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This class will focus on the more important elements of the full-swing and the short game with an emphasis on understanding why the ball does what it does. Learn new ways to correct instead of compensate on the course.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the various factors that contribute to avalanche hazard including terrain, weather, snowpack, and the human component (good vs. bad decision making). Avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels are also presented, with instruction on how to use each of these critical pieces of safety gear.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

This course is designed to build on the skills developed in an Avalanche Level I course. The various factors that contribute to avalanche hazard including terrain, weather, snowpack, and the human component (good vs. bad decision making) will be reviewed, as will avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels and their correct use.

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Basic Wilderness Life Support is a wilderness first responder course appropriate for those who spend a lot of time in remote locations (professionally or recreationally).

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Learn the basics of cross-country ski touring including how to walk, glide, climb, stop, turn and use poles. This class is designed for those who have seldom or never been on skis or those who are coming back to the sport. You'll learn the most efficient diagonal stride and how to control your speed. A solid base of fitness is essential.

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If you are new to fly fishing, or if you need a refresher, spend some time on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast with lots of time to practice on grass.
The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and fields around Burns, Oregon offer superb birding in the spring. Known for the concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and raptors in early spring, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph owls, shorebirds, and songbirds. Join naturalist and birder Damian Fagan as the group explores these refuges and other birding locations near Burns, OR by van.

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The Klamath Basin refuges and agricultural lands along the Oregon-California border host 80% of the migrating waterfowl that use the Pacific Flyway. At times, thousands of ducks, geese and swans concentrate in huge flocks, feeding in flooded fields and ponds. In turn, these flocks and the abundance of rodent prey attract hundreds of eagles and hawks that hunt the farmer's fields and the refuges' open water areas. Join naturalist and birder Damian Fagan as the group explores these refuges and other birding locations in Klamath Falls by van.

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This outing features a one-day exploration of the unique geologic and landscape features in the Fort Rock State Park and Christmas Valley region. Explore the area with short hikes to Crack-in-the-Ground, Hole-in-the-Ground and Fort Rock. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the area and the current agricultural economy in this High Desert region.

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Hike the wildflower-cloaked hills of the Columbia River Gorge East this spring while Central Oregon still slumbers under a winter blanket! Explore areas such as Catherine Creek, Swale Canyon rails-to-trails, Columbia Hills State Park, Memaloose Hills, Moiser Tunnels and the Rowena Plateau, weather permitting. Spring wildflowers, birds and gorge(ous) views will be the focus!

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To enjoy fly fishing you only need a few supplies and a good guide who can show you how to read a river and identify where the fish are biting. Bring your basic skills and you'll learn about native game species and secrets of the Crooked River as well as fly selection, catch and release techniques and river preservation and ethics.
Begin your adventure on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast. Practice casting on grass to prepare for your afternoon on the river. Once you've gotten the hang of casting, class will move to the Crooked River to fish. On the river, you'll also learn about fly selection, fishing techniques, catch and release tactics, and preservation and ethics.
For golfers looking to lower their scores by improving their short game, this class is for you. Improve your putting, chipping and pitching.
Discover the beauty and uniqueness of the remote and rugged landscape near Mitchell, OR. Explore the proposed wilderness area of Sutton Mountain and the Spring Basin Wilderness that sits above the John Day River. Learn about the geology and flora and fauna of the region, as well as the cultural history of the area.

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Discover the beauty and uniqueness of the Painted Hills Country, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Explore colorful geologic formations and proposed wilderness areas with outdoor recreation instructor Damian Fagan. Learn about the geology, flora and fauna of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

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This course is designed to expand upon fundamental mountain bike skills and will cover trail etiquette, nutrition, intermediate bike maintenance and advanced riding techniques on local trails. This course is intended for "experienced" riders who are comfortable riding for an extended period of time both on and off rode riding.
This course is designed to build fundamental mountain bike skills and will cover trail etiquette, nutrition, beginning bike maintenance and introductory riding techniques on local trails. This class is designed for people who already know how to ride a bike, enjoy riding a bike and can ride continuously for at least one hour.
This beginning level class will start your skate ski experience of fun and fitness. Using narrow skis, skate skiing combines ice-skating and cross-country skiing techniques.

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This beginning level class will start your skate ski experience of fun and fitness. Using narrow skis, skate skiing combines ice-skating and cross-country skiing techniques.

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Explore the winter wonderland of Crater Lake National Park by snowshoe. The park receives an average of 43 feet of snow each year, which means that in March the average snowpack is around 11 feet! Weather permitting, we'll snowshoe along the south rim and forested areas near the south entrance, as well as other locations depending upon snow conditions.
Snowshoe across meadows and through forests to shelters or snowy mountain vistas. Learn about the wildlife, cultural and natural history of our beautiful Central Oregon Cascades. Rain, snow or shine.

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Experience golf in the winter in Central Oregon. Keep your game and your body in shape for golf with this package of eight hours of instruction. Work with River's Edge Golf Course Director of Instruction, Stuart Allison, inside and outside on fine tuning your game, course strategy, maintaining your fitness and building new skills. Class will be held rain, snow or shine.

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