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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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Friday, August 19 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Leave No Trace and How to 'Go' in the Woods: 11:00am-12:00pm

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Learn the ins and outs of keeping our outdoors pristine while enjoying ourselves on the trail and doing our business off trail. We will cover the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and the what’s, where’s, and how’s of the outdoor restroom.

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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 →

Friday August 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Arbor Meadow