Expeditions & Spring Break

Black Canyon Canoe Trip

 In canoes, we will paddle an 11-mile stretch of the river through Black Canyon, an area that boasts prime canoeing on mellow waters with Hot Springs along the way.  This section of the Colorado River is directly downstream from Hoover Dam. Canoeing offers high participation since only two people travel in each canoe.

 Exertion level: Moderate/High.

Provided by Outdoor Rec:

  • Transportation (15-Passenger Van)
  • Meals while boating (Saturday breakfast through Monday lunch)
  • Entrance and camping fees
  • Fully outfitted canoes and accessories
  • Cooking and camping equipment
  • Leadership and instruction

Trip cost does not include personal clothing, equipment or meals en route.

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Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.

Where & When

November 9, 2019 - November 11, 2019

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $280
Non-Member - $315

Lake Powell Coastal Kayak Trip

“The [canyon] turned and twisted like a snake under overhangs and interlocking walls so high, so close, that for most of the way I could not see the sky.” –Edward Abbey on Glen Canyon.

Spend 5 days traveling by kayak beneath the deep canyon walls of Lake Powell. Red sandstone cliffs, arches, ancient ruins, petroglyphs, and breathtaking view—only accessible by boat—are ours to explore.  We will move camp daily, between natural caves and beaches at the water-front. Take the opportunity to also hike in remote slot canyons and relax on sandy beaches. With beautiful cool weather and minimal motor boat traffic, November is a great time to be on Lake Powell. Participants can expect to paddle between 5 and 10 miles each day.

Our pre-trip meeting will cover trip logistics and cover kayak safety skills. Each participant will learn to wet exit and perform a rescue during our skill session in the UA Rec Center pool.

Provided by Outdoor Rec:

  • Transportation (15-Passenger Van)
  • Meals while boating
  • Entrance and camping fees
  • Fully outfitted kayaks and accessories
  • Cooking and camping equipment
  • Leadership and instruction

Trip cost does not include personal clothing, equipment or meals en route.

Register

Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: occupational

Prerequisites

Pre-trip meeting and kayak skills session are mandatory to attend. 

No previous experience necessary.

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.

Where & When

November 27, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Nov 18, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $285
Non-Member - $325

9 Days of Backpacking, Walking across Glaciers, and whitewater rafting

Surfers have Hawaii, Mountaineers have Everest, Backpackers have Alaska. Going there is a rite of passage. Too often Backpackers think that the wilds of Alaska are accessible to big spenders with heaps of experience and a bush plane. Not if you sign up with UA Outdoor Rec!

Itinerary

  • June 23rd - Arrive at Anchorage International Airport and Transportation to Spring Creek Farm, Palmer AK
  • June 24th - 28th - Begin a 35 Mile - Independence Pass-Bomber Pass Trail
  • June 29th - Matanuska Glacier Exploration - Near Chickaloon, AK
  • June 30th - 6-Mile Raft Experience with NOVA River Guides - Near Hope, AK
  • July 1st- Transportation and Departure from Anchorage International Airport, AK

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Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social

Prerequisites

 

Travel: This trip travels in a remote wilderness setting where medical services and communication with civilization are not readily available. Participants on this course are expected to act in a professional manner. They will be expected to understand, be aware of, and avoid the hazards of the area. If an incident does occur the group will act as a team to provide the best care for the patient as possible.

Group Dynamics: Participants understand that we will be working together in close proximity for an extended time. Each person will do their best to take care of themselves and others, being aware of their behavior in order to be respectful traveling companions. Good expedition behavior requires that each individual take care of themselves so in order to better take care of others in a selfless way.

Fitness: Each participant should be able to carry at least a 50lb pack over rough terrain off trail and long days averaging 8 hours of travel. This includes climbing steep passes over scree and boulders, crossing cold, swift rivers, and bushwacking through thick alder and willow. If you have any doubts about your physical ability to complete the course or allergies to food or medications, or chronic injuries such as a bad back or knees please let the instructors know.

Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Phones: We aim to have as safe a course as possible. To this end no alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or phones/musical listening devices are allowed.

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.