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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

February 27th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Coastal Trails and Ancient Forests

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 30

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 24 at 5:00pm

    Visit a lighthouse, ancient forests, coastal beaches, and spectacular overlooks on this weekend trip to hike and explore the area around Cape Lookout, Oregon.  We’ll stay in yurts and have a central building to cook and get together in the evenings.  Spring comes to the Oregon Coast  a few weeks earlier than Portland, so the frogs will entertain you at night with their chorus, and the first wildflowers will be blooming.

     

    until March 1

February 28th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Coastal Trails and Ancient Forests

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 30

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 24 at 5:00pm

    Visit a lighthouse, ancient forests, coastal beaches, and spectacular overlooks on this weekend trip to hike and explore the area around Cape Lookout, Oregon.  We’ll stay in yurts and have a central building to cook and get together in the evenings.  Spring comes to the Oregon Coast  a few weeks earlier than Portland, so the frogs will entertain you at night with their chorus, and the first wildflowers will be blooming.

     

    until March 1
  • Image preview All Day: Winter Camping Clinic

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 30

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 24 at 4:30pm

    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 1

March 1st, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Coastal Trails and Ancient Forests

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 30

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 24 at 5:00pm

    Visit a lighthouse, ancient forests, coastal beaches, and spectacular overlooks on this weekend trip to hike and explore the area around Cape Lookout, Oregon.  We’ll stay in yurts and have a central building to cook and get together in the evenings.  Spring comes to the Oregon Coast  a few weeks earlier than Portland, so the frogs will entertain you at night with their chorus, and the first wildflowers will be blooming.

     

  • Image preview All Day: Winter Camping Clinic

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 30

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 24 at 4:30pm

    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.

     

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