The Explorer Post provides outdoor adventure opportunities for students from throughout the Portland – Vancouver area. The post is dedicated to being inclusive and offers its trips at very low cost. We have students from 16 different high schools as members!  Meetings are held monthly, please come and check us out.

The Post will begin to admit new students during October after the New Member meeting! The new member meeting will be Monday, October 9th at 7:00 pm.  Lincoln High School, Room 169. Meetings occur every second Monday of the month, every month.

To join the waitlist, please contact the President of the Post: Mia Hamacher.

About Us

The Explorer Post is a student-run organization in the Portland area that engages in outdoor activities like backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering and many other outdoor adventures under the guidance of experienced adult leaders. The Post is open to students ages 14-18 and is dedicated to making these adventures available to a diverse group of high school students. Members participate in trips around the Northwest as well as to many other mountain ranges and climbing areas.

Our mission is to provide an arena for personal growth and social interaction by creating diverse experiences that foster responsibility, respect, and a passion for the outdoors.

Our objectives are:

  • To provide Post members with opportunities to learn climbing and wilderness skills through outdoor experiences with members of their peer group.
  • To provide Post members with an opportunity to learn group living and leadership skills.
  • To enhance personal growth and self-awareness.
  • To teach respect for the wilderness.
  • To provide service to the community and give back to the outdoor world.

Have a question? Check out our FAQ!

Upcoming Events


The Next Post 58 Meeting Is:

Monday, October 9, 2017

7:00 PM, Lincoln High School, Room 169

Contact Mia Hamacher
for more information.