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Spring Break: Central Oregon Wintery Adventure

Date: 12:00am PDT March 23, 2020 - March 27, 2020 Location: Templeton Campus Center

Templeton Campus Center

Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 19th

Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, March 15th at 5:30 

Spring break is the perfect time to explore the wintery wonderland of central Oregon! The east side of the Cascade Mountains features snowy peaks, pine forests, and plenty of crisp spring sunshine. We’ll spend our days snowshoeing and learning to cross country ski, then head back to sleep in cozy rustic yurts. We’ll stay near Bend, Oregon close to the Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Bachelor. You’ll get to practice backcountry navigation skills, learn some avalanche awareness basics, and definitely drink lots of hot cocoa! Time and conditions permitting, we plan to build an igloo, go ice skating, snowshoe by moonlight, and hike at iconic Smith Rock. No experience is necessary, but this trip is moderately strenuous and is recommended for those in good physical condition who are comfortable in the wintery outdoors. You can get one activity credit in PE/A 101, “Outdoor Adventures” for participation during this trip as long you register prior to drop/add and complete a drop/add form. 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 are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.