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

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 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 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 from the Interpretive Center for $30 - pay the center directly (only 4 are available- e-mail the leader if you want to rent one) or rent locally. 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.

Cape Lookout Cabins

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

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