Easy Ways to Say Hello to Nature This Summer

We've gathered a list of activities to help you get outside this summer! With photography trips, urban adventures, and day hikes, we've got something for everyone.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
May 30, 2019
Easy Ways to Say Hello to Nature This Summer

Now that the weather is getting nicer and we're all dreaming about plans for long weekends, we wanted to highlight a few summer  activities to help you get outside and give you trip ideas of your own!

Mountaineers volunteers will lead hundreds of trips all summer long, and we selected a small portion to help you jump right in. Be sure to check the website regularly for new activities and events for new opportunities to get outside and explore nature. 

urban adventure & photography in the georgetown steam plant - june 8


Photograph one of Seattle's  most unique historical sites at the former Georgetown Steam Plant.

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Sail on the adventuress - june 9


Come explore the Puget Sound while sailing aboard a historic tall ship. Participants are encouraged to join in to raise the sails, sing a sea shanty or two, and enjoy one of our shipboard classes. Or just sit back and enjoy the scenery! 

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A great hike through the historic 2.3-mile Snoqualmie Tunnel, stopping for lunch at a picnic table with a nice view and then continuing west on the John Wayne Trail!

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exploring nature in summerland - june 26


It rarely feels like summer in Summerland, but it does in late July. The flowers, wildlife and habitat diversity are beautiful.

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iron mountain & cone peak loops photography/hike - june 28


 Join this photography/naturalist-oriented hike to view peak wildflower blooms and butterflies at one of Oregon's premier areas for blooms and butterflies!

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hike to talapus lake - june 11


Visit a beautiful lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness on an easy hike on a recently improved trail, passing through an evergreen forest.

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WHISTLER TRAIN WRECK - Photography Hike July 13

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A short hike to take photos of seven box cars left over from a train wreck in 1956 that have since been painted with graffiti/art.

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SQUAMISH SEA TO SKY - PHotography Urban Adventure July 14

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Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola, then take pictures from viewing platforms and on short trails. Great for those who want great views and to get outdoors, but don't have the stamina for long hikes.

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REIFEL MIGRATORY BIRD SANCTUARY - Photography Urban Adventure July 14


Photograph birds/waterfowl at a leisurely pace in a wonderful area with an abundance of birds!

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One of the best hikes of the Pacific Northwest, with a free tour of the lighthouse where there are numerous historical exhibits to explore, and a variety of wildlife is visible along the trail.

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BERKELEY PARK NEAR MOUNT RAINIER - Photography Wildflower Hike Aug 9

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From Sunrise in Mount Rainier National Park, hike along Sourdough Ridge, past Frozen Lake to Berkeley Park. Enjoy excellent views of Mount Rainier. The perfect time of the year for wildflowers, the group will stop to take photos along the way. 

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Didn't see anything of interest? Don't forget to browse the rest of our activities, as there are just too many to share them all here! 

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