Serene Lake Backpacking Trip

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Wed, 07/11/2012 - Fri, 07/13/2012

What a great place to explore in the Summer sun!  Over the course of three days, we will head to the Clackamas River watershed, south of Mt. Hood, and hike into beautiful Serene Lake- one of the great gems of the Pacific Northwest.  This wonderful, and seldom-visited lake is part of the newly designated Roaring River Wilderness.  Along the way, we will hike to Rock and Upper Rock Lakes, before ending at the shore of the legendary Serene lake.  We'll pitch our tents in an amazing campsite, build rafts and hang out in the sun.  During the evening we will cook a fine dinner over our trustee little camp stoves.  Marshmallows, s'mores and storytelling around the campfire will close each perfect day.  This area is rich in wildlife and features to explore, including newts, floating logs, and old-growth forests..

This trip is open to all Middle Schoolers. You do not need to be an expert backpacker, but students should be comfortable in the outdoors, and eager to learn and work hard.

The estimated cost of the trip is $90.  Interested students should email David Zonana ( to sign up.