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Our Trips

Highlights of all Trips ICO volunteers have led since November 2003 can be viewed on this page. To search by trip type and/or team, select a specific trip type/team from the drop down lists. To view only those trip reports with photos check the box "Photos Only". After making a selection click the "Search" button. To step through the Search results click on the "Previous" and "Next" buttons.

813 trips of type All, team All, and photos optional.

Issaquah Alps & Lake Sammamish State Park

Date:
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Team:
Cleveland STEM High School
Trip Types:
Hiking, Other
Photos:
No
Plan:
Hiking in the Issaquah Alps – we will select a trailhead based on weather conditions Water Play @ Lake Sammamish State Park – If the weather is warm enough, we plan to spend time wading & swimming in Lake Sammamish in the afternoon. If the water i... More >>

Salmon le Sac and WAC Cabin

Date:
Friday, September 6, 2019
Team:
EYES Youth Leader Program
Trip Types:
Car Camping, Educational, Hiking
Photos:
No
Plan:
On Friday, we will meet at Garfield HS Teen Life Center parking lot and drive to Salmon le Sac (Cle Elum) on I90, stopping to eat dinner along the way. We will set up the tents in 2 adjacent camp sites, play "getting to know you games," hang out and... More >>

Lake Roesiger/Heather Lake

Date:
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Team:
Washington Middle School
Trip Types:
Canoeing, Hiking, Kayaking, Other
Photos:
No
Plan:
We will camp in front of a private cabin at lake Roesiger, participating in waterfront activities on Saturday. On Sunday morning we will drive to Mt. Pilchuck and hike either the summit or Heather lake. More >>

Ape Cave and White Salmon River Rafting

Date:
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Team:
South Shore K-8
Trip Types:
Car Camping, Caving, Whitewater Rafting
Photos:
Yes (thirty-six photos)
Plan:
The South Shore overnight June 8th & 9th, 2019 trip is a visit to Mt St Helens and white-water rafting. On the Saturday we will drive down to the south side of Mount St Helens and hike through an old lava tubes, which is a really cool experience a... More >>

Ballard Locks/Golden Gardens

Date:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Team:
Tukwila Elementary School
Trip Types:
Beach Walk, Educational, Other
Photos:
No
Plan:
0815-0845h: Leaders meet @ All City Coffee 0900-0930h: Students & leaders meet at Tukwila Elementary School. Distribute gear (if needed), name game. 0930-1015h: Transportation to Golden Gardens. Have morning snack as a group at the shelter. 1015-1... More >>

UW Waterfront Activities Center and Arboretum

Date:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Team:
Madrona Elementary
Trip Types:
Canoeing, Educational, Hiking
Photos:
No
Plan:
8:15am Meet with leaders at Cupcake Royale 8:45am Kids start arriving, gear up, go over ground rules 9:00am Depart for University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center, have morning snack enroute 9:30am Arrive at UW WAC 3710 Montlake Blvd NE... More >>

Mt. St. Helens

Date:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Team:
Rainier Beach High School
Trip Types:
Car Camping, Caving, Hiking
Photos:
Yes (four photos)
Plan:
We will leave the high school by 8:30 am. On the Saturday we will drive down to St Helens making our first stop at stop at Ape caves and hike through old lava tubes. Then we may visit the Trail of Two Forests where the youth can see forest that was... More >>

Mount St. Helens

Date:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Team:
Asa Mercer Middle School
Trip Types:
Car Camping, Caving, Hiking
Photos:
No
Plan:
We will spend the first day on the north side of Mount St. Helens, where we will visit Johnston Ridge Observatory and hike the Boundary Trail. We can make this hike as long or as short as we want. We will camp at Seaquest State Park on Saturday nig... More >>

Edmonds Beach Marine Sanctuary

Date:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Team:
South Shore K-8
Trip Types:
Beach Walk, Educational
Photos:
No
Plan:
There will be a -1.7 tide on Saturday, the 18th, which creates ideal circumstances for taking students on a trip to explore marine life in the inner-tidal zone. 9:30 AM meet at SSES, have everyone introduce themselves, review permission slips, exp... More >>

Union Bay & Washington Arboretum

Date:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Team:
Showalter Middle School
Trip Types:
Bird Watching, Canoeing, Hiking
Photos:
Yes (eight photos)
Plan:
8:30 - Kids arrive at Showalter, Introductions, Review plan of the day, Set expectations, Hand out gear 9:15 - Depart Showalter 9:45 - Arrive UW Waterfront Activities Center, Meet up with canoe-only leaders, Break into teams of 3-4 and rent canoes... More >>