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January 27th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: Mount Hood Snowshoe 1
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, Dec. 1

    Snowshoe on the trails around Oregon’s tallest volcano! Weather permitting, we’ll head up one of the trails on the east side of Mt. Hood, looking for great views of the mountain. Snowshoeing takes a fair amount of energy, but it is great exercise and doesn’t require any previous experience.

January 28th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: X-Country Ski Day Clinic 1
    Sign-up begins: Friday, Dec 1

    This is a one-day trip to Teacup Lake Nordic Area on Mt. Hood for cross-country skiers.  After a beginning ski skills clinic, we will head out to explore the surrounding groomed ski trails and practice the techniques we’ve learned.  The trip fee includes all transportation and gear.  If you are a more experienced skier, you are welcome to sign up for this trip to get out and do some more independent skiing (skate or classic) on the 20 km of trails at Teacup Lake.

February 2nd, 2018

  • Image preview Returning from Abroad - Coast Overnight
    Come connect with fellow participants from 2017 Overseas programs! This is an opportunity to share stories, discuss challenges, and reconnect with Oregon.



    On the Central Oregon Coast lies an area of huge Sitka trees, ferns, cliffs down to the ocean, cascading streams, and waterfalls. The seven-mile round trip hike traverses some of the most productive rainforest on earth, showcasing Oregon’s natural treasures.

    Welcome back to the beautiful Northwest!
    until February 3, 2018

February 3rd, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: Mount Hood Snowshoe Day Trip 2
    Sign up begins: Friday, Dec 1

    Snowshoe on the trails around Oregon’s tallest volcano!  Weather permitting, we’ll head up one of the trails on the east side of Mt. Hood, looking for great views of the mountain. Snowshoeing takes a fair amount of energy, but it is great exercise and doesn’t require any previous experience.
  • Image preview All Day: Oregon Coast Hike 1
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, December 1
    Join us on the Oregon Coast to hike along the ocean beaches and surrounding trails to find huge Sitka spruce trees, ferns, cascading streams, and waterfalls. We’ll hike through forest to bays and coves where we can watch waves crash. The seven-mile round trip hike traverses emerald green coastal forests showcasing Oregon’s natural treasures.
  • Image preview All Day: Returning from Abroad - Coast Overnight
    Come connect with fellow participants from 2017 Overseas programs! This is an opportunity to share stories, discuss challenges, and reconnect with Oregon.



    On the Central Oregon Coast lies an area of huge Sitka trees, ferns, cliffs down to the ocean, cascading streams, and waterfalls. The seven-mile round trip hike traverses some of the most productive rainforest on earth, showcasing Oregon’s natural treasures.

    Welcome back to the beautiful Northwest!

February 4th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: X-Country Ski Day Clinic 2
    Sign-up begins: Friday, Dec 1

    This is a one-day trip to Teacup Lake Nordic Area on Mt. Hood for cross-country skiers.  After a beginning ski skills clinic, we will head out to explore the surrounding groomed ski trails and practice the techniques we’ve learned.  The trip fee includes all transportation and gear.  If you are a more experienced skier, you are welcome to sign up for this trip to get out and do some more independent skiing (skate or classic) on the 20 km of trails at Teacup Lake

February 10th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: High Desert Hike 1
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 19
    Come explore the dry side of the Columbia River Gorge east of the town of Hood River. This dramatic landscape, sculpted by the largest floods in earth’s geologic history, has spectacular hiking trails, a lot less rain, and usually a good supply of sunshine. Join us to get some exercise, fresh air, and to see spring come to the east side of the Cascade mountains while hiking up to some stunning viewpoints above the Columbia River.
  • Image preview All Day: Intro to Avalanche Safety Field Clinic
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 13th
    This clinic is a basic introduction to avalanche awareness and safety. Learn the basics of snow science and avalanches in this class session and one-day field trip. We’ll snowshoe into the backcountry on Mt. Hood to learn how to evaluate snow and terrain conditions, use avalanche transceivers, and practice rescue strategies.  A mandatory 1.5 hour classroom session will introduce the concepts we will explore in the field.  No previous experience needed.

February 11th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: Mt Hood Snowshoe Daytrip 3
    Sign up begins: Friday, Jan 19

    Snowshoe on the trails around Oregon’s tallest volcano!  Weather permitting, we’ll head up one of the trails on the east side of Mt. Hood, looking for great views of the mountain. Snowshoeing takes a fair amount of energy, but it is great exercise and doesn’t require any previous experience.
  • Image preview All Day: X-Country Ski Clinic 3
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 19

    This is a one-day trip to Teacup Lake Nordic Area on Mt. Hood for cross-country skiers.  After a beginning ski skills clinic, we will head out to explore the surrounding groomed ski trails and practice the techniques we’ve learned.  The trip fee includes all transportation and gear.  If you are a more experienced skier, you are welcome to sign up for this trip to get out and do some more independent skiing (skate or classic) on the 20 km of trails at Teacup Lake.

February 16th, 2018

  • Image preview Dunes/Oregon Coast Weekend
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 19th
    On this trip we’ll head to Umpqua Lighthouse State Park on the Central Oregon Coast for two days of great hiking.  This part of the coast has the largest coastal sand dunes in the world and sports remote sandy beaches.  We’ll hike through transition forests, sand dunes, and beaches during this weekend trip, and stay dry and warm in our deluxe yurts at night.  You’ll definitely want to join us to explore this part of the state that is uniquely Oregon!
    until February 18, 2018

February 17th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: Backcountry Navigation Snowshoe Clinic
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 26
    Explore the backcountry of Oregon’s tailless volcano by snowshoe! This clinic establishes an understanding of the tools and basic navigation skills required for outdoor exploration. The knowledge you can gain can form an important part of your leadership development, and is useful for anyone who loves to take outdoor trips. Snowshoeing takes a fair amount of energy, but it is great exercise and doesn’t require any previous experience.
  • Image preview All Day: Dunes/Oregon Coast Weekend
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 19th
    On this trip we’ll head to Umpqua Lighthouse State Park on the Central Oregon Coast for two days of great hiking.  This part of the coast has the largest coastal sand dunes in the world and sports remote sandy beaches.  We’ll hike through transition forests, sand dunes, and beaches during this weekend trip, and stay dry and warm in our deluxe yurts at night.  You’ll definitely want to join us to explore this part of the state that is uniquely Oregon!
    until February 18, 2018
  • Image preview All Day: Mt Adams Snowshoe & Ice Caves w/Prof. Anne Bentley
    Trip Sign-up begins: Friday, January 26th
    Join chemistry professor Anne Bentley on a snowshoe trip to the ice caves on Mt. Adams! Snowshoe through beautiful evergreen forest to a lava tube cave that traps cold air and moisture to form breathtaking ice formations, including ice stalactites and columns. We’ll hike down into the heart of the ice cave and learn about ice crystal formation. Snowshoeing takes a fair amount of energy, but it is great exercise and doesn’t require any previous experience.

February 18th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: Dunes/Oregon Coast Weekend
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 19th
    On this trip we’ll head to Umpqua Lighthouse State Park on the Central Oregon Coast for two days of great hiking.  This part of the coast has the largest coastal sand dunes in the world and sports remote sandy beaches.  We’ll hike through transition forests, sand dunes, and beaches during this weekend trip, and stay dry and warm in our deluxe yurts at night.  You’ll definitely want to join us to explore this part of the state that is uniquely Oregon!
  • Image preview All Day: Skate Ski Clinic 1
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 26

    Skate skiing (also called race skiing) is an exciting, fast-moving sport. It’s like ice-skating, but on snow. If you already know how to rollerblade or ice-skate, you can pick up skate skiing in no time! Come give it a try with our skate ski equipment! We have everything you need, at no extra rental charge. You’ll learn on the groomed tracks at the Teacup Lake Nordic Center on the east side of Mt. Hood. These trails are groomed each weekend by the Oregon Nordic Club. Since the area is well marked, once you learn the basics, you can go at your own pace and ski whatever loops you choose. For more information, stop by our office in Templeton.

February 23rd, 2018

  • Image preview Coastal Trails/Ancient Forests (Neskowin)
    Visit a lighthouse, ancient forests, coastal beaches, and spectacular overlooks on this weekend trip to hike and explore the area around Cape Lookout and Neskowin, Oregon. We’ll stay in the enchanting Neskowin Valley and have a central lodge with a fireplace to cook meals, hang out in the evenings, and stay warm and dry. Spring comes to the Oregon Coast  a few weeks earlier than Portland, so the frogs will entertain you at night with their choruses, and the first wildflowers will be blooming.
    until February 25, 2018

February 24th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: Coastal Trails/Ancient Forests (Neskowin)
    Visit a lighthouse, ancient forests, coastal beaches, and spectacular overlooks on this weekend trip to hike and explore the area around Cape Lookout and Neskowin, Oregon. We’ll stay in the enchanting Neskowin Valley and have a central lodge with a fireplace to cook meals, hang out in the evenings, and stay warm and dry. Spring comes to the Oregon Coast  a few weeks earlier than Portland, so the frogs will entertain you at night with their choruses, and the first wildflowers will be blooming.
    until February 25, 2018
  • Image preview All Day: Mt Hood Snowshoe Day Trip 4
    Sign up begins: Friday, Feb 2

    Snowshoe on the trails around Oregon’s tallest volcano!  Weather permitting, we’ll head up one of the trails on the east side of Mt. Hood, looking for great views of the mountain. Snowshoeing takes a fair amount of energy, but it is great exercise and doesn’t require any previous experience.

February 25th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: Coastal Trails/Ancient Forests (Neskowin)
    Visit a lighthouse, ancient forests, coastal beaches, and spectacular overlooks on this weekend trip to hike and explore the area around Cape Lookout and Neskowin, Oregon. We’ll stay in the enchanting Neskowin Valley and have a central lodge with a fireplace to cook meals, hang out in the evenings, and stay warm and dry. Spring comes to the Oregon Coast  a few weeks earlier than Portland, so the frogs will entertain you at night with their choruses, and the first wildflowers will be blooming.
  • Image preview All Day: Skate Ski Clinic 2
    Skate skiing (also called race skiing) is an exciting, fast-moving sport. It’s like ice-skating, but on snow. If you already know how to rollerblade or ice-skate, you can pick up skate skiing in no time! Come give it a try with our skate ski equipment! We have everything you need, at no extra rental charge. You’ll learn on the groomed tracks at the Teacup Lake Nordic Center on the east side of Mt. Hood. These trails are groomed each weekend by the Oregon Nordic Club. Since the area is well marked, once you learn the basics, you can go at your own pace and ski whatever loops you choose. For more information, stop by our office in Templeton.
  • Image preview All Day: X-Country Ski Clinic 4
    This is a one-day trip to Teacup Lake Nordic Area on Mt. Hood for cross-country skiers. After a beginning ski skills clinic, we will head out to explore the surrounding groomed ski trails and practice the techniques we’ve learned.  The trip fee includes all transportation and gear.  If you are a more experienced skier, you are welcome to sign up for this trip to get out and do some more independent skiing (skate or classic) on the 20 km of trails at Teacup Lake.

March 3rd, 2018

  • Image preview Winter Camping Clinic
    Learn the skills of winter camping, using gear sleds, wielding those fancy-looking shovels and snow saws, and staying overnight in snow shelters you build. This trip  is moderately strenuous, and is recommended for those in good physical shape and who are comfortable in the outdoors. There is a mandatory 1.5 hour pre-trip meeting before we head out for the snow, since winter camping is not the sort of thing you want to jump into without a little background. Join us for this amazing weekend and learn how to live in the snow.
    until March 4, 2018

March 4th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: Winter Camping Clinic
    Learn the skills of winter camping, using gear sleds, wielding those fancy-looking shovels and snow saws, and staying overnight in snow shelters you build. This trip  is moderately strenuous, and is recommended for those in good physical shape and who are comfortable in the outdoors. There is a mandatory 1.5 hour pre-trip meeting before we head out for the snow, since winter camping is not the sort of thing you want to jump into without a little background. Join us for this amazing weekend and learn how to live in the snow.

March 9th, 2018

  • Image preview Lewis & Clark National Historic Park Service Project
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, February 9

    Come visit the beautiful Lewis & Clark National Historic Park at Fort Clatsup near the mouth of the Columbia river in northwest Oregon.  This park features spectacularly lush coastal forests dripping with moss, as well as rich northwest history. We’ll head out Friday after dinner, spend the night in cozy yurts, and volunteer for the park on
    Saturday before heading back to campus in time for dinner. This is a great chance to explore a fascinating area and give back to the parks we love!
    until March 10, 2018

March 10th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: High Desert Hike #2
    Come explore the dry side of the Columbia River Gorge east of the town of Hood River. This dramatic landscape, sculpted by the largest floods in earth’s geologic history, has spectacular hiking trails, a lot less rain, and usually a good supply of sunshine.  Join us to get some exercise, fresh air, and to see spring come to the east side of the Cascade mountains while hiking up to some stunning viewpoints above the Columbia River.
  • Image preview All Day: Lewis & Clark National Historic Park Service Project
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, February 9

    Come visit the beautiful Lewis & Clark National Historic Park at Fort Clatsup near the mouth of the Columbia river in northwest Oregon.  This park features spectacularly lush coastal forests dripping with moss, as well as rich northwest history. We’ll head out Friday after dinner, spend the night in cozy yurts, and volunteer for the park on
    Saturday before heading back to campus in time for dinner. This is a great chance to explore a fascinating area and give back to the parks we love!

March 17th, 2018

  • Image preview Spring Birding w Ken Clifton
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, February 23

    Join Biology professor Ken Clifton for an afternoon of bird watching at Ridgfield National Wildlife Refuge.  Hike through this area of wetlands and forest along  channels of the Columbia River and spot dozens of  majestic birds.

March 18th, 2018

  • Image preview Oregon Coast Hike 2
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, February 23 

    Join us on the Oregon Coast to hike along the ocean beaches and surrounding trails to find huge Sitka spruce trees, ferns, cascading streams, and waterfalls. We’ll hike through forest to bays and coves where we can watch waves crash. The seven-mile round trip hike traverses emerald green coastal forests showcasing Oregon’s natural treasures.

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