Excursions

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Sea Kayak to Lummi Island (Overnight) (difficulty 3)

Cost: $65.00 (Guest: $65.00)

Time: 8am

Dates: May 03, 2014 through May 04, 2014

Pre-trip meeting: April 30, 2014, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 7 / 7

Sat May 3rd-4th Sea Kayak to Lummi Island (Overnight) $65 Sea kayaking on the Salish Sea is a classic Bellingham experience. As the weather warms and the days lengthen, May is the perfect time to learn the basics of kayak touring. This excursion will leave Marine Park in Fairhaven Saturday morning to set out for Lummi Island campsite, spend the night and wake up for an early morning departure back to the mainland.

Chuckanut Bike & Hike (difficulty 2)

Cost: $25.00 (Guest: $25.00)

Time: 8am

Dates: April 26, 2014

Pre-trip meeting: April 23, 2014, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 2 / 12

Sat April 26 Chuckanut Bike & Hike $25 In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, this trip will be completely human powered. Leaving from campus, we will bike to the Chuckanut trailheads for Pine and Cedar Lakes. Plan for a full day of movement and natural observation.

Mountaineering Course (difficulty 5)

Cost: $175.00 (Guest: $175.00)

Time: 5:30pm

Dates: May 07, 2014 through May 26, 2014

OC Provides: Climbing and camping equipment

Participant Provides: Sleeping bag, appropriate technical clothing, sleeping pad, backpack

Pre-trip meeting: May 7, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Spots Taken: 8 / 8

Classroom sessions: May 7th, 14th, 21st 5:30pm Mt. Baker Climb: May 24-26 This comprehensive mountaineering course will instruct on glacier travel in teams, mountaineering basics, and an introduction to crevasse rescue. Classroom sessions will detail planning, preparation and technical skills necessary for a summit ascent. The course culminates with a three day instruction and summit attempt of Mt Baker. Transportation, boots, crampons, harnesses, helmet and ice axes are included in the price.

Rafting day on the Skagit (difficulty 1)

Cost: $65.00 (Guest: $65.00)

Time: 7:00am

Dates: May 31, 2014

Pre-trip meeting: May 28, 2014, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 3 / 8

Enjoy spring temperatures on swift water of the Skagit River this last weekend in May. Transportation, rafts, life vests, wetsuits/dry tops, water boots, paddles and helmets are included in the price.

Mountain Biking (difficulty 3)

Cost: $30.00 (Guest: $30.00)

Time: 9:00am

Dates: May 04, 2014

OC Provides: Trip Leader, Mountain Bike

Pre-trip meeting: April 30, 2014, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 2 / 8

If you don’t know how to Mountain bike and really, really want to learn now is your chance! If you have mountain bike experience, now is your time to shine. We will depart from campus Sunday morning for a full day at Galbraith mountain right here in Bellingham. Bike rental is included in the price.

Backcountry Ski Day (difficulty 3)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: 7am

Dates: April 12, 2014

Pre-trip meeting: March 12, 2014, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 1 / 10

Sat April 19th Backcountry Ski Day $45 Experience spring skiing conditions in the Mt Baker backcountry. No backcountry ski experience necessary. Prior knowledge of downhill skiing or snowboarding required. Transportation, skis, boots, poles and avalanche gear included in the price.

Snowshoe day (difficulty 2)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 8am

Dates: April 13, 2014

Pre-trip meeting: March 13, 2014, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 3 / 10

Sun April 13th Snowshoe day $35 Explore spring snow around the Mt Baker ski area, be sure to bring your shades for a day of bright sunshine on the snow. Transportation, snowshoes and poles included in the price.

Birding on the Boardwalk (difficulty 0)

Cost: $15.00 (Guest: $15.00)

Time: 8am

Dates: April 27, 2014

Pre-trip meeting: April 24, 2014, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Sun April 27th Birding on the Boardwalk $15 Grab your binoculars and field guide as we embark on an outing to identify and observe migratory birds of the Pacific Northwest. Tennant Lake Park is a local gem that provides a maintained boardwalk perfectly suited for spotting native flora and fauna.

Climbing and Yoga in Leavenworth (difficulty 2)

Cost: $90.00 (Guest: $90.00)

Time: 6:00am

Dates: May 10, 2014 through May 11, 2014

OC Provides: camping and climbing gear

Participant Provides: climbing shoes, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack

Pre-trip meeting: May 7, 2014, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 9 / 9

Rock climbing season is upon us! Learn how to toprope classic climbs of the Icicle Creek walls and bouldering around town. Harnesses, belay devices, crash pads and transportation are included in the price. Note that climbing shoes must be provided by the participant.

Climbing Clinics (difficulty 1)

Cost: Free! (Guest: Free!)

Time: 4:00pm

Dates: April 17, 2014 through May 15, 2014

Spots Taken: 15 / 20

These clinics will cover the need to know basics for getting out on the rock. Knot tying, belaying, rappelling, anchor construction, movement skills, and gear placement are only a few of the skills to be covered at these weekly clinics. Hosted in the Sehome Arboretum.