Outdoors calendar


Pilchuck Audubon: An 8 a.m. Jan. 4 trip to Guemes Island/Anacortes. 425-337-0485.

Pilchuck Audubon: An 8 a.m. Jan. 11 trip to Camano 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 “Pioneer Life on the Washington Coast,” with Jacilee Wray, an Olympic National Park anthropologist, Jan. 11.

Pilchuck Audubon: An 8 a.m. Jan. 15 trip to Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. 425-337-0485.

Pilchuck Audubon: An 8 a.m. Jan. 18 trip to Samish Flats. 425-337-0485.

Pilchuck Audubon: An 8 a.m. Jan. 25 trip to Point Roberts/Boundary Bay, B.C. 425-337-0485.


Cascade Crags, 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett., 425-258-3431, www.cascadecrags.com: n Learn to climb: A month-long series of classes. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. $75 or $125 with equipment rental and belay class.

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.


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.

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

Everett Mountaineers: Activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, scrambling, skiing, first aid, singles outings and kayaking. Meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-385-3660, www.everettmountaineers.org. n Mike Ward presents “Hiking in Europe,” 7 p.m. Jan. 5.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: Activities range from saltwater outings to kayaking classes. Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Walter E. Hall Golf Course meeting room in Everett. 425-423-0883. nsseakayaker.homestead.com. n Pool session, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13, $10, $6 additional person; 425-257-8300.

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

Washington State Snowmobile Association: Regional clubs promote safety, legislation, activities and access. 800-783-9772.

To enter an item in the Outdoors calendar, write to “Outdoors Calendar,” the Herald, PO 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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