Camping Trips Sponsored by Adventure Books of Seattle
One of our favorite activities, and especially for Managing Editor Robert Blevins, is to toss gear into the back of a truck and take a few days off for some Great Northwest car camping. And recently, we decided to invite the public along with us. Our version of camping isn't actually 'roughing' it by sleeping on the cold, hard, ground and eating beans from a can. These days, we believe in things like comfort, BBQ, TV and DVD movies, day hikes, providing a Little Free Library, stereo music, and shelter from the rain and sun. (If you're wondering HOW we power these things, we do it using large-capacity deep cycle batteries, an AC inverter, and a small generator to charge the batteries occasionally.) Our first official gathering was the Eclipse Campout, which is happening in eastern Oregon between August 16-22, 2017 to view the total solar eclipse. At the writing of this entry, the campout is still a week or so away, but we can already tell it will be a great success. Unfortunately, attendance to that one is closed, but we will be doing another one in October 2017 in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State, near a place called Jefferson Lake. If you're interested in showing up to a future campout, contact Robert at adventurebooksofseattle AT Gmail Dot Com. IMPORTANT: All updates regarding Adventure Books and their public activities can be found at Quickie Updates on our AB Forum, which is a separate website. We encourage you to sign up and then create a shortcut to the site on your desktop!
There are a few restrictions, of course. No one under 21 is allowed. We will ask you to sign a standard release of liability form as well. And you must bring your own food and shelter, except that we do usually provide one or two free BBQ dinners and plenty of bottled water. We also provide sources to charge any electrical device you want to bring, and encourage people to bring their DVD's, CD's, or even a video game system if they wish. We can power them all, and provide a 32" Samsung TV to run movies and games. Anything else you are on your own.
And you should expect to appear on a video at YouTube, because we shoot video of these events here and there over the weekend we sponsor them. Generally, the distance we will travel to set up a three or four day campout will be less than a hundred miles from Seattle. We often visit the Olympics, one of our favorite places. Generally, we seek out campsites that are remote, but where you can still drive to them in a regular passenger car. Some of the activities we've done are watching the entire Breaking Bad series, doing day hikes, swimming when available, or just sightseeing and exploring and hanging out. Usual car camping stuff. If you're interested in knowing more about our next campout, contact Robert at the email address above. All people attending are provided a PDF beforehand that tells all about the event, what you should bring, and maps to the location. We also try to pick spots that are cellphone-accessible. In other words, where your phone can get a signal. Just in case.