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       Spring 2016 Trips (Calendar)
  • Student Leadership Applications & Information
    • Spring trip leading applications due by Monday, December 7th for first consideration
    • New Student Trip Staff applications available NOW! Click link up above (“Student Leadership Applications & Information”) Due 2/10/16

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 10th, 2016

  • Image preview 5:00pm - 7:00pm: College Outdoors Open House

    College Outdoors Open House is a informal gathering of folks interested in learning outdoor skills for personal use or to apply toward leading CO trips.  Stop by the CO office in Templeton 244 or email us for details on the week’s topic, updates on signing up, or getting on our email list.

    Potential Topics:

    • Map & compass
    • Environmental education
    • Group management
    • Teambuilding activities 
    • Tents & tarps
    • And many more…

February 13th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Mt. Hood Snowshoe #3

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 22nd

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 9 at 4:30pm

    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.

     

  • Image preview All Day: Eastern Columbia River Gorge Hike

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 22nd

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30pm

    Come explore the dry side of the Columbia River Gorge east of the town of Hood River.  This dramatic landscape, sculpted by the largest floods in earth’s geologic history, has spectacular hiking trails, a lot less rain, and usually a good supply of sunshine.  Join us to get some exercise, fresh air, and to see spring come to the east side of the Cascade mountains while hiking up to some stunning viewpoints above the Columbia River.

February 14th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Cross-Country Ski Clinic #3

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, January 22nd

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 9 at 5:00pm

    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 16th, 2016

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