OWL Post

The Bi-Weekly UW Bothell OWLs Newsletter

Wetland Wildlife Exploration: Beaver Edition

Next week on February 10th our OWLS will be leading another Wetland Wildlife Exploration! The Outdoor Wellness Leaders are guiding this nature based exploration that will focus on observing, discussing, identifying and photographing the plants and animals that we discover in the wetlands, specifically beavers! This is a great opportunity for students who have previously never had the chance to venture into the wetlands! To sign up, go to myarc.uwb.edu!

Intro to Snowshoeing

Coming on February 13th, the OWLs will be leading a Intro to Snowshoeing course up at Stevens Pass. This course is designed for first-time snowshoers, or for folks who have snowshoed before but would like to learn more about the history, technique, and terminology behind these genious inventions! We will provide the transportation, equipment, and training. You just need to dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch. Day packs, rain gear, and other useful equipment are available at The Nest free of charge for this course. Sign up at myarc.uwb.edu!

In the Community

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking to get involved in outdoor activities and do volunteer work, the Washington Trails Association is a great place to start. The Washington Trails Association website lists many ways that you can volunteer and give back to the places that you love to hike. For example, a group of people will be going to Tiger Mountain on Sunday, February 14th to help repair the trail. No experiences is necessary for this particular project. Check out the website and find something that you enjoy!

Tiger Mountain Hike Recap

Deep breaths of fresh crisp air from the misty forests of the Cascade Range, filled our lungs as we hiked up the Poo Poo Point trail to the top of Tiger Mountain. At the apex of the hike, two gorgeous clearings provide stunning views and on a summer day one can watch para gliders jump off this mountain summit and soar through the skies of the Snoqualmie Valley. Cloudy skies blocked our views of Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mountain Range, but that did not deter the enthusiasm and high spirits of all those who participated. As we still had amazing views and could see for miles, while we ate our lunches, snapped photos and played games, while soaking up the good vibes of the mountains from this lofty point.

Check out the photos below!


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