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2020:

Cape Lookout Cabins

Thursday–Saturday, January 9–11, 2020
Leader: Evelyn Nagy

Nine Obsidians can stay in three deluxe cabins at Cape Lookout State Park on Oregon’s magnificent north coast. You can take a beach walk on a sand spit extending into Netarts Bay, another hike up the cape from the beach campground and down the other side of the cape to a beautiful and secluded beach, and yet another hike along the top of the cape to lands end; all meals on your own except two dinners; meet at Shopko parking lot 9:15 AM. Carpooling arrangements will need to be arranged ahead of time; we will take 3 cars. Registration November 1, November 5 for non-members; Cost $85, $95 for non-members; No refund for cancellations after December 15 unless someone takes your place; Please note, mixed gender room share likely.


Columbia Gorge Hiking Cancelled

Monday–Wednesday, May 4–6, 2020
Leader: Chris Shuraleff

Three days, 2 nights at the beautiful Menucha Retreat and Conference Center (www.menucha.org) which sits on a bluff above the Columbia River in Corbett. We will be staying in 2 houses on the property with single beds for all who desire. Bedding, towels and meals are included for $185 Members and $190 NonMembers.


OCT#1: Depoe Bay-Newport Cancelled

Sunday–Tuesday, June 28–30, 2020
Leader: Mark Hougardy

The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) is scenic and diverse and best experienced on foot. Mark is organizing a series of section hikes to explore the OCT.


OCT #2: Newport-Waldport Cancelled

Sunday–Tuesday, July 12–14, 2020
Leader: Mark Hougardy

The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) is scenic and diverse and best experienced on foot. Mark is organizing a series of section hikes to explore the OCT.


OCT#3: Waldport to Heceta Head Cancelled

Sunday–Tuesday, July 26–28, 2020
Leader: Mark Hougardy

The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) is scenic and diverse and best experienced on foot. Mark is organizing a series of section hikes to explore the OCT.


Lower Columbia Kayaking Trip Cancelled

Sunday–Thursday, August 30–September 3, 2020
Leader: Emily Rice



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2019:

Shelter Cove XC Ski and Snowshoe

Tuesday–Thursday, February 5–7, 2019
Leader: Chris Shuraleff

Three days, two nights at the beautiful Shelter Cove Resort at Odell Lake on the Willamette Pass. Go cross-country or downhill skiing, snowshoeing or curl up by the fireplace and enjoy. Various snow activities for all levels will be discussed at pre-trip meeting on Jan. 10th, 6pm at the lodge. Car pooling and rooms will also be addressed. Cost: Members $120. Non Members $125 (includes 2 nights, 2 dinners, trip fee and parking). Mail checks payable to Obsidians to: Chris Shuraleff, 34790 Matthews Rd,Eugene 97405 within 5 days of signing up. The payment is non-refundable unless your place is filled by someone else. The departure places will be determined by the carpool participants.


Elk Lake XC Ski and Snowshoe

Wednesday–Friday, March 13–15, 2019
Leader: Lana Lindstrom

Elk Lake Resort (www.elklakeresort.net) is 11 miles west of Mt Bachelor on Cascade Lakes Highway which is not plowed in the winter. Three snow vans will meet us at the Dutchman Flats Snow-park; they will transport our gear, food, and whatever distance participants want to ride. Some folks may want to ski all 11 miles; others may prefer to be dropped off at the 7 mile point (or wherever) and snow shoe/ski in 4 miles. Once there, we can ski/snowshoe around 7 mile Elk Lake or continue west on the road. We will stay in spacious, new cabins #22 and 26. Dinners and continental breakfasts prepared by participants are included. Lunches are not included. Cost: $210 for members; $215 for non-members. Cancellation: If you cancel before Feb 13, the fee less $20 will be refunded. Thereafter, no refund unless someone takes your place. Registration opens Saturday, January 19 for members; January 22 for non-members. Within 5 days of signing up, mail your check payable to Obsidians to Lana Lindstrom, PO Box 5506, Eugene, OR 97405. A pre-trip meeting will be scheduled at a later time. The departure places will be determined by the carpool participants.


N Umpqua Rafting and Hiking

Wednesday–Thursday, July 17–18, 2019
Leader: Diane Schechter

We will be spending two days on the North Umpqua River. Our first day will be spent rafting the upper section of the North Umpqua River with Ouzel Outfitters. This is a beautiful section of the river with 15 miles of exciting water. Our second day will be spent hiking a 5.5 mile section of the North Umpqua trail. We will be staying at the historic Steamboat Inn in two, three- bedroom homes. Cost includes rafting trip,gratuity,lodging and all meals except one lunch. Pre trip meeting will be scheduled prior to the trip Cost: $210 members; $215 non- members. Registration: May 12, 7am, members; May 15, non- members Cancellation policy: If you cancel prior to June 17, you will forfeit $30 unless someone fills your spot. If you cancel after June 17 you will forfeit the full amount unless someone fills your spot. Mail check payable to Obsidians and mail to Diane Schechter, 3541 High St Eugene OR 97405 within five days of registering.


Oregon South Coast

Sunday–Wednesday, July 28–31, 2019
Leader: Tom Rundle

The Oregon South Coast trip will include hikes and beach walks from Bandon to Otter Point. We will be car camping at Humbug Mt. State Park from July 28 to July 31, three nights and four days. The total trail miles will be about 30 to 35. All hikes will be moderate or easy. There is an option for sail boarding or kayaking at Flores Lake (additional fee). Highlights will include Cape Sebastian, Otter Point, Port Orford Heads & USCG Museum, and Bandon Beach. The trip itinerary may be flexible depending on weather and tide conditions. There will be time-off at Gold Beach and Port Orford for dining and exploration. The $27 per person fee includes a shared camping site and trip fee only. Make checks payable to Obsidians Inc. and mail within 5 days of sign-up to: Tom Rundle, 50 Kourt Dr. #12, Eugene OR 97404. Cancellations on or before July 15 will forfeit $10. Cancellations after July 15 will not receive refunds. Those who want to participate in water sports will pay $20 cash directly to the Flores Lake boat rental company. There will be a required pretrip planning meeting about a week before departure.


Women's Twin Lakes Canoe/Kayak

Tuesday–Thursday, September 17–19, 2019
Leader: Emily Rice

Over 3 days we willl be exploring several lakes off of the Cascade Lakes Highway: North & South Twin Lakes, Hosmer Lake, Sparks Lake, and perhaps the Deschutes River. The Twin Lakes Resort located on South Twin Lake will be our headquarters. We have reserved cabins 2 & 3; view them at https://twinlakesresort.net/accommodations/cabins The trip fee covers the cost of the lodging and the Obsidian trip fee. Dinners will be potluck style. Online signup for members will begin on June 23. (Non members can sign up starting June 26). The payment of $90 (members) must be mailed within five days of sign-up to: Emily Rice, 1615 E. 43rd Ave., Eugene OR 97405. Cancellations on or before August 15 will forfeit $15. Cancellations after August 15 will receive a $70 refund only if the space is filled by another person. A pre-trip meeting will be held the week before the trip to discuss carpooling, schedule, food, etc.


South Slough Kayak/Canoe

Tuesday–Wednesday, October 8–9, 2019
Leader: Lana Lindstrom

The focus of this trip is boating across the South Slough estuary, starting in Charleston and ending at the Interpretive Center on Wed, Oct. 9 - the paddling distance is 5 miles. The $20 cost includes the car shuttle and a guide, plus the trip fee. Participants will need to bring their own kayak (minimum 12' long) or canoe, or rent a solo kayak/life jacket from the Interpretive Center for $30 - pay the center directly (only 6 are available- e-mail the leader if you want to rent one) or rent locally. The Center's kayaks are "sit-upons" - https://www.wildernesssystems.com/us/kayaks/tarpon-140. On the first day, we will explore Cape Arago. Overnight accommodations are at Captain Jack's motel in Charleston - the cost of a shared double room is $39pp or you can camp nearby. Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Within 5 days of signing up, mail a check payable to Obsidians to Lana Lindstrom, PO Box 5506, 97405. Cancellations: if you cancel, you will not receive a refund unless someone takes your place. Sign-ups for members starts Aug 16, 7am for members; Aug 18 for non-members.



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2018:

Big Lake Ski or Snowshoe

Sunday–Tuesday, January 14–16, 2018
Leader: Diane Schechter

Join us for a two day ski and snowshoe trip to Big Lake Youth Camp, located near the summit of Santiam Pass. We will be skiing or snowshoeing into the camp which is approximately 3.5 miles and a sno cat will carry our gear. Accommodations are rustic with 2 persons per room, bathrooms and shower. Registration begins Dec 3 for members; Dec 6 for non-members. Cost $85 members; $90 non-members. Pre- trip meeting will be held Thursday, January 4th, 6:30 pm, at the lodge. Please send your payment within 5 days of registering. Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before Dec 21, you will forfeit $20. If you cancel after Dec 21, you will forfeit the entire amount.


Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp Ski or Snowshoe

Thursday–Sunday, March 8–11, 2018
Leader: Lana Lindstrom

Join us for a three day ski and snowshoe trip to the Mt Hood area. Our accommodations at the Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp are rustic with 4-5 persons per large dorm style room; bathrooms and showers down the hall. There is a very large living room area including a fireplace and pool table! Continental breakfasts and dinners are included. Lunches are on your own. Possible places to play in the snow: Teacup groomed xc trails, Trillium Lake, unplowed FS road between Timberline and Government Camp (Glade Trail), Timberline downhill ski area. Registration opens 1/21, 7:00 AM. Members have sign-up preference until 1/24. Cost: members-$110; non-members-$115. Within 5 days of signing up, mail check payable to the Obsidians. Cancellation policy: if you cancel prior to Feb 7, you will forfeit $20. If you cancel thereafter, no refund. Additional information in the January Bulletin.


Newport Beach Camping

Wednesday–Friday, July 11–13, 2018
Leader: Evelyn Nagy

Please note below change of venue for pre-trip meeting. Join us for a three-day, two-night group camping trip at South Beach State Park, just south of Newport, OR. Six vehicles are permitted. Group camping site with portable toilets close by, and flush toilets, free hot showers further inside the park. All meals on your own except Thursday night with pizza/salad/dessert. Members have sign-up preferences until May 25. Cost: members $31; non-members $36. Mail check within five days of signing up, payable to the Obsidians. Cancellation policy: if you cancel prior to June 11, you will forfeit $15. If you cancel thereafter, no refund. Pre-trip meeting on Friday, June 29, 5:30, at Market of Choice on south Willamette.


Women's Olallie Lake Kayak

Tuesday–Thursday, September 11–13, 2018
Leader: Emily Rice

Olallie Lake Resort is a high mountain rustic resort in Mt Hood Natl Forest. There are several shallow lakes and hiking trails. We will stay in cabins and one large yurt. There are not enough beds, but there is room for small RVs, one tent and cots. There is no running water or bathrooms inside the units; stoves, light and heat are propane, kerosene or wood stove. The resort is approximately a 3 hour drive from Eugene with the last 6 miles a rough, gravel road. Members have sign-up preference for the first 48 hours. Within 5 days of signing up, mail a check for the full amount payable to the Obsidians. The cost includes lodging, use of facilities and trip fees. The entire fee is forfeited if you cancel after Aug. 10 unless someone takes your place. Additional information in the June Bulletin or olallielakeresort.com.


California Redwoods

Thursday–Sunday, September 27–30, 2018
Leader: Kathy Randall

This trip is based in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Elk Creek Campground (northern Calif). Campground has running water and showers available (coin operated I believe). There are lots of great hiking options in the vicinity, including: Fern Canyon, beach hiking, and numerous groves of redwoods to explore. Planned itinerary: Day 1: Drive to Prairie Creek Redwood SP with a sack lunch stop at Illinois River Forks State Park (near Cave Junction). Set up camp; explore Visitor's Center & Elk Prairie Trail. Day 2: Hike the Miner's Ridge/Fern Canyon/James irvine Loop trails; Day 3: Drive 24 miles south to Patrick's Point S.P. where we can explore the bluff trail, plus the numerous side trails to viewpoints and Agate Beach. Day 4: Break camp; hike the Cathedral Trees Loop; Stop on our way home at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park to stretch legs on two co-joined 1/2-mile loops. This itinerary is the leader's suggestions; participants are free to do their own thing while at Prairie Creek.. FOOD: Potluck for Thursday evening meal. ALL OTHER MEALS ARE OWN YOUR OWN. Bring your own cook stove, cooking equipment, etc. Members have sign-up preference for 3 days after the trip is posted. Within 5 days of signing up, mail a check payable to Obsidians ($40 members, 45 non-members) to the leader. The costs include the campground fee and trip fee only. The first dinner will be a group potluck. ALL OTHER MEALS ARE ON YOUR OWN. Cancellation policy: if you cancel prior to Sept 7, you will forfeit $10. If you cancel thereafter, you will forfeit the entire amount. A pre-trip meeting will be scheduled at a later time.


Shore Acres Lights, Yurts

Friday–Saturday, December 7–8, 2018
Leader: Jennifer Baer

Pre-trip meeting December 5, @ Hideaway Bakery, @ approximately 11:30am. We have 3 yurts reserved at Sunset Bay. Our first stop after leaving Eugene is a brisk 4.5 mile hike and visit to the Interpretive Center at South Slough. Our next stop is the yurts to unload the cars. We will depart shortly thereafter for a leisurely 2-mile hike along scenic cliffs to Shore Acres. The gardens have a spectacular holiday light display and a decorated house. We will don our headlamps and walk back to the yurts, enjoying the murmur of the ocean. On Saturday we will hike the trails at Cape Arago and then return to Eugene around 5PM. The yurts are heated and have 2 bunk beds and 1 futon. The bathroom is in a separate building. Included in the cost: lodging, some snacks, morning coffee and tea, and camaraderie. Members have sign-up preference for a week after the trip is posted. Within 5 days of signing up, mail a check payable to the Obsidians in the amount of $27 (members) or $32 (non-members). Cancellations: If you cancel before Nov 16, you will forfeit $10. If you cancel thereafter, you will forfeit the entire amount. Parking spaces are limited; carpooling is encouraged. Trip will be cancelled if icy roads.



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2017:

Newport Yurt Stay

Wednesday–Friday, January 11–13, 2017
Leader: Evelyn Nagy

We have 3 yurts at South Beach State Park, Newport. Each yurt accommodates 3 people. The yurts are heated and have one wooden bunkbed and one wooden flatbed, each with a heavy, plastic-covered futon. You must provide your own bedding. There are no cooking facilities or bathrooms in the yurt, although bathrooms with flush toilets and free, hot-water showers are located nearby. The cost of meals is not included in the fee. Meet at the Nye Beach Turnaround in Newport at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 11, to observe one of the highest tides of the season, known as the King Tides. Other activities in Newport include taking walks and hikes; visiting the Newport Aquarium, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Mail a check for $49 payable to Obsidians within five days of signing up. After November 12, non-members may register for $54. The payment is non-refundable unless your place is filled by someone else. Pre-trip meeting Wednesday, January 4, 5:00 PM, at the lodge. Additional information in the November Bulletin.


Shelter Cove XC Ski and Snowshoe

Tuesday–Thursday, February 28–March 2, 2017
Leader: Chris Shuraleff

Three days, two nights at the beautiful Shelter Cove Resort at Odell Lake on the Willamette Pass. Go cross country or downhill skiing, snowshoeing or curl up by the fireplace and enjoy. Various snow activities for all levels will be discussed at pre-trip meeting on Feb 15th, 6pm at the lodge. Car pooling and rooms will also be addressed. Cost: Members $135 Non Members $140 (includes 2 nights,2 dinners,trip fee and parking) Mail checks payable to Obsidians within 5 days of signing up. The payment is non-refundable unless your place is filled by someone else.


Owyhee Rafting Trip

Monday–Saturday, April 24–29, 2017
Leader: Emily Rice

Ready for a unique wilderness river trip in Oregon? Try 63 miles on the Owyhee! You'll be able to hang out on the guide's oar raft, be part of a paddle crew, or do your own thing in an inflatable kayak. This trip is rated Class III (moderate) and Ouzel is the guide service. We will leave Eugene on April 24, (locations TBD at pre-trip meeting), drive to Rome, Oregon, and then set up camp at a BLM campsite close to the launch site. Early the next morning (April 25) we will meet our guides and start our trip. You will be asked in advance of the trip your preference for type(s) of water craftt: oar boat, paddle boat w/ oar support or inflatable kayak. After 4 1/2 wonderful days on the river, we will take out on April 29 after lunch at Birch Creek and be shuttled back to the put in. A pre-trip meeting will be scheduled to arrange carpooling, post trip lodging and other trip details.

Online registration will open on February 15 for members, February 17 for non-members. We will be joining an existing trip - currently 6 spots available, a deposit has been placed on them. Additional openings may occur. The price of $1,140 ($1,145 nonmember) includes the Obsidian trip fee, all meals starting with lunch on April 25 through lunch on April 29, and a gratuity for the guides. A $100 deposit is payable within five days of signing up. The deposit is refundable only if someone takes your place. Send check payable to Obsidians to: Emily Rice; 1615 E. 43rd Ave., Eugene, OR 97405. Final payment is due March 23 and is refundable if Ouzel cancels the trip due to poor water conditions or if you cancel and someone if found to take your spot.

If you'd like to see a trip itinerary and/or personal equipment checklist before placing a deposit, you can visit Ouzel Outfitters at www.oregonrafting.com for more information about their guide service and this trip.


Deer Creek Center

Monday–Friday, May 1–5, 2017
Leader: Chris Stockdale

We will camp at the Deer Creek Center of the Siskiyou Field Institute just outside Selma, Oregon. Tents and small RVs and trailers can be accommodated. Activities will include hiking, bird watching, exploring the Oregon Caves or just lounging around the beautiful center. Should be lots of wild flowers, too. WiFi is available. Trip price of $98 members/$103 non-members includes 4 nights camping and 4 dinners. See the February Bulletin for more details. Send full amount of registration fee, payable to The Obsidians.


Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Friday–Sunday, May 19–21, 2017
Leader: Marianne Camp

We will stay at Frenchglen, a small hamlet about 60 miles south of Burns. The focus of the trip is birding with Rick Ahrens as the naturalist. Participants will stay and dine in the historic Frenchglen hotel. The cost of the accommodations varies depending on whether it is in the old hotel or newer addition and the number of persons per room. When you sign up, e-mail or call the leader with your room preferences. Cost for Obsidians including 2 dinners and room: original hotel with double beds and bathrooms down the hall - $225 single; $145 each for double occupancy. Newer motel, queen beds, private baths - $310 single, $185 each for double occupancy, room with 2 beds - $205 each. Non-Obsidians - sign-ups begin February 20; add $5 to the cost. Once the room assignments have been made by the leader, mail a check payable to the Obsidians. Cancellation: before April 15, forfeit $20. After April 15- forfeit the entire amount unless someone takes your place.


White Mountains, CA

Wednesday–Wednesday, August 23–30, 2017
Leader: Alan Curtis

A detailed description of this Extended trip is in the April, 2017 Bulletin. The fee includes lodging in dorm rooms and 3 meals per day while staying at the White Mountains Research Center (4 nights). Additional expenses not included are at least 2 nights in motels and meals while traveling to/from the Center. Carpooling is encouraged. The focus while at the Center is hiking; distances are 5-7 miles per day at high elevation. Within 5 days of signing up, send a check payable to the Obsidians. Cancellation policy: if you cancel prior to July 31, $225/$230 will be refunded. No refunds thereafter.


Women's Olallie Lake Kayak Cancelled

Thursday–Saturday, September 7–9, 2017
Leader: Patricia Esch

Olallie Lake Resort is a high mountain, rustic resort in the Mt. Hood National Forest. There are several shallow lakes to paddle, plus hiking trails. We will stay in 2 yurts and a cabin. There are not enough beds for everyone, but there is plenty of room for small RV's or cots. There is no running water, electricity or bathrooms in the units; stoves and lights are powered by propane or kerosene. There are outhouses and outdoor water spigots. We will share 2 potluck dinners; breakfasts,lunches, snacks, and drinks are on your own. The resort is approximately a 3 hour drive from Eugene with the last 6 miles on a rough, gravel road. Members have sign-up preference through June 20. Within 5 days of signing up, send a check payable to the Obsidians for the full amount. The cost includes the lodging, use of facilities, and trip fees. The entire fee is forfeited if you cancel after August 6 unless someone on the Waiting List takes your place or you find a substitute. For additional information and photos, see the July Bulletin and www.olallielakeresort.com


Croatia's Natural Wonders

Wednesday–Thursday, September 20–28, 2017
Leader: Darko Sojak


Leave Eugene airport September 20th 2017 AM, Arrive to Zagreb, Croatia September 21th 2017 PM
Leave Zagreb airport, Croatia September 28th 2017 AM, Arrive to Eugene, OR September 28th 2017 same evening. 

We will visit and hike five national parks in Croatia: Risnjak, North Velebit, Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica and Krka. 
Daily 4 to 6 hrs, E and M hiking in spectacular scenery. Mountains, lakes, waterfalls, UNESCO world heritage sites, 
pristine rivers, Croatian cuisine and more.

Price includes:
• 7 night accommodation (five nights in 2 beds per room, two nights 4 beds per room)
• 2 meals per day on whole days + dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 8. Total 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners. 
• Use of walking poles (with advanced notice)
• 5 days organized activities 
• National Parks entrance fees
• Local taxes and permits
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Arrival and departure transfers from and to Zagreb airport
• Skilled English speaking guide and assistance
• Ground transportation to and from day trip outings 
• Insurance

Not included:
• Airfare (approx.$1150 - $1350)
• Drinks and meals not indicated above
• Tips to guides and other personal expenses
• Optional trip for one day in the middle of your time in Croatia. (Your choice; relax by the river, swim, cycling tour and more.)
 
Same as on all other Obsidians trips, you are responsible for clothing, equipment and all other supplies to keep you safe & comfortable.

All transportation will be provided by tour van with driver. Daily driving times varies from 30 min a day to 3.5 hrs.

Accommodation: we will spend first two nights in a small family owned hotel on the river bank, one hour from the Zagreb. 
Nights 3, 4 and 5 we will be in simple traditional dwellings in an idyllic setting near Plitvice Lakes. 
Last two nights we will stay in small hotel in center of historical town just couple of miles from Krka national park.

Expected weather: same as September’s weather in Eugene and central Cascades. 
Requirements: Valid U.S. passport with at least six months of validity. No visa required.

Price $1085 per person. (Total including Obsidians $5 trip fee)
Cancellation policy: If you cancel prior to August 1st, $972 will be refunded. If you cancel prior to August 25th, $810 will be refunded. No refunds thereafter.

The leader may refuse to allow any person to participate on this trip, for any reason. 



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2016:

Portland Exploration

Monday–Tuesday, March 21–22, 2016
Leader: Lana Lindstrom

Need a Big City fix? Interested in walking across the brand new pedestrian/bike only bridge in Portland? Or perhaps OMSI is calling you! Join us on a fun two day excursion to Portland. e will take a bus there and return by train. The plan is to walk a loop along the river, including the new Tilikum Crossing bridge; explore Pittock Mansion and Washington Park; and visit OMSI, Powell’s, more hiking, or whatever.

Accommodations: dorm rooms at the centrally located NW Portland Hostel (18th & Glisan). We have two rooms, one with 6 bunk beds and the other with 8. Bathrooms are across the hall.

Cost: includes the accommodations and breakfast. It does NOT include transportation (approximately $40), lunch or dinner, admission to museums, or MAX costs.

Costs: $38 (members) or $43 (non-members)

Cancellations: If you cancel prior to February 20, you will receive a full refund. Otherwise, you will forfeit the entire cost unless someone takes your place.


Hiking the Columbia Gorge

Wednesday–Friday, May 4–6, 2016
Leader: Helen Martz

Hike various trails in the Columbia River Gorge area and stay at the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center in Corbett. Included are 2 dinners, 2 sack lunches and 2 breakfasts. Cost is $175 for members and $180 for non-members, with preference given to members. Online signups will start on January 9th for members only; non-members will be able to sign up on January 16th. There will be no refunds after April 1st. unless your spot is filled. If you wish to share a room with someone, include that information along with your check. There will be a pre-trip meeting in April.


Owyhee Rafting Trip

Sunday–Friday, May 15–20, 2016
Leader: Diane Schechter

We’ll explore 63 miles of this scenic and dramatic canyon at a leisurely pace with great hiking, camping, birding and hot springs. This is a 5 day guided raft trip where you can hang out on the guide’s oar raft, become part of a paddle raft or paddle one of their inflatable kayaks. We will be camping at a BLM campsite site in Rome May 15. River trip is May 16-20. A pre- trip meeting will be scheduled to arrange carpooling, discuss post trip lodging and other trip details.

$1,140 member; $1,145 non- member. (includes Obsidian trip fee, all meals beginning with May 16 lunch through May 20 lunch and gratuity for guides) Non member registration begins on January 27.

Deposit is $200. Please send check payable to Obsidians within 5 days of signing up. Deposit is refundable (less $40) if you cancel before April 15. Final payment is due April 15


Redwoods

Sunday–Wednesday, September 18–21, 2016
Leader: Nancy Whitfield

Three-night camping trip at Elk Prairie State Campground in the Redwoods National Park, approx. 30 miles south of Crescent City, CA. Participants will share 4 campsites and evening meals. All hikes will be decided onsite - there is a network of trails starting at the campground as well as many other sites in the area. Departure time and place will be decided at the pretrip meeting in early Sept. Cost: $25 members, $30 nonmembers. Send checks (made out to Obsidians) to Nancy Whitfield, 390 East 36th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97405. Signup begins on July 18 for members and July 21 for nonmembers. There will be no refunds after Aug. 15 unless your spot is filled.



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2015:

Sisters X C/Snowshoe Cancelled

Sunday–Tuesday, March 1–3, 2015
Leader: Lana Lindstrom

This Extended Trip is for cross-country skiers and snowshoers alike. The first day, our outings will begin at the Ray Benson snow park on Santiam Pass. The next day will be out of Sisters on Road 16 toward Three Creek Lake. The last day will either be back to the Santiam Pass area, or toward 3 Fingered Jack. Cost: Members - $115 Non-Members – $120 Payment in full is due within 5 days of registering online. Make the check payable to Obsidians Inc and mail to Lana Lindstrom, PO Box 5506, Eugene, OR 97405 What Is Included: 2 nights lodging at the Sisters Best Western Hotel, 2 persons per room; 2 continental breakfasts. Hotel rooms include microwaves and refrigerators. Lunches and dinners are at your own expense. Dinner on March 2 will be at the Open Door Restaurant. Fun playing in the snow with like-minded folks. Cancellations: $20 is non-refundable. The balance is refundable if cancelled before February 26. Members have sign-up preference for the first 48 hours.


Deer Creek Center

Friday–Tuesday, May 8–12, 2015
Leader: Chris Stockdale

4 days camping at the Deer Creek Center, with close by hiking, biking and sightseeing. Solar powered bathhouses with hot showers; covered pavilion for preparing meals; beautiful surroundings bordered by the Deer Creek with plentiful birdlife. Tents and small RVs are accepted. 4 dinners and snacks are included in the price; participants are responsible for their own breakfasts and lunches. Alcohol is permitted in camp but not on excursions. NOTE: the fees will be adjusted manually for participants sharing accommodations. Costs: Members sharing a tent or RV pay $66 each, non-members pay $71 each.


Oregon Garden and Silver Creek Falls Cancelled

Thursday–Friday, May 21–22, 2015
Leader: Nancy Whitfield

Overnight trip with Thursday hiking at Silver Creek Falls staying Thursday night at Oregon Garden Resort. Next day optional visit to Schriener’s Iris Garden, short hike at Mission Park, ferry across Willamette on the Wheatland Ferry. Cost of breakfast is included in price. Dinner and lunches on your own. Members: $60 Nonmenbers: $65.


Orcas Island, San Juans

Saturday–Thursday, June 20–25, 2015
Leader: Lana Lindstrom

This 5 day trip is based on Orcas Island at the Moran State Park Environmental Learning Center. See: http://www.parks.wa.gov/361/Camp-Moran for details about the facility (flush toilets and showers). Unlike our usual trips, no tent camping is allowed at this facility; everyone must sleep in a cabin or vehicle. Folks with small RV’s can stay in them. Parking is extremely limited, so all vehicles will be snuggled together. Cost: $195 members. $200 non-members Within 5 days of signing up, send a check payable to Obsidians for the full amount to Lana Lindstrom, PO Box 5506, Eugene, OR 97405. If you don’t send in your payment promptly, you will be dropped. (keep scrolling down/reading). Sign-ups for the first 48 hours will be limited to members only. Cancellation Policy: $30 is non-refundable. If you cancel by May 31, the balance will be refunded ($165 for members). No refunds for cancellations on/after June 1. Wait List folks: If you are on the Waiting List, do NOT send in a payment at this time. What’s included: lodging in a cabin (bring your own bedding and towels) and 5 dinners. Breakfast and lunches are on your own. Hiking, biking, and kayaking with like-minded friends. 2-4 persons will share a cabin/duplex on a self-selected basis. Some of facilities have a bathroom in the building; others use a bathhouse. There is a full kitchen including a walk-in refrigerator and a freezer for our use. For more details about the trip, see the article in the January Obsidian Bulletin.


Women's Siltcoos Kayak/Canoe

Wednesday–Friday, September 9–11, 2015
Leader: Patricia Esch

A flat water trip for women. This year we are staying in four cabins with a boat house on Siltcoos Lake so we can explore lakes on the coast. Check in time is 2:00 PM. There are kitchens and bathrooms in all the cabins. We will divide into two teams for the two dinners, the rest of your food is your responsibility. Each participant provides her own gear and transportation. Some shuttling required. Pre-trip is Monday, August 17 at 7 PM at the Obsidian Lodge. Members only sign ups for the first 48 hours. Limited to 12 participants.



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2014:

Crater Lake Ski/SS

Friday–Sunday, April 4–6, 2014
Leader: Chris Stockdale

We will return to the Union Creek Lodge for a weekend of skiing and snowshoeing at Crater Lake. With exclusive use of the lodge, we can enjoy the amenities including a full kitchen, game room and sitting room with fireplace. The price includes 2 nights' lodging and Saturday night dinner; participants may bring their own food for breakfast and lunch; a café across the road offers good country cooking. A pre-trip meeting will be held in mid-March. To confirm your spot after signing up, send a non-refundable deposit of $20, payable to Obsidians. Full payment will be due at the pre-trip meeting.


Owyhee Rafting Cancelled

Saturday–Wednesday, May 10–14, 2014
Leader: Diane Schechter

We will explore 63 miles of the lower canyon from Rome to Leslie Gulch, passing through the deepest and most scenic section of the Oywhee River. We will put on the river May 10 at 8 am. Carpooling and lodging options will be discussed at pre trip meeting in April. Deposit is $200 due within 5 days of signing up. Deposits are refundable until March 10 (less15%). Final payment due April 1.No refunds after April 10th unless your spot can be filled. (This trip is dependent of adequate water levels and full refunds will be given if we need to cancel.)


French Glen

Friday–Sunday, May 16–18, 2014
Leader: Marianne Camp

Trip participants will be staying in the Frenchglen Hotel for two nights. The group will carpool on Friday stopping at various sites along the way. Saturday Rick Ahrens will lead us up the Center Patrol Road stopping at several ponds and identifying the various birds. Each night we'll eat dinner together at the hotel and enjoy an evening walk. Sunday we'll still have a little time to take in a few sites before returning home. Cost depends on which room you chose and how many people to a room. Old hotel with shared bathrooms; single room, member $215 nonmember $220. Double occupancy; member, $270, nonmembers, $280. The Drover has private bathes, single member, $295, nonmember $300. Double occupancy; members, $350, nonmembers, $360. Cost includes room and two dinners. The full amount is due by February 5th. Please make the check out to the Obsidians and mail it to; Marianne Camp 1057 Patterson St. Eugene, OR 97401. After that date a $20 cancellation fee will be charged.



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2013:

Owyhee Rafting Cancelled

Friday–Tuesday, May 10–14, 2013
Leader: Patricia Esch

A 5 day oar/paddle raft and/or kayak trip with Ouzel Outfitters to explore 63 miles of the spectacular Owyhee River. The trip is rated Class III(moderate), and Ouzel is noted for their emphasis on safety and their experienced guides. The trip begins in Rome and ends at Birch Creek, with great camping, hiking, birding, photo ops and hot springs. And boating too! Ouzel provides all rafting equipment and kayaks, camping gear(this year), meals(vegetarian options) and return transportation to Rome. The cost is $1,035 for members and $1,040 for nonmembers. Within 5 days of signing up, mail a deposit check of $100. Final payment is due February 1, 2013. The deposit is 20% nonrefundable if you cancel before Feb. 1st, and 75% nonrefundable after Feb. 1st.


John Day Rafting

Friday–Tuesday, May 10–14, 2013
Leader: Barb Revere

This is the consolation trip for all of those disappointed rafters who got 'draughted' out of the Owyhee River trip with Pat Esch. But the John Day River is not small consolation! 15-million y/o lava flows, petroglyphs, fishing, hiking or just loafing in camp, with some challenging rapids in-between. The trip starts in Clarno, about 46mi north and east of Madras, which is the nearest town. We'll float ~70mi over 5 days -- May 10th through 14th with Ouzel Outfitters. Ouzel, at ouzeloutfitters.com require that all participants go to the website to register before the trip. The cost is $755/ person, and includes all meals, camping equipment, even a little wine with dinner. You can choose to ride in a paddle raft, kayak or on the large lunch boat (raft) and Ouzel says they accommodate all activity levels and ablities. You can even kayak in the morning, then switch to the paddle boats in the afternoon. The John Day River Area is one of the must-see areas in Oregon!


Spring Basin and John Day Fossil Beds

Friday–Sunday, May 17–19, 2013
Leader: Janet Jacobsen

The mileage, elevation, and rating will depend on participant's choices. We will head to Spring Basin on Friday, May 17 for two nights, and return to Eugene on Sunday. We will be staying at the OMSI Camp Hancock Field Station, a rustic but comfortable camp right on the edge of the Spring Basin Wilderness, close to the John Day Clarno unit. We will be housed in A-frame cabins with two bunk beds each. Communal showers and toilets are close by, and meals are served in the dining hall. Included in the trip price are two dinners, two breakfasts and lunch fixings. Scout Camp Trail near Crooked River Ranch is an optional hike on our way over to Camp Hancock. It is an easy 3-mile loop with 650 ft. elevation gain. Saturday and Sunday mornings, we can hike on trails near the Hancock Station or in the Spring Basin Wilderness. Another option is to visit the Clarno Unit in the John Day Fossil Beds where there are several short hikes. That could be combined with driving an additional 18 miles to Fossil, where we could arrange to dig and collect fossils in the Fossil Beds at Wheeler High School. I would like to lead an optional pre-trip, leaving on Thursday, May 16 to visit Sheep Rock Unit near Dayville and the Painted Hills Unit in nearby Mitchell. We’d have time for exploring and hiking in some dramatic landscapes and probably spend the night in Mitchell. Trip price, including meals and accommodation is $110 members and $115 nonmembers.

Read Chris Stockdale’s account of the various hikes in the Spring Basin Wilderness trip in 2010 in the June 2010 and June 2011 Bulletins.


Leavenworth Camping & Hiking

Monday–Thursday, August 19–22, 2013
Leader: Dan Christensen

Four nights camping in the North Cascades in Eightmile Group Campground on the Icicle River eight miles from Leavenworth, Wa. The campground has potable water, toilets, a large, flat, area for cars and RVs and good tent sites close to the river. Multiple hiking and biking opportunities are available in nearby Alpine Lakes Wilderness. There are also white water rafting options available. The nearby Bavarian style mountain town of Leavenworth is a major Washington tourist attraction. Campers will be responsible for their own breakfast and lunch. Group dining will be in camp during the first 3 nights with a Bavarian restaurant experience scheduled for the 4th night (no-host). Also on the 4th night, an outdoor amphitheater production of "Sound of Music" will be an option at a cost of $35 per ticket. Trip price, including first 3 nights dinner, some snacks and campground rental, is $50 for members and $55 for non-members. A $10 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of sign-up. Refunds for subsequent cancelation will be made only if the spot is filled. Let Dan know by May 1st if you wish to attend the "Sound of Music". The $35 ticket cost should be then added to your remaining registration fee balance due by June 1st..


Oregon Gardens & Silver Falls

Friday–Saturday, October 18–19, 2013
Leader: Lana Lindstrom

This two day/1 night Extended Trip includes hiking at Silver Falls State Park (Sullivan's Central OR Cascades Hike book - p. 18-19), overnight accommodations at the OR Gardens Resort (2 persons per room), entrance fee to the gardens, hot breakfast the next day, and a guided tour of the murals in downtown Silverton. The cost is $65 per person, plus car pooling costs. Dinner on Thursday night is on your own; the cost of dinner at the OR Gardens restaurant is approximately $25-30 per person. The gardens should be lovely in fall colors. Members will have preference.



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2012:

Newberry Crater Ski & Snowshoe

Wednesday–Friday, February 1–3, 2012
Leader: Lana Lindstrom

Participants will ski or snowshoe in 3 miles to Paulina Lake Lodge. We'll be staying in the Reeds, Snowbird and Lark cabins (see www.paulinalakelodge.com). During the day, we'll explore the surrounding area including Paulina Lake and Newberry Crater. The detailed article describing the trip is in the November Bulletin. The price of $135 includes 2 dinners prepared by participants. Breakfasts and lunches are on our own. A snow cat will carry our gear in.


Mt Tahoma Ski//Snowshoe Trip

Monday–Thursday, February 27–March 1, 2012
Leader: Chris Stockdale

Here’s an opportunity for skiers and snowshoers with intermediate or above skills to experience the backcountry terrain of Mt. Tahoma in the Rainier area of Washington. We’ll be staying in the High Hut, which, at 4760', provides dramatic views of nearby Mt. Rainier. The hut is equipped with propane heating, sleeping pads, LED lights, a complete kitchen, tables, chairs, etc. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag, clothes and food. We will ski or snowshoe into High Hut along a groomed logging road or more adventurous people with GPS skills can reach it on an ungroomed trail via Anderson Lakes. We will spend 3 nights in the hut, giving us plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding area. (Check the website www.skimtta.com for more information.)

Participants will be responsible for their own breakfasts and lunches, and the group will prepare the dinners together. The price of $70 members ($75 nonmembers) includes accommodation and dinners.


Crater Lake Ski & Snowshoe

Friday–Sunday, March 30–April 1, 2012
Leader: Chris Stockdale

This is a great time to visit Crater Lake. Often the snow will be good, the sun will be shining and the temperatures comfortable. We will be staying at the historic Union Creek resort where our group will have exclusive use of the lodge including the kitchen, living room with enormous fireplace and game room. The comfortable, clean rooms are all equipped with washbasins, coffee makers, microwaves and mini-refrigerators. We will share bathrooms down the hall (showers and toilets).

On Friday night you will have the option of eating at Beckie’s Café across the road (good, inexpensive food) or preparing your own food in the kitchen. Breakfast and lunch is on your own, but you’ll have plenty of room to store provisions in the large refrigerator. On Saturday evening we’ll have a group dinner in the lodge. Ski and snowshoe trips will be organized at the lake on Saturday; hiking options are available with the Union Creek and Upper Rogue River trails just across the road.

All participants will have their own bed; couples may request a king or queen bed; and no more than 2 people will be assigned to each room. Cost for this trip is $80 members, $85 nonmembers including accommodations and dinner on Saturday.


Owyhee River Raft Trip Cancelled

Thursday–Monday, May 10–14, 2012
Leader: Patricia Esch

Join the Obsidians and Ouzel Outfitters on a 5-day guided paddle raft trip (inflatable kayaks optional) next May. We’ll explore 63 miles of this scenic and dramatic canyon in Southeast Oregon at a leisurely pace with great camping, photo ops, birding and hot springs. The rafting trip is rated Class III (moderate), and Ouzel is noted for their emphasis on safety and their experienced guides. The trip begins May 10, 2012 in Rome, Oregon and ends at Birch Creek on May 14. Ouzel will provide all rafting equipment, meals and return transportation to Rome. We’ll bring our own camping gear. The total cost apiece for members will be $1025 and $1030 for non-members (this includes a 10% tip). This price is for a MINIMUM of 10 participants with a maximum of 15.


Columbia Gorge Hiking

Wednesday–Friday, June 13–15, 2012
Leader: Jim Duncan

The last week of spring should be a great time to go hiking amidst waterfalls and wildflowers to spectacular viewpoints of the Columbia River Gorge. Join the Obsidians on this popular extended trip, led this year by Jim Duncan and Helen Martz. As usual, we will stay at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, located just off the historic old Columbia River Highway in Corbett, OR, about 25 miles east of Portland (http://www.menucha.org/). Menucha is perfectly situated on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River and is convenient to a number of outstanding hikes, including Angels Rest, Larch Mountain Crater, Eagle Creek, Dog Mountain, Beacon Rock and Rodney Falls, and many more.

Our group will be staying in two houses (Boyd Hall and Lindsay House) on the Menucha grounds. Four bedrooms will accommodate two people and three bedrooms can accommodate two to three individuals. There are two shared bathrooms in each house. Lindsay House has a comfortable meeting area with kitchenette and refrigerator.

The dining room is located in Wright Hall, originally the country home of the Julius Meier family (of Meier and Frank). Our trip includes six meals, from dinner on Wednesday night to lunch on Friday. Lunches on Thursday and Friday will be sack lunches to give us more time for hiking in the area.

The trip is limited to 14 participants. The cost is $160 for members, $165 for nonmembers; preference will be given to members.


Opal Creek

Sunday–Tuesday, September 16–18, 2012
Leader: Helen Martz

Three days/ two nights at Jawbone Flats, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, about 40 miles east of Salem. Price of $120 ($125 non-members) includes two nights' lodging and two dinners (vegetarian) in the lodge. Two cabins have 4 rooms each with a mixture of bunk, twin and double beds and two bathrooms. Cabins also have kitchens and BBQs, although no electric appliances can be accommodated because of limited power supply. Participants will provide own breakfasts and lunches, as well as sleeping bags and towels. There are several hiking options, from easy to moderate.

The Center provides one shuttle per group to ferry luggage from the parking lot to Jawbone Flats. This shuttle leaves the parking lot at 10 a.m.; if you miss it, you will be charged $50, so leave early enough from Eugene to ensure a timely arrival. It is a three-mile walk from the parking lot to Jawbone Flats.



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2011:

Big Lake Ski/Snowshoe Trip

Wednesday–Friday, March 30–April 1, 2011
Leader: Lana Lindstrom

Ski or snowshoe into a “camp” at Big Lake, starting at Santiam Pass.

We’ll be staying in semi-private rooms with the bathrooms down the hall. Mattresses are provided on bunk beds; we bring our sleeping bags. A Snow-cat will carry our gear in, so we’ll ski or snowshoe with just our daypacks. Breakfasts and dinners are included. Bring your own lunch. See the March, 2010 Bulletin for a more detailed trip description. See the April, 2009 Bulletin for a trip report from 2 years ago.

Cost: $75 per person for members, $80 for non-members. Preference will be given to members. This trip is limited to 20 participants.


North Coast Hiking

Saturday–Tuesday, April 16–19, 2011
Leader: Mary Holbert

We’ll stay at a rental house in Cannon Beach with full kitchen. The house sleeps 10 with three couples, or 7 singles.

Three great hikes are planned: Neahkahnie Mountain/Oregon Coast Trail, Tillamook Head and Saddle Mountain. All three are within ½ hour of Cannon Beach. The first two moderate hikes offer ocean views; the Saddle Mountain hike is more challenging and features views of the mouth of the Columbia River.

Breakfasts and lunches are on your own. Three dinners are included and will be prepared and shared by the group. A pre-trip meeting will be announced at a later date. The trip is limited to 7 – 10 participants (depending on the number of couples). Preference will be given to members.

Cost: $115 members; $120 non-members.


Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Friday–Sunday, May 13–15, 2011
Leader: Marianne Camp

This extended trip to the refuge will include a two-night stay at the Frenchglen Hotel. We will spend Friday and Saturday nights enjoying a home-cooked meal in the hotel and an evening walk. During the day we travel by car to observe the migratory birds around the ponds and streams of the refuge. Our own resident naturalist, Rick Ahrens, will be our guide.

The cost varies as we have reserved rooms in the old Frenchglen Hotel as well as the new Dover Hotel in back. Rooms in the old hotel offer a double bed and dinner for both nights at the cost of $210 for single occupancy or double occupancy $140 each. Shared bathrooms are down the hall. The Dover offers a queen bed with private bath and dinner both nights, $250 for single occupancy or double occupancy, $155. Members add $5 trip fee, non-members, $10 trip fee. This trip is limited and the number will depend on the accommodation requirements.


Spring Basin Wilderness

Thursday–Sunday, May 19–22, 2011
Leader: Chris Stockdale

Hike in one of the newest wilderness areas of Oregon, Spring Basin Wilderness near the John Day Clarno Unit. Lodging at the OMSI Camp Hancock Field Station in 2-person, A-frame huts with communal showers and toilets. Included in the cost are three breakfasts, three dinners and lunch fixings. Cost per person: $130 members, $135 nonmembers. THIS TRIP IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS.


Rogue River Kayaking

Friday–Sunday, August 12–14, 2011
Leader: Valerie Metcalfe

Spend a hot August weekend kayaking the Rogue, in southern Oregon, with a small group of Obsidians. We’ll be in the Hellgate Recreation Area of the Rogue River near Galice. The river is beautiful and the rapids are fun, but nothing above class II. We’ll pull out before the beginning of the Wild Rogue so no permit is necessary. If you are not familiar with this stretch of water, you are welcome to follow the leader, but be aware that this is not a guided river trip. Life jackets must be worn at all times while on the river. We’ll camp both nights at Almeda campground group site and float the same stretch of river both days. Almeda Campground (Josephine County Parks) is located on the Rogue River, 18 miles west of Merlin.

After setting up camp Friday, participants can do a short float (3-5 miles), hike down to Rainie Falls, or hang out by camp. There may even be a live band Friday night at Galice Store and Restaurant, located 3.5 miles back up the road. Saturday, we can do a longer float (10 miles). For those who still want more time on the water before heading home Sunday, there will be time for an optional short float after we pack up camp.

This trip is limited to 10 participants. All participants must be over age 21 and must be experienced kayakers. The cost of the trip is $33 for members, $38 for nonmembers.


Mt. St. Helens & Mt. Rainier

Sunday–Friday, August 14–19, 2011
Leader: Jim Duncan

We’ll camp at a beautiful site on the North Fork of the Cispus River, 12 miles southeast of the town of Randle, WA. There will be plenty of opportunities for good hiking. Our campground is located about 30 miles (on paved roads) from Norway Pass Trailhead, the entry point for several trails on the northeast side of Mt. St. Helens. We’ll also be 41 miles (on paved roads) to the Stevens Canyon Entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park, where there are several good hikes.

Campers will be responsible for their own breakfasts and lunches (there is a good grocery store in Randle). Dinners will be prepared and shared by the group and are included in the cost of the trip.

This trip is limited to 20 participants. The cost is $75 for members, $80 for nonmembers. A pre-trip meeting will be held early in August.

Day Trips included:



Mt. Hood

Wednesday–Friday, September 7–9, 2011
Leader: Joe Sanders

Hike the wonders of the Mt. Hood environs. Hiking in mid-September should be pleasant and bug-free. We will stay at the Trail’s Club’s Tyee Lodge, a year-round facility with a state-of-the-art kitchen, meal seating for 40, separate mens/womans dorms, and a cozy fireplace with a circle of comfy chairs. Hikes on all three days:

Group size: minimum 5, maximum 15. Total trip fees are incredibly reasonable: $41 members, $46 nonmembers.



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2010:

Crater Lake XC Ski and Snowshoe Trip

Friday–Sunday, March 26–28, 2010
Leaders: Beth Kodama and Sharon Duncan

Enjoy a weekend of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the rim of Crater Lake. Lodging will be in the motel section at the historic Prospect Hotel with two buffet breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday and Saturday evening dinner included. Bring your own lunch fixings.

Cost per person: $130 members, $135 nonmembers.


Spring Basin and Badlands Wilderness Areas

Friday–Monday, April 30–May 3, 2010
Leader: Chris Stockdale

Hike in the newest wilderness areas of Oregon, Spring Basin Wilderness near the John Day Clarno unit and the Badlands Wilderness east of Bend. Lodging at the OMSI Camp Hancock Field Station features 2-person A-frame huts with communal showers and toilets. Included in the cost are two breakfasts, two dinners and lunch fixings.

Cost per person: $89 members, $94 nonmembers. This trip is limited to 12 participants.


North Umpqua River Rafting Trip

Friday–Sunday, June 25–27, 2010
Leaders: Jim and Sharon Duncan

Spend an exciting day whitewater rafting on the North Umpqua River with rafts, safety gear and guides provided by Ouzel Outfitters. Included in the cost is camping and shared dinners at a group campsite on Friday and Saturday nights with lunch on the river on Saturday provided by Ouzel. Breakfasts are on your own.

Cost per person: $145 members, $150 nonmembers. Minimum of 12 participants required to maintain this price. Trip limited to 18 people.


Sequim Bay and Olympic NP

Tuesday–Sunday, July 13–18, 2010
Leader: Lana Lindstrom


Malheur—Steens Mountain

Monday–Thursday, September 27–30, 2010
Leader: Lyn Gilman-Garrick



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2009:

Big Lake

Wednesday–Friday, March 11–13, 2009
Leader: Lana Lindstrom


to Big Lake

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Leader: Lana Lindstrom


Big Lake Youth Camp

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Leader: Lana Lindstrom


Big Lake day 3

Friday, March 13, 2009
Leader: Lana Lindstrom


Frenchglen & Malheur National Refuge

Friday–Sunday, May 8–10, 2009
Leader: Marianne Camp

Spend an exciting day whitewater rafting on the North Umpqua River with rafts, safety gear and guides provided by Ouzel Outfitters. Included in the cost is camping and shared dinners at a group campsite on Friday and Saturday nights with lunch on the river on Saturday provided by Ouzel. Breakfasts are on your own. Cost per person: $145 members, $150 nonmembers. Minimum of 12 participants required to maintain this price. Trip limited to 18 people. To reserve a place, send a non-refundable check for $10.00 (payable to the Obsidians) to Jim Duncan, 1878 W. 27th Pl., Eugene, OR 97405. Balance due by May 20. For more information, see the April 2010 Obsidians Bulletin or contact Jim or Sharon at 542-343-8079 or by email: <a href="mailto:jameslduncan@prodigy.net">jameslduncan@prodigy.net</a> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in;" align="left"> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in;" align="left"> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-top: 0.4in; margin-bottom: 0"> <font size="4"><a name="sequimbay"></a>Sequim Bay and Olympic National Park</font> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> Tuesday, July 13 - Sunday, July 18 <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 10"> Leader: Lana Lindstrom <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <font color="#FF0000">This trip is full.</font> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in;" align="left"><font face="Times-Roman, Times, serif">Information about this trip will be published in the March Bulletin</font> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in;" align="left"> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in;" align="left"> <p style="margin-top: .4in"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%"> <p align="left">Sign-ups for Extended Trips are accepted only after the trip description appears in the on-line version of the Obsidian Bulletin. Questions about Extended Trips? Contact Jim Duncan, 541-343-8079, <a href="mailto:extendedtrips@obsidians.org">extendedtrips@obsidians.org </a></td> </tr> </table> <p align="left"><a href="#Top">Return To Top</a> .


Columbia Gorge

Wednesday–Friday, May 27–29, 2009
Leader: Lana Lindstrom


Angels Rest

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Leader: Lana Lindstrom


Dog Mountain

Thursday, May 28, 2009
Leader: Lana Lindstrom


Eagle Creek

Thursday, May 28, 2009
Leader:


Horsetail and Triple Falls

Friday, May 29, 2009
Leader:


North Cascades

Wednesday–Sunday, August 19–23, 2009
Leader: Jim Pierce


Goodell Creek

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Leader: Jim Pierce


Cascade Pass

Thursday, August 20, 2009
Leader: Jim Pierce


Diablo Lake

Friday, August 21, 2009
Leader: Jim Pierce


Cutthroat and Granite Passes

Friday, August 21, 2009
Leader: Ken Frazer


Maple Pass

Saturday, August 22, 2009
Leader: Jim Pierce


Ladder Falls and Cedars

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Leader: Jim Pierce


Golden and Silver Falls

Saturday–Sunday, November 7–8, 2009
Leader: Jim Pierce


Doerner Fir

Saturday, November 7, 2009
Leader: Ruth Romoser


Cape Arago

Sunday, November 8, 2009
Leader: Charlene Pierce


Golden and Silver Falls

Sunday, November 8, 2009
Leader: Jim Pierce



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2008:

Lassen Volcanic Park

Wednesday–Sunday, August 20–24, 2008
Leader: Jim Pierce

This camping and hiking trip features several hikes in Lassen National Park and culminates in a hike to the top of Lassen Peak.  Camping with be at the Lost Creek Group Campground.  Participants are responsible for their own breakfasts and lunches; dinners will be prepared and shared by the group.

Day trips include the Bumpass Hell geothermal area.

Cost per person: $70 members, $80 nonmembers including campground fees and three group dinners.  Fees due by July 15, 2008.


Lewis and Clark History

Friday–Sunday, October 3–5, 2008
Leader: Jim Duncan

This trip will emphasize the history of the Lewis and Clark expedition near the mouth of the Columbia River, with visits to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Clatsop.  Lodging, group breakfasts and dinners at Fort Columbia State Park in Washington.

Cost per person: $120 including lodging and four meals.

Pre-trip meeting: September 17, 7:00 at the Lodge



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