Hiking the Clackamas River Trail with Next Adventure
Snow is falling on the mountain, and the winter season has begun!

But there is still time to reflect back on a great hiking season.  Next Adventure Outdoor School led its final day hike for Fall 2013 to the Clackamas River Trail the last weekend of October.

Mushrooms were popping out all over the place, including Amanitas, false morels, and Boletes.  We took our time meandering along the trail, stopping to check out just about every mushroom we came across.
Amanita sp mushroom   False Morel Gyromitria mushroom on Next Adventure Hike   Bolete Mushroom on Next Adventure Fall Hike
We even found some chanterelles, pixie-cup lichens, saw lots of golden fall color, and a few spawned-out salmon by the river’s edge.
Chanterelle Mushroom on Next Adventure Hike   Pixie cup lichen cladonia on Next Adventure Mushroom Hike   Spawned out salmon in Clackamas River on Next Adventure Hike
We’ll have more day hikes and backpacking trips once the spring rolls around again, but we can customize a private tour for your group any month of the year!  Just contact outdoorschool@nextadventure.net to find out more.
Mushroom Identification on Next Adventuire Hike   Happy Hikers with Next Adventure Outdoor School

Now, get ready for the snow!  Extend your hiking season on snowshoes, or glide across the white-mantled landscape on cross-country skis.

Next Adventure’s Outdoor School has Snowshoe and Cross-country Ski day trips scheduled all winter long.  We’ll drive you to the mountain, teach you a new outdoor skill, and take you for a tour through Mt. Hood’s winter wonderland.

Join us Friday, November 22 for our first trip of the season on Mt. Hood National Forest, with more fun, exciting winter adventures on December 7th, 15th, and more trips in 2014.

Check out nextadventure.net/outdoor-school to sign up and find out more details.

Plus we’ve got some amazing free winter-themed presentations coming up:
Fun on the Snow with Dogs on Thursday, November 21st, a Snowshoe and XC-ski clinic on Tuesday, December 10th, and a Backcountry Ski & Snowboard clinic on Tuesday, January 14.  All clinics and presentations are free and open to the public, and held at Next Adventure, 426 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Next Adventure is a fully-insured licensed Outfitter and Guide with the State of Oregon.  Next Adventure is an equal opportunity Recreation Provider operating under special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, USDA Forest Service.