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.
When you can't ski, then hike! Next Adventure Outdoor School Lead Guide Greg writes about a winter hike he took and explores some alternative activities for those of you itching to get outdoors this season.
Portlanders have many options when it comes to hiking trails. Which trail to hike? Local author Lisa Holmes has written a book to make that decision easier. Come hear her talk about some of her favorite winter hiking destinations near Portland.
Join Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker and Only The Essential producer Colin Arisman as he shares lessons learned first hand from his 2668 mile, 5 month journey on the trail. Whether you are planning a day hike or a 2668 mile thru-hike, Arisman will introduce the basics necessary to have a safe and meaningful experience on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Snow is finally falling on the mountain, and it looks like it might stick around and keep accumulating.
There were a good 6-8 inches at 3000 feet in the Oregon Cascades on Saturday, and more snow continues to fall. Temperatures are forecast to remain below freezing at least through New Year's, which is good news for the first Next Adventure Outdoor School Winter Trip of the year, scheduled for January 1st, 2015.
Sign up online for snowshoeing and cross-country ski trips with Next Adventure all winter long.
Find out more at nextadventure.net/outdoor-school
Have you ever thought to yourself, "why am I carrying 40lbs for a weekend backpack trip?" Are you worried that you can't afford to buy lighter gear? Then join us for our FREE presentation on how to lighten your backpacking load affordably. Read more for details!