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Holiday Rental Offer

To celebrate the holiday season the OAR has a great deal. Pick up any gear (snowshoes, xc skis, sleds, tents, sleeping bags, anything in the entire inventory) on Wednesday and return it on the following Monday.
That's a five day rental at the weekend rate!
There's plenty on snow on the ground so get out there and enjoy snowshoeing, sledding, or cross country skiing.
Take advantage of this deal over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and/or New Year’s weekends.

Spring 2015 Outdoor Education Classes

Have you ever wanted to know more about avalanches or learn how to cross country ski, winter camp, kayak, or rock climb? The Outdoor Adventure Center is offering several classes throughout the spring semester. Click here for more information on the classes offered for credit and community.

Cross Country Skiing in Yellowstone

There’s plenty of snow on the ground so we’re going XC skiing in Yellowstone National Park, December 6 & 7 for the weekend.
Enjoy the beauty of Yellowstone National Park skiing along the Madison River with the swans, geese, ducks, eagles, and buffalo.
We will spend the night at the Yellowstone Lodge complete with a heated pool, hot tub, and free continental breakfast.
Trip will be the weekend of December 6-7. Trip fee includes lodging and transportation.
XC ski rental rates are available to ISU students and staff from the Outdoor Adventure Rentals.
Space is limited to 10, so sign up soon.
Estimated cost: ISU Student $60; ISU Affiliate $70
The trip cost does not include ski rentals.
Pre-trip: Wednesday, December 3 , 5:00 pm at OAC
For more info contact Peter, 282-3912.

Yurt and Cabin Rentals open for the season

The Portneuf Range Yurt System and Camp Taylor Cabin rentals open Friday, November 21, 2014. Stop by the OAC office to make your reservation.
ATTENTION!! New changes made in cooking stove and lantern at the yurts.
Be warned that the cooking stove and lantern at all the yurts no longer use white gas. You will need to bring Coleman 16.4 ounce propane cylinders instead of white gas this season .

Trail Maps

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest Westside Ranger District recently made available color road and trail maps. The maps include contour lines, water features, mileage, trailheads, gates, and forest road access. The maps indicate the season of use for motorized and non-motorized trails. These maps will help meet visitors' expectations for accurate trail information.

Click on the area for a downloadable trail map (.pdf file)
Gibson Jack / Slate Mountain area
Scout Mountain area
Portneuf Range north
Portneuf Range south

The City Creek Management Area (CCMA) is managed as a joint venture between the City of Pocatello and the City Creek Trail Users Group. The CCMA contains close to 50 miles of exceptional hiking and mountain biking trails.
City Creek area

The Portneuf Range Yurt System has added a new yurt for your winter adventures. The Bonneville Yurt is located in the Big Canyon area in the shadow of Mount Bonneville. The map below gives you the general location of all five yurts in the system.
Portneuf Range Yurt System map (.pdf file)

Your Generosity Goes a Long Way

Your support of the Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) will be used for adaptive equipment, participant financial aid, and (or) operational costs. Contributions will also support the CW HOG Endowment Fund with a goal to make the program self-sustaining. Click here for a donation form. We thank you for your support in helping others enjoy the wonders of the outdoors.

Outdoor Education

Did you know that you can get a Bachelor's degree or minor in Outdoor Education? Idaho State University is one of the nation's leaders in outdoor recreation, and now, education. Pocatello is a perfect venue for this degree as it is surrounded by all kinds of outdoor play areas. Find out more by clicking the link below.

Outdoor Education