Search Google Appliance


Outdoor Program's Trip Schedule


Spring Term 2014 Trip Schedule

Intro to Rock Climbing : April 10, 17, & 20, 2014
Earth Day Service & Canoe Trip : April 20, 2014
Siouxon Creek Backpacking : April 26-27, 2014
Adventure Planning 101 : May 3, 2014
Clackamas Rafting : May 4, 2014
Intro to Mountaineering : May 6, 8, 10-11, 2014
Inclusive Sea Kayak : May 10, 2014
Primitive Skills Camping Trip : May 17-18, 2014
Horsetail Falls Day Hike : May 18, 2014
Clackamas Rafting : May 24, 2014
Bulo Point Climbing : May 25, 2014
Smith Rock Climbing Weekend : May 30 - June 1, 2014
San Juan Sea Kayak : June 17-22, 2014

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).

SPRING TERM 2014 

 



 

Intro to Rock Climbing

Thursdays | April 10 & 17 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday | April 20 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This is an introductory rock climbing course focused on basic movement and technique. Throughout this seminar, instructors will focus on refining techniques, increasing endurance, and increasing efficiency of movement. All skill and fitness levels will benefit from this foundational course. Students will also learn the basics of bouldering and top rope climbing as well as belaying. The Thursday evening sessions will be spent in the Climbing Center located on the 3rd floor of the Academic and Student Rec Center (ASRC); Sunday will be spent at a local outdoor climbing crag applying the skills learned in the evening classroom sessions.

 

Rec Center Member : $75
Non-member : $150

Registration deadline : 4/10 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 4/10 at 6:00 pm

back to top

 

Earth Day Service & Canoe Trip 

Sunday | April 20 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day by giving back to Mother Earth! This is a free trip to Whitaker Ponds Nature Park on the Columbia Slough in NE Portland. We'll take public transportation to the headquarters of the Columbia Slough Watershed Council where we'll eat lunch. From noon until 4:00 pm we will get to canoe around the Whitaker Ponds area and out into the Columbia Slough to do some cleanup. You'll feel better about yourself and the Earth will thank you.

 

Rec Center Member : Free

Trip not offered to Non-members

Registration deadline : 4/16 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 4/16 at 5:00 pm

back to top


Siouxon Creek Backpacking 

Depart April 26 at 9:00 am | Return April 27 at 6:00 pm

This is a moderate weekend hiking adventure through the beautiful Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Enjoy the luscious greens of the dense forest, moss, and ferns as we hike along crystal clear Siouxon Creek past beautiful waterfalls to one of many pristine riverside campsites. From our basecamp there are opportunities for side hikes to other waterfalls the next day before turning around and heading home before dinner time.

 

Rec Center Member : $80
Non-member : $160

Registration deadline : 4/23 at 5:00 pm 

Pre-trip meeting : 4/23 at 5:00 pm

back to top


Adventure Planning 101

Saturday | May 3 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This seminar is designed to help participants in planning their own outdoor adventure. Participants will learn the basics of trip planning and execution while also learning how to use some essential gear. From planning and route selection, to setting up and taking down your campsite, to practicing Leave No Trace wilderness techniques, Adventure Planning 101 will make sure you are well-prepared. In addition, Adventure Planning 101 will introduce participants to the types of gear rented by the Outdoor Program for use on their next adventure.

 

Rec Center Member : $10
Non-member : $20

Registration deadline : 5/2 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 5/3 at 9:00 am

back to top


Clackamas Rafting

Sunday | May 4 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join the Outdoor Program on a day trip down the Clackamas River, one of the most popular and easily accessible whitewater sources close to Portland. This day trip will pass through narrow basalt passages and wide, rolling waves just south of Estacada. The river tempo is ideal for both experienced and first-time rafters, and while no previous whitewater experience is required, comfort in water is strongly encouraged for participants. Be prepared to help paddle the raft and get wet! 

 

Rec Center Member : $35
Non-member : $70

Registration deadline : 4/30 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 4/30 at 5:00 pm

back to top


Intro to Mountaineering

Tuesday & Thursday | May 6 & 8 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday | May 10 & 11 | 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

This seminar will focus on both the theoretical and practical side of mountaineering, with the objective to prepare you to become a member of a rope team on alpine ascents. You will learn about using crampons and ice axes, rope team travel, self and team arrest, and crevasse rescue. The seminar consists of two classroom sessions on campus and one overnight field session that will take place on Mt. Hood. The field session will be physically demanding: you will be carrying a heavy pack and sleeping in below freezing temperatures. A good level of physical fitness is needed.

 

Rec Center Member : $215
Non-member : $430

Registration deadline : 5/6 at 5:30 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 5/6 at 5:30 pm

back to top


Inclusive Sea Kayak

Saturday | May 10 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This trip is designed for paddlers of all abilities to spend a day in a sea kayak exploring a nearby waterway. Any level of disability or injury can be accommodated and a variety of modifications are available. This will be an all day trip and exact location will be determined closer to the trip date and dependent on those who sign up.

 

Rec Center Member : $35
Non-member : $70

Registration deadline : 5/7 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 5/7 at 5:00 pm

back to top


Primitive Skills Camping Trip

Depart May 17 at 8:00 am | Return May 18 at 6:00 pm

 

With the stunning Opal Creek Wilderness as your classroom, this backpacking trip will teach you to use your natural environment creatively. After a short hike through beautiful old growth forest, you will learn primitive camping techniques such as constructing a shelter, spoon carving, building and maintaining a fire using hand-and-bow drill, cooking on an open fire, lessons on local foraging and edible plants, and useful knots. We will also make natural dream catchers, bracelets, and maybe even sing Kumbaya around the fire. We plan to sleep in our shelters and go on a nature walk Sunday morning before heading back to Portland on Sunday afternoon.

 

Rec Center Member : $80
Non-member : $160

Registration deadline : 5/14 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 5/14 at 6:00 pm

back to top


Horsetail Falls Day Hike

Sunday | May 18 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This classic Columbia Gorge hike starts at Horsetail Falls, which gives instant gratification from the moment you step out of the vehicle. A moderately steep hike leads to lesser-known Ponytail Falls, past walls of dripping moss, and to a scenic bridge that crosses downstream of yet another waterfall. If time allows and the group is up for it, we could add on a side-trip to stunning Triple Falls further up Oneonta Creek. This loop hike ends with the opportunity to do some exploration of secluded Oneonta Gorge before heading back to Portland.

 

Rec Center Member : $25
Non-member : $50

Registration deadline : 5/14 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 5/14 at 5:00 pm

back to top


Clackamas Rafting 

Saturday | May 24 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join the Outdoor Program on a day trip down the Clackamas River, one of the most popular and easily accessible whitewater sources close to Portland. This day trip will pass through narrow basalt passages and wide, rolling waves just south of Estacada. The river tempo is ideal for both experienced and first-time rafters, and while no previous whitewater experience is required, comfort in water is strongly encouraged for participants. Be prepared to help paddle the raft and get wet! 

 

Rec Center Member : $35
Non-member : $70

Registration deadline : 5/21 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 5/21 at 5:00 pm 

back to top


Bulo Point Climbing

Sunday | May 25 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This is a beginner-friendly day trip to the Bulo Point crag in the beautiful Mt. Hood National Forest. Climbing experience is a bonus but is not required. Spend a day out of the city enjoying the amazing view from the top! The Outdoor Program will provide all necessary climbing gear.

 

Rec Center Member : $35
Non-member : $70

Registration deadline : 5/21 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 5/21 at 6:00 pm

back to top


Smith Rock Climbing Weekend

Depart May 30 at 2:00 pm | Return June 1 at 6:00 pm

Spend the weekend relaxing on the dry side of the Cascades in the birthplace of sport rock climbing! This is an awesome opportunity to work on your outdoor climbing skills or learn to climb for the first time. This trip is appropriate for new/beginning climbers as well as the experienced. There will be something for everyone to do.

 

Rec Center Member : $80
Non-member : $175

Registration deadline :  5/28 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 5/28 at 6:00 pm

back to top


San Juan Sea Kayak

Depart June 17 at 6:00 am | Return June 22 at 8:00 pm

Clear away the stress of the school year and reinvigorate yourself in one of the most popular sea kayaking destinations in the world. Come be absorbed the tidal rhythms of Washington’s beautiful San Juan Islands and be immersed in the adventure of sea kayaking. The San Juan Islands allow the opportunity to view an incredible array of marine wildlife, often at close range. From tide pools teeming with life to bald eagles to the possibility of seeing Orca whales, this six-day expedition is ideal for exploring the tidal world of the Puget Sound while devoting time to perfecting your strokes, improving navigation skills, and studying natural history. Come join us on this amazing journey. 

 

Rec Center Member : $275
Non-member : $550

Registration deadline : 6/11 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 6/11 at 5:00 pm

back to top