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ADVENTURE OUTINGS

Fall 2012


WELCOME In 1984, the students of Chico State recognized the need for student-led adventures in the wilds of Northern California and beyond. Today, Adventure Outings is supported by the Associated Students of Chico State. In addition to our outdoor trips, we offer custom trips, outdoor equipment rentals, bike repair, and backcountry yurt rental. The mission of Adventure Outings is to conduct state-ofthe-art adventure related activities and programs structured to enhance the experiences of the Chico State community. Adventure Outings runs 30–40 trips every semester, exposing you to exciting activities such as whitewater rafting, backpacking, rock climbing, caving, and kayaking. All outings (unless otherwise listed) are suitable for beginners. AO’s trip leaders are university students who provide the leadership that has earned Adventure Outings a national reputation for program excellence.

Adventure Outings, BMU—Main Lobby Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm (530) 898-4011 www.aschico.com/adventureoutings


What AO Provides Trip fees cover leadership, transportation, camping, and technical equipment like boats, climbing gear, etc. AO does not provide personal clothing, camping equipment, or food. If you need equipment for one of our trips, you can rent it from our rental center at 50% off the regular student rate!

Sign-Up Information Sign ups for all Adventure Outings trips are on a first-come, first-served basis. So sign up early at the AO office in the BMU. Many participants sign up by themselves so they can meet new people while enjoying the great outdoors. You may make some friends that last long past your trip! Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may call (530) 898-4011 in advance of the trip.

Pre-Trip Meetings Tuesdays at 6:00 pm; Wildcat Den (BMU Basement) Pre-trip meetings are mandatory for participation in all outings. On the Tuesday before your outing, a short meeting is held to meet the other participants and get all the necessary information for your trip. These pre-trip meetings are to ensure you are adequately prepared for the outing. If you cannot attend your pre-trip meeting, you must contact the trip leader to get the necessary information. You may not be allowed to go on the trip if you have not attended either of these meetings.

Refund Policy No refunds are given unless the trip is canceled by Adventure Outings. Inform the Adventure Outings office if you decide to sell your spot, and bring your receipt to the office. However, if you do not sell your spot, you will not be reimbursed if you choose not to go on the trip. Due to the unpredictability of nature and other unforeseeable circumstances, trip locations, times, dates, and the method of travel are subject to change without notification.

Custom Trips Custom trips are designed for campus organizations (e.g., clubs, dorms, fraternities, sororities) or any other groups that want to have an outdoor experience together. AO will help you design the format of the trip (e.g., caving, backpacking, rafting), and our leaders will facilitate any special goals that you hope to accomplish, such as staff development or group bonding. Please call the AO office at (530) 898-4011 for more information. Custom trips can only be planned with advanced notice and reservations.


SEPTEMBER Sacramento River Clean Up Saturday September 8 Leave 8AM | Return 5PM | FREE!

Up to 25,000 people float down the Sacramento River on Labor Day and, unfortunately, a lot of trash gets left behind. You can help make a difference by joining in the effort to clean up the river we all enjoy so much. We will paddle down the Sacramento in rafts and inflatable kayaks to pull hundreds of pounds of trash and recyclables out of the river.

Whiskeytown Stand Up Paddling Saturday September 8 & Sunday September 9 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $46 | Faculty/Staff $51 | General $56

Whiskeytown is nestled between the edge of the Klamath Mountain Range and the Central Valley. Come stand up paddling on Whiskeytown Lake where a bustling gold mining town once stood. This is a great opportunity to soak up some sunshine and history while trying out the great sport of SUPing.

Used Gear Sale & Swap (BMU Auditorium) Thursday September 13 6pm–8pm | FREE!

Is it time to clear out some space in your gear closet, or are you looking for a new piece of outdoor gear? Students and community members are invited to AO’s used gear sale. We will be selling our used program gear and providing tables for you to sell your used gear too. Whether you’ve come to buy or sell, entrance is free. You can’t lose!

Juniper Lake Canoe and Hike Friday September 14–Sunday September 16 Leave 4pm | Return 6pm | Student $48 | Faculty/Staff $58 | General $68

Juniper Lake is found on the east side of Lassen National Park. This pristine body of water is the largest of an entire family of gorgeous lakes. We will spend the weekend canoeing and hiking to explore the natural wonders of the area.


American River Raft Friday September 14–Sunday September 16 Leave 4pm | Return 6pm | Student $100 | Faculty/Staff $110 | General $120

With 50 major rapids in 21 miles, it’s no wonder the South Fork American River rafting is one of the most popular trips in the country. Join AO for two days of rafting to take on rapids like “Troublemaker” and “Satan’s Cesspool”!

Flume Day Hike and Swim Saturday September 15 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $15 | Faculty/Staff $20 | General $25

Escape the heat and explore one of the most beautiful swimming holes in the North Valley. We will hike along the flume and spend the afternoon in the clear, cool water.

Used Bike Auction Thursday September 20 Viewing Noon–3:30pm | Auction 3:30pm–5pm

The Bike Cart will once again be hosting its annual bike auction. There will be 50+ used bikes up for auction. There are always a variety of bikes available, whether you are looking for a road, mountain, or cruiser bike.

Twilight Stand Up Paddling Thursday September 20 Leave 4pm | Return 8pm | Student $20 | Faculty/Staff $25 | General $30

Always busy on the weekends? Escape the drone of the week and join us on a Thursday for an evening of stand up paddling as we enjoy the beauty of the river.

Intro to Hardshell Kayaking Tuesday September 18 & Thursday September 20: Pool Sessions 6pm–8pm Saturday September 22 & Sunday September 23: On River Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $129 | Faculty/Staff $139 | General $149

If learning to hardshell kayak is on your life list of things to do, here’s the perfect chance to cross it off. AO’s experienced instructors will help you master the skills you need. Spend two evenings in the pool covering all the basics, and then head to the river for a Class I to Class II run. If you are a beginner looking to gain some knowledge or want to strengthen your skills, sign up now for this opportunity! *Pool sessions are mandatory!


SEPTEMBER

Cont’d

Intro to Inflatable Kayaking Saturday September 22 & Sunday September 23 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $65 | Faculty/Staff $75 | General $85

Here is your chance to spend two exhilarating days on the river. These inflatable kayaks are self-bailing and are great for a fun and confidence-inspiring run on the river. You can control your own destiny in a single kayak or pair up with a friend in a double.

Intro to Surfing Friday September 21–Sunday September 23 Leave 2pm | Return 7pm | Students $135 | Faculty/Staff $150 | General $165

This is a great trip to spend on the beach with new and old friends. We’ll drive down to lovely Santa Cruz, where the ocean is calling our names. Days will be spent in the sand and surf, learning the tricks of surfing, and our nights camping along the coast. What more could you ask for? All levels of experience welcomed; basic swimming skills are required. *Fee includes wetsuit & board rental.

Mt. Brokeoff Moonlight Hike Friday September 28 & Saturday September 29 Leave 4pm | Return noon | Student $45 | Faculty/Staff $50 | General $55

Join AO on a late-night quest to the summit of Mt. Brokeoff. With the full moon lighting our way, we will attempt to ascend the summit at 9,235 ft. and experience a new and very different view of the park.

American River Raft Friday September 28–Sunday September 30 Leave 4pm | Return 6pm | Student $100 | Faculty/Staff $110 | General $120

See description for September 14–16.


OCTOBER Twilight Stand Up Paddling Thursday October 4 Leave 4pm | Return 8pm | Student $20 | Faculty/Staff $25 | General $30

See description for September 20.

Adventure Outings Assistant Trip Leader Applications Due Friday October 5 by 5pm Join the Adventure Outings family with this great position that increases your leadership experience and technical outdoor skills. Assistant trip leader applications are due to the Adventure Outings office (BMU Lobby) by 5pm. You can pick up applications at the Adventure Outings office or get them online. Apply today!

Lake Tahoe Sea Kayak Friday October 5–Sunday October 7 Leave 2pm | Return 7pm | Student $89 | Faculty/Staff $99 | General $109

Come sea kayaking with AO on beautiful Lake Tahoe. This is a great way to explore the west side of Lake Tahoe while still keeping it blue! We will then camp close to the lake and enjoy the cool breeze and the warm fire as we reflect upon the wonderful day we just had.

Trinity Alps Backpack Friday October 5–Sunday October 7 Leave 2pm | Return 7pm | Student $69 | Faculty/Staff $79 | General $89

A wilderness area means no roads or logging and limited human access. They don’t call these crags the Alps for nothing—its remoteness is unsurpassed anywhere in Northern California. Rock spires and alpine lakes make this area a gem; it’s well worth the effort to see its splendor first hand.

Intro to Mountain Biking Saturday October 6 & Sunday October 7 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $55 | Faculty/Staff $65 | General $75

If you’ve only pedaled on pavement, here’s your chance to hit the trails. Join our skilled AO staff as they teach you the tricks and tips of mountain biking. This is a great opportunity to travel the trails of Northern California in a new way!


OCTOBERCont’d Intro to Rock Climbing Saturday October 13 & Sunday October 14 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $54 | Faculty/Staff $64 | General $74

Here’s your chance for an introduction to the great sport of rock climbing. We will teach you about the equipment, knots, safety, belaying and climbing techniques. This trip is designed to show beginners what is needed to start climbing and a chance to get in some great climbs for all skill levels. Join us for two days of climbing, a night of camping, and the pleasure of meeting new people.

Intro to Surfing (Santa Cruz) Friday October 12–Sunday October 14 Leave 2pm | Return 7pm | Students $135 | Faculty/Staff $150 | General $165

See description for September 21–23.

American River Raft Friday October 19–Sunday October 21 Leave 4pm | Return 6pm | Student $100 | Faculty/Staff $110 | General $120

See description for September 14 –16.

Mill Creek Falls Day Hike Saturday October 20 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $35 | Faculty/Staff $40 | General $45

Mill Creek Falls is the highest waterfall in Lassen Volcanic National Park. At the junction of two creeks, the falls drop 75 feet to the river below. Join AO on a hike through the red fir forest to an overlook of the beautiful falls.

Full Moon Paddle Saturday October 27 Leave 6pm | Return 10pm | Student $20 | Faculty/Staff $25 | General $30

Imagine the serene river, the full moon, and a stand up paddleboard. Join AO as we paddle down the river and experience the beauty of the moonlit scenery. Not only does this provide a great way to escape the drone of the week, but it is also a great core workout. Come experience stand up paddling with us!

Prairie Creek Backpack Friday October 26–Sunday October 28 Leave 2pm | Return 7pm | Student $99 | Faculty/Staff $109 | General $119

Are you ready to inhale crisp salty air as you wake up to a beautiful sunrise on the redwood coast? Always an AO favorite, this trip involves some of the oldest and tallest trees on earth, along with ferns from the Mesozoic period and amazing beaches. As we backpack along the coast, you’ll forget all your worries and enjoy the views of the ocean.


NOVEMBER Lava Tubes Caving and Camping Friday November 2–Sunday November 4 Leave 2pm | Return 7pm | Student $89 | Faculty/Staff $99 | General $109

The lava tubes in Modoc National Forest allow us to spend our days slithering through the old lava tunnels. With hundreds of tubes to explore and a deep historical background, this trip has always been an AO favorite.

Deer Creek Day Hike and Yoga Sunday November 4 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $27 | Faculty/Staff $32 | General $37

Immerse yourself in the pristine Lassen National Forest. There is time to take a deep breath and find yourself listening to nature while settling into a variety of yoga positions.

Lassen Backpack Friday November 9–Sunday November 11 Leave 4pm | Return 6pm | Student $47 | Faculty/Staff $57 | General $67

Discover the beauty of Lassen’s ever-changing landscape. Learn about the great diversity of plant and animal life, as well as unique geological features.

Samwel Cave and Canoe Combo Friday November 9–Sunday November 11 Leave 2pm | Return 6pm | Student $79 | Faculty/Staff $89 | General $99

This combo trip gives you the chance to discover the wonders of Lake Shasta by canoe and explore Samwel Cave with its underground pools, stalactites, and stalagmites.

Intro to Stand Up Paddling Monday November 12 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $25 | Faculty/Staff $30 | General $35

Join us for a day of stand up paddling and experience the scenery of the river while working on balance, paddle strokes, and core strengthening.

Yosemite National Park Tour Sunday November 18–Saturday November 24 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $184 | Faculty/Staff $199 | General $214

Our journey will take us above the valley floor to the base of massive granite walls and soaring waterfalls. We will ascend past breathtaking fall colors and witness the world from a new perspective. We will feast like kings out in nature as we make our own Thanksgiving dinner. Numerous day hikes will ensure opportunities to see all the amazing sites. We will follow the road less traveled and gain an understanding of why people come from all over the world to visit this natural wonder.


DECEMBER Intro to Outdoor Cooking Saturday December 1–Sunday December 2 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $45 | Faculty/Staff $55 | General $65

It’s time to take our culinary skills a step further. Join the most talented outdoor cooks in AO for a lesson with more sugar and spice than Uncle John’s barbecued wings. We will set up camp and get versed on a variety of cooking techniques used both in camp and the backcountry. Emphasizing backpacking stoves, Dutch ovens, and the campfire, you will be primed for any gourmet outdoor meal. *Price includes majority of ingredients for cooking.

Feather Falls Day Hike Saturday December 1 Leave 8am | Return 6pm | Student $30 | Faculty/Staff $35 | General $40

Did you know that the sixth highest waterfall in the U.S. is right here in Butte County? A 10-mile round trip hike takes you to a beautiful waterfall with excellent views along the way. Join us as we seek this spectacular 640-foot waterfall.

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Friday December 7–Sunday December 9 Student $235 | General $245

Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? This three-day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision-making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. You must possess a valid WFR certification of at least 72 hours in order to recertify through this course. Upon successful course completion you will earn a wilderness medicine certification from WMI of NOLS. The course will run from 8–5 Friday through Sunday.


OTHER SERVICES

Bike Repair The Bike Cart offers a convenient bicycle repair service, both on and off campus. Our mechanics will perform repairs such as changing flat tires, tune ups, and trueing wheels. Need a recycled cycle? Don’t forget about the bike auctions held each semester. Each auction varies with its selection of bikes —cruisers, mountain bikes, tandems—but all are ready to ride.

Bike Cart Northeast corner of the BMU Monday–Thursday, Noon–4pm (weather dependent)

Bike Shop 417 Cherry St. (Corner of Cherry St. & 4th Street) Monday–Thursday, 2pm–6pm (530) 898-4995 www.aschico.com/bikecart

Climbing The WREC Climbing Gym boasts a 36-foot wall, 3,000 square feet of climbing space, and 50 routes from beginner to expert. All climbing gear (harness, chalk, and climbing shoes) is free and no experience is necessary. If you are just starting to climb or have some experience, we offer classes that can help you develop and hone your skills. Trainings are designed to take the indoor climber and teach them safe, and efficient practices that will enable them to start climbing outside. Stop by or call to see a list of trainings and dates.

WREC Climbing Gym (530) 898-5867 www.aschico.com/wrec/climbingwall

Backcountry Yurt A yurt is a canvas and wood hut designed to protect campers from the elements, complete with a wood stove to keep you warm at night. Our yurt is located in the backcountry of Lassen National Forest near Butte Meadows, with access to great outdoor recreation. It is available to rent for $50 per night. For reservations, contact: AO Equipment Room (530) 898-5034


NEED GEAR?

Weekend

Outdoor Equipment Rental WREC 158 Monday–Friday 1pm –6pm (530) 898-5034

Adventure Outings rents a variety of high-end, outdoor gear at outstanding prices. From backpacks to whitewater rafts, we’ve got your adventures covered.

Rental prices are half off if you are going on an Adventure Outings Trip!

Week

Water Sports

Student

General

Student

General

Rafter’s Special (wetsuit, booties & splash jacket)

$22

$27

$36

$48

Wetsuit

$12

$14

$20

$25

Booties

$6

$8

$10

$14

Splash Jacket

$6

$8

$10

$14

Helmet/PFD/Paddle

$4-$6

$6-$8

$6-$10

$10-$14

Dry Bag/Spray Skirt

$5

$6

$8

$10

Water Craft

Student

General

Student

General

Rentals by appointment only. All boats are rented as a package with paddles (or oars), PFDs and helmets. Renter must have suitable transportation and/or vehicle racks. Canoe/ Inflatable Kayak

$50

$60

$80

$90

Hardshell Kayak

$60

$70

$100

$115

Raft (Paddle Package)

$110

$135

$180

$220

Raft (Oar Package)

$130

$155

$220

$260

Sit-on-top Kayak

$35

$45

$65

$85

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)

$35

$45

$65

$85

Camping/Backpacking

Student

General

Student

General

Sleeping Bag (with liner and pad)

$14

$18

$25

$32

Backpack

$14

$18

$25

$32

3-person Tent

$16

$20

$28

$36

6-person Tent

$27

$32

$46

$55

Mega-Mid Tent

$15

$17

$28

$32

Ice Chest (80 qt.)

$12

$14

$20

$25

Bear Canister

$5

$6

$8

$10 $8

Ground Tarp

$4

$5

$6

Cook Kit

$4

$6

$6

$10

2-burner Stove

$8

$10

$14

$18

Backpacking Stove (Pressurized Gas or Whisperlite)

$6

$8

$10

$14

Backpacking Stove Fuel

11 oz: $1

20 oz: $2

30 oz: $3

Skiing-Mountaineering-Climbing

Student

General

Student

General

Cross Country Ski Package (Skis, boots, poles)

$20

$25

$35

$45

Avalanche Safety Tools Package (Shovel, beacon, probe)

$16

$20

$28

$36

Snowshoes

$10

$12

$14

$18

Ice Axe

$6

$8

$10

$14

Crampons

$10

$12

$18

$22

Mountaineering Helmet

$5

$6

$8

$10

Snow Shovel

$6

$8

$10

$14

Rock Climbing Shoes

$6

$8

$10

$14

Gaiters

$6

$6

$8

$10

Trekking Poles

$6

$8

$10

$14

Crash Pads

$12

$14

$20

$25

Snowboard and Ski Waxing

$10

http://www.aschico.com/advo/equipmentrental


Adventure Outings Fall 2012 Calendar