Outdoor Resources

Resources 

Hiking/Snowshoeing/Camping/Backpacking:

Check out the Washington Trail Association for hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking trails, State Parks and drive-in campgrounds 

National Parks: Olympic, Rainier, North Cascades for campgrounds and backpacking trails

Topographical maps and guidebooks are available in the Outdoor Program office.

Cycling 

Rock Climbing 

Kayak/Paddleboard/Canoe

Equipment 

Check out our Gear Rentals! For purchasing to packing lists, visit local favorite REI.

Transportation

Visit the Washington State Department of Transportation for road conditions/ construction delays, mountain pass conditions, ferry scheduled and reservations, border crossing times, and more. Or get the free app. 

Conditions Check

Nature

Training & Certifications

Wilderness Medicine

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA), 
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • Wilderness EMT (WEMT)
  • Mountain Oriented First Aid (MOFA)
  • Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC)

 

Outdoor Competencies

  • Certified Outdoor Leader (through WEA)
  • Challenge Course Manager (through Association for Challenge Course Technology)
  • Swift Water Rescue Trained/Instructor 
  • Core Communication Training

Careers in Outdoors

Social Resources