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Adventures

Wander Women Adventures take place in Eastern Oregon, on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) indigenous nations, who have lived in these beautiful areas for centuries. We recognize that, as settlers of these lands, our recreation is possible because of the sacrifices forced upon these peoples. In recognizing the original inhabitants of these lands we strive to honor their lives and their legacy.

Wild & Scenic Riverside Trek

Dates:  June 22-25, 2023

Price: $625

Hike along the banks of the Wild & Scenic North Fork of the John Day River, where it spills out from the heights of the Elkhorn Crest Mountains. We’ll be in the remote John Day Wilderness, where you’ll take in the majesty of the wild river, see wildflowers in bloom, and walk through fragrant pine forest.

We’ll spend Thursday night “frontcountry” in a charming campground along the river, then spend Friday – Sunday backpacking a loop along a creek and up the river. Each night we’ll camp beside the cool, clear river, and we may even spot elk grazing in the meadows. The trail is moderate, with some hills but no significant climbs as it stays along the river. We’ll be hiking at elevations above 5,000ft, which will feel easy with the support of your fellow Wander Women! You won’t want to miss out on this chance to experience some of the best scenery in all of Oregon!

Elkhorn Crest Loop

Dates: July 13-16, 2023 and September 14-17, 2023

Price: $625

The Elkhorn Crest Trail is considered one of the most spectacular and rewarding backpacking routes in Oregon, and for good reason! We’ll hike a loop over the granite spine of the Elkhorn range, featuring views of jagged peaks and sweeping valleys.

Each night we’ll camp beside sparkling alpine lakes, and we may even spot elk grazing in the meadows. We’ll be hiking at elevations above 7,000ft, which is high enough that most people can feel the difference, so we’ll hike at a pace that feels comfortable for everyone with plenty of breaks for pictures, snacks, and laughter. There is no better way to experience the alpine environment than with the support of your fellow Wander Women!

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

Dates:  August 11-13,2023

Price: $595

Come explore the beautiful isolated wilderness of the Strawberry Mountains in central Oregon. This seldom-visited area is a hidden gem of Oregon, where we can expect sweeping views, wildflowers in bloom, and even watch the local herd of mountain goats.

This two-night trip is the perfect getaway for a long weekend. We’ll camp both nights at the same sparkling alpine lake, and day-hike with lighter packs on Saturday. We’ll be hiking at elevations above 7,000ft, which provides sweeping views and will feel easy with the support of your fellow Wander Women! For the adventurous, there is even the opportunity to summit 9,042ft Strawberry Mountain. You won’t want to miss out on this chance to escape the crowds and experience some of the best scenery in all of Oregon.

Private Groups

Dates:  June – September

Price: $3750 for up to 7 people

Do you have a group of women and a date in mind for a trip? We love to plan custom trips just for you. These trips are great for girls’ weekends, retirement parties, bridal showers, divorce celebrations, corporate team building, mother-daughter groups, birthday parties, sober retreats, religious groups, and more!

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