Bethany Wilderness Ministry is an outdoor adventure program that seeks to build community and foster belief, growth, and maturity in Jesus Christ. We do this by providing challenging, small group, wilderness adventures—facilitated by trained and qualified staff—through which God’s Word can be heard, experienced, and integrated into our daily lives. Through tailored programs focused on safety, excellence, and having fun, we hope to foster community, discipleship, servant leadership, and character development. It's a great way to meet new people and enjoy the natural beauty of God's creation together, and we hope you'll join us on our next Wilderness Ministry adventure.
Sat, August 19 | I-90 Corridor | $ 5 | Register Here by August 16
Round trip 12 miles, 2,600 feet elevation gain, moderate difficulty. Join us on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) to explore the Katwalk. If the name conjures up an image of a narrow pathway blasted out of a steeply sloped rock face, that’s part of it. But the whole package includes old growth forest, gorgeous wildflowers, and stunning views into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness from both sides of the pass below Kendall Peak, where the Katwalk begins.
Sat, August 26 | Mt. Baker | $ 5 | Register Here by August 23
Find supreme wildflower gardens and a high-country plateau speckled with shimmering tarns-but that's not all. Spectacular alpine vistas abound too-of Baker, Shuksan, and all those rugged and craggy peaks straddling the 49th parallel. Yellow Aster Butte may be a misnomer (those yellow-petaled delights are actually daisies), but you definitely don't want to miss hiking here.
Stats: 7.5 miles round trip, about 3.75 miles each way, Elevation Gain 2,550 ft Highest Point: 6,150 ft
Sat, August 26 | Olympic Peninsula | $ 5 | Register Here by August 23
Enjoy a fun hike up this broad mountain in the Northeast corner of the Olympic Range. The hike is a steady climb up smooth trail through forest with occasional breaks, then onto a bare and broad summit. On a clear day you can get tremendous 360 deg views of the Puget Sound and the full Cascade Range to the East, Sequim, the San Juans, and Vancouver Island to the North, and the rest of the Olympic Range to the South and West. Throw in a ferry ride and it makes for a full and adventurous day.