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Outdoor Experience Program Calendar

2018 Spring Adventure Trips Calendar

Registration for all trips opens Tuesday, January 16.

January


Saturday, January 27: Ice Skate Yosemite

Join the OEP staff for a fun day as we head to Half Dome Village Ice Skating Rink and glide the afternoon away at one of the most picturesque skating rinks in the country. This is an open air rink right in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Trip fee includes transportation, park entrance fee, skating fee and skate rentals. Trip is ranked easy to moderate.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50

Register here.

 

February


Saturday, February 3: Ski/Snowboard Shuttle

Join us for a shuttle for a day of skiing and snowboarding. Trip fee only includes transportation.  Lift ticket and equipment rental is participant's responsibility. Trip is ranked easy to moderate.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50

Register here.

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Saturday, February 10: Valentine's San Francisco Shuttle

Enjoy a day in San Francisco and leave the driving to us. Shop, visit the sights or enjoy the great cuisine of the city. You'll definitely leave your heart in San Francisco.  Trip fee includes transportation and parking.  This trip is rated easy.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50

Register here.

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Saturday, February 17 & Sunday February 18: Winter Camping Yosemite

Join the OEP Staff and Wilderness Center Rangers on a trip to a winter wonderland, exploring Yosemite Valley and snowshoeing in the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard area. Participants will have the opportunity to spend an evening in the serenity of the starlight in Yosemite Valley. Trip fee includes transportation, park entrance fee, backpacking and camping gear, group food, and guiding. This trip is rated moderate to strenuous for altitude, backpacking with heavy load, mileage and low temperatures.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $75, all others $105

Register here.

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Saturday, February 24: Snowshoe Mariposa Grove

Join us as we travel to Yosemite to spend the day snowshoeing in the backcountry. Trip fee includes transportation, park entrance fee, snowshoeing gear and guiding. This trip is rated moderate due to altitude, high mileage and low temperature.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50

Register here.

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Sunday, February 25: Metalmark Climbing Gym Shuttle

Get out of your comfort zone and reach new heights: 48-foot-high Lead Wall, 12,000 square feet of climbing terrain, 2000 square feet of bouldering and over 80 top and lead ropes. Join us for a day of excitement and challenges as we journey together to Metalmark Climbing Gym in Fresno.  Trip fee includes transportation, gym day pass and equipment rental. This trip is rated easy to moderate. 

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $40, all others $70

Register here.

 

March


 

Saturday, March 3: Kayak Elkhorn Slough

Join us as we enjoy the breathtaking views while kayaking one of the last natural wetlands in California. OEP staff and Kayak Connection will lead us on a thrilling paddle in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We will be passing by otters, sea lions and an infinite amount of birds. This is a great chance to see wildlife as you have never seen before. Trip fee includes transportation, equipment rental and guiding. This trip is rated moderate.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $85, all others $115

Register here.

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Saturday, March 10: Surf Santa Cruz

Experience what Santa Cruz has to offer. Spend the morning surfing and enjoying your time on the spectacular beaches. Then relax and cruise through the Santa Cruz Boardwalk while enjoying the spectacular views. Trip fee includes transportation, parking and surfing lesson.  This trip is rated moderate.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $130, all others $160

Register here.

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Saturday, March 17: Snowshoe Dewey Point

Join us as we travel to Yosemite to spend the day snowshoeing in the backcountry. Trip fee includes transportation, park entrance fee, snowshoeing gear and guiding. This trip is rated moderate due to altitude, high mileage and low temperature.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50

Register here.

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Saturday, March 24 - Sunday, March 30: Spring Break Road Trip

Join the OEP Staff as we take a road trip to a few of the most iconic places in the western United States. This 7-day trip will take you through California deserts, Nevada valleys and canyons in Utah and Arizona. We will visit parks along the way like Joshua Tree, Zion, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon. Come on an adventure and leave all the driving to us. Trip fee includes transportation, park fees, camping and backpacking equipment and some meals. This trip is rated moderate to strenuous for length and high mileage.

A payment plan is available for this trip.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $250, all others $325

Register here.

April


 

Saturday, April 7: Explore Monterey Bay

Join us as we travel to historic Monterey Bay. Take a stroll down iconic cannery row or enjoy some fresh seafood on the wharf. Experience what this part of the California coast has to offer. Trip fee includes transportation and parking. This trip is rated easy.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50

Register here.

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Sunday, April 8: Wildflowers Hike - Hite Cove

Join us for a spectacular day hike into Hite's Cove Gold Mine, just outside of Yosemite. Experience one of nature's most amazing wildflower displays in the entire western United States. On our 10-mile round trip hike, you will encounter many plants and animals. Learn about Native American tales as well as the story of John Hite, the richest gold miner of the Central Sierra. Trip fee includes transportation, entrance fee and guiding. This trip is rated moderate due to high mileage.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50

Register here.

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Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15: Big Sur Camping

Join us on a perfect weekend getaway to Big Sur. The forest beckons and we must go. Experience the majestic trails and coastal backpacking. Fee includes transportation, park entrance, meals and backpacking and camping gear. This trip is rated moderate to strenuous for high mileage and backpacking with heavy load. 

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $75, all others $105

Register here.

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Saturday, April 21: Horseback Riding

Join us as we travel to the California Coast for a day of horseback riding. Enjoy amazing views while riding around.  Trip fee includes transportation and riding fee.  This trip is rated easy to moderate.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $125, all others $155

Register here.

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Saturday, April 28: Hike Mist Trail

Join us for a strenuous hike up two of the most spectacular waterfalls in Yosemite. Get soaked from the spray of Vernal Falls and enjoy the majesty of Nevada Falls on this 8 mile round trip hike. Trip fee includes transportation, park entrance fee and guiding. This trip is rated moderate for high mileage.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50

Register here.