Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventure program offers a variety of recreational activities and instruction provided by a qualified group of experienced instructors. Our friendly staff can help you learn proper outdoor skills in a variety of  environments. Take that first memorable step to experience the fun, challenge, and excitement of Outdoor Adventures!

Center Activities Staff: All Outdoor Trip Leaders have strong backgrounds in the fields they teach. Each trip leader must have a minimum of First Aid and CPR certification. They also have skills, training and experience necessary for specific activities such as back-country medicine and rock climbing certifications.

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing

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This is a one-day excursion to the snow for first time cross-country skiers and for those who wish to improve their skills. You will receive individual instruction in cross-country skiing including flatland and downhill techniques. Bring a friend or family member and enjoy a day in the snow!

Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $65 All Others
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • January 29 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Saturday • February 1
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • January 27

Humboldt Bouldering Association

September 8 - November 21
Self-created teams will compete throughout the semester by climbing routes that are rotated by the SRC staff. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced categories are all equally scored so that there is equal opportunity for everyone. Overall team scores are tallied and finals will be held at the end of the semester.
Program Fee: 
FREE
Location: 
Student Recreation Center West Rock Wall

Conditioning for Climbing

September 9 - November 4
From power to endurance, each class offers unique insights into the different aspects of climbing fitness. Learn how to overcome your physical limitations, leaving only the mental challenge of the climb at hand! Refer to our website for a breakdown of weekly class topics.
Program Fee: 
$20
Drop-In Fee: 
$3
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 9:30-10:30 AM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Rock Wall

Introduction to Rock Climbing: Indoor

Tuesdays & Sundays, September 9 - November 16

This course is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on climbing for enjoyment and health. The course will cover the basic skills needed for technical rock climbing, to include safety considerations, climbing techniques, use of equipment, basic knots, belaying and rappelling.

Program Fee: 
$10 HSU Students • $18 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 5:30 - 7:00 PM and Sundays • 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Rock Wall
Registration Deadline: 
The day before each class

Techniques for Climbing

September 12 - November 7
From the basics of movement to advanced skills for pushing harder grades, these classes offer a wealth of knowledge that serve as a substantial foundation for those aspiring to become an accomplished climber, or a focused review for more advanced climbers. Refer to our website for a breakdown of weekly class topics.
Program Fee: 
$20
Drop-In Fee: 
$3
Day and Time: 
Fridays • 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Backpacking the Trinity Alps

September 19 - 21

Clear streams, grassy meadows, waterfalls, swimming holes, alpine lakes await in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. This backpacking trip offers the experience of back country exploration and the opportunity to meet other backpackers. The trip will consist of moderate high country terrain and cover 10-12 miles round trip. The specific trailhead and destination will be determined at the pre-trip meeting.

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • September 16 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 15

Backpacking the Marble Mountains

September 26 - 28

Our local wilderness areas are beautiful and the Marble Mountains are no exception. One of California’s oldest formally designated wilderness areas, it is known for its namesake, Marble Mountain, an outstanding limestone feature. This program is designed to accommodate beginner to experienced backpackers. The trip will provide you with all of the basic information for safe backcountry travel. The specific trailhead and destination will be determined at the pre-trip meeting.

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • September 23 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 22

Backpacking the Lost Coast

October 3 - 5

Looking for a bit of a challenge, but aren’t ready to traverse steep mountains? The Lost Coast of southern Humboldt County is an area that is unique to the entire coast of California. It is the largest road less area on this coastline, with 25 miles of dynamic ocean views and un-crowded beaches. This trip takes place on the northern segment of the Lost Coast Trail. Though the trail is moderately level, the soft sand and traverse rocks make it an ideal challenge for any backpacker.

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • September 30 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 29

Knots Seminar

October 8

Outdoor enthusiasts use an assortment of ropes and knots for outdoor skills. Many of these same knots can be useful for a variety of everyday uses, ranging from camping, climbing, sailing, loading vehicles, and more. This seminar will cover various knots including hitches, bends, loops and other important knots. If you would like to have the mystery taken out of knot tying, this class is for you!

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
No prior registration needed

Women's Backpacking

October 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • October 7 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • October 6

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