Welcome to Central & Eastern Washington


The east's geographic identity is intrinsically linked to the mighty Columbia River, which has transformed both the landscape and the economy. This once-parched region now features gargantuan dams and ambitious irrigation projects that have converted barren valleys and scrubby steppe into a veritable Garden of Eden. Human-made lakes have provided a nexus of outdoor recreation, while the rich, irrigated soil has transformed the region into an enological rival to California, producing some of the nation's tastiest and most promising new wines.


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Central & Eastern Washington activities

$59 Water Sports

Whitewater Rafting on the Spokane River

River trips generally start at 10am or 2pm. After fitting equipment, there will be a safety briefing before getting on the river. Once completed, you will be put in a raft with your guide. Plenty of games and swimming available once on the raft. Bowl and Pitcher will be the first class III rapid navigated through within Riverside State Park. Five minutes downriver is the second class III rapid "Devil's Toenail". These two rapids are the most notable on the Spokane River. Once arrived at our takeout, guests are encouraged to drink refreshments while guides load equipment. After a 25 minute van ride, you will arrive back at your vehicle.

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Spokane, WA

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points.You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are!The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects! 

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Vancouver, WA

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points.You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are!The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects! 

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Renton, WA

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points.You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are!The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects! 

$350 Outdoor Activities

Trad Climbing Course

This two-day course introduces students to traditional (trad) climbing on routes that follow cracks. Students will learn how to select equipment, place and remove protection, build simple trad anchors, and climb cracks and other natural features. These skills prepare students to climb at rock climbing destinations and in the mountains throughout the United States. Our course utilizes phenomenal learning environments such as the Index Town Walls of Washington where students find an abundance of traditional climbs of all difficulties. If students are interested in learning how to lead trad routes this course can be combined with our Trad Lead Climbing Course. Previous climbing experience is required for this course with outdoor climbing experience preferred. This can be gained on our Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip. Skills Covered during the course: Choosing a rope for trad climbingChoosing shoes and a harness for trad climbingA good rack for first-time trad climbersTypes of traditional protection: Nuts, cams, tri-camsRacking protectionPlacing protectionExtending protectionRemoving protectionBuilding and equalizing anchorsBelay managementCrack climbing techniqueHow to train for trad climbing We will have a logistics meeting and gear check at least three days before your trip is scheduled to depart.Day 1: We meet at a park-and-ride in the Seattle Area, or at the course location if this is more convenient for students. After arriving students are introduced to the equipment used for trad climbing, including ropes, protection, anchor materials, and specialized climbing shoes. Students learn how to manage the rope and properly care for equipment before moving-on to the crag. Once near the rock students practice placing and removing protection, equalizing protection, and setting-up belays. The day concludes with movement instruction and climbing different crack climbs in the area. If desired, students can camp with instructors in the area .Day 2: We devote most of today to practicing climbing movement while placing protection. Students will have the opportunity to top-rope several traditional routes while placing protection for practice. The goal is help students gain fluidity and confidence in their movement and gear placement. The day concludes with a review of skills and recommendations for future climbs and learning .

$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Alpaca Ranch and Fiber Processing Mill Tour

As you complete the scenic drive to our ranch, you will begin your tour right in our alpaca pastures, where you will learn all about these unique creatures and have the opportunity to pet them. We will provide information, answer questions, and give you plenty of opportunities to get that perfect selfie with a friendly alpaca. We then lead you into our fiber processing mill to see how we make products from our luxurious alpaca fiber. At the end of the tour, we provide light refreshments in our Paca Place Market boutique where you will find plenty of alpaca-themed souvenirs, hand made artisan items from gloves to rugs on display.