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Three Day Backpacking Trip



Camp at pristine alpine lakes and climb to the rim of an extinct volcano for views of glacier-clad Cascade peaks with Next Adventure! Join us as we explore the mountain wonderland of the Olallie Lakes National Scenic Area. Part of the Mt. Hood National Forest, but closer to Mt. Jefferson, hundreds of lakes dot forested hills at sub-alpine elevations. We'll visit a few of them, including Red Lake and Sheep Lake, summit Potato Butte, and even hike a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail.

This is an intermediate tour, so distance and elevation gain will be moderate, allowing you to move at your own pace and enjoy the views.






Olallie Lakes- Red Lake, Mt. Hood National Forest

$330 per person
Transportation and guide service included

No Previous Experience Necessary

Three day backpacking trip



Whats Included:
- Trip Planning & Pre-Trip Info
- Free Gear Rental: Tent, stove, sleeping bag, sleep pad & backpack
- Meals (2 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 breakfast)
- Transportation to and from shop in a smooth-riding van
- Qualified Drivers and Experienced Guides
- The low-down on how to stay warm, safe and comfortable on the trail
- Natural Interpretation of flora, fauna, geology and local history
- Snacks and water treatment


What you need to bring:
- Sturdy hiking shoes with synthetic or wool socks (2 sets)
- Hiking apparel (anything but cotton) (2 sets)
- Water (2 quart capacity) & snacks if you have special dietary needs
- Sun and rain gear
- Headlamp/flashlight & batteries
- Lightweight mug and/or bowl
- Spoon or spork
- Personal hygiene and medications
- Your sense of awe and wonder


Things you may want to bring:
- Trekking poles
- Camera
- Notebook / sketchbook
- Field guide
- Binoculars
- Backpacking chair
What Topics are Covered:
- What to wear - staying warm & dry
- Selecting the right gear for you
- light and fast options
- Routefinding - Map & Compass
- Trail Etiquette & Leave No Trace
- To build a fire
- Water treatment
- Food prep, storage & clean-up
- Safety & First aid
- Tents & shelters
- Sleeping bags & liners
- Sleep pads & insulation
- Stoves & cookware
- Wilderness considerations
- Wildlife, plants, geology & history


Trail Essentials
- Map & Compass
- Whistle
- Water & Extra Food
- Extra Clothing Layers & Rain Gear
- Sun Gear (sunglasses, sunblock, hat)
- First Aid Kit & personal meds
- Knife
- Matches/lighter & firestarter
- Gear repair kit & Emergency survival kit
- Toilet paper in 2 plastic bags



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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. Next Adventure Guide-Instructors are locally trail-experienced, and carry current Wilderness First Response certification.



Three day backpacking trip

Three day backpacking trip