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2 Day Backcountry Cooking Trip


Destination: Mt. Hood National Forest & Clackamas River Valley
Where we meet: Next Adventure 8:00 AM, return to shop by 5:00 PM
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Cost: $250
Experience Necessary: Backcountry experience recommended but not required
Equipment Provided: Next Adventure will provide meals, cookware (however personal utensils will not be provided), basic backpacking equipment as needed, and experienced guides with knowledge of backcountry cooking.

Ever wanted to spice up your meals while in the backcountry or maybe learn a new thing or two about cooking while backpacking that you never knew? Our backcountry cooking course offers two days in the field to learn and hone new skills.

Skills include but are not limited to meal planning, kitchen set ups, preparing meals that will make you feel like a chef; simple, efficient and effective ways of cleaning up after meals and various gear to both make life easy and efficient in the backcountry.



What's included:

  • Trip Planning & Pre-Trip Info
  • Free Gear Rental: Tent, stove, sleeping bag, sleep pad & backpack (if you need them)
  • Meals
  • 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
  • Hiking apparel (anything but cotton)
  • 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

Next Adventure is a fully-insured licensed Outfitter and Guide with the State of Oregon. Next Adventure is an equal opportunity Recreation Provider operating under special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, USDA Forest Service. Next Adventure Guide-Instructors are locally trail-experienced, and carry current Wilderness First Response certification