Portland Outdoor Enthusiasts is a group that includes all kinds of outdoor activities for those in search of serious friendships and are committed to the groups success. Spring, Fall and Summer Hiking will be the main activity mixed with some backpacking, camping, adventures like rafting, Zip Lines...Winter time expect ski and boarding trips to Mt. hood, Bachelor, Whistler and the Powder Highway mixed with some back country, snow shoeing and winter hiking.
Past trips included weekend trips to Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Ranier and Whistler skiing. Hiking the Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge, Southern Oregon and Washington.
Expect a more casual pace, with lots of photographic stops. Outdoor activities are to enjoy the outdoors, fitness is a by product not the goal. If the group is big enough we can have sub groups by different activity levels as described below.
All are welcome. Dues are activated on this group to keep the membership to a core group to form an effective a working bond with one another. you can try out the group for 6 months first. We understand everyone is at different skill levels. When joining you will be asked your current skill level. For Skiing it follows the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced standards. For hiking:
Level 1: 5 miles and under and steep slopes with lots of rests
Level 2: 5-10 miles with altitude gains up to 2000 and occasional stops
Level 3: 10+ miles per hike with large altitude gains with little need for stops or a faster than 2.5 regular pace.
Be ready to COMMIT !!!!!Many events have a deposit to offset cost of booking venues and making reservations. If your not the type to make and keep commitments then you might want to skip this group.
It is understandable that extended situations arise which interfere with weekend plans. However joining events just in case better plans don't come up will get you removed without good excuses. Repeated unexcused dropping out short notice will get you removed from the group. If you typically RSVP for multiple events on the same weekend and pick best option at last minute. This group is NOT for you.