Northwest Canada Quest
Enjoy backpacking, rock climbing, rafting and sea kayaking in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest and Canada!
Entering Grades 9th – 10th | Dates: June 18 – July 7, 2023
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In 2021 and 2022, we modified this trip due to COVID travel restrictions. We are pleased to announce that as of October 2022, we are planning to return the Quest to its original itinerary, including visiting Washington and British Columbia, Canada (see below).
|Sunday||Meet in the Bay Area and head north via a flight to Seattle, WA. Learn how to set up camp Quest-style and begin getting to know the group.|
|Monday||Take a hike along the beach, get to know the group better, and prepare for the three-night backpacking trip that begins tomorrow.|
|Tuesday to Thursday||Backpacking in the Olympic Peninsula brings the group together. An ancient redwood forest, clear mountain streams and views of snow capped peaks form the backdrop to your adventure.|
|Friday||Clean up from a rugged wilderness adventure and celebrate Shabbat!|
|Saturday||Hop a ferry to Orcas Island, and possibly see some whales along the way!|
|Sunday||Paddle through shimmering waters while exploring the majestic San Juan Islands by kayak.|
|Monday||Enjoy a day of rest and prepare for more adventure tomorrow.|
|Tuesday||Learn rock climbing from the pros.|
|Wednesday to Thursday||Day hike and explore!|
|Friday||Celebrate Shabbat at one of Washington’s beautiful coastal state parks.|
|Saturday to Sunday||Explore Washington State, visiting the eerie moonscape of the massive volcano in Mt. St. Helens.|
|Monday to Tuesday||Continue south through Oregon, stopping for a swim in the clear blue waters of Crater Lake.|
|Wednesday to Thursday||Two days of whitewater rafting down the Klamath River in Northern California and a final banquet end this journey on an unforgettable note!|
|Friday||Return to the Bay Area where it all began. Say “see you again” to new friends and reunite with family.|
A Glimpse Into Northwest Quest
Check out this blog post documenting last summer’s epic Northwest Quest adventure!