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Club Outings

Club outings provide an opportunity for our members to hike, climb and socialize together. Past outings have included wildflower hikes, spring snow scrambles, climbs of Mount Rainier, rock climbing day trips, the Ptarmigan Traverse, and more. All club outings are organized and facilitated by fellow club members and are not guided trips. Participants are responsible for their own actions and well-being. There is no fee to participate.

Club-sponsored outings that are not overseen by another organization (such as NOLS or AIARE) and are not "inbounds" (as in a ski area) require pre-approval by the Board. For all outing policies, see About the Club>Policies.

Thinking of organizing a club outing?

  1. Dream it.
    • Decide the type of outing you wish to lead, such as a scramble, roped climb, day hike, or multi-day glacier climb.

  2. Plan it.
    • Read our Club Outing Policy.
    • Complete the outing proposal form.
    • Email the completed outing proposal to Bushwhacker Board of Directors ( for review and approval.
    • Once approved, email the club to announce the outing and find participants.
    • Finalize outing participants and send the participant list to your Board-assigned outing point of contact.

  3. Do it.
    • Coordinate club gear pickup with the Board of Directors, if necessary.
    • Coordinate outing details, including morning rendezvous and carpools, with your team.
    • Before you get out of cell reception, send a picture of all car license plates that will be parked at the trailhead to your outing point of contact.
    • Once back to the trailhead, notify your outing point of contact of your safe return.
    • Have a post-outing dinner and debrief. Discuss what went well and what could have gone better!

Header photo graciously donated by Stephen Matera Photography.