Blooms and Butterflies

Saturday, April 27th ♦

Led by Caitlin LaBar, this hike into the Columbia Hills Natural Area Preserve is located in Washington across the Columbia River from The Dalles. It is famous for its springtime displays of wildflowers, especially balsamroot, lupine and paintbrush. We will be hiking the lower half of the Crawford Oaks Trail, which is […]

Creation Mysteries of the Columbia Gorge

On this favorite family outing we take several short hikes, and collect cobbles transported 400 miles by Noah’s Flood and find petrified wood. In some places the wood is only charcoaled and is we can light it on fire, though it is claimed to be 15-16 million years old! On this trip students will handle […]

Death Valley Adventure

February 17th — 22nd ♦

Death valley is one of the hottest and lowest places on earth. Average highs in February are in the 70s and lows in the 40s. Come and join us on this great winter get-away. John Hergenrather and Steve Hayley will help us learn about the stars at night and the stunning adaptations of the biology […]

Mysteries of the Columbia River Gorge

Saturday, October 27th
Come with us and discover the Creation Mysteries of the Columbia Gorge!  We’ll take several short hikes, and collect cobbles transported 400 miles by Noah’s Flood.  We’ll also find some petrified wood.  In some places this wood is only charcoaled and is still burnable, even though it is supposed to be 15-16 million years old! On this […]

Harmony Trail to Spirit Lake

Wednesday July 25th, 7:30am  ♦

This day trip will provide a good introduction to Mount St. Helens. The highlight will be a 2.5 mile (round trip) hike on the Harmony Trail to Spirit Lake and the floating log mat. In addition, we will visit an old growth forest, historic Bear Meadow, Meta Lake, and Windy Ridge. Teaching […]

Loowit and Step Canyon Hike

Thursday July 19th, 7:30am  ♦

This strenuous day hike will visit the most devastated part of the blast zone, including Loowit and Step Canyons and the Pumice Plain. Teaching will be based on a biblical creation worldview and include discussion of both catastrophic geologic processes and rapid biological recovery. Leaders will include Professor Keith Swenson. Please note […]

Forest Ecology along the Clackamas River

Saturday June 2nd, 7:30am  ♦

Come and explore the Forest Ecology of the Clackamas River with us on June 2nd!  Dr. Keith Swenson, Professor of Natural Sciences at Multnomah, will lead this trip. The upper Clackamas River drainage in the Mt. Hood National Forest is an ideal place in which to study and enjoy Oregon’s west side […]

Mysteries of the Columbia River Gorge

Come with us Saturday, March 24th, and discover the Creation Mysteries of the Columbia Gorge!  Year after year, this east Gorge field trip has been a favorite.  Taking several short hikes, we’ll collect cobbles transported 400 miles by Noah’s Flood and find some petrified wood.  In some places this wood is only charcoaled and is still burnable, even […]

Mysteries of the Columbia River Gorge

Saturday, October 28th ♦
Come with us and discover the Creation Mysteries of the Columbia Gorge!  We’ll take several short hikes, and collect cobbles transported 400 miles by Noah’s Flood.  We’ll also find some petrified wood.  In some places this wood is only charcoaled and is still burnable, even though it is supposed to be 15-16 million years old! On […]

Raft the Deschutes

Sunday and Monday, July 9th and 10th, 2017 ♦
This two-day adventure along the beautiful Deschutes River features an overnight campout at Maupin State Park, a full day of rafting, and is fully provisioned by Peak 7 Adventures. Safety on the river is a major emphasis with the Peak 7 ministry. Creation Encounter leaders will present a […]