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What if I’m a novice?
That’s perfect! We specialize in adventures for beginners. Peak Adventures is the gateway to getting you started in outdoor recreation. By providing transportation, some gear, and expert guides, we’ll make you feel at home in the outdoors. When you return from your trip, we guarantee you’ll have a greater sense of confidence in outdoor adventures. And, chances are, you won’t be alone; there will be many others who are new to the experience joining you on the trip.
What if I don’t know anyone?
If you’re signing up alone, don’t worry! One of the best things about our trips is that you’ll have the chance to meet and bond with new people.  Most of our trips include a pre-trip meeting, during which you’ll meet everyone else you’ll be traveling with, break the ice and get to know each other. 
What is included?
Transportation to and from campus for most trips, expert guides, all technical gear and, depending on the trip, some meals. Oh, and fun. Did we mention fun?! A GREAT value!
Who leads the trip?
Your trip will be led by our experienced trip leaders! Some of our leaders are Sac State students and alums, while others are community members who also enjoy the outdoors. Each of our trip leaders have undergone 100+ hours of hands-on training with Peak Adventures, and have been certified in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and are certified Class B drivers. They all love the outdoors, love having fun, and love working with new people every day. You can read more about them here.
Who can sign up?
ANYONE!! We welcome all ages and experience levels. There are three price levels:
  • Sac State Students
  • Affiliates
  • General Public
What is your cancellation policy?
For details on Peak Adventures cancellation and refund policy please visit our Returns and Refunds page.
What is minimum age?
Minimum age is carefully determined by our expert staff to ensure our trips are appropriately rated for specific participants. Visit our minimum age page to find out more specific information.
Where do we park?
Please see the map. You must pay for parking 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can pay on ca.mpus at information booths.

Contact Peak Adventures:

Phone: 916.278.6321

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Please note: We are currently adding more trips!

Peak Adventures Outdoor Trip Guide School Series is designed for individuals or groups seeking advanced outdoor trip instruction to be used in a professional or personal setting. After completion of a Guide School individuals will have a more thorough understanding of the technical equipment for the specific activity, practical skills required, leadership dynamics, and outdoor education techniques. Upon completion of your Guide School you will receive a certificate detailing what skills you’ve gained through your experience.

Backpacking Guide School
08/21/2018 - 08/25/2018
Sac State Student: $ 225.00 Affiliate: $ 295.00 Public: $ 325.00
Activity Level: 4
Days: 5
Time: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Peak Adventures Backpacking Guide School is designed for individuals or groups seeking advanced outdoor trip instruction to be used in a professional or personal setting. Along your journey you will have the opportunity to learn, practice and teach advance outdoor skills such as food preparation and protection, map and compass techniques, off trail travel, back country weather prediction, risk assessment and many more. This five day backpacking trip travels through scenic Emigrant Wilderness in Stanislaus National Forest just north of Yosemite. Each day different members of our team will step into a leadership role managing the day’s timeline, activities, and lessons.

Your instructor, Meredith Zanardi, has worked as an outdoor guide since 2005 and as part of the Peak Adventures core team since 2010. Her greatest joy is facilitating opportunities for individuals to learn more about the outdoors and themselves.

Our pre-trip meeting will model techniques for preparing beginners for adventure while also conveying important information for our excursion. Additionally all participants are invited to an optional meal planning training on August 11.

Trip price includes instructors, transportation, equipment, and meals. Minimum age is 18.


Pre-Trip Meeting:
Peak Adventures Office
08/15/2018 6:00am - 8:00am

Gear Required:
Personal clothing, shoes and toiletries.
Backpack (provided)
Sleeping Bag (provided)
Sleeping Pad (provided)
Tent (provided)
See backpacking checklist for more details.

Trip Forms:
Backpacking Camping Hiking Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver
Backpacking Checklist



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