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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.comReasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for lunch & souvenir cup.

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Sept. 5–6
Kayak Blake Island 
 
Join us for a weekend of kayaking to Blake Island Sept. 5–6. We’ll spend two days (one night) camping at one of Washington’s amazing boat access-only state parks. Once we get to the island, everyone will have a chance to set up camp and relax on the grass or explore one of the many trails Blake Island has to offer. We will join the Tillicum Village Salmon bake and cultural show for dinner there you’ll be greeted with an appetizer of steaming clams in nectar broth. Inside the longhouse, watch as whole Chinook salmon are cooked over an alderwood fire on cedar stakes in the traditional style of the Northwest Coast Indian. Your meal is served buffet-style and includes a menu of traditional Indian-style baked salmon, warm Tillicum whole-grain bread, new red potatoes, long-grain and wild rice, fresh salad bar and Boehms chocolate salmon dessert. Difficulty: beginner-intermediate; distance: 4 miles; paddle time: 5 hours (spread over two hours); minimum age: 14. Registration is required by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. There is a pretrip meeting this day at 5:30 p.m. at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Meet at the NAC at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($150)

Raft the Tieton River  

    Family Friendly

Saturday, Sept. 5
When most other rivers in the Pacific Northwest have run out of water, the Tieton River provides an excellent season finale rafting trip! The yearly release of water from Rim Rock Lake each September turns the Tieton River into a rollercoaster. Join us Saturday, Sept. 5 for big waves and class-III+ rapids. With steep gradient and guaranteed water, a whitewater Tieton River trip offers non-stop action from start to finish. The price includes a grilled dinner included. Difficulty: class-III rapids; distance: 18 miles; paddle time: 2.5 hours. Minimum age: 10. Registration is required before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($125) Popular Family trip

Sunday, Sept. 6
ATV RiderCourse™

In this half-day course, ATV Safety Institute instructors will guide you through the fun and excitement of safely riding an ATV. Sunday, Sept. 6, we ride rain or shine, so dress for the weather. ASI ATV RiderCourse certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM Skeet Range at 9 a.m. ($35)

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel  

  Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, Sept. 6
Take a ride through Snoqualmie Tunnel (it’s nearly two miles long!) with us Sunday, Sept. 6. From there, we’ll snake our way around the hills and over old train trestles on our way to Rattlesnake Lake. The best part is — it’s all downhill! Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours; minimum age: 14. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($50) Popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Pike Place Market/Ride the Ducks 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Sept. 12
 
Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on a musical tour of Seattle Saturday, Sept. 12 aboard amphibious World War-II vehicles. See Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square and funky Fremont before splashing into Lake Union for a spectacular view of the city skyline. You’ll also have time for shopping and great food. Meet at the Northwest Adventure at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($50; ages 3–12: $40; ages 0–2: $30) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Stand-up paddleboard Leavenworth   

Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, Sept. 12
Join us Saturday, Sept. 12 to learn the ins and outs of stand-up paddleboarding on the calm section of Icicle Creek. By the time we reach the Wenatchee, you can use your newfound river skills to navigate to the waterfront park next to Blackbird Island. This is an intermediate SUP trip; prior experience or introduction to SUP class is required. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. Ask about our private trips for groups and units. ($65) Popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, Sept. 12
Leavenworth wine walk   

Stroll, sip and sample your way through Washington's Bavarian Village during the annual Leavenworth Wine Walk Saturday, Sept. 12. Your Wine Walk Passport provides a souvenir wine glass and tasting of up to 60 different wines, a bottle tote, walking map, discount coupons and prizes. Enjoy live music at the gazebo, and shop in unique downtown stores throughout the day. Leavenworth Wine Walk is a fundraising event for Cascade Farmlands Association, promoting culinary and ag-tourism in North Central Washington. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. Minimum age: 21. ($100 or $190 per couple)

Sunday, Sept. 13
Bike ride Lopez Island 
 
A bicyclist’s paradise, Lopez Island is known as the “Friendly Isle.” When it comes to cycling, this 15-mile island is one of the most peaceful and relaxed islands in the San Juan Islands. Join us Sunday, Sept. 13 as we cycle past driftwood-scattered beaches to Spencer Spit for stunning views of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains 50 miles away on the mainland. Further south, we’ll see Shark Reef Sanctuary, where seals fish and bask in the sunshine. Last, we will stop Lopez Village, the only village on the island, which is beautifully situated at the north end of Fisherman Bay. It has a good range of delis, bakeries and restaurants, as well as an organic winery. Minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at a time to be determined based on the ferry schedule. ($115)

Sunday, Sept. 13
Westport bottom fishing  
 
Head to Westport for some bottom fishing — rockfish are always plentiful and lingcod are real fighters — Sunday, Sept. 13! Dress in layers. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4:15 a.m. Preregistration is required before Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5 p.m. ($130)

Sunday, Sept. 13
Bungee jumping or zip line adventure  

If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed in this Sunday, Sept. 13 trip! Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off the highest bungee bridge in the country. Zip line over the canyon for an adventure in the trees on seven different zip lines. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9 a.m. or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:15 a.m. Preregistration is required before Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5 p.m. Bungee jumpers get two jumps and a T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. ($135 each)

Tuesday, Sept. 15
Sea kayak skills class   

The Outdoor Recreation program offers five levels of our two-hour kayak skills class.

  1. Level one: proper paddling techniques and how to buddy-rescue.
  2. Level two: edging maneuvers and self-rescue.
  3. Level three: recovery techniques and muscle memory exercises for the roll.
  4. Level four: multiday kayak trip prep and t-rescue.
  5. Level five: the roll.

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)

Visit Tillicum Villiage 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Sept. 19
Join us for this four-hour adventure to Tillicum Village Saturday, Sept. 19 and take in the magnificent scenery during the 50-minute cruise to Blake Island State Park. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a path strewn with white clamshells bleached by the sun and greeted with an appetizer of steaming clams in nectar broth.  Inside the longhouse, whole Chinook salmon are cooked over an alderwood fire on cedar stakes in the traditional style of the Northwest Coast Indian. Your meal is served buffet-style and includes a menu of traditional Indian-style baked salmon, warm Tillicum whole-grain bread, new red potatoes, long-grain and wild rice, fresh salad bar and Boehms chocolate salmon dessert. As you finish your meal, the lights dim while the myth and magic come to life in the spellbinding performance featuring the Tillicum Village dancers. Total tour time: 4 hours. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration is required before Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. ($90; ages 5–12: $65; ages 0–4: $15) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Saturday, Sept. 19
Raft the White Salmon River  

Take a trip down the White Salmon River Saturday, Sept. 19 and experience class-III rapids on the way to the legendary 10-foot-high Husum Falls (dependent on water levels, class-IV). Minimum age: 10. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration is required before Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. ($110)

 

Sunday, Sept. 20
Stand-up paddleboard Lake Union  

Head out with us to paddle on Seattle’s Lake Union Sunday, Sept. 20. 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: beginner-intermediate; distance: 5.5 miles; paddle time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 12.Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 8:30 a.m. ($60)

Explore Victoria, B.C.  

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Sept. 20
 Hop on the ferry and spend the day exploring Victoria, B.C., by foot or bike Sunday, Sept. 20. The downtown area has everything from antique stores to artisan chocolate shops to explore. Plus, you can also stop in at the Royal B.C. Museum or watch a thrilling IMAX film. The trip fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket and transportation to and from Port Angeles. Guided bicycle tour is an optional add-on and includes guide, bike and helmet. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5 a.m. Preregistration is required before Friday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. A passport is required. ($110; ages 5–11: $85; ages 0–4: $55; add a guided bike tour: $50) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Saturday, Sept. 26
Kayak Hope Island  

Join us for a nice paddle and walk around Hope Island’s beaches and tide pools Saturday, Sept. 26. The island offers visitors the chance to see wildlife such as bald eagles, harbor seals and starfish. Paddle distance: approximately 6 miles. Minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($60)

  Outdoor photography workshop 

    Adults Only

Saturday, Sept. 26
Outdoor photography is one of the most popular forms of photography out there. Saturday, Sept. 26 head to Seattle’s Discovery Park with us as we cover aperture, shutter speed, exposure settings and composition. Learn how to eliminate distractions and the rule of thirds to create more dynamic images. Bring your camera and tripod along with the owner’s manual. Before class, please familiarize yourself with the process of adjusting your shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance. We’ll talk at length on when and why to make these adjustments. It’s strongly suggested that you have a fully charged back-up battery. 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) Trip with NAC expert guides

Ape Cave adventure

    Adults Only

Sunday, Sept. 27
Travel to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere Sunday, Sept. 27. We’ll 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: moderate; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet; minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($45) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunday, Sept. 27
Discover Seattle tour

Join us for an insider’s view of the Emerald City Sunday, Sept. 27. We’ll show you the best parts of Seattle — The University of Washington, Ballard, Fremont, Queen Anne, City Center, Pike Place and Safeco Field. While exploring the city, we’ll stop to taste and see the spots that most pass by. You’ll have time to go to the Space Needle, the EMP and the Museum (entry to this will e on your own). 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)

Introduction to single-track mountain biking   

Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 3
If you’ve always wanted to give mountain biking a try, this is the trip for you! Spend Saturday, Oct. 3 learning the basics of mountain biking. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12 ($35) Popular Family trip

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth  

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 3
Spend Saturday, Oct. 3 with ODR 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. This is a transportation-only event. Tickets are $20, but active duty military with their 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. ($55) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Saturday, Oct. 3
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. The next course is Saturday, Oct. 3. ASI ATV RiderCourse certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM Skeet Range at
9 a.m. ($35)

Seattle Aquarium/Pike Place Market

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Oct. 4
Visit two local favorites — the Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market — Sunday, Oct. 4. The aquarium is filled with local exhibits and many things to see and touch. Pike Place Market has an assortment of unique shops to explore. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 am. The trip fee includes aquarium admission. ($50; ages 4–12: $40; ages 0–3: $30) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Intro to stand-up paddleboarding 

Adults Only

Sunday, Oct. 4
Learn the ins and outs of stand-up paddleboarding in a safe environment. Head to American Lake with us Sunday, Oct. 4. We use very forgiving inflatable boards from NRS. Children younger than 12 must be on a board with an adult. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($35; ages 3–12: $25) Trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for lunch & souvenir cup

Saturday, Oct. 10
Carbon River Trail bike ride  
  
Join us for a bike ride through the rain forest of Mount Rainer National Park Saturday, Oct. 10. We’ll follow the Carbon River five miles toward Carbon Glacier. Parts of the Carbon River Road were 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 Lewis North at 9:30 a.m. ($45)

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth 

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, Oct. 10
Spend Saturday, Oct. 10 with ODR 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. This is a transportation-only event. Tickets are $20, but active duty military with their 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. ($55) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

  Family corn maze & pumpkin patch 

Family Friendly

Sunday, Oct. 11
Looking for some fun for the entire Family? Come along with us to the Rutledge Corn Maze Sunday, Oct. 11. Navigate through more than three miles of maze and enjoy horse drawn hay rides to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick out your perfect pumpkin. 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

Sunday, Oct. 11
Mount St. Helens bike tour
  
Combine a bike ride with an exploration of the aftermath of the most disastrous volcanic eruption in the history of the U.S. Sunday, Oct. 11. We’ll start at Windy Ridge within view of the crater of Mount St. Helens and start our journey past the effects of the volcano’s eruption.  Continuing on the journey passing Spirit Lake, we’ll see the amazing landscape changed by that eruption in 1980 and its slow return to life. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 24 miles; ride time: 3 hours.  Minimum age: 12 ($65) 

Saturday, Oct. 17
Sea kayak Cutts Island  

Don’t miss this South Sound classic Saturday, Oct. 17! Paddle in Carr Inlet on the way to Cutts Island, where you can take a dip and explore the island while breaking for lunch. Difficulty: easy; time: 4 hours; minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($60)

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth  

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 17
Spend Saturday, Oct. 17 with ODR 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. This is a transportation-only event. Tickets are $20, but active duty military with their 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. ($55) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Sunday, Oct. 18
Zombie paintball  

The fields surrounding the JBLM Paintball Field are crawling with the undead! Help us take them out paintball-style Sunday, Oct. 18. Equipment and paint are included. Minimum age: 10. Meet at the field at 5 p.m. ($30)

 

Pike Place Market/Ride the Ducks 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Oct. 18
Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on a musical tour of Seattle Sunday, Oct. 18 aboard amphibious World War-II vehicles. See Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square and funky Fremont before splashing into Lake Union for a spectacular view of the city skyline. You’ll also have time for shopping and great food. 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; ages 3–12: $40; ages 0–2: $30) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; 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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