Next Adventure was thrilled to participate in the 5th Annual National Get Outdoors Day event in Vancouver, WA, last weekend. It was a blue-sky, gorgeous day on either side of the Columbia, and people did not need much incentive to get out, but the event opened minds to new ideas of what to do in the great outdoors.
Greetings from Newport, Oregon! It's time to take a trip to the Central Oregon Coast, disc golf style. That's right, it's one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest, and now it just got even more enticing for those who enjoy hucking discs in the woods. Once in Newport, follow Hwy. 101 to the South Beach district on the south side of the historic, and extremely scenic, Yaquina Bay Bridge. Next, stop by the South Beach Market for some of the freshest and tastiest seafood the Oregon coast has to offer, and load up on some snacks and drinks (the disc golf course takes some energy to play, so be prepared). Finally, follow the signs for the Central Oregon Coast Community College (SE College Way) and take the short drive up into the coastal forest on a well paved, windy road until you see the sign for the disc golf course on your left. AHHH, PARADISE!
The annual Rose City Open took place over Memorial Day weekend in Pier Park. Next Adventure’s flight crew, along with several other Pro and Amateur disc golfers from all over the northwest, competed in the two day event. Over 150 disc golfers filled the fairways of Pier Park, flinging it out for the top spots in their divisions.
Wake up in the woods. Breathe deep the cool, damp, mountain air. Listen to the stillness of the wilderness. Threre's no commute to the trailhead - you're already there. There are many reasons to love camping.
I've been wanting to do a trip like this for quite awhile now. Splitboards are great fun, everyone knows that.
Climbing makes a man out of you quickly. It's kind of like the army, except you get to make your own decisions.
Even though I have done many mountaineering trips with a splitboard, they have all felt like more of a backcountry run more than an alpine climbing experience. This time, I wanted to switch it up and do a technical climb, with a splitboard as an approach tool.
We started 2.7 miles from the trailhead at a large snow drift. We contemplated trying to dig it out for a bit, but decided to just hoof it. After a 1/2 mile of road walking we were able to skin up and start skiing. I believe this was at about the 2,700 ft. level.
Dry-side Spring wildflowers are peaking in the east Gorge. Next Adventure Outdoor School was there last weekend to see the plateaus and hillsides covered in color. Balsam root and lupine flowers dominated the scene with fields of sunny-yellow and purple-blue.