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Over the course of the last year (2012-2013) Outdoor Adventures lead 44 different trips with over 470 students participating in activities such as rock climbing, river rafting, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, splitboarding, snowshoeing, and many more. The volunteer student trip leaders are in constant training to provide a positive, safe learning environment where students can learn and develop their outdoor skills. Check out the trips that we are offering this semester here.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND TRIPS ARE ONLY FOR UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND THEIR GUESTS. TRIPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO ALUMNI OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
Note: In compliance with University of Utah policies, no firearms, alcohol or controlled substances are permitted on Cooperative Adventure Trips. All trip participants are encouraged to have health insurance. View our Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver here. Assumption of Risk Form
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING UPON PERMITS, WEATHER, AND OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
KAYAK ROLL PRACTICE, HPER
Don’t let your roll get rusty. Bring your University I.D., kayak, skirt and paddle to the Natatorium Wednesday/Friday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 PM for a chance to practice. Please make sure your kayak is clean. Current students and Campus Recreation members can participate at no charge. Non-Campus Recreation members must pay the pool guest fee of $5.00. Due to high demands, the pool will accept reservations for a roll session. For information call 801-581-3797.
DATES: Every Wednesday & Friday, 8-10 PM (varies during semester breaks and holidays)
Summer Trips, 2014
LOGAN CANYON MOUNTAIN BIKING
The sun is out, summer is here, and that means it is time to explore the amazing mountains and canyons that surround us by mountain bike. Join our trip leaders for a quick weekend trip to Logan Canyon where they will ride the Jardine Juniper Trail (this is the oldest tree in Utah!) and camp in Logan Canyon. Trip participants must be in good physical condition and have some prior experience mountain biking on single track trails. Trip cost includes food, transportation, group equipment, safety and repair equipment, and leadership. Participants need to provide their own mountain bike or rent one from Outdoor Adventures at an additional cost. Trips are open to University of Utah students, faculty, and staff only.
Estimated Trip Cost: $50 + tax, non-refundable sign-up deposit of $15 + tax
Trip Dates: June 28th-29th, 2014
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: June 24th @ 5:00pm in Outdoor Adventures
BACKPACKING IN THE SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS, IDAHO
Join Outdoor Adventures as we take an extended weekend to explore the pristine beauty of the Sawtooth Mountain Range outside of Stanley, ID. We will be backpacking through the Toxaway-Alice Lake Loop; a 17 mile loop through the heart of this country. No prior backpacking experience is necessary, but participants need to be physically fit and able to carry up to 40lb backpacks over uneven and sometimes steep terrain. Trip costs include group equipment, leadership, food, and transportation. Participants can rent other necessary personal equipment like large backpacks, sleeping bags, and tents from our extensive gear rental program. Trips are open to University of Utah students, faculty, and staff.
Trip Dates: July 17th-20th, 2014
Estimated Cost: $120+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $50+tax
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: Monday, July 14th @ 5:30pm in Outdoor Adventures
MT. TIMPANOGOS DAY HIKE
Looking for a quick way to get some exercise, spend time in the mountains, and meet new people who also enjoy the outdoors? Outdoor Adventures will be leading a challenging but rewarding day hike with a view of Mt. Timpanogos and the surrounding area that will offer possible sightings of mountain goats, birds, moose, and wildflowers. Participants do not need prior outdoor experience, but should be in good physical condition and come prepared with proper clothing for the weather, footwear, and plenty of water. Trip cost includes transportation, group safety equipment, food, and leadership. Trips are available to University of Utah students, faculty, and staff.
Trip Date: July 20th, 2014
Estimated Cost: $15 + tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $5 + tax
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: Thursday, July 17th @ 3-4pm in Outdoor Adventures
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Our programs are available to all current University of Utah Students, Faculty, Staff and their guests. These trips are not open the the General Public or Alumni of the U!
WHAT IS A “COOPERATIVE ADVENTURE?”
Cooperative Adventure trips are planned and coordinated by Outdoor Adventures and the trip participants. Trip costs are shared equally by all participants. All group planning, leadership and risks are shared by all participants equally. Because Outdoor Adventures trips are exciting, physically demanding, and take place in an environment over which we have no control, they are potentially dangerous. As a participant on a Cooperative Adventure, you must personally accept these conditions and assume full responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Trip size is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis. A non-refundable deposit is required when you sign-up to secure a spot for you. Each trip has a pre-trip meeting, and your attendance is strongly recommended. If you can not attend the meeting, please call to schedule a time to meet with one of the trip coordinators.
University of Utah policies prohibit alcohol, controlled substances, and firearms. These items are not permitted on Cooperative Adventure Trips. Participants are not required to have health insurance, but it is strongly encouraged.
DON’T FORGET OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IS OPEN DURING THE SEMESTER BREAKS TO HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME AWAY FROM CLASSES. GET OUT AND PLAY!
THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SEEKS TO PROVIDE EQUAL ACCESS TO IT’S PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES TO PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES.