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Free Presentations at Next Adventure - Spring 2015

Next Adventure was proud to host Oregon author and hiking guru William Sullivan for a slideshow presentation and talk this past week.
Read on to find out more about his lowdown on hiking eastern Oregon, and what else you can learn for free at Next Adventure this Spring!

Secrets of the Ancient Forest Presentation

You've probably hiked through an old-growth forest in the Northwest more than once. What exactly is an old-growth forest and why is it special? Join us Tuesday to find out!

East Side Spring Wildflower Hike - Tom McCall Preserve

Things bloom early on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains, and by April, some of the most colorful displays can be found in the East Gorge. Join Next Adventure Staff Biologist Greg Hill for a guided interpretational tour of Tom McCall Nature Preserve and its amazing wildflowers. Easy 2 to 5 miles hiking, 200 feet elevation gain.

5 Day Backpacking Trip - Pacific Crest Trail

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.   


Spring has sprung!  The wildflowers are blooming and Next Adventure has trips and classes to inform and excite you about the northwest nature you love. Read on for a Northwest Spring Wildflower Update and more details about what Next Adventure offers you!


Cool and damp, like a Columbia River Gorge hike should be, with spots of sun to warm things up and illuminate the moss electric green.  With views of the river from rocky outcrops, the monolith of Beacon Rock, waterfalls, the deep green woods, and wildflowers galore leaping out of the mossy forest duff, the hike to Rodney Falls and Little Beacon Rock makes for a perfect March hike in the CRG.

Thru Hiking Presentation

Join Next Adventure and Whitney "AllGood" LaRuffa as he hosts a FREE presentation on thru hiking! He'll go through everything you need to know including gear, where to go, when to go, how to plan, and much much more. Whitney is an extremely experienced thru hiker and an excellent source to learn from. We hope you can join us as we prepare for the thru hiking season!

Trip Report: Table Rock Wilderness

There is a hidden gem of Wilderness less than 50 miles from Portland that most folk don't know about.  The Table Rock Wilderness has some of the best mountain views around, with snowy peaks visible from central Washington to southern Oregon.  Check out Greg's Valentine adventure there.


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