Backpacking and Camping

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Price Key

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


Desolation Wilderness 2- Day

backpacking desolation The Desolation Wilderness, 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 and approximately 130 lakes, some reaching 900 acres in size. 

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.

Trip Dates:

#1: May 11 -  May 12

#2: June 8 - June 9

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A $125/ B $150

Tahoe Car Camping

camp fireCome 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

Trip Dates:

June 1 - June 2

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A $125/ B $150

Yosemite Car Camping 2-Day

half domeDo you want to see the glory of Yosemite but don't necessarily want to camp in the backcountry? In this fun trip, you'll get to hike hard during the day, but still be able to return to the creature comforts of car camping. You may visit Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows or Hetch-Hetchy.

Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment, lunches, and $15 park entrance fee.

 

 

Trip Dates:

April 27 - 28

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A $125/ B $150

Yosemite Backpacking 3- Day

tuolumne meadowsSurrounded 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

Trip Dates:

May 25 - May 27

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A $230/ B $280

Yosemite Backpacking 6- Day

photographing the beauty of yosemiteSurrounded 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, and all food are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment.

Trip Dates:

June 17 - June 22

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A $350/ B $500