Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$59 for an all-day guided snowshoeing tour (a $120 value)
- Treks are about 4–8 miles and include guides, snowshoes, poles, hot drinks, snacks, lunch, and roundtrip transportation.
- Groups learn about snowshoe technique as they traverse the snowy landscape to scenic locales near Mount Saint Helens or Mount Hood.
- Guides pick up hikers at Rare Earth Adventures' headquarters at 9 a.m. and drop them off after the trek, which concludes between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (specific times vary based on location and are determined after registration).
- View the schedule for upcoming outings.
$35 for a guided moonlight snowshoeing tour (a $75 value)
- Treks are about 3 miles and include guides, snowshoes, poles, trail refreshments, and roundtrip transportation.
- Groups follow a trail down to an open meadow or lakeside and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Hood and the stars.
- 6 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
$89 for an all-day guided hiking, museum, or winery tour (a $180 value)
- This option is valid for hiking, or museum or winery tours around Columbia River Gorge or Mount Hood.
- Tours include guides, hot drinks, snacks, lunch, and roundtrip transportation.
- Guides pick up hikers at a designated location at 8 a.m. and drop them off after the trek, which concludes between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (specific times vary based on location and are determined after registration).
- View the schedule for upcoming climbing trips.
Rare Earth Adventures
Rare Earth Adventures' staff of outdoor guides leads clients on expeditions through the scenic wilderness of the Pacific Northwest in hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and snowshoe treks. With extensive training and certifications in environmental sustainability, wilderness medicine, and risk management, the guides ensure safe passage as their charges hike through the unspoiled woods of the Umpqua National Forest or scale the 848-foot face of Beacon Rock. In addition to year-round voyages near their home base in Portland, they steward a variety of international trips, leading guests on sojourns to the jungles of Thailand, the volcanoes of Mexico, and the airports of Maine.
Those hoping to demystify the backcountry on their own can enlist in one of Rare Earth's many educational programs to improve their outdoor acumen. Rather than attempting to quell an upset stomach by asking a bear for antacid tablets, guests can become their own doctor by gaining their wilderness medicine certification or learn to avoid unsafe situations while completing the outdoor leader certification.