The Peninsula Wilderness Club or PWC, is an outdoors club located in Bremerton, WA for people interested in hiking, backpacking, biking, kayaking and exploring in and around the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.
Paddling the Inside Passage
Presented by Pat O'Connor
Wednesday, Mar 5, 7:00 pm
On 13 May 2012, Tom Jordin and Pat O’Connor paddled away from Olympia, Washington on a 1500 mile journey thru the “Inside Passage” to Alaska. Seventy-eight days later, they found themselves entering Lynn Canal and to their final destination Skagway, Alaska. After arriving in Skagway, they hiked the Chilkoot Trail and then returned to Washington State via Alaska State Ferry arriving in Fairhaven, WA on 10 August 2012.
Pat has spent the past 25 years hiking, paddling, climbing and traveling to more than 50 countries to include all 7 continents. He has thru-hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail (known as the Triple Crown of Hiking). Some other trails he has hiked are the Chilkoot Trail (6 times), Wonderland Trail (4 times), Long Trail, Timberline Trail, West Coast Trail, Nootka Trail and many others. In 1998 in celebration of the 1898 Gold Rush to the Klondike he paddled down the length of the Yukon River ending in the Bering Sea town of St Michael’s, AK taking over 2 months. In 2009 he along with 8 others from Tacoma climbed Mt Kilimanjaro (19,300 feet) in Africa. Just recently he returned from Japan where he walked 775 miles on a pilgrimage to the 88 Sacred Temples on the island of Shikoku. Two months ago he spend 5 days in Hudson Bay, Manitoba Canada photographing polar bears as they waited for ice to cover the bay so they could go out and catch seals during the winter.
TRIP SPONSORS NEEDED! Please consider sponsoring an outing. It’s simple – just let the Calendar Editor (Emily Grice) know what to include in the trip summary, and we’ll get it into the calendar. See “Sponsor an Outing” on page 9 of the November Penwicle for information on how to get a trip listed. Outings are sponsored by outdoor enthusiasts LIKE YOU!
YOUR PICTURES WANTED! We want to show off your PWC trip pictures! Both here on this website and in our monthly publication, the Penwicle. Additionally, your photos may appear on the screen at one of our monthly meetings! Please consider sharing a few of your pictures today. Sharing is easy with our Dropbox folder or you can simply email them to the webmaster.
Tech Talk (formerly Jon's Minute) ideas wanted! Do you have an interest in doing a five minute Tech Talk at one of our monthly meetings? Do you have an idea for a Tech Talk that you would like someone to cover? The program coordinator is reaching out to get presenters and ideas for upcoming meetings. Topics can be anything about hiking, climbing, paddling, skiing, cycling or any gear or tech related to these things. If interested in doing a talk, please email or call the program coordinator today.
Short video tutorial showing how to create an album of images on the PWC website.
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