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Here’s your chance to get to know the beautiful outdoors that surrounds Lewis & Clark! Wander past waterfalls, narrow canyons, huge old-growth trees, rocky pinnacles, and bubbling streams in this spectacular wilderness area a few hours south of Portland in Oregon’s Cascade Mountain range. This group will be heading to the same area as the “Explore the Temperate Rainforest” trip, but we’ll be backpacking with full packs into the farther reaches of this wilderness, and staying in tents each night.  Expect to cover three to ten miles a day on moderate to steep trails, and discover hidden swimming holes, awesome views of the surrounding mountains, and see trees that have been alive for a thousand years.


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Backpack Oregon’s Cascade Mountains  
Arrive by: 11 a.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016
Return: Tuesday evening, August 23, 2016

Cost: $750*

Detailed Trip Description

Equipment & Packing List

Pre-Trip Information

Post-trip Information

Hotel Listings                                                                                                                   

The Required Forms Listed Below are Due Friday, June 24th

- Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risk Form (please print, sign, and return by mail, fax or scanned email attachment)

- Online Equipment Request Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this)

- Online Travel Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this)

*This price reflects the full cost of the trip. If you submitted a FAFSA, you may be eligible for discounts on the price listed. Simply check the box regarding financial aid on the New Student Trip Reservation Form. Your financial award will be included in the email with your trip placement. 

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 exempt.

Not sure about your first backcountry poo?  Check out this informative, yet funny video: