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Outdoor Program's Trip Schedule

Summer 2016 Trip Schedule

Registration begins Monday, June 20. 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).

 

Trip Descriptions


Tomlike Mountain Hike

Saturday | 7/16/16
Join us on a hike up to one of the largest open areas in the Columbia Gorge. This view-filled seven-mile hike meanders alongside trickling streams and noble firs to the top of Tomlike Mountain. There, you’ll have a lovely 360 degree view of the Gorge including sights of Mount Hood, Mount Rainier and Mount Adams, making the trek well worth it. Be prepared for a moderate to strenuous hike.

 

  • Rec Center member: $30
  • Non-member: $60
  • Registration deadline: 7/13 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 7/13 at 5 p.m.

 

Inflatable Kayak

Sunday | 7/17/16
Join us for a hot summer day of inflatable kayaking down one of Oregon’s many gorgeous rivers! Inflatable kayaks, playfully referred to as "duckies," are an incredibly fun way to experience the hydrology of a river. Get out of the city and enjoy your summer with us on the water!

 

  • Rec Center member: $40
  • Non-member: $80
  • Registration deadline: 7/13 at 6 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 7/13 at 6 p.m.

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Forest Park Service & Hiking

Saturday | 7/23/16
Forest Park is a precious natural treasure that plays a major role in the quality of life we enjoy in the Portland metro region. It contributes to clean water and air and offers an abundance of outdoor recreation in the heart of this rapidly growing urban area. Come spend the first half of the day maintaining hiking trails and removing invasive plants. Then spend the sunny afternoon under the vast and lush canopy, hiking the trails you just helped keep usable.

 

  • Rec Center member: Free
  • Non-member: Members Only
  • Registration deadline: 7/20 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 7/20 at 5 p.m.

 

Bulo Point Climbing

Saturday | 7/30/16
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 previous climbing experience is necessary.

 

  • Rec Center member: $40
  • Non-member: Members $80
  • Registration deadline: 7/27 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 7/27 at 5 p.m.

 

Inclusive Kayak

Saturday | 8/6/16
Spend the day kayaking and enjoying the beautiful summer weather. We especially encourage individuals that have a disability and need modifications to join us on this trip. Any level of disability or injury can be accommodated. Join us for a day on the water, and get out of the city this summer!

 

  • Rec Center member: $40
  • Non-member: Members $80
  • Registration deadline: 8/3 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/3 at 5 p.m.

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Trail of Ten Falls Hike

Saturday | 8/13/16
Enjoy a beautiful day hike in what is known as the "Crown Jewel" of the Oregon State Parks system. Hike a beautiful loop that takes you above, behind and around ten different stunning waterfalls ranging from 60 to 177 feet. This is a moderate hike that is good for all skill levels.

 

  • Rec Center member: $30
  • Non-member: Members $60
  • Registration deadline: 8/10 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/10 at 5 p.m.

 

Opal Creek Backpacking

Saturday-Sunday | 8/20-21/2016
Travel with the Outdoor Program through a magnificent old growth forest and alongside the turquoise waters of the Little North Santiam River. Along the way, we will witness the historic Little North Santiam Mining projects that have been abandoned and now are part of the rich history of Oregon. Above the emerald splendor of the Opal Pool, the trail continues to the beautiful Flume Creek Falls, past more waterfalls and beautiful meadows. No previous backpacking experience is necessary.

 

  • Rec Center member: $75
  • Non-member: Members $150
  • Registration deadline: 8/17 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/17 at 5 p.m.

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Astoria Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Saturday | 8/27/2016
Join us for a day of stand-up paddling around the islands near the mouth of the Columbia River. The Lewis & Clark Wildlife Refuge near Astoria, Oregon, provides a beautiful place to explore the intertidal ecosystem of the Columbia River. Wildlife abounds in the varied habitats of the refuge. No previous experience necessary, but paddlers should be prepared for potentially breezy coastal conditions.

 

  • Rec Center member: $40
  • Non-member: Members $80
  • Registration deadline: 8/24 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 8/24 at 5 p.m.

 

PSU Outdoor Orientation

Wednesday-Saturday l 9/21-24/2016
Join the Outdoor Program on an Outdoor Orientation program for Viking Days 2016 as we celebrate 50 years of taking students outside. This extended orientation program is for incoming PSU students and will include an in-depth tour of campus, a hike around Portland and a three-day backpacking trip. Participants will meet other students, get first-year tips and tricks for university life, learn about the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest and find out how to get involved around campus.

 

  • Incoming Student: $250 (Includes all food, transportation & equip.)
  • Registration deadline: 9/7 at 5 p.m.
  • For more information please contact Chris Bullard at bullard@pdx.edu

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    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).