What we're about

Our Mission Statement

Create a fun environment where people can come together for outdoor adventures and social activities where we can share our inspiration, happiness and joy for the things we love. Meet new people, make real connections and see old friends. Bring Happiness, Inspiration and joy to a small wonderful corner of the world. We support a healthy lifestyle with exercise, good nutrition and genuine social interaction. We are awesome people sharing our awesome with the world.

Outdoor activities can cause injury. By becoming an Oregon Adventures Member you agree to participate in activities At Your Own Risk. If an injury does occur we will do everything in our power to bring you to safety and seek appropriate care. no one is ever left behind. We are a community of awesome People.

Be Prepared. Safety First. Have Fun!

The Passion to Explore. The Thrill of New Discoveries.

Check Out The Oregon Adventures YouTube Channel Here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmACwf8N7uh6tisTNWkgqQ?view_as=public)

We ask that you comply with the Member Responsibilities listed below to maintain your free membership with Oregon Adventures. Thank You!

1. Be Considerate of other members.

2. You must have a current recognizable profile picture of yourself. After all, this is a real-world social environment. We are real people coming together enjoying fun times together. Sharing our lives, passions and dreams. We want to be able to recognize you during our activities.

3. You must use your real name. We really want to know you as the wonderful and amazing person that you are.

4. You must be able to communicate in the Meetup environment. If you sign up for an Oregon Adventures activity and you are contacted by the Organizer of that activity you must communicate with them within a reasonable time frame.

5. Be considerate of others and Change your RSVP to not going as soon as possible if you will Not be attending. This gives members on the waiting list enough time to prepare to join our activities.

• All skill levels are welcome.

• Currently Oregon Adventures offers Hiking, Snowshoeing, Road Biking, Backing Packing, Occasional road trips and Game Night. If you have an Idea for a fun adventure please let us know. We can help make that Idea an exciting fun adventure. Send Dan Cady your thoughts and suggestions.

Regular exercise and having fun are very important for a happy healthy life.

• Have fun outdoors while enjoying the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of outdoor adventures with friends.

• Share knowledge and expertise about cooking, gardening, parenting, home repairs, finding the right outdoor equipment etc. etc. etc.

Hikes will generally be from 6 to 10 miles round trip with occasional longer more advanced hiking opportunities. Each posted meet-up will indicate skill level, Have a good description of the hike with pictures, maps and external links to provide plenty of information about the adventure. Reminders to bring clothing, hiking poles, food, water and your camera.

We also love nature photography and capturing the beauty of our outdoor adventures to share with others and inspire them with the amazing beauty of the outdoors. We are not expert photographers, we are just having fun with our cameras. All skill levels and cameras are welcome.

Oregon Adventures was created to offer a fun environment where people can gather and socialize while enjoying outdoor adventures and social activities. A fun place to share our inspiration, happiness and joy for the things we love. A good place to meet new people, make real connections and see some old friends. We all have our own unique experiences to share and inspire others.

Oregon Adventures has a small YouTube channel where we post videos and slide shows of our photography adventures. You can check out the YouTube Channel here. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmACwf8N7uh6tisTNWkgqQ?view_as=public)

• Other ideas include road trips to the beach or other areas of Oregon. An affordable way to enjoy different areas of Oregon with friends by split the cost of renting a house for a few days.

• As always Safety First and be prepared for changing conditions.

• As I say "Over prepare and then just go with the flow"

CHECK OUT SOME COOL LINKS

HELPFUL LINKS

HIKING:

https://www.backpacker.com/

http://www.oregonhiker.com/

https://www.oregonhikers.org/

https://www.recreation.gov/

https://www.outdoorproject.com/community/outdoorproject-dot-org

GPS Smart Phone Apps:

https://www.alltrails.com/

https://www.gaiagps.com/

GEAR:

https://www.backcountry.com/

https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/

https://www.backcountryedge.com/

https://www.moosejaw.com/

https://www.campmor.com/

https://www.rei.com/

https://www.campsaver.com/

https://sewgooutdoors.com/

https://dirtygirlgaiters.com/

https://www.sierratradingpost.com/

https://www.ems.com/

https://www.steepandcheap.com/

https://www.gearx.com/

https://www.theclymb.com/

https://www.omcgear.com/

FIRE/WEATHER:

https://airnow.gov/

https://www.noaa.gov/

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/

http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/

MISCELLANEOUS:

http://www.cascade-siskiyou.org/lichen/

https://www.pcta.org/

https://lnt.org/

http://wildflowersearch.org/

http://www.oregonflora.org/

Upcoming events (5+)

Beginner/Intermidiate Snowshoe to Paulina Falls and Paulina Lake

Difficulty - Beginner/Intermediate Elevation Gain - 920 feet Distance 7 Miles round trip End time is approximate. We will snowshoe from the 10 Mile snow park 3/4 of a mile to the Peter Skene Ogden trail where we can enjoy the frozen Pipeline falls before continuing along Pauline Creek up hill to Paulina Falls and Pauline Lake. Have lunch at the lake and then return to the Snow park. depending on snow conditions we might need to break trail. this trail is not used much in the winter. * Snow Park permit required at 10 mile snow park. * Sorry, No Dogs on this Snowshoe. * Approximate time from Walmart parking lot: 45 minutes to 10 mile snow park. * Bathrooms available at Snow Park. *Cell service may not be available. WHAT TO BRING: *Winter Clothing to Cover your entire Body. Dress in Layers. *Snow pants or possibly Gaiters, Hat, Coat, gloves, Base Layers, Outer Layers *Good insulated Boots * Your Snowshoes * Hiking Poles Required * Essentials items: Small backpack, snacks, lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen. * I carry a First Aid kit for the group. Carpool Options ..use the comment section to arrange a carpooling. * Carpool from Walmart parking lot (meet on the west side of the parking lot) leave by 8:10am. Meetup at 10 Mile snow park at 9:00. I have three pair of MSR EVO snowshoes available to borrow. Leave a message in the comments section if you would like to borrow a pair of snowshoes.

ABC Hike Fast Paced! **Microspikes Required** Let's Hike Riley Ranch!

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve

ABC Hike (Always Be Conditioning:-) Let's hike a gorgeous trail in one Bend's newest parks. The hike has a generally soft, even and easy on your body hiking surface as well as beautiful riparian and canyon scenery. This fast paced, short duration hike is excellent for all skill levels and would be beneficial as a recovery hike from the weekend or a fast paced cardio hike to start the week. This is an out and back hike paralleling the Deschutes River, hiking towards Tumalo State Park and return. We can meet for brunch/lunch afterwards if there is any interest. Hike Start: Please arrive 10 minutes early; in consideration of your fellow hikers be prepared to hike at 9 AM. Water: Due to the hike's brevity make sure to hydrate prior to the event. Restroom: At trail head and a portable toilet at turnaround point. HIKE DETAILS: * Activity Level: Moderate+ * Mileage: 6.8 total miles, 300' elevation gain/loss * Pace: 3+ miles/hour * What to bring: Water, trail snacks and The Ten Essentials * Clothing: Appropriate for the conditions * Carpool to Bend: Use the comments section to arrange * Permits or Parking Fees: None * Dogs: Per park rules are not permitted, on or off leash. The Ten Essentials Description: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/what-are-the-ten-essentials and Be prepared for adverse weather conditions. This hike could easily become a microspike hike. If you don't have microspikes it would be a good time to purchase them. You want only a Kahtoola style microspike. Kahtoola Microspikes: https://www.google.com/search?q=micro+spikes&rlz=1CAACAJ_enUS632US632&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiF6LDokLLeAhWKGXwKHQDtD3gQ1TUIkQI&biw=1366&bih=618#spd=[masked] Riley Ranch Nature Reserve: Located on the northwest edge of Bend, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve is 184 acres featuring 35 acres of canyon floor along the Deschutes River and a 30-acre band of rimrock cliffs. This mostly rugged terrain offers a near-to-home nature experience unlike others provided by Bend Park & Recreation District. From its unique location adjacent to the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve offers dramatic views of the Cascade Mountain Range and the river canyon. Appearing relatively untouched in some places, the land features open meadows, juniper and pine forests, unique lava flows, cliffs and the river’s rocky canyon. The park is host to many native plant species, migratory birds and wildlife. https://www.bendparksandrec.org/park/riley-ranch-nature-reserve/

ABC Hike Fast Paced! **Microspikes Required** Let's Hike Riley Ranch!

ABC Hike (Always Be Conditioning:-) Let's hike a gorgeous trail in one Bend's newest parks. The hike has a generally soft, even and easy on your body hiking surface as well as beautiful riparian and canyon scenery. This fast paced, short duration hike is excellent for all skill levels and would be beneficial as a recovery hike from the weekend or a fast paced cardio hike to start the week. This is an out and back hike paralleling the Deschutes River, hiking towards Tumalo State Park and return. We can meet for brunch/lunch afterwards if there is any interest. Hike Start: Please arrive 10 minutes early; in consideration of your fellow hikers be prepared to hike at 9 AM. Water: Due to the hike's brevity make sure to hydrate prior to the event. Restroom: At trail head and a portable toilet at turnaround point. HIKE DETAILS: * Activity Level: Moderate+ * Mileage: 6.8 total miles, 300' elevation gain/loss * Pace: 3+ miles/hour * What to bring: Water, trail snacks and The Ten Essentials * Clothing: Appropriate for the conditions * Carpool to Bend: Use the comments section to arrange * Permits or Parking Fees: None * Dogs: Per park rules are not permitted, on or off leash. The Ten Essentials Description: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/what-are-the-ten-essentials and Be prepared for adverse weather conditions. This hike could easily become a microspike hike. If you don't have microspikes it would be a good time to purchase them. You want only a Kahtoola style microspike. Kahtoola Microspikes: https://www.google.com/search?q=micro+spikes&rlz=1CAACAJ_enUS632US632&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiF6LDokLLeAhWKGXwKHQDtD3gQ1TUIkQI&biw=1366&bih=618#spd=[masked] Riley Ranch Nature Reserve: Located on the northwest edge of Bend, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve is 184 acres featuring 35 acres of canyon floor along the Deschutes River and a 30-acre band of rimrock cliffs. This mostly rugged terrain offers a near-to-home nature experience unlike others provided by Bend Park & Recreation District. From its unique location adjacent to the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve offers dramatic views of the Cascade Mountain Range and the river canyon. Appearing relatively untouched in some places, the land features open meadows, juniper and pine forests, unique lava flows, cliffs and the river’s rocky canyon. The park is host to many native plant species, migratory birds and wildlife. https://www.bendparksandrec.org/park/riley-ranch-nature-reserve/

ABC Hike Fast Paced! **Microspikes Required** Let's Hike Riley Ranch!

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve

ABC Hike (Always Be Conditioning:-) Let's hike a gorgeous trail in one Bend's newest parks. The hike has a generally soft, even and easy on your body hiking surface as well as beautiful riparian and canyon scenery. This fast paced, short duration hike is excellent for all skill levels and would be beneficial as a recovery hike from the weekend or a fast paced cardio hike to start the week. This is an out and back hike paralleling the Deschutes River, hiking towards Tumalo State Park and return. We can meet for brunch/lunch afterwards if there is any interest. Hike Start: Please arrive 10 minutes early; in consideration of your fellow hikers be prepared to hike at 9 AM. Water: Due to the hike's brevity make sure to hydrate prior to the event. Restroom: At trail head and a portable toilet at turnaround point. HIKE DETAILS: * Activity Level: Moderate+ * Mileage: 6.8 total miles, 300' elevation gain/loss * Pace: 3+ miles/hour * What to bring: Water, trail snacks and The Ten Essentials * Clothing: Appropriate for the conditions * Carpool to Bend: Use the comments section to arrange * Permits or Parking Fees: None * Dogs: Per park rules are not permitted, on or off leash. The Ten Essentials Description: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/what-are-the-ten-essentials and Be prepared for adverse weather conditions. This hike could easily become a microspike hike. If you don't have microspikes it would be a good time to purchase them. You want only a Kahtoola style microspike. Kahtoola Microspikes: https://www.google.com/search?q=micro+spikes&rlz=1CAACAJ_enUS632US632&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiF6LDokLLeAhWKGXwKHQDtD3gQ1TUIkQI&biw=1366&bih=618#spd=[masked] Riley Ranch Nature Reserve: Located on the northwest edge of Bend, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve is 184 acres featuring 35 acres of canyon floor along the Deschutes River and a 30-acre band of rimrock cliffs. This mostly rugged terrain offers a near-to-home nature experience unlike others provided by Bend Park & Recreation District. From its unique location adjacent to the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve offers dramatic views of the Cascade Mountain Range and the river canyon. Appearing relatively untouched in some places, the land features open meadows, juniper and pine forests, unique lava flows, cliffs and the river’s rocky canyon. The park is host to many native plant species, migratory birds and wildlife. https://www.bendparksandrec.org/park/riley-ranch-nature-reserve/

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