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. 

Friday, August 16: Arrive at Pacific for Voyages


1 p.m. 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.


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

Student Orientation & Pre-trip Meeting

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

Saturday, August 17: All Voyages depart to the field for 5 days.

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

Thursday, August 22: Freshman Orientation begins.