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Schedule of Fall 2019 Trips

Bi-Weekly Sunset Hikes

Thursdays, September 26; October 10, 17, 24; November 7, 21  

Depart OPR at 4 pm, return at approximately 7 pm

Cost: $5 CWU students, $10 non-students

Hike into the sunset with OPR! Level of difficulty dependent on location. Pre-registration recommended. 


Bi-Weekly Fireside Chats

Wednesdays, October 2, 16, 30; November 13

Come stop by OPR anytime between 6-8 pm

Cost: FREE

Come enjoy a warm fire and stuff your face with s'mores. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, find out more about OPR and eat s'mores. 


SUP + Camp

Friday to Saturday, September 27 - 28

Depart OPR around 4 pm on Friday, return at approximately 3 pm the next day

Cost: $45 CWU students, $56 non-students

Come on out for a day of fun stand-up paddle boarding on Cooper Lake and a relaxing evening camping under the stars. Gear and transportation included in the cost of the trip. Pre-registration required. Pre-trip meeting is at 6 pm on Thursday, September 26. 


Kittitas Connect: Yakima River Canyon Float

Saturday, October 5

Meet at SURC pit at 8:30 am, return at approximately 3 pm

Join OPR & CLCE to float the Yakima River and help with an impactful service project that helps keep Kittitas Valley clean and healthy for future generations. Take part in one of Ellensburg's favorite pastimes and make a postitive impact on the environment. Pre-registration required with CLCE. 


Outdoor Climbing Trip

Sundays, October 6 & 13

Meet at OPR at 10 am, return at approximately 4 pm

Cost: $35 CWU students, $42 non-students

This outdoor trip will teach you the basics of climbing in the outdoors. Top rope belay exam is required. Pre-registration required. 


Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Shuttles

Sundays, October 6, 20; November 17

Depart OPR at 9 am, return at approximately 6 pm

Cost: $15 CWU students, $18 non-students

Bring your bike, a helmet, and repair tools and test your skills at Duthie Hill, with miles of trails perfectly suited for beginner, intermediate, and advanced mountain bikers. Pre-registration required. Pre-trip meetings are held at 6 pm the Thursday before the trip. 


Sunset Paddle Boarding

Tuesday, October 15

Depart OPR at 4 pm, return at approximately 8:30 pm 

Cost: $15 CWU students, $19 non-students

Enjoy a relaxing evening of stand-up paddle boarding on a mountain lake west of campus. Gear and transportation included in cost of the trip. Pre-registration required. Pre-trip meeting is at 7 pm on Monday, October 14.


Rachel Lake Backpacking

Saturday to Sunday, October 19 - 20

Depart OPR at 9 am, return at approximately 3 pm the next day

Cost: $56 CWU students, $70 non-students

Join us for an intermediate backpacking trip into the Cascade Mountains. Level of difficulty is intermediate. Pre-registration required. Pre-trip meeting is at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 16. 


Robinson Canyon Day Hike

Saturday, October 26

Depart OPR at 10 am, return at approximately 3 pm

Cost: $32 CWU students, $40 non-students

Explore the beauty of Central Washington by hiking through a neighboring canyon and forest vibrant with fall colors. Level of difficulty is beginner to intermediate. Pre-registration required. Pre-trip meeting is at 6 pm on Thursday, October 24. 


Rat Pact Mountain Bike Shuttle

Sunday, November 3

Depart OPR at 9 am, return at approximately 6:15 pm

Cost: $15 CWU students, $18 non-students

Our shuttle will deliver you to Cle Elum Bike Park where you can practice skills and/or pedal up and down the Rat Pac downhill trail. Full suspension recommended. Level of difficulty is intermediate to advanced. Pre-registration and approval is required. Pre-trip meeting is at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 30. 


Baldy Mountain Day Hike

Saturday, November 9

Depart OPR at 10 am, return at approximately 4:30 pm

Cost: $32 CWU students, $40 non-students

Looking for some exercise and to be rewarded with spectacular views? Join in on this Yakima Canyon hike and see the Stewart Range across the Kittitas Valley. Level of difficulty is intermediate. Pre-registration is required. Pre-trip meeting is at 6 pm on Thursday, November 7. 


Warren Miller Film


Volkswagen presents Warren Miller | Timeless

Thursday, November 14

SURC Theater Room 210

Doors open at 6 pm, film starts at 7 pm

Cost: $14 students, $17 non-students, $17 general admission day of event*

This fall, continue the legacy as we pay tribute to the godfather of skiing in Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Timeless, the 70th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations, from Austria, Bella Coola, Chamonix, Jackson Hole, Silverton, Switzerland, Wiegeles and more. Watch as worldclass athletes like Arch "AJ" Oliver, Jim Ryan, Forrest Jillson, Ryland Bell, Baker Boyd, Marcus Caston, Tyler Ceccanti, Connery Lundin, Karina Luscher and others carve down the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places. Explore warrenmiller.com for more. There will be door prizes! Pre-registration recommended. 


Banff Mountain Film Festival

Tuesday, December 10th

SURC Theater

Doors open at 6 pm, film starts at 7 pm

Cost: $12 CWU students, $16 non-students, $16 general admission day of event*

Experience profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground-breaking expeditions, as told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmakers. This film series is sure to be a crowd pleaser! There will be door prizes! Pre-registration recommended.


First Six Weeks Programming 

 

Spiritual Wellness Morning Hike

Sunday September 22nd | 8 am -11 am

Free!

Morning Hike with OPR up Manastash Ridge 

 

Sunset Hikes

Thursdays, September 26th & October 17th | 4 - 7 pm

Free!

Come hike into the sunset with OPR

 

Sunset Paddle boarding

Sunday, September 29th & Thursday, October 3rd | 4 - 8 pm

$15 per session

This is a great introduction to stand up paddle boarding, no experince necessary! Participants should wear clothing appropriate to the weather and getting wet. Pre-registration is required at OPR. Paddle Board rentals included in cost.


Got an idea for your own trip?

BUILD YOUR OWN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

We are now offering custom trips!

Bring your idea into OPR and our staff will sit down with you to help make your trip a reality. Give us a call at (509) 963-3537!

Build your own outdoor adventure - custom trips with OPR!

 


 

 

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