Explore Alaska! Summer 2014 Trips Schedule

Sign ups will start Thursday, April 17th!

  SUMMER 2014 TRIPS Faculty, Staff, & Alumni
MAY Students
16-24Wilderness First Responder*3 Credits
 This advanced wilderness medicine certification course is a must for those who work or play in remote locations. 
17-18Triple Lakes Overnight Backpack**$117$140
 We will head down to Denali National Park to hike the beautiful Triple Lakes Trail.  This eight mile trail travels from McKinley Village to the Riley Creek campgroud.  This is a great way to get out and explore the park.  
25Rock Climbing**$56$68
 Get out and enjoy a day of rock climbing at our local crag, Grapefruit Rocks.  Never gone rock climbing? No problem we will provide the gear and expertise to enjoy this exciting outdoor activity. 
31Table Top Mountain Hike*$44$52
 During this hike we will climb up above tree line for fantastic views of the White Mountains Recreation Area.  This is a great introduction to hiking in Alaska and a great way to get out into the wilderness of the White Mountains.  
June   
1-7Introduction to Expedition Kayaking**1 Credit
 During this class we will spend a week floating Birch Creek in the heart of the White Mountains.  This 130 mile stretch of river will allow plenty of time to learn many different aspects of river kayaking including; paddle strokes, campsite selection, boat repair, water reading, rapid scouting, bear safety, leave no trace ethics and other techniques that will enhance your future kayaking trips.  Field Fee $395
8Denali Day Hike*$51$61
 Enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Denali area.  We will head up the Carlo Creek trail and through the mountains just to the east of Denali National Park.    
13-22Intro to Arctic Backpacking***1 Credit
 This is a week long backpacking class into the remote Gates of the Arctic National Park.  We will drive north of the Arctic Circle and learn about exploring and hiking in this isolated environment.  We will cover trip logistics and planning before the trip.  While out we will discuss navigation, route finding and river crossing and other aspects of hiking in the Arctic.Field Fee $450
14Nenana Raft*$49$59
 Enjoy a day-long whitewater raft trip on the Nenana River in Denali Park with Outdoor Adventures. Raft the Class 3 waters from Grassy Knoll to Glitter Gulch.  
21Solstice Eagle Summit Hike*$37$44
 The sun never sets on the Solstice at Eagle Summit.  Join us for an evening hike to watch the sun make a low arc towards the horizon, but never drop below on this midsummer's night   
June 24-July 2White Water Kayaking Class**1 Credit
 This course is an introduction to whitewater kayaking.  Topics will include equipment selection, safety considerations and hazard assessment, introduction to group and self-rescue skills, basic paddling strokes and skills, river running, eddy turns, scouting, river running, ferrying, and trip planning considerations.  We will use a combination of pool time, flat water and white water to teach the various skills in this course.Field Fee $255
July   
3-6South Central Extravaganza**$374$449
 Join us as we take a tour of South Central Alaska over the Fourth of July Holiday.  We will start by heading down to Hatcher’s Pass where will try to get a nice hike in after the long drive down.  We will then camp out and enjoy the beauty of the Talkeetna  Mountains.  From there we will head down to the Seward area to check out the Exit Glacier Hike and camp out by Resurrection Bay.  From there we will head to Hope where we will do another fantastic South Central day hike right out of the campground.   Finally it is back to Fairbanks after a nice long weekend of adventure.  
11-15Expedition Climbing Course1 Credit
 This class will travel to the Golden Canyon in Yukon Territories for a three day intensive rock climbing experience.  This area provides awesome terrain for working on crack climbing, slab climbing and technical face climbing.  This is a class for almost all levels, but some prior belaying and gym climbing expereince is necessaryField Fee $300
18-20Pinnell Mountain Trail***$146$175
 The Pinnell Mountain Trail follows a beautiful stark ridgeline in the heart of the White Mountains.  Almost all of the thirty mile trail is above tree line and this helps create awesome panoramic vistas all along this trail.  We will take three days to complete this classic Fairbanks area hike.    
26Angel Rocks to Chena Hotsprings Hike**$34$41
 This Chena Rec Area hike climbs up onto the ridge line above Angel Rocks.  From here the hike goes along in the high country before dropping down into Chena Hot Springs.  We will take a soak after the hike to celebrate the completion of the hike. (Pool Pass not included)  
August   
2Upper Chena Kayak**$33$39
 Join us for a float on the scenic Upper Chena.  We will use inflatable kayaks to naviagate this fun section of river off of Chena hotsprings road.    
3Berry Picking Day Hike*$26$31
 Get out into the late summer tundra and pick the bounty of blueberries found on our local trails to the north of town.     
9-10Chena Lakes Canoe Overnight*$69$83
 Want to get out of town? Come out with us to Chena Lakes for a fun overnight canoe camping weekend.  We will spend our day paddling, swimming and relaxing around the camp fire out at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area.    
16Nenana Raft*$49$59
 Enjoy a day-long whitewater raft trip on the Nenana River in Denali Park with Outdoor Adventures. Raft the Class 3 waters from Grassy Knoll to Glitter Gulch.  
 

Rating system: * = No experience necessary, light physical exertion.

          ** = Some experience may be necessary, moderate physical exertion.

        *** = Experience required, strenuous physical exertion.

Active in the Alumni Association? If you have a current "Active Member" card, you can attend trips at the student rates.

Prices include: transportation, trip leaders, and use of Wood Center equipment. Prices for overnight trips include food. Contact us for additional information. 

All information subject to change!

Stop by our Wood Center office to sign up!

Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required to sign up for a trip.   A 100% refund is available if you notify the Outdoor Adventures Office of the cancellation more than one week (7 days) before the first day of the trip.   Cancellation less than one week before trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up at the start of a trip.

Contact us at 474-6027

Email: uaf-oa-staff@alaska.edu

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