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Pre-registration is required for all trips.
Schedule, fees and trip details, to include meeting times, are subject to change without notice.  Register through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. Group rates/private trips available. For more information,
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ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. 

Bella Donna trips are ladies-only.
Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for meal & souvenir cup; volunteer option

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July 18: Kayak Skills Class $45 - We offer five levels of our 2 hour kayak skills class. At level one you will be taught proper paddling techniques and how to buddy rescue.  The second level covers edging maneuvers and self-rescue.  At the third level you will master recovery techniques and muscle memory exercises for the roll.  The fourth class will cover multi-day kayak trip prep and T-rescue.  The fifth class will focus on learning kayak roll.  Start at any time and master as many of the 5 levels as you would like!  After the 5th level we can continue to perfect your roll.  Minimum Age: 12. Meet at the Kimbro Pool at 7:30 pm. Pre-registration required.

 

    Adults Only

July22–23: Astrophotography $75 - Photography of the night sky can be an extremely rewarding hobby revealing the spectacular beauty of nature and wonders of the universe.  We will head to Sunrise, Mount Rainier to photograph the Milky Way.   Get motivated and learn how to capture the Milky Way, create star trails, and more.  We will be outside the whole evening with little cover, walking up to 3 miles with up to 600ft of elevation gain and loss. Please wear sturdy footwear to walk on muddy trails and some pavement. Bring a pack to carry personal items, enough food to get you through the evening, water, extra layers of warm clothing and weather protection, camera, lenses, tripod other camera-related equipment and camera instruction book. We will be returning to the NAC around 2 a.m.  Minimum age: 12 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).  Departure time and location: Northwest Adventure Center at 6 p.m. Pre-registration required.

 

    Adults Only

July 22: San Juan Island Day Kayak Trip $150 - This 1-day kayaking trip feature fantastic views of the heart of the San Juan Islands. As we paddle along the East Side of San Juan Island, we enjoy the beauty of storm-sculpted evergreens and rocky cliffs covered in grasses and wildflowers. Dense kelp forests that sway in the currents and the steep cliff shores are sprinkled with purple sea stars and barnacles. Keep an eye out on this trip; there is a possibility of seeing Orca Whales, along with other oceanic wildlife. Trip Fee Includes: Ferry pass, Launch Fees, Gear, instruction, and Guide. Difficulty: Easy-Moderate, Distance: 4 Miles, Time on Water: 3 Hours.  Minimum age: 16, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Departure time depended upon publication of 2017 summer ferry schedule. 

 

    Adults Only

July 23: Horseback Ride $70 - Come and explore the beautiful Cascade Mountains by horseback with Cle Elum’s Flying Horseshoe Ranch.  This dude ranch has been around since 1955 and they will walk you through the steps it takes to groom, prepare, and safely ride your horse.  Then we will cruise around the hillsides enjoying everything the area has to offer.  Escape the hustle of the summer and get away with us and a new furry friend. Minimum age: 10, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-Registration Required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure center at 9:00 a.m.

July 29: Yoga & Climb $85 - Yoga and rock climbing complement each other in an extraordinary way, and as such, this is the perfect opportunity to take the yogic disciplines of breath, balance, focus and flexibility into the vertical world. Take your rock-climbing skills to the next level with individualized instruction during a workshop at Exit 38. Start the day with an invigorating yoga practice, climb all day on the, learning new tricks or refining others, and wind down with a relaxing flow as the sun sets. Pre –Registration Required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 7:00 a.m. No McChord Pick up. Minimum age 16 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

 

    Adults Only

July 29: Ape Caves $55 - Travel to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere. We will travel deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble and climb over and under volcanic formations. In this subterranean environment, the average year-round temperature remains a constant 45 degrees, so dress warm. Minimum age: 12 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Difficulty: Moderate. Two features that must be traversed include a 6-foot and 8-foot vertical wall and numerous rock pile up to 20 feet high, Distance: 3 miles. Elevation Gain: 250ft. Departure time & location:  Northwest Adventure Center at 8:00 a.m.  No McChord pickup available.  Pre-registration required.

 

    Adults Only

July 29: Orca Whale Watching $155 The world’s best opportunity to see wild Orca Whales is right here in the San Juan Islands. This amazing boat trip provides plenty of opportunities to see a variety of wildlife.  Ages 0-2: $40; Ages 3-12: $80; Adult 13 & older: $155. Departure time & location: Northwest Adventure Center at 5:30 a.m. or McChord Field, Adventures Unlimited at 5:45 a.m. Pre-registration required before 26 July at 5:00 p.m. 

 

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July 31–August 5: Dolomites! $5,000 - $2,800 without flight (Can use space A)
Spend a week with us in the middle of the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy this summer! The Via Ferrata was highly used during WWI as the Italians and Austrians battled for control of the mountain peaks.  Climbing aids have been installed into the rock to allow adventurers to scale the aggressive rock faces around the world.  We will spend a day in Venice, Italy and work our way north into Cortina d’Ampezzo to some of Europe’s first and most famous Via Ferrata routes.  Spend a few days trekking along these routes through these famous mountains, enjoying Italian cuisine, and cultural interactions with the locals along the way! Pre-Registration required. Must register before July 1st 2017.  NOT Included: Clothing appropriate for conditions (NO Cotton!), and food for the duration. We can assist you in selecting appropriate clothing.
**This trip requires a current valid passport and is considered international. This trip is subject to DFMWR international SOP guidelines and by paying for this trip you agree to abide by the approved document.**
For info email JBLMadventuretrips@gmail.com or stop by the Northwest Adventure Center.
**Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian and have approval from guides. **

 

   

August 2: Alpine Club Meeting – Free

August 3: Afterwork SUP $35 – Paddle off into the sunset with Outdoor Recreation after work on American lake.  After a long day at work, relax and enjoy some paddling.  All instruction and equipment is provided.  All ages welcome but children under 12 must be on a board with an adult. Ages 13& older: $35; ages 3-12: $20 (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).  Pre-registration required.  Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 6 p.m.

August 3–7: Mount Olympus Blue Glacier $750 - This incredible adventure takes you into the Olympic Mountains through one of the last remaining true old growth rainforests in the continental United States. The Olympic National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and as such is in the company of such wonders as the pyramids of Egypt, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Our journey begins by hiking through impressive old growth, eventually arriving at a view of the heavily glaciated summit of Mount Olympus. The approach hike along the Hoh River is long but virtually flat, giving us ample opportunity to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the surrounding terrain.

While reaching the 7,962 foot high summit of the mountain is one objective of this trip, the abundance and diversity of natural beauty experienced on this trip make it perhaps the most complete and rewarding mountain experience we offer in the Northwest. From our camp at Glacier Meadows, we will explore the various features of the 3.8 mile-long Blue Glacier and learn the necessary glacier travel skills for our ascent. Our climbing route takes us to the top of the Snow Dome, where two large glaciers originate, and then on to the summit pyramid where we scramble up rock of moderate difficulty.

August 5: Bungee/Zipline $135 - If adrenaline is what you crave you will not be disappointed! Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off the highest bungee bridge in the United States.  Zip line over the canyon for an adventure in the tree on seven different zip lines. Bungee Jumpers get two jumps and a t-shirt. Minimum weight: 90lbs (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Departure time & location: Northwest Adventure Center at 9:00 a.m.  No McChord pickup.   Pre-registration required before 2 August at 5:00 p.m.

August 5: Exit 38 Climbing $75- Join us for a day of climbing right in your backyard.  Exit 38 is one of the most popular destinations in Washington state, right off of highway 90 in the Central Cascades.  Enjoy a variety of sport climbing routes from a view on top of the valley.  All gear is provided. Must pre-register. Minimum age: 16 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 8:00 a.m.

 

    Adults Only

August 6: Horseback Ride $70 - Come and explore the beautiful Cascade Mountains by horseback with Cle Elum’s Flying Horseshoe Ranch.  This dude ranch has been around since 1955 and they will walk you through the steps it takes to groom, prepare, and safely ride your horse.  Then we will cruise around the hillsides enjoying everything the area has to offer.  Escape the hustle of the summer and get away with us and a new furry friend. Minimum age: 10, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-Registration Required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure center at 9:00 a.m.

August 6: Scenic Columbia Gorge Photography $90 - The photographer can spend a lifetime capturing images of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. Spanning 80 miles through the heart of the Washington and Oregon Cascade Range, The Gorge is one of the Pacific Northwest's most dramatic and scenic landscapes. In this photography workshop we will tour the Washington side of the Gorge where two unique ecosystems collide. High-desert scrub lands with sagebrush and tall Ponderosa Pines mingle with White Oak and Douglas fir trees. The landscape is open, colorful and dramatic with rocky outcroppings and streams and rivers around every corner. If the skies are clear, views up and down the Gorge are sure to inspire your most creative photographs with the possibility of photos with Mount Hood in the background.  Minimum Age: 16 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).  Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 7:30 a.m.  Pre-registration required.

 

    Adults Only

August 12: Sea Kayak Cutts Island $60 - Don’t miss this south sound classic. We will begin our trip in Carr Inlet and paddle to Cutts Island and then around raft island before returning to the van. This small island has a steep rock face on the south end, and there are many birds that make this island their home. The water in this area is known to be a little warmer than other places in the sound, so take a dip while we are enjoying our lunch and exploring the island. Minimum Age: 12 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Difficulty: Beginner-intermediate; Distance: 6; Paddle time: 3.5 Hours. Departure time & location: Northwest Adventure Center at 11:00 a.m. No McChord pick up. Pre-Registration Required.

 

    Adults Only

August 12–13: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) $225 - The WFA course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

All Students are required to have current First Aid, CPR, and AED training before WFA course date. This is available to every student the Friday night from 6pm - 8pm before your course for an extra $25.
You Provide: bag or backpack packed with everything you would bring on a normal hiking trip for you, Grungy clothing you don't mind getting ruined (stained, cut, torn), and appropriate food for the day.
We Provide: Learning Materials, Instruction, and Certification card in the mail.
Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 8:00am. Minimum age: 16.  Pre-Registration Required.

 

    Adults Only

August 13: Exit 38 Climbing $75- Join us for a day of climbing right in your backyard.  Exit 38 is one of the most popular destinations in Washington state, right off of highway 90 in the Central Cascades.  Enjoy a variety of sport climbing routes from a view on top of the valley.  All gear is provided. Must pre-register. Minimum age 16 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 8:00 a.m.

 

    Adults Only

 

August 15: Kayak Skills Class $35 - We offer five levels of our 2 hour kayak skills class. At level one you will be taught proper paddling techniques and how to buddy rescue.  The second level covers edging maneuvers and self-rescue.  At the third level you will master recovery techniques and muscle memory exercises for the roll.  The fourth class will cover multi-day kayak trip prep and T-rescue.  The fifth class will focus on learning kayak roll.  Start at any time and master as many of the 5 levels as you would like!  After the 5th level we can continue to perfect your roll.  Minimum Age: 12 (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).   Meet at the Kimbro Pool at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration required.

 

    Adults Only

August 18–21 Basic Rock Course Smith Rocks $300 - This is where it all began. With greats like Alan Watts and the late Todd Skinner, Smith Rock is the sport climbing Mecca for the NW US! Over 1,000 routes, mostly bolted sport climbs, some Aid, and many good traditional climbs. This place is home to some of the hardest routes on earth, yet still offers challenges to climbers of all abilities. Don't miss the Monkey's Face. Three days of amazing climbing tailored for any skill level. Whether you are just learning or want a guide to help you on those multi-pitch routes this is the place. Ground transportation, technical climbing gear, and camping included! Minimum age: 16 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Pre-registration required. Leave from Northwest Adventure Center at 7:00 a.m.

 

    Adults Only

August 19: Raft The White Salmon River $110 - Join us as we Raft down the White Salmon River. Along the trip you will experience numerous class III rapids until you reach the end of your trip, the legendary 10-foot high Husum Falls (dependent on water levels, Class IV) awaits you. Meet at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord North, Northwest Adventure Center at 9:30 a.m. No McChord pickup. Minimum age: 10 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).  Pre-registration required before 16 August.  

August 19-20: Intro to Multi Pitch Climbing – $275

 

August 20: Photography 101 $45 - This is the perfect training session for anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of photography. Whether you are a new photographer needing to learn the basics or a seasoned shooter wanting to brush up on the world of digital, this class puts all students on firm ground for advancing their photography. Learn the basic principles of photography including: Camera Settings - Learn the settings & get your camera set up right, Depth of Field - What it is, and how to use it to make better photos, Exposure - Get it right in the field without any fuss, Focus - Learn how focus is affected and how to take control of it and Composition - Explore the rules and learn when to break them. Minimum age: 12 (guests under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian). Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 9 a.m. 

 

    Adults Only

 

Open-water scuba The first level of any diver’s education, the goal of open-water scuba is to make you a safe, confident and competent diver. With this certification, you can dive at a maximum of 60 feet. The requirements are: swim continuously for 200 yards and able to tread water or float for 10 minutes. There are academic requirements that involve lectures, quizzes and exams. Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a certification card that recognizes you as an open-water diver, allowing you to dive anywhere in the world! Join us for this week-long course July 7–13 or July 14–20. Minimum age: 15 ($195)

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