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College Outdoors

College Outdoors provides the Lewis & Clark College community with access to the spectacular outdoor environments of the Pacific Northwest through a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, backpacking, whitewater sports, sea kayaking, and hiking.

Participants find themselves at the mountains, rivers, deserts, and coasts that span across Oregon, California, and Washington. College Outdoors’ trips are open to Lewis & Clark undergraduates, graduate students, law students, faculty, and staff.  Trips promise friendly people, fresh air, and fantastic scenery.

College Outdoors offers practical leadership opportunities. Students are encouraged to get involved with College Outdoors by volunteering.  Continued involvement can lead to trip leading opportunities and other staff positions.

To sign up for a trip, visit the College Outdoors office in Templeton Campus Center or call 503-768-7116.

Please click here for our mission statement, and stop by our office to see our official policies and procedures. 

Events

March 5th, 2015

  • Image preview 7:00pm - 9:30pm: Climbing Shuttle
    Join us on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:30 pm for this free shuttle to the Circuit Bouldering Gym. Stop by the office to sign up for specific dates.

March 6th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Hike the Dunes of the Oregon Coast

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, February 6

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00pm


    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 March 8

March 7th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Hike the Dunes of the Oregon Coast

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, February 6

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00pm


    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 March 8
  • Image preview All Day: Intro to Avalanche Safety Field Clinic #2

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, February 6

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 3 at 4:30pm


    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.  

March 8th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Hike the Dunes of the Oregon Coast

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, February 6

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00pm


    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!

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