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2020 Local Events At A Glance

December 19, 2019

Here’s a list of the local events planned for 2020. More details about each will be posted soon. January 11 (Dianne Clifford) Olympic Sculpture Park February 8 (George Whyel) Snowshoeing March 14 (Joanie Pryor) Local Trail April 11 (Ida Callahan) Local Trail May 8 to 10 (Bev and Ron Riter)…

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Dedication of Trail in Tuscany in Memory of Francesco Greco

December 17, 2019

September 13, 2020 CAI-Pisa and CAI-PNW will be joining together to see that trail 181 near Pizzo d’Uccello in the Garfagnana (north of Lucca and Pisa) is dedicated to the memory of Francesco Greco who was instrumental in founding CAI-PNW.  CAI-Pisa will work on improving and signposting the trail, which…

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Port Townsend

October 13, 2019

CAI-PNW invaded Fort Worden State Park for three days of hiking, food and comradery. Port Townsend is a historical town on the Washington coast. It is a short ferry ride out of Edmonds to Kingston then, along highway 104 turning north at the Shine quarry site towards Port Townsend.Our guides…

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The Grape Stomp

September 29, 2019

THE WINNERS ARE…THE BAREFOOT COMPRESSORS!! Our CAI-PNW entered two teams in Festa Italiana Seattle’s Grape Stomp competition.  Each 3-person team was given four minutes to stomp on and collect the juice from 20 pounds of grapes in a barrel.  Our Barefoot Compressors (Clarence Elstad, Kendra Wanzenried and Flo Burnett) did…

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Barclay Lake Hike

September 14, 2019

The CAI-PNW hike on September 14 to Barclay Lake went well. Even though the Weather Report was not the greatest; we had a fine day with only a few raindrops.  Along the 2.2 mile trail we saw beautiful ferns and various mushrooms that had popped up from the forest floor and on…

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Padova Exchange Report

September 7, 2019

The Exchange began Sunday,August 25, with 15 members of CAI-PNW being welcomed into the homes of their CAI Padua hosts. Monday, Aug. 26 Our group assembled for a guided walking tour of Padova, focused on  a broad range of cultural and historical information. Some highlights were the Scrovegni Chapel, legendary…

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Summary of Past International Trips

August 28, 2019

CAI–PNW organized, from 2002 to 2017, the following international activities also: 2002 International Trip along the Amalfi Coast for CAI-PNW members, in cooperation with the CAI Section of Cava dei Tirreni May 3-19: Hiking Italy’s Scenic Amalfi Coast July 26-August 11, 2002: Australian Exchange to PNW (with Mountaineers) 2003 Exchange…

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Snowshoeing at Gold Creek Valley

February 25, 2019

Winter Outing Trip report On a sunny day John, Joanne, Tatiana and George headed to Snoqualmie Pass for a day of snow shoeing. Our original plan was to park at the Silver Fir parking lot and take the snow shoe route to Hyak Lake and then continue to the Grand…

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Iceland 2018

July 17, 2018

After we finished breakfast and making lunch sandwiches, our rental car driver showed up to shuttle our four drivers to the Lagoon Car Rental office. We all signed our lives away and picked up the two passenger vans. Ron and John followed Rob and Steve back to Our House, where…

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Ebey's Landing

June 9, 2018

On this Saturday of high weather instability, our Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve hike was pleasantly precipitation free and included periods of sun and blue skies punctuated with photogenic cumulus clouds. Our six mile loop hike featured a variety of vistas and visits: Views of a glacier-formed homesteaded agricultural prairie,a visit…

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