Outdoor Calendar


B.I.K.E.S.: A Dec. 11 ride to the Puget Sound Blood Center in Everett or Lynnwood. 360-658-2462.

B.I.K.E.S.: A 10 a.m. Dec. 11 McClinchy route ride, 25 miles. 360-653-2384.

Pilchuck Audubon: A Dec. 14 trip to Fir Island. 425-337-0485.

Perspectives series: Olympic National Park’s sixth annual program, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, November through May, at Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles; 360-565-3005. n “Marine Mammals of the Olympic Coast,” with Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary staff, Dec. 14.

B.I.K.E.S.: A 9:30 a.m. Dec. 18, Harry’s Point to Harry’s Place ride, 43 miles. 425-743-7593.

B.I.K.E.S.: A 10 a.m. Dec. 19 Tim’s social birthday ride, 28 miles. 425-745-3467.

Pilchuck Audubon: A Dec. 21 Lowell, Snohomish, Tualco trip. 425-337-0485.

Pilchuck Audubon: A Dec. 28 Fortson Mill Ponds, N. Fork Stilly trip. 425-337-0485.

B.I.K.E.S.: An 8:30 a.m. Dec. 29 Chainwheel Chatter delivery to Velo Sports ride, 40 miles. 360-658-2462.

Fall bird migration cruises: Cruise to Protection Island, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 31, on the Glacier Spirit, $45, reservations required. 800-566-3932.


Adopt-A-Stream: Low-cost classes on various topics. Registration required. All workshops held at the NW Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To register, call 425-316-8592. n “The Awesome Alcids” with Mary Carlson, 11 a.m. Dec. 14. n “Winter Birds: What’s to Eat?” with Bob Morse, 7 p.m. Dec. 15.

Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation: Low-cost courses for recreational cyclists, event riders, commuters and novice cyclists. For schedule or to register, call 206-523-1952 or visiwww.cascade.org/ education/classes.cfm.

Cascade Crags, 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett., 425-258-3431, www.cascadecrags.com: n Kids climbing: An ongoing youth climbing program at 6 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays for children and teenagers 8-19. $10 members, $25 nonmembers. n Learn to climb: A month-long series of classes designed to teach newcomers everything they need to get started in the sport. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. $75 or $125 with equipment rental and belay class. n Rock climbing: Ongoing beginners classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. $40.

Cascade Guiding Services: Offers courses and outings in snowshoeing, snow cave camping, ski touring, winter camping, mountaineering, ice climbing and backcountry. Registration required. 425-346-9302, www.cascadeguide.com.

Everett Mountaineers: Nordic skiing course designed for beginners, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 6 through Feb. 3, $70, $50 members, additional fees for field trips vary, registration by Jan. 1. Alpine scrambling course on how to travel safely off-trail and scramble to mountain summits, Feb. 24 through May 19, $155, $135 members, registration required; 800-573-8484. Introductory snowshoe course on basic techniques, Jan. 12 through 30, $49, $39 members, registration required, 800-573-8484. For information, call 425-487-0312, 360-387-4605.

Horse Country: Riding instruction, family trail rides, lease programs, seasonal day and mini camps, children’s pony rides, activities for all ages and skill levels, 8307 Highway 92, Granite Falls; 360-691-7509, 425-335-4773, www.horsecountryfarm.com.

Paramount Equestrian Center: Indoor and outdoor riding instruction, jumping, Morgan school horses, student leases available, Arlington; 360-653-6116, 425-422-4132.

Stillwaters Environmental Center: Various classes offered. 360-297-2876 or visit www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.


Adventure Cycling Association: Various rides offered. 800-755-2453, www.adventurecycling.org/e23.

Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club: Ride Line, 206-283-2995.

Backcountry Horsemen (Traildusters): Activities for trail-riding horse lovers. Meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Flying Pig Restaurant, 2929 Colby Ave., Everett. 360-793-0380. dfletche@gte.net. www.bchw.org.

BIKES: A bicycle touring club with rides throughout the year for all skill and age levels. Meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of September, November, February and April at the Snohomish County PUD building, 2320 California Ave., Everett. 425-339-7655. www.bikesclub.org.

Cascade Orienteering Club: Beginning instruction in navigating through the woods and events for all levels. 206-783-3866. www.cascadeoc.org.

Everett Rowing: A group for new and experienced rowers, featuring coaching, classes, competition, open rows, sweep and sculling. Everett Parks and Recreation, 425-257-8300.

Four Plus Foolhardy Folks: A volksmarch (walking) club. President, Marcia Stein, 206-772-1306.

Honorbound: Honorbound Horsemen’s Fellowship and Outreach Ministries meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Marysville Livestock Auction Barn. 425-870-7971, or pjeromeb@aol.com.

PNW Four-Wheel Drive Association: Regional clubs meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at various locations. Frank Remley, 425-258-2437.

Pilchuck Audubon: Birding trips and education. Meets at 7 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Cascade Crags, 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-0926.

Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club: A club for those dedicated to the hobby of metal detecting. Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Firefighters Museum, 923 13th St., Everett. 425-481-1484.

Puget Sound Sloshers Volkssport Club: Activities with a focus on walking. Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Everett. Lorrie Pedersen, 206-542-8694.

Snohomish County Mycological Society: Activities include educational events, field trips, shows and classes. Meets 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Baker Heights Community Center, 14th and Poplar, Everett. Tom Davidson, 425-337-5077.

Volunteers for Outdoor Washington: Learn how to build trails and volunteer to construct and maintain hiking routes. 206-517-3019, www.trailvolunteers.org.

Washington Kayak Club: A Seattle-based kayaking club. 206-433-1983.

Washington Ski Touring Club: Offers trips, classes and volunteer opportunities for cross-country, telemark and backcountry skiers. Meets 7 p.m. first Thursday of month through March. New membership orientation begins at 6:30 p.m. REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; 206-525-4451, www.wstc.org.

Western Outdoor Learning Center: Activities include seminars, naturalist mentoring and walkabouts. 360-303-1191.

To enter an item in the Outdoors calendar, write to “Outdoors Calendar,” the Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, e-mail features@heraldnet. com, or fax 425-339-3469. For information, call Tanya Sampson at 425-339-3479.

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