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June 2016

Book Talk: 101 Hikes in the Majestic Mount Jefferson Region

June 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Local author Matt Reeder grew up in Salem and spent three years hiking almost every trail in the Opal Creek and Mount Jefferson areas, and his new book 101 Hikes in the Majestic Mount Jefferson Region is the product of this work. During his childhood he spent many summer and fall weekends hiking and camping near Opal Creek and Mount Jefferson and came to know the area very well. 101 Hikes in the Majestic Mount Jefferson Region is the end…

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September 2016

Camino: A journey for body, mind and spirit

September 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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If you've already walked the Camino de Santiago, you know the Way is more than just the path. If you're in the thinking stages, this talk will offer guidance beyond what to pack and encouragement for a meaningful experience. This modern pilgrimage is changing millions of hearts and lives. Come learn about preparing body, mind, and spirit for this transformational journey. Your presenter is author and two-time pilgrim (once in reverse), Jennifer Hofmann of Salem, Oregon. Seating is limited and…

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October 2016
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Reel Rock 11

October 25, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Salem Cinema, 1127 Broadway St NE # 170
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Reel Rock returns to Salem for the second year in a row! We are excited to share with you the amazing film lineup that Reel Rock has put together this year. In addition to some of the year's best climbing films we will have raffle tickets for sale for $1 each (card or cash) for your chance to win one of our awesome raffle items. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Salem Area Trail Alliance (http://www.salemtrails.org/)…

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December 2016

Snowshoe 101

December 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Experienced outdoorsman, adventurer, and Chemeketan Climb Leader Mike Rudy will be providing how-to information for beginner snowshoers, with some tips and tricks useful for all experience levels. 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 who are interested in participating.

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Know Before You Go: Snow Safety

December 6, 2016 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 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 the…

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February 2017

Know Before You Go: Snow Safety

February 7, 2017 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 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 the…

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March 2017

Gear Care and Repair Clinic

March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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We will be covering the basics of how to care for and repair your gear at home so that your favorite pieces continue to serve you well on all of your future adventures. The following topics will be covered with opportunities for hands on learning: Reapplying a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish   Patching a hole on an outerwear garment Patching a hole on a sleeping pad   Emergency tent pole repair   Cleaning your equipment   Storing your equipment…

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April 2017

Evening with Eddyline

April 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are excited to announce "Evening with Eddyline," a kayak demo event on April 14th. If you have stopped by the shop recently you may have seen that we now have a selection of Eddyline Kayaks. This demo will serve as an opportunity for you to get in the water and try out different Eddyline models to see what style works best for you! Our friends at Eddyline will be bringing a selection of kayaks as well as their years…

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How to Pack a Backpack | Osprey Packs

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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A lot of planning goes into a backpacking trip, and something that can totally ruin your trip is a poorly organized pack. To avoid heart (and back) break, Salem Summit Company is hosting an evening with Osprey Packs and Summit Sales NW to show you how to pack properly for your upcoming adventures. Topics to be covered: -How to pack a backpack efficiently -Picking and sizing the proper bag for your trip -Pack maintenance All participants will go home with a free Osprey…

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May 2017

Preparing for a Long Distance Hike

May 24, 2017 @ 6:10 pm - 7:00 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Another exciting installment in our Summer Backpacking Series: this clinic will cover some of the challenges encountered on long distance hikes and the tips and tricks you can use to make your trip a success. Expert packer and world traveler, Kelly, one of our most experienced staff members, will be sharing her passion on the subject. Come down to the shop and learn how to prepare for undertaking a long distance hike.

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