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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, Student Life Center (January – April 2015)
Don’t let your roll get rusty. Bring your University I.D., kayak, skirt and paddle to the Student Life Center on Friday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30PM for a chance to practice. Please make sure your kayak is thoroughly clean. Current students and Campus Recreation members can participate at no charge. Due to high demands, the Aquatics Program will accept reservations for a roll session. For information call 801-581-3797.
DATES: Every Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM (varies during semester breaks and holidays)
FALL TRIPS, 2014
FALL BREAK: WHITEWATER RAFTING CATARACT CANYON
White water rafting for 7 days and 7 nights on Cataract Canyon in Southern Utah! We will be whitewater rafting the 100 mile stretch from Moab to Lake Powell and with the opportunity for hanging out, hiking, and having some canyon country fun. Be prepared for big rapids, one last hot taste of summer, amazing food, and enjoying our beautiful backyard with some cool people. Participants should ideally have basic camping skills and should be able to swim.
Trip Dates: October 11 – 18
Cost: $300 +tax, non-refundable sign-up deposit of $150 +tax
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, October 6 at 5:30pm in Outdoor Adventures
MOAB ROCK CLIMBING
Join us for a weekend of climbing and seasonal celebrations in Moab! We will depart Friday afternoon and camp for two nights in beautiful Kane Creek Canyon, outside of Moab. We will climb Saturday and Sunday at the Ice Cream Parlor in Kane Creek and cook a thanksgiving feast complete with turkey in honor of the upcoming holiday! No prior experience required, but you must be comfortable with heights. Cost includes leadership, group gear, and transportation. Please remember that trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the university.
Trip Dates: November 14 – 16, 2014
Cost: $80.00+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $40+tax
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 5:30pm @ Outdoor Adventures.
LITTLE COTTONWOOD DAY HIKE
Nestled in upper Little Cottonwood Canyon lies Red Pine Lake. Known for its beautiful stands of aspen trees and views of the Pfeifferhorn, the Red Pine Lake Trail is not something to miss in the fall! Prepare for a day of moderately strenuous hiking and lots of sight seeing over a 7 mile trek! No prior experience needed and cost includes transportation, leadership, snacks, and hot drinks. Please bring your own lunch, day pack, water, and any other day hiking essentials. There is no pre-trip meeting but be sure to call Outdoor Adventures to register; if you just show up Saturday morning you may not have a spot. Please remember that trips are only open to students, faculty, and affiliates of the university.
(Non-Refundable) Trip Cost: $5.00 + Tax
Trip Dates: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
NO PRE-TRIP MEETING. Be sure to register with Outdoor Adventures by calling 801-581-8516, then meet Saturday morning at 9:00am @ OA.
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.