Activities

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The Mount Baker Club offers a variety of member led outdoor recreational opportunities all year long. Most outings are open to the public, free of charge, so we can share and promote the natural features that make this area so special. The vast majority of our outings are hikes, but we offer other kinds of trips as well: kayaking, canoeing, bicycling, camping, snowshoeing, skiing and occasionally, bird watching. We may also gather throughout the year for social potlucks.

You can find specific information about planned upcoming club outings from the MBC Calendar.  The outings calendar is updated four times a year (Note that due to CoVID-19, the calendar is not now used for outings due to unpredictability). Activities are now scheduled almost exclusively via the members only short notice list serve).  The list serve is a feature exclusive to club members.  These short notice trips via the list serve are especially important for weather dependent activities such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, kayaking, etc.. Participants should fill out an electronic ‘Signup and Liability Waiver’ form for each trip. The form can be accessed by clicking here.

Club outings generally begin with participants meeting at a location in Bellingham to car pool before embarking on the planned adventure. Our destinations are most commonly in Whatcom County, but we often explore Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties as well as British Columbia.  Members are encouraged to lead outings. If you would like to lead an activity, useful guidelines have been developed to help you get started. 

For those that lead five or more trips there is a $50.00 gift card to REI (read the item in the Members Only Page for details).  As an example of activities that we do, photos and some videos of some past club activities can be found on Flickr . Slideshows of previous activities can be seen here.

Participants are expected to bring their own gear and supplies for the scheduled activity. They should be especially prepared for potential changes in weather conditions. The ‘Ten Essentials’ are a good place to start your collection of gear. 

Contact the Trip Leader prior to the day of the outing to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.