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East Shore Outdoors Youth Adventures
Saturday, February 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
On the last Saturday of every month, in February, March, April and May, join us for outdoor Saturday youth adventures. Each month will feature a different activity at a different location. And, on the second Sunday of each month, from 6-7pm, there will be an online planning session with volunteers and participants to get ready as a team. We ask that all interested youth attend the planning session. We’ll talk about equipment requirements, transportation, location, meals, and such. These events are open to any youth in our immediate and extended community, so you can invite a friend whether they’ve been to East Shore forever or haven’t been yet.
We are going snowshoeing near Snoqualmie pass. If you haven’t been snowshoeing before, let me tell you why I like it.
The main reason I like snowshoeing is because I can walk to places that others can’t go unless they too have something special on their feet that allows them to “float” on the top of the snow. On some days after a fresh new layer of snow has fallen I have tried to walk in the forest without snowshoes and have ended up sinking through it to my waist! My favorite thing to do is find a place where nobody has walked in the forest since the last snow and then snowshoe between the trees to a place where there are no tracks. Sometimes I’ll find a meadow that I can stop and make my own little camp. Maybe make a snow fort or a sledding hill for myself and my friends. On past outings I have even carried along some firewood and made a campfire in the middle of a meadow, a great place to build some snow chairs and sit around and drink hot chocolate. We can do that too if you all want to. There are all sorts of games we can think up to play.
Although the events themselves are free, sometimes the activities will require appropriate gear and clothing. And for that, we have funds available! Please get in touch with DRE, Amanda Alice, to help make sure you’ve got the money you need to cover the costs.
All of the events require your own transportation, because of the pandemic we’re not able to coordinate that or ride share. And of course, you’ll need to bring masks, hand sanitizer, and to avoid physical contact with one another.