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CAI-PNW March 2020 Hike

March 19, 2020

Last Saturday, March 14th, Gerlinde Gruber, Kendra Wanzenried, Ida Callahan, Ron Riter, and Joanie Pryor chanced snow, rain, and wind to hike up to the top of Little Mountain Park, the largest park of the city of Mt. Vernon. As it turned out, although a little cold, it was a…

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CAI-PNW February 2020 Hike

February 23, 2020

On a mild February 12th, 2020, 15 CAI-PNW members and friends gathered to do a beach walk on Puget Sound hoping to view marine mammals such as whales, seals and hopefully sea lions. We took advantage of a nice low tide to give us maximum walking space on the beach.…

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2020 Activities Schedule

February 18, 2020

This is a list of local and international activities coming up in 2020. You may sort them by date, leader, or locale.

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Olympic Sculpture Park

CAI-PNW January 2020 Hike – Seattle

February 14, 2020

On January 11th, several of us gathered at the “Father and Son” fountain at the entry to the Olympic Sculpture Park in uptown Seattle.  We then spent a couple of rain-free hours enjoying the sculptures and pondering the relationships between art and nature (because that’s what the written descriptions invited…

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Heybrook Ridge Hike

CAI-PNW November 2019 Hike to Heybrook Ridge

February 14, 2020

Nine of us gathered Saturday in Index to hike up to Heybrook Ridge. There was only a drizzle on and so overall it was a good day for a November hike in the Pacific Northwest. There was a view of Mount Index and Bridle Veil Falls with interesting cloud formations…

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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 12 (George Whyel) Everett Walk March 14 (Joanie Pryor) Local Trail April 11 (Ida Callahan) Local Trail May 8 to 10 (Bev and Ron…

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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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