Our friends at King County Metro have announced the return of Trailhead Direct! This is a service of King County Transit shuttling hikers between Seattle and popular trailheads in the Issaquah and North Bend area. All aboard!
The Cascade Mountain Adventures team is proud to invite you to a free event on Monday, 4/8. We will show you how to research and plan outdoor adventures for all seasons and abilities. Join us to learn how to plan a safe, successful, and fun day hike or multi-day backpacking adventure. See you there!
The scientific and medical community have officially agreed with what we already know - nature is good for you! We are excited to see an uptick in articles about the healing benefits of nature. Check out some of our favorites to get inspired.
We are thrilled to welcome you to our 2019 Season! It is going to be a big year for the Cascade Mountain Adventures team. We are looking forward to a busy season of Guided Day Hikes, Backpacking Skills Intensives, Overnight Backpacking Adventures, and our first annual Outdoor Yoga Retreat.
You may have noticed that the Cascade Mountain Adventures blog has gone a bit quiet. We’re still here but the blog has gone skiing. The blog will return in February along with some exciting announcements, new partnerships, and new adventures in the year to come. We wish you a safe and magical winter outdoors until we meet again.
Winter is here! We’ll soon be frolicking through snow covered meadows, soaking the view of white capped peaks, and skiing fluffy powder. Do you know how to research, trip plan, and safely travel in avalanche terrain? Do you know how to identify avalanche terrain? Do you know how to predict and assess the avalanche risk of current snow conditions? We’ve got the resources you need!
We'd like to take a moment to re-introduce ourselves and share why we're here. The Cascade Mountain Adventures team specializes in teaching outdoor skills for women, by women. This includes skills from responsible wilderness trip planning, pitching a tent, filtering water, wildlife safety, clothing layer management, Leave No Trace, and so much more. We also believe that outdoor skills mean so much more.
Winter comes early to the higher elevations. It is a beautiful sight to see the leaves fall, remaining vegetation covered in frost, and the lakes start to freeze. It also means cooler temperatures, fewer hours of daylight, and the need for additional preparation for safe and successful trips. This post focuses on essential weather and planning resources for late fall into winter hiking.
We are proud to present our October moment of inspiration. Meet the Cholita Climbers of Bolivia. After years of serving as high altitude cooks, porters, wives, and mothers in a traditionally patriarchal society, these women decided that it was their turn to climb.