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August 2017

Kayak Care and Paddling Gear Demo Sale

August 11, 2017 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Come down to the shop for a master class on how to fit, customize and care for your kayak and prepare it for your adventures. We will share tips on how to properly pack your boat for longer trips and cover what you need to fully outfit your flotilla. This clinic will also cover how to care for your kayak after returning from your trip. In addition to the clinic portion of the event there will be a selection of…

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October 2017

Gear Closet Sale

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Come celebrate the first annual Gear Closet sale at Salem Summit Company! The Gear Closet sale is your chance to turn your old gear into new gear and get great deals on used gear you want. Here’s how it works: Selling 1) Bring your used casual and technical outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment that you want to sell to Salem Summit between Oct. 9th and Oct. 12th. 2) You set a sale price for your items (we are happy to…

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December 2017

Know Before You Go: Snow Safety

December 7, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Join us for an introductory talk on snow safety as Bruce Moffatt, an experienced backcountry skier and ski guide, shares some knowledge and tips on how to make sure you stay safe during your winter outings!   Bruce has been backcountry skiing since 1972. He has worked as a backcountry ski guide in New Zealand, and also has history as a certified alpine instructor, cross country certified instructor, coach, and examiner. He has also taught numerous telemark clinics in the…

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Snowshoe 101

December 12, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Interested in the wonderful world of snowshoeing? It's an amazing winter activity that is fun for all ages.   Experienced outdoorsman, adventurer, and Chemeketan Climb Leader Mike Rudy will be providing how-to information for beginner snowshoers, as well as some tips and tricks useful for the more experienced snowshoe enthusiast.   Topics will include: snowshoes & equipment logistics & planning a winter outing dressing for snowshoeing winter sports basics   This will be a free clinic open to all experience…

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February 2018

Tales from the Trail: Hiking the PCT in “the Year of Ice and Fire”

February 1 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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The Pacific Crest Trail has captivated the adventurous spirits and imaginations of wanderers around the world with both its sheer size and more directly the tales told by its travelers. If you are interested in hiking a section of the PCT or just living vicariously through those who have, come down to the shop and hear how local thruhiker "Ungerwhere" and the rest of his team did it in 2017, "the Year of Ice and Fire." This is a great…

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Chemeketan Picture Night: The Owyhee River Journals

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center 50+ Auditorium, 2615 Portland Road NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Join writer Bonnie Olin for a richly-illustrated journey into the canyonlands of the Owyhee River in Nevada, Idaho and Oregon. This talk, reading, movie and slideshow is based on her book with photographer Mike H. Quigley, created over many years of travel in the canyons together. Q&A and book signing follows.

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March 2018

Climb for Clean Air

March 1 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Have you dreamed about standing atop those snowy volcanoes on the horizon? Climb for Clean Air is a mountaineering adventure supporting the American Lung Association and is open to people of all skill levels who are ready to take on the challenge of summiting a mountain like Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood or Mt. Baker. Climb for Clean Air will provide you with training hike opportunities to insure you're prepared to summit the mountain. These are led by previous Climb for…

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Salem Cinema, 1127 Broadway St NE # 170
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Dirtbag is sold out, thank you all for your support!   Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey is coming to Salem! Brought to you by the Chemeketans Climbing Club and Salem Summit Company. The makers of the film have this to say about the show's star: "Fred Beckey is the original American 'Dirtbag' mountaineer. The ground breaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations of climbers with his monumental first ascents and eloquent books, is told for the…

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April 2018

Gear Closet Sale

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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The Gear Closet sale is your chance to turn your old gear into new gear and get great deals on used gear you want. Here’s how it works: Selling 1) Bring your used casual and technical outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment that you want to sell down to Salem Summit on weekdays between March 26th and April 5th. 2) You set a sale price for your items (we are happy to advise and suggest a price range) and complete the…

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How to Lightweight Backpack-Osprey Packs

April 10 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Ultralight backpacking isn’t just for the most hardcore thru-hikers. It can also be advantageous for weekend warriors or section hikers. To help with the planning process, Salem Summit Company is hosting an evening with Osprey Packs and Summit Sales NW to provide some insight on how to lighten your backpacking load without compromising comfort or safety. Topics to be covered: -How to plan out your backpacking gear list -Picking and sizing the proper bag for your trip -Packing tips and…

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