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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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May 28, 2018

Gorgeous day for a hike where 9 vigorous people made it up to the splendid water falls. The viewing was so close that you could get a welcome refreshing spry after a somewhat arduous hike of 22 rocky switchbacks.

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PNW April

April 28, 2018

Seven members braved the threatening cloudy sky to enjoy the beautiful Paradise Valley Conservation Area located in Snohomish county. The 800 acre has about 13 mile of trail system enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The wet trails and a few puddles did not deter our hikers from enjoying…

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PNW January 2018

January 28, 2018

On Saturday, January 13, seventeen of us (including two kids) enjoyed an eventually sunny walk around Seward Park and along Lake Washington Boulevard.  It was a very leisurely stroll with a number of persons stopping to check out the winter water birds.  After the walk, eleven of us adjourned to the…

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A CAI-PNW Trip of 16 days in Iceland

January 14, 2018

July 17-August 3, 2018 Incredible waterfalls, dramatic mountains, rugged fjords and remote fishing villages are just a few of the scenic and cultural treasures to be found as we travel Iceland’s famous Ring Road, a narrow ribbon of civilization that circles the island. Along the way we will do some hiking,…

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Norway 2017

August 28, 2017

View the trip report on Adobe Spark.

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