Backpacking in central Oregon

Join us backpacking through beautiful areas of wilderness in the Umpqua National Forest. Enjoy cooking and sleeping under the stars with fellow classmates, and explore everything that nature has to offer. There will be two backpacking trips offered, one friendly for those who have possibly never backpacked before and one that will be more challenging for those wanting to test their skills. Both trips will take you on an authentic backcountry experience that will include hiking a portion of the PCT, a partial ascent of Mt. Thielsen, and a dip into some local hot springs. 

  • Cost of Attending: $375 (charged directly to student account)
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August 20-25 Trip Logistics 

Arrival for Voyages
August 20 (5-day Voyage)

Times listed below are based on last year's Voyage, and liable to change.

p.m. to p.m. | Check in at the West Lawn with Voyage Coordinators and welcomed by Orientation Staff.
Participate in Pacific’s traditional Sign, Shake, and Ring ceremony- a time honored tradition signing the book of enrollment, shaking the president’s hand, and ringing the bell to signify your entry into Pacific.

p.m. to 4 p.m. | Student Orientation! Get to know your Voyage leader and fellow participants before you depart on your adventures! (students only)

p.m. to p.m. | Parent and Family Orientation (parents and family members only)

p.m. to 6 p.m. | Move-in to dorms. Students cannot move-in earlier unless approved by Housing. Students with late night flights may fly in August 20 or 21 and have a midnight check-in. Please let us know ASAP if you need to do this.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. |  Welcome dinner for students and parents!

p.m. to p.m. | Pre-trip meeting (students only)

5-day Voyages depart the morning of August 21.

Trips return August 25.