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Outdoor Program's Trip Schedule

Fall 2016 Trip Schedule

Registration begins Monday, September 19. 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

Crater Lake Inclusive Camping

Friday-Sunday | 10/7-9/2016
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. This inclusive trip will stick to paved trails that are accessible to all participants. Come experience southern Oregon’s finest views and enjoy a weekend sleeping under the stars and enjoying tasty camp meals!

 

  • Rec Center member: $115
  • Non-member: $230
  • Registration deadline: 10/5 at 6 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 10/5 at 6 p.m.

Tillamook Estuaries Service Trip

Saturday | 10/8/2016
Join the Outdoor Program, The Nature Conservancy, and Tillamook Estuaries Partnership for a day of service-learning fun! Most of our day will be spent repotting natives plants that will be used in restoration efforts in nearby wetlands. After our work is complete, we'll have some time to explore the area.

 

  • Rec Center member: $10
  • Non-member: N/A
  • Registration deadline: 10/5 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 10/5 at 5 p.m.

Urban Kayak Adventure

Saturday | 10/16/2016
Join ODP staff and fellow Portland community members on a beginner-level, flat water kayaking trip around Ross Island. This urban adventure offers opportunities to observe wildlife such as bald eagles, blue herons, deer, river other and beavers, and picnic along the Ross Island beach! Participants will learn the basic skills of flat water kayaking, as well as experience a large urban restoration project.

 

  • Rec Center member: $40
  • Non-member: $80
  • Registration deadline: 10/12 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 10/12 at 5 p.m.

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Smith Rock Climbing

Friday-Sunday | 10/21-24/2016
Smith Rock Climbing Trip is a three-day excursion to Oregon’s world famous climbing destination. The towering cliffs overlooking the Crooked River provide hundreds of amazing climbs, and 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: $105
  • Non-member: $210
  • Registration deadline: 10/19 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 10/19 at 5 p.m.

 

Silver Falls Hike

Saturday | 10/29/2016
In the midst of Pumpkin Spice season and there’s no better way to celebrate than to check out all the autumn beauty of what has been hailed as the “crown jewel” of Oregon’s state parks-- Silver Falls State Park-- located an hour from Salem. Hike along the moderate, 7.2 mile Trail of Ten Falls loop to check out some of Oregon’s most fantastic waterfalls, and an incredible array of fresh fall leaves.

 

  • Rec Center member: $30
  • Non-member: $60
  • Registration deadline: 10/26 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Intro to Backcountry Cooking

Saturday-Sunday | 11/5-6/2016
Join the Outdoor Program for a weekend of camaraderie and delicious meals as we work together to cook some of our favorite camping foods. We will share some of our tricks, tips, and recipes for cooking in both the front-country (a.k.a. car-camping) and while backpacking. We'll also talk about different types of stoves, cooking techniques (such as dutch ovens), as well as how to create a safe and efficient camp kitchen. In between all the cooking and eating, we'll take some time to explore nearby trails.

 

  • Rec Center member: $85
  • Non-member: $170
  • Registration deadline: 11/2 at 6 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 11/2 at 6 p.m.

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Umbrella Falls Hike

Saturday | 11/5/2016
The Umbrella Falls loop showcases the best that Mt. Hood has to offer -- tumbling waterfalls, picturesque meadows, and views of southeast flank of the volcano. Don’t forget to bring your camera, because we’ll visit both Umbrella & Sahalie Falls! This is a relatively easy 5 mile hike that will take you away from the crowded trails.

 

  • Rec Center member: $30
  • Non-member: $60
  • Registration deadline: 11/2 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 11/2 at 5 p.m.

Cooper Spur Hike

Sunday | 11/13/2016
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 but the views make it well worthwhile!

 

  • Rec Center member: $30
  • Non-member: $60
  • Registration deadline: 11/9 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 11/9 at 5 p.m.

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Eagle Creek Hike

Saturday | 11/19/2016
Hike one of the most beautiful trails in the Columbia Gorge, through lush forests, past walls of dripping moss, past photogenic waterfalls, and over narrow basalt gorges. The hike 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. Come see why this is one of the most popular trails in the Portland area!

 

  • Rec Center member: $30
  • Non-member: $60
  • Registration deadline: 11/16 at 5 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 11/16 at 5 p.m.

 

Mirror Lake Hike

Sunday | 11/20/2016
Spend the day hiking in the lush Mt. Hood National Forest. From the summit of Tom Dick & Harry Mountain, we should have wonderful views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding area. The trail passes by the scenic Mirror Lake which will serve as a relaxing stop. This hike is open to all experience levels.

 

  • Rec Center member: $30
  • Non-member: $60
  • Registration deadline: 11/16 at 6 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting: 11/16 at 6 p.m.

 

WFR Recertification

Friday-Sunday | 12/9-11/2016
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. To enroll, please visit: https://www.nols.edu/portal/wmi/courses/11408/

 

  • Rec Center member: $275
  • Non-member: 305
  • Registration deadline: 12/8 at 12 p.m.
  • Pre-trip meeting:N/A

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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).