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If you have your own group and would like to schedule a private trip, just call us.
We do customized trips! Location and times of trips subject to change due to
weather and snow conditions. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center on
North Fort Lewis 7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Private Trips Brochure

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.
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

Popular with Families

Especially accommodates
people with exceptional needs

Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Adults only event
21 years and older

In-house trip with
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Adults Only

 

Aug. 25-29
Big wall at Bugaboo Park, Canada    

Join us for an amazing adventure in big wall rock climbing Aug. 25–29! Canada’s Bugaboo Provincial Park north of Spokane offers some of the most rugged alpine granite big walls in North America. This five-day trip will lead you up a few of the massive 2,000-foot spires jutting out of Canada’s glaciers. You’ll experience the thrill of sleeping suspended on the route a thousand feet above the ground and accomplish a feat of your life. Some rock skill may be required, so speak to our guides about how you can join us today! This trip is set at a guide to participant ratio of 1:1 so you’ll have an instructor dedicated to your instruction and guidance. All technical equipment is provided, as well as transportation and instruction. You’ll be camping in tents, so bring appropriate clothing, sleeping bag, backpacks and food for the duration. International travel requires a valid passport and the ability to cross international boundaries. Your passport must be valid for three months past the return date of the trip. Come by and see us today or email us at JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com for information on how to register. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5 a.m. ($1,700)

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel 

    Adults Only

Saturday, Aug. 27
Ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel — it’s nearly 2 miles long — Saturday, Aug. 27. From there, snake your way around the hills and over old train trestles on the way to Rattlesnake Lake. The best part? It’s all downhill! Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 14. The trip fee includes guide, transportation, bike, helmet, gloves and headlamp. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($55) Ppular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; volunteer option

Waterfall tour   

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, Aug. 28
Explore the greatest concentration of waterfalls in the continental United States with a waterfall tour Sunday, Aug. 28. One stop is the world-famous Multnomah Falls, which plunges more than 620 feet from its origins. Enjoy a pitstop in Hood River, Ore., for lunch (not included in the trip fee). Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($65; ages 5–12: $40; ages 0–4: $15) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Ape Cave adventure    

    Adults Only

Sunday, Aug. 28
Head to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere. Sunday, Aug. 28, go deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble over and climb under volcanic formations. Two features that must be traversed include 6-foot and 8-foot vertical walls and numerous rock piles up to 20 feet high. In this subterranean environment, the average year-round temperature remains a constant 45 degrees, so dress warmly. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($55) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunset SUP & steak  

    Adults Only

Thursday, Sept. 1
Head to American Lake Thursday, Sept. 1 for an enjoyable paddle until the sun sets. All ages are welcome, but children younger than 12 must be on a board with an adult; steak dinner is an optional add-on. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. two days prior to each trip. ($30; ages 3–12: $20) Trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for meal & souvenir cup

 

Sept. 2-4
Mount Rainier climbs  
  
Rising 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier offers nearly unlimited climbing possibilities. Tackle some of the 60 climbing routes on this iconic symbol of Washington state with the JBLM Alpine Club. Take on the DC Route Sept. 2–4. Transportation and gear are provided on these multiday trips. Prerequisite requirements: demonstrated skills or completion of the Alpine Club’s Basic Alpine Climbing Course. A $150 nonrefundable climbing permit fee or full payment is required upon registration for each trip. Full trip details will be provided upon registration. For more information, email JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com. ($750)

Saturday, Sept. 3
Night kayak   
 
Head to Seattle’s Shilshole Bay to kayak this beautiful area at night Saturday, Sept. 3. This location of the Puget Sound is known for its bioluminescent plankton and algae. Paddle toward Discovery Park and its West Point Lighthouse, along the way trying to catch the glow of the sea. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. ($75)

Sunday, Sept. 4
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 ride rain or shine, so dress for the weather Sunday, Sept. 4. ASI ATV RiderCourse™ certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM ORV Park at 9 a.m. ($35)

Tacoma night photography   

    Adults Only

Sunday, Sept. 4
Just because the sun’s gone down doesn’t mean your day of photography has to end! Take a journey of Tacoma and Gig Harbor after dark Sunday, Sept. 4. Night photography is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of digital photography, so check it out! Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 4:15. ($55) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunday, Sept. 4
Destination SUP Yoga 
    
Break down the barriers of where your practice should take place, and change the expectations of what your practice should look like. Whether you are a lifelong yogi wanting to switch up your scenery, or have never said the word “namaste” and are inspired to try something new, this Sunday, Sept. 4 trip is for you! Pack up the paddleboards and head for the serene lakes of the alpine wilderness. Imagine standing on the secluded beach of Lake Kachess, preparing your board, with only mountains surrounding you. Experience an hour of yoga while floating on the crystal-clear waters of this pristine lake. Paddle through the passage into Little Lake and hike up to the waterfalls, or try your hand at some cliff jumping. Sounds like a day in paradise! Minimum age: 12 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7 a.m. ($60)

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Alpine Club meeting 
   
Climbers are invited to the Alpine Club meeting Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. The activity and meeting location differs each month. Members, check out JBLMalpineclub.blogspot.com for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 10
Bungee or zipline adventure 
    
If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed with these trips! Choose between Saturday, Sept. 10 (or have so much fun on the first that you sign up for the second, too!). Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off one of the highest bungee bridges in the country. If bungee jumping isn’t your thing, you can zipline over the canyon for an adventure in the trees on seven different ziplines. Bungee jumpers get two jumps and a T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. Preregistration required by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 (August trip) and Monday, Sept. 5 (September trip). ($135)

Sept. 10
Bella Donna Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel   
 
Ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel — it’s nearly 2 miles long — Saturday, Sept. 10 on a ladies-only trip. From there, snake your way around the hills and over old train trestles on the way to Rattlesnake Lake. The best part? It’s all downhill! Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 14. The trip fee includes guide, transportation, bike, helmet, gloves and headlamp. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($55)

Saturday, Sept. 10
Kayak Boston Harbor   
Take advantage of the tide on this Saturday, Sept. 10 that starts at Boston Harbor and paddles to downtown Olympia. Seals and bald eagles are often seen. Difficulty: intermediate; distance: 7 miles; paddle time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30. ($60)

Sunday, Sept. 11
Raft the White Salmon River  
 
Experience the class-III rapids of the White Salmon River Sunday, Sept. 11. The trip ends at the legendary class-VI 10-foot high Husum Falls (depending on water levels, Class IV). Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration required before Wednesday, Sept. 7. ($110)

Mountain bike Duthie Hill 

  Family Friendly  

Sunday, Sept. 11
If you’ve always wanted to give mountain biking a try, this instructional ride Sunday, Sept. 11 is for you! Spend the day learning the basics while getting plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. Location may vary based on conditions. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at 8:30 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip

Waterfall photography workshop 

    Adults Only

Sunday, Sept. 11
Capturing waterfalls, a continuously flowing subject, requires a delicate balance of the available light through proper use of aperture and shutter-speed. This Sunday, Sept. 11 workshop will show you how and when to use different shutter-speeds to convey your mood. Travel to hidden gems in the Mount Adams area for spectacular scenery and marvel at the power and beauty of nature. What you need to bring: camera and tripod, good, sturdy footwear, rain gear, food/snacks and water. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7:30 a.m. ($85) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunset SUP & steak  

    Adults Only

Thursday, Sept. 15
Head to American Lake Thursday, Sept. 15 for enjoyable paddles until the sun sets. All ages are welcome, but children younger than 12 must be on a board with an adult; steak dinner is an optional add-on. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. two days prior to each trip. ($30; ages 3–12: $20)Trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for meal & souvenir cup

 

Sept. 16-18
Three-day Smith Rock climb     
Enjoy a weekend climbing at Smith Rock, an international destination climbing area. With hundreds of routes to choose from there is something for everyone, beginner to advanced. Aug. 19–21 and Sept. 16–18, follow the guides up simple sport routes or choose to be guided up the famous monkey face route. Camp in Skull Hollow surrounded by juniper pines and open fields! All technical and camping gear is included; bring clothing appropriate for the conditions, food for the duration, backpack and a sleeping bag. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 a.m. ($400)

Sept. 16-18
Mount Rainier climbs   
 
Rising 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier offers nearly unlimited climbing possibilities. Tackle some of the 60 climbing routes on this iconic symbol of Washington state with the JBLM Alpine Club. Take on Emmons Glacier Aug. 19–22 or try the DC Route on two different weekends, Sept. 2–4 and Sept. 16–18. Transportation and gear are provided on these multiday trips. Prerequisite requirements: demonstrated skills or completion of the Alpine Club’s Basic Alpine Climbing Course. A $150 nonrefundable climbing permit fee or full payment is required upon registration for each trip. Full trip details will be provided upon registration. For more information, email JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com. ($750)

Camp out & raft the Tieton River   

    Adults Only

Sept. 17-18
When most other rivers in the Pacific Northwest have run out of water, the Tieton River rafting trip provides an excellent season finale! Thanks to the release of water from Rim Rock Lake each September, the Tieton River turns into a big-wave, class-III+ rollercoaster. Brave the rapids Sept. 17–18. With steep gradient and guaranteed water, this trip offers nonstop action from start to finish. All camp gear, aside from the sleeping bag, will be provided. Dinner on the 17th and breakfast and lunch on the 18th are also provided. Lunch on the way to the camp and dinner on the way home are not included in the trip fee. Difficulty: class III; distance: 18 miles; paddle time: 2.5 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 11 a.m. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. ($140)  Trip with NAC expert guides

Looking ahead:
Alpine Club Denali multiday expedition  
  
Alaska’s home to one of the most impressive mountains in North America — Denali. Standing at 20,310 feet, it’s the highest mountain in North America and one of the world’s Seven Summits. The Alpine Club is running a 20-day expedition to this gem May 10–30, 2017, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This expedition will attempt the West Buttress route from Kahiltna Glacier. Although there’s no technical difficulty, many stretches leave very little margin for error. Prospective climbers should be highly competent in travel on moderately steep snow/ice and exposed traverses. MWR’s Outdoor Recreation program will offer a Winter Cascade Expedition Seminar course to prepare you. Included in the cost is transportation and airfare, lodging and technical gear (except boots, clothing, food, sleeping bag and expedition pack). The expert guides can assist you in ordering discounted boots as needed. For details, email JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com. ($5,000)

Sea kayak skills class

    Adults Only

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Outdoor Recreation offers five levels of two-hour kayak skills classes.

• Level one: proper paddling techniques and how to buddy-rescue.

• Level two: edging maneuvers and self-rescue.

• Level three: recovery techniques and muscle memory exercises for the roll.

• Level four: multiday kayak trip prep and t-rescue.

• Level five: the roll.

The next sea kayak skills class is Tuesday, Sept. 20. You may start at any time and master as many of the levels as you’d like! Meet at Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at 7:30 p.m. Minimum age: 12 ($25) Clinic with NAC expert guides

Sept. 24-25

Wilderness First Aid

The WFA course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is offered Sept. 24–25 and is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. You’ll be introduced 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. Prerequisites: Must hold current adult CPR/AED certification. Visit the Community Updates page at JBLMmwr.com for details on CPR classes at JBLM. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($225)

Ape Cave adventure

    Adults Only

Saturday, Sept. 24

Head to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere. Saturday, Sept. 24, go deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble over and climb under volcanic formations. Two features that must be traversed include 6-foot and 8-foot vertical walls and numerous rock piles up to 20 feet high. In this subterranean environment, the average year-round temperature remains a constant 45 degrees, so dress warmly. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($55) Trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, Sept. 24

SUP Lake Union

Standup paddleboard on Seattle’s Lake Union Saturday, Sept. 24. Paddle past houseboat communities, yacht yards and the NOAA research-ship facility, as well as many trendy urban neighborhoods. Stop for lunch at the Aqua Verde Paddle Club where you may eat your packed lunch or purchase a meal for $4–8. Difficulty: beginner-intermediate; distance: 5.5 miles; paddle time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30. ($60)

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel

  Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, Sept. 25

Ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel — it’s nearly 2 miles long — Sunday, Sept. 25. From there, snake your way around the hills and over old train trestles on the way to Rattlesnake Lake. The best part? It’s all downhill! Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 14. The trip fee includes guide, transportation, bike, helmet, gloves and headlamp. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($55) Popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; volunteer option

 

Sunset SUP & steak

    Adults Only

Thursday, Sept. 29

Head to American Lake Thursday, Sept. 29 for enjoyable paddles until the sun sets. All ages are welcome, but children younger than 12 must be on a board with an adult; steak dinner is an optional add-on. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. two days prior to each trip. ($30; ages 3–12: $20) Trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for meal & souvenir cup

Saturday, Oct. 1

Raft the White Salmon River

Experience the class-III rapids of the White Salmon River Saturday, Oct. 1. The trip ends at the legendary class-VI 10-foot high Husum Falls (depending on water levels, Class IV). Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration required by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. ($110)

Saturday, Oct. 1

Sunrise at Sunrise photography workshop

Head to Sunrise to photograph the early morning sunrise as it hits Mount Rainier Saturday, Oct. 1. In this workshop, learn how exposure for the fast-changing light conditions as the area explodes into vibrant colors as the sun rises over the Cascades. Bring a pack to carry personal items, enough food to get you through the day, water, extra layers of warm clothing and weather protection, camera, lenses and other camera-related equipment. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4 a.m. ($75)

Sunday, Oct. 2

Seattle photography tour

Beautiful and eccentric, Seattle is the perfect subject for honing your photography skills. Sunday, Oct. 2, explore the Emerald City while learning techniques for depth of field, ISO, metering and photo composition. Some of the locations on the visit include Snoqualmie Falls, the Fremont Troll, Ballard Locks and one of the best views of Seattle, Kerry Park. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. ($70)

 

Sunday, Oct. 2

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 ride rain or shine, so dress for the weather Sunday, Oct. 2. ASI ATV RiderCourse™ certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM ORV Park at 9 a.m. ($35)

Bella Donna hike Wallace Falls

    Adults Only

Sunday, Oct. 2

Wallace Falls is a hike fit for all. Head there with the Outdoo Recreation program Sunday, Oct. 2. There are four different lookouts along the trail. Don’t forget to bring your rain jacket, layers and a sack lunch. Difficulty: easy-moderate; distance: 2.5–4 miles; elevation gain: 500–1,200 feet; time: 3 hours. Minimum age: 8. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. ($40) Trip with NAC expert guides

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Alpine Club meeting

Climbers are invited to the Alpine Club meeting Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. The activity and meeting location differs each month. Members, check out JBLMalpineclub.blogspot.com for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Introduction to standup paddleboard

Learn the basics of standup paddleboarding in a fun group setting Saturday, Oct. 8. Start on dry land learning the correct paddle height and hand placement, equipment overview, kneeling and standing on a board, as well as water safety and SUP etiquette. Then on the water, learn to safely get on and off the board, proper standing technique, paddling technique, turning the board, maneuvering over small waves and self-rescue techniques. Appropriate for all experience and fitness levels. Minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($35)

Explore Victoria, B.C.

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly  

Saturday, Oct. 8

Hop on the ferry and spend Saturday, Oct. 8 exploring Victoria, B.C., by foot or bike. The downtown area has everything from antique stores to artisan chocolate shops to check out. Plus, you can stop in at the Royal B.C. Museum or watch an IMAX® film. The trip fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket and transportation to and from Port Angeles. You may add a guided bicycle tour with guide, bike and helmet for only $50 more per person. ID requirements: U.S. Passport or Enhanced Driver’s License are required. Non-U.S. citizens may require Visa; visit travel.state.gov for details. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. ($110; ages 5–11: $85; ages 0–4: $55; bike tour, add $50) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Fall outdoor photography workshop

    Adults Only

Sunday, Oct. 9

From the deep reds of vine maple on the western slopes to the golden yellow of alpine larches on the eastern slope, Washington’s diversity of flora in the mountains makes for a spectacular fall color display. But that’s not all that makes the hillsides light up in autumn. There are fiery reds and oranges in huckleberry shrubs, brilliant yellows of the aspens and a variety of different berries in many hues — often against a backdrop of a crisp blue sky. Learn to capture all of nature’s beauty on film in this fall photography workshop Sunday, Oct. 9. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventure Unlimited at 8:15. ($50) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunday, Oct. 9

Bungee or zipline adventure

If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed with this Sunday, Oct. 9 trip! Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off one of the highest bungee bridges in the country. If bungee jumping isn’t your thing, you can zipline over the canyon for an adventure in the trees on seven different ziplines. Bungee jumpers get two jumps and a T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. Preregistration required by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. ($135)

Oct. 15-16

Wilderness First Aid

The WFA course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is offered Oct. 15–16 and is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. You’ll be introduced 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. Prerequisites: Must hold current adult CPR/AED certification. Visit the Community Updates page at JBLMmwr.com for details on CPR classes at JBLM. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($225)

Saturday, Oct. 15

Day kayak Hope Island

Head to Hope Island Saturday, Oct. 15 for a paddle and walk around the beaches and tide pools. You may see bald eagles, harbor seals and starfish. Paddle distance: approximately 6 miles. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($60)


Mountain bike Duthie Hill

  Family Friendly  

Saturday, Oct. 15

If you’ve always wanted to give mountain biking a try, this instructional ride Saturday, Oct. 15 is for you! Spend the day learning the basics while getting plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. Location may vary based on conditions. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at 8:30 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip

Sunday, Oct. 16

Hike Little Si

Take a 5-mile hike to the top of the 1,600-foot Little Si Sunday, Oct. 16. Follow the easy-to-moderate trail through the lush forest and massive rock faces to a spectacular view of the upper Snoqualmie Valley. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5 miles; elevation gain: 1,200 feet; time: 2.5–3 hours. Minimum age: 12. Meet at Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. ($45)

 

   

Sunday, Oct. 16

Pedals & pints

Head to Woodinville Sunday, Oct. 16 and bike along the Sammamish River Trail to Marymoor Park and back. Finish the excursion with a tour of the famous Redhook Brewery and dinner at the Forecasters Pub (not included in the trip fee). Difficulty: beginner–intermediate; distance: 12.5 miles. Minimum age: 21. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 10 a.m. ($55)

 
NW Adventure Tours

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Northwest Adventures Focus Btn

For information on Events, Equipment, Rentals, and Rules please go to the Community Pages

Check out our facebook page.

NAC Videos

If you have your own group and would like to schedule a private trip, just call us.
We do customized trips! Location and times of trips subject to change due to
weather and snow conditions. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center on
North Fort Lewis 7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Private Trips Brochure

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.
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

Popular with Families

Especially accommodates
people with exceptional needs

Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Adults only event
21 years and older

In-house trip with
NAC expert guides

Adults Only

 

Aug. 25-29
Big wall at Bugaboo Park, Canada    

Join us for an amazing adventure in big wall rock climbing Aug. 25–29! Canada’s Bugaboo Provincial Park north of Spokane offers some of the most rugged alpine granite big walls in North America. This five-day trip will lead you up a few of the massive 2,000-foot spires jutting out of Canada’s glaciers. You’ll experience the thrill of sleeping suspended on the route a thousand feet above the ground and accomplish a feat of your life. Some rock skill may be required, so speak to our guides about how you can join us today! This trip is set at a guide to participant ratio of 1:1 so you’ll have an instructor dedicated to your instruction and guidance. All technical equipment is provided, as well as transportation and instruction. You’ll be camping in tents, so bring appropriate clothing, sleeping bag, backpacks and food for the duration. International travel requires a valid passport and the ability to cross international boundaries. Your passport must be valid for three months past the return date of the trip. Come by and see us today or email us at JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com for information on how to register. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5 a.m. ($1,700)

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel 

    Adults Only

Saturday, Aug. 27
Ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel — it’s nearly 2 miles long — Saturday, Aug. 27. From there, snake your way around the hills and over old train trestles on the way to Rattlesnake Lake. The best part? It’s all downhill! Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 14. The trip fee includes guide, transportation, bike, helmet, gloves and headlamp. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($55) Ppular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; volunteer option

Waterfall tour   

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, Aug. 28
Explore the greatest concentration of waterfalls in the continental United States with a waterfall tour Sunday, Aug. 28. One stop is the world-famous Multnomah Falls, which plunges more than 620 feet from its origins. Enjoy a pitstop in Hood River, Ore., for lunch (not included in the trip fee). Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($65; ages 5–12: $40; ages 0–4: $15) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Ape Cave adventure    

    Adults Only

Sunday, Aug. 28
Head to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere. Sunday, Aug. 28, go deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble over and climb under volcanic formations. Two features that must be traversed include 6-foot and 8-foot vertical walls and numerous rock piles up to 20 feet high. In this subterranean environment, the average year-round temperature remains a constant 45 degrees, so dress warmly. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($55) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunset SUP & steak  

    Adults Only

Thursday, Sept. 1
Head to American Lake Thursday, Sept. 1 for an enjoyable paddle until the sun sets. All ages are welcome, but children younger than 12 must be on a board with an adult; steak dinner is an optional add-on. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. two days prior to each trip. ($30; ages 3–12: $20) Trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for meal & souvenir cup

 

Sept. 2-4
Mount Rainier climbs  
  
Rising 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier offers nearly unlimited climbing possibilities. Tackle some of the 60 climbing routes on this iconic symbol of Washington state with the JBLM Alpine Club. Take on the DC Route Sept. 2–4. Transportation and gear are provided on these multiday trips. Prerequisite requirements: demonstrated skills or completion of the Alpine Club’s Basic Alpine Climbing Course. A $150 nonrefundable climbing permit fee or full payment is required upon registration for each trip. Full trip details will be provided upon registration. For more information, email JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com. ($750)

Saturday, Sept. 3
Night kayak   
 
Head to Seattle’s Shilshole Bay to kayak this beautiful area at night Saturday, Sept. 3. This location of the Puget Sound is known for its bioluminescent plankton and algae. Paddle toward Discovery Park and its West Point Lighthouse, along the way trying to catch the glow of the sea. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. ($75)

Sunday, Sept. 4
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 ride rain or shine, so dress for the weather Sunday, Sept. 4. ASI ATV RiderCourse™ certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM ORV Park at 9 a.m. ($35)

Tacoma night photography   

    Adults Only

Sunday, Sept. 4
Just because the sun’s gone down doesn’t mean your day of photography has to end! Take a journey of Tacoma and Gig Harbor after dark Sunday, Sept. 4. Night photography is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of digital photography, so check it out! Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 4:15. ($55) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunday, Sept. 4
Destination SUP Yoga 
    
Break down the barriers of where your practice should take place, and change the expectations of what your practice should look like. Whether you are a lifelong yogi wanting to switch up your scenery, or have never said the word “namaste” and are inspired to try something new, this Sunday, Sept. 4 trip is for you! Pack up the paddleboards and head for the serene lakes of the alpine wilderness. Imagine standing on the secluded beach of Lake Kachess, preparing your board, with only mountains surrounding you. Experience an hour of yoga while floating on the crystal-clear waters of this pristine lake. Paddle through the passage into Little Lake and hike up to the waterfalls, or try your hand at some cliff jumping. Sounds like a day in paradise! Minimum age: 12 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7 a.m. ($60)

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Alpine Club meeting 
   
Climbers are invited to the Alpine Club meeting Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. The activity and meeting location differs each month. Members, check out JBLMalpineclub.blogspot.com for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 10
Bungee or zipline adventure 
    
If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed with these trips! Choose between Saturday, Sept. 10 (or have so much fun on the first that you sign up for the second, too!). Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off one of the highest bungee bridges in the country. If bungee jumping isn’t your thing, you can zipline over the canyon for an adventure in the trees on seven different ziplines. Bungee jumpers get two jumps and a T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. Preregistration required by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 (August trip) and Monday, Sept. 5 (September trip). ($135)

Sept. 10
Bella Donna Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel   
 
Ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel — it’s nearly 2 miles long — Saturday, Sept. 10 on a ladies-only trip. From there, snake your way around the hills and over old train trestles on the way to Rattlesnake Lake. The best part? It’s all downhill! Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 14. The trip fee includes guide, transportation, bike, helmet, gloves and headlamp. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($55)

Saturday, Sept. 10
Kayak Boston Harbor   
Take advantage of the tide on this Saturday, Sept. 10 that starts at Boston Harbor and paddles to downtown Olympia. Seals and bald eagles are often seen. Difficulty: intermediate; distance: 7 miles; paddle time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30. ($60)

Sunday, Sept. 11
Raft the White Salmon River  
 
Experience the class-III rapids of the White Salmon River Sunday, Sept. 11. The trip ends at the legendary class-VI 10-foot high Husum Falls (depending on water levels, Class IV). Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration required before Wednesday, Sept. 7. ($110)

Mountain bike Duthie Hill 

  Family Friendly  

Sunday, Sept. 11
If you’ve always wanted to give mountain biking a try, this instructional ride Sunday, Sept. 11 is for you! Spend the day learning the basics while getting plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. Location may vary based on conditions. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at 8:30 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip

Waterfall photography workshop 

    Adults Only

Sunday, Sept. 11
Capturing waterfalls, a continuously flowing subject, requires a delicate balance of the available light through proper use of aperture and shutter-speed. This Sunday, Sept. 11 workshop will show you how and when to use different shutter-speeds to convey your mood. Travel to hidden gems in the Mount Adams area for spectacular scenery and marvel at the power and beauty of nature. What you need to bring: camera and tripod, good, sturdy footwear, rain gear, food/snacks and water. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7:30 a.m. ($85) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunset SUP & steak  

    Adults Only

Thursday, Sept. 15
Head to American Lake Thursday, Sept. 15 for enjoyable paddles until the sun sets. All ages are welcome, but children younger than 12 must be on a board with an adult; steak dinner is an optional add-on. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. two days prior to each trip. ($30; ages 3–12: $20)Trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for meal & souvenir cup

 

Sept. 16-18
Three-day Smith Rock climb     
Enjoy a weekend climbing at Smith Rock, an international destination climbing area. With hundreds of routes to choose from there is something for everyone, beginner to advanced. Aug. 19–21 and Sept. 16–18, follow the guides up simple sport routes or choose to be guided up the famous monkey face route. Camp in Skull Hollow surrounded by juniper pines and open fields! All technical and camping gear is included; bring clothing appropriate for the conditions, food for the duration, backpack and a sleeping bag. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 a.m. ($400)

Sept. 16-18
Mount Rainier climbs   
 
Rising 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier offers nearly unlimited climbing possibilities. Tackle some of the 60 climbing routes on this iconic symbol of Washington state with the JBLM Alpine Club. Take on Emmons Glacier Aug. 19–22 or try the DC Route on two different weekends, Sept. 2–4 and Sept. 16–18. Transportation and gear are provided on these multiday trips. Prerequisite requirements: demonstrated skills or completion of the Alpine Club’s Basic Alpine Climbing Course. A $150 nonrefundable climbing permit fee or full payment is required upon registration for each trip. Full trip details will be provided upon registration. For more information, email JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com. ($750)

Camp out & raft the Tieton River   

    Adults Only

Sept. 17-18
When most other rivers in the Pacific Northwest have run out of water, the Tieton River rafting trip provides an excellent season finale! Thanks to the release of water from Rim Rock Lake each September, the Tieton River turns into a big-wave, class-III+ rollercoaster. Brave the rapids Sept. 17–18. With steep gradient and guaranteed water, this trip offers nonstop action from start to finish. All camp gear, aside from the sleeping bag, will be provided. Dinner on the 17th and breakfast and lunch on the 18th are also provided. Lunch on the way to the camp and dinner on the way home are not included in the trip fee. Difficulty: class III; distance: 18 miles; paddle time: 2.5 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 11 a.m. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. ($140)  Trip with NAC expert guides

Looking ahead:
Alpine Club Denali multiday expedition  
  
Alaska’s home to one of the most impressive mountains in North America — Denali. Standing at 20,310 feet, it’s the highest mountain in North America and one of the world’s Seven Summits. The Alpine Club is running a 20-day expedition to this gem May 10–30, 2017, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This expedition will attempt the West Buttress route from Kahiltna Glacier. Although there’s no technical difficulty, many stretches leave very little margin for error. Prospective climbers should be highly competent in travel on moderately steep snow/ice and exposed traverses. MWR’s Outdoor Recreation program will offer a Winter Cascade Expedition Seminar course to prepare you. Included in the cost is transportation and airfare, lodging and technical gear (except boots, clothing, food, sleeping bag and expedition pack). The expert guides can assist you in ordering discounted boots as needed. For details, email JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com. ($5,000)

Sea kayak skills class

    Adults Only

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Outdoor Recreation offers five levels of two-hour kayak skills classes.

• Level one: proper paddling techniques and how to buddy-rescue.

• Level two: edging maneuvers and self-rescue.

• Level three: recovery techniques and muscle memory exercises for the roll.

• Level four: multiday kayak trip prep and t-rescue.

• Level five: the roll.

The next sea kayak skills class is Tuesday, Sept. 20. You may start at any time and master as many of the levels as you’d like! Meet at Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at 7:30 p.m. Minimum age: 12 ($25) Clinic with NAC expert guides

Sept. 24-25

Wilderness First Aid

The WFA course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is offered Sept. 24–25 and is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. You’ll be introduced 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. Prerequisites: Must hold current adult CPR/AED certification. Visit the Community Updates page at JBLMmwr.com for details on CPR classes at JBLM. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($225)

Ape Cave adventure

    Adults Only

Saturday, Sept. 24

Head to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere. Saturday, Sept. 24, go deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble over and climb under volcanic formations. Two features that must be traversed include 6-foot and 8-foot vertical walls and numerous rock piles up to 20 feet high. In this subterranean environment, the average year-round temperature remains a constant 45 degrees, so dress warmly. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($55) Trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, Sept. 24

SUP Lake Union

Standup paddleboard on Seattle’s Lake Union Saturday, Sept. 24. Paddle past houseboat communities, yacht yards and the NOAA research-ship facility, as well as many trendy urban neighborhoods. Stop for lunch at the Aqua Verde Paddle Club where you may eat your packed lunch or purchase a meal for $4–8. Difficulty: beginner-intermediate; distance: 5.5 miles; paddle time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30. ($60)

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel

  Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, Sept. 25

Ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel — it’s nearly 2 miles long — Sunday, Sept. 25. From there, snake your way around the hills and over old train trestles on the way to Rattlesnake Lake. The best part? It’s all downhill! Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 14. The trip fee includes guide, transportation, bike, helmet, gloves and headlamp. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($55) Popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; volunteer option

 

Sunset SUP & steak

    Adults Only

Thursday, Sept. 29

Head to American Lake Thursday, Sept. 29 for enjoyable paddles until the sun sets. All ages are welcome, but children younger than 12 must be on a board with an adult; steak dinner is an optional add-on. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. two days prior to each trip. ($30; ages 3–12: $20) Trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for meal & souvenir cup

Saturday, Oct. 1

Raft the White Salmon River

Experience the class-III rapids of the White Salmon River Saturday, Oct. 1. The trip ends at the legendary class-VI 10-foot high Husum Falls (depending on water levels, Class IV). Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration required by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. ($110)

Saturday, Oct. 1

Sunrise at Sunrise photography workshop

Head to Sunrise to photograph the early morning sunrise as it hits Mount Rainier Saturday, Oct. 1. In this workshop, learn how exposure for the fast-changing light conditions as the area explodes into vibrant colors as the sun rises over the Cascades. Bring a pack to carry personal items, enough food to get you through the day, water, extra layers of warm clothing and weather protection, camera, lenses and other camera-related equipment. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4 a.m. ($75)

Sunday, Oct. 2

Seattle photography tour

Beautiful and eccentric, Seattle is the perfect subject for honing your photography skills. Sunday, Oct. 2, explore the Emerald City while learning techniques for depth of field, ISO, metering and photo composition. Some of the locations on the visit include Snoqualmie Falls, the Fremont Troll, Ballard Locks and one of the best views of Seattle, Kerry Park. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. ($70)

 

Sunday, Oct. 2

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 ride rain or shine, so dress for the weather Sunday, Oct. 2. ASI ATV RiderCourse™ certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM ORV Park at 9 a.m. ($35)

Bella Donna hike Wallace Falls

    Adults Only

Sunday, Oct. 2

Wallace Falls is a hike fit for all. Head there with the Outdoo Recreation program Sunday, Oct. 2. There are four different lookouts along the trail. Don’t forget to bring your rain jacket, layers and a sack lunch. Difficulty: easy-moderate; distance: 2.5–4 miles; elevation gain: 500–1,200 feet; time: 3 hours. Minimum age: 8. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. ($40) Trip with NAC expert guides

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Alpine Club meeting

Climbers are invited to the Alpine Club meeting Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. The activity and meeting location differs each month. Members, check out JBLMalpineclub.blogspot.com for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Introduction to standup paddleboard

Learn the basics of standup paddleboarding in a fun group setting Saturday, Oct. 8. Start on dry land learning the correct paddle height and hand placement, equipment overview, kneeling and standing on a board, as well as water safety and SUP etiquette. Then on the water, learn to safely get on and off the board, proper standing technique, paddling technique, turning the board, maneuvering over small waves and self-rescue techniques. Appropriate for all experience and fitness levels. Minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($35)

Explore Victoria, B.C.

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly  

Saturday, Oct. 8

Hop on the ferry and spend Saturday, Oct. 8 exploring Victoria, B.C., by foot or bike. The downtown area has everything from antique stores to artisan chocolate shops to check out. Plus, you can stop in at the Royal B.C. Museum or watch an IMAX® film. The trip fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket and transportation to and from Port Angeles. You may add a guided bicycle tour with guide, bike and helmet for only $50 more per person. ID requirements: U.S. Passport or Enhanced Driver’s License are required. Non-U.S. citizens may require Visa; visit travel.state.gov for details. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. ($110; ages 5–11: $85; ages 0–4: $55; bike tour, add $50) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Fall outdoor photography workshop

    Adults Only

Sunday, Oct. 9

From the deep reds of vine maple on the western slopes to the golden yellow of alpine larches on the eastern slope, Washington’s diversity of flora in the mountains makes for a spectacular fall color display. But that’s not all that makes the hillsides light up in autumn. There are fiery reds and oranges in huckleberry shrubs, brilliant yellows of the aspens and a variety of different berries in many hues — often against a backdrop of a crisp blue sky. Learn to capture all of nature’s beauty on film in this fall photography workshop Sunday, Oct. 9. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventure Unlimited at 8:15. ($50) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunday, Oct. 9

Bungee or zipline adventure

If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed with this Sunday, Oct. 9 trip! Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off one of the highest bungee bridges in the country. If bungee jumping isn’t your thing, you can zipline over the canyon for an adventure in the trees on seven different ziplines. Bungee jumpers get two jumps and a T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. Preregistration required by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. ($135)

Oct. 15-16

Wilderness First Aid

The WFA course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is offered Oct. 15–16 and is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. You’ll be introduced 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. Prerequisites: Must hold current adult CPR/AED certification. Visit the Community Updates page at JBLMmwr.com for details on CPR classes at JBLM. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($225)

Saturday, Oct. 15

Day kayak Hope Island

Head to Hope Island Saturday, Oct. 15 for a paddle and walk around the beaches and tide pools. You may see bald eagles, harbor seals and starfish. Paddle distance: approximately 6 miles. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($60)


Mountain bike Duthie Hill

  Family Friendly  

Saturday, Oct. 15

If you’ve always wanted to give mountain biking a try, this instructional ride Saturday, Oct. 15 is for you! Spend the day learning the basics while getting plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. Location may vary based on conditions. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at 8:30 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip

Sunday, Oct. 16

Hike Little Si

Take a 5-mile hike to the top of the 1,600-foot Little Si Sunday, Oct. 16. Follow the easy-to-moderate trail through the lush forest and massive rock faces to a spectacular view of the upper Snoqualmie Valley. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5 miles; elevation gain: 1,200 feet; time: 2.5–3 hours. Minimum age: 12. Meet at Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. ($45)

 

   

Sunday, Oct. 16

Pedals & pints

Head to Woodinville Sunday, Oct. 16 and bike along the Sammamish River Trail to Marymoor Park and back. Finish the excursion with a tour of the famous Redhook Brewery and dinner at the Forecasters Pub (not included in the trip fee). Difficulty: beginner–intermediate; distance: 12.5 miles. Minimum age: 21. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 10 a.m. ($55)

 

Monday, Oct. 17

Photography workshop (night & lowlight)

Night photography is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of digital photography. This Monday, Oct. 17 workshop is designed to teach you what you need to know in order to head out and photograph the world at night. Work on using long exposures to properly expose a scene and bring the glow of the city or majestic beauty of the night to life in your images. This workshop is held at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. ($10)

 

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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