Outdoor yoga: Get your Tuesdays off to a good start with a free yoga class — and do it outdoors if you have a portable device. The Everett Public Library presents “Morning Yoga for Every Body” with local yoga instructor Diane Brooks via Crowdcast. This series of five virtual classes each Tuesday in November is suitable for all experience and fitness levels. Drop in for one or all sessions. Classes are being held at 10 a.m. Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Register for the free class at crowdcast.io/e/morningyoga. Call 425-257-8000 or go to www.epls.org for more information.
Winter camping 101: Camping in the winter gives you year-round access to natural spaces — and the beautiful calm that comes with the coldest nights. REI is hosting a “Winter Camping Basics” webinar 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 via Zoom. This presentation will go over trip planning, setting up camp, and most of all, how to stay warm. A Zoom link will be emailed with registration. More at www.rei.com.
Get wild: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “People and Wildlife in State Parks,” is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 17 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Montana Napier, interpretive specialist at Cama Beach State Park will talk about how state parks protect wildlife habitats — essentially, when we’re visiting parks, we’re visiting animals’ homes. She’ll also go over the Leave No Trace principles. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Snowshoeing 101: Exploring your favorite trails and natural areas on snowshoes is a great way to experience the outdoors in winter. REI is hosting a “Snowshoeing Basics” webinar from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 via Zoom. During the presentation, you will learn about gear selection, how to stay warm in cold weather and about winter preparedness. A Zoom link will be emailed with registration. More at www.rei.com.
Stevens Pass: Stevens Pass Mountain Resort is set to open Dec. 3. Averaging 460 inches of snowfall per year, the mountain resort’s 1,125 acres of terrain boasts 37 runs and 10 chairlifts for skiing and snowboarding. Call 206-812-4510 or go to www.stevenspass.com for more information.
Wilderness first aid: If you work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities or recreate outdoors, this course is for you. REI is hosting a “Wilderness First Aid” class taught by the National Leadership Outdoor School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10-19 at Gold Creek County Park, 16020 148th Ave NE, Woodinville. Be prepared for hands-on instruction on wilderness medicine over the course of two days. You’ll earn your Wilderness First Aid certification with completion of the class. There is a waitlist. Cost is $245 for members, $275 for non-members. Go to www.rei.com for more information.
Hiking recommendations: Let the Washington Trails Association suggest your next hike. WTA’s website features a tool that offers personalized suggestions of hikes you might want to add to your to-do list. The tool is designed to educate, spark curiosity and shift focus from a small number of often-recommended trails to the many trails that Washington has to offer. Find the hike recommender tool at wta.org/recommender. More at www.wta.org.
Find your favorite park: Washington State Parks Foundation’s website features an interactive map of Washington’s 124 state parks, as well as virtual tours, park information and trip reports. The virtual tours provide a 360-degree view with navigational tools and a walk-through of state parks, trails, campgrounds, retreat centers, interpretive centers and vacation houses. More at www.waparks.org.
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