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Open Enrollment (OE) Trip Calendar

Download a printable copy of the  2014 Open Enrollment Trip Calendar

Anyone can sign-up for our open enrollment trips, regardless of your background or ability level.  We organize the activity and date, you sign-up and have fun!  Transportation, gear, equipment and trained staff are all included in the price for our OE trips.

Open enrollment trips generally run around $60 per person, and multi-day trips average about $80 to $100 per day, which includes meals, camping, all gear and instruction.  Scholarships are available. 

For questions about our trips, or to register call us at 503-359-2568. 


  • August 9th, 2014

    Activity: Kayaking
    Location: Scappoose Bay, Oregon

    Date: August 9, 2014
    Trip Duration: Day Trip

    Scappoose Bay is home to one of the last functioning, tidally influenced bays remaining in the United States.  It has not been diked or filled in.  This area is rich with Oregon Ash and Black Cottonwood forests, wetlands filled with Wapato, and Bulrush.  Tundra Swans and Canadian Geese also over-winter here. Located on the Pacific Flyway, it is home to many neo-tropic birds.

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  • August 11th - 17th, 2014

    Activity: Backpacking
    Location: Rogue-Umpqua Wilderness Divide, Oregon

    Date: Monday to Sunday, August 11 - 17, 2014
    Trip Duration: 7 Days
    Cost: $600 
    (Includes meals, camping, transportation, gear, and instruction)

    Come with us on this amazing 7 day, 6 night beginners backpacking adventure in the Rogue-Umpqua Wilderness Divide.  Starting at the Fish Lake Trailhead, this loop route will pass by three high mountain wilderness lakes, including one of the largest, and deepest lakes in Oregon.  We'll pass by a beaver swamp, see high mountain meadow flowers, large rock walls and have outstanding views.  All the meals, gear, transportation, instruction and guide are included.

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  • August 12th - 14th, 2014

    Activity: Rafting, Rock Climbing, Camping
    Location: Mckenzie River, Oregon

    Date: Tuesday to Thursday, August 12 - 14, 2014
    Trip Duration: 3 Days
    Cost: $250 
    (Includes meals, tent camping, transportation, gear, and instruction)

    This wild and scenic rafting trip will take us down crystal clear blue water that playfully meanders down the Cascade Range.  We'll also spend one day rock climbing at Flagstone, where you'll have chance to learn the basics of climbing, or improve on current skills.  One of the best all-around rafting rivers in Oregon, the Mckenzie River runs through canyons bordered by old growth forest.  We'll stay overnight on the banks of the river, and share a camp cooked meal and sleep under the stars.  Doesn't get any better than this!

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  • August 21st - 24th, 2014

    Activity: Kayaking, Hiking, Camping
    Location: San Juan Islands, Washington

    Date: Thursday to Sunday, August 21 - 24, 2014
    Trip Duration: 4 Days
    Cost: $400 
    (Includes meals, camping, transportation, gear, and instruction)

    Join us as we head to Orcas Island in the San Juans for  4 days of camping, kayaking, and hiking. With smooth waters, 125 miles of shoreline, breathtaking views of islands, and distant mountain peaks, the horseshoe shaped island is known as the gem of the San Juans.  We'll also have time to explore the small island communities and do a little shopping.

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  • August 30th, 2014

    Activity: Rafting
    Location: Clackamas River, Oregon

    Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
    Trip Duration: Day Trip
    Cost: $60

    This is an outstanding 8 mile stretch of river with class 2 + rapids, from McIver State Park to Barton County Park.  Originating in the Cascade Range, the Clackamas flows through a steep-walled canyon lined with dense forest and basalt crags on its way to the Columbia River.

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  • September 6th, 2014

    Activity: Outdoor Rock Climbing
    Location: Broughton Bluff, Columbia Gorge, Oregon

    Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
    Trip Duration: Day Trip
    Cost: $60

    Broughton is a great place to learn new climbing skills, to develop physical strength, and to challenge yourself.  There are many great rock climbs on this basalt cliff just off of the Sandy River.  This is a great year-round climbing crag, with routes for all ages and ability levels. 

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  • September 20th - 21st, 2014

    Activity: Outdoor Rock Climbing, Mountain Lodge Retreat
    Location: French's Dome, Mt. Hood, Oregon

    Date: Saturday to Sunday, September 20-21, 2014
    Trip Duration: 2 Days
    Cost: $60

    Come on this overnight climbing trip, set at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood.  We'll go rock climbing at French’s Dome, with an excellent range of easy to moderate climbs that are perfect for any individual who is interested in trying out rock climbing. We'll also go on a short hike through a beautiful second-growth forest, and then test your limits with a challenge course in the midst of the trees.  We'll be staying at a rustic lodge for the night, so be ready to share stories around a campfire or at the lodge's fireplace.  A weekend getaway just outside Portland!

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  • September 27th, 2014

    Activity: Kayaking
    Location: Salmon River Estuary, Oregon

    Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Trip Duration: Day Trip
    Cost: $60

    The Salmon River estuary is located on the Oregon coast at Otis just north of Lincoln City and just south of Cascade Head Natural Area. The area in which we will kayak is one of only two major estuaries in Oregon that are designated as natural. It is a great paddle that lets participants view a mix of open ocean and wetland environments.

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  • October 4th, 2014

    Activity: Rafting
    Location: North Santiam River

    Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
    Trip Duration: Day Trip
    Cost: $60

    This section of the river has a number of fun class lll rapids including Spencer’s Hole, Carnivore and Mill City Falls. Throw on one of our wetsuits for this exciting summer run!

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  • October 18th - 19th, 2014

    Activity: Kayaking, Hiking, Yurt Camping
    Location: South Beach, Oregon Coast

    Date: Saturday to Sunday, October 18 - 19, 2014
    Trip Duration: 2 Days
    Cost: $200 
    (Includes meals, yurt camping, transportation, gear, and instruction)

    Stay overnight in a yurt on this fun, 2-day excursion to the Oregon Coast.  Kayak 2 to 3 miles in the Beaver Creek Natural Area and look for river otters, beavers, birds, and other wildlife from the waterways as opposed to the trails.  From the campground, walk through sand dunes and hike down to the beach to see tide pools teeming with life.   Explore Newport, see the lighthouse, and play horseshoes at the campground! 

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  • November 1st, 2014

    Activity: Caving
    Location: Mount St. Helens, Washington

    Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
    Trip Duration: Day Trip
    Cost: $60

    Caves and fall colors!  Follow us underground as we head into the depth of an ancient lava tube near Mount St. Helens. The cave we will be venturing into is one of the longest in the U.S. and is considered a beginner trip with no prior caving experience necessary. Helmets and headlamps will be provided.

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  • November 22nd, 2014

    Activity: Kayaking
    Location: Tualatin River, Oregon

    Date: November 22, 2014
    Trip Duration: Day Trip

    Paddle with us as we go down the Tualatin River river trail, and see osprey, blue herons, eagles, green herons and lots of other wildlife for your viewing pleasure.  This a great beginner paddle, with smooth water and little current.   This will be a great opportunity to work on your technique and learn how to read the river.

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General Information


Single day trips are priced at $60. Multiple Day trips average about $80-$100 per day which includes transportation, meals, camping, all gear and instruction. To secure a spot on our open enrollment trips we require a 50% deposit. Scholarships are available. 


To register for an activity call AWL's office phone at 503-359-2568.  Also, you can register online here.

Upon registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail including program registration and liability forms to fill out. Your registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment.

An agenda and equipment list will be sent out to you one week prior to the trip. 

Cancellation or Refund Policy:

Open Enrollment Trips:  If you need to cancel your spot on a trip, you must do so 7 days before the date of the trip and have your cancellation confirmed by an Adventures Without Limits employee.  Due to investments in planning, staff, supplies and gear, cancellations within 7 days of your trip will result in a charge of 50% of the trip cost.  If AWL chooses to cancel a trip you will be given a full refund of your deposit.

Brokerage Customer Cancelation Policy:  Customers who sign up for an Open Enrollment trip are agreeing that they will be going on that trip. Invoices will be sent to the customer’s PA after they have gone on their trip. If a customer wishes to cancel their spot on the trip, they must do so at least 7 days before the trip date. If a customers paying with brokerage dollars cancels within 7 days of the trip date then they, not the brokerage, will be charged 50% of the trip cost. The customer’s PA will be notified of the cancelation.

Please call our office during regular business hours with questions: 503-359-2568.

Our Dedication to Safety:

Participant safety is our #1 priority. At least one leader on each trip is required to have advanced Wilderness First Aid, or Wilderness First Responder. Both staff and volunteers are required to have 1) a clean driving record authorized by the DMV, 2) a criminal history background check, 3) driver training which includes defensive driving instruction and 4) outdoor recreation skills. In addition primary trip leaders have extensive personal and professional experience in outdoor recreation, so you can be assured of a safe and rewarding adventure.


We provide full and partial scholarships on all trips for those needing financial assistance. However, we can provide only so many per trip so call soon to receive a scholarship application and to reserve a spot on the trip you want!

Custom Designed Trips:

If any of the trips in the schedule do not meet your needs you can gather a group of friends, family, co-workers, etc., and we can coordinate a personalized adventure trip just for you. Choose from any of our activities and an extensive list of destinations!