SUP’ing With a View
July 8, 2017 | Day-Trip | $75
“When life gets busy and stressful my happy place is in the mountains. And if it’s EXTRA crazy, then I find a lake ON the mountain and head out for an afternoon of stand-up paddle boarding. There is just something so serene about soaking in views of Mt. Hood, inhaling the fresh mountain air, enjoying a reflective workout on the water, and when I’m ready for a rest, I just lay down on the board. It’s the kind of day that makes just say ahhhhh. Please join me in this tradition and get a little ahhhh in your life (without the busy stressful part!)” —— Mary, Living Big travel host for this adventure. Click here to learn more about Mary.
- WHO: women are invited to join for this adventure!
- WHEN: Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9:30AM to 3:30PM
- WHERE: we will meet near the entrance of Mt. Hood’s Lost Lake Resort General Store (9000 Lost Lake Road, Hood River, OR 97031)
- COST: $75 includes 2 hour SUP rental and training, snacks, guided hike around the lake and all the logistics coordination
- REGISTER: pre-registration is required and space is limited
- WHY: come to be active. Come to try something new. Come to have fun and most importantly, come to live big!
Trip itinerary is subject to change but will always maintain a spirit of adventure and diverse activities. Questions? Check out the FAQ section above for more information about this trip.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I join the trip solo? Or can I invite a few of my friends to join me on the trip?
Yes and yes to both questions! Some people join Living Big trips on their own; there to make friends and see the world, and others join Living Big trips because they want to share the experience with their friends, sisters, mothers or daughters and don’t want to do any of the planning!
You’ll find that the trips are structured in a way that you’ll have a good amount of group time, but also a fair amount of independent time to explore on your own, with new friends you met in the group, or with the friends joining you on the trip.
What is the schedule of the day?
We’ll meet at 9:30AM near the entrance of the Lost Lake Resort General Store, 9000 Lost Lake Rd, Hood River, OR 97031. From here we’ll meet the group, store our lunches, backpacks and lawn chairs at our day-use campsite, then get our SUP boards and hop in the water! Your Trip Host will give you a short lesson, then you’ll set-out to explore beautiful Lost Lake and its EPIC views of Mt. Hood! You’ll be on the water for about two hours. Afterwards we’ll settle into our day-use campsite to dry off, relax and eat our lunches. After lunch we’ll hike around the lake. The hike is about 3.5 miles, is fairly flat but the terrain is uneven. The day should wrap around 4PM.
What should I wear and what should I pack?
Please plan on wearing and bringing the following:
- It should be warm outside in early July, but the morning will likely be cool! So plan to wear and pack layers you can easily take off or put on.
- While on the SUP board you don’t generally go in the water, unless you’re learning, in which case you might fall in! So plan to wear clothes you’re OK getting wet, such as beach clothes (swimsuit, board shorts, t-shirt, tank top, athletic shorts, rash guard, etc.) You don’t have to wear sandals on the board unless you want to; going barefoot is common!
- Sunscreen (for your body + lips) a hat and sunglasses —– the risk of sunburn is VERY HIGH while on the water (especially on the mountain)
- A towel you can use to dry off (if needed)
- A change of clothing to use after we SUP and for use on the hike (including hiking shoes!)
- If you’d like to bring your phone or camera on the SUP board, we recommend you use a waterproof case and a device that allows you to have full use of your hands (i.e. you’ll need both hands to SUP!)
- A sack lunch (a large cooler with ice will be provided so you can store your lunch while we’re on the water) + personal snacks
- 2-3 bottles of water
- A backpack that can carry water, your lunch, clothing, your gear and supplies
- A folding chair so you can sit, rest, and relax at our day use site
- Please leave all valuables and non-essentials at home.
Is transportation to/from Lost Lake included?
Everyone is responsible for getting to/from Lost Lake. Detailed driving and parking instructions will be provided about 1-2 weeks before the adventure. Interested in carpooling? Your Trip Host can connect you with other women to make the ride a fun one! Participants are responsible for the $8 vehicle day use parking fee.
When and Where Do We Meet?
We will be meeting near the entrance of the Lost Lake Resort General Store, 9000 Lost Lake Rd, Hood River, OR 97031. Detailed driving and parking instructions will be provided about 1-2 weeks before the adventure. But in general, Lost Lake Resort is a 60-90 minute drive from Portland in the direction of Hood River. Transportation to/from Lost Lake Resort, and the $8 vehicle day use parking fee, are not included in the trip fee.
What are the health and physical fitness requirements to join on the trip?
Women and girls over the age of 16 are welcome to participate, but participation of a minor under the age of 18 requires the attendance and signature of a parental guardian. Participants should take personal responsibility to ensure they are physically able and healthy to participate. The trip is moderately strenuous and best enjoyed by anyone who is physically fit and enjoys active days. If in doubt, consult with a medical doctor to determine if you are healthy and physically able to participate.
Who is the Trip Host? And what is her role?
On this trip your Trip Host is Mary. To learn more about Mary, click here.
The role of the Trip Host is to be there to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible, even when the inevitable travel bumps come our way – such as an unexpected rainy afternoon, traffic, missing luggage, etc. But more importantly, to be a resource that will give you the space you need to really enjoy the experience. So if throughout the trip there is something your Trip Host can do to support you in this regard – please let her know. For example, if you’re not feeling well, having trouble sleeping, not getting along with someone, not satisfied with something, etc. please please share these concerns. No one needs a ‘Mother’ on this trip – that’s not our intention, but if there are small adjustments that can be made to create more space for you to enjoy the experience —- the Trip Host will see what she can do!
What should I do to secure my spot on the trip?
Click on the ‘Register Now’ tab (or click here) to get started! Please note: registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
How do I communicate information like allergies, injuries, etc?
Please contact your Trip Host after you’ve registered to share these important details.
Is there a participant age restriction for this adventure?
Women and girls over the age of 16 are welcome to participate, but participation of a minor under the age of 18 requires the attendance and signature of a parental guardian.
What is your refund policy?
If you need to cancel your participation in the adventure, the following refund schedules applies:
- 25% of your fee is non-refundable
- 75% of the fee will be refunded up until June 24 at 9:30AM (PST)
- After June 24 at 8:30AM (PST) the fee is 100% non-refundable
All cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to your Trip Host.
What happens if it is bad weather?
The trip will happen rain or shine, but if there are extreme weather conditions that would make the trip impossible or unsafe you will receive a personal phone call from your Trip Host no later than 8PM (PST) on Friday, July 7 and you will receive a refund.
What if the trip doesn't fill up or is cancelled?
The trip requires a minimum number of participants in order to take place at the stated price, since it takes into account group discounts, shared accommodations and other factors that create cost efficiencies. Once an adequate number of participants sign up for the trip, you will be notified. If a trip does not have enough participants, or if someone unexpectedly cancels, you will be refunded your deposit or you will be given the option to pay a trip supplement to continue the trip with fewer participants. Should additional participants sign-up after you have paid the trip supplement, this fee will be refunded. Your air travel itinerary is yours to decide, and we recommend you purchase flight cancellation insurance. Living Big is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by you in preparing for the trip including non-refundable air tickets, gear, medical equipment or travelers insurance.
Ready to join Living Big on Mt. Hood?
To confirm your spot on the trip please fill out the form below. Once you’ve submitted your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with more information about your trip.
Living Big LLC Trip Waiver and Release
- TRIP AND ASSOCIATED RISKS
I have chosen to participate in the MT. HOOD SUP’ING ADVENTURE (the “Trip”) organized by Living Big LLC. I acknowledge that:
- The Trip involves activities that are inherently hazardous, including those described in the trip agenda;
- During the Trip, I may be exposed to dangers and hazards, including equipment failures and negligence by others;
- As a consequence of these risks, I may be seriously hurt or disabled or may die from the resulting injuries, and that my property may also be damaged;
- Hospital facilities, qualified medical care, and emergency medical evacuation may be limited or unavailable during portions of the Trip and, where available, may be expensive;
- Living Big LLC assumes no responsibility for providing medical care during the Trip, and I will have to pay for any medical care and evacuation costs that I incur;
- Living Big LLC’s obligation is to the group, not any one individual, and I may not receive assistance from Living Big LLC if I am required deviate from the Trip itinerary; and
- In consideration of the permission to participate in the Trip, I agree to the terms contained in this agreement.
- ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS
I freely assume the above mentioned risks and any harm, injury or loss that may occur to me or my property as a result of my participation in the Trip – including any risks caused by the negligence of Living Big LLC, its members, employees, officers and contractors, or other trip participants.
- WAIVER, RELEASE OF LIABILITY, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE
I hereby WAIVE AND RELEASE ALL LIABILITIES, CAUSES OF ACTION, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS against Living Big LLC, its members, employees, officers, vendors and contractors (“Released Parties”), where such liabilities, causes of action, claims and demands are in any way related to any injury, death, loss or harm (whether foreseen or unforeseen) attributable to the Released Parties’ negligence that occur to me or to any other person or to any property during the Trip or are in any way related to the Trip. This release includes, but is not limited to claims for strict liability for any abnormally dangerous activities in which I choose to participate in the course of the Trip. The only claims I am not releasing are those based upon intentional misconduct by the Released Parties. I acknowledge that Living Big LLC has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the actions of any independent contractors providing any services for the Trip. I also agree NOT TO SUE or make a claim against the Released Parties for death, injuries, loss, or harm that occur on the Trip.
I shall INDEMNIFY, WARRANT, HOLD HARMLESS AND DEFEND the Released Parties against any and all liabilities, causes of action, claims and demands that arise from my acts or my failure to act, including my own negligence, during or relating to the Trip. In accordance with this promise, I shall reimburse the Released Parties for any damages, reasonable settlements and defense costs, including attorney’s fees, that they incur because of any such claims made against them, including through appeal. I agree that in the event of my death or disability, the terms of this agreement, including the indemnification obligation in this Section 4, will be binding on my estate, and my personal representative, executor, administrator or guardian will be obligated to respect and enforce them.
- HEALTH AND SAFETY
I have been advised to consult with a medical doctor with regard to my personal medical needs. I state that there are no health-related reasons or problems that preclude or restrict my participation in the Trip. I am physically able to walk on unstable surfaces, transport my own luggage, and enter and exit whatever modes of transportation are required during the Trip. I have obtained the required immunizations, if any. I acknowledge that Living Big LLC is not obligated to attend to any of my medical or medication needs, and I assume all risk and responsibility for those needs. In case of a medical emergency occurring during my participation in the Trip, I authorize in advance Living Big LLC to secure whatever treatment is necessary, including the administration of any anesthetic and surgery. Living Big LLC may (but is not obligated to) take any actions it considers to be warranted under the circumstances regarding my health and safety. Such actions do not create a special relationship between me and Living Big LLC. I RELEASE Living Big LLC, its members, employees, officers and contractors, agents and assigns from all liability for any bodily injury or damage I sustain as a result of any medical care that I receive resulting from my participation in the Trip, as well as any medical treatment decision or recommendation made by a member, officer, employee, or agent of Living Big LLC. I agree to pay all expenses relating to such treatment and release Living Big LLC from any liability for actions taken under this Section 5.
- TRAVEL CHANGES
If I become separated from the travel group, fail to meet a departure airplane, bus, train, car, or other mode of transportation, or become sick or injured, I will to a reasonable extent, and at my own expense seek out, contact, and reach the group at its next available destination.
- OTHER FORMS & TERMS
I have carefully read and understand all the information regarding the Trip posted online at www.LivingBig.org including the minimum requirements for participants’ level of physical fitness, accommodation of dietary restrictions, frequently asked questions, payment terms and schedule, and cancellation terms. I agree to all of the information and conditions stated, including the sections about my responsibilities and about Living Big LLC’s legal limitations.
I agree that the purpose of this agreement is that it shall be an enforceable release of liability and indemnity as broad and inclusive as is permitted by Oregon law. I agree that if any portion or provision of this agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, then the remainder will continue in full force and effect. I also agree that any invalid provision will be modified or partially enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law to carry out the purpose of the agreement.
- APPLICABLE LAW, FORUM & ATTORNEY’S FEES
This agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Oregon, without any reference to its choice of law rules. I agree that any dispute arising from this Agreement or in any way associated with the Trip shall be brought in the Circuit Court of Multnomah County, Oregon, or depending on applicable laws concerning jurisdiction, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, and I agree to the jurisdiction and venue of those courts for any such dispute. In any litigation in which the validity or enforceability of this agreement is contested, I agree that the prevailing party will pay all attorney’s fees and costs of the parties seeking to uphold the agreement.
- LEGAL LIMITATIONS
Living Big LLC may contract with independent contractors to provide transportation, guide services and all other related travel services. Living Big LLC and the Released Parties assume no responsibility, however caused, for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service provided by an independent contractor or resulting directly from the following: – acts of God – detention – annoyance – terrorism – thefts – pilferage – civil disturbances – government restrictions or regulations – strikes – delays and expenses arising from quarantine – failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled – discrepancies or change in transit or hotel services over which we have no control.
From time to time Living Big LLC works with third-party companies to deliver and produce select elements of the trip. These companies are operated independently of Living Big LLC; accordingly, they may ask you to sign their own liability release and waiver. You will be given ample time to review these agreements and ask any questions you may have, and you always have the option to choose not to sign and not participate in the corresponding activity.