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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, call 252-967-6263 or visit JBLMmwr.com.
Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; in-house trip with NAC expert guides

October

Pike Place Market/Ride the Ducks  

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 4
You haven’t seen Seattle until you’ve seen it from a Duck! Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on a musical tour of Seattle Saturday, Oct. 4. From aboard amphibious World War-II vehicles, you’ll see downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square and funky Fremont before splashing into Lake Union for a spectacular view of the city skyline, luxurious yachts and Sleepless in Seattle houseboats. We’ll also have time to explore Pike Place Market’s shops and booths. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis Main at 9 a.m. or Adventure’s Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($45; ages 3–12: $35; ages 0–2: $30) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

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Saturday, Oct. 4
Ape Caves adventure  
Head to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere Saturday, Oct. 4. Travel deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble under and climb over volcanic formations. In this subterranean environment, the average year-round temperature remains a constant 45 degrees, so dress warmly. Difficulty: intermediate; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet. Minimum age: 12. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7:30 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($40)

Sunday, Oct. 5
Hike Mount Si  
If you’re looking for a hike to get your blood pumping, this Sunday, Oct. 5 hike is it. Summitting the 4,167-foot Mount Si is an accomplishment of which you can be proud! With an 8-mile round-trip distance and a 3,200-foot elevation gain, the hike treats you to an amazing view of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. You’re sure to see why this is one of Washington’s most popular hiking trails. Difficulty: difficult; distance: 8.2 miles; elevation gain: 3700 feet; time: 5.5 hours. Minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15 a.m. ($40)

Sunday, Oct. 5
ATV RiderCourse   
In this half-day course, ATV Safety Institute instructors will guide you through the fun and excitement of safely riding an ATV. We’ll ride rain or shine, so dress for the weather for this Sunday, Oct. 5 class. The trip fee includes ATV, helmet and goggles. ASI ATV RiderCourse Certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM ORV Park at 9 a.m. ($35)

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth  

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 11
Spend Saturday, Oct. 11 with the Outdoor Recreation program at Oktoberfest in the beautiful Bavarian village of Leavenworth. We’ll enjoy live music, German food, arts and crafts, a Bavarian clothing sale and activities for the entire Family. This is a transportation-only event. Entry tickets are $20 but active-duty military with ID will receive free admission at the gate.   Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($50) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

 

Family trip to the corn maze and pumpkin patch 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 11
Looking for some fun for the entire Family? Come along with us to the Rutledge Corn Maze Saturday, Oct. 11. Navigate through more than three miles of mazes (this year’s design is Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice). You’ll also have time to enjoy horsedrawn hay rides to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick out your perfect pumpkin. Trip free includes transportation and corn maze. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 10:30 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 11 a.m. ($30; ages 5–12: $15; ages 0–4: free) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Visit Seattle Outlets & Tulalip Casino

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Oct. 12
This trip to the Seattle Premium Outlet Mall in Marysville is for the serious bargain-hunter. On Sunday, Oct. 12, spend a full day with us browsing stores such as Oakley Vault, The North Face, Coach and Chico’s. If you get tired of shopping, a short walk will bring you to Tulalip Resort Casino. The trip fee includes round-trip transportation. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:30 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

 

Sunday, Oct. 12
Bike the Carbon River Trail  
Join us Sunday, Oct. 12 as we bike through the rainforest of Mount Rainier National Park, following the Carbon River five miles toward Carbon Glacier. Parts of Carbon River Road washed out in the November 2006 floods, and bicyclists now share the road with pedestrians (the road is closed to motor vehicle traffic). Difficulty: easy; distance: 9.2 miles; elevation gain: 600 feet; time: 3 hours. Minimum age: 12. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at 9:30 a.m. ($45)

Saturday, Oct. 18
Oktoberfest   
Spend the day with the Outdoor Recreation program at Oktoberfest in the beautiful Bavarian village of Leavenworth. Enjoy live music, German food, arts and crafts, a Bavarian clothing sale and activities for the entire Family Saturday, Oct. 18. This is a transportation-only event. Tickets are $20 but Service Members will receive free admission at the gate with ID. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($55)

Saturday, Oct. 18
Kayak Lake Union   
Head out with us to the Seattle area for a paddle on Lake Union Saturday, Oct. 18. We’ll paddle past houseboat communities, yacht yards and the NOAA research-ship facility, as well as many trendy urban neighborhoods. We’ll stop for lunch at the Aqua Verde Paddle Club, where you may eat your packed lunch or purchase a meal for $4–$8. Difficulty: intermediate; distance: 5.5 miles; paddle time: 3.5 hours. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($45)

Sunday, Oct. 19
JBLM zombie paintball   
The fields surrounding the JBLM Paintball Field are crawling with the undead! Help us shoot them all Sunday, Oct. 19 or you can be the undead! If you come dressed as an “authentic” zombie, the cost is $30. If you choose to be a human taking on the zombies, the cost is $40. With special zombie-themed games, the Zombie Wars are going to be the talk of the living and the dead for days to come. Equipment and 500 rounds of paint are included. Paint beyond 500 rounds costs $15 for 500 or $55 for a case of 2,000. Meet at the Paintball Field at 4 p.m.; starts at 5 p.m. ($30–40

Sunday, Oct. 19
Seattle ghost-walking tour   
On this 90-minute tour, you’ll hear tales of hauntings of the Emerald City and of a suspicious and tragic demise that casts a shadow over the old streets of Seattle. Are you brave enough? Find out Sunday, Oct. 19. Difficulty: easy; distance: 1.5 miles; time: 1.5 hours. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis Main at 3:30 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 3:45 p.m. ($40)

Hoot n’ Howl at Northwest Trek  

    Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 25
Bring the entire Family to Northwest Trek’s Hoot n’ Howl Saturday, Oct. 25. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the park at night and view the animals’ nocturnal behavior. This isn’t a scary event. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4:45 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5 p.m. ($35; ages 3–12: $30) Popular Family trip

Single-track mountain biking  

    Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 25
If you’ve always wanted to try mountain biking, this is the trip for you! Join us Saturday, Oct. 25 for an instructional ride designed for beginners. You’ll spend the day learning the basics involved in mountain biking while getting plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. We provide the bike, helmet, gloves and transportation! Location will be determined based on conditions. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip

Sunday, Oct. 26
Costumed bungee jumping   
Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off tone of the highest bungee bridges in the country. A full 20 stories high, the private bridge is nestled in a beautiful emerald green forest above a sparkling river. If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed! Get dressed up in your costumes and make the jump with us Sunday, Oct. 26! The trip includes transportation, two jumps, the coveted Dangerous Sports Club T-shirt and a video of your bungee experience. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. ($135)

 

Sunday, Oct. 26
Zombie paintball   
The fields surrounding this Everett farm are crawling with the undead! Climb aboard one of our specially equipped zombie-proof wagons armed with a semi-automatic paintball marker and help clear the dead from their farm Sunday, Oct. 26. The trip fee includes transportation, admission, equipment and paint. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:15 p.m. ($50)

 

November

Saturday, Nov. 1
Hike High Rock Lookout   
This could quite possibly be the best view of Mount Rainier around! Don’t miss out on this Saturday, Nov. 1 trip. Challenge yourself on this short-but-steady ascent of 1,400 feet to an old wooden fire lookout perched atop a massive rock face. Lace up your boots and join us, as this one can’t be missed.  Difficulty: moderate; distance: 3.5 miles; elevation gain: 1,400 feet; time: 4.5 hours. Minimum age: 12. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7:30 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($35)

Shop Victoria, B.C. 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Nov. 1
Now’s the time to start thinking about those holiday gifts. Head with us to Victoria, B.C., to explore the sights and check items off your shopping list. Saturday, Nov. 1, we’ll hop on the ferry to Victoria and explore everything from antique shops to artisan chocolate shops. The trip fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket and transportation to and from Port Angeles. A passport is required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4:30 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5 a.m. ($100; ages 5–11: $85; ages 0–4: $55) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

‘My Batch’ Whiskey

   

Sunday, Nov. 2
For the first time, you can legally be involved in the making of your own private spirits — whiskey, gin or vodka. Head to the Heritage Distilling Co., the first and only craft distillery in the country offering you the ability to safely and legally be directly involved in your distilled spirits, Sunday, Nov. 2. Choose from pre-approved recipes (bourbon, rye, vodka, gin or single-malt whiskey), help run a micro-version of a larger still and bottle and label the product. Create your spirits and then tell your friends as you sip and share your own spirited story, “This is my batch.” After you’ve created your own spirits, you have the option to purchase the product you made. Cost includes transportation and admission. Minimum age: 21. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 11 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 11:15 a.m. ($115) Minimum age 21

Visit Seattle outlets and Tulalip Casino 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Nov. 2
For the serious bargain-hunter, this trip is just in time for the holidays. Spend a full day with us for shopping at Seattle Premium Outlet Mall in Marysville Sunday, Nov. 2. With stores such as The North Face, Oakley Vault and Coach, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. If you get tired of shopping, a short walk will bring you to Tulalip Resort Casino. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($35)  Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Seattle Aquarium/Pike Place Market 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Nov. 8
Visit two Emerald City favorites — Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market — Saturday, Nov. 8. The aquarium is filled with local exhibits, a visiting harbor seal and many amazing things to see and touch. Pike Place Market has an assortment of unique food and shops for you to try. The trip fee includes aquarium admission. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 am. ($40; ages 4–12: $35; ages 0–3: $15) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Saturday, Nov. 8
Shop Portland   
Head across state lines to shop in Portland Saturday, Nov. 8. We’ll make stops at IKEA, Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets and downtown Portland, where we’ll enjoy dinner before heading home.  Don’t worry about driving, parking or storage — we’ll take care of all of it! We know you love to shop, so we’ll have a trailer to bring it all home! This shopping adventure includes transportation. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($60)

Harvest wine tour  

   

Sunday, Nov. 9
Head to the Olympic Peninsula where wineries will entertain us with games and prizes while delighting our palates with harvest-inspired appetizers and hand-crafted wines. We’ll stop for lunch in Port Angeles. The fee for this Sunday, Nov. 9 trip includes transportation, event admission, a variety of wine samples and a commemorative glass. Minimum age: 21. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($75)

Hike Twin Falls 

    Family Friendly

Sunday, Nov. 9
 Join us on this four-mile hike through the lush forests of Twin Falls State Park Sunday, Nov. 9. You’ll see amazing views of the Twin Falls on this hike, so be sure to bring your camera!  Difficulty: easy; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 200 feet; time: 2.5 hours. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7:30 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip

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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Sunday, Oct 19, 2014, Two Sessions
5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

$30-$40 – The fields surrounding the JBLM Paintball Field are crawling with the un-dead! Help us shoot them all or you can be the un dead! If you come dressed as an “Authentic” zombie it is only $30. If you choose to be the Humans taking on the zombies, it is $40. With special Zombie Themed games these Zombie Wars are going to be the talk of the living and the dead for days to come. Equipment and 500 rounds of paint are included. Paint beyond 500 rounds costs $15 for 500 or $55 for a case of 2000. Meet at the Paintball Field at 4:00 p.m. Games start at 5:00 p.m. 50 people per session. Pre-Registrationn Required. Register here

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Northwest Adventure Center, Nco Beach Rd, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, United States (map)
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ZOMBIE PAINTBALL $50 – The fields surrounding this local Washington farm are crawling with the un-dead! Climb aboard one of our specialty equipped zombie proof wagons armed with a semi-automatic paintball marker and help them clear the dead from their farm. Trip includes Transportation, admission, equipment and paint. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 5:00 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:15 p.m. Pre-Registration Required. Register here

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