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College Outdoors

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

October 23rd, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: NEW TRIP! Mushroom Daytrip Sign-Ups
    Trip Sign-Ups are open now!

    Trip Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

    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 first thing in the morning and head to coastal forests where we will search for all sorts of fascinating fungi. Conditions permitting, you’ll be able to take mushrooms home to eat!
    until October 24

October 24th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: NEW TRIP! Mushroom Daytrip Sign-Ups
    Trip Sign-Ups are open now!

    Trip Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

    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 first thing in the morning and head to coastal forests where we will search for all sorts of fascinating fungi. Conditions permitting, you’ll be able to take mushrooms home to eat!

October 27th, 2017

  • Image preview Mushroom Clinic Weekend #1 at Ft. Stevens
    Trip Sign-Up Begins: Friday October 6 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday October 24 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. 
    until October 29
  • Image preview All Day: Yoga Coast Weekend Retreat

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, October 6 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00pm

    Come have a relaxing weekend doing yoga with College Outdoors. This is also a great opportunity to spend some time on the Oregon coast. We plan to do short hikes mixed with relaxing yoga sessions. On Friday evening we’ll go to the Oregon coast and stay in yurts.  We’ll return to campus by Sunday afternoon. Come relax, unwind, and join us on this unique, popular College Outdoors trip. No prior experience is necessary.

    until October 29

October 28th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Mushroom Clinic Weekend #1 at Ft. Stevens
    Trip Sign-Up Begins: Friday October 6 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday October 24 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. 
    until October 29

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