Mt. Hood Meadows X-Country Ski Trip ~ Saturday, February 5th 2011
Return Transportation Waiver no later than Thursday, February 3rd 2011
Meet at the Park & Ride: 10500 SW Butner Rd Beaverton, OR
Bus leaves at 7:05am and returns aprox. 6-6:15pm
Cost $35 for transportation—we’ll be riding public transit NOT a VCS vehicle. YOU must reserve a spot on the shuttle, by following instructions on this link.
Equipment is your responsibility. Rentals available at Meadows.
Rentals on the Mountain
Ms. Gapp will be leading the group in Nordic Skiing. (No snowshoe trails at Meadows) Our activities will be restricted to the Nordic Center.
Note: Snow sports are expensive, if you need assistance subsidizing the cost, please talk to Ms. Gapp privately.
As a student at The University of Oregon I attended this event every year when it came to town. I would like to take a group of tudents eventually to view the film festival when it comes to the PDX area. This event is always wildly popular, so we'll need to purchase tickets as soon as they come out the last week of March or first week of April. See the link below for a taste of what it's all about.
Only in Oregon do you snowshoe with an umbrella...or could if you aren't an Oregonian and don't harbor a slight disdain for umbrellas--as many Oregonians are apt to do. Five students braved the decidedly un-winter-like temperatures (mid 40s) and drizzle for a walk in the woods at Government Camp Monday, the day before Finals Week. The O'Leary Family graciously opened their cabin to the group, providing pizza and hot chocolate after students learned about the fickle nature of snowshoe bindings and worked up an appetite over what ended up being a two to three mile trek. The event was free and the Outdoor Club provided most of the snowshoes. The snow was dirty and crunchy, an icy slop compared to the ideal--fresh, dry powder. Alas, the students enjoyed themselves despite the conditions and a bit of sledding was squeezed in as well.
Outdoor Ed & Interpretation Blog
"Now I see the making of the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and eat and sleep with the earth."