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.
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.
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.