Trips

Mission Gorge Rock Climbing 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Mar 21

***This trip has been rescheduled and open to new sign-ups***

Spend a day climbing local Mission Gorge. This stunning location offers top-rope climbs applicable to climbers of all levels. Trained guides will help you up rock faces to new heights! Whether this is your first time rock climbing, or your hundredth time, it'll still be a challenge. The group will drive about thirty minutes east to Mission Trails Regional Park and spend the day learning about rock climbing techniques, tips, and tricks. Click on the photo below to see pictures from this past semester's Mission Gorge Rock Climbing Trip!

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***Registration closes March 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm.***

Price: $25.00

Available Spaces: 5

Overnight Backpacking in Joshua Tree TEAM A 7:00 am Mar 21 to 6:00 pm Mar 22

***At this time, this trip is full and you may input your information to be placed on the waitlist. Once placed on the waitlist, you will be notified by email if a space opens up.*** 

There will be two groups for this trip, sign up on TEAM A or TEAM B with your friends!

Backpacking doesn't always have to be a week-long adventure! Escaping the hype of exams, stress, and people for just a weekend can do amazing things! Spend one night in the backcountry enjoying the incredible view of the stars and Milky Way from Joshua Tree National Park at night and the Dr. Seuss-like trees of the desert. Desert sunrises and sunsets can be unforgettable rising over the rocky hills. You don't have to have any backpacking experience or gear! Gear will be provided by the PLNU rental center if you do not have your own! Click on the picture below to see photos from the most recent Joshua Tree Backpacking trip!

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*** Registration closes March 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Price: $0.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Overnight Backpacking in Joshua Tree TEAM B 7:00 am Mar 21 to 6:00 pm Mar 22

***At this time, this trip is full and you may input your information to be placed on the waitlist. Once placed on the waitlist, you will be notified by email if a space opens up.*** 

There will be two groups for this trip, sign up on TEAM A or TEAM B with your friends!

Backpacking doesn't always have to be a week-long adventure! Escaping the hype of exams, stress, and people for just a weekend can do amazing things! Spend one night in the backcountry enjoying the incredible view of the stars and Milky Way from Joshua Tree National Park at night and the Dr. Seuss-like trees of the desert. Desert sunrises and sunsets can be unforgettable rising over the rocky hills. You don't have to have any backpacking experience or gear! Gear will be provided by the PLNU rental center if you do not have your own! Click on the picture below to see photos from the most recent Joshua Tree Backpacking trip!

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*** Registration closes March 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Price: $0.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Mission Bay Kayaking 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Mar 28

***At this time, this trip is full and you may input your information to be placed on the waitlist. Once placed on the waitlist, you will be notified by email if a space opens up.***

Get out on the water! Experienced kayaking guides will take you through Mission Bay, only 15 minutes away from campus! You can have the opportunity to see wildlife such as harbor seals, sea lion, and other small plants and animals native to the bay. The group will paddle past the outskirts of Sea World from the bay-side and cross under bridges! There is also an option to paddle out to the open ocean, depending on the surf level and tides. Lunch will be provided on the beach with a great view! Click on the photo below to see pictures of a kayaking adventure in the San Diego bay!

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*** Registration ends March 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Price: $0.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

EASTER BREAK: Colorado River Canoe 7:00 am Apr 2 to 9:00 pm Apr 4

***AT THIS TIME, THIS TRIP IS FULL. YOU MAY REGISTER BELOW FOR THE "WAITLIST" AND WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL IF A SPACE OPENS UP***

Based off of popular demand, Great Escapes is traveling back to the Colorado River to canoe for two days. This is a great trip to get away from all of the stress of school and enjoy the quiet and peace that the river has to offer with old friends and new! Participants and guides will camp along the river on Friday night with delicious camp food! The group will drive out on Thursday, paddle on Friday and Saturday and be home Saturday night in time for Easter Sunday! If you don't have plans for Easter Break, this is a great way to enjoy the time off! See pictures from the last trip by clicking on the photo below.

(More spots may become available upon request if the trip fills up quickly)

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*** Registration ends March 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Price: $0.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Carlsbad Surf Weekend 7:00 am Apr 11 to 5:00 pm Apr 12

***At this time, this trip is full and you may input your information to be placed on the waitlist. Once placed on the waitlist, you will be notified by email if a space opens up.***

It's that time of year again! Time to hit the waves for a wonderful Surfing Weekend!
We've booked some prime campsites along South Carlsbad State Beach and we'll bring up all of our gear. All levels of surf skill are welcome!

The weekend will be spent enjoying the beach for all it's worth, whether you are an experienced surfer or you would like to learn to surf for your first time, this trip is catered to all levels of experience. Along with surfing we will be hanging out in the sand playing volleyball or frisbee, enjoying fellowship around the campfire, dinning on the delicious burritos from the local taco shop and having a great time sleeping out under the stars listening to the waves crash. We'll leave early Saturday morning and have the whole day to catch waves and laze around before heading back Sunday around noon. We have a few surfboards and a few wet suits to rent if you do not have one . We would love to have you out there for this awesome weekend! See photos from the last surf trip by clicking on the picture below!

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*** Registration ends April 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Price: $0.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

San Diego Bay Night Kayak 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Apr 17

***At this time, this trip is full and you may input your information to be placed on the waitlist. Once placed on the waitlist, you will be notified by email if a space opens up.***

Spend an evening kayaking in San Diego Bay... in the DARK! You'll get to wear glow sticks to see everyone in the group, but enjoy the quiet of San Diego Bay in the evening! The skyline will be bright against the night sky! You'll start from Shelter Island and kayak around towards Harbor Island towards Downtown SD and back. When you return, there will be s'mores and a bonfire on Shelter Island! 

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*** Registration ends April 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Price: $0.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

San Jacinto Peak via Tram 5:00 pm Apr 17 to 12:00 pm Apr 19

San Jacinto Peak stands at 10,834 feet above sea level and towers over the city of Palm Springs. Reaching the summit by backpacking can take up to two days, or an avid hiker can make it to the top beginning before sunrise and ending after sunset. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway operates like a ski lift to take groups of people near the top. The summit offers beautiful views of the Coachella Valley, towards Joshua Tree, and on the other side towards Idyllwild and Lake Perris. Definitely a view you don't want to miss!

Friday night will consist of driving to a campground located near the tramway to get an early start up the tram on Saturday morning. The group will spend the majority of the day hiking to the summit, enjoying the view, and hiking back down to the tram. It is a total of 11 miles from the tram to the peak, but reaching the summit is dependent on snowfall. However, the hiking trails at the top of the tram are phenomenal! Enjoying the desert sunset, you'll have a great camp cookout, enjoy the stars and head back on Sunday morning.

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*** Registration ends April 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Price: $50.00

Available Spaces: 2

Snorkel in La Jolla 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Apr 18

***At this time, this trip is full and you may input your information to be placed on the waitlist. Once placed on the waitlist, you will be notified by email if a space opens up.***

Dive with the seals, sea lions, and schools of fish while you snorkel in one of the best locations in San Diego! La Jolla is home to a variety of wildlife including the Garibaldi fish, which is the California state fish. Swim through the kelp beds and look at the sunlight through the surface of the ocean. If you're lucky, you might even spot a leopard shark (they're bottom feeders, nothing to worry about!). 

You'll spend the morning snorkeling for a while, then swim back in to eat lunch and go out for a second time before coming back to PLNU. Feel free to bring your own snorkel, fins, and wetsuit, but if you don't they will be provided for you!

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*** Registration ends April 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Price: $0.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited