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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. 


January 27th, 2015

January 29th, 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.

January 31st, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Mt. Hood Snowshoe #1

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, December 5

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, January 27 at 5:00pm

    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 1st, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: X-Country Ski Clinic #1

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, December 5

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, January 27 at 5:30pm

    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.

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