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Trip & Program Descriptions

Difficulty Levels

Easy: Relatively low to moderate physical activity; no previous experience needed.

Moderate: Moderate physical activity and/ or more difficult terrain. Some previous experience is helpful.

Hard: Good physical conditioning required. Likely will include challenging terrain and/ or environmental conditions. Previous experience or technical knowledge is strongly encouraged.

How to Sign Up

Phone: Call 503-943-8748 to register and pay for trips and programs over the phone.

In Person: Visit the Outdoor Pursuits Office in Beauchamp to sign up in person.  

Online: Registrations for programs that are free can be done online.  Visit recservices.up.edu to sign up.  

Climbing Wall: Rock 102- Belay Course
1/22 6pm-8pm
This is a top rope belay course.  In this course you'll advance your climbing skills by learning how to tie in, belay a climber, manage slack and catch falls.  Sign up online, in person or by phone.  
** Free

 

Climbing Wall: After Hours Climb
1/25 10pm-12am
The Climbing Wall After hours takes place a few times a semester after Beauchamp closes.  These nights will include custom music, raffle routes unique climbing challenges and more.  Come experience a community and a few hours of fun climbing.  
** Free

 

Snowshoe Tamanawas Falls
1/25 8am-5pm
Head up to the East side of Mt. Hood for snowshoeing through the Mt. Hood Wilderness.  This hike ends at Tamanawas Falls which is a large waterfall that in the winter is still flowing and has ice hanging from the edges of the cliff.  Sign up at the OPP office or by phone.
Easy $20

 

Women On The Wall #1
1/26 2pm-4pm
This is the first session in the 5 session clinic series.  The clinics focus on skill building, strength improvement and community building.  Sign up online, by phone or in the OPP office.  
** Free

 

Snowshoe: Tom Dick and Harry
1/26 8am-5pm
Head up to the Southern side of Mt. Hood for the snowshoeing to Tom, Dick and Harry.  This trip is a classic trip that starts at the trailhead for Mirror Lake.  After a few miles it then climbs to the top for some amazing views of Mt. Hood. Sign up in the OPP office or by phone.  
Moderate $20

 

Rock 103- Lead Climb Course
1/28 6pm-9pm
The Rock 103 course is the next step in your climbing career.  This course focuses on lead climbing, clipping quickdraws, lead belaying, catching falls and taking falls on lead.  You'll want to be comfortable top roping 5.9 before taking part in this course.  Sign up online, by phone or in the OPP office.
** Free

 

Classes: Bike Repair Class
1/31 4pm-5:30pm
The bike repair classes are designed to teach you basic bike repair skills.  Everything from changing a flat, tuning your brakes, fixing a deralliuer and more.  Bring your own bike for repairs or use one our demo bikes.  Sign up online, by phone or in the OPP office.  
** Free

 

Snowshoe: Ape Cave
2/1 8am-5pm
Head up to the shadow of Mt. Saint Helens to explore snow covered lava tubes that form caverns underneath the ground.  We'll hike to start of it and do our best to explore the inside.  Expect it to be wet and muddy but super fun !  Sign up by phone or in the OPP office
Easy $20

 

Snowshoe: Tom Dick and Harry
2/2 8am-5pm
Head up to the Southern side of Mt. Hood for the snowshoeing to Tom, Dick and Harry.  This trip is a classic trip that starts at the trailhead for Mirror Lake.  After a few miles it then climbs to the top for some amazing views of Mt. Hood. Sign up in the OPP office or by phone.  
Moderate $20

 

Class:CPR/AED/First Aid Adult, Child, Infant
2/2 12pm-6pm
Learn skills to save a life.  All courses are recognized through the American Red Cross.  In this course we'll be covering the topics needed to be confident in your medical skills.  Need a course for a nursing program?  Contact libby@up.edu
** $50

 

Class: Snowschool 101 at Timberline
2/2 8am-5pm
Head up to Timberline Lodge and play around in the snow as we find some slopes to practice winter mountaineering skills.  Skills include, using an ice axe, walking with crampons, self arrest and avalanche rescue.  Sign up in the OPP office or by phone.  
Moderate $25

 

Climbing Wall: Rock 102- Belay Course
2/5 6pm-8pm
This is a top rope belay course.  In this course you'll advance your climbing skills by learning how to tie in, belay a climber, manage slack and catch falls.  Sign up online, in person or by phone.  
** Free

 

Ski & Snowboard Bus # 1
2/7 3:30pm- 11pm 
Head up the Mt. Hood Meadows for an evening of skiing and snowboarding.  We take a large bus that leaves from behind Beauchamp up to the mountain.  It's an awesome way to get out on the slopes! Sign up in the OPP office or by phone.
** See Ski Bus page for pricing

 

XC Ski: Beginner XC ski at Trillium Lake
2/8  8am-5pm
Head over to Trillium Lake to take some easy trails for a day of XC skiing.  We'll be renting ski's at the Next Adventure in Sandy and then heading the rest of the way there.  If you are new to XC skiing this a guided opportunity to learn how!  Sign up in the OPP office or by phone.  
Easy $30

 

Snowshoe/Hike Larch Mountain
2/8 8am-5pm
Head over to the Columbia River Gorge to hike and snowshoe (snow depending) up to the top of Larch Mountain.  This is a beautiful hike but is steep and long but very rewarding.  
Hard $20

 

Women On The Wall # 2
2/9 2pm-4pm
This is the first session in the 5 session clinic series.  The clinics focus on skill building, strength improvement and community building.  Sign up online, by phone or in the OPP office.  
** Free

 

Hike: Cape Lookout and Tillamook 
2/9 8am-5pm
Head over to the coast to hike Cape Lookout.  This hike is a beautiful mostly flat hike with some great views of the ocean.  Afterwards we head over to Tillamook creamery to eat some cheese and icecream.  The icecream is included in cost of your trip!  
Easy $25

 

Class: CPR/AED Adult
2/11 4pm-8pm
Learn skills to save a life.  All courses are recognized through the American Red Cross.  In this course we'll be covering the topics needed to be confident in your medical skills.  Need a course for a nursing program?  Contact libby@up.edu
** $40

 

Rock 103- Lead Climb Course
2/13 6pm-9pm
The Rock 103 course is the next step in your climbing career.  This course focuses on lead climbing, clipping quickdraws, lead belaying, catching falls and taking falls on lead.  You'll want to be comfortable top roping 5.9 before taking part in this course.  Sign up online, by phone or in the OPP office.
** Free

 

Ski & Snowboard Bus # 2 & Ski Lessons
2/15 2pm-11pm
Head up the Mt. Hood Meadows for an evening of skiing and snowboarding.  We take a large bus that leaves from behind Beauchamp up to the mountain.  It's an awesome way to get out on the slopes!  On this date we'll also be organizing some group ski lessons if you are looking to start or get better at skiing.  Sign up in the OPP office or by phone.
** See Ski Bus page for pricing

 

Climbing Wall: After Hours Climb
2/15 10pm-12am
The Climbing Wall After hours takes place a few times a semester after Beauchamp closes.  These nights will include custom music, raffle routes unique climbing challenges and more.  Come experience a community and a few hours of fun climbing.  
** Free

 

Snowshoe Dog Mountain
2/15 8am-5pm
Head over to the Columbia River Gorge to snowshoe to the top of Dog Mountain.  This is a hike that was awesome views of the gorge at the top!   Sign up in the OPP office or by phone.
Hard $20

 

Snowshoe: Guler Ice Cave
2/16 8am-5pm
Head over to around Mt. St. Helens for some snow, hiking and giant icicles.  Guler Ice Cave is smaller than Ape Cave but the way it was formed makes some really cool icicles.  This is a awesome opportunity to get out in the snow!
Easy $20

 

Coastal Hike & Ft. Stevens
2/16 8am-5pm
Head north up near Astoria for some relaxed coastal hiking and a visit to the historic Ft. Stevens.  Sign up in the OPP office or by phone.
Easy $25

 

Climbing Wall: Rock 102- Belay Course
2/17 6pm-8pm
This is a top rope belay course.  In this course you'll advance your climbing skills by learning how to tie in, belay a climber, manage slack and catch falls.  Sign up online, in person or by phone.  
** Free

 

Classes: Bike Repair Class
2/21 4pm-5:30pm
The bike repair classes are designed to teach you basic bike repair skills.  Everything from changing a flat, tuning your brakes, fixing a deralliuer and more.  Bring your own bike for repairs or use one our demo bikes.  Sign up online, by phone or in the OPP office.  
** Free

 

Class:CPR/AED/First Aid Adult, Child, Infant
2/22 12pm-6pm
Learn skills to save a life.  All courses are recognized through the American Red Cross.  In this course we'll be covering the topics needed to be confident in your medical skills.  Need a course for a nursing program?  Contact libby@up.edu
** $50

 

Snowshoe: Ape Cave
2/22 8am-5pm
Head up to the shadow of Mt. Saint Helens to explore snow covered lava tubes that form caverns underneath the ground.  We'll hike to start of it and do our best to explore the inside.  Expect it to be wet and muddy but super fun !  Sign up by phone or in the OPP office
Easy $20

 

Women On The Wall # 3
2/23 2pm-4pm
This is the first session in the 5 session clinic series.  The clinics focus on skill building, strength improvement and community building.  Sign up online, by phone or in the OPP office.  
** Free

 

Spring Break Kayak Columbia River
3/1-3/5 **
On this trip we'll be launching from the University of Portland and and spending the next 5 days paddling and camping along the Columbia river until we reach the Pacific Ocean.  This trip is an amazing way to experience the vast waterways of Oregon and get that historical perspective and Lewis and Clark as they traveled down the Columbia river.  Expect long days paddling, sleeping in a tent, sleeping under the stars and an adventure to remember.  
Moderate $70

 

Spring Break Climbing Trip
3/1-3/5 **
On this trip we'll be heading out for 4 days and 1 rest day of amazing outdoor climbing.  The actual location is yet to be determined but depending on wants of the group and trip leaders it can everywhere from City of Rocks, Smith Rock and more.  You'll want to at least be familiar with rock climbing and have a strong knowledge of top roping for this trip!  
Moderate $120

 

Check back February 11th for March and April descriptions! 

Trip Types

Biking

Mountain and Urban Biking

The Outdoor Pursuits Program offers both mountain and urban biking trips throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters.  These trips vary in difficulty but are always friendly for beginner riders.  As with all of our trips, the bikes, safety gear and transportation is provided, along with expert instruction from our dedicated student trip leaders.
climbing

Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

The Outdoor Pursuits Program offers rock climbing and mountaineering trips.  These include everything from sport climbing at local crags, longer multi-pitch routes at Smith Rocks and summit attempts on many peaks around the Pacific Northwest.  While the physical difficulty of trips vary depending on objective and location, there are always trips designed for the beginner.
backpacking

Backpacking and Hiking

The Outdoor Pursuits Program offers a wide variety of backpacking and hiking trips.  These trips range from beginner friendly day hikes meant to expose participants to the outdoors to longer multi day backpacks.  Each backpacking and hiking trip has an assigned curriculum to it, taught by our student staff, meant to educate participants.  This curricula provides students the freedom to pursue their own personal adventures and provides the confidence to do so.
rafting

Kayaking and Rafting

The Outdoor Pursuits Program offers canoeing, kayaking and rafting trips.  These trips vary from kayaking on calm flat water to rafting class 3 and 4 rapids.  All of our water based trips use local outfitters for providing the watercraft or professional instruction.  Whether you are new to water sports or a seasoned veteran there is something here for everyone!
snowshoe

Skiing and Snowshoeing

The Outdoor Pursuits Program offers a variety of skiing and snowshoeing trips.  These range from snowshoeing to scenic overlooks, cross country skiing through the wilderness and skiing at local resorts around Mt. Hood.  These trips offer a unique opportunity to get out and experience the outdoors in a very different context.  Learn about our ski bus program.