This is a companion Meetup group to Portland Metro Urban Hikers. PMU Hikers centers on hikes in the Portland Oregon Metro Urban area. Weekend Ventures will focus on trips that are perhaps longer, more strenuous, further away or require a greater commitment of time. In the Weekend Ventures Meetup group we move beyond the boundaries of the Portland Metro area and into the hills, valleys and beaches surrounding us. Most events will leave from a central carpool rendezvous point and, for some, scheduled transportation may also be an option. There will be less frequent activities here, probably about once per month, but you are encourage to join us as we explore beyond the limits of the metro area and enjoy the bounty of nature all around us.