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Pacific Crest Trail 5 Day Backpacking Trip
Pacific Crest Trail 5 Day Backpacking Trip

Pacific Crest Trail 5 Day Backpacking Trip



Destination: Pacific Crest Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest


Where we meet: Next Adventure 9:30 AM, return to shop by 5:00 PM


Duration: 5 Days


Experience Necessary: No Previous Experience Necessary


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: September 14 - September 18


Join Next Adventure for a unique backpacking trip through some of the most scenic sections of the Oregon Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, between Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood. Learn how to lighten your load like a thru-hiker on a shorter trip.


What's included:


Trip Planning & Pre-Trip Info
Free Gear Rental: Tent, stove, sleeping bag, sleep pad & backpack (if you need them)
Meals (5 lunches, 4 dinners, 4 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
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.