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September 20th, 2014

  • Image preview Surf the Oregon Coast

    Trip sign-up begins: Tuesday, September 2
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30pm


    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!

  • Image preview Oregon Coast Hike #1

    Trip sign-up begins: Tuesday, September 2
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 16 at 5:45pm


    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.

September 19th, 2014

  • Image preview Stand-Up Paddleboard Bend

    Trip sign-up begins: Tuesday, September 2
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00pm


    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 12th, 2014

  • Image preview Deschutes River Rafting

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, August 29
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 9 at 4:30pm


    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
  • Image preview All Day: Sign Up Begins: Astronomy & Geology in Eastern Oregon
    Stop by the College Outdoors Office (Templeton 244) to sign up for this trip! Sign up sheets are posted at 9 AM on our bulletin board just outside of our office. 
  • Image preview Backpack Mt. St. Helens

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, August 29
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30pm


    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
  • Image preview Waldo Lake Sea Kayaking

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, August 29
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 9 at 5:00pm

    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 10th, 2014

  • Image preview 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 Sequoia Warehouse Building on South Campus.  Anticipate being back to campus by 6:15pm.  No previous experience is necessary.  Board, paddle, PFD, and splash jacket provided.

September 5th, 2014

  • Image preview 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
  • Image preview 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