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Outdoor Experience Program Calendar

Adventure Trips Calendar
Fall 2022 Trip Schedule 

Registration will open on August 31st!

Saturday, September 10th: Hike Tuolumne Meadows/River Loop

Description: Join our OEP and WEC staff for a hike around the Tuolumne Meadows. This flat loop is around 4 miles long and provides a great scenic view of Lyell Canyon and Lembert Dome. Trip fee includes transportation and park entry fee. This trip is rated easy.

Registration Deadline: September 7th at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

Register here.

Saturday, September 17th: Hike Lembert Dome

Description: Join the OEP and WEC staff for a 2.8-mile hike up Lembert Dome. This hike gives you a spectacular view of Tuolumne Meadows, the Cathedral Range and surrounding peaks. Trip fee includes transportation and park entry fee. This trip is rated moderate for the altitude/elevation gain.

Registration Deadline: September 14th at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

Register here.

Sunday, September 25th: Kayak Nature Tour of Santa Cruz Wharf

Description: Join the OEP staff on a guided nature kayak tour of Santa Cruz Wharf. During your two hours of paddling, you will experience kelp forest creatures such as sea otters and sea lions. Trip fee includes transportation, kayak equipment rental and guide fee. This trip is rated easy to moderate due to water activities.

Registration Deadline: September 14th at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $100. All others: $130

Register here.

Saturday, October 1st: Hike Tenaya Lake

Description: Join our OEP and WEC staff for a hike around Tenaya Lake. This 2.5 mile hike has a beautiful view of Tenaya Lake that is bordered on three sides by granite peaks and dome. Trip fee includes transportation and park entry fee. This hike is rates easy.

Registration Deadline: September 28th at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

Register here.

Sunday, October 9th: Hike Chilnualna Falls

Description: Join the OEP and WEC staff for a hike up to Chilnualna Falls. This 8.2-mile hike has views of several large cascades and a spectacular view of Chilnualna Falls along the hike. Trip fees include transportation and park entry fee. This trip is rated strenuous due to the mileage and elevation gain.

Registration Deadline: October 5th at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

Register here.

Saturday, October 15th: Hike Wapama Falls

Description: Join the OEP and WEC staff for a hike to Wapama Falls. This hike that is around 5 miles in length will give you a spectacular view of Wapama Falls. Trip fee includes transportation, park entrance fee and guiding. This trip is rate moderate due to distance.

Registration Deadline: October 12th at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

Register here.

Saturday, October 22nd: Hike Mariposa Grove

Description: Join the OEP and Wilderness Center staff on a hike through the biggest sequoia grove in Yosemite National Park. You will experience the best views of Wawona Valley and the 1800-year-old Grizzly Giant sequoia. Trip fee includes transportation, park entrance fee and guiding. This trip is rated easy to moderate for mileage.

Registration Deadline: October 19th at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

Register here.

Sunday, October 23rd: Indoor Rock Climbing

Description: Learn how to top rope belay and climb at Alpine Climbing Adventure Fitness gym in Ripon. This is a 3-hour climbing session with 1-1.5 hours of instructions and 1.5-2 hours of climbing. Trip fee includes transportation, rental gear and 1-week free membership to Alpine.

Registration Deadline: October 19th at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $60. All others: $90

Register here

Saturday, November 5th: Horseback Riding Yosemite Trails

Description: TBD

Registration Deadline: November 2nd at 5 PM

Pricing: TBD

Saturday, December 3rd: Yosemite in the Winter

Description: Join OEP Staff on this day trip to Yosemite Valley. Explore the valley floor as we mix walking and shuttling between the various attractions. Trip fee includes transportation and parking. This trip is rated easy. 

Registration Deadline: November 3rd at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

Sunday, December 4th: Explore San Francisco

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

Registration Deadline: November 30th at 5 PM

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

Pre-Trip Meeting

Please note attendance at pre-trip meeting is mandatory for each trip. Participants not attending the pre-trip meeting will be removed from the trip and not eligbile for a refund. All pre-trip meetings will be held on the Thursday before departure at 5:00pm in the Outdoor Center in SAAC. 

For participants seeking a refund, the following will apply:
Up to 14 days prior to trip departure - 100% refund minus $20 processing fee
From 13-7 days prior to trip departure - 50% refund minus $20 processing fee
Fewer than 7 days prior to trip departure - No refund.