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September 29th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Come Backpacking over Fall Break!
    Sign-up is first-come, first-served at the College Outdoors Office in Templeton 244

    Visit a gorgeous arid canyon as autumn blankets the high desert. This area is in the rain-shadow of the Cascades, so the weather should be dry. The canyon walls tower above your camp here, making it feel like you’re in a smaller version of the Grand Canyon. One of the largest springs in eastern Oregon is in the middle of this proposed wilderness area.  While no previous experience is necessary, backpacking can be rigorous, and participants will carry 50+lbs on their back for the duration of the trip.
    until September 30
  • Image preview All Day: Visit Crater Lake & SUP Central Oregon over Fall Break!

    Trip sign-up open now with College Outdoors in Templeton 244

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 27 at 4:45pm

    This brand-new fall break trip will be taking advantage of the good weather usually offered on the dry side of Oregon east of the Cascades. This trip will go hiking at the famous Crater Lake National Park, where the deepest lake in the US was formed when Mt. Mazama erupted thousands of years ago! You will also and stand up paddleboard around the Bend area on the headwaters of the deschutes rivera and some local lakes. This high-desert area offers a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon. The mossy forests on the west side give way to small Juniper trees and Ponderosa pines. 

    until September 30

September 28th, 2016

  • Image preview 5:00pm: Open House: Shelter and Knots
    Join College Outdoors at the Sequoia Warehouse for an overview of shelter structures and useful knots. you will KNOT be disappointed.  
  • Image preview All Day: Come Backpacking over Fall Break!
    Sign-up is first-come, first-served at the College Outdoors Office in Templeton 244

    Visit a gorgeous arid canyon as autumn blankets the high desert. This area is in the rain-shadow of the Cascades, so the weather should be dry. The canyon walls tower above your camp here, making it feel like you’re in a smaller version of the Grand Canyon. One of the largest springs in eastern Oregon is in the middle of this proposed wilderness area.  While no previous experience is necessary, backpacking can be rigorous, and participants will carry 50+lbs on their back for the duration of the trip.
    until September 30
  • Image preview All Day: Visit Crater Lake & SUP Central Oregon over Fall Break!

    Trip sign-up open now with College Outdoors in Templeton 244

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 27 at 4:45pm

    This brand-new fall break trip will be taking advantage of the good weather usually offered on the dry side of Oregon east of the Cascades. This trip will go hiking at the famous Crater Lake National Park, where the deepest lake in the US was formed when Mt. Mazama erupted thousands of years ago! You will also and stand up paddleboard around the Bend area on the headwaters of the deschutes rivera and some local lakes. This high-desert area offers a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon. The mossy forests on the west side give way to small Juniper trees and Ponderosa pines. 

    until September 30

September 27th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Come Backpacking over Fall Break!
    Sign-up is first-come, first-served at the College Outdoors Office in Templeton 244

    Visit a gorgeous arid canyon as autumn blankets the high desert. This area is in the rain-shadow of the Cascades, so the weather should be dry. The canyon walls tower above your camp here, making it feel like you’re in a smaller version of the Grand Canyon. One of the largest springs in eastern Oregon is in the middle of this proposed wilderness area.  While no previous experience is necessary, backpacking can be rigorous, and participants will carry 50+lbs on their back for the duration of the trip.
    until September 30
  • Image preview All Day: Visit Crater Lake & SUP Central Oregon over Fall Break!

    Trip sign-up open now with College Outdoors in Templeton 244

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 27 at 4:45pm

    This brand-new fall break trip will be taking advantage of the good weather usually offered on the dry side of Oregon east of the Cascades. This trip will go hiking at the famous Crater Lake National Park, where the deepest lake in the US was formed when Mt. Mazama erupted thousands of years ago! You will also and stand up paddleboard around the Bend area on the headwaters of the deschutes rivera and some local lakes. This high-desert area offers a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon. The mossy forests on the west side give way to small Juniper trees and Ponderosa pines. 

    until September 30

September 25th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Backpack Mt. St. Helens

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 2 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 20 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 with everything we need for the weekend on our backs. Discover great views, ripe huckleberries, and stunning scenery at this national monument, known to Native Americans as “Loowit.”  Inclement weather alternative: Deschutes River Canyon.

  • Image preview All Day: Trail Engineering Clinic on the PCT

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 2 at 9:00 am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 20 at 4:30 pm


    The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) stretches 2,650 spectacular miles, from the border with Mexico to Canada. We’ll head up to a section on Mt. Hood to learn how hiking trails are engineered to minimize erosion, maximize sustainability, and optimize the wilderness experience for different types of users. You’ll have the opportunity to get dirty and use trail tools to restore trail on Saturday, stay in a campground Saturday night, then take a hike on Sunday morning before heading back to campus. As a bonus, Dr. Paul Allen will be there to share his experience working on trails!

September 24th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Backpack Mt. St. Helens

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 2 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 20 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 with everything we need for the weekend on our backs. 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 25