Let's try something basic! Mt. Hood National Forest is just a 45 minute drive from Portland Metro. (You can actually see the Mt. from within the city.)
We can drive out to the base of Mt. Hood for a one-nighter under the stars. It's usually a 30-45 minute trek into the forest, and it takes another 30 or so to find a proper location to set-up.
We can test/rig equipment, check-out the local sights, gather supplies etc. or just lounge around in my Warbonnet Blackbird hammock, and come nightfall --it's dinner time! On ME!
Come dawn hopefully we'll rise to a beautiful viewing of the sun with some coco or coffee, (it depends on location, and your preference :3) Then if were in no rush (your call), we can break down camp or decide on the fly our next course of action.
The trip out is about 2 hours including the hike, so this is a perfect experience for beginners just getting into backpacking. (This is how I started)
This trip is designed with amateur enthusiasts in mind --you may even have intermitten cell service at times, as there are ski lodges in the area equipped with transcievers . The scale of this adventure prioritizes safety and comfort whilst balancing the ruggedness and challenges that come with acclimating oneself to sleeping/treking in the wilderness.
More advanced trips to locations further from Portland Metro will be offered in the future -- including Crater Lake and the Dunes (Seaside, Or.)
DM me anytime -- see you on the trail!