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OR | Backpacking | Mt. Hood Beginner Trip

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.)

Got questions?

DM me anytime -- see you on the trail!

Nearest City: Portland
Maximum Participants: 4
Seasonal Availability:
Dry-Season Only
Winter Only
Very Limited
State: Oregon
Start Time: Ideally getting out there by noon gives us plenty of time for shenanigans.
Meet-up Location: I can probably pick you up.
1-2 Hours
2-4 Hours
4+ Hours
Minimum age of Participants:
No Children
0-5 Years
6-12 Years
13+ Years
About Me: My name is Lee Katsky. My passion for nature and my friends led me to Oregon. I have been living here for about 3 years. Oregon has changed me in so many ways, far too many to list here... But I can show you the path :3 Let's go on an adventure!
Certifications I Have: NAUI Certified (Scuba), Basic First-Aid/CPR, Many non-related certifications and large trophies as well.
Provided Gear: I can cook while on the trail, granted I'm a bachelor, so don't get overly excited. I can provide Mt. House if my cooking is not your liking.
Required Gear: Basic camping equipment for an overnight trip in the Pacific NW. (Including wet weather gear, the weather can change on a dime out here) -Sleeping system -suitable dress for hiking (ideally hiking or track shoes) -medications you feel necessary for sleeping outside overnight. -If you have any dietary constraints please indicate so when submitting your request, and we'll do our best to accomodate your needs.
Nice-To-Have Gear: Things to protect you from the elements or 'enhance' your experience. Sometimes all you need is a good book...
Dog Friendly: