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

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

Cape Lookout Cabins

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

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