Trip Comparison Chart
5 5-10 mi/day $975
4-5 5-10* mi/day $775 Olympic NP Marmot Research
4.5 4-8 mi/day $875 Backpack
4.5 4-8 mi/day $850 Backpack the Cascades
4.5 4-8 mi/day $775 Raft the
3 3 mi/day $1350 Hike & Kayak Waldo Lake
4-5 3-7 mi/day $950 Hike & SUP Columbia Gorge
3 5-10* mi/day $690 Surf & Hike Oregon Coast
3-4 6-8* mi/day $775 Explore Temperate Rainforest
3 5-10* mi/day $750 Beyond Portlandia
Env. Justice -or-
2 N/A $450
**Price reflects the full cost of the trip before financial aid. If you submitted a FAFSA, the cost to you will be calculated on a need-based sliding scale. 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.
Backcountry = Everything that is used on the trip (i.e. food, tents, clothing, toilet paper, etc.) is taken with you under your own power (i.e. in a backpack while you hike, on a raft while you float down the river, or in your kayak as you paddle across a lake). There are no shower/bathroom facilities on these trips.
Lodge-Based = Think summer camp! The trip is based out of a central location with kitchen and lodging facilities. From there you travel for your various activities.
Water-Activities = Participants either travel via a raft or kayak to get from campsite to campsite, or have multiple day trips of water activities.
Service = These trips primarily focus on doing service projects in the greater-Portland area.
Rigor = How hard the trip is (5 is hardest). Though our trips cater to all ability levels, the backpacking trips are often the most difficult and the most remote thus receiving the most rigorous rating.
*Hiking Distance/Day = How much ground you can expect to cover when your trip is hiking. Almost all trips incorporate hiking into many of their activity days. Lodge-based trips usually split into smaller groups in order to offer some longer hikes and some shorter hikes on the same day.
Trip locations and descriptions are subject to change due to permitting and potential forest fire concerns.
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