Tacoma Pathfinders & Explorers - Kick-Off Trip - Exit 38

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Tacoma Pathfinders & Explorers - Kick-Off Trip - Exit 38

Tacoma Pathfinders & Explorers Kick-off Event

  • Sat, Sep 21, 2024
  • Tacoma Youth Programs
  • Youth, Family
  • Families, Youth
  • Casual

We will meet at the Deception Crags trailhead at 9am.

Expect to leave meet at the trailhead early on Saturday where we will distribute gear and head to the crag.

A trip sheet with a detailed schedule, driving directions, and packing list will be posted here by 2 weeks before the trip. 

Since this trip is open to non-members, register directly here on this page. For all other  Pathfinders and Explorers registration, use the corresponding course pages.

Every year, Pathfinders and Explorers hosts a Kick-Off Trip which serves as a try-out for prospective new members and a chance for all returning members to get reacquainted with one another over a day of rock climbing and/or hiking.

This trip is community focused and should give anyone new to our programs a good idea of what our culture is like. Interested members need not pay/commit to the club before attending this trip, and will be invited to make their decision to join or not after this trip. 

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Climbing Gear (all available to borrow from The Mountaineers - reach out to sarahh@mountaineers.org)

  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness that fits over the clothing you climb in
  • Helmet
  • Belay device/carabiner, extra carabiners

Additional Gear Needed

  • Backpack
  • Sun protection
  • Lunch/ snacks
  • Water bottles 
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Layers for weather
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