TRIP REPORT: Oregon Coast 3-Day Backpack

It was at least ten degrees cooler on the Oregon Coast than in the Willamette Valley last week.
Next Adventure Outdoor School beat the heat with a 3-Day Backpacking trip to hike a section of the Oregon Coast Trail between Seaside and Cannon Beach in Ecola State Park.  Following the footsteps of Lewis & Clark across Tillamook Head, the trail winds from sandy beaches through deep green forests to cliff-top viewpoints of the Pacific Ocean.

Staying Found - Free Map & Compass Clinic

Do you know how to use a map and compass? If not, join us for a FREE clinic surrounding land navigation education July 8 at 7 p.m.  Read more for details!

Trip Report: Round Lake Backpack Camp

Next Adventure Outdoor School's Lead Guide Greg Hill fills us in on the beautiful Round Lake Backpacking trip.  Read more to find out if this is the right trip for you!

Next Adventure Free Clinics and Presentations - Summer 2014

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.

Trip Report: Angel’s Rest Hike

Next Adventure offers many day hikes, including the Angel's Rest Hike in the Columbia River Gorge.  Read more to find out about the hike and see some of the breathtaking views!

ALONG THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL -- September Section Hikes in Oregon and Washington --

Pacific Crest Trail Washington Mt Adams thru hiker
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.  

TRIP REPORT: Backpacking Mt. Hood National Forest

Next Adventure Backpacking campfire mountain view
Camping on the summit of a mountain is a great way to cap off a day of backpacking, but getting there can be a bit tricky, and you may have to time it just right.

Next Adventure Free Clinics and Classes

We had a good crowd turn out this past Tuesday evening for our Map and Compass Clinic.  It has been a busy Spring for the Next Adventure Outreach Program, and there is more to come.  Backpacking will be the topic for may 8th.

The Next Adventure Outreach Team provides free clinics and classes the second Tuesday of every month, right here in the main shop after the store closes. 
May 8 – Intro to Backpacking                  
June 12 – Leave No Trace Awareness Clinic
July 10 – Bike Touring                          
August 14 – Wildflowers of Mount Hood             
September 11 – Lightweight Backpacking         
October 9 – NW Nature Presentation                   
November 13 – Winter Travel
December 6 – Winter Travel   

Second Tuesday Monthly Clinics are open and free to the public, and are held at the main store.  Clinics begin at 7 pm and usually run about an hour.  


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