Backpacking in the PNW

Pacific Northwest Explorer

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Tuition $5,995





June 15 - July 5 July 8 - July 28

Backpack, Hike, Mountaineer, Rock Climb, Surf, Whitewater Raft

Arrival Location

Portland, OR

Departure Location

Portland, OR

Trip Overview

*All information listed on this page is for 2025! To see 2024 information, check out the 2024 Trip List or give our office a call

Spend three weeks exploring the wonders of the Pacific Northwest – a land of lush rainforests, towering volcanoes, snow-capped peaks, and iconic coastal views! From surfing the Oregon coast and whitewater rafting the White Salmon River, you’ll have the unique adventure of exploring the PNW on the water. Then you’ll head off into the mountains to backpack through glacier carved valleys, climb at the very first sport climbing crag in the US – Smith Rock, and work with professional mountain guides to attempt a summit of Mt. Adams. This trip will take you through the unforgettable peaks and valleys of a stunning and diverse ecosystem, and leave you dreaming of your next adventure.




  • Whitewater Raft the White Salmon River – 1 day
  • Explore Hood River – 1 day
  • Rock Climb at Smith Rock State Park – 3 days
  • Backpack the Eagle Cap Wilderness – 5 days (overnight)
  • Climb Mt. Adams – 3 days (overnight)
  • Surf the Oregon Coast – 2 days

Trip Price Includes

  • Accommodations
  • Activities
  • Meals
  • Group gear

Not Included

  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Airfare to and form the trip start and end
Our group was special because of our ability to support everyone when they faced a challenge, and our ability to laugh.

-Mallory, 2019 Pacific Northwest Explorer Student


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