Winter Activities around Northern California

Written by Grace McKeag, Trip Leader & Student Manager With the winter season fast approaching, I thought it’d be fun to explore some of the different outdoor activities we have access to here in Northern California. NorCal is home to… Continue Reading →

5 Amazing Sections of California Whitewater for the Beginner to Intermediate Paddler

Written by Assistant Leader, Laura Macchiavello California offers an excess of whitewater that can be enjoyed by paddlers of all abilities. Here isa list of five remarkable sections of river, near Chico, that I feel are best suited to help… Continue Reading →

How to Deal Fear – Improving Your Mental Game in Action Sports

Written by AO Assistant Trip Leader Laura Macchiavello As an aspiring whitewater kayaker, fear has become a very familiar feeling. Fear is a natural reaction when you place yourself in an unnatural situation, such as kayaking down a roaring section… Continue Reading →

How to Pack a Backpacking-Pack And Not Have It Break Your Back!

Written by Adventure Outings staff member Riley Cox During my time as a backpacking guide in Yosemite, I saw all too often the sufferfest of groups on the John Muir Trail, hauling the equivalent of their tiny home on their… Continue Reading →

Always Be 30 Minutes From Your Next Adventure: The Comm Box (Part 2)

Written by Adventure Outings staff member Scott Yoder In the second part of our series, “Always Be 30 Minutes from Your Next Adventure,” we are going to focus on the “community box, commissary box” or comm box, as it is… Continue Reading →

Always Be 30 Minutes From Your Next Adventure (Part 1)

Written by Adventure Outings staff member Scott Yoder Packing for a trip can be a daunting task.  There are lots of factors that impact what you may or may not want to bring on any given trip. There is, however,… Continue Reading →

Mindfulness Among the Wildflowers

An activity as simple as looking at the flowers around you can be incredibly grounding and calming! Find a flower in your backyard, sit down next to it, and ask some questions. Come up with your own, or use some… Continue Reading →

Nature Journaling — A Mindfulness Activity

Mindfulness exercises can be a great tool to keep a positive mindset throughout these challenging times. This is a technique for nature journaling that I learned from John Muir Laws, and is very effective for slowing down, and concentrating on… Continue Reading →

Banff Film Lineup 2019

Thursday 4/11 Rogue Elements – Corbet’s Couloir Brotherhood of Skiing Fast Horse Divided INTERMISSION Choices Ice & Palms The Beaver Believers Skier Vs. Drone Friday 4/12 Far Out – Kai Jones For the Love of Mary Grizzly Country This Mountain… Continue Reading →

Spring 2019 Trips are Live!

AO’s Spring 2019 trips are live and open for registration.  They can be viewed in our online registration system or in this PDF.  Of course, you can always come by the AO Office in the BMU to discuss the trips with… Continue Reading →

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