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.

Leave No Trace Seminar

March 11

When adventuring in the outdoors, there is nothing more important than protecting the areas we use and love. Leave No Trace is an internationally recognized program that utilizes a set of ethics that helps us to understand how to reduce out impact in the back country as well as the front country. This training will give you a general knowledge of how to make good decisions to reduce your impact.
 

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

Introduction to Road Biking & Camping

March 28 - 29
This outing is geared for beginning to intermediate cyclists who are wanting to try a longer distance ride and campout. Gear will be shuttled to the campsite in the support vehicle so your bike will be nice and light. We will set out on a locals’ favorite loop traveling back roads through epic surroundings. You will receive instruction on proper shifting, braking and hill descending, climbing techniques, how to avoid road hazards, road etiquette, and basic field maintenance. Participants need to bring their own bike, should wear proper riding apparel, and must have a bike helmet. The daily riding distance will be 25 - 30 miles.
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $75 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the HSU J Parking Lot
Notes: 
Recommended: Bicycle Maintenance & Repair • Wed, March 4
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • March 23

Introduction to Top Rope & Anchoring: Outdoor Option

March 28

This course provides an introduction to top rope climbing and is designed as a continuation of the introduction rock climbing course. Topics discussed will include an in-depth overview of rock climbing safety equipment and understanding of the principles of top rope anchor systems. This course will cover knots for climbers, building and evaluating anchor systems, rappelling on steep terrain and improved climbing technique.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$49 HSU Students, $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • March 26 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • March 25

Introduction to Top Rope & Anchoring: Indoor Option

April 4

This course provides an introduction to top rope climbing and is designed as a continuation of the introduction rock climbing course. Topics discussed will include an in-depth overview of rock climbing safety equipment and understanding of the principles of top rope anchor systems. This course will cover knots for climbers, building and evaluating anchor systems, rappelling on steep terrain and improved climbing technique.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$34 HSU Students, $49 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and all rock climbing equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 1

Women's Backpacking

April 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: 
$70 HSU Students • $85 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees and instructional materials.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 7 • 5:30 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 6

Women's Backpacking

April 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: 
$70 HSU Students • $85 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees and instructional materials.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 7 • 5:30 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 6

Introduction to Sport Lead & Traditional Climbing

April 11

This course provides an introduction to sport lead climbing as well as traditional climbing and is designed as a continuation of the top rope & anchoring course. Topics covered will include advanced anchor building, lead belaying, rope management, single and multi-pitch descending methods and confidence building strategies.

Prerequisite: 
Prospective participants must be top rope belayed certified at the Student Recreation Center or have instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$49 HSU Students, $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 9 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 8

Introduction to Mountain Biking & Maintenance

April 12
Enough with walking trails and hills, it’s time to ride them! This outing is the perfect way for a new mountain biker to do just that - get on the dirt and ride. With an emphasis on basic mountain biking skills, trail safety and basic maintenance, this is a perfect opportunity to turn the biking itch into reality. Participants need to bring their own bike, should wear proper riding apparel, and must have a bike helmet. The total riding distance will be 5 - 10 miles.
Program Fee: 
$44 HSU Students • $59 All Others
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 9 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge

Backpacking the Lost Coast

April 17 - 19

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: 
$70 HSU Students • $85 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
uesday • April 14 • 5:30 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 13

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair

April 22
This course will cover basic bike maintenance including overall condition, drive train, brakes and trail maintenance. By the end of this course you should be able to service and repair your bike both at home and on the road or trail. Participants should bring their bicycle, what tools they have, and wear old clothes.
Program Fee: 
$40 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • April 21

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