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Explore the Temperate Rainforest

Come live in the gorgeous old-growth forest in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. This area is Oregon’s only remaining large tract of low-elevation rain forest. We’ll stay at a former mining camp in a rustic and spacious bunkhouse that is off the grid and features hydroelectric lighting and composting toilets. Learn about the trees, plants, and animals that live in the endangered forest ecosystem. Expect to hike about six miles a day with daypacks as we discover the trails, ancient groves of trees, natural history, and spectacular swimming holes in this magical spot.

Detailed Trip Description

Trip Details

Arrive by: 11:00am, Thurs., Aug. 20, 2020
Return: Tues. evening, Aug. 25, 2020

Cost: Need-based financial aid is applied for those who qualify. For those without financial aid, the full-price cost is $750*

Rigor: 3

Equipment & Packing List

 Check out photos from past trips on flickr: 2019 - 2018 - 2017 2016 - 2015 - 2014 

  • The required forms linked below are due by Wednesday, July 15th

           ~Complete these forms AFTER you have received a trip placement email~

    Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risk Form (please print, sign, and return by mail, fax or scanned email attachment)

    Online Equipment Request Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this) Fill this out after you have received your trip placement.

    Online Travel Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this)

*This price reflects the full cost of the trip before financial aid. If you submitted a FAFSA, the cost to you will be calculated on a need-based sliding scale. 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.

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