Ridge Explorations: Outdoor Education around Seattle and Western Washington.


Ridge Explorations: sailing lessons and instruction, wilderness canoe trips, hiking, remote mountain backpacking

Featuring guided hiking, sailing lessons and instruction, wilderness canoe trips, remote mountain backpacking, and marine navigation classes.

 Ontario Canoe Trips

Wabakimi Canoe Trip -  August

Canoeing requires only basic paddle experience. Each day’s travel will include a varied mix of big lakes, small lakes, small rivers, rapids & falls (to be portaged around). Portages (carrying gear on a trail) vary from 50 yards to ½ mile, mostly 200 yards.

Great potential for the following wildlife: Walleye, pike, moose and woodland caribou, osprey, wolves, owls, mink, marten, and beaver. The walleye fishing is world class!
After paddling eight days in beautiful Wabakimi Park, we are picked up by a floatplane to return to hot tubs, showers and hearty lodge dining.

FOR A CANOE TRIP SILDESHOW and for more details click here.


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Summer Guided Hiking at Crystal Mountain Resort

  • Breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier
  • Early summer snowshoeing
  • Numerous hike and/or ride the gondola options

For more details click here.

Best view of Mt. Rainier Anywhere!

Rainier view from CM summit

Summer Guided Hiking at Crystal Mountain Resort

Adventure Backpacking
British Columbia Coast Mountains
Toba Traverse: Scrambling Granite Ridges

7 Days—August

The Toba Traverse trip follows a ridge system on the British Columbia coast above the spectacular salt water fjord named Toba Inlet 200 miles north of the city of Vancouver. The area is a rugged alpine wilderness of granite spines and small alpine lakes clothed in heather meadows and dark green forests. We fly to a high lake and hike and scramble for 5 days to another lake, then fly back to the lodge in the city of Powell River, BC. for hot showers and departure for home.

For more details click here.

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Photos: John Baldwin

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Sailing Classes

  • Sailing Classes and Instruction
  • Private lessons for Cruising and Dinghy
  • Learn to Cruise With Your Boat
  • Skippered Charters

For More Details click here.


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Here's to a great Summer season!

Don Langlois


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Professional Member of AAA and Affiliate Member of CAA, ACMG, and CSGA
Avalanche classes based on American Avalanche Association education guidelines