Intermediate Backpacking | Voyages

On this backpacking trip, students will be challenged a bit more with some extra distance. Students who have some prior experience hiking or backpacking will enjoy this option. The longest day will be roughly 8 miles with 1000-feet of elevation gain. 

We will be in Umpqua National Forest with stunning views of Mt. Thielsen, a jagged volcanic peak crowning the wilderness area. Here you will be treated to spectacular views of Crater Lake and a peek into life on the Pacific Crest Trail as you encounter thru-hikers making their way on foot from Mexico to Canada. 

  • Cost of Attending: $350
  • Rating: intermediate
  • Packing List (pdf)

August 16-21 Trip Logistics 

Friday, August 16: Arrive at Pacific for Voyages

Check-in

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. | Marsh West Lawn
Check in on the West Lawn with Voyage Coordinators and be 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.

Move-in

2:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Residence Halls
Move-in to residence hall. Students with late night flights may fly in August 16 and have a midnight check-in. Please let us know ASAP if you need to do this.

Welcome Dinner

5:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Marsh West Lawn
Welcome dinner for students and parents! (on Marsh West Lawn)

Student Orientation & Pre-trip Meeting

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Location TBA
Get to know your Voyage leaders and fellow participants before you depart on your adventures (students only). 

Parent and Family Orientation

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Location TBA
Parent and Family Orientation (parents and family members only).

Saturday, August 17: All Voyages depart in the morning (5-days).

Wednesday, August 21: All Voyages return to campus in the afternoon.

Thursday, August 22: Freshman Orientation begins.