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.

Featured Centennial Trip

David's Saturday Snowshoe #3

Pleasant Valley

February 29

David Hagen's Saturday Snowshoes are easy to intermediate outings.  This time it is also a Pathfinders event in honor of the Centennial year.

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Centennial Points and Rewards Program

The Cascadians Centennial Planning Committee has decided to resurrect a program of awarding points to members leading and participating in outings during the Centennial Year (2020).  This system was initially used for the club's 75th anniversary. Only those events designated by the committee, under the leadership of David Hagen, are eligible for earning points.

The culmination of the program will be at the 2021 January banquet when point totals will be announced and awards presented.  So get out there and enjoy this event-filled Centennial Year!

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January Meeting

January 29

Program:  Climbing Mount Stuart, Rod Nelson

Rod Nelson is a lawyer, spoken word poet, and climber who grew up and was educated in Selah. He completed his post high school education at UW, returning to Yakima Valley in 1979. He started climbing in 1967 at the age of 13, making an unsuccessful attempt on Glacier Peak, during a week long backpack trip across the Cascades. Since that time, he has climbed extensively in the Northwest. He has also climbed in the Pamirs, the Himalayas, the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, Canada, Alaska, the Alps, and Africa. He first climbed Mt Stuart at the age of 17.  This past summer he climbed the North Ridge with Mike Roy, a Yakima climber. They filmed the ascent, which included the Great Gendarme variation, as part of a Yakima Museum project which will establish a permanent climbing exhibit at the museum.   Rod was active in the Cascadians in the 1980s, serving as climbing chair, journaling for the club and helping teach the rock climbing section of the Mountaineering Course. He is currently a partner in High-Steppe Climbing LLC, which is establishing a climbing gym in Yakima which is expected to open in March.  

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New Member Orientation

‚ÄčIf you have recently joined Cascadians or just considering the possibility and would like to learn more about who we are, our history, the types of activities we engage in, this may be for you.  New member orientation meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month* at the Living Care Center at 215 N 40th Ave in Yakima, in the Village East activity room at 5:45 P.M. The meeting concludes at 6:45, in time for participants to join the Cascadians general monthly meeting following at 7:00 in the Meyer Auditorium, adjacent to the Village East activity room.

RSVP required: Email or call Darrell Patterson (509-955-3002).

*Except for July, which is the annual club potluck picnic and it will not be held.

*January's Orientation will be held at 5:00 p.m. due to the Annual Potluck.

*Note: There wil be no April Orientation due to the Centennial Potluck and a change of venue.

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