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March 3rd, 2017

  • Image preview Backpack the Oregon Dunes
    The Oregon Dunes are a spectacular and unique location perfect for spring backpacking. On this trip we’ll head to the central Oregon coast, stay in a yurt on Friday night, then set out for a backcountry adventure through the Dunes on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll backpack through transition forests, sand dunes, and beaches during this weekend trip. Backpacking, especially on sandy dunes, is a rigorous activity and not for the faint at heart. As Oregon weather can be unpredictable in the spring, extreme weather conditions may require us to stay in rustic yurts and set out on daytrips in lieu of backcountry travel.
    until March 5
  • 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 5

March 4th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Backpack the Oregon Dunes
    The Oregon Dunes are a spectacular and unique location perfect for spring backpacking. On this trip we’ll head to the central Oregon coast, stay in a yurt on Friday night, then set out for a backcountry adventure through the Dunes on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll backpack through transition forests, sand dunes, and beaches during this weekend trip. Backpacking, especially on sandy dunes, is a rigorous activity and not for the faint at heart. As Oregon weather can be unpredictable in the spring, extreme weather conditions may require us to stay in rustic yurts and set out on daytrips in lieu of backcountry travel.
    until March 5
  • 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.
    until March 5

March 5th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Backpack the Oregon Dunes
    The Oregon Dunes are a spectacular and unique location perfect for spring backpacking. On this trip we’ll head to the central Oregon coast, stay in a yurt on Friday night, then set out for a backcountry adventure through the Dunes on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll backpack through transition forests, sand dunes, and beaches during this weekend trip. Backpacking, especially on sandy dunes, is a rigorous activity and not for the faint at heart. As Oregon weather can be unpredictable in the spring, extreme weather conditions may require us to stay in rustic yurts and set out on daytrips in lieu of backcountry travel.
  • 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 11th, 2017

  • Image preview Backpack Service Project
    Spring Into Action on this great wilderness service project. This trip will do half a day of wildlife enhancement work on top of Klickitat Canyon, then backpack into a remote campsite later that afternoon spending the night in just the gear you carried in on your backs. Spring is in full bloom in the Gorge by this this time in April, and wildflowers should be popping up all over. Since the rainfall this far east is minimal, plenty of sunny skies and spectacular scenery are expected!
    until March 12
  • Image preview All Day: Eastern Columbia Gorge Hike 2 at Hardy Ridge
    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.

March 12th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Backpack Service Project
    Spring Into Action on this great wilderness service project. This trip will do half a day of wildlife enhancement work on top of Klickitat Canyon, then backpack into a remote campsite later that afternoon spending the night in just the gear you carried in on your backs. Spring is in full bloom in the Gorge by this this time in April, and wildflowers should be popping up all over. Since the rainfall this far east is minimal, plenty of sunny skies and spectacular scenery are expected!

March 18th, 2017