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Hike Cascade Mountains

July 10-13, 2022

 












FRIENDS HIKE TOGETHER.

 

TRAIN TOGETHER. RAISE TOGETHER.
TRIUMPH TOGETHER. CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER.


On July 10-12, 2022, join Team Friendship for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Hike for an amazing cause that empowers a dynamic community of love, support, and belonging for children and individuals with special needs. Feel the excitement and thrill while hiking alongside fellow Team Friendship hikers! You will conquer mile after mile of famous Cascade Mountain views. 

Enjoy the remarkable power of nature on a three-day adventure in Oregon’s spectacular Cascade Mountains.
Fern-covered cliffs, volcano summit, and rushing waterfalls—The Cascade Mountains is a playground for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Hundreds of miles of outstanding trail await and our thoughtfully crafted itinerary is designed to get you hiking on the best of the best. Along the way, our skilled guides share the natural and human history which makes this area so unique.
By day, we explore lush old-growth forests and alpine meadows. By night, we enjoy scrumptious meals, fantastic company, and sleeping under the stars. There’s no better way to enjoy all Cascade Mountains has to offer!

 
 
Together, we will raise critical awareness and resources to further our mission of nurturing a more inclusive community.

SAVE THE DATE
July 10-12, 2022

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM
Pay $1,800 to cover your costs + optionally fundraise as much as you can for Friendship Circle! 

OR
Fundraise $3,600

*see the fundraising requirements section for more details* 

 
HIKE INFO
ITINERARY


Day 1: | OREGON ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO CASCADE MOUNTAINS  
Making our way deep into the Cascade Mountains, we will take in the incredible scenery of the American Northwest. After setting up camp and dinner, we head for a starlight walk for great guided stargazing. 


DRIVING: 2-3 hours | HIKING: Leisure Walk | KOSHER MEALS: Dinner included | OVERNIGHT: Camping
 

Day 2: HIKE THUNDERING WATERFALLS
This journey will bring guests just over the crest of the mighty Cascades, to the “wet” side of Oregon. Through this lush, hushed environment we’ll course our way along this spectacular river. Thunderous waterfalls splash white mist into the aquamarine blue waters casting rainbows against the fern-covered cliffs.

HIKING: 8 miles, approx. 5-6 hours | KOSHER MEALS: All included | OVERNIGHT: Camping
 

DAY 3: HIKE BLACK BUTTE VOLCANO SUMMIT
Our view-packed hike to the summit makes its way through stunning old ponderosa pine at first, and then as we gain 1600ft in elevation, the change in ecosystems happens before our eyes. Once we stand on top of this incredible volcano, our eyes will drink in the breadth of the mighty Cascades and our lungs will take in the fresh mountain air.

DRIVING: 2-3 Hours | HIKING: 4 miles, approx. 5 hours | KOSHER MEALS: All Included | OVERNIGHT: On own

All current information is subject to change. A full schedule with exact times will be available closer to the event time.
TRAINING

When you sign up, you will receive a training calendar that our Coach Chaim, the Team Friendship endurance events coach, mapped out specifically for our hikers. Additionally, you will receive weekly emails from Coach Chaim with hiking tips and practical pointers to keep in mind when training and preparing for the hike. The greatest perk of all: Coach Chaim is available to answer your questions and concerns about hiking training, gear, and preparation. Coach Chaim is always readily available and happy to help and can be reached at: coach@friendshipcircle.com. Feel free to reach out to him there and set up a time to chat.
TRANSPORTATION


Hikers are responsible for their transportation to and from Portland. Flights should be booked to land at PDX airport on Sunday, July 10 no later than 12:30 pm. Departure flights from PDX airport should be booked for Tuesday, July 12, after 9 pm. 

Airport transportation is provided to and from the airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS


Monday and Tuesday, July 10 &11:
The team will be staying in a campground location where there are pit toilets and drinking water spigots throughout. Camping and tent equipment will be provided.

 

 MEALS 


All meals will be strictly kosher and designed to provide hikers with sufficient energy for the ride. A full breakfast will be served before the hike in the morning. Lunch will be nutritionally designed to keep you going throughout the hike. A hot dinner will be served every night.

WEATHER
 

The time period of the hike is generally during Oregon's warm season. Nevertheless, we recommend that you please plan and prepare accordingly by checking the weather in advance and bringing a sweater/rain poncho in the event of stormy weather.
 

 PACKING
 

Each hiker will be sent a detailed packing list to ensure easy and light packing.

FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS

The minimum fundraising requirements are (2 options):
  • Pay $1,800 to cover your costs + optionally fundraise as much as you can for Friendship Circle! 
  • Fundraise $3,600
The fundraising requirements cover all expenses during the trip. Hikers are responsible for their transportation to and from Portland
All registrants will receive exclusive fundraising resources and guidance from our Fundraising Coach. 

More questions? Email shira@friendshipcircle.com