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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: Backpack Sub-Alpine Lakes

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

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:00pm


    The sub-alpine environment of Indian Heaven Wilderness, near Mt. St. Helens, is dotted with dozens of fascinating lakes. Fall colors will brighten the trailside as the hike features unbeatable views of Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Hood. On the trip, we’ll explore some of the trails and lakes of this high plateau while hiking with packs containing all we need for the weekend. Inclement weather alternative: Deschutes River Canyon.

  • 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.

  • All Day: Underwater Forests & Cascade Lava Flows

    Trip sign-up begins: Tuesday, August 29 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 18 at 4:45pm


    Interested in the plants, trees, and geology of the volcanic Cascade Mountains?  Join us on a trip to one of the youngest lava flows in Oregon, where the molten lava dammed a stream and created a crystal-clear lake, drowning a forest in the process.  The forest is still visible beneath the waters of the lake- preserved in the cold water.  We’ll stay in rustic cabins on the shore of Clear Lake, visit waterfalls, the giant spring that gives rise of the McKenzie River, and hike through the forest. You’ll learn about the fascinating geology that formed the Cascades,  identify many of the organisms you see on the way, pick up some insights as to how the Native Americans and settlers used these plants, trees, and animals, and marvel at how active the Cascade volcanoes still are!

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.  

  • All Day: Trail Engineering Clinic on the PCT

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 8 at 9:00 am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25 at 4:45 pm



    The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) stretches 2,650 spectacular miles, from the border with Mexico to Canada. We’ll head up to a section on Mt. Hood to learn how hiking trails are engineered to minimize erosion, maximize sustainability, and optimize the wilderness experience for different types of users. You’ll have the opportunity to get dirty and use trail tools to restore trail on Saturday, stay in a campground Saturday night, then take a hike on Sunday morning before heading back to campus. As a bonus, Dr. Paul Allen will be there to share his experience working on trails!

    until September 30