Journaling Gone Wild Program Details

Thank you for registering for Journaling Gone Wild: Mindful Writing for Women with Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington. We are excited to meet you at Linne Doran, Wilderness Awareness School’s 40-acre campus.

This page contains information that you will need to prepare for this program. Please read it carefully. 

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Wilderness Awareness School at (425) 788-1301 or [email protected]; our office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday. 

If you have any questions about registration, refunds, or transfers, please visit our Cancellation and Transfer Policy. Please see our Covid Guidelines for our most up to date health precautions.

We are looking forward to a fabulous course together!  

Jared Archbold
Adult Program Manager

Heather Durham
Lead Instructor

Journaling Gone Wild

Saturday, July 30th 9am to 4pm
Sunday, July 31st 8am to 12pm

Please arrive by 8:45am and be prepared to start at 9am on Saturday

Linne Doran is located about fifteen minutes outside of Duvall in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. You can find a map and driving directions here.

What to Expect 
We will integrate a variety of nature connection activities (solo or group-oriented; active and playful or quiet and meditative) with writing time, with the option to share our reflections with each other in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

We will spend significant time outside regardless of the weather. We encourage you to be prepared for all types of weather and bring several layers so that you can be comfortable throughout the class, whether during active sensory activities & forest explorations on and off trail, or during more sedentary writing time outdoors. Expect to get muddy, dirty, and possibly wet. As this program is about unplugging, we will ask people to turn off their devices during class time.

Health Precautions
We ask all participants to stay home if they have signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Please see the following Dept. of Health Guidelines for an updated list of symptoms. All students are asked to quarantine or isolate if they have symptoms or a Covid exposure per the most up to date state and county guidelines. Please note that masks may be required OR may be optional. We will send an update about current health and safety requirements 2 weeks before the start date.

Our Linne Doran campus includes Cedar Lodge, our indoor classroom and meeting space, as well as several outdoor classrooms including a large yurt and our outdoor classroom. There are porta-potties on the property. Linne Doran has limited cell reception and no internet access. 

Participants are welcome to camp on our property on Saturday evening. Accommodations are rustic: there are simple campsites, potable water, and firewood provided.

If you would like more modern accommodations, there are some Airbnb/VRBO type accommodations nearby, as well as a Tolt McDonald Park (20 minutes away) for large RV set-ups. We do not have space for RV’s or for campers that are larger than a standard pickup truck.

No meals are provided with this program. Please bring a sack lunch and snacks. We do not have any way for you to refrigerate or heat your food, so please plan accordingly.

How to Get There
Driving directions can be found here, or click here to find Linne Doran on Google Maps.

Our Campus address:
20410 320th Ave NE
Duvall, WA 98019


Please bring the following items. This list is designed with your comfort and safety in mind, and takes into account the variable weather possibilities throughout the year in Western Washington. 

  • 1-Liter water bottle
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Blindfold or bandana
  • Daypack to carry gear
  • Clothing that can be worn outside, get dirty, wet, etc. appropriate to the weather.
  • Appropriate footwear (closed-toe preferred)


  • Crazy Creek-type camp chair, sitting-pad, or blanket for sitting on ground outside
  • Thermos with hot food or drinks if desired

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