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What an awesome introduction to backpacking! Come join us at one of the gems of the northwest in the Columbia River Gorge. The Eagle Creek Trail is one of Oregon's most spectacular pathways, passing half a dozen major waterfalls. It's also the perfect spot for aspiring young backpackers to try out the sport, since the trail is relatively level and doesn't gain too much elevation. We will hike in about 4 miles, explore the area, skip rocks below the legendary punchball falls, and bask in the sun. We'll pitch our tents in an established campground Monday night, and then wake up to a delicious breakfast and make our way back out the way we came on Tuesday during the day.
No experience or special equipment is necessary, but students should be in good physical condition and able to follow directions.
The trip cost is $55 and covers transportation, instruction, most food, and permits.
Email Erin Goodling at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this amazing experience!