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.
Last weekend saw the inaugural trip for Next Adventure Outdoor School Backpacking tours - 3 days along Rho Ridge in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
The weather was perfect, providing fantastic views of the Cascade Mountains. Mt. Jefferson was right there in-your-face from Hawk Mountain. The view stretched from Mt. Rainier far to the North, included Mt. Hood, Olallie Butte, the aforementioned Jeff, and south to Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, and the Three Sisters in the Central Cascades.