Explore Alaska! Summer 2015 Trips Schedule

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 Summer 2015 Trips Faculty, Staff, & Alumni
MAY Students
15-23Wilderness First Responder*3 Credits
 This advanced wilderness medicine certification course is a must for those who work or play in remote locations. 
June   
1-8Introduction to Packrafting**1 Credit
 This Summer Sessions course will cover all the different aspect of packrafting that people need to know to get started with this fun form of travel.  Logistics, gear, river techniques, maintenance, and paddling will all be covered.  At the end of the course an overnight packrafting trip will test all the things that are learned in the clinics and lectures.Field Fee $295
10Evening Rock Climbing*$32$38
 The sun never sets on rock climbing in the summer.  Join us for an evening out climbing on the west facing limestone rocks at Upper Grapefruit.  
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
14Angel Rocks to Chena Hot springs Hike**$37$44
 This Chena Rec Area hike climbs up onto the ridge line above Angel Rocks.  From here the hike goes along 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 included)  
20Denali Day Hike**$45$54
 Enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Denali area.  We will head up into the high country and through the mountains just to the east of Denali National Park.  
27Rock Climbing*$40$49
 We will spend a day out enjoying the climbing at the local crag Grapefruit Rocks.  Never rock climbed?  No problem.  All the gear, local knowledge and expertise are provided to have a fun day out.  
28Nenana Raft*$60$72
 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.  
July   
2-5Arctic Exploration*$281$337
 This is a Forth of July Weekend trip not to be missed.  We will drive north of the Arctic Circle to the Brooks Range.  During this trip we will car camp out of Marion Creek Campground and use day trips to explore the awesome surrounding area.  On the first day we will day hike in the finger mountain area to give ourselves a break from the car on the long drive north.  We will also do a day hike to Sukapak Mountain north of Wiseman.  We will do a day float on the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River.  On the forth day we will head south back to Fairbanks.  
10-13Bomber Traverse**$281$337
 Hatcher's Pass is a great area to explore the mountains of South Central Alaska.  We will drive down and camp in the Archangel Valley.  From there we will spend 2-3 days hiking the 16 mile Bomber Traverse.  This route will take us up and over two passes and past the wreckage of an old B-52 bomber which crashed up there.  
15Evening Murphy Dome Hike$22$27
 Murphy dome is a great local area to get out and explore the terrain above tree line.  We will spend the evening following the ridge out to rock outcroppings with great panoramic view of the interior.  
14-26Introduction to Rock Climbing Course*1 Credit
 This Summer Sessions course will introduce the students to outdoor rock climbing.  The course will cover anchors, technique, belaying and other aspects of climbing and relate them specifically to the outdoor rock.  This class is comprised of four evening classroom sessions and four full day outdoor climbing excursions.   Field Fee $100
22Evening Chena Float$22$26
 Enjoy a evening out on the Chena River through town.  This relaxing trip will allow you to check out Fairbanks and be on the water during a long Alaskan summer evening.  
7/31-8/2Valdez Sea Kayaking Adventure 
 Explore a new part of Alaska with Outdoor Adventures.  We will head south to Valdez for a long weekend adventure.  The highlight of the trip will be an overnight sea kayaking trip in Prince William Sound.  We will also do a day hike and enjoy the scenic area around Valdez. 


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 Outdoor Adventures equipment. Prices for overnight trips include food. Contact us for additional information. 

All information subject to change!

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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 two weeks (14 days) before the first day of the trip.   Cancellation one week to 3 days (13 to 3 days) before the trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up or cancels 2 days prior start of a trip.

Contact us at (907)-474-6027

Email: uaf-oa-staff@alaska.edu

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