East Tracks – New Student Orientation Trips

East Tracks – New Student Adventures


The Outdoor Adventure Program is excited to offer new EOU student orientation trips. These trips are an excellent and fun way for incoming freshman and transfer students to meet other students, learn about EOU and the surrounding area, make new friends, and start building a community. East Tracks is a fantastic opportunity for personal growth and development, and helps ease the transition into college life.

We will be offering at least one trip before classes begin in the Fall. Incoming freshman have the opportunity to move in early to the residence halls the Saturday before the trip. You don’t have to worry about where to store your stuff in-between the trip and “Move-In Day.” Space is limited so register early to reserve a spot.

East Tracks 2016 below Lookout Mtn.


Have a blast on a four-day camping and outdoor recreation extravaganza in the wild Elkhorns of northeast Oregon! We will set up camp beside a high mountain lake near Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. From our “basecamp” we can do all kinds of fun activities like stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, slacklining, mountaineering, and more. No previous experience is necessary and we strongly encourage participants to try new activities. All food and outdoor equipment will be provided. The Outdoor Adventure Program has an amazing rental shop that can outfit you with the gear you need to make your trip a success.

Enjoy a spectacular hike along a section of the 23-mile Elkhorn Crest National Recreation Trail that rambles along the 8,000ft backbone of the majestic Elkhorn Range, which will take us through high alpine meadows, past magnificent peaks, and by crystalline lakes. Learn to rock climb on the craggy granite cliffs above Anthony Lakes. Mountain bike the phenomenal trails throughout the basin. Paddleboard and kayak on several of the surrounding lakes. The options are limitless. Get ready for a sensational experience with fellow students and make memories that will last a lifetime!


DATES: September 17-20th, 2017      
FITNESS LEVEL: Easy-Moderate
COST: $95

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 8th, 2017



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