Trip Report: Mt. St. Helens Loowit Trail

It will be thirty-five years on May 18 since Mt. St. Helens erupted and blasted off its top 3000 feet.  Mt. St. Helens is mostly quiet today, slowly rebuilding its dome in its deep north-side crater, and re-establishing vegetation and faunal communities in its blasted areas. You can witness nature being reborn here.
Next Adventure Outdoor School Guide Greg was up hiking, camping, and exploring the snow conditions at timberline a few weeks back.
Read more for his adventures.

Ultra-Lightweight Backpacking Clinic

Are you struggling up trail under a heavy pack? Still carrying your old gear from the 1990's? Do your knees hurt after a day on trail from a heavy pack? Do you want to become an Ultra Light Backpacker, but don't know where to begin? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this clinic is perfect for you.

Snow Peak Titanium Spork Review

The Snow Peak Titanium Spork is the perfect crossover utensil for camping: stabs like a fork and scoops like a spoon. Swing by Next Adventure for all your camping needs and check out the video below of staffer Johnny explaining why this spork is the bee's knees.

MSR Twin Sisters 2 Shelter Review

Next Adventure staffer Peter walks us through the MSR Twin Sisters 2 Person Shelter which weights in at a mere 2 lbs 1 oz. This shelter is ideal for the ultra-light backpacker or thru-hiker looking to go even lighter than a traditional tent. The shelter can be assembled with trekking poles or the aluminum poles and is designed for all-season use.

Trip Report: Wakheena Falls Loop

Last week my folks came to visit from Western Massachusetts. I wanted to give them an authentic Pacific Northwest experience, so I took them hiking in the rain. After they deemed Vanna (my van) unfit for travel, we uncomfortably packed into their rental and headed out to the Gorge. 

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 Tent Review

Next Adventure staffer Johnny assembles the Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 Tent  and displays the ease of use and comfort provided by this backpacking tent. Read more for a video and full review of this amazing tent.

Wilderness Technology Big Mountain 20 Sleeping Bag Review

Next Adventure staffer Peter has been looking for a two person sleeping bag for his van, Vanna White, that won't burn a hole in his pockets. Peter landed on the Wilderness Technology Big Mountain 20 Sleeping Bag that he found to be the perfect car camping sleeping bag. Read more for the full review!

Spring Wildflower Presentation

Join NA Staff Biologist Greg Hill for an evening of exploring the wildflowers of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. Find out what flowers are blooming when, and how to tell which one is which.  Read more for details.


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