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 the Carlo Creek trail 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.  

   Spring 2015 Trips Faculty, Staff, & Alumni
Jan. Students
17Tanana River Ski*$15$19
 The rivers are the winter highways of the interior.  Come out with us for a mid-winter ski on the Tanana River.  We will spend several hours exploring this scenic braided river.  
18, 19Burbot Fishing*$23$30
 Want to learn how to set a burbot line on the Tanana River? Join us as we work with Alaska Fish and Game to provide this experience to students.  We will head out to set our line on Sunday and then go back out on Monday Evening to check our catch.  Transportation, gear and expertise are provided.  (students will need to have a fishing license to participate in this activity)    
25Ice Climbing**$60$78
 Come out to the Denali area for a day of ice climbing on a frozen waterfall.  The ice should be getting fat and fun for climbing by this weekend in late January.  All levels of experience are welcome on this great day out.    
Feb.   
1Colorado Creek Ski*$40$53
 We will ski out into the White Mountains Rec area at the Colorado Creek trailhead on Elliot Highway.  The trail rolls through the beautiful Tolovana River valley before climbing up into the  foothills of the White Mountains.  Newer skiers are welcome on this scenic day ski.   
8Moose Mountain Ski Shuttle* $10$17
 We will provide a ride out into the Goldstream Valley to Moose Mountain Ski area.  Meet in the morning at OA and we will get you out for a fun day on the slopes and then get you back to campus in the late afternoon.  (Lift ticket and rentals are not included)  
15Ace Lake Ski**$13$17
 We will explore some of the great local trails in the Goldstream Valley.  This is a terrific maze of trails that cross several beautiful lakes and make you feel like you are far out of town.   
15Banff Mountain Film Festival$10$12
 This annual event helps Fairbanksians survive the winter blues. Come and enjoy a night of action packed films from around the world. Tickets are on sale at the beginning of the semester. Event begins at 6PM in the Davis Concert Hall.  Prices listed are for tickets bought in advance for students and general admission.  
20Ice Jam**FREE$10
 Celebrate Winter Carnival with us by participating in a speed based ice climbing competition. Everyone is welcome to come out and give the competition a try regardless of experience.  All the equipment and expertise is provided for those who are newer to ice climbing or don't have their own gear.       
21Skate Ski Clinic*$10$17
 Haven't tried skate skiing yet?  Want someone to show you on the beautiful campus ski trails?  Come out for an afternoon of skate skiing and fun right here on your own backyard ski trails.  Skis are included in the price of this trip.     
2/28-3/1Cabin Ski Overnight**$135$175
 Ski out to one of the beautiful public use cabins in the White Mountains or Chena Rec Area.  We will ski out about seven miles on great interior trails to  a rustic cabin and enjoy a great night relaxing in style.  
Mar.   
8Angel Rocks Snowshoe and Soak*$60$78
 Embrace the returning sun by getting out on a snowshoe hike to the scenic Angel Rock trail.  This trail takes you up to some great views and beautiful rock formations before heading back around to the Chena River valley.  After the hike we will head to the hot springs.  The cost of the hot springs is included in the price.  
28Ice Fishing*$13$18
 Outdoor Adventures is working with the Alaska State Fish and Game to provide this Ice Fishing experience.  We will head down to Chena Lakes and spend the day out on the ice trying to catch some big fish.  Transportation, fishing gear and expertise are provided.  Students must purchase a fishing license to participate  
29Ice Climbing**$60$78
 The sun is back and the ice is great.  Come out and try ice climbing.  We will climb a frozen waterfall down in the Denali Park area on this great day out.  All levels of experience are welcome.  
Apr.   
4-5Arctic Circle Exploration*$140$181
 Head north with OA!  We will drive up to the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway.  We will camp out there and enjoy the beauty of early spring in the Arctic before returning to UAF the next day.  We will explore the Finger Mountain area on snowshoes as part of this weekend adventure.  
11-12Hutlinana Hot springs**$125$167
 End the winter season with a soak in a wilderness hot springs.  We hope to ski the seven miles into the springs and enjoy the warm springtime sunshine on this classic interior trip.  
18-19Delta Range Glacier Overnight**$125$167
 As the snow melts away here in town we will head down to the Alaska Range to extend our spring season on snow.  We will head up onto a glacier and camp out in the beauty of the mountains in springtime.   
25SpringFest Farthest North Boulder competition*FREEFREE
 Join us at the SRC.  All ability levels are welcome at this bouldering competition.  Pizza will be provided.  This event is sure to be fun for everyone.   
26Delta Clearwater Spring Migration Paddle**$50$63
 Be one of the first out on the water.  We will head down to the Delta Clearwater river and have an early season paddle on this great stretch of river.  The birds are making their way back and this river is a great place to enjoy their return.    
May   
4Rock Climbing**$55$72
 The sun is warm and the rock is dry.  Come out on this early season venture to the local crag.  Haven't tried rock climbing?  No problem.  This is a trip for all levels of experience.  
9-10Reindeer Hills Float**$118$154
 This scenic float winds through the Alaska Range near Denali Park.  We will put in on the Denali Highway and float back to the Parks Highway at Windy Bridge.  There are nice gravel bars to camp on, and great opportunities for side hikes into the hills.  

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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