September 4th, 2014
7:30pm - 9:30pm:
Join us on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:30 pm for this free shuttle to the Circuit Bouldering Gym. Stop by the office to sign up for specific dates.
September 5th, 2014
Outdoor Pursuits LLC Floor Trip
This trip is set up especially for the residents of the Outdoor Pursuits Living Learning Community (LLC). Students going on this trip will bond with their floor-mates as the semester is just getting started. This year the trip goes out to a lodge at Silver Falls State Park where hiking to spectacular waterfalls will definitely be one of the highlights.until September 7
Swiftwater Rescue Clinic
Swiftwater Trip Leaders and Paddle Captains unite for a weekend skill refresher. Our trip staff will go through swiftwater rescue scenarios and trip logistics to get ready for the fall Deschutes Rafting weekend trips. *This clinic is by invitation only.until September 6
September 10th, 2014
Afternoon Stand-Up Paddling
Join us for an afternoon of stand-up paddle boarding. We will head down the road to the Willamette River and paddle around taking in the local scenery and fresh air (weather permitting). We will be meeting at 3:15pm at the bus stop outside of Templeton Campus Center. Anticipate being back to campus by 6:15pm. No previous experience is necessary. Board, paddle, PFD, and splash jacket provided.
September 12th, 2014
Backpack Mt. St. Helens
Explore the trails of the Northwest’s most active volcano; observe close-up the aftermath of the 1980 eruption and the area’s natural recovery. Backpack in on Friday evening by headlamp. The next day, we’ll hike through islands of old growth forests shielded from the volcano’s fury by lucky geographic placement. Discover great views, ripe huckleberries, and stunning scenery at this national monument, known to Native Americans as “Loowit.” Inclement weather alternative: Deschutes River Canyon.until September 14
Deschutes River Rafting
Central Oregon’s Deschutes River features seven major rapids (rated Class 3+) in ten miles, making this one of the premier rafting rivers in the state. This beautiful river runs through juniper and sagebrush country in the rainshadow of the Cascade Mountains. We’ll leave on Friday night to camp by the put-in & will return to campus after rafting on Saturday.until September 13
Waldo Lake Sea Kayaking
Imagine floating on water so clear it looks like you’re flying! Waldo Lake, perched at an elevation of 5,400 feet in the Cascade Mountains, is the second clearest lake in the world. On this trip we will be camping on the shore of Waldo Lake. We’ll explore this 10 mile long lake by sea kayak on Saturday and Sunday before returning Sunday evening.until September 14
September 19th, 2014
Stand-Up Paddleboard Bend
Stay in yurts near the trendy town of Bend and paddle down the Deschutes River on stand-up paddleboards. The river meanders through the region, and paddlers will encounter nominal class 1 riffles (class 1 means there is current, but no significant rapids). You definitely want to have some upper body strength to do this trip but don’t need to be an experienced “stand-up paddler”. It’s a plus if you’ve been canoeing or kayaking before. This side of the Oregon Cascades usually has great, sunny, fall weather, and the mountain scenery you’ll see while paddling is spectacular.until September 21
September 20th, 2014
Surf the Oregon Coast
Ever wanted to learn how to surf? Join us as we head to the Oregon Coast to surf for the day. Participants need to be good swimmers prepared to learn the basics of surfing. Fees includes transportation from campus, surfing equipment rental, and instruction. This is an awesome opportunity to learn to surf and enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast!
Oregon Coast Hike #1
On the Central Oregon Coast lies an area of huge Sitka trees, ferns, cascading streams, and waterfalls. We’ll hike through old growth forest to a secluded bay where we can watch sea lions. The seven-mile round trip hike traverses some of the most productive rainforest on earth, showcasing Oregon’s natural treasures.