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SPRING TERM 2015 TRIP SCHEDULE

Wild! Backpacking the PCT: March 22-27, 2015
Multnomah and Wahkeena Falls Hike: April 12, 2015
Sauvie Island Sea Kayak: April 18, 2015
Clackamas Rafting: April 19, 2015
Ape Caves: April25, 2015
Smith Rock Climbing: April 24-26, 2015
Inclusive Camping at the Coast: May 2-3, 2015
Backcountry Cooking Seminar: May 9-10, 2015
FREEService Trip: May 9, 2015
Clackamas Rafting: May 16, 2015
SUP River Adventure: May 17, 2015
Crater Lake- Intro to Backpacking: May 23-25, 2015
Dog Mountain Hike: May 30, 2015
Oregon Climbing & Camping: May 29-31, 2015
SUP'n for Stress Relief: June 6, 2015
Cooper Spur Day Hike: June 7, 2015
Olympic National Park Backpacking: June 14-19, 2015
North Cascade Backpacking: June 15-21, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING TERM 2015
Multnomah and Wahkeena Falls Hike

Sunday | 4/12/15

Take advantage of the spring weather and get out into the forest on this beautiful loop hike. The Multnomah Falls/Wahkeena Falls hike is in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, which is famous for its towering rock walls, waterfalls, beauty, and world-class hiking. The Multnomah/Whakeena hike is a bona fide classic: it takes you on a 5 mile loop past 10 named waterfalls and even more cascading water. 

 

Rec Center Member: $25

Non-member: $50

Registration deadline: 4/8 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 4/8 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Sauvie Island Sea Kayak

Saturday | 4/18/15

Spend the day paddling around Portland’s beloved rural island.  Explore the Multnomah Channel, various marshes, and Columbia River.  With tons of wildlife like river otters and egrets, and the peaceful atmosphere of Sauvie Island, this trip is the perfect way to get out of the city without traveling too far.

 

Rec Center Member: $35

Non-member: $70

Registration deadline: 4/15 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 4/15 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Clackamas Rafting

Sunday | 4/19/15

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 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: 4/15 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 4/15 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Ape Caves

Saturday | 4/25/15

Join the ODP on this day hike to Ape Cave, which at 2.5 miles in length is the one of the longest lava tubes in the continental United States. We’ll begin with a short hike to the entrance of the cave and then explore this lava tube by the light of headlamps. Inside the upper cave, there is some scrambling over rock piles and a small 8 foot wall, but no caving experience is needed. The hike back to the van will take us through a pine forest and past smaller lava tubes and sinkholes.

 

Rec Center Member: $35

Non-member: $70

Registration deadline: 4/22 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 4/22 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Smith Rock Climbing

Depart April 24 at 3:00 pm | Return April 26 at 6:00 pm

Smith Rock Climbing Trip is a three-day excursion to Oregon’s world famous climbing destination. The towering cliffs overlooking the Crooked River not only provide hundreds of amazing climbs, but also some of the most stunning views in Central Oregon.  This trip is open to all levels of climbing and no prior experience is necessary.

 

Rec Center Member: $85

Non-member: $170

Registration deadline: 4/22 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 4/22 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Inclusive Camping at the Coast

Depart May 2 at 8:00 am | Return May 3 at 6:00 pm

Join the Outdoor Program for this Inclusive trip on the Oregon coast. This trip is open to anyone, but is designed for folks who have a disability or need some form of accommodation. Any level of disability or injury can be accommodated. We’ll stay at Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria, which allows easy access to many great recreational opportunities, from the bluffs of the Columbia River, to the breezes of Sunset Beach, and the forests of Ecola State Park. Exact locations will be determined closer to the trip date and are dependent on those who sign up.

 

Rec Center Member: $50

Non-member: $100

Registration deadline: 4/29 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 4/29 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Backcountry Cooking Seminar

Depart May 9 at 8:00 am | Return May 10 at 6:00 pm

This is a two day camping trip and backcountry cooking seminar for the purpose of teaching backpacking cooking and ration planning, car camping cooking (including dutch ovens), and many other cooking related topics.  And, most importantly, we will be eating lots of amazing backcountry dishes!

 

Rec Center Member: $55

Non-member: $110

Registration deadline: 5/6 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 5/6 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Service Trip

Saturday | 5/9/15

Willow Creek's native grasslands, ash woodlands and perennial streams provide the best remaining example of native wet prairie habitats in the southern Willamette Valley. Join the Outdoor Program as we help remove invasive species during this service trip. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly and prairie habitats in the Willamette Valley. After spending the morning completing the service we will head out to hike one of Eugene’s local trails.

 

Rec Center Member: $FREE

Non-member: $NA

Registration deadline: 5/6 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 5/6 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Clackamas Rafting

Saturday | 5/16/15

Join the Outdoor Program on a day trip down the Clackamas River, one of the most popular and easily accessible whitewater runs close to Portland. This 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: 5/13 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 5/13 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

SUP River Adventure

Sunday | 5/17/15

Join the ODP for a relaxing day on the river!  Floating down the river on Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) will be the perfect way to soak up the sun and take in the sights. This river adventure will be in a serene setting not far from town; exact location to be determined based on water levels.

 

Rec Center Member: $35

Non-member: $70

Registration deadline: 5/13 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 5/13 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Crater Lake- Intro to Backpacking

Depart May 23 at 8:00 am | Return May 25 at 6:00 pm

This introductory backpacking course starts from the shore of Oregon’s most famous lake and heads into the beautiful Pacific Northwest forest wilderness. This easy to moderate hike will give participants a chance to learn the basics of backcountry travel, cooking, and camping. Hiking through the pine forest and sleeping under the stars will be a Memorial Day weekend to remember.

 

Rec Center Member: $110

Non-member: $220

Registration deadline: 5/20 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 5/20 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Dog Mountain Hike

Saturday | 5/30

This strenuous hike to the summit of Dog Mountain provides stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge.  In the spring, this hike is made all the more incredible by the amazing flowers blooming across the mountainside. This 6 mile loop hike gains almost 3,000 feet in elevation, so good physical fitness is recommended!

 

Rec Center Member: $25

Non-member: $50

Registration deadline: 5/27 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 5/27 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Oregon Climbing & Camping

Depart May 29 at 3:00 pm | Return may 31 at 6:00 pm

Join the Outdoor Program for a weekend getting to know local climbing areas near Portland. Our adventure will begin Friday evening as we drive to our campsite in Mount Hood National Forest. Saturday we’ll climb at nearby Bulo Point before regrouping at camp for another evening together in the woods. Sunday morning, an early departure will take us to French’s Dome to climb again before returning to Portland. No previous experience necessary!

 

Rec Center Member: $75

Non-member: $150

Registration deadline: 5/27 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 5/27 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

SUP'n for Stress Relief

Saturday | 6/6/15

Join the ODP for a relaxing day on the river!  Floating down the river on Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) will be the perfect way to soak up the sun and take in the sights. This river adventure will be in a serene setting not far from town; exact location to be determined based on water levels.

 

Rec Center Member: $35

Non-member: $70

Registration deadline: 6/3 at 6:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 6/3 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Cooper Spur Day Hike

Sunday | 6/7/15

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. Ranier. This hike is quite strenuous hike but the views make it well worth it! 


Rec Center Member: $25

Non-member: $50

Registration deadline: 6/3 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 6/3 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Olympic National Park Backpacking

Depart June 14 at 7:00 am | Return June 19 7:00 pm

This backpacking course is a moderate to strenuous hike through the most iconic wilderness of the Northwest. With gorgeous views of the Olympic Mountain range, camping under the canopy of the Hoh temperate rainforest, and some relaxing hot springs, there is no better way to kick off your summer.

 

Rec Center Member: $200

Non-member: $400

Registration deadline: 6/2 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 6/2 at 5:00 pm

 

North Cascade Backpacking

Depart June 15 at 7:00 am | Return June 21 at 7:00 pm 

Venturing north towards the Canadian Border, we will travel by car, boat, and foot through the North Cascades on the Big Beaver trail. On this seven day, 35 mile backpacking experience, we will explore a premier old-growth forest site of enormous cedars (some 1,000 years old and 15 feet in diameter), huge Douglas firs and hemlocks, silver fir, and lush alder. The daily hikes will range from 6-12 miles. Perfect for learning or honing your backpacking skills!

 

Rec Center Member: $250

Non-member: $500

Registration deadline: 6/1 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 6/1 at 5:00 pm

 

Wild! Backpacking the PCT

Depart Mar 22 at 8:00 am, Return Mar 27 at 6:00 pm

 

Follow the footsteps of award-winning local author Cheryl Strayed on this 6 day, 5 night backpacking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail from Lolo Pass to Bridge of the Gods. The legendary PCT runs 2,663 miles from Mexico to Canada and our trip will cover 30 scenic miles through the Mt. Hood National Forest. 

 

Rec Center Member: $180

Non-member: $360

Registration deadline: 3/16 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting: 3/16 at 5:00 pm

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).