Next Adventure Blog

Next Adventure Outdoor School  - July 19-20, 2014 -

There were amazing views to be had atop the summit of Hawk Mountain. Standing in a field of mountain wildflowers, Mt. Jefferson was right there in your face, with Mt. Hood to the north and the Central Oregon Cascade peaks to the south. Big plumes of white smoke billowed up behind Mt. Jefferson, evidence of wildfires raging to the east.

Next Adventure Outdoor School was there on Hawk Mountain for a 2-day Introduction to Backpacking trip last weekend for fun and learning on the trail.

Do you dream of doing a thru-hike, but can't take off 4-6 months? Then this is the talk for you. We will cover the John Muir Trail-223 miles, The Wonderland Trail-97 miles and the Tahoe Rim Trail-165 miles.  Read more for details to get your next vacation started soon!

Next Adventure staffer Taylor Hazen works in the Paddle Sports Center and recently paddled the extremely technical Upper Cispus River. They had a few close calls, but Taylor gives us some insight on how to successfully make it through these challenging zones.  Read more for his descriptionand report on the sketchy spots!

The Hab/Rec Fall Open takes place Saturday, October 4, 2014 and is open to disc golfers of all abilities.  Read more to find out how to register, where to go, and everything else you need to compete in the 13th annual event.

Next Adventure team member Cindy Mcmahan recently competed in the PDGA Amateur World Championship and had a heck of a time. She recounts the course, types of competition, and all the other fun stuff that went down last weekend.  Read more to find out about the event!

Next Adventure staffer Adam works at the Paddle Sports Center and has recently taken the inflatable Baron 6 out on the Clackamas River. This SUP has various uses and applies to a large demographic, so read more to see if this is the one for you!

Next Adventure staffer Adam works in the Paddle Sports Center and is constantly on the water; Adam is also the proud owner of a smartphone, so he has been looking for a way to keep his baby dry and safe while kayaking.  Read more for Adam's review of the Shower Pass Smart Phone Case to see if it's right for you!

Next Adventure staffer Annalee recently cruised around on the Amundson TR Stand Up Paddleboard.  She toured through Smith and Bybee Lakes and wrote up a review on the beginner/intermediate board.  Read more for details.  

Next Adventure staffer Jordan took a day trip down to Three Pools within the Opal Creek Wilderness last weekend.  The area is a perfect swimming hole for these hot summer days, so read more for her full report including a video of the area!

Next Adventure staffer Anthony hiked a famous spot just 40 miles East of Portland over the weekend called Eagle Creek.  The hike is full of beautfiful views, towering waterfalls, and if you're lucky, closeup wildlife.  Read more for details on the hike and camping around the area.