Next Adventure Blog

In July, Next Adventure Outdoor School guided overnight backpacking trips to Olallie Lakes, Hawk Mountain on Mt. Hood National Forest, and the Oregon Coast. More trips are scheduled this summer!

We are leading hiking and backpacking adventures along the Pacific Crest Trail and the Oregon Coast Trail in August and September.  Check out for more details and to sign up! 

Meanwhile, to whet your wilderness appetite, here is the Trip Report from our latest adventure on the Oregon Coast:

Learn how to be prepared for hiking and backpacking at elevation at our free clinic. Experienced Next Adventure staff will provide a philosophical overview of backpacking, discuss tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, stoves and other gear, and provide tips and tricks to make your next trip to higher elevations safer and more comfortable.

RootsRated works with local grassroots experts to provide active locals and travelers with the most authentic knowledge of a city's outdoor identity.  The RootsRated Pint Night will take place at the Paddle Sports Center and will provide live music, themed pint glasses, beer, and a tour of the RootsRated Insider's Guide!  Read more for details.

The snow melted out early this year in the Cascades, and the sub-alpline meadows of Mt. Hood are already teeming with flowers usually seen later in the season.
Outdoor School Lead Guide & Naturalist Greg was out on Mt. Hood's Timberline Trail recently.  Read on to see photos of wildflowers that were blooming.

Next Adventure staffer Dan recently took the NRS Czar surfing at Indian Beach! This beast is dseigned for the nifty whitewwater rivers, but Dan is crazy. And from Hawaii. So you can bet he wanted to take it to the ocean, and he did just that. Read more for his full review of how it handled in the ocean!

Next Adventure staffer Cody capped off his trip to Alaska with some Steelhead Fishing in the Tongass National Forest. These Steelheads are beastly and wild, so read more for all the details including photos of the bad boys he reeled in.

Next Adventure staffer Alicia recently took her Wilderness Technology Parachute Nylon Hammock camping at Hideaway Lake, OR. This hammock can't be beaten in value. Check out Alicia's full report to hear how great this hammock truly is.

Next Adventure staffer Alicia had a weekend escape to Hideaway Lake and found the entire area breathtaking. There's great fishing, hiking, and overall camping that this beautiful area offers. Read more for Alicia's full review with tips on how to make a trip there possible.

Next Adventure staffer Monica recently took a 7 day paddle down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and trusted the Wilderness Technology Clear PVC Dry Bag to keep her goods dry. This dry bag is an outstanding value, so read more for Alicia's full report of how it held up!

The Paddle Sports Center staff had a beach day on their day off! They borught an arsenal of watercraft to Indian Beach just North of Cannon Beach for a play day! Read more for Alicia's full report and find out how fun this beach truly is.