Sand Dunes Backpacking Spectacular Extravaganza

Oi! Have you been wanting to go backpacking on the coast since the moment you moved to Eugene? Maybe you're sitting on your couch watching netflix, just dreaming of that salty Pacific air in your hair and sand in your lens cap... craving a camping stove cooked meal and wet sleeping bag night's rest... well shoot dang! Will Sommer, Noah Green and Reid Priewe hear you- they're planning a two night backpacking trip to the Oregon Coast, just south of Florence. The plan is to drive two vans to two separate trailheads, 10 miles apart along the coast, before hiking to a mid point on Saturday. The north group will hike south and the south group will hike north, each about 5 miles, to Tahkenitch Campground for a group fire and camping grub. The next morning the groups will continue, in the direction they were going the previous day, to the van that awaits them before making the trip back to Eugene. Expect beautiful sites, sandy boots, wet gear and lots and lots of laughs. They really want to get two full vans out there, so sign up! The combination of weather, two nights sleeping outside and carrying packs with gear will make this trip a 6 on a 10 scale of difficulty. Come to the pre-trip and contact the initiators with any questions you might have. 

Will Sommer, Noah Green, Reid Priewe
Pre-Trip Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
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~$12.50 for gas. Account for the food you might eat, as well as gear you might need to rent. OP Barn has sleeping bags for ~$10; sleeping pads $2; backpacks $8; tents ~$15; head lamps, gaiters, boots, jackets, rain gear, gloves, trekking poles....
Pre-Trip Information: 
The group will talk about large group impacts in the backcountry, difficulties of trip, general stoke level, potential dangers, potential costs, tent groups, safety, tides and weather.