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Outessa is a women’s only weekend getaway made of stunning views, opens spaces and adventure. Imagine a custom schedule built from hundreds of options, wholesome food, good wine, challenges and the professional instruction to meet them. You can find time to yourself or the synergy of dauntless women. This is an event where you indulge in any outdoor activity you desire without a shred of guilt. You’ll come back enlivened with new skills and lifelong friends. Outessa is every women’s weekend. Join us. Open the outdoors. 


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Saturday, August 20 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Capturing the Vista: Outdoor Photography Hike: 1:00-3:00pm

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Take your photography to the next level an REI Outdoor School guide. Learn to turn everyday nature snapshots into beautiful compositions. See beyond your primary subject so that everything in the frame improves the image. Walk away with composition techniques, including how to eliminate distractions, utilize human subjects, and use leading lines and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. Shoot photos that draw the viewer's attention into a vibrant and stimulating outdoor photograph. Photographers of any level using cameras or smart phones are encouraged to attend. Bring your questions about photography, your camera (owner's manual recommended too), and extra batteries.

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At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Mary K. Pritchard

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My name is Mary K. Pritchard. I grew up in Virginia which will always be home in my heart. I ventured forth to Oregon where I lived for many years, and received a B.S. in Geology from the Univ. of Oregon. Studying Geology in the PNW was fantastic because the landscape is so... Read More →

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