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Open Enrollment (OE) Trips

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. 

Upcoming events

Join the Audubon Society of Portland and Adventures Without Limits at Base Camp Brewing Company to enjoy happy-hour specials on locally brewed beer and food (from 4:30 to 6 p.m.) and to hear special guest speakers.  

Enjoy uplifting tales from the trail from female long distance solo trekker Mary Moynihan ( ), as she talks of conquering the triple crown of hiking and other adventures.  We also very excited to have Audubon's Wildlife Care Center Operations Manger Lacy Campbell on hand to speak as well.   

Both nonprofits are part of the 2014  Willamette Week Give!Guide , a year-end fundraiser. The holiday happy hour takes place on one of the Give!Guide's Big Give days – everyone who makes a Give!Guide donation that day will be entered to win a case of Rogue Distilled Spirits – so we're providing additional incentives to attendees who donate to the Give!Guide that afternoon.

Event Date 12-18-2014 4:30 pm
Event End Date 12-18-2014 7:30 pm
Cut off date 12-18-2014 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 60
Individual Price Free

Come join us this winter and learn the basics of snowshoeing, and/or continue working on this winter skill.  We spend the day on Mt. Hood's snow-covered trail, surrounded by a winter wonderland of snow-covered pines and majestic scenery.  This is a beginners' level snowshoe trip and is 2-3 miles in length, depending on the participants' ability level.  Bring a lunch and we provide a hot drink.

Event Date 12-20-2014 8:00 am
Event End Date 12-20-2014 5:00 pm
Cut off date 12-18-2014 12:00 am
Registered 18
Available place 0
Individual Price $60.00

If you have driven over Mt Hood, you have probably gone right by Trillium Lake Snow Park and not even noticed it.  This trip starts off on tree lined snowy pathways, meandering its way through the woods under the towering mass of Mt Hood.  As the trail makes its way out to the lake, you are welcomed to views of Trillium Lake enveloped in a scene of winter with the slopes of Mt Hood looming in the background.  This is one of the truly classic scenes of Mt. Hood, used in countless postcards and calendars.   

Event Date 01-10-2015 8:00 am
Event End Date 01-10-2015 5:00 pm
Cut off date 01-08-2015 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 18
Individual Price $60.00

Join us for an overnight winter trip to the wild Oregon Coast, and stay in comfortable yurts at night.  Hike to the end of Cape Lookout to catch a glimpse of some migrating gray whales and watch the winter storms out at sea.  Cape Lookout is considered to be the premier whale-watching site on the Oregon coast, “and with more than two hundred gray whales now summering off Oregon,” the chances of sighting one heading north or south at various times are pretty good.  The best times to catch the migration are in mid-March, during the northward migration, and December through early January, when migrants are headed to south Baja for the winter.  

Cape Lookout was formed in the distant geologic past of the Miocene Epoch.  It is constructed of hardened basalt formed from molten lava from under the earth’s crust during volcanic activity.  The northern face possesses many coves and is lower in elevation than the southern side which has nearly straight basaltic southern cliffs.  These cliffs have resisted the attack of wind and sea for over 20 million years.

Event Date 01-17-2015 8:00 am
Event End Date 01-18-2015 5:00 pm
Cut off date 01-14-2015 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 18
Individual Price $200.00

The Bennett Pass Snow Park is a great way to see the snow covered landscape of Mt Hood.  We will start our trip on the south side of the mountain and hike away from its rising peak with many photo opportunities along the way.  We will travel about 1 mile from along a ridgeline with views down into the drainage of the East Fork of the Hood River, where it starts high up on the winter covered mountainside.  

Event Date 01-24-2015 8:00 am
Event End Date 01-24-2015 5:00 am
Cut off date 01-22-2015 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 18
Individual Price $60.00

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!