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

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" - 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

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 7:45 A.M. Carpooling arrangements will need to be arranged ahead of time; we will take 4 cars. Registration November 1, November 5 for non-members; Cost $85, $95 for non-members; Pre-trip meeting, location (TBA), on January 5; No refund cancellation after January lst unless someone takes your place; Mail check payable to ‘Obsidians’ to Evelyn Nagy, P.O. Box 10412, Eugene, OR. 97440; Please note, mixed gender room share likely.

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