Trip Journal: Alaska

Next Adventure staffer Adam has just embarked on a journey to Alaska where he will fish, kayak, and take in all of the beauty the state has to offer.  He is keeping us posted from his trip with updates and highlights from the last frontier.  Read more for details!

Free Presentation: Lightweight Backpacking for Women

Have you ever thought to yourself, "why am I carrying 40lbs for a weekend backpack trip?" Are you worried that you can't afford to buy lighter gear?  Then join us for our FREE presentation on how to lighten your backpacking load affordably.  Read more for details!

The Thru-hikers are coming!

With Summer PCT thru-hikers approaching the end of the trail, there are some exciting upcoming events taking place to celebrate these dedicated individuals.  One of the main attractions is PCT days on Thunder Island this weekend!  Read more for details and how to learn more about the Pacific Crest Trail.

Trip Report: Olallie Lakes 3-Day Backpack

Next Adventure guide and outdoor guru Greg recently led the Olallie Lakes Backpacking trip and provides us with an awesome recap describing the trip.  Read more to learn what takes place during these trips, photos of the beautiful area, and much more.  See you on a backpacking trip soon!

Walking the Camino - Free Presentation

Every year, people from all over the world come to trek along one of the pilgrimage routes from The Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Join us, as veteran pilgrim Heather Knight shares her experiences as well as advice for those planning to make the trek. *** Topics covered will include the routes, gear, planning, travel arrangements and preparation.

Burning Man 2014 Preparation

Next Adventure staffer Julie is getting ready for Burning Man and she shares her packing list, appropriate gear, and other helpful tips as she prepares for the festival.  Read more to find out how you can get ready for Burning Man 2014!

Trip Report: Olallie Lakes National Scenic Area

Mt. Jefferson's snowy peak juts up above the trees across the lake from our camp site.
An osprey circles around and then plunges into the round, blue lake, sending out ripples across the surface.
Nestled up against the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness at the southern end of Mt. Hood National Forest, the Olallie Lakes National Scenic Area is a remote, often overlooked, slice of sub-alpine heaven.  Dozens of lakes fill glacier-scoured basins on top of a broad, rolling plateau.  Volcanic cinder cones offer panoramic views of the lakes, forested hills, and glaciated peaks of Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, and other Cascade Mountain summits.

Pacific Crest Trail Days

PCT DAYS is a great time for people to learn about the latest outdoor products from event sponsors, participate in free classes, join a trail work party, see a photography slideshow by Outdoor View- finder, and watch the documentary movie, “The Meaning of Wild.”  Read more for details on this fun, FREE event!


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