Yes, it’s time again to break out the rain gear, put on another layer and check the batteries on those lights. Waitaminute – are we still going camping in this?
You Bet We Are – and You Can Too!
Come join us Saturday, November 20th at 2pm at the Portland Hawthorne Hostel for Bike Camping 102: Winter Camping. This free class tells you what you can expect if you camp during the offseason, and why you might want to. Did you know that during the offseason:
- There are NO BUGS
- Most state and many federal campgrounds remain open year-round
- State campgrounds have hot showers (that are free – they don’t use quarters like in some other states)
- Prices for most sites are cheaper than during the regular season
- Cabins, yurts and teepees are frequently open to be rented on fairly short notice – and that they have beds with a mattress, heat, power, and lights
There are some additional issues to deal with when camping in the off-season: shorter days, colder temperatures, and that ever-present northwest companion – RAIN. We’ll de-mystify the weather for you, and give you tips and tricks to beat these winter blahs – even if you’re on a tight budget.
Come join us, and find out how to have an enjoyable camping experience by bike!