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    Activities
    Rigor

    Hike & SUP the Coast

    3
    Hike & SUP the Gorge

     3
    Coastal Trails & Ancient Forests

    3
    Kayak

    4-5
    Raft the Deschutes

    3
    Backpack the Cascades

    4.5

    Beyond Portlandia:
    Economic Justice

    2

    Beyond Portlandia:
    Environmental Justice

    2

    Creative PDX: Arts in Portland

    2

     Xplore STEM Program
    (separate registration system)

     

    2


    Key:

    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 = Includes water-based activities such as whitewater rafting, flatwater kayaking, or Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUPing).

    Service = These trips primarily focus on doing service projects in the greater-Portland area.

    Rigor = How hard the trip is (5 is hardest). No prior experience is needed for any trip. Though our trips cater to all ability levels, the backpacking trips are often the most physically demanding difficult and the most remote thus receiving the most rigorous rating. 

    Trip locations and descriptions are subject to change due to permitting, COVID-19 related restrictions, and potential forest fire concerns.

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    Activities
     Trip Leaves
    Rigor

    Hiking Distance/Day

    Hike & SUP Oregon’s Alps

    Tues. 8/18

    4-5 5-14* mi/day

    Hike & SUP the Coast

    Thur. 8/20

    3 5-10* mi/day
    Hike & SUP the Gorge

    Thur. 8/20

     3  5-10* mi/day
    Surf & Hike the Coast

    Thur. 8/20

    3-4 6-8* mi/day
    Explore the Temperate Rainforest

    Thur. 8/20

    3 5-15 mi/day
    Hike & Kayak Waldo Lake

    Wed. 8/19

    4-5 3-7 mi/day
    Raft the Deschutes

    Tues. 8/18

    3 3 mi/day
    Backcountry Marmot Research

    Tues. 8/18

    4.5 4-8 mi/day
    Backpack the Wallowas

    Tues. 8/18

    5 5-10 mi/day
    Backpack Mt. Adams

    Wed. 8/19

    4.5 4-8 mi/day
    Backpack the Cascades

    Wed. 8/19

    4.5 4-8 mi/day

    Beyond Portlandia:
    Economic Justice

    Thur. 8/20

    2  N/A

    Beyond Portlandia:
    Environmental Justice

    Thur. 8/20

    2  N/A

    Creative PDX: Arts in Portland

    Wed. 8/19

    2 N/A

     Xplore STEM Program
    (separate registration system)

     

    Wed. 8/19

    2  N/A


    Key:

    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 such as Stant-Up Paddleboarding (SUPing) or surfing.

    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. No prior experience is needed for any trip.

    *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.

  • New Student Trip Name
    Click on the trip name below for details about each trip.
    Departure Date Return
    Date
    Trip Cost*

    Backpack the Wallowa Mountains

    Tues. 8/22

    Tues. 8/29

    $975

    Wallowa Lake Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    Tues. 8/22

    Tues. 8/29

    $750
    Olympic NP Marmot Research

    Tues. 8/22

    Tues. 8/29

    $875
    Raft the Deschutes River Tues. 8/22

    Tues. 8/29

    $1350
    Hike & Kayak Waldo Lake Wed. 8/23 Tues. 8/29 $1050
    Backpack the Mt. Adams Wilderness Wed. 8/23 Tues. 8/29 $850
    Backpack Oregon’s Cascade Mountains Thur. 8/24 Tues. 8/29 $775
    Beyond Portlandia: Economic Justice         

    Wed. 8/23

    Tues. 8/29

    $450
    Beyond Portlandia: Environmental Action
    Wed. 8/23  Tues. 8/29 $450 
    Hike and SUP the Columbia Gorge Thur. 8/24  Tues. 8/29 $690
    Explore the Temperate Rainforest Thur. 8/24 Tues. 8/29 $750
    Surf & Hike the Oregon Coast Thur. 8/24

    Tues. 8/29

    $690

                  

    Not sure where to start?  Click here for the trip comparison chart!

    *The trip fee covers transportation, food, leaders, and all equipment. The listed price reflects the full cost of the trip. If you submitted a FAFSA, you may be eligible for a need-based financial scholarship to reduce the trip 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.  You have no obligation to pay for the trip until you receive an email from College Outdoors informing you of the amount of your financial aid award.  You can accept the award or decline the trip with no financial obligation at that time.

    Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge).   Dietary restrictions for medical reasons are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.

  • These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Wednesday, July 22nd. To complete these forms, you’ll need to have your @lclark.edu email set up, and you’ll be prompted to log-in to the Engage LC platform.

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