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Big Sur w/ Karin Huebner

You + California’s most magnificent state park + an amazing professor = 1 epic weekend.

Join Peaks overnight icon Karin Huebner for a weekend of camping and exploring Big Sur! Experience the misty cliffs, stunning beaches, and truly rad day hikes that have inspired everyone from Jack Kerouac to the Beach Boys (and maybe try some world-famous breakfast pizza while you’re at it). We’ll be leaving early Friday morning, camping Friday and Saturday nights, and returning early Sunday afternoon (know that this drive can take 5-7 hours, so our Sunday arrival time depends on traffic).


  • Tent (if you have one. If not, we will provide!)

  • Sleeping bag (Same as above)

  • Sleeping pad (Same as above)

  • Mess kit (fork, knife, plate, cup, etc.)

  • Money for lunch Friday and Sunday (you'll be getting it on the drive)

  • Proper clothing. The average highs for November are 59 degrees, with lows of 40 degrees, so bring warm clothes for cooler temps!


  • Dinner Friday

  • All meals Saturday

  • Breakfast Sunday

  • conspiracy theories!

  • vibes.


PEAK: Big Sur


SCENERY: wild beaches, lush redwood forests, seaside cliffs, fog, “the most dramatic coastline in the world”

FUN FACT: In Switzerland, it's illegal to own just one guinea pig, because they get lonely.


PROFESSOR: Karin Huebner

DEPARTMENT: History, but more importantly...the Harman Polymathic Academy!!

Karin Huebner is the Academic Director of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Studies, which focuses on bringing together people of all disciplines for conversation and action. She also has a Ph.D. in history and specializes in Gender and Sexuality, Native American Studies, and the North American West. Before her career in academia, Dr. Huebner was a professional tennis player, competing on the Women's World Tennis Tour and in the US Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.


TRIP LEAD: Hanna Fahsholtz

Contact Hanna:

Read Hanna’s bio here.

ADDRESS: Big Sur State Park, CA


Earlier Event: November 11
Dawn Mine w/ Guillaume Dreyer
Later Event: November 17
Echo Mountain w/ Erin and Brett Carter