2014 BOEBaby Campout

»Posted on Jun 19, 2014

When:  Friday, July 11 (3:00 PM) – Sunday, July 13 (2:00 PM)
Where:  8-mile Campground Group Campsite, Icicle Creek

It's time once again for the annual BOEBaby Campout! This is THE car camping outing for parents who actually still climb, who would like to climb, who have never climbed but have a spouse/partner who does, and those who have vague recollections of climbing before parenthood struck! 
Come hang out for a weekend with fellow and former BOEALPers for a fun time telling stories of past climbs, current plans for climbs, stories of what funny/embarrassing things your child has said or done, funny/embarrassing things your partner has said or done, kid chasing, and possibly even a bit of climbing! Kids range in age from teenagers to babies and the great thing is they tend to run around in a pack at the campground, so the older ones look after each other and only a couple of parents are needed to watch the posse of wee ones. There is actually time to have conversations with some of the other parents – no guarantee they won't be uninterrupted conversations, though. 
Bring climbing gear, bicycles for the kids, and swim wear for the pool in Leavenworth and the small beach at the other end of the campground. BOEALPers without children are welcome to attend, as long as you have a high tolerance for noise and chaos and don’t mind an early bedtime.
There will be a potluck breakfast Sunday morning consisting of pancakes, fruit, sausage and bacon, juice, and LOTS of coffee. If you want to participate in the breakfast, please RSVP to Steve Behrend (steven.d.behrend@gmail.com).

BOEALPS Spring Campout

»Posted on Apr 29, 2014

WHERE: Bridge Creek Campground Group Site
WHEN: Friday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 4th
DETAILS: BOEALPS has rented the group campsite at Bridge Creek Campground on Icicle Creek Road in Leavenworth Friday and Saturday night.

The club will be providing meat options and fixings for Saturday night only.
Please bring a side or dessert to share for Saturday. Try to bring something a little creative so we don’t end up with a thousand bags of chips.
As always; BYOB.

FIRE! We all like a big campfire. We’ve asked for 1 bundle per carload of people in the past and that has worked well. We can never have too much wood.

In addition to ICC & BCC outing this camp out is a great way to meet members new and old. This is a great opportunity to add a day of climbing and meet new partners.
BOEALPS activities

Second Ascent Event

»Posted on Feb 25, 2014

This year Second Ascent has opened its student sale to all BOEALPS Members & is hosting a special evening just for us. Second Ascent has invited another local – Seattle Manufacturing Company. SMC plans to show us a stress test and demonstrate its equipment. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

When: Thursday March 13th 2014 @ 7-9:30pm
Where: Second Ascent, 5209 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
What: gear, food, beer, climbing engineers, discounts on gear

Winthrop Ski Trip 2014

»Posted on Jan 16, 2014

Date: Feb. 21st to 24th

Location: A Bend in the River Lodge

Cost: $185

Click HERE to RSVP!

Snow is finally on the forecast and as usual we will be having the annual Winthrop Snowshoe & Ski Weekend.
We have reserved A Bend in the River Lodge again this year over the last weekend next month, February 21th – 24th (Check-in Friday after 4pm and check-out Monday by 11am).

This is a great opportunity to explore new places on snowshoe, cross country skis, alpine touring or even SKI THE LOUP (depending on snow fall).

The Lodge has beds for 30. The cost is $185 per person this year. The outing organizers provide food & planning for breakfast & dinner. Prep is a group effort by volunteers. Lunches (not provided) are on your own.

What’s Included:
3 nights lodging
Saturday breakfast & dinner
Sunday breakfast & dinner
Monday breakfast

Josh Lodge, Activities Chair

BC Ski Weekend

»Posted on Jan 8, 2014

BOEALPS has booked a 26 person cabin near Glacier, WA for the weekend of March 7-9th. We are calling it a Backcountry Ski weekend, but anyone can come whether you want to snow shoe, cross country ski, ice climb, snow kayak, go to the baker ski area, or just have a few cold ones.

We may be able to have an AAIRE Level I Avy Class through the American Alpine Institute with the classroom sessions on two weeknights in Seattle. Please indicate if you are interested in that.

Your ticket to an epicness will cost $95 per person for members and $100 per person for non members. Please note that this cabin has only queen sized beds but the good news is that a queen sized bed is bigger than most 2 person tents…or there are plenty of couches I think. The amount of food provided will depend on how many people come due to the pricing structure of the cabin.

To reserve a spot please contact Bill Waltke at wwaltke@gmail.com