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Upcoming events (5+)

Getting Into Hiking Shape: Workout #1 Hill Repeats

Summercrest Park

Distance: 8Miles. Elevation Gain: 2160ft (Cummulative). Pace: 3.5mph. Hill repeats up Sw 170th onto Cooper Mt. 543ft gain each repeat. 2Miles per repeat. Where a pack with your gear in it or hike without but either way a great workout. Please pack plenty of water and snacks and dress for warmer weather.

Getting Into Hiking Shape: Workout #2 Distance

New Seasons Progress Ridge, Beaverton

Distance: 12 miles. Elevation Gain: 1200ft. Pace: 3.5mph A quick paced out and back to Tualatin Hills Nature park with an option to add elevation and miles on the return trip (additional 2 miles and 700ft of gain). Wherenyour pack with your gear of go light and quick but please dress for the weather and bring plenty of snacks and water to keep you hydrated. This hike is nice as we have the ability to refill our water bottles at Tualatin Hills Nature Park and have clean, restrooms at both ends.

B-Day backpack to Paradise Park

Gateway Transit Center

Well known hike from Timberline Lodge parking lot. 5-7 miles to a good campsite. 2300 feet elevation gain.

Trout Lake Caving Day Trip

Gateway/NE 99th Ave TC Park & Ride

• What we'll do I will be hosting a caving trip on Sunday, June 30th. Get on the waitlist and then I'll pull together about 8 people to join. A local cave expert will be joining us. We have several destinations in mind, but besides visiting one "known" cave, we will also be searching for some wilderness caves that are lesser known. If it's hot out, some swimming in nearby lakes might also be on the agenda. This will be a difficult hike with rugged off-trail conditions. I don't know the exact length of the hike yet - the exact route isn't always exactly known, but it will be rugged and you need to be comfortable bushwhacking and crawling underground! Drive time is about 1.5 hours from Gateway, each direction. Meeting point is Gateway, which I think still works for day trips, but I've heard that are starting to discourage that. • What to bring *Sun protection (sunglasses/sunscreen, hat recommended) *Gloves/long pants/warm jacket *Helmet (hardhat, biking, or climbing helmet) *Consider bringing knee-pads *Headlamp/flashlight with spare batteries *First-aid supplies *Plenty of food and water *Radio if you have one *GPS if you have one • Important to know As always, you participate at your own risk, including during travel to/from the event. All Hiking Academy event leaders are volunteers without formal training, and you are responsible for your own safety.

Past events (210)

Elk Meadows-Mt Hood Meadows Loop Hike

Gateway Transit Center

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