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.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Wilderness ministry leaders, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook!


Upcoming Events - Spring & Summer 2017


Day Hiike

Annette Lake Day Hike (Moderate)

Sat, July 8 | I-90 Corridor | $ 5 | Register Here by July 5

The trail passes by multiple waterfalls as you gradually ascend to Annette Lake and has a moderate slope in the middle section of the trail. From the lake's edge Abiel Peak to the southwest and Silver Peak to the east can be seen, as well as a waterfall descending into the lake's eastern shore. This hike is moderate hike with about 7.5 miles round trip with a elevation gain of 1800 feet. 

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Crystal Lakes (formerly Sheep Lake to Sourdough Gap) (Difficult)

Sat, July 8 | Mt. Rainier National Park | $ 5 | Register Here by July 5

*Due to snowy conditions on the Sheep Lake to Sourdough Gap trail, we will instead be hiking the Cyrstal Lakes trail.*  This is a beautiful hike on the northeast side of Mt. Rainier in Mt. Rainier National Park.  The trail heads up at a steady incline mostly in the trees with occasional view points.  Coming out of the trees, we'll keep heading up towards Upper Crystal Lake, stop and enjoy the surrounding vistas and the lake, then head back down.  Round trip is 6.0 miles with total elevation gain of 2600 ft.

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BWM July BBQ (N/A)

Tue, July 11 | $ | Register Here by July 8

Come join the Bethany Wilderness Ministry for a BBQ. Summer is just getting started and we have many upcoming events that we'd like to talk about. Learn more about our hikes, see some old friends, and connect with new members of the community.

The event will be hosted at the home of some of our leaders. Feel free to bring a friend or any snacks to share!

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Rattlesnake Ledge Evening Hike + Potluck at the Top! (Moderate)

Thu, July 13 | I-90 Corridor | $ 7 | Register Here by July 10

Ticket Sales: Ticket sales will begin on Sunday, July 2 at 8:00 a.m.

Our destination is Rattlesnake Ledge: Round trip is 3.8 miles and we'll gain 1,170 feet in elevation. Beautiful views at the top! We'll be moving at a moderate to quick pace (don't worry, we won't be running, but we'll get our hearts pumping!). We'll be doing a potluck at the top, so bring something to share. Leaders will bring paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, and fried chicken. Bring whatever you think will be good (and packable, of course). Bring your own drinks! Hope to see you there!

 

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Tolmie Peak Day Hike (Moderate)

Sat, July 15 | Mt. Rainier National Park | $ 5 | Register Here by July 12

Ticket Sales: Ticket sales will begin on Sunday, July 2 at 8:00 a.m.

Round trip 7.5 miles, 1,100 feet elevation gain, gradual incline with a steep last mile to the top. The gain up to Tolmie Peak is a good test of your fitness level! The reward on a clear day will be views of Eunice Lake, the Carbon River Valley and (most importantly) Mount Rainier. Enjoy streams, high-alpine meadows, and expansive views of Rainier's northwest slopes.

 

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Lime Kiln Trail Day Hike (Moderate)

Sat, July 15 | North Cascades | $ 5 | Register Here by July 12

Round trip 7 miles, 625 feet elevation gain, moderate difficulty. Are you looking for a reprieve from the heat? This trail travels through shady, moss-covered forests along the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Along the way, there are various artifacts including railroad remnants and a 20 foot kiln used to process limestone in the early 1900's. Most of this route's elevation gain is on the way back, so make sure you save some energy for the return trip.

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