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Explore the Temperate Rainforest

Come live in the gorgeous old-growth forest in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. This area is Oregon’s only remaining large tract of low-elevation rain forest. We’ll stay at a former mining camp in a rustic and spacious bunkhouse that is off the grid and features hydroelectric lighting and composting toilets. Learn about the trees, plants, and animals that live in the endangered forest ecosystem. Expect to hike about six miles a day with daypacks as we discover the trails, ancient groves of trees, natural history, and spectacular swimming holes of this magical spot.


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Explore the Temperate Rainforest    
Arrive by: 11 a.m., Thursday, August 24, 2017
Return: Tuesday evening, August 29, 2017

Cost: $725*

Detailed Trip Description

Equipment & Packing List

Pre-Trip Information

Post-trip Information

Hotel Listings                                                                                                              

  • The required forms linked below are due Friday, June 26th

    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) Fill this out after you have received your trip placement.

    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. 

On this trip, there is no additional charge for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian meal option is included in all trips at no extra charge).