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September 22nd, 2018

  • All Day: Mt. St. Helens Dayhike #1

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 7 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:15pm

     

    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 rain shadow of the Cascades.

September 23rd, 2018

  • All Day: Crabbing with Prof. Erik Nilson

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 7 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm


    Join psychology professor Erik Nilsen in a boat! Learn how to catch tasty Dungeness crabs out of Nehalem Bay, and cook them up for dinner at the Oregon Coast before driving back to campus Sunday night. This event is possible thanks to co-sponsorship by Student Activities.

September 28th, 2018

  • All Day: Deschutes Rafting #3

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25 at 4:30pm

     

    Central Oregon’s Deschutes River features seven major rapids (rated Class 3+) in ten miles, making this one of the premier rafting rivers in the state. This beautiful river runs through juniper and sagebrush country in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains. We’ll leave on Friday night to camp by the put-in & will return to campus after rafting on Saturday.

    until September 29
  • All Day: Rock Climbing at Smith Rock Weekend

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 7 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25 at 5:15pm

    Start scaling some of Oregon’s best rocks by joining us at Smith Rock, one of the most well-known sport climbing areas in the country. This trip will be contracted by a professional climbing guide company in the Bend area. They will provide the appropriate gear, instruction, and support for a full day of climbing. We’ll stay at a house near the park.  We’ll be climbing on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll do some hiking in the area before heading back to LC. This is an opportunity for you to learn technique, visit a new climbing area, or take your gym climbing outdoors.

    until September 30

September 29th, 2018

  • All Day: Deschutes Rafting #3

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25 at 4:30pm

     

    Central Oregon’s Deschutes River features seven major rapids (rated Class 3+) in ten miles, making this one of the premier rafting rivers in the state. This beautiful river runs through juniper and sagebrush country in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains. We’ll leave on Friday night to camp by the put-in & will return to campus after rafting on Saturday.

  • All Day: Rock Climbing at Smith Rock Weekend

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 7 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25 at 5:15pm

    Start scaling some of Oregon’s best rocks by joining us at Smith Rock, one of the most well-known sport climbing areas in the country. This trip will be contracted by a professional climbing guide company in the Bend area. They will provide the appropriate gear, instruction, and support for a full day of climbing. We’ll stay at a house near the park.  We’ll be climbing on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll do some hiking in the area before heading back to LC. This is an opportunity for you to learn technique, visit a new climbing area, or take your gym climbing outdoors.

    until September 30
  • All Day: Sea Kayak Day Trip

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25  at 5:30pm

     

    Join us for a paddling excursion on one of the area’s great rivers, bays, or lakes. Paddle through beautiful scenery and see some wildlife–including eagles and great blue herons, among others.  No experience is required, though kayaking requires some upper body strength.  

September 30th, 2018

  • All Day: Returning From Abroad Hike

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 7 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25 at 5:00pm

    Spend a day in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and connect with fellow participants from spring ’18 Overseas and Off-Campus programs! This is an opportunity to share stories, discuss challenges, and reconnect with Oregon. We’ll visit some of the Gorge’s lesser known falls and take in the autumn scenery. The natural power and beauty of these waterfalls has to be seen to be believed!

  • All Day: Rock Climbing at Smith Rock Weekend

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 7 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25 at 5:15pm

    Start scaling some of Oregon’s best rocks by joining us at Smith Rock, one of the most well-known sport climbing areas in the country. This trip will be contracted by a professional climbing guide company in the Bend area. They will provide the appropriate gear, instruction, and support for a full day of climbing. We’ll stay at a house near the park.  We’ll be climbing on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll do some hiking in the area before heading back to LC. This is an opportunity for you to learn technique, visit a new climbing area, or take your gym climbing outdoors.

October 7th, 2018

  • All Day: Mt. St. Helens Dayhike #2

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 21 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30pm

     

    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 rain shadow of the Cascades.

October 10th, 2018

  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Hike Central Oregon & Crater Lake

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00pm


    This trip heads to the high-desert  to explore a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon. The mossy forests on the west side give way to small juniper trees, Ponderosa pines, and sunshine. We’ll Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) sections of the Deschutes River fed by crystal clear springs, and stay in an awesome cabin near the river. Plan to hike the world famous Smith Rock State Park, location of some amazing rock formations. Weather permitting, we will also hike at Crater Lake National Park for a day.

    until October 14
  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Raft Guide Clinic

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 4 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 and river rescue. This trip takes place on the Maupin section of the Deschutes River, at Wapinitia, Box Car, and Oak Springs rapids.  You will be camping riverside for the duration of this clinic.

    until October 14

October 11th, 2018

  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Backpack Oregon’s Canyonlands

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 2 at 4:45pm

     

    Visit a gorgeous arid canyon as autumn blankets the high desert. This area is in the rain shadow 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.  While no previous experience is necessary, backpacking can be rigorous, and participants must be able to carry 50+lbs on their back for the duration of the trip.

    until October 13
  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Hike Central Oregon & Crater Lake

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00pm


    This trip heads to the high-desert  to explore a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon. The mossy forests on the west side give way to small juniper trees, Ponderosa pines, and sunshine. We’ll Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) sections of the Deschutes River fed by crystal clear springs, and stay in an awesome cabin near the river. Plan to hike the world famous Smith Rock State Park, location of some amazing rock formations. Weather permitting, we will also hike at Crater Lake National Park for a day.

    until October 14
  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Raft Guide Clinic

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 4 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 and river rescue. This trip takes place on the Maupin section of the Deschutes River, at Wapinitia, Box Car, and Oak Springs rapids.  You will be camping riverside for the duration of this clinic.

    until October 14

October 12th, 2018

  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Backpack Oregon’s Canyonlands

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 2 at 4:45pm

     

    Visit a gorgeous arid canyon as autumn blankets the high desert. This area is in the rain shadow 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.  While no previous experience is necessary, backpacking can be rigorous, and participants must be able to carry 50+lbs on their back for the duration of the trip.

    until October 13
  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Hike Central Oregon & Crater Lake

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00pm


    This trip heads to the high-desert  to explore a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon. The mossy forests on the west side give way to small juniper trees, Ponderosa pines, and sunshine. We’ll Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) sections of the Deschutes River fed by crystal clear springs, and stay in an awesome cabin near the river. Plan to hike the world famous Smith Rock State Park, location of some amazing rock formations. Weather permitting, we will also hike at Crater Lake National Park for a day.

    until October 14
  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Raft Guide Clinic

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 4 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 and river rescue. This trip takes place on the Maupin section of the Deschutes River, at Wapinitia, Box Car, and Oak Springs rapids.  You will be camping riverside for the duration of this clinic.

    until October 14

October 13th, 2018

  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Backpack Oregon’s Canyonlands

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 2 at 4:45pm

     

    Visit a gorgeous arid canyon as autumn blankets the high desert. This area is in the rain shadow 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.  While no previous experience is necessary, backpacking can be rigorous, and participants must be able to carry 50+lbs on their back for the duration of the trip.

  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Hike Central Oregon & Crater Lake

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00pm


    This trip heads to the high-desert  to explore a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon. The mossy forests on the west side give way to small juniper trees, Ponderosa pines, and sunshine. We’ll Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) sections of the Deschutes River fed by crystal clear springs, and stay in an awesome cabin near the river. Plan to hike the world famous Smith Rock State Park, location of some amazing rock formations. Weather permitting, we will also hike at Crater Lake National Park for a day.

    until October 14
  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Raft Guide Clinic

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 4 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 and river rescue. This trip takes place on the Maupin section of the Deschutes River, at Wapinitia, Box Car, and Oak Springs rapids.  You will be camping riverside for the duration of this clinic.

    until October 14

October 14th, 2018

  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Hike Central Oregon & Crater Lake

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00pm


    This trip heads to the high-desert  to explore a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon. The mossy forests on the west side give way to small juniper trees, Ponderosa pines, and sunshine. We’ll Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) sections of the Deschutes River fed by crystal clear springs, and stay in an awesome cabin near the river. Plan to hike the world famous Smith Rock State Park, location of some amazing rock formations. Weather permitting, we will also hike at Crater Lake National Park for a day.

  • All Day: FALL BREAK: Raft Guide Clinic

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 14 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 4 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 and river rescue. This trip takes place on the Maupin section of the Deschutes River, at Wapinitia, Box Car, and Oak Springs rapids.  You will be camping riverside for the duration of this clinic.

October 20th, 2018

  • All Day: Climbing Day Trip at Horse Thief Butte

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 28 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 16 at 5:30pm 

    Start scaling some of Oregon’s best rocks by joining us at Smith Rock, one of the most well-known sport climbing areas in the country. This trip will be contracted by a professional climbing guide company in the Bend area. They will provide the appropriate gear, instruction, and support for a full day of climbing. We’ll stay at a house near the park.  We’ll be climbing on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll do some hiking in the area before heading back to LC. This is an opportunity for you to learn technique, visit a new climbing area, or take your gym climbing outdoors.

October 27th, 2018

  • 12:00am: Mushroom Clinic #1 Day Trip
    Trip Sign-Up Begins: Friday October 5 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday October 23 at 4:30pm

    Oregon has an enormous number of mushroom species and it’s no wonder, with all this rain! As long as you’re living in Oregon and since they taste so good, you might as well be introduced to some of them. We will leave on Friday night and head to a rustic lodge near the ocean.  On Saturday, we’ll forage for the fruits of the forest with hopes to find enough chanterelles for dinner. Sunday, we’ll be out again to forage some more so that everyone can take some tasty mushrooms home with them once we are back on campus on Sunday afternoon.
  • All Day: Explore the Columbia River Gorge

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, October 5 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00pm

    Follow in the footsteps of the Lewis & Clark expedition through the Columbia River Gorge. We’ll start at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum in the Dalles to see artifacts from the expedition, feel the weight that crew members carried, and learn about what life was like for the Corps of Discovery as they made their way across Oregon to the Pacific Ocean over 200 years ago. Then, we’ll follow the trail westward and stop at historic landmarks where the expedition camped, navigated rapids, spotted sunken forests, and encountered Native Americans. Along the way, we’ll learn about Sacagawea (a Shoshone teenager who accompanied the expedition), York (William Clark’s slave), and read excerpts from the journals of Lewis and Clark.

  • All Day: Oregon Coast Day Hike #1

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, October 5 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 23 at 5:15pm


    On the Central Oregon Coast lies an area of huge Sitka trees, ferns, cliffs down to the ocean, cascading streams, and waterfalls. We’ll hike through old growth forest to a secluded bay where we may watch sea lions. The seven-mile round trip hike traverses some of the most productive rainforest on earth, showcasing Oregon’s natural treasures.

November 2nd, 2018

  • All Day: Mushroom Clinic Weekend #2 at Neskowin

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, October 5 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 30 at 5:00pm

    Oregon has an enormous number of mushroom species and it’s no wonder, with all this rain! As long as you’re living in Oregon and since they taste so good, you might as well be introduced to some of them. We will leave on Friday night and head to a rustic lodge near the ocean.  On Saturday, we’ll forage for the fruits of the forest with hopes to find enough chanterelles for dinner. Sunday, we’ll be out again to forage some more so that everyone can take some tasty mushrooms home with them once we are back on campus on Sunday afternoon.

    until November 4

November 3rd, 2018

  • All Day: Mushroom Clinic Weekend #2 at Neskowin

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, October 5 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 30 at 5:00pm

    Oregon has an enormous number of mushroom species and it’s no wonder, with all this rain! As long as you’re living in Oregon and since they taste so good, you might as well be introduced to some of them. We will leave on Friday night and head to a rustic lodge near the ocean.  On Saturday, we’ll forage for the fruits of the forest with hopes to find enough chanterelles for dinner. Sunday, we’ll be out again to forage some more so that everyone can take some tasty mushrooms home with them once we are back on campus on Sunday afternoon.

    until November 4
  • 12:00am: Oregon Coast Day Hike #2
    TTrip Sign-Up Begins: Friday October 19 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday October 30 at 4:45pm

    On the Central Oregon Coast lies an area of huge Sitka trees, ferns, cliffs down to the ocean, cascading streams, and waterfalls. We’ll hike through old growth forest to a secluded bay where we may watch sea lions. The seven-mile round trip hike traverses some of the most productive rainforest on earth, showcasing Oregon’s natural treasures.

News

  • July 6
    Cailin O’Brien-Feeney BA ’07 has been selected from a competitive pool of applicants to serve as the first associate director of the State of Oregon’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation. His charge: preserve Oregon’s environment and promote widespread access to the state’s abundant natural beauty.
  • April 18
    College Outdoors takes students on enriching adventures outside the classroom.
  • Deschutes Rafting
    December 1

    The College Outdoors program takes students to the mountains, rivers, deserts, and coasts of the Pacific Northwest.

     

  • November 9
    Soldiers to Summits, a program that debuted in 2010 to help injured veterans overcome barriers and reclaim their lives using mountaineering as a tool.
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