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Rho Ridge 3 Day Intro to Backpacking Trip
Rho Ridge 3 Day Intro to Backpacking Trip

Rho Ridge 3 Day Intro to Backpacking Trip

Destination: Rho Ridge, Mt. Hood National Forest
Where we meet: Next Adventure 9:30 AM, return to shop by 5:00 PM
Duration: 3 Days
Experience Necessary: No Previous Experience Neccessary
Equipment Provided: Next Adventure will provide transportation, snacks, and experienced guides that can answer questions about the flora, fauna, geology and local history of the trail.
When: July 29 - July 31, 2016
Backpacking has never been so fun and easy! Hike through old growth Oregon forests and ramble along sub-alpine ridges in the scenic Mount Hood National Forest. Get the low-down from experienced Guide-Instructors on how to stay safe, warm and found while exploring back-country trails.
Whether you are just getting into backpacking, want to rediscover the new pleasures of a forgotten pastime, or just want an easy hike along a new trail with local guides, this is the trip for you. Small group size allows for more personal attention from guides and a wilder experience.
Take in the scenic wonders of the Cascade mountains while learning hands-on about the latest technologies and trends in backpacking equipment, safety and theory. We bring the gear, and you get to try it out in the field!

What's included:

Trip Planning & Pre-Trip Info
Free Gear Rental: Tent, stove, sleeping bag, sleep pad & backpack (if you need them)
Meals (3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts)
Transportation to and from shop in a smooth-riding van
Qualified Drivers and Experienced Guides
The low-down on how to stay warm, safe and comfortable on the trail
Natural Interpretation of flora, fauna, geology and local history
Snacks and water treatment
Big trees and bigger mountains

What you need to bring:

Sturdy hiking shoes with synthetic or wool socks (2 sets)
Hiking apparel (anything but cotton) (2 sets)
Water (2 quart capacity) & - snacks if you have special dietary needs
Sun and rain gear
Headlamp/flashlight & batteries
Lightweight mug and/or bowl
Spoon or spork
Personal hygiene and medications
Your sense of awe and wonder
Your trail essentials (see below)
Things you may want to bring:
Trekking poles
Notebook / sketchbook
Field guide
Backpacking chair
"Trail Essentials"

Map & Compass
Water & Extra Food
Extra Clothing Layers & Rain Gear
Sun Gear (sunglasses, sunblock, hat)
First Aid Kit & personal meds
Matches/lighter & firestarter
Gear repair kit & Emergency survival kit
Toilet paper in 2 plastic bags
To Register: Contact Us at outdoorschool@nextadventure.net