Forum Index > Trail Talk > Wilderness Wednesdays - new weekly event on the peninsula
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
ErinB
Member
Member


Joined: 23 Jun 2006
Posts: 34 | TRs

ErinB
  Top

Member
PostThu Mar 28, 2019 4:50 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Hi everyone!

For those who live on the Olympic peninsula or travel through here, I wanted share a new weekly event in Discovery Bay at Disco Bay Detour, a small all-ages taproom/coffee shop/theater where I bartend Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The event is called Wilderness Wednesdays and is a collaboration between myself and Disco Bay Outdoor Exchange (located in the same building off Hwy 101).

I don't get to spend as much time as I used to in the mountains, so this is one way to get to talk about all my favorite places and dream about visiting new ones. I'd love to see some of you there, and knowing the amount of collective wisdom on this site, would also love to hear from anyone interested in offering a presentation!

Here's the description:
New at the Detour: Wilderness Wednesdays!
Every Wednesday starting in April, 6-9pm
A Collaboration between Disco Bay Outdoor Exchange and Disco Bay Detour

Join former wilderness ranger and current mountain guide Erin Reading for an evening focused on wilderness/outdoor adventure. The intention is to share collective knowledge with one another, build webs of connection amongst various outdoor communities, and have fun delighting in one another's adventure planning, stories, and questions. Everyone is encouraged to bring maps (yay!), trip planning ideas and resources, gear questions, pictures, or whatever else you feel inspired to ask or share.

While the foundation of Wilderness Wednesdays is simply a time to gather informally to pour over maps and share stories over drinks, some evenings will also feature a wilderness related presentation or workshop, with topics ranging from surfing, kayaking, backcountry skiing, and mountaineering to backpacking, flyfishing, local botany, and wild foraging. If you have a presentation or workshop you would like to share for one of the weeks (30-45min long presentation, plus some Q & A time) or a topic you would like to hear someone else speak about, contact Erin at erin.b.reading@gmail.com.

For both experienced and aspiring outdoor adventurers - all are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Weekly presentation topics will be updated here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/256503351965303/?event_time_id=256503358631969

Thanks!
Erin B
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
reststep
Member
Member


Joined: 17 Dec 2001
Posts: 4281 | TRs

reststep
  Top

Member
PostThu Mar 28, 2019 6:00 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Thanks for posting.
I will have to try to make it there sometime. Maybe combine it with a hike.

--------------
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Bruce
Member
Member


Joined: 14 Feb 2007
Posts: 263 | TRs
Location: Jupiter Foothills
Bruce
  Top

Member
PostFri Mar 29, 2019 7:38 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
AWESOME!!

Wonderful Idea
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
iron
getting old



Joined: 10 Aug 2008
Posts: 6346 | TRs
Location: kenmore
iron
  Top

getting old
PostFri Mar 29, 2019 4:25 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
we miss our erin b time!

--------------
man, you go through life, you try to be nice to people, you struggle to resist the urge to punch 'em in the face, and for what?

--- moe sizlack
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
silence
Member
Member


Joined: 25 Apr 2005
Posts: 4268 | TRs

silence
  Top

Member
PostFri Mar 29, 2019 6:08 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Live in Edmonds, hope to move over there in the future, in the meantime will definitely stop by if the stars align!

Miss you and Bruce on the trail.

--------------
PHOTOS: https://www.flickr.com/photos/33792231@N00/sets
FILMMAKING: http://www.crestpictures.com/

Keep a good head and always carry a light bulb. Bob Dylan
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
ErinB
Member
Member


Joined: 23 Jun 2006
Posts: 34 | TRs

ErinB
  Top

Member
PostTue Apr 02, 2019 11:02 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Would be awesome to see you, Reststep! And look forward to you moving back, Silence. smile.gif Iron, I miss our time together, too...the mainland seems like another country, but I hope we see each other this summer!

And for everyone, here's the schedule of talks for the next month in case you're in the area:
4/3: An Olympic Decathlon with Sean Halberg - 7pm start
Join Port Angeles born and raised athlete Sean Halberg to watch two short videos showcasing the abundance of outdoor sports practiced on the Olympic Peninsula. Both were filmed for the VideOlympics, a film competition sponsored by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club.

4/10: Open

4/17: Spring Backcountry Skiing in the Olympics with Marc Downing - 7pm start
You might think ski season has passed, but corn skiing is just beginning in the Olympics! Join dedicated Port Townsend backcountry skier Marc Downing for the latest and greatest spots to get some late-season turns!

4/23: Spring Foraging on the Peninsula with Aragorn Deane and Maya Moon - 7:30pm start
Focusing on the bounty of the spring in the northwest, learn the basics of foraging and how to identify a variety of wild edibles. We will talk about edibility, medicinal use, and bring in live plants for you to touch, taste, and smell!

5/1: Foraging and Harvesting on Olympic Peninsula's Nearshore with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Nam Siu - 7:30pm start
Area Habitat Biologist Nam Siu will lead us on a nearshore adventure, teaching us about identification, spearfishing, harvesting and processing kelp, and harvesting marine inverts (sea urchins, scallops, etc). Prepare to live vicariously through Nam's underwater videos!
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Trail Talk > Wilderness Wednesdays - new weekly event on the peninsula
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy