Joining in Obsidian Activities As a Guest

The best way to get involved with the Obsidians is take part in some of our activities.  We offer a wide variety of outdoor related activities for a variety of skill and fitness levels.  These include hikes, climbs, cross country ski trips, backpacks, bus trips and other outdoor sports.  The trip fee for guests is $5 for hikes and ski trips, $2.00 for urban hikes,  $15 for climbs plus a car pooling fee to the driver of $.09/mile if driving is involved. Get Acquainted Hikes are free and no sign up is needed. 

Most months, we a have a potluck and an Explora Talk at the Obsidian Lodge featuring a presentation by a member or a guest presenter.  There is a $1.00 lodge use fee. Guests are welcome at all of our activities.  Directions to lodge.

In the lower right portion of our Home Page are several ways to access our schedule that may help you decide which of our many activities you would like to try.

Signup for most activities is via our online signup system.  Signup for activity is enabled three weeks before a trip.   Special trips will be available for sign up earlier.

You are encouraged to call the leader, especially if you have questions about the trip.When you decide to go on an activity with the Obsidians, your enjoyment and safety, as well as the enjoyment and safety of the entire group are of utmost importance.  In addition to consulting the trip leader about your trip, here are some links that may be helpful in preparing for your trip:
        Are You Prepared For An Obsidian Trip?
        Winter Trip Guide

Becoming a Member of the Obsidians 

To become an Active Member of the Obsidians, you must: 

  • Complete at least three trips, two bus trips or one climb to the summit of a major peak, taken with the Obsidians, and designated by the Trips Committee, Bus Committee or the Climbing Committee as qualifying. Trips to fulfill this requirement must be made during the twelve-month period preceding the filing of the Application for Membership.

  • Submit an Application for Membership giving dates and trips in support of the application and signed by two active Obsidian members, along with $30 first year dues.

  • Be elected to Active status by the Board of Directors.

For additional information, membership application or an information packet contact our Membership chair:
Diane Schechter - 541-687-1887 -

Or download a membership application:  Obsidian Membership Form