comfort and safety of not being alone. Wherever your travels take you, we hope that the memories will last a lifetime and that finding partners will encourage you and others to get out and enjoy.

**After the hike we will DRIVE TO a Local Restaurant and have
lunch !

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

Things to Pack:
Bring hiking shoes, microspikes, poles, Jacket, warm clothing with layers, extra pair of socks, change of clothes, water, snacks, etc.
If you plan on being a rider please bring $25 for your driver towards gas, park entrance fees etc.

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

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 .

CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGEDUse the message system to arrange rides
You will need to pay for your food and activities while on this trip.

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

Learn How to Boulder @ Fremont! All Levels Wanted !

Bouldering Project

Bouldering is rock climbing close to the ground without the need for a rope or harness. It can be done indoors or out and all you need is a pair climbing shoes and some chalk, and a willingness to learn. Literally climbing on a boulder instead of on a rock face or cliff.

Seattle Bouldering Project (SBP) is an indoor bouldering gym designed to appeal to beginners and also challenge the most experienced climber! This event meets at the Fremont location, though SBP also has a Poplar location, too. Afterwards, around 9pm, you are invited to join the hosts, Tamera and Nathaniel, and "the regulars" for tacos and beer at Red Star Taco bar! This event meets every Monday night at SBP Fremont at 7pm.

Q: "But I've never climbed before. Can I join?"
A: Absolutely! All levels of experience are welcome. If you are new to the sport wear comfortable clothing (think yoga). More experienced members would be happy to share some pointers to help you get started, including the grips used to boulder.

HOW TO FIND US: We usually meet upstairs by the benches at 7:00. Nathaniel usually wears a green beanie/skull cap. Also, if members post a description of what they are wearing, that'll help others find us. Identifying yourself as a meetup member can also help others find us.

Time: 7pm-9pm. Feel free to come early and stay longer. We usually go to Red Star Taco bar afterwards, which can go late.

Costs: (group discount)

  • Day pass: $16
  • *Climb shoes rental: $4 (first time is free)
  • 10-punch passes and membership is available for regulars

***This is not an official Seattle Bouldering Project (SBP) event. It is a Meetup event, and organizers and participants attend at their own risk. First time climbers will have to sign a liability waiver with SBP before they can climb. Other than that, be safe and have fun!

Carkeek beach sunset hike, make friends, then dinner

Carkeek Pump Station and CSO Treatment Facility

Come meet some good people every week. Get some exercise and great conversations. A lot of regulars here for a weekly ritual. This is a rain or shine event.

This will be a hike at a leisurely pace to enjoy the scenery and socialize. We will make a loop from the parking lot next to the CSO, over the South Ridge trail to the top of the park, then cross the bridge to walk down the beach as far as the tide permits, and circle back to the parking lot via the North bluff, Grand Fir, and North Traverse trail. Length is approximately 3 miles, 250 ft elevation gain, to be completed in about 60-75 minutes.

All levels welcome from power walkers to beginners. No one left behind.

We will then head for dinner in the area. Suggestions welcomed.

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

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

RSVP ETIQUETTE: please edit your RSVP if you are unable to come.

Green Lake Walk! Exercise, make friends, then dinner!

Green Lake Boathouse and Coffee Shop

Are you looking to meet more awesome people to hang out and relax mid-week? Come join us for a walk around Green Lake on Thursdays at 6.00 pm!

We’ll meet in front of the Green Lake boathouse next to the parking lot and start walking counterclockwise at 6.05 pm at the latest. If you are late, do clockwise and we may meet halfway at the honey buckets near the canoe/kayak club.

**After the walk, we can all meetup for dinner and chat more!
Safety: Please don't come if you are sick. Make sure to bring water/hat/jacket, whatever you need to stay comfortable! Dogs are welcome but please be aware that some restaurants do not allow dogs in.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Come enjoy walking, conversations, good food, and networking.

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