The Peninsula Wilderness Club is an informal organization for people interested in active outdoor pursuits. Activities include hiking, biking, backpacking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, kayaking, and skiing. All outings from casual hikes to technical mountain sports are initiated by individual members. These members are volunteers who generously offer to make minimal arrangements so an outing can take place.

Upcoming Meetings

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The Peninsula Wilderness Club Presents: Craig Romano, Urban Trails Tacoma

Wednesday February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Craig Romano as he talks about his latest book, Urban Trails Tacoma. Covering another fast-growing part of the state, this new guide shows locals where to go for a refreshing run, long walk, or peaceful hike right in their own backyards. The 43 South Sound routes highlight Anderson Island's trails and parks, Maple Valley's growing trail system, Green River Gorge greenbelt trails, trails in Auburn, Federal Way, Black Diamond, Enumclaw, Lakewood, Orting, Puyallup, DuPont, and…

The Peninsula Wilderness Club Presents – What it Takes to Build a Trail Bridge, with John Jurgens

Wednesday March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the summer of 2019, the Mount Rose Trail Crew rebuilt the Big Creek Bridge. Crew member (and PWC member) John Jurgens will present a slideshow describing the steps the MRTC took to make this bridge a reality.

The Peninsula Wilderness Club Presents – Channel Islands SCUBA, with Kelley Thomsen

Wednesday May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come hear about SCUBA Diving in California’s beautiful Channel Islands. See video of Sea Lions, kelp forests, Horn Sharks, and more. The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary comprises the water around five of the eight islands off the coast of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. It is an area well-known among divers for its kelp forests, underwater pinnacles, and crevice-filled boulder fields that are home to numerous species of fish, marine mammals, and invertebrates.

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Other Meetings – In addition to the regular monthly meetings, don’t forget these other important monthly social events! See the yellow entries on the Calendar for date specific information. (click on the date entry for more info including the host address and phone#

Monthly Activity Planning Meeting (MAP) Takes place on the third Wednesday of each month at a member’s home. The location varies, depending upon gracious volunteers that offer the use of their homes. Members discuss upcoming trips, and the club secretary gathers material for the calendar of events. See Calendar for date specific location.

Monthly Potluck
The last Friday of the month at a member’s home, location varies. The potluck is occasionally replaced by other events such as a summer picnic and/or New Year’s get together. New members are encouraged to attend and use this relatively small forum to get acquainted with other PWCers.

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Featured Photo Album

Mt Saint Helens in a dress Mother’s Day climb 2019

In The News

Recently, Kipp Robertson of the North Kitsap Herald interviewed Steve Osburn and Ahmis Loving, and wrote a really nice article about the PWC. Click the article above to read the story. (1 page)

In May of 1995, Pack and Paddle published a story by Doug Savage about the Tshletshy Creek Trail called the Terrible Wilderness Adventure. Click the image above to read the article. (4 pages)

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Our Meeting Place

We’re currently meeting at the the VFW hall at 9981 Central Valley Road, Bremerton WA, 98311. Click here for a map to our meeting place. (This may take a few seconds to load)