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.