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When: May 31, 2014 Where: Sellwood Riverfront Park Kick off your summer with a day on the water with Next Adventure. Join us on May 31st, for our 4th annual Summer Splash on-water kayak demo day on the Willamette River at Sellwood River Front Park. We’re excited to have a large selection of over 1 million (just kidding, it's more like 75-100) kayaks from leading paddle sports manufacturers. There will be on site demos of the latest and greatest gear to get you out on the water having fun. If you've been thinking about buying a kayak, this is a great time to...
The Spring wildflowers are busting out all over this April.     - Service Berry                                                              -                 Desert Parsely              ...
Did you see the lunar eclipse last night?  What an amazing blood-red moon! Here are some pictures taken from urban Portland. Conditions were good for viewing the start of the eclipse.  The earth's shadow kept taking a bigger bite out of the full moon until totality.     The eclipsed moon glowed coppery-orange-red with earth-shine.     Then the clouds rolled in and the show was pretty much over. So typically Portland.     I got a few shots of the moon through passing clouds as the event continued.  The orange color faded...
  Cascade Mountain Fall Hike Hike up a ridge through Doug-fir forest through mountain wildflowers to spectacular views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson and the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness from the summit of Tumala Mountain. 1000 feet gained over 2.3 miles; total round-trip 4.6 miles. Next Adventure will provide transportation, snacks, and experienced guides that know the trail. WHEN: Monday (9/1) WHERE: Red Lake Trial, Tumala Mountain COST: $50 You need to bring:  - sturdy hiking shoes with synthetic or wool socks  - hiking apparel (...
Next Adventure is ready to Inform, Outfit and Excite you for your next backpacking adventure. In addition to our well-stocked inventory of active wear and outdoor recreation equipment (new, used and rental), we offer clinics, presentations, and guided tours to teach you what you need to enjoy your trail experience in safety and comfort. Next Adventure is offering a free informational clinic on backpacking basics on Tuesday, April 8th -- part of our ongoing Second Tuesday Outdoor Skills clinics.  If you would like to learn about backpacking or brush up on your backcountry camping...
2-Day Intro to Backpacking - Oregon Coast Backpacking has never been so fun and easy!  Get the low-down from experienced Guide-Instructors on how to stay safe, warm and found while exploring back-country trails. Whether you are just getting into backpacking, want to rediscover the new pleasures of a forgotten pastime, or just want an easy hike along a new trail with local guides, this is the trip for you.  Small group size allows for more personal attention from guides and a wilder experience.  Take in the scenic wonders of the Northwest while learning hands-on about...
April 12th come kick off the 2014 NWCC! We are excited to be back for our ninth consecutive year! The NWCC is a thriving 2 day event and one of the biggest races in the country! The event boasts 2 amazing race courses on both the E.F. Lewis R. and Canyon Creek. The event headquarters is set at scenic Sunset Falls Campground where participants can enjoy a great view of racers negotiating beautiful Sunset Falls, enjoy a great BBQ, music, and a all around fun time! Day two competitors head over to Canyon Creek to challenge themselves on one of the best race courses in the nation...
Mt. Baker Splitfest is the original splitboard festival, it's been running since 2010. Backcountry enthusiasts from far and wide come out to go tour together, demo the latest and greatest gear, and try to get lucky in the biggest raffle you've ever seen. It's all hosted by Chair 9 Pizza and Bar in Glacier, WA. I was fortunate enough to get our big sale weekend off to drive up to Baker and demo some new boards for 2014 and check out the scene. I caught up with Venture, GNU, and G3 to see what they had in store for 2014-15. We...
Taking a sip straight out of a mountain stream with a LifeStraw personal water filter. My earliest backcountry experiences left the bitter taste of iodine in my mouth.  I readily welcomed my first water filter for obtaining clean water without chemical treatment, even though it meant lugging a filter around, untangling hoses, and manually pumping the water. Ah, but now, with the advent of modern technology, comes the LifeStraw, an award winning lightweight water filter that eliminates all the hassles of a pump.  Take a sip out of any available water source, as simple as that....
I got the Rome SDS Whiteroom Splitboard at the start of the 13/14 season for a lighter splitboard setup. Although I love my Venture Zephyr, I was sick of getting smoked on the uphill due to the heavier setup. With close to 30 days on this deck, I've been pretty impressed! The board is a blast in the powder and nice on the skin track. I weigh about 185 lbs and went with the 165cm, which seemed to work perfectly. LESS WEIGHT = MORE FUN.     The board comes in at 6 lbs 13 oz, which is pretty good compared to most splitboards. It uses Rome's Powder-S camber,...

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