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October 18th, 2014

  • Image preview Hike Mt. St. Helens

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 26
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 14 at 5:00pm

    Take a hike along a forested ridge near this iconic volcano. You’ll hike through forest left untouched by the violent 1980 eruption, including a patch of old growth forest with large hemlock and fir trees draped with lichens. At our turn around point we’ll be in the historic blast zone and see trees killed by superheated gas released during the mountain’s last major awakening.  *If the weather is bad, this trip will go east, to the Klickitat River Gorge for a great hike in the (usually) drier rainshadow of the Cascades.

October 17th, 2014

  • Image preview All Day: Sign Up Begins: Oregon Coast Hike #2
    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 SC/AL Training Weekend

    Trip Sign-Up Begins: Friday, September 26
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 14 at 4:30pm

    College Outdoors could not do what it does without the fantastic skills of our student leaders.  We value leadership development and promote that through training weekends, apprenticeships, and soft-skills sessions.  This weekend is dedicated to educating our rising student leaders and continuing leaders about basic policies & procedures, specific program locations, and technical skills.  *This training requires signing up directly in the Templeton Office.

    until October 19
  • Image preview All Day: Sign Up Begins: Overnight Mushroom Clinic #3
    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.

October 10th, 2014

  • Image preview All Day: Sign Up Begins: Gorge Waterfall Hike #1
    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.

October 9th, 2014

  • Image preview Fall Break: Backpack Oregon’s Canyonlands

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 5
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 30 at 5:00pm


    Visit a gorgeous arid canyon as autumn blankets the high desert. This area is in the rainshadow 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.

    until October 12

October 8th, 2014

  • Image preview Fall Break: Steens Mountain & Alvord Desert

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 5
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 30 at 4:30pm


    Situated at the base of 10,000 foot-high Steens Mountain, this sunny desert gets only seven inches of rain per year. Hot springs, mud pots, and other geothermal wonders abound 400 miles S.E. of Portland. Spend the weekend listening to coyotes howl in the distance as you soak in a hot spring and count the constellations in the desert sky at night. Hiking the canyons that lead to the Steens Mountains are stunning as the aspens drop their gold leaves. This trip leaves at 3:15 pm Wednesday, please do not sign up for this trip if you have class after that time (due to the 9-hour drive to this amazing place).

    until October 12
  • Image preview Fall Break: Raft Guide Clinic

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 5
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 2 at 4:30pm


    This clinic is the first step to becoming a professional guide, for those of you who’d like to guide a whitewater raft. You’ll learn technical knowledge and gain valuable experience in the art of running rivers. This trip takes place on the Maupin section of the Deschutes River, at Wapinitia, Box Car, and Oak Springs rapids.

    until October 12
  • Image preview Fall Break: Southern Oregon Sea Kayaking

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 5
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 30 at 5:45pm


    Come paddle a sea kayak on Klamath Lake and a crystal clear tributary called Spring Run. On this trip we’ll stay in a nearby cabin, possibly visit Crater Lake National Park for a day (snow permitting), paddle stunningly beautiful water, and hike some spectacular trails. Cost includes all the gear you need, kayaks, transportation, food, and lodging.

    until October 12

October 3rd, 2014

  • Image preview Astronomy & Geology in Eastern Oregon

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 12
    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 30 at 5:30pm


    Come enjoy the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the stars are out and the geology is amazing! On this trip we’ll head out towards Madras, Oregon and stay in a rustic lodge for the weekend. During the day we’ll hike canyons and dormant volcanoes while exploring vast geologic features from the Cascade Range’s eruptive past. At night we’ll use our perch in the high desert to our advantage and learn basic astronomy. This trip is packed full and not one to miss!

    until October 5