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XC Ski & Snowshoe Clinic

Do you long for the peace and solitude that accompanies fresh snow and winter wilderness? Have you ever wanted to get more out of snowshoeing  or cross-country skiing, but didn’t know where to go or what to bring? Join us on the evening of Tuesday, December 9, as we share with you all you need to get out and enjoy snowshoeing & xc-skiing.

Snow Covers Portland! February 2014

Snow fell in Portland, and just about everybody got a snow day or two out of the arctic blast.
It doesn't happen all that often in the Willamette Valley, but every 5-7 years, enough of the white stuff sticks around to turn the city into a winter wonderland. This time, it stuck around all weekend.

TRIP REPORT: Tumala Mountain Ski / Snowshoe / Hike

Greg is at it again with another update from his most recent trip to Tumala Mountain.  The lack of snow didn't stop this group from getting into the outdoors and enjoying the beautiful views.  Read more for the details!

Hiking the Columbia River Gorge Year-Round

Lead Guide Greg fills us in on the availability to hike the columbia gorge year-round.  Read more to find out about his journeys throughout the year, personal recommendations on hikes, and general information he often shares.

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.  

Get the New Year off on the right foot!

snowy trail with Next Adventure
Snow, snow and more snow!  Winter has come to the Cascades Mountains, and Next Adventure is taking you there on New Year's Day.  Resolve to get out and enjoy the natural wonders afforded us in the Pacific Northwest.  

TRIP REPORT: XC Skiing Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood National Forest Road skiing
Snow flurries drifted down from the low clouds, fresh powder dusting the winter landscape.  White-frosted firs bowed down laden with heavy snow.  We found several inches of snow on the ground at around 3200 feet on Mt. Hood National Forest.  Deep enough to ski!  Contouring up the road, we saw several others on the multi-use road, but mostly we were alone in the forest stillness.  By the time we reached our turnaround at 3800 feet, we were skiing on over a foot of snow, and more was still falling.

Next Adventure Winter Trips

Learn to cross country ski and snowshoe with Next Adventure

Join Next Adventure for a snowy romp on Mount Hood National Forest on snowshoes or cross country skis!

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