Outdoor Adventures

Butano Backpack

Welcome to another semester of amazing weekend trips and outings with the Outdoor Adventures Team! No matter what your experience level might be in any of the following trips, we guarantee that you can expect to find a welcoming group of individuals to Wander, Connect, and Grow with! Our student leaders and local experts can't wait to share their spirit, passion, and knowledge of the outdoors with you!

 
Our trips are open to every skill level from beginner to expert. The following "Strenuosity Scale" is designed to help you identify the physical expectations of each trip.

 

 Outdoor Adventures “Strenuosity” Scale
  1. Outing is relaxed with a minimal amount of physical exertion.
  2. Some elements might be slightly strenuous, but no prior physical conditioning is needed.
  3. Outing has some physically demanding aspects. Expect to sweat, and be sore the next day. 
  4. You will need to be in good physical condition and be prepared to be challenged.      
 Register for the following trips at
 
the FRONT DESK of the SPORT CLUB!
 

 
Backpacking Skills Course (Yosemite) (3+)Elephant Seals aka awesome
 
This trip will begin in Hetch Hetchy where we will launch ourselves into the backcountry of Yosemite and take our wilderness skills to the next level. In addition to soaking in all of the beauty Yosemite has to offer, the focus of this trip will be on leave no trace philosophy, camp craft, and trip planning. While no previous experience is necessary, you can expect to be physically challenged as we hike 8-12 miles each day over steep terrain with a 20-30 pound backpack.
 
Date / Time: Friday, April 26 (7am) - Sunday, April 28 (5pm)
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday April 24. (7pm in office 1014 in the Sport Club)
Deadline to Sign Up: Tuesday, April 23
 
Price: $130 Student Only (Includes gear, transportation, OA leaders, and campsite reservations)
 

 
Women's Backpacking Weekend (Yosemite) (3+)Elephant Seals aka awesome
 
Join us for a "sole" sister weekend excursion to beautiful Yosemite National Park! Our goal for this women's only backpacking trip is to provide a fun and comfortable space for you to try your hand at new skills, expand comfort zones, develop friendships, create memories, and crush being a woman in the great outdoors! We'll provide all of the gear you will need as well as a team of experienced female leaders who can't wait to spend the weekend with you. While no previous experience is necessary, you can expect to be physically challenged as we hike 5-10 miles each day over steep terrain with a 20-30 pound backpack.
 
Date / Time: Friday, May 3 (7am) - Sunday, May 5 (5pm)
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday April 30. (6pm in office 1014 in the Sport Club)
Deadline to Sign Up: Monday, April 29
 
Price: $130 Student Only (Includes gear, transportation, OA leaders, and campsite reservations)
 

 
Outdoor Adventures | Wander - Connect - Grow
Phone: 408-924-6212  //  Email: sjsuoutdooradventures@gmail.com
Spartan Recreation, Student Union