Travel

From the Travel Desk:
If you are interested in helping to plan and set up local trips for our members, please call the Front Desk and leave a message for the Travel Department.

Oregon West Reservations

Oregon West Excursions has simplified the process for signing up for their trips. Instead of you signing up at K/SAS, then finalizing arrangements with them, you will work directly with Oregon West for the entire reservation and travel process. This method will be less complicated, and saves work for everyone. Please be assured that we will still get a donation from them for maintaining the Bulletin Board and the travel page in the Bulletin and on our website. We hope this will work out better for everyone involved. You may call Oregon West at (503) 585-3979, or visit their website

2021 Trips and Tours


July 12 2021—July 16 2021 "Lake Chelan and Leavenworth" ~~ Oregon West
Discover a Washington Original… Lake Chelan! Enjoy 50.5 miles of a crystal clear, glacier-fed Lake Chelan, surrounded by vineyards, mountains and small-town charm that promises an array of unique activities. Throughout July and August, Leavenworth Summer Theater turns the Ski Hill and the Fish Hatchery into centers for theater. Ski hill? Fish hatchery? That’s right! Every summer you can see “The Sound of Music” at the Ski Hill Amphitheater. See Flyer
July 26 2021—July 30 2021 "Lake Chelan and Leavenworth 2" ~~ Oregon West
Discover a Washington Original… Lake Chelan! Enjoy 50.5 miles of a crystal clear, glacier-fed Lake Chelan, surrounded by vineyards, mountains and small-town charm that promises an array of unique activities. Throughout July and August, Leavenworth Summer Theater turns the Ski Hill and the Fish Hatchery into centers for theater. Ski hill? Fish hatchery? That’s right! Every summer you can see “The Sound of Music” at the Ski Hill Amphitheater. See Flyer

August 15 2021—August 20 2021 "Hurricane Ridge and The San Juan Islands" ~~ Oregon West
It’s time to breathe the fresh, mile-high air on Hurricane Ridge, just south of Port Angeles, in the Olympic National Park. You’ll feel you’re on top of the world, and you actually are! The ruggedly carved mountain range contrasts with the soft fields of wild flowers in the subalpine meadows below. Next, it’s Anchors Away! Cruise the pristine waters and narrow passageways aboard the Salish Express. View Orca whales, and other wildlife, on a 3-day cruise you’ll never forget! We’ll end this journey in the Emerald City, Seattle, where we have some fantastic things planned! See Flyer
August 19 2021—August 25 2021 "Great Montana and Glacier National Park" ~~ Oregon West
Welcome to Big Sky Country… Montana! It is defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Its wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada. The park’s many snow-capped peaks, lakes and alpine hiking trails are showcased along its famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, stretching 50 miles over some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world! See Flyer

August 31 2021—September 2 2021 "Mt St Helens and Mt Rainier" ~~ Oregon West
Mt St. Helens… on May 18th, 1980 the eruption of Mt St. Helens disrupted the lives of thousands and changed more than 200 square miles of rich forest into a grey, lifeless landscape. Now, more than thirty years later, the land around the mountain is slowly healing. Nature may be covering the scars of the 1980 eruption, but many people will never forget what happened that spring day. Mt Rainier… the highest peak in the Cascade Range at 14,411 feet. The “mountain” is surrounded by old growth forest and stunning wildflower meadows… It is an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice, which makes it the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48. See Flyer
September 11—15 2021 "Catalina Island!" ~~ Oregon West
Catalina Island lies in the Pacific Ocean, twenty-two miles west of Los Angeles. The island combines natural beauty with a wide range of amenities and activities. With over fifty miles of shoreline, secluded coves, and dramatic views, this destination has earned a reputation as ~the island of romance~. See Flyer

October 3 2021—October 8 2021 "Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta" ~~ Oregon West
Up, up, and away the balloons go into the New Mexico sky each October. Few spectacles on Earth rival the Mass Ascension, as hundreds of balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park to drift in the crisp early-morning high-desert air. This memorable tour also features an evening balloon glow with fireworks, visits to Santa Fe, Taos, Anasazi ruins and the culture and history of the Land of Enchantment. See Flyer
October 5 2021—October 7 2021 "Explore with the Spirit to Astoria" ~~ Oregon West
Astoria is gritty and likes it that way. But that rustic exterior is just a cover for the many enchanting dichotomies you’ll find waiting around the corner. Here, fisherman are poets, loggers drink espresso, and Main Street welcomes both the nouveau gallery and the five n’ dime. For Astoria, it’s about character, and it’s also about characters: the people who call this place home with a passion that borders on evangelical. The skipper who challenges the same mighty river his great grandfather once fished; the artist who migrated here in search of a new palette; the hotelier who resurrected a once-bustling pier. See Flyer