Backpacking and Camping

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Campus Recreation is excited to offer a fee waiver for students interested in participating in programming at any of our centers, made possible through a partnership with Amazon. Any current and active fee paying UC Davis student can apply for a fee waiver to enroll in classes at less than the usual cost. The application period for the winter quarter is currently open. More information can be found with the Campus Recreation Fee Waiver Application. If you are interested in obtaining a fee waiver, make sure to fill out the application ASAP. It could take up to 3 weeks for your application to be reviewed. Fee waiver funds can not be used to reimburse you for a trip you have already purchased.


SUMMER REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 17 AT 12PM

Pricing:

A: UC Davis Student/ARC Member
B: Non-UC Davis Student/Non-ARC Member


Tahoe Car Camping 2-Day

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Come visit the rugged beauty of Lake Tahoe with Outdoor Adventures! Our overnight adventure will take you car camping and hiking along the most famous lake in California. Participants will spend their nights in one of the many gorgeous campgrounds along Tahoe. Days will be spent hiking in the pristine wilderness that surrounds the lake. Come see the endless sea of pines, abundant wildlife, and clear blue waters of Tahoe with us!
 

Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment and lunches.

 

Loch Leven Lake Backpacking 2- Day

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Celebrate your 4th of July weekend with great companions and a fantastic hike at the beautiful Loch Leven Lakes in the Tahoe National Forest. Surrounded by pines and mountain scenery, these lovely collection of lakes are just what you need to start your summer off with a bang. Trips are designed for the basic-level backpacker, but most levels can be accommodated. Participants should be in good physical condition, and excited about exploring one of Tahoe's hidden gems.  

Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment and lunches.

 

Round Lake Backpacking 2- Day

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The Tahoe area, is a spectacular area of sub alpine and alpine forests, jagged granitic peaks, and glacially formed valleys and lake basins. You will discover numerous streams, lakes and abundant wildlife. 

Trips are designed for the basic-level backpacker, but most levels can be accommodated. Participants should be in good physical condition. 

Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment and lunches.

 

Mokelumne Wilderness Backpacking 2-Day

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Come celebrate your August 4th at 4th of July Lake in the Mokelumne Wilderness! Just south of Lake Tahoe, this pristine mountain wilderness area has stunning alpine lakes, beautiful views, and a diverse array of ecological environments. You will spend the night at the deep blue waters of 4th of July Lake, and explore the dazzling surrounding area during the day.

Trips are designed for the basic-level backpacker, but most levels can be accommodated. Participants should be in good physical condition, and excited about exploring one of Tahoe's hidden gems. 

Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment and lunches.

 

Yosemite Backpacking 3- Day

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Surrounded entirely by national forest in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite boasts fabulous granite faces, domes, glacier-filled lakes, and spectacular waterfalls. Spending time in Yosemite's backcountry is a "must do" for everyone. Outdoor Adventure trips are designed with the beginner backpacker in mind, but are great for all skill levels. Participants should be in good physical condition.

Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. 
Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment and lunches.