Wilderness Technology Light 20 Degree Sleeping Bag Review

Next Adventure staffer Haydn recently brought along the Wilderness Technology Light 20 Degree Sleeping Bag for a skate trip to Arizona. The Light 20 is a 20 degree sleeping bag that packs down into an impressive compact size thanks to the synthetic fill. Read more for Haydn's full review of this affordable, handy sleeping bag.

How To Hike The Pacific Crest Trail Class & Discussion

Join Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker and Only The Essential producer Colin Arisman as he shares lessons learned first hand from his 2668 mile, 5 month journey on the trail. Whether you are planning a day hike or a 2668 mile thru-hike, Arisman will introduce the basics necessary to have a safe and meaningful experience on the Pacific Crest Trail.

TRIP REPORT: Next Adventure Outdoor School Winter Trip

- Starting the Year Off on the Right Foot -

Next Adventure's Outdoor School had a spectacularly sunny and snowy day on Mt. Hood National Forest for the first Winter Trip of the season.

TRIP REPORT: Fresh Tracks at 3000 Feet

Snow is finally falling on the mountain, and it looks like it might stick around and keep accumulating.

There were a good 6-8 inches at 3000 feet in the Oregon Cascades on Saturday, and more snow continues to fall.  Temperatures are forecast to remain below freezing at least through New Year's, which is good news for the first Next Adventure Outdoor School Winter Trip of the year, scheduled for January 1st, 2015.

Sign up online for snowshoeing and cross-country ski trips with Next Adventure all winter long.
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"Only The Essential" Screening

Join film-maker Colin Arisman for the screening of Only The Essential: A Hike From Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. This 2,668 mile cinematic journey captures the raw emotion of a five month, thru-hike through the wilderness of California, Oregon and Washington. 

Fun on the Snow with Dogs -- Free Presentation

When: Thursday, December 18 at 7 p.m.

Where: Next Adventure, 426 SE Grande Ave, Portland, Oregon

Join us at Next Adventure for a free presentaion on taking your dog out on the snow to play.  Whitney "Allgood" La Ruffa, a brand ambassador for Ruffwear Dog Gear, will share some of his experiences, talk about keeping your pup warm and safe, and give you the lowdown on winter recreation with canine companions in the Northwest.                    

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!

Wild on the Pacific Crest Trail

Are you thinking about thru-hiking the PCT or getting into long-distance hiking?  If so, Next Adventure is the place to get geared up and learn what it takes to go the distance.

Next Adventure is offering free clinics and presentations from now until Spring to help you get ready for your long-distance experience.  Learn how to lighten you load no matter what your ambitions, and get the nitty-gritty details from successful thru-hikers.


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