Next Adventure was thrilled to participate in the 5th Annual National Get Outdoors Day event in Vancouver, WA, last weekend. It was a blue-sky, gorgeous day on either side of the Columbia, and people did not need much incentive to get out, but the event opened minds to new ideas of what to do in the great outdoors.
Sunny days and warm weather are quickly making this May the perfect month to get outside and play. That's why my boyfriend, Don, and I decided to head out in the Columbia River Monday afternoon for a one-night camping trip. The goal was to find something easy to paddle, with a beginning and an end (we didn't want to make a loop or go there and back), and close to Portland so we could take advantage of this hard-earned sunshine.