Field Day 2018!
On Thursday, May 31st, the Post held it's annual "Field Day," where students learned all the necessary technical skills they will need for their upcoming summer climbs! The event was run by the steering committee and everyone had a great time brushing up on prusiking, rappelling and knot-tying. In addition to learning new things, it was a great chance to have fun with friends in the great weather at Portland Heights Park, as well as bond with new Postees!
Special thanks to Will and Mia for organizing it the great afternoon. Now it's time for a great summer of mountaineering!
The Post recently embarked on a climb up Mt. St. Helens, and we had an amazing time. As the first climb of the summer, we are happy to announce that everyone in the group summited and had a great time! An added bonus was one of the longest glissades of all time; all the way to tree line, our group sped down the mountain, always with an ear to ear smile, making the trip down just as great as the trip up. Make this a reminder to get stoked about your climbs!
We explored the classic Cooper Spur route up and over Mt. Hood in this unique route that took us from the north side and up Cooper Spur, over the summit and down the South side. We camped above Tilly Jane on Friday night, climbed the mountain early on Saturday morning, and then descended from the summit via the more moderate Crater Rock and Palmer Snow Field in time to join up with the other Postees doing Snow School at Timberline!
The beauty of Pinnacles National Park explains why the Post has visited it so many times. We experienced the wonderful California weather, the spectacular scenery and the great crags. Students new to rock climbing got to learn the basics of belaying, climbing and gear, while the more experienced were able to lead climb and try a few multi-pitch climbs.
The Post has joined with a number of local organizations that work with underserved youth in the Portland metropolitan area to provide meaningful outdoor education and adventure experiences for teenagers. These activities and trips include day hikes, challenge activities, rock climbs, backpack trips and even mountain climbs.
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Take a peek at our gallery to get a taste of what experiences the Post can offer you. Browse mountaineering, hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing trips.
Post 58 provides teenagers in the Portland area with challenging outdoor experiences that provide opportunities for personal growth, connection with the nature and a way to interact with their peers away from the stress of school and digital distractions. The organization is largely student led and focuses on development of leadership, resilience, compassion and group living skills.
No other organization is doing this type of work for teens in the Portland area. The Post needs your help to continue its efforts. The Post runs all of its 100 + activities at very low cost to the students: essentially the cost of car mileage and permits. We rely on our supporters to help with the cost of liability insurance, office overhead, gear maintenance and acquisition, training for the adult advisors, and accident insurance
Come to a Meeting!
The Post is a community-wide organization with members from 24 schools in the Portland area. We meet once per month on the second Monday of each month. Please come and check us out! We always have visitors at each meeting. Our meeting space is at Lincoln High School, 1600 SW Salmon St. in Room 169 (click the map to see exact location). We meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (except in the summer when we meet outdoors).
Are you interested in joining Post 58?
The Post is open to all students ages 14-18 in the Portland area. We currently have members from 24 different schools. We strive to have a diverse membership with a focus on creating a safe environment for teenagers to challenge themselves, learn and grow.
The Post in now full, but we are accepting names onto our waitlist. Send an email to Mia, the student President of the Post to have your name added, or if you have any questions.