The Extended Trips Committee sponsors several multi-day outings each year.  Individual members organize the outings with the assistance of the committee, so the location, activities, lodging and food arrangements can be quite varied.  Past trips have included skiing and snowshoeing at Crater Lake and in the Wallowa Mountains, birding at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and rafting the North Umpqua River.


Extended Trips

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 ( 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 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.

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