Filtering by: Overnight Trip

Anacapa Island w/ Rebecca Broyer {Chemistry}
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Anacapa Island w/ Rebecca Broyer {Chemistry}

  • Anacapa Island, California 9 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you’re ~diene~ to get off campus (and off the mainland) then join chemistry professor Rebecca Broyer on an overnight trip to the Channel Islands, the “Galapagos of North America!” We will be visiting Anacapa, the smallest of the Channel Islands, and spend our time exploring the 1 square mile of volcanic rock, sea caves, and cliffs. Get ready for mind blowing sunset watching, card game playing, and seagull/pelican/sea lion sighting.

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Sequoia National Forest w/ Dan Dworkis {Emergency Medicine}
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Sequoia National Forest w/ Dan Dworkis {Emergency Medicine}

Ready for a weekend trip to the forest to break up the mid-semester grind? Then this is the trip for you! Join us for two days filled with hiking, exploring and taking in the early season views in one of the most beautiful places in SoCal. Plus, get a crash course in first-aid/wilderness medicine from USC professor Dr. Dan Dworkis—what more could you ask for?

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Mount Waterman w/ Glenn Fox {Performance Science/Neuroscience}
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Mount Waterman w/ Glenn Fox {Performance Science/Neuroscience}

We’ll be taking a short drive into the Angeles National Forest to hike Mount Waterman (and possibly other nearby peaks) then camp at the nearby Buckhorn Ski Lodge in a trip filled with mindfulness, gratitude and performance of course, Not sure what performance science is? Dr. Fox is the person to ask!

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Carrizo Plain w/ Jill Sohm {Environmental Studies}
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Carrizo Plain w/ Jill Sohm {Environmental Studies}

  • 17495 Soda Lake Road Santa Margarita, CA, 93453 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Truly one of California’s best kept secrets, the Carrizo Plain National Monument is home to glorious wildlife (BIRDS, antelope), wildflowers (ones that will be in bloom while we are there), and geologic and cultural history. Prominent features on the monument include the white alkali flats of Soda Lake, Painted Rock, vast open grasslands, and a broad plain rimmed by mountains.

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Santa Cruz Island Yoga and Meditation w/ Stephanie Eggert {Physical Education}
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Santa Cruz Island Yoga and Meditation w/ Stephanie Eggert {Physical Education}

Join yoga professor Stephanie Eggert for a truly once in a lifetime opportunity - an island meditation and yoga retreat! Professor Eggert is a kundalini yogi, a school of yoga that incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. Beginners are welcome to join, no yoga or meditation experience necessary!

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Pinnacles National Park w/ Victoria Petryshyn {Environmental Studies}
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Pinnacles National Park w/ Victoria Petryshyn {Environmental Studies}

While it took 23 million years for the Pinnacles to travel 200 miles along the San Andreas fault from L.A. to Central California, we’ll be making a weekend out of the journey. We’ll do everything Pinnacles National Park has to offer, from exploring unique talus caves and tall rock spires to watching massive California Condors in one of their few natural habitats.

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Backpacking the Sespe Wilderness to Willett Hot Springs w/ Larry Harris {Finance}
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Backpacking the Sespe Wilderness to Willett Hot Springs w/ Larry Harris {Finance}

  • Rose Valley Road Ojai, CA, 93023 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get excited for some backpacking right in our own backyard! We will be heading up North to Ojai to backpack the Sespe River Trail to the Willett Hot Springs, about 7.5 miles out and back each way. Despite the distance, we will not have much elevation gain, so this will be a wonderful backpacking trip for both those new to backpacking and those who have been backpacking for years. Professor Harris is very excited for the trip, and may even bring his dog, Benbow!

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Mojave Desert w/ Kiran Dhillon
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Mojave Desert w/ Kiran Dhillon

Come join Peaks and Professors for a two day/one night Halloweekend adventure in the Mojave desert where we’ll be visiting a ghost town (#spooky)! We’ll also be checking out a towering volcanic crater, climbing through some swiss cheese-looking rock formations, checkin’ out some petroglyphs, and catching the sunset from the top of some 700-foot sand dunes. Come have mo’fun in the Mojave with us!

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Mt. San Gorgonio Backpacking w/ Rebecca Broyer
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Mt. San Gorgonio Backpacking w/ Rebecca Broyer

  • 41900 Falls Road Forest Falls, CA, 92339 United States (map)
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Join us on a quick but mighty one night backpacking trip as we summit Southern California’s highest peak, Mt. San Gorgonio! Although relatively unknown to Southern Californians, Mt. San Gorgonio towers over the entire southland at an elevation of 11500 feet, with views of the San Gabriels, inland empire, San Jacinto, and Joshua Tree.

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Los Padres National Forest + Solvang w/ Terry Curtin
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Los Padres National Forest + Solvang w/ Terry Curtin

  • Figueroa Mountain Road CA United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us on a journey to a little known Dutch town — Solvang! Established in 1911, this little town is home to a number of restaurants, bakeries, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark in California! After some daytime exploring, we’ll head on to Los Padres National Forest for a beautiful camping night! We’ll wake up early Sunday morning to hike Figueroa Mountain before heading back to campus! You should be in for a weekend of history, nature, and yummy treats!

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Joshua Tree Night Photography w/ Jeff Cain
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Joshua Tree Night Photography w/ Jeff Cain

  • joshua tree national park (map)
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Sunset hike. Star photography workshop. Outdoor art installations. Get ready for Peaks and Professors's most ~artsy~ overnight ever!! We will be car camping close to Joshua Tree, doing some short, scenic hikes, checking out art and learning how to capture the beautiful night sky with artist and professor, Jeff Cain.

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Anacapa Island w/ Jesse Levitt + Marianna Chodorowska-Pilch
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Anacapa Island w/ Jesse Levitt + Marianna Chodorowska-Pilch

Double the professors, double the fun! Not sure whether you like your math or spanish class better? Join math professor Jesse Levitt and spanish professor Marianna Chodorowska-Pilch for a fun filled overnight to Anacapa Island! As one of the smallest Channel Islands, we'll make sure there's plenty of adventure time, along with hanging out at the beach and watching the sunset off of the cliffs! We should be there at ~peak~ wildflower bloom, so don't forget your cameras! Camping will be primitive (we'll bring our own food, equipment, and water), so get ready for a wild adventure! *Price includes boat ticket, food/water, and campsites*

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Catalina Island w/ David Ginsburg
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Catalina Island w/ David Ginsburg

  • 1 Big Fisherman Cove, Avalon, CA 90704 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Who's ready for Catalina?! Between breathtaking hiking views, time in the water, morning kayaking excursions, and a possible telescope rendez-vous, what is not to love? With such an adventure lead by our very own Environmental Studies Professor, David Ginsburg, we are sure to have an unforgettable time!

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Santa Cruz Island w/ Larry Harris
Mar
2
to Mar 4

Santa Cruz Island w/ Larry Harris

  • Smugglers Rd Ventura, CA, 93001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Peaks & Professors on our first overnight trip to the Channel Islands! We'll be heading to Santa Cruz Island about 20 miles offshore in the Santa Barbara Channel. Although close to the mainland, the island is a different world with beautiful views, endemic species, isolated beaches and night skies full of stars. We'll be taking many moderate dayhikes with the longest one about eight miles. 

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Mojave Desert w/ Jason Kutch
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Mojave Desert w/ Jason Kutch

Was your New Years resolution to avoid dessert? Replace it with a healthy dose of desert! Join Peaks & Professors as we embark on an amazing trip to Mojave National Preserve and Kelso Dunes with biokinesiology whiz Jason Kutch. Commonly mixed up with the after-dinner treat (yikes, I know that was bad pls still come on a trip with me), deserts are one of California's hidden wonders and our weekend will be legendary. Join us as spend the night at Sunrise Rocks, hike Tetunia and watch the sun set from Kelso Dunes before we run full-speed down the sand mountains.

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Red Rock Country w/ Vicki Petryshyn
Jan
11
to Jan 15

Red Rock Country w/ Vicki Petryshyn

Peaks is proud to present our first OUT OF STATE trip through the red rocks and canyons of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. Making the most of the long weekend, join us as we traverse some of the most iconic scenery of the American Southwest--Zion National Park, Buckskin Gulch, Valley of Fire ~it's lit~ State Park, and Black Canyon of the Colorado. Itinerary will be flexible based on weather conditions, but we'll be seeing some sick scenery. Additionally, the moon will be waning during this time, so get ready to see the darkest skies / most stars ever.

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