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Backpack the Sierras - Summer Adventure Trip

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Event Overview

When: Sunday - Saturday, May 22th - 27th 2022
Depart from Clarke Field House parking lot on Friday at 5:30am. Return Wednesday around 5:00pm.

***A negative COVID-19 test is required 48 hours prior to departure, regardless of vaccination status.*** 
  • Registration Open: 02/07/2022   ONLINE ONLY
  • Registration Close: Tuesday, May 10th 2022  
  • Mandatory pretravel meeting: Monday, May 16th 2022
All Sales are final; we do not provide refunds.

Register Online

Have your Health Insurance information readily available at time of sign up. 

Cost with Campus Rec


Includes: Campsites, backpacking gear, transportation, most food, permits and entrance fees. 

Cost on your own

$100 (gear rental; backpack, bear cans, hiking poles), $75 (campsites) + $75 (gas) + $15 (permits) + $35 (entrace fees) + $100 (food) = $400.00


Kick off your summer with a once in a lifetime trip backpacking through the pristine backcountry of the Sierras. We will spend the first day camping nearby and acclimate to the higher elevation while prepping our backpacks for the journey ahead. We'll get an early morning start and head off to the trail head where we will backpack about 5 miles the first day. You'll get a first hand look at some of the most wonderous landscapes in North America, with cascading peaks and frigid alpine lakes. After a few days in the pristine wildereness, we'll headback to the vans and make our to our lakeside and riverside campgrounds and grab some local delicassies. We plan to do some day hiking, hot spring hunting, and scrambling in the climbing epicenter of California before heading back to campus! Please note that to get to these locations takes some drive time. We recommend bringing a portable battery charger, book, or other items to make a drive more comfortable. 

**Must be able to carry 40+ lbs and comfortable hiking long distances at various elevations** 

If you have any questions about this Outdoor Adventure, please email the OA team.