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Health info for Outdoor Recreation

 
Wildfire smoke is dangerous.  Be prepared to protect yourself.  Washington Department of Health initiates Smoke Ready Week.
Check the resources:  https://doh.wa.gov/newsroom/smoke-ready-week-brings-attention-health-risks-wildfires-and-smoke
 

Covid-19:  

"The CDC updated COVID-19 health guidance on March 1, 2024. You can go back to normal activities if 24 hours have passed since your symptoms started improving and/or you last had a fever."  Seattle-King Co. Public Health

OutVentures navigated the pandemic carefully modifying our events to keep our members safe and healthy.  Now as it fades into memory, we urge all to continue to follow public health guidelines and especially to stay home if you're sick.  We want all of our members to be safe and healthy and to enjoy the out-of-doors and our community.

More Covid-19 information can be found here:
CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Washington state Department of Health - https://doh.wa.gov/emergencies/covid-19
Public Health - Seattle & King County - https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19.aspx

 

OutVentures in Press:

A Seattle Times article profiling OutVentures: Link

YouTube Channel:  https://youtu.be/tinp3wK5JnI?si=86LON5UI3UkoFdXw

 

Resource Links

OutVentures Hiking Guide  OutVentures thanks Jeff King and Rex Himes for making this guide possible.  

Safe Spaces Alliance  https://safespacealliance.com  a global nonprofit LGBTQI+ initiative that helps people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community.

Trailhead Direct  https://trailheaddirect.org popular King County transit-to trails service

WTA Trail Smarts - How to bus hike   https://www.wta.org/go-outside/trail-smarts/how-to/how-to-bus-hike How to get to trails without a car.

 
 
Other LGBTQ Outdoor Clubs
The Adventure Group - Portland, Oregon

OUT There Adventures    http://www.outthereadventures.org
adventure education organization committed to fostering positive identity development, individual empowerment and improved quality of life for queer young people through professionally facilitated experiential education activities.

Diversity Outdoors    https://www.diversifyoutdoors.com
Pride Outside newsletter    here
Pride Outside connects the LGBTQ community around the outdoors. We're hosting some Thursday virtual LGBTQ history nights with the National Park Service LGBTQ Employee Group. 

Out & About - Vancouver, British Columbia  https://oavancouver.org
OutKayaking - Portland, Oregon
Other Seattle LGBTQ Sports Groups

Team Seattle - Umbrella Group for Gay Sports in Seattle
FrontRunners - Running
SkiBuddies - Skiing and Winter Sports
Bottom Dwellers - Scuba Diving
Seattle Sailing Club LGBTQ+ Program


Other LGBTQ Links
TBD
 

Camping Links

RV Parks and Campgrounds - https://www.rvparky.com
Reserve America - http://www.reserveamerica.com/
Recreation.Gov - http://www.recreation.gov/
USDA Forest Service - http://www.fs.fed.us/locatormap/ (click the forest in the map)
Washington State Parks - http://www.parks.wa.gov/

Free Topo Map Website - http://mapper.acme.com/ (can load a bit slow, choose map type at top right)


Travel Links


Outings and Adventures - Tampa, Florida

 
Trip Reports

07/05 - Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience...
06/20 - Day sailing on Puget Sound, Sunday,...
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