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ODR Schedule

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June 4 or 5: Whitewater Rafting, Leavenworth
Self-drive to Leavenworth 10 a.m.–3 p.m. ($65) ◆ ◆ ◆
Meeting location: Leavenworth Public Boat Launch or Dryden Dam 
Beat the summer heat with us on the cool waters of the Wenatchee! This beautiful section of wild whitewater pours off of the east side of the Cascade Range through a beautiful river corridor. Your trained instructors will guide you in 4–8 person rafts as you paddle together through class III+ waves and rapids. Consider making a weekend out of your journey and stay overnight in Leavenworth before or after your trip. Swimming confidence is a must. 
Participant restrictions: Ages 10+, firm. Paddling fitness. 
Max participants: Variable 20–50
ODR provides: Wetsuit, booties, helmet, PFD and instruction 
You pack: Self-drive, clothes to get wet in, a dry change of clothes, lunch, and water, sunblock

June 11: Outdoor Rec Expo & Fishing Derby 
Derby: 7–10 a.m., Expo: 9–1 p.m. (free)
Join the ODR team and our supporting vendors at Shoreline Park for a day of food, fun and some friendly competition out on the shores of American Lake. Preregister for the Fishing Derby at the Northwest Adventure Center June 1–10 and be entered to win a rod and reel set. No fishing license required to fish June 11!

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June 12–14: Mount Rainier Summit Attempt 
8 a.m.–6 p.m. Meet at AU ($895) ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
$50 refundable deposit for initial screening.
The big one. This iconic volcano holds more than five times the glaciated area of all the other Cascade volcanoes combined. Join us on the Disappointment Cleaver route for our single permitted summit attempt of this season. The deadline for the screening deposit is end of day Thursday, May 26. 
Participant restrictions: A lottery system based on participant experience will be utilized to select our summit team. Enroll with the refundable $50 deposit fee to be screen for eligibility for this trip.
Max participants: 6
ODR provides: Permits, some equipment, guides
You pack: There is an extensive packing list for summit programs to be provided by your trip lead.  

June 18–20: Mount Baker Summit Attempt
Departure time–return time: Morning of June 18 through evening of June 20. 
Meeting location: AU or trailhead, TBD
Cost: $579, $50 refundable deposit for initial screening.
At over 10,000 feet in elevation, Mount Baker commands a dominant position on the skyline of the North Cascades. The classic Easton Glacier route winds through towering forests out onto the upper mountain’s crevassed slopes. This multi-day climb includes additional time for snow skills development and acclimatization, a tactic that has a significant contribution to our teams’ success rate on this mountain. Screening deposit fee due by EOD Thursday, May 26. 
Participant restrictions: A lottery system based on participant experience will be utilized to select our summit team. Enroll with the refundable $50 deposit fee to be screen for eligibility for this trip.
Max participants: 9
ODR provides: Permits, some equipment, guides
You pack: There is an extensive packing list for summit programs to be provided by your trip lead.  

June 18: Photography 101
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Meet at Russell Landing Marina ($45) ◆ 
Every good photo begins with the right exposure. Even if you catch a great subject at the perfect moment with strong framing, everything is lost if you blow the exposure. If you only shoot in automatic mode, you’re accustomed to the camera taking care of all the settings. But, as adept as modern cameras have become, they aren’t perfect, and they’re not good at making artistic decisions. Elevating your picture-taking from good to great requires a general understanding of the three elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Understand the interplay between these three elements, and you’ll be able to anticipate great photographs rather than wait for happy accidents. This is a combination of classroom and hands-on both inside and outside.
Participant restrictions: Ages 14+ with parent/guardian; must bring personal DSLR or mirrorless camera.
Max participants: 10
ODR provides: Instruction
You pack: DSLR camera and lenses, extra batteries, memory card and appropriate clothing.

June 19: Whale Watching Tour 
6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Meet at NAC ◆
Cost: $155 Adult (13 & older), $125 Child (2-12), $10 Infant (0-1)
The calm waters near the San Juan Islands are one of the best places in the world to view wild orcas. Humpback whales, minke whales and gray whales also call the region home. The Salish Sea is home to one of the richest varieties of marine life on the planet. In addition to orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, and gray whales are also frequently seen throughout the year. Registration deadline is June 13, no refunds after this date.
Participant restrictions: Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Max participants: 12
ODR provides: Driver, transportation, ticket and fees.
You pack: Be sure to bring layers, regardless of the season. Temperatures can feel 10–20 degrees cooler on the water, so it’s recommended that everyone in the group bring a sweatshirt and jacket. The vessel offers hot food, snacks, beverages and beer and wine for sale (card only). Camera and telephoto lens.

June 24–26: Mount Baker Summit Attempt 
Meet at AU or trailhead TBD ($579) ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
Departure time-return time: Morning of June 24 through evening of June 26. 
Cost: $579, $50 refundable deposit for initial screening.
See June 18–20 for full description.

July 9–10: Mount Baker Summit Attempt
Cost: $499, $50 refundable deposit for initial screening ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
This two-day summit attempt mirrors our three– day trip logistics without the additional snow school day. Note, this trip is limited exclusively to participants of this year’s Alpine Climbing Course and those with prior successful summits of glaciated peaks over 10,000. Screening deposit fee due by EOD Friday, June 17. 

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