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Oregon Bound

Mt. Hood, Oregon Beaches, Crater Lake, Oregon Dunes, Columbia Gorge.
A 7 day national parks adventure offered July and August. Features, camping, hiking, swimming, tide pooling, waterfalls.
This trip is good for all physical levels/abilities.

Dates: Aug 20-26, 2017

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Day 1

Departure City: Portland, OR

We pick you and your fellow adventures up in Portland, OR at 2PM and head for our first destination on the coast: South Beach State Park. Stroll along the beach, enjoy a cookout and campfire with the crashing waves in the background.

Day 2

Cape Perpetua

Just a short drive down the coast we’ll find Cape Perpetua. We’ll have several hiking options there, through thick pine forests, down to the tide pools along the rocky coast, and to the Devil’s Churn. In the afternoon we’ll stop at the quaint coastal town of Florence. Try out some local seafood at Mo’s. We’ll camp at Honeyman State Park.

Day 3

Oregon Dunes and Crater Lake National Park

In the morning we’ll hike Oregon Dunes to the Pacific Ocean. We”l head towards Crater Lake in the afternoon through the scenic Umpqua National Forest and camp in the Park.

Day 4

Crater Lake and Cove Palisades

Hike along the Crater Rim today or take a guided Trolley ride around the entire rim of Crater Lake. For more of a challenge, hike Garfield Peak. In the afternoon, will head to the high desert setting of Cove Palisades State Park. Hike to see some petroglyphs or take a dip in Lake Billy Chinook in the evening.

Day 5

Mt Hood

We’ll head to Timberline Lodge at the base of Mt Hood for incredibles vistas, fun trails, and a beautiful historic lodge. End the day at Mt Hood Village Campground where we can access even more hiking trails in the evening.

Day 6

Coumbia River Gorge

We’ll drive through the Columbia Gorge with a stop at Multnomah Falls. You can feel the mist from this beautiful waterfall. We’ll hike to other waterfalls such as Wahkeena and Weisendanger Falls as well. If time allows, we’ll experience some of the “Fruit Loop” scenic drive. We’ll camp another night at Mt Hood Village Campground.

Day 7

We’ll return to Portland by 10am-12noon.


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Portland, OR. Our Departure Hotel: Super 8 Portland Airport, 11011 NE Holman, Portland, OR 97220 503-257-8988.

They have a free airport shuttle if you stay at the hotel, and free shuttle to the Public Train (The MAX) which takes you into Downtown Portland. There are 5-6 other hotels within walking distance as well as restaurants.

Transportation

This tour features our unique Adventure Bus sleeper coach.

Accommodations

This tour features tent camping and bus bunking. We’ll provide the tents and sleeping pads. You’ll need to rent or bring a sleeping bag. Contact us for helpful hints on accommodations and flights before and after your tour.

Weather

Warm to hot days and cool to chilly nights are typical in the on this tour. Rain can be expected.

Food

Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs.

Hikes & Difficulty

The hikes featured on this tour very in length, technicality, and difficulty. There is something for everyone.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, a confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Below you will fins the basics.



From the road

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Oregon Sunset

Day 1

Departure City: Portland, OR

We pick you and your fellow adventures up in Portland, OR at 2PM and head for our first destination on the coast: South Beach State Park. Stroll along the beach, enjoy a cookout and campfire with the crashing waves in the background.

From the road

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From the road

Herons, wood storks, anhingas, pelicans, gullinules and spoonbills are just a few of the birds you can see in… fb.me/yrU8HDM8 Read more →

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Oregon Coast

Day 2

Cape Perpetua

Just a short drive down the coast we’ll find Cape Perpetua. We’ll have several hiking options there, through thick pine forests, down to the tide pools along the rocky coast, and to the Devil’s Churn. In the afternoon we’ll stop at the quaint coastal town of Florence. Try out some local seafood at Mo’s. We’ll camp at Honeyman State Park.

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Oregon Coast

Day 3

Oregon Dunes and Crater Lake National Park

In the morning we’ll hike Oregon Dunes to the Pacific Ocean. We”l head towards Crater Lake in the afternoon through the scenic Umpqua National Forest and camp in the Park.

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Crater Lake

Day 4

Crater Lake and Cove Palisades

Hike along the Crater Rim today or take a guided Trolley ride around the entire rim of Crater Lake. For more of a challenge, hike Garfield Peak. In the afternoon, will head to the high desert setting of Cove Palisades State Park. Hike to see some petroglyphs or take a dip in Lake Billy Chinook in the evening.

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Mt Hood Tour

Day 5

Mt Hood

We’ll head to Timberline Lodge at the base of Mt Hood for incredibles vistas, fun trails, and a beautiful historic lodge. End the day at Mt Hood Village Campground where we can access even more hiking trails in the evening.

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Multnomah Falls

Day 6

Coumbia River Gorge

We’ll drive through the Columbia Gorge with a stop at Multnomah Falls. You can feel the mist from this beautiful waterfall. We’ll hike to other waterfalls such as Wahkeena and Weisendanger Falls as well. If time allows, we’ll experience some of the “Fruit Loop” scenic drive. We’ll camp another night at Mt Hood Village Campground.

Testimonials

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Oregon Bus

Day 7

We’ll return to Portland by 10am-12noon.

From the road

This unique bird is a Black Skimmer. You can find it and many other birds in Dry Tortugas National Park. fb.me/5Kio3PPFt Read more →

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