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2018 Fall Adventure Trips Calendar

Registration for all Fall trips is open. 

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September

 

Saturday, September 29: Alcatraz Tour - San Francisco

Join us for a day trip to Alcatraz Island to tour this historic landmark. Alcatraz and history go hand in hand. Once home to some of America's most notorious criminals, Alcatraz is now home to rare flowers and plants, marine wildlife and thousands of nesting birds. Civil War-era buildings dotting the island give insight into the 19th century when the island served as both a harbor defense fort and a military prison. Trip fee includes transportation, ferry ticket and tour. This trip is rated easy.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $65, all others $95

This trip is full.

 

Sunday, September 30: Hike Gaylor Lakes

Join the OEP and WEC staff on a 4-mile roundtrip hike along the Gaylor Lakes trail in Yosemite. You will be rewarded with views of Dana Meadows and the mountains of the eastern Sierras. Trip fee includes transportation and park entry fees. This trip is rated easy to moderate.

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

 

Saturday, October 6: Horseback Riding Mariposa

Join OEP staff for a one-hour trail ride along Big Creek guided by a real Yosemite cowboy. You and your American Quarter horse will travel along a mountain trail, surrounded by towering pines, lush alpine meadows and the bluest sky you have ever seen. You will experience the exhilaration of riding your horse through a mountain stream. Please note the trail company restricts maximum weight to 250 pounds. Trip fee includes transportation, entrance fee and trail ride fee. This trip is rated easy.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $80, all others $110
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Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14: Backpack Clouds Rest

Join the OEP and WEC staff ffor this two day backpacking trip to Clouds Rest in Yosemite. Clouds Rest is regarded as one of the most iconic views in all of Yosemite. hike along through the beautiful Yosemite wilderness to the narrow crest 1000 feet above the top of Half Dome. Trip fee includes transportation, park entry fee, backpacking and camping gear, group food and guiding. This trip is rated strenuous for altitude, backpacking with heavly load and mileage..

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

This trip is full.

 

Saturday, October 20: Hike Chilnualna Falls

Join the OEP and WEC staff for an 8-mile trek up around some of the most beautiful falls in Yosemite. Trip fee includes transportation and park entry fee. This trip is rated moderate to strenuous for altitude gain and mileage.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50
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Sunday, October 21: Mariposa Zipling Tour

Join the OEP staff for a 2-hour six-stage guide led ziplining tour through lush pines trees in Mariposa County. Please be advised the guide company restricts maximum weight to 250 pounds. Trip fee includes transportation and parking and tour fee. This trip is rated moderate for altitude.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $120, all others $150
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Saturday, October 27: Hike Lembert Dome

Join the OEP and WEC staff for a 3-mile trek at Lembert Dome in Yosemite. Lembert Dome is a granite dome rock formation. At an elevation of 8,500 feet, the dome soars 900 feet above Tuolumne Meadows and the nearby Tuolumne River. Trip fee includes transportation and park entry fee. This trip is rated easy to moderate for altitude.

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

 

Saturday, November 3: Kayak Nature Tour of Santa Cruz Wharf

Join OEP staff on a guided nature tour of the Santa Cruz Wharf. During your two hours of paddling you will experience kelp forest creatures like 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.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $90, all others $120
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Sunday, November 4: Hike Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Join the OEP and WEC 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 and park entry fee. This trip is rated easy.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $20, all others $50
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Saturday, November 10 - Monday, November 12: Camp Pinnacles National Park

Join the OEP staff on a two-night camping experience in Pinnacles National Park. The park encompasses 26,000 acres of spectacular rock formations and remnants of an extinct 23-million-year old volcano. If you're luck you may even see an elusive California Condor. Trip fee includes transportation and park entry fee, meals and backpacking and camping gear. This trip is rated easy to moderate for mileage.

Price: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $125, all others $155
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Saturday, November 17: 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 fees include transportation and parking.

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

 

Saturday, December 1: Explore Yosemite Valley in Winter

Join the OEP staff on this day trip to Yosemite Valley. Explore the valley floor, as we mix walking and shuttling through various attractions. Trip fee includes transportation and park entry fee. This trip is rated easy.

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