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March 25th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Spring Break: Hike & Kayak Redwood NP
    Come stay at a lodge and cabins in Redwood National Park for Spring Break! We’ll spend the week hiking through huge redwood forests and stunning beaches on the Pacific Ocean. We’ll also spend part of the trip learning how to handle a kayak on the bays and lagoons adjacent to the ocean. It’s the start of spring in these spectacular forests, so the wildflowers will be blooming. The main lodge where we stay has a huge kitchen for cooking meals, great resources for learning about redwood ecology, and hot showers, too! Redwoods are the tallest living things in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to live among them for a week! You can get one credit in PE/A 142, “Wilderness Leadership” for participation during this trip as long you register prior to drop/add and complete a drop/add form. This class counts as an activity credit for graduation. Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge).  Medical dietary restrictions are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.
    until April 1

March 24th, 2017

  • Image preview 5:00pm: Spring Break: California Surf Clinic
    Trip Signup Starts: 1/20/2017
    
    Learn to surf! Camp on bluffs just above the crashing Pacific Ocean, and surf on the central California coast.  This week of surf training covers all the basics.  Learn to read the surf conditions, choose the safest entry and exit point of the surf break, paddling and wave catching techniques, standing up, turning, and surfing etiquette. Get the best tips and coaching from the excellent surfing staff at UC Santa Cruz. This trip is designed for beginner surfers, yet more experienced surfers are welcome to take the classes and improve upon their skills.  All you need is your swimsuit, reasonable swimming ability, and a desire to hit the surf. We provide the rest.  Spectacular trails are there to explore after your surf sessions each day.  On top of that, the intriguing city of Santa Cruz and its world famous boardwalk are nearby.  Trip fee includes transportation, food, camping, surf instructors, and all the equipment (including surfboards and wetsuits, and any camping gear) you’ll need! You can get one credit in PE/A 142, “Wilderness Leadership” for participation during this trip as long you register prior to drop/add and complete a drop/add form. This class counts as an activity credit for graduation. Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge).  Medical dietary restrictions are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.
    until 4:00pm on April 1
  • Image preview Spring Break: Hike & Kayak Redwood NP
    Come stay at a lodge and cabins in Redwood National Park for Spring Break! We’ll spend the week hiking through huge redwood forests and stunning beaches on the Pacific Ocean. We’ll also spend part of the trip learning how to handle a kayak on the bays and lagoons adjacent to the ocean. It’s the start of spring in these spectacular forests, so the wildflowers will be blooming. The main lodge where we stay has a huge kitchen for cooking meals, great resources for learning about redwood ecology, and hot showers, too! Redwoods are the tallest living things in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to live among them for a week! You can get one credit in PE/A 142, “Wilderness Leadership” for participation during this trip as long you register prior to drop/add and complete a drop/add form. This class counts as an activity credit for graduation. Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge).  Medical dietary restrictions are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.
    until April 1

March 18th, 2017

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 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 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 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