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Schedule of Trips and Events


Upcoming Trips & Events for Fall 2015


Fireside Chat is Back!

Every Wednesday | 6:30 pm

Starting July 1st, fireside chat is returning to the OPR patio but with a little summer Frisbee fun. Join OPR staff members and other cool people in a Frisbee Showdown. Feel free to bring marshmallows to roast and stuff your face with s'mores. Or come and enjoy a warm fire. This is a great opportunity to learn about new events at OPR, meet new friends, or to simply unwind.

Cost: Free!

Weekly Sunset Hikes

Select Thursdays | Sept. 24th, Oct. 8th & 22nd, Nov. 5th & 19th, and Dec. 3rd

Join our trip leaders and your fellow students for some exercise and beautiful scenery in the Ellensburg area. Hikes range from easy to moderate difficulty levels, just check in at OPR to see where the hike is going. Make sure to bring closed toed shes, some water, and a snack! Estimated hike time 4 - 7 pm.

Cost: $5 Students / $10 Non-Students

*Pre-registation is required


Enchantment Lakes Day Hike

September 27th

New to Ellensburg? Even if you aren't come discover what is in your own backyard! OPR will be heading out to the Enchantment Lakes for our first day hike of the school year. Be marveled by the crystal clear alpine lakes and pristine landscapes that are only miles away from CWU!

Cost: $30 Students / $36 Non-Students


Robin Lakes Overnight

October 3rd - 4th

Kick off fall quarter with our first overnight backpacking trip to Robin Lakes. Camp alongside stunning alpine lakes with access to old growth forest and breathtaking ridgelines. This is a trip that will surely fill fast, so reserve your spot today! Pre-trip meeting at OPR Wednesday, September 30th at 6 pm.

Cost: $65 Students / $70 Non-Students



Snow Lake Day Hike

October 25th

Come experience the spectacular crystal clear waters of Snow Lake. Located about an hour west of Ellensburg, Snow Lake lies nestled in the Snoqualmie Region of the pristine Cascade Mountain Range. An all-day adventure sure to stimulate the senses. Meet at OPR at 9 am.

Cost: $30 Students / $36 Non-Students




Tunnel Falls, OR Overnight

November 7th - 8th

Join the OPR staff on a trip down to Oregon to experience the falls! The Columbia River Gorge houses dozens of breathtaking waterfalls scattered amongst the tall basalt cliffs in Oregon's lush temperate rain forest. On our hike we will even have the opportunity to pass directly under tunnel falls! Definitely not a trip you'll want to miss! Pre-trip meeting is at OPR on November 4th at 6 pm.

Cost: $80 Students / $96 Non-Students




Olympic Hot Springs Overnight

November 21st - 22nd

Late November if you find yourself wanting to stray away from Ellensburg join OPR guides on a relaxing overnight trip to the Olympic Peninsula. Soak up the beautiful end of fall weather - literally! We will be venturing to the natural hot springs of Olympic National Forest. Whether you choose to just dip your toes or dive in for a full on mud bath this trip will surely not disappoint! Pre-trip meeting at OPR on November 18th at 6 pm.

Cost: $84 Students / $99 Non-Student


Got an idea for your own trip?


We are now offering custom trips!

Bring your idea into OPR and our staff will sit down with you to help make your trip a reality. Give us a call at 509-963-3537!