The Extended Trips Committee sponsors several multi-day outings each year.  Individual members organize the outings with the assistance of the committee, so the location, activities, lodging and food arrangements can be quite varied.  Past trips have included skiing and snowshoeing at Crater Lake and in the Wallowa Mountains, birding at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and rafting the North Umpqua River.


Extended Trips

Shore Acres Lights, Yurts

Friday–Saturday, December 7–8, 2018
Leader: Jennifer Baer

We have 3 yurts reserved at Sunset Bay. Our first stop after leaving Eugene is a brisk 4.5 mile hike and visit to the Interpretive Center at South Slough. Our next stop is the yurts to unload the cars. We will depart shortly thereafter for a leisurely 2-mile hike along scenic cliffs to Shore Acres. The gardens have a spectacular holiday light display and a decorated house. We will don our headlamps and walk back to the yurts, enjoying the murmur of the ocean. On Saturday we will hike the trails at Cape Arago and then return to Eugene around 5PM. The yurts are heated and have 2 bunk beds and 1 futon. The bathroom is in a separate building. Included in the cost: lodging, some snacks, morning coffee and tea, and camaraderie. Members have sign-up preference for a week after the trip is posted. Within 5 days of signing up, mail a check payable to the Obsidians in the amount of $27 (members) or $32 (non-members) to Obsidians, Attention Shore Acres, PO Box 51510, Eugene OR 97405. Cancellations: If you cancel before Nov 16, you will forfeit $10. If you cancel thereafter, you will forfeit the entire amount. Parking spaces are limited; carpooling is encouraged. Trip will be cancelled if icy roads.

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