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Rare Earth Adventures

Portland, OR, USA
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About Rare Earth Adventures
Rare Earth Adventures (REA) was founded in 2006 and is based in Portland, Oregon. We are adventure specialists ready to build you a custom way to experience the vivid life of the outdoors. We want you to experience the outdoors in a high quality tailored way that encourages you to get back out after you've learned something new and keep chasing those rare adventures. We want you to snap pictures of the most amazing sunsets, walk with the pink alpine glow of the morning, climb to new heights, and reach for the summit. We want to take you to those moments you passionately remember and tell your friends and family about when you get home. Our pledge is to create the best experience possible for you. We provide experienced, trained, and professional guides who take delight in joining you on outdoor adventures. What experience can we create for you? Do something incredible... we'll help!
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Snowshoe against the backdrop of Mount Hood, under the light of the full moon, no less, with this enchanting experience. You'll make your way out into the woods just after sunset and go snowshoeing on a moderately graded trailhead, snowshoeing for about an hour. After stopping for cocoa and snacks, you’ll make your way back.
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from $100.00
Join us for a two day winter camping trip on the snowy slopes of Mt. Saint Helens. Snowshoe to camp at 4000’ for spectacular views without the bugs and crowds. We’ll also be teaching winter shelter building and the skills you need to stay comfortable and safe overnight in the backcountry. During downtime you’ll have the option of snowshoeing to gain elevation and a panorama of the mountain and its’ pristine surroundings.
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from $400.00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great trip with our guides Cody and Daven. We had a tough climb considering the weather but no matter the situation Cody and Daven were encouraging, supportive and fun as well as making sure we were safe and comfortable. The support from everyone...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank YetiFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend going through Rare Earth Adventures whole heartedly. Thanks to Cory and Daven for a great trip up Mt Adams. It was an extra long summit day since we started low on the mountain due to rain the first day. Our guides were amazing,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Melinda A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Flew up to Portland to do a 4-day trip on the PCT with REA and it was AWESOME! My b/friend and I are novice hikers but were looking for a challenging adventure and we found it. REA paired us off into groups, and I have...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Molly P
RareEarthAdventures, Manager at Rare Earth Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Molly and Carlos for joining us on this adventure! Your experience reflects just what we were hoping to accomplish with this trip, and I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

I signed up for this trip and asked my adult daughter to go. She did, and we both had a blast. We were in a group of five backpackers and our guide Misha. Misha is a fairly petite human, but a backpacking beast! Misha kept...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Fimfetter
RareEarthAdventures, Manager at Rare Earth Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Misha IS a backpacking beast!! I'm glad you and your daughter were able to share this experience, and to take away so many new skills as well.

Reviewed July 9, 2019

Memorable trip!!! Rare Earth Adventures thoughtfully planned out this trip from all aspects including helping with the gear, pacing, terrain, transportation, and knowledge building on backpacking skills. Our guide Misha was absolutely AMAZING. I would highly recommend this group and highly recommend Misha as a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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RareEarthAdventures, Manager at Rare Earth Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so happy to hear that this trip was memorable and that you were able to leave with some new skills as well. Thank you for joining us!

Reviewed July 5, 2019

Just went on an awesome 4-day backpacking trip on the PCT with REA. REA was so helpful in the planning and preparing for the trip - everything from training hike suggestions to a packing list (and they had some gear to borrow if you didn't...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank frinnall
RareEarthAdventures, Manager at Rare Earth Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us and for your feedback. I hope we see you in the future!

Reviewed November 23, 2018

I was first introduced to Rare Earth Adventures when I went on an excursion with Climb For Hope last May, and I enjoyed the trip so much that I immediately began planning another trip with them! In September a friend and I hiked Mount St....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jonascain
RareEarthAdventures, Manager at Rare Earth Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thank you Jonas! It is always a joy to be around your positivity and enthusiasm, and this trip was no exception. Looking forward to seeing you again this summer!

Reviewed November 19, 2018

A friend and I did Mt. St. Helens end of September 2018 with guide Julie(great name!) and I can't say enough good things about the experience! The attention to detail and safety was second to none, and Julie's friendly, fun demeanor at all times made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie H
RareEarthAdventures, Manager at Rare Earth Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Julie! I had such a fun time with you and Jonas on St. Helens. We couldn't have asked for better conditions. I hope to see you on a future trip, or better yet a Climb for Hope trip!

Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Amazing trip, knowledgable guide. I would do it all over again and will be back for sure.I cant say enough positives!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Audrey C
RareEarthAdventures, Manager at Rare Earth Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

That photo says it all. Thanks for a great trip Audrey!

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Rare Earth Adventures allowed me to have an incredibly life changing experience by climbing Mt. Adams (the second highest peak in the PNW) as my first ever mountaineering trip. I was part of a team raising money for a specific breast cancer research project through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stacy M
RareEarthAdventures, Manager at Rare Earth Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience Stacy- it was special for us too. It is always a privilege to work with Climb for Hope and clients that have the passion and determination that you do!

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