Greater Hells Canyon Council

invites you to

A night of fundraising and advocacy for a wild greater hells canyon region

Saturday, May 8, 2021

This year's event will be virtual

Don't miss the Live Auction and Keynote featuring the Blue Mountains Trail 


Join us to raise some hell for Oregon’s wild lands, water, and habitats!

Don't miss this exciting evening celebrating 54 years of Greater Hells Canyon Council's successes. Hellraiser 2021 kicks off at on Saturday, May 8 at 6 pm. While we'd love to host a live event like years past, this year's event will be held virtually. 


Hellraiser 2021 will feature our work on the Blue Mountains Trail. Join us for an energizing live auction, and an inspiring presentation from keynote speaker Renee Patrick, Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator from ONDA, who recently completed the first solo thru-hike of the trail.

The proceeds from the night enhance Greater Hells Canyon Council's reach to connect, protect, and restore the Greater Hells Canyon Region and help fund our work on the Blue Mountains Trail. We are excited to engage and energize people to get outside and develop a relationship with this special place in the Northwest. Join GHCC staff and board in celebration of the Greater Hells Canyon Region and how YOU can make a difference!

We can't wait to see you!

Tickets start at $30/person

$60 and $90 tickets include special gifts you can enjoy alongside the event.

Registrants will be emailed instructions on how to join the event well in advance.


In October 2020, Renee Patrick completed the first solo thru-hike of the Blue Mountains Trail while the route was still in development. She endured 100+ degree days along the crest of the Strawberry Mountains in August and subzero conditions on the Elkhorn Crest in October. Along the way she kept a trail journal and blog, sharing her stories of the amazing landscapes on the trail, the history of the effort and the region, and how recreation and conservation can work toward a common goal.

Renee has logged over 10,000 miles on a multitude of trails in her many thru-hikes. She brings and a rich cross-section of wilderness teaching skills to her work. She completed the triple crown of long-distance trails in the United States—Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail. She has led trail crews, guided wilderness therapy trips, taught lightweight backpacking, and served as the Continental Divide Trail’s first Trail Ambassador.

Renee works for Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA). She is responsible for establishing the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail, shaping its future, and inspiring others to get out and explore the high desert as much as possible. In addition, Renee leads ONDA’s independent stewards program and is working to educate and inspire others to experience our desert landscapes responsibly. She lives in Bend, Oregon.

Golden Raffle​ 

Here’s how it works: We're selling just 99 Golden Raffle Tickets for $100 each. When you buy yours, you choose one amazing vacation from our eligible live auction travel packages. We’ll draw the winning ticket just before the auction on May 8th, and award the chosen package to the raffle winner. You do not need to be present on the livestream to win, making this a wonderful way to raise some hell for conservation in the Greater Hells Canyon Region.

We will email all registrants once the auction packages are finalized and the Golden Raffle Tickets are on sale.

Auction Packages​

Like Hellraisers of years past, we will have a compelling slate of silent and live auction packages available for you to bid on. Come prepared to bid live on these packages on May 8th, and start planning your future vacation today!

5 Day Hells Canyon Rafting Trip for 2!

Enjoy a scenic flight over the canyon, raft class III rapids through the deepest gorge in North, hike to Native American pictographs, and search for eagles, falcons and owls, as well as over 100 other species of birds that call Hells Canyon home. Nothing compares to rafting Hells Canyon in Idaho, home of the mighty Snake River and the deepest gorge in North America. Hells Canyon plunges to depths of nearly 8,000 feet between the Seven Devils range to the east and Oregon’s rim country to the west. Warm weather, warm water and fun rapids make this a great trip for kids, parents and grandparents of nearly any age.

TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS: OARS must have 4 paying guests on the desired date of booking. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Payment of applicable fees required at the time of booking. $400 per person refundable deposit is required to reserve space and ensure participation. Standard booking conditions apply. Certificate has no cash value and is not transferable. Valid any time through the 2021 season.

3 Night Stay at Good Bear Ranch for 10!

This one-of-a-kind log home tucked into the base of the Elkhorn Mountains is located on 250 acres bordered by the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. Grab this 3 day get away in this gorgeous home with a gourmet kitchen, pool table, and incredible views. Located just 5 miles from the Marble Pass Trailhead of the Elkhorn Crest Trail, it provides easy access to hiking and biking trails, Baker City restaurants and stores, the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and Anthony Lakes. The house has a large wrap around deck, including a furnished, covered area near the kitchen/main entry. The seven bedroom and four bath, 5200 sq.ft. home accommodates a lot of people! Enjoy, relax, and rest easy knowing your vacation supports a great cause. Pets ok with additional deposit ($50.00 per pet in additional to the regular deposit of $750.00). All deposits are refundable within one week of departure.

Book any available stay dates between September 15, 2021 and June 15, 2022, excluding holidays or Spring Break. A shuttle to the Marble Pass Trailhead is included for anyone planning to hike the Elkhorn Crest section of the Blue Mountains Trail.

3 Night Stay at Barking Mad Farm B&B for 2!

Explore one of Oregon’s most beautiful landscapes in a deluxe bed and breakfast that offers a full list of modern amenities. Barking Mad Farm B&B combines the quiet serenity of the gorgeous Wallowa Mountains with a fantastic lodging experience in a restored farmhouse that gives you the best of outdoor wonder and indoor comfort. Our pet-friendly bed and breakfast in NE Oregon includes accommodations for every vacation, from a brief weekend retreat to a romantic trip to the mountains to a base for outdoor recreational adventures.​

Sip coffee in bed or relax on the wraparound porch as you watch the deer, buffalo and eagles outside. We’ll serve you breakfast each morning with organic ingredients sourced from local farms and markets and provide you with local insight to help you plan your day’s adventures.

Includes a dinner for two at nearby Terminal Gravity. Book any available stay dates before the end of 2021.

In addition to these great auction packages, you won't want to miss the packages included in the silent auction. This year's items include:

A 3-night stay for up to 12 people at the Weston Mountain Lodge in the Blue Mountains near Weston, Oregon

A stay at the River Dance Lodge on Idaho's Lochsa River

A 2-night stay in a rustic cabin at The Suttle Lodge near Sisters, Oregon

An Ultralight backpacking gear package from Six Moon Designs

Lift tickets from Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort

Handcrafted wood artwork

And many more items to bid on, all of which supports our mission


This year's event is sponsored by these amazing businesses. We hope you enjoy the adventure, travel and gear packages they have also generously contributed to the auction. 

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Greater Hells Canyon Council


EIN: 93-0999442

PO Box 2768

La Grande, OR  97850 

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