CUSTOM & DIFFERENTLY-ABLED Hikes & Classes

Artwork used by permission and copywritten by Joanna Colbert Powell of GiaianTarot.comThe Wolf College offers “Northwest Nature” Guided Hikes and “Earth Skills” Training Classses including many that integrate differently-abled participants at handicap-accessible locations, with goals of physical conditioning, naturalist study, and experiencing the emotional and sometimes spiritual nourishment of our mountains, forests, canyons and seashores.

Same & Differently Abled Participants with or without walking-aids and wheelchairs can enjoy the following hikes and classes with us:

APRIL Classes in Accessible Northwest Locations: Safety, Tracks & Bird Alarms in Cougar, Wolf & Bear Country

SEA Accessible Workshop: Sunday Workshop, April 13, 2014 Wild Edible Plant Foraging & Herbal Medicine Making in Puyallup WA.

MAY Classes in Accessible Northwest Locations: Backcountry Gourmet & Wilderness Camp Stove Cooking Classes

SEA Accessible Workshop: Saturday Workshop, May 10, 2014 Understanding Birds and Their Voices pre-Mother’s Day workshop in Puyallup WA.

PDX-SEA Accessible Hike: Sunday, May 18, 2014 Mt. St. Helens Anniversary Hike about an hour and a half south of Tacoma, with a focus on geology and the 34th Anniversary of the big explosion. This hike may be adjusted for accessibility. National Forest Pass is required on all vehicles. In addition, the Johnston Ridge Observatory fee is $8 per person.

JUNE Classes in Accessible Puyallup Locations: Special Week of Classes

PDX Accessible Hike: Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge about a half hour north of Portland, with a focus on river ecology, plants and birds. * Daily fee at Ridgefield is $3.00 per four adults if you don’t have an Interagency Annual Pass (old Golden Eagle), Senior Pass (old Golden Age), or Access Pass, Federal Duck Stamp, or an Annual Refuge Pass. Children 16 and under enter free. Daily passes only are available on site.

OCTOBER Classes in Accessible Northwest Locations: Dealing with Climate Change – Lifestyle, Emergencies & Sequestration

PDX Accessible Hike: Sunday, October 5, 2014 Battle Ground Lake Hike near Battle Ground WA about a half hour NE of Portland with a focus on navigation and orienteering, birds and plants. * Accessible Hike. Washington State Discover Pass is required on all vehicles ($10/day or $30/annual).

SEA Accessible Workshop Series: Sundays, October 26 – November 2 – November 9, 2014 Sustainable Homes & Gardens in the Tacoma & Roy WA area.

NOVEMBER Classes in 3 Accessible Northwest Locations: Backcountry Crafts – Making Rope, Berry Collecting Baskets, Sleeping Bag Mats & More

SEA Accessible Hike: Sunday, November 16, 2014 Pack Forest Old Growth Hike to Hugo Peak with a focus on navigation skills and forest ecology near Eatonville WA, about 45 minutes south of Tacoma.

SEA Accessible Workshop: Saturday, November 22, 2014 Traditional Crafts for Utility & Gifts in Puyallup WA.

JANUARY Classes in Accessible Northwest Locations: Wilderness Survival Skills including Bow Drill Fire Demo

SEA Accessible Workshop: Saturday, January 31, 2015 Bow & Arrow Making in Puyallup WA.

FEBRUARY Classes in 3 Accessible Northwest Locations: Natural Navigation, Map & Compass, Lostproofing, & Orienteering

PDX Accessible Hike: Sunday, February 15, 2014 Great Backyard Bird County Weekend Kick-Off Hike in Tryon Creek Natural Area. Easy-Moderate with Differently-Abled Option Available. Should normally be able to walk or wheelchair 1 mile with a day pack.

SEA Accessible Hike: Monday, February 16, 2014 President’s Day Birding Hike in Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge between Tacoma & Olympia WA. Daily fee at Nisqually is $3.00 per four adults if you don’t have an Interagency Annual Pass (old Golden Eagle), Senior Pass (old Golden Age), or Access Pass, Federal Duck Stamp, or an Annual Refuge Pass. Children 16 and under enter free. Passes are available for purchase at the Office and Visitor Center.

SEA Accessible Workshop: Saturday, February 21, 2015 Hide Tanning & Parfleche in Puyallup WA.

MARCH Classes in 3 Accessible Northwest Locations: Local Wild Edible Plants & Backcountry Herbal Medicine

Cost & Registration

Please click on descriptions for exact details and to register, or just call us at 425-248-0253. Or choose your own time and location! Just call and we’ll design a custom program for you.

Instructors & Guides

Our weekday nature hikes are led by Wolf College co-directors Kim & Chris Chisholm and other Wolf College Faculty.

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