Outdoor Pursuits Program Expeditions

A aerial view the Harriman Fjord

What are OPP Expeditions

OPP Expeditions are our extended format trips, meant to journey deeper into the wilderness for much longer periods of time.  These trips range from 7-10 days in length and take place all over the United States.   If your looking for a grand adventure, dive head first into a new skill or see a new part of the wilderness, this is the way to do it.  

Sunrise in mountains

What to Expect

Students can expect to spend several days to weeks in a backcountry setting.  Backpacking and kayaking from campsite to campsite.  Sleeping on the ground in tents, cooking around a campfire, exposure to unpredictable  weather, and experiencing the beautiful surroundings of some of the most remote wildernesses out there.  Students will learn new skills, build friendships and go from beginner hiker to a seasoned adventurer in no time!

Paddling in Teton NP

What Travel Will Look Like

Travel, lodging and amenities will change from trip to trip.  Some trips will be driving to and from the starting location.  Others will start with students flying to a specified location to meet the trip leaders.  All types of transportation from driving, walking, flying, sailing and more are utilized and change depending on each trip.  

Summer 2022 Expeditions

Grand Teton National Park Mountains

Grand Teton & Wind River Range Backpacking

Date: 7/9- 7/17

Cost: $160 

All food, equipment, guiding and transportation included.

On this trip you'll depart from Portland and drive to Jackson Hole Wyoming to start the expedition.  There you'll get acquainted with your new surroundings and check out Jackson!  A day will be spent in Grand Teton National Park summit Static Peak and swimming in Phelps lake.  Afterwards you'll head over pass towards Dubois Wyoming to being your 50 mile backpack through the Wind River Range.  On this expedition you'll learn navigational skills, backcountry rationing, bear awareness, fly fishing and much more!  Sign up at the Outdoor Pursuits Office today or call 503-943-8748

Signup & Cancellation Policy 

A deposit of 50% ($80) is due at signup, the remaining balance is due on June 13th.  

Cancellations before June 13th are eligible for a full refund, cancellations after June 13th are eligible for a 50% refund ($80)