Who are The Cascadians?

The Cascadians is an outdoor recreation and conservation club located in Yakima, Washington.

Activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, bicycling, golf, paddling and more.

Cascadians have been enjoying the trails and peaks of the Pacific Northwest since 1920.

June General Meeting (CHANGED)

Wednesday, June 29, 6:45 p.m.

Centennial Banquet Hall at the Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima

Due to a conflict with the Yakima Valley Museum Speaker Series, Willis Wall presentation by Jim Wickwire at the same time (see below), the June General Meeting has been moved to the Museum and changed to a short business meeting to allow members to attend the presentation afterward in lieu of a program.  Cascadians will not want to miss it.

June New Member Orientation (CANCELLED)

June New Member Orientation has been cancelled due to changes in the June General Meeting (see above).

This is a preamble to our monthly General Meetings (see above) set aside to welcome new members to the club, provide information about it, and answer any questions that new members may have.  

YVM Speaker Series: Dave Mahre Mountaineer

Tuesday, June 14, 7:30 p.m.

Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima

Admission: $5 online at

In 1955 Dave Mahre accompanied Marcel Schuster, Mike McGuire, and Gene Prater, all from central Washington, on the second ascent of Liberty Ridge, one of the most sought-after ice climbs on the north side of Mt. Rainier. In 1959 he made the first ascent of the north face of Little Tahoma, which had, for many years, been considered a dangerous route for climbers because of rockfall from above and the poor-quality rock on the route itself, making solid protection against falls very difficult. In 1963 he and three others made the first complete, officially authorized ascent of Willis Wall. Arguably, this was his finest climb. In 1982, at 54 years old, Mahre attempted to climb the north face of Mt. Everest, pioneering a new route in the process. The attempt was unsuccessful, but two years later, at the age of 57, Mahre returned to Mt. Everest as a support climber.

NOTE: Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but could sell out online.

YVM Speaker Series: Willis Wall by Jim Wickwire

Wednesday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.

Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima

Admission: $5 online at

Jim Wickwire is one of the most accomplished and admired climbers in this area, if not in America. This will be the first time that Jim has ever given a comprehensive history of the Willis Wall route on Mount Rainier - he has been on it four times. Wickwire climbed Everest three times but is probably best known in climbing circles for his ascent in 1978 of K2, at 28,250 feet, the second-highest mountain in the world. He and Lou Reichardt were the first Americans to reach the summit of K2.

NOTE: Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but could sell out online.

WSDOT Alert: Chinook Pass

Start Road 410/Chinook pass is scheduled to reopen Friday, June 10 at 8:00 a.m.

2020-2021 Combined Annual and Centennial Scrapbook Update

There are 15 copies of the 2020-2021 printed Cascadians Annual and three copies of the Centennial Scrapbook that have not been picked up and are collecting dust. If you pre-ordered, please come to the June 29 meeting at Yakima Valley Museum to retrieve your copy.

If you cannot attend the meeting, please email me at to arrange a time to pick up your copy. If you are no longer interested, let me know as there are others on a waiting list who would like to have the annual.

The electronic version of the 2020-2021 Cascadians Annual is available now for viewing or download on the members only Resources/Annuals page.

Joyce Hagen, Annual Editor

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