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Outdoor Program's Trip Schedule

Summer 2015 Trip Schedule

Summer Term 2015 Trip Descriptions


Cooper Spur Day Hike

Sunday | 7/12/15

Join us for this spectacular Mt. Hood hike! The trip begins from the Cloud Cap Trailhead, passing through hemlock forests before ascending past tree line. As we get higher, we’ll have views of the Elliot Glacier above us on Mt. Hood, and on a clear day, be able to see north to Mt. Rainier. This hike is quite strenuous, but the views make it well worth it!


  • Rec Center Member: $25
  • Non-member: $50
  • Registration deadline: 7/8 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 7/8 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Crater Lake Camping

Depart July 17 at 7:00 a.m. | Return July 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Crater Lake is a jewel of the Pacific Northwest and considered one of Oregon’s 7 Wonders. This trip will explore Oregon’s only National Park through day hikes along the rim and beautiful wooded wilderness. Come experience southern Oregon’s finest views and enjoy a weekend sleeping under the stars and enjoying tasty camp meals!


  • Rec Center Member: $110
  • Non-member: $220
  • Registration deadline: 7/15 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 7/15 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Eagle Creek Backpacking

Depart July 25 at 8:00 a.m. | Return July 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Backpack up one of the most beautiful trails in the Columbia River Gorge, through lush forests, past walls of dripping moss and photogenic waterfalls, and over narrow basalt gorges. The hike to the campsite is a moderately difficult hike with some portions of the trail being very exposed; there are handrails at each of the exposed sections of trail. This is a great overnight trip and you’ll see why this is one of the most popular trails in the Portland area!


  • Rec Center Member: $65
  • Non-member: $130
  • Registration deadline: 7/22 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 7/22 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Inclusive Cycling

Depart August 1 at 2:00 p.m. | Return August 2 at 6:30 p.m.

This is an overnight trip to Eugene, Oregon to participate in the “Blackberry bRamble” – a community cycling event. The trip cost includes transportation, adaptive bicycles (or bring your own), event registration, and overnight accommodation. You’ll have the option to do a 5, 10, 20 or 40 mile ride, and blackberry pie at the end for all! This trip is specifically designed for participants needing some form of accommodation, although everyone is welcome regardless of ability or need for accommodation. Adaptive bikes will be available to those who need them; any level of disability or injury can be accommodated.  If you would like to discuss your particular concerns or accommodation needs, please call Jen Armbruster, Coordinator of Inclusive Rec, at: 503.725.2927


  • Rec Center Member: $75
  • Non-member: $150
  • Registration deadline: 7/29 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 7/29 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Summer SUP'n

Saturday | 8/8/15

Enjoy the summer sun with the Outdoor Program and our stand up paddleboards (SUPs). This trip will teach you the basics of how to paddle a SUP and test out your skills with a few games of Capture the Flag.


  • Rec Center Member: $35
  • Non-member: $70
  • Registration deadline: 8/5 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/5 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Elk Meadows Day Hike

Sunday | 8/9/15

Join the Outdoor Program as we explore Elk Meadows. This mellow hike will take you through some postcard-perfect scenery with summer wildflowers and views of Mt. Hood. On this trip, we will discuss the basics of hiking and have plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy a beautiful summer hike. Maybe we’ll even see the native herd of elk for which the meadow is named.


  • Rec Center Member: $25
  • Non-member: $50
  • Registration deadline: 8/5 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/5 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Falling Stars and Lava Flow

Depart August 15 at 8:00 p.m. | Return August 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Spend the day looking down at obsidian flows in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument then spend the night looking up at shooting stars! This trip will include a day stand up paddling followed by camping next to a lake for a late night star gazing extravaganza during the peak of the Perseid Meteor showers. On Sunday we will go on a 1 mile day hike through sprawling fields of “black glass” volcanic obsidian flows to wrap up this memorable weekend.


  • Rec Center Member: $70
  • Non-member: $140
  • Registration deadline: 8/12 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/12 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Bulo Point Climbing

Saturday | 8/22/15

Bulo Point climbing trip is an excursion to a rock feature on the east side of Mt. Hood.  The climbing site is located in the Mt. Hood National Forest and boasts beautiful views of the forest extending into central Oregon along with occasional views of Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and of course, Mt. Hood.  The trip is open to all levels of climbing and no outdoor climbing experience is necessary.


  • Rec Center Member: $35
  • Non-member: $70
  • Registration deadline: 8/19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/19 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Hamilton Mt. Day Hike

Saturday | 8/29/15

Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens at the summit of Hamilton Mountain, just across the Columbia River on the Washington side of the Gorge. This 7.5 mile out-and-back day hike offers a serene forest environment, replete with waterfalls and streams, as well as a triumphant summit experience. This hike is moderately strenuous with an elevation gain of 2400 ft.


  • Rec Center Member: $25
  • Non-member: $50
  • Registration deadline: 8/26 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/26 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

End of Summer SUP'n

Sunday | 8/30/15

Enjoy the last taste of the summer sun with the Outdoor Program and our stand up paddleboards (SUPs). This trip will teach you the basics of how to paddle a SUP and practice your skills with a few games on the water.


  • Rec Center Member: $35
  • Non-member: $70
  • Registration deadline: 8/26 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/26 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Clackamas River Cleanup

Sunday | 9/13/15

Join us on a down-river float trip to help clean up the Clackamas River. This beautiful river is home to old-growth forests, many bird species, steelhead, and salmon. It is also a popular recreation site which means that lots of litter gets left behind. This annual events brings together hundreds of volunteers to float a section of the river and pick up litter along the way.


  • Rec Center Member: Free
  • Non-member: NA
  • Registration deadline: 9/9 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 9/9 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2016 Trips


Adaptive Ski Trip

Depart January 29, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. | Return January 30, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.

Experience beautiful Mt. Bachelor! This overnight ski trip to Bend, Oregon, is for anyone with a disability or injury that requires a modification. Oregon Adaptive Sports will provide any needed modifications such as a sit ski or a guide. Registration fee includes transportation, ski rental, lift ticket, lessons (if needed) and overnight accommodations. No previous skiing experience is necessary.

 

  • Member Price: $85
  • Non-Member Price: $160
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, 1/20/16, 5 p.m.
  • Pre-Event Meeting: 1/27/16 at 5:00 p.m.



The pre-trip meeting is a mandatory meeting and a pre-requisite for participation on all trips. All pre-trip meetings take place at the Outdoor Program unless otherwise specified. To sign up for a trip, contact the Outdoor Program at 503-725-5668 or visit the Outdoor Program office at 505 SW Harrison (SE corner of the ASRC).