Updated camping schedule for 2013

Hammock at Cape Lookout, Labor Day 2012. Photo by Andy Schmidt.

On Tuesday night we hashed out the majority of dates for camping over the course of 2013. We’ll have full details for each event about a month before each trip. Please note that there are a couple trips we haven’t figured out final dates for yet: our June one to Stub Stewart (it will fall during Pedalpalooza so we want to see how that calendar looks), and December to Champoeg (just too far away right now.)

The list below does not contain dates for Annual Trip(s), the Kidical Mass summer camping trip, or any mid-week trips. Those will be added to the calendar as the year progresses.
TripDatesDifficultyEstimated Cost*Notes
Battle Ground Lake State Park (WA)Feb 9-10Easy$15 + foodCabin camping
Sunset USFS Campround (Gifford Pinchot Nat'l Forest, WA)April 13-14Moderate$10 + foodMay/may not be treated drinking water, so be prepared to bring filtration, boil water, or carry in water.
Milo McIver State ParkMay 11-12Easy/Ideal Beginner Trip$10 + foodGroup camping site
Champoeg/Silver Falls State ParkMemorial Day Weekend, May 25-27Challenging$25 + foodChampoeg will be Friday night destination for those who can leave work early (or don't have to work), breaking the trip to Silver Falls into two days. There will be a Saturday group leaving Portland and heading directly to Silver Falls. Camp in Group Camp Saturday and Sunday nights, return to Portland Monday.
Stub Stewart State ParkJuneEasy/Ideal Beginner Trip$10 + foodWill be held during Pedalpalooza, exact date to be determined.
Panther Creek (Gifford Pinchot National Forest)August 10-11Challenging$10 + foodColumbia Gorge. Uses new segment of HCRH Trail, however there is still a long stairway to be surmounted. Not recommended for trailers, cargo bikes, etc. Crossing Columbia River at Bridge of the Gods, steel grate deck.
Cape Lookout State ParkLabor Day Weekend, Aug 31-Sept 2Challenging$15 + foodMay be option for Friday afternoon departure with camping en route on Friday. Spend Sat and Sun nights in hiker-biker sites at Cape Lookout.
Clackamas River (Mt. Hood National Forest)October 12-13Moderate$10 + foodSpecific location TBD
Champoeg State ParkDecemberModerate$10 + foodYurt camping, exact date to be determined

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