Backpacking in the Central Cascades ( Week 6: July 31-Aug 2, OVERNIGHT)

July 31, 2017
7/31-8/2 Overnight
Age Group:
9th-12th Grade



6300 SW Nicol Rd, Portland, OR 97223   View map

This 3 day, 2 night beginning backpack trip is for current or new OES students who are going into 9th -12th grades. You will learn the basics of how to pack a backpack, wilderness first aid, how to use the principles of Leave No Trace, how to cook simple and delicious meals, how to filter or treat water, how to use a map, compass and GPS devices, and most importantly how to be a useful and contributing member of a backpack team of 6-9 students and two adult guides. The exact backpack location is to be determined but the trail will be within three hours of Portland. Each night will be spent next near a lake or stream under one of our many spectacular volcanoes in the Central Cascades.

Cost: $450