​Pacific Northwest Discovery

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​Pacific Northwest Discovery


Oregon, Washington

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10 Days

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Arrive & Depart: Seattle, WA

Adventure Treks is excited to offer a 10-day trip for middle schoolers who are looking for their first foray into the outdoors, but aren’t quite ready to head out for two to three weeks. This introductory trip is jam-packed with adventure: We’ll start with a day hike to the scenic Pyramid Lake in North Cascades National Park. Then we’ll head out for a two-day, one-night backpack to Ross Lake in the Cascades, followed by a day of canoeing on this lake’s brilliantly blue waters. Two days of sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands means we’ll get to see seals, porpoises, bald eagles, and perhaps an Orca! An Adventure Treks trip wouldn’t be complete without a proper Washington mountain summit and a thrilling rafting trip.

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​Pacific Northwest Discovery Activities

Backpack and Canoe in North Cascades National Park

Hike for two days through glaciers—more than anywhere else in the United States!—framed by gigantic Fraser fir trees and cascading rivers. The incredibly lush landscape offers multiple opportunities to marvel at its biodiversity, and with a little bit of luck, you might even spot a few sunbathing marmots, mule deer or black-tailed deer, and mountain goats scrambling up rock faces! After your days on the trail, trade your backpack for oars as you canoe on Ross Lake’s strikingly turquoise waters, looking up at the soaring peaks surrounding you.

Sea kayak around the San Juan Islands

Two days of sea kayaking among the stunning San Juan archipelago—known for having the largest concentration of bald eagles in the country! You’ll glide through calm waters with your guide pointing out harbor seals, sea lions, river otters, and porpoises. If you’re lucky, you may even see an Orca. Gaze east for gorgeous long-range views of Glacier Peak, Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, and set your sights down south for a peek of Mt. Olympus. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mt. Rainier!

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Included in Tuition
  • All meals
  • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, and all group and technical gear
  • Guided activities
Not Included in Tuition
  • Airfare to and from
  • Trip insurance
  • Personal clothing and items


Day hiking



Mountain summit

Sea kayaking

Whitewater rafting