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College Outdoors

College Outdoors develops students’ outdoor skills through experiential education, cultivates lifelong leaders, and promotes a healthy Lewis & Clark community.

College Outdoors provides the Lewis & Clark College community with access to the spectacular outdoor environments of the Pacific Northwest through a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, backpacking, whitewater sports, sea kayaking, and hiking.

Participants find themselves at the mountains, rivers, deserts, and coasts that span across Oregon, California, and Washington. College Outdoors’ trips are open to Lewis & Clark undergraduates, graduate students, law students, faculty, and staff.  Trips promise friendly people, fresh air, and fantastic scenery.

College Outdoors offers practical leadership opportunities. Students are encouraged to get involved with College Outdoors by volunteering.  Continued involvement can lead to trip leading opportunities and other staff positions.

To sign up for a trip, visit the College Outdoors office in Templeton Campus Center or call 503-768-7116.

Please click here for our mission statement, and stop by our office to see our official policies and procedures. 

Events

February 17th, 2019

  • All Day: Mt Hood Snowshoe Daytrip 3
    Snowshoe on the trails around Oregon’s tallest volcano!  Weather permitting, we’ll head up one of the trails on the east side of Mt. Hood, looking for great views of the mountain. Snowshoeing takes a fair amount of energy, but it is great exercise and doesn’t require any previous experience.
  • All Day: X-Country Ski Clinic 3
    This is a one-day trip to Teacup Lake Nordic Area on Mt. Hood for cross-country skiers.  After a beginning ski skills clinic, we will head out to explore the surrounding groomed ski trails and practice the techniques we’ve learned.  The trip fee includes all transportation and gear.  If you are a more experienced skier, you are welcome to sign up for this trip to get out and do some more independent skiing (skate or classic) on the 20 km of trails at Teacup Lake.

February 22nd, 2019

  • All Day: Coastal Trails/Ancient Forests (Neskowin)
    Visit a lighthouse, ancient forests, coastal beaches, and spectacular overlooks on this weekend trip to hike and explore the area around Cape Lookout and Neskowin, Oregon. We’ll stay in the enchanting Neskowin Valley and have a central lodge with a fireplace to cook meals, hang out in the evenings, and stay warm and dry. Spring comes to the Oregon Coast  a few weeks earlier than Portland, so the frogs will entertain you at night with their choruses, and the first wildflowers will be blooming.
    until February 24

February 23rd, 2019

  • All Day: Backcountry Navigation Snowshoe
    Explore the backcountry of Oregon’s tailless volcano by snowshoe! This clinic establishes an understanding of the tools and basic navigation skills required for outdoor exploration. The knowledge you can gain can form an important part of your leadership development, and is useful for anyone who loves to take outdoor trips. Snowshoeing takes a fair amount of energy, but it is great exercise and doesn’t require any previous experience.
  • All Day: Coastal Trails/Ancient Forests (Neskowin)
    Visit a lighthouse, ancient forests, coastal beaches, and spectacular overlooks on this weekend trip to hike and explore the area around Cape Lookout and Neskowin, Oregon. We’ll stay in the enchanting Neskowin Valley and have a central lodge with a fireplace to cook meals, hang out in the evenings, and stay warm and dry. Spring comes to the Oregon Coast  a few weeks earlier than Portland, so the frogs will entertain you at night with their choruses, and the first wildflowers will be blooming.
    until February 24

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