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Pacific Crest Trail 4 Day Backpacking Trip
Pacific Crest Trail 4 Day Backpacking Trip

Pacific Crest Trail 4 Day Backpacking Trip

Information
 
Destination: Pacific Crest Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest
 
Where we meet: Next Adventure 9:30 AM on August 5th, return to shop by 5:00 PM August 8th
 
Duration: 4 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: August 3rd - 6th, 2016
 
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail stretches from Mexico to Canada, winding through the high mountains of California, Oregon and Washington. Thru-hikers complete the 2500+ mile journey in 5 months each year. We'll be on the trail as they complete the Oregon Section, so you can meet them and help provide "trail magic" to those dedicated souls. Find out what innovations work and how far you can go to lighten your load.
 
Join Next Adventure Outdoor School for a unique backpacking trip through some of the most scenic portions of the Oregon PCT between Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood.
Learn first-hand what it takes to accomplish such a journey, while enjoying the comforts of a shorter trip accompanied by Next Adventure Instructor-Guides.
 


 
What's included:
 
Trip Planning & Pre-Trip Info
Free Gear Rental: Tent, stove, sleeping bag, sleep pad & backpack (if you need them)
Meals (4 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 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 mountain views

 

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
Camera
Notebook / sketchbook
Field guide
Binoculars
Backpacking chair

 

"Trail Essentials"

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