Next Adventure Blog

The Scappoose Bay Paddlefest is a unique opportunity to demo different boats, capitalize on great deals, and have fun on the river.  Read more for details surrounding the event.

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 paddling demo day on the Willamette River at Sellwood River Front Park.

The Spring wildflowers are busting out all over this April. Join us at Next Adventure on Tuesday, April 22 for a FREE presentation on local wildflowers. Those familiar with Russ Jolley's most excellent local guide book Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge know that the cliffs leading up to Upper McCord Creek Falls are host to some of the rarer and shorter-blooming floral gems of the Gorge.

Did you see the lunar eclipse last night?  What an amazing blood-red moon!  Read more for pictures and a description.

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 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.  Read more to find out about our backpacking basics clinic.

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.

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. Read more for more details on this killer event.

The LifeStraw is an award winning, lightweight water filter that eliminates all the hassles of a pump and allows you to take a sip out of any available water source.  Read more to view Greg's review of the LifeStraw Water Filter.