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Washington Coast to Cascades

Mt. Rainier, Mount St Helens, Olympic National Park. A one week national parks adventure offered July and August. Features hiking, camping, swimming, rafting, wildlife, tide pooling. This trip is good for all physical levels/abilities.

Dates: August 13-19, 2017

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Day 1

Departure City Seattle (Seatac)

We start this fantastic trip by picking up you and your fellow Adventurers in Seattle at 5PM. We’ll prep you for your adventure and then enjoy a comfortable journey to our first destination….

Day 2

Mt St Helens National Monument

May 18, 1980 is a day the people of Washington will always remember. Mt St Helens itself is awe inspiring, but viewing its path of destruction and the footage from that fateful day reminds us all of Mother Nature’s powerful forces. The eruption removed nearly 2000 ft off the peak, produced massive mudslides that destroyed thousands of acres of wilderness and even created two new lakes. Yet life on the mountain survived despite the violent event.

Day 3

Mt Rainier National Park

Rising 14,411 feet, Mt Rainier is an unforgettable sight whether you view it from the coastline jutting out of the lowlands, or up close from the many alpine meadows which surround the massive lone peak. Wildflowers and wildlife are abundant in this park, as well as beautiful hiking trails. There is a reason they call one of the main sections of the park Paradise!

Day 4

Olympic National Park

We’ll start our exploration of Olympic National Park by tide pooling among the sea stacks of Ruby Beach! In the afternoon, we’ll hike through the primeval Hoh Rain Forest before once again heading back to the coastline to camp right on the beach in La Push!

Day 5

Rialto Beach and Crescent Lake, Olympic National Park

More tide pooling and beach exploration as we hike to Hole in the wall at Rialto Beach. In the afternoon hike to Marymere Falls or dip your toes in the pristine waters of Crescent Lake. Once again, the sounds of the ocean will lull us to sleep as we camp by the sea!

Day 6

Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park

You’ll feel like you are on top of the world as you hike the many trails on Hurricane Ridge. You are sure to see deer and mountain goats as you explore the ridge, and maybe even a bear or two! Enjoy meadows filled with wild flowers and stunning views of the Straits of Juan du Fuco.

Day 7

We’ll roll back into Seattle (Seatac) between 10-12noon, exchange emails so we can share photos, and say our goodbyes to all of our new friends!

“Don’t cry because it’s over… Smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Seattle, WA. Our departure hotel is the Super 8 Seatac, 3100 S 192nd Street, Seattle, WA 98188. Phone: 206-433-8188

Transportation

This tour features our unique Adventure Bus sleeper coach. Call Adventure Bus for tips on getting the best airfare and accommodations before and after your trip! 1-888-737-5263 or try Orbitz.com.

Accommodations

This tour features tent camping and bus bunking. We’ll provide the tents and sleeping pads. You’ll need to rent or bring a sleeping bag.

Weather

Warm to hot days and cool to chilly nights are typical on this tour. Rain can be expected. Bring your raincoat!

Food

Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs.

Hikes & Difficulty

The hikes featured on this tour vary in length, technicality, and difficulty. There is something for everyone.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, a confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Check out our FAQs.



Testimonials

“Thanks for everything! We had a fantastic time start to finish. See you next year.”   Graham and Ellen have been on our Grand... Read more →

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Ruby Beach Starfish

Day 1

Departure City Seattle (Seatac)

We start this fantastic trip by picking up you and your fellow Adventurers in Seattle at 5PM. We’ll prep you for your adventure and then enjoy a comfortable journey to our first destination….

From the road

“It’s the way you ride the trail that counts.” Dale Evans Read more →

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Mt St Helen

Day 2

Mt St Helens National Monument

May 18, 1980 is a day the people of Washington will always remember. Mt St Helens itself is awe inspiring, but viewing its path of destruction and the footage from that fateful day reminds us all of Mother Nature’s powerful forces. The eruption removed nearly 2000 ft off the peak, produced massive mudslides that destroyed thousands of acres of wilderness and even created two new lakes. Yet life on the mountain survived despite the violent event.

From the road

Herons, wood storks, anhingas, pelicans, gullinules and spoonbills are just a few of the birds you can see in… fb.me/yrU8HDM8 Read more →

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Mt Rainier Hiking

Day 3

Mt Rainier National Park

Rising 14,411 feet, Mt Rainier is an unforgettable sight whether you view it from the coastline jutting out of the lowlands, or up close from the many alpine meadows which surround the massive lone peak. Wildflowers and wildlife are abundant in this park, as well as beautiful hiking trails. There is a reason they call one of the main sections of the park Paradise!

Testimonials

I had a great time once again on the Adventurebus!  I’m beginning to think that half the adventure is meeting all the personalities that come on the... Read more →

From the road

Highlight from 2016: Lunch on Valdez Glacier in Alaska! fb.me/8xi1GpSRy Read more →

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Hoh Rainforest

Day 4

Olympic National Park

We’ll start our exploration of Olympic National Park by tide pooling among the sea stacks of Ruby Beach! In the afternoon, we’ll hike through the primeval Hoh Rain Forest before once again heading back to the coastline to camp right on the beach in La Push!

From the road

This unique bird is a Black Skimmer. You can find it and many other birds in Dry Tortugas National Park. fb.me/5Kio3PPFt Read more →

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Star Fish Ruby Beach

Day 5

Rialto Beach and Crescent Lake, Olympic National Park

More tide pooling and beach exploration as we hike to Hole in the wall at Rialto Beach. In the afternoon hike to Marymere Falls or dip your toes in the pristine waters of Crescent Lake. Once again, the sounds of the ocean will lull us to sleep as we camp by the sea!

Testimonials

“Thanks Steph and Ardell for another great trip. I look forward to coming back for a third trip in the future!” And in fact... Read more →

Testimonials

Adventure Bus has been a Godsend to me.  I was pining away for a means to go camping and hiking and see the country’s... Read more →

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Hurricane Ridge Washington

Day 6

Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park

You’ll feel like you are on top of the world as you hike the many trails on Hurricane Ridge. You are sure to see deer and mountain goats as you explore the ridge, and maybe even a bear or two! Enjoy meadows filled with wild flowers and stunning views of the Straits of Juan du Fuco.

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Adventure Bus Fun

Day 7

We’ll roll back into Seattle (Seatac) between 10-12noon, exchange emails so we can share photos, and say our goodbyes to all of our new friends!

“Don’t cry because it’s over… Smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss