Next Adventure Blog

At Next Adventure, we love playing outside, but we also love giving back and taking care of this playground we call planet earth. Our friends over at Solve Oregon have organized a "Pick-Up" at the legendary Pier Park disc golf course where volunteeres will help remove invasive ivy, plant natives, pick up litter, and paint over graffiti so we can all enjoy the course.

It's been a busy winter for the Clasen family despite the crazy low snow this year! We've made the best of it though finishing out this years USASA competitions and also finishing my last year on the Oregon City High Sschool Snowboard Team. We finished the last year with a bang, the girls bringing home our third state championship. 

The Laurelwood Open 2015 was held this past Sunday at the Laurelwood Golf Course in Eugene, Oregon. Ace Flow, a Eugene based disc golf club, sponsored and ran this even for the second year in a row. They hosted an excellent non-sanctioned event that attracted amateur and professional disc golfers from around the state.

Spring is one of the best times to be a fisherman in Portland. From March through June, there are spring Chinook salmon to be had right in the Willamette River. Not only do they put up a good fight but they are one of tastiest salmon around.

Things bloom early on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains, and by April, some of the most colorful displays can be found in the East Gorge. Join Next Adventure Staff Biologist Greg Hill for a guided interpretational tour of Tom McCall Nature Preserve and its amazing wildflowers. Easy 2 to 5 miles hiking, 200 feet elevation gain.

Join Next Adventure for a unique backpacking trip through some of the most scenic sections of the Oregon Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, between Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood.  Learn how to lighten your load like a thru-hiker on a shorter trip.   

The 32nd Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is going down May 16th & 17th and Next Adventure is a proud sponsor of this volunteer run event.  The Festival is a weekend full of rafting and kayaking where boaters of all abilities will be challenged, learn, and most of all, have a great time paddling. 

Spring has sprung!  The wildflowers are blooming and Next Adventure has trips and classes to inform and excite you about the northwest nature you love. Read on for a Northwest Spring Wildflower Update and more details about what Next Adventure offers you!

Cool and damp, like a Columbia River Gorge hike should be, with spots of sun to warm things up and illuminate the moss electric green.  With views of the river from rocky outcrops, the monolith of Beacon Rock, waterfalls, the deep green woods, and wildflowers galore leaping out of the mossy forest duff, the hike to Rodney Falls and Little Beacon Rock makes for a perfect March hike in the CRG.

Get ready for one of the largest kayak fishing events in the Northwest with Next Adventure! In this two and a half day class, we will show you the ropes and give you the knowledge to become a bottomfishing champion.