The Wild Sky Adventure Guides Full Day: Family Canyoneering Adventure is an ideal trip for families that are looking for an exciting and rewarding adventure for the whole family. Bonding over shared challenge offers a unique opportunity to create lasting memories.
Canyoneering is for the children! They often take to the activity quickly, and have a great time! Our canyoneering guides have over a decade of experience taking families on adventures around the world.
The day starts when you meet your guide in North Bend at 8am. After a short drive to your canyons trailhead your guide will pass out all the technical gear for the day and help you pack your bags. You will receive an in-depth safety briefing.
The adventure begins with a steep and moderately difficult hike to access the drop-in point of your canyon. Once you arrive at the canyon you will put on your wetsuit and prepare your technical equipment before descending into the canyon.
As you descend the canyon you will face a series of beginner friendly challenges such as rappelling down waterfalls, crossing flowing streams, and navigating canyon terrain. Your guides will lead the way and offer support, but the sense of accomplishment you will feel as you overcome each obstacle is all yours.
After finishing the canyon it is a short walk to the trailhead. You will de-rig and remove your harness and wetsuit. You will towel off and put on your dry clothes. Make sure to remove any personal equipment from the Wild Sky backpacks! If you left a car back in North Bend your guide will drop you off at your car.
At Wild Sky, we believe that every family should have the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of the great outdoors. That’s why we choose terrain that is appropriate for families with kids 12 and over. Our canyoneering trips are designed to provide a fun, safe, and engaging experience for families of all fitness levels. Families will work together to navigate water obstacles, climb over rocks, wade through pools, and rappel down waterfalls.
The sense of accomplishment that comes from overcoming obstacles as a team brings families closer together and creates memories that last a lifetime.
Wild Sky guides in the Snoqualmie Corridor of I-90 between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass.
Upon booking you will receive a confirmation email detailing all the important details for getting ready for the trip, and 48 hours leading up to the trip your guide will be in touch with you to confirm meet up location and time so that there is no confusion the morning of your adventure.
A trip with Wild Sky is an all inclusive experience. Our lead guides have been trained to the highest standards of internationally recognized certifications. They are trained Wilderness First Responders who always carry an extensive First Aid Kit and emergency communication equipment.
When you book a trip with us we will provide you with all the gear needed to move through the canyon. We will fit you with an industry leading quick-dry wetsuit from Seland, a harness with attached carabiners and rappel device, a helmet, a backpack and a dry bucket to store your food.
The most important thing that you can bring on a Wild Sky adventure is a Positive Attitude and a readiness to exert yourself physically for the day.
Canyon appropriate clothes includes lightweight, non-cotton, long pants, a non-cotton shirt, and a pair of durable shoes with good grip (vibram soles preferable) that you don't mind getting wet!
To keep your attitude positive and your body moving you are going to want to bring enough food and at least 2 liters of water to keep you on the move for the duration of your adventure.
All Wild Sky trips have the options of picking up a maximum of 4 clients in North Bend.
Pick up options in the Seattle area are available for an extra charge depending on location.
At Wild Sky we understand that life is messy and things can change. We have designed our cancellation policy to be fair to our valued customers, but allows us to provide some certainty in our guide schedule.
More than 7 days before trip begins: Full Refund.
Less than 7 days: Wild Sky Credit.
Please bring an extra pair of glasses or contacts with you on your trip. Leave them in your dry bucket so that you have them if you lose yours in the canyon. Please bring glasses straps to secure your glasses in the canyon.
Prior experience canyoneering is not necessary for any of our adventure challenges.
The Canyon Adventure Challenge and the Weekend Escapes! were designed with beginners in mind!
The High Adventure Challenge is also appropriate for beginners, but the challenge requires more resiliency and physical fitness than the other trips. Honestly evaluate yourself and every member of the trip before signing up for this challenge if you have never been canyoneering before.
Seattle area Wild Sky Challenges meet up outside of North Bend at 8:30 AM.
We have designed our challenges to last around 6 - 8 hours, so expect to finish around 2:30 - 4:30 PM.
Tips are not mandatory, but are very much appreciated by your guides.
Guiding is considered a service industry profession. Most people tip around the same percentage as they would tip at a restaurant.