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.

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

Teneriffe Falls

Date:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Team:
Cleveland STEM High School
Trip Type:
Hiking
Photos:
No
Plan:
Meet at the school at 8:30am to hand out gear and pack lunches. Depart for the trail by 9:00am, arrive ~9:45. Hold short intro circle at trailhead to review trail etiquette, do introductions. Start hiking by 10:30am. The hike is 5.5 miles round... More >>

UW WAC (originally Mercer Slough)

Date:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Team:
Washington Middle School
Trip Types:
Canoeing, Hiking
Photos:
No
Plan:
We will meet at WMS at 8:30 and depart at 9AM. UW Canoe rental opens at 10AM and is first come first serve. We will rent canoes, 1 leader per canoe and canoe through the Mercer Slough and canal. We will return the canoes within 2 hours depending on w... More >>

Seattle Bouldering Project

Date:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Team:
Rainier Beach High School
Trip Types:
Climbing, Educational
Photos:
No
Plan:
We will be climbing at the Seattle Bouldering Project. Students will learn proper bouldering technique and get a chance to try on their own. We will then plan to go to the Ballard Locks and have a picnic. We will then have a ranger tour the group thr... More >>

Duwamish Alive!

Date:
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Team:
Tukwila Elementary School
Trip Types:
Community Service, Earth Day, Educational
Photos:
No
Plan:
We will be participating in the Duwamish Alive! Restoration effort at 12770 Gateway Drive, Tukwila WA. We will meet up with Tukwila Elementary students and ICO leaders as well as other volunteers. Here's our agenda: 8:30 AM: Leaders meet at All City... More >>

Bridal Veil Falls

Date:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Team:
Madrona Elementary
Trip Type:
Hiking
Photos:
No
Plan:
Trip Timeline: 8 AM - Pre-trip meeting at Cupcake Royale 8:45 AM - Students will be dropped off at Madrona School 9:15 AM - Group will depart Madrona School 11 AM - Group will arrive at Bridal Veil Falls and begin hiking 12 or 12:30 PM - Lunch... More >>

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Date:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Team:
Tukwila Elementary School
Trip Types:
Bird Watching, Hiking
Photos:
No
Plan:
7:300 = Pre-trip meeting at All City Coffee 8:30 = Kids arrive, introductions, gear hand-out, trip preview 9:15 = Drive to Nisqually NWR 10:00 = Arrive at Nisqually NWR, short orientation talk 10:30 = Hike 1 mi to Twin Barns, identifying birds/wi... More >>

Northwest Trek

Date:
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Team:
Madrona Elementary
Trip Types:
Educational, Hiking
Photos:
No
Plan:
Go to NW Trek for the day 8:00am: Volunteers meet at Cupcake Royale 8:45am: Kids start showing up 9am: Leave Madrona, start driving towards NW Trek, snack in the car 10:30am: Arrive at NW Trek 10:30am - 3pm: Take the tram tour, have lunch, do th... More >>

Big Four Ice Caves Trail head - Overlook

Date:
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Team:
Cleveland STEM High School
Trip Type:
Snow Shoeing
Photos:
No
Plan:
8:30 am – Students arrive at Cleveland High School – breakfast, gear distribution, introductions, expectations, etc. 9:00 am – Load the vans! Leave for Big Four Ice Caves Overlook 11:00 am - Arrive at Deer Creek Gate (On the Mountain Loop Highway w... More >>

Gold Creek Pond/Sno Park

Date:
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Team:
Showalter Middle School
Trip Types:
Snow Shoeing, Snow Sledding
Photos:
No
Plan:
8:15 Leaders meet at Showalter for quick pre-trip meeting 8:30 Kids arrive at Showalter, introductions, distribute gear 9:30 Depart for Gold Creek, breakfast snack on way 10:30 Arrive at Gold Creek, snowshoe or hike to lake 12:00 Lunch break 12:... More >>

Penrose Point State Park

Date:
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Team:
Rainier Beach High School
Trip Type:
Fishing / Shellfishing
Photos:
Yes (five photos)
Plan:
We will be exploring the intertidal zone at Penrose Point State Park. We will explore the beach and harvest clams following shellfish harvest regulations. Students will learn how clams and oysters are adapted to changing tides and examine relation... More >>