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Winter Camping Trip


Explore the pleasures of snow camping in the Cascade Mountains with Next Adventure Outdoor School! Learn how to stay cozy, warm and dry when the weather outside gets snowy. Share the thrill of winter's wilderness scene as we snowshoe into the Mt. Hood Wilderness with experienced local guides. Instruction Topics include: winter tents, snow shelters, sleeping bags, insulation, dressing for active winter success, essential winter gear, snow travel, hazards, safety, and planning. Come learn how to make winter camping on Mount Hood warm, safe, comfortable - and more fun!



Mt. Hood National Forest

2 Days, 1 Night


No Previous Experience Necessary

Next Adventure Outdoor School Winter Camping Trip



What We Provide:
- Trip Planning & Pre-Trip Info
- Free Gear Rental: Tent, stove, sleeping bag, sleep pad, backpack, and snowshoes (if you need them)
- Meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
- Transportation to and from Mt. Hood National Forest
- 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 To Wear
- Appropriate footwear
- Warm socks - synthetic or wool (no cotton)
- Warm Base Layer (underwear) - synthetic, wool, or silk (no cotton)
- Warm Mid Layer(s) - fleece, wool (anything BUT cotton)
- Warm pants (No Cotton - including Jeans)
- Shell - waterproof/breathable/ventable jacket and pants
- Gloves/Mittens, and extra pair (no cotton)
- Warm hat (no cotton)
- Gaiters (optional)
What To Bring
- Extra snacks
- Water
- Warm, water-resistant clothing


What To Carry
- Map of area
- Compass
- Two Quarts/Liters of water
- Extra food and Snacks
- Sunglasses & Sunscreen
- Extra Clothing
- Whistle
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Pocket knife
- Lighter & matches in waterproof container
- Firestarter
- First Aid Kit
- Toilet Paper
- Small insulated pad for sitting
- Handkerchief
- Camera & notepad



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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.



Next Adventure Outdoor School Winter Camping Trip
Next Adventure Outdoor School Winter Camping Trip