Next Adventure staffer Adam has been playing around in the fun, tippy Zephyr 16 and surfing it around the Oregon Coast. Adam delivers his review of this fun touring kayak that is more for intermediate to advanced paddlers. Read more for details to find out if this is the kayak for you!
Pacific Crest Trail Days was bigger and better than ever this year. A record number of people attended, there were more sponsors and booths, and more thru-hikers at the event than ever before. Summery Columbia Gorge weather made for a perfect weekend.
Next Adventure staffer Adam has been hitting the coast and touring in the Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 for the past year. Adam knows his way around kayaks, and he delivers a review of this bad boy. Read more for details to find out if this is the touring kayak for you!
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.
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!
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.
You probably already know that Next Adventure can help you gear up for your outdoor adventures, but did you know that we offer free informational clinics and presentations on exciting outdoor recreation activities? Get the know-how to start hiking, backpacking or snowshoeing. Practice those rusty survival skills like using a map and compass. Learn how to identify the wildflowers and wildlife you see along the trail. Be inspired by experienced adventurers to hike the PCT, walk the Camino Santiago, or just try something new outside. Read more for all the details.
We had a genuine Northwest September this year. The first fall rains came the first week, bringing out mushrooms like we haven't seen in years. Then a return to warm and summery weather to remind us how friendly our climate can be. There were some showery days with sun-breaks mixed in there, and now the snow has returned to the mountains, blanketing them white.