Free Clinics & Presentations - Winter 2015/2016

Are you ready to play in the snow? 

Come by Next Adventure's Grand Avenue store for free clinics and presentations this winter.
Next Adventure staff and experienced guests share how to stay warm, dry and comfortable while out on the slopes, in the back-country, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow camping, and year-round hiking and backpacking.  

Get prepared for winter. Get smarter.  Get safer.  Have more fun!   

Clinics begin at 7 pm after the store closes.

Snow Camping Clinic

Learn what it takes to stay cozy, warm, dry and safe while camping in winter. We'll talk about snow cave and igloo construction, discuss winter tent options, what sleeping bags and insulation are best, what stoves don't work in the cold, keeping water liquid, and other unique winter challenges.  Free!

Free lightweight Backpacking Clinic

Is your current gear too heavy and preventing you from enjoying the scenic views of the backcountry? Our Lightweight Backpacking Clinic is good for anyone that hefts a pack to their shoulders: day-hikers, weekend backpackers, and long-distance thru-hikers can all learn something to lighten their load!

Trip Report: Denali Road Lottery

Staffer Adam had a chance to drive through Denali National Park at the end of season this year. The road lottery is a little known (outside of Alaska)  but amazing opportunity to see wildlife without the glut of summer crowds. It is the only time of year when the public are allowed to drive their own vehicles to the park roads terminus at Kashwitna Mining District some 80+miles in. 

7 Wonders Of Oregon Presentation

What are the 7 wonders of Oregon? They are the amazing natural spaces you can discover here in Oregon: majestic Mt. Hood, the incredible Columbia River Gorge, the awesome Oregon Coast, the pretty Painted Hills, spectacular Smith Rock, the wonderful Wallowas, and indescribable Crater Lake.

Trip Report: Biking through San Juan Island

Staffer Adam and his girlfriend loaded up their bikes and headed out an a fall adventure biking around San Juan Island and taking in all the beautiful scenery that the NW has to offer! 

XC Ski & Snowshoe Clinic

Do you long for the peace and solitude that accompanies fresh snow and winter wilderness? Have you ever wanted to get more out of snowshoeing  or cross-country skiing, but didn’t know where to go or what to bring? Join us on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 10th & Dec. 8th, as we share with you all you need to get out and enjoy snowshoeing & xc-skiing.

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.


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