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Dog Hike!
Destination Chino Hills Priceless Pets
Leader Amy Watt
Dates Sunday, October 22, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017
 IF YOU HAVE A CAR AND CAN DRIVE PLEASE CONTACT AMY!!   Miss your pet dog? Come join OTL, Claremont Students for Animals, and Priceless Pets Rescue to take rescue dogs on a hike! We’ll meet at the...

Fall Break at the Beach
Destination The Cove of Crystals
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Monday, October 16, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Come thru to the Beach for falll break!   It's gonna be chill, good vibez, some moderate hiking (2-3 miles, slight elevation), and  realaxation on the sand. Monday-Tuesday morning/early afternoo...

Rock with us to sandy rocks
Destination Kelso Dunes AND JTree!!
Leader Emily Diamond
Dates Sunday, October 15, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Who wants some sand and rocks??? It's not ROCKet science—you should come with us.    We are going on a second-half fall break trip to Kelso Dunes and JTree. This way, you can finish your homew...

Mount Zion via Sturtevant Falls and Winter Creek Trail
Destination Mount Zion via. Sturtevant Falls
Leader Kate McWilliams
Dates Sunday, October 15, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
There will be waterfalls, creeks, boulders and trees! This will be a beginner-friendly backcountry backpacking trip. We will be camping Sunday night after a short hike, on Monday there will be an opt...

Biking Angeles Crest: from Mountains to Sea
Destination Claremont, Wrightwood, Chilao, Santa Monica
Leader Noah Levine
Dates Sunday, October 15, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Have you ever dreamed of pedaling your way out of the suburban sprawl of the Inland Empire into the San Gabriel mountains? If so, this is your chance! If not, well... this is still your chance! Join u...

Sequoi-yaaa !!
Destination Sequoia National Park
Leader Talia Speaker
Dates Sunday, October 15, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
We're now going to Sequoia National Park for fall break!     Activities include car-camping, hiking, smores, and enjoying being off campus for a few days during fall break. We plan on leaving...

Sespe River Trail
Destination Sespe River Trail
Leader Allegra Alfano
Dates Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Monday, October 16, 2017
Backpacking the Sespe River Trail (a two hour drive from campus) that ends with a SWIMMABLE HOT SPRING. Come join us for three days of hiking 6-7 miles (per day) with small amounts of elevation gain, ...

The Trip Formerly Known As Kearsarge Pass
Destination Kearsarge Pass Lakes
Leader Eli Loeb
Dates Friday, October 13, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Backpacking Kearsarge Pass to Kearsarge Lakes and dawdling in between.  This will be a strenuous couple days and it will get cold at night.  It will also be pretty. The trip will be approximately 25...

127 HOURS
Destination UTAH
Leader Dena Kleemeier
Dates Friday, October 13, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Listen kids, we're going to UTAH, unclear where yet. Individuals will be chosen for this trip based on: 1.) If you have a car (EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE A CAR ASAP) 2.) Order that you sign up EXPERIENC...

Z I O N
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Alex Kleinman
Dates Friday, October 13, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
 LOOKING FOR ONE MORE CAR, CONTACT US ASAP!  adventuring in Zion! what more could you ask for?  Tentative Plan: Oct 13: driving driving driving :(( Oct 14: all things touristy narrows day hike :...

ACCELERATED LEADER TRAINING
Destination OEC
Leader Dena Kleemeier
Dates Thursday, October 05, 2017 to Thursday, October 05, 2017
Couldn't make it to Leader Training, but want to lead a Fall Break trip? If you want to lead trips and learn skills come to our accelerated leader training/hard skills workshop combo! HOUR1: We wi...

seq OH YA
Destination Sequoia National Park
Leader Jennifer Thompson
Dates Friday, September 29, 2017 to Sunday, October 01, 2017
Want to go backpacking in a national park? Come with us to Sequoia! Exact planning is yet to come but we'll be seeking amazing views, huge trees, and beautiful lakes. Sequoia is a wonderful place ...

Fall Is Coming
Destination Eastern Sierra
Leader Derek Pickell
Dates Friday, September 29, 2017 to Sunday, October 01, 2017
 Fall is Coming, and that means lots of colors in the Eastern Sierras.    This weekend trip will feature a hike (or two) through the Sierras on a hunt for the best colors and mountains.   Due to ...

Icehouse Canyon before class
Destination Icehouse Canyon Trail, Angeles NF
Leader Daniel Gorelik
Dates Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Next wednesday morning let's try to hike some of the Icehouse Canyon trail! The goal is to be back by 10am so we will not be able to finish all of it but it is still a very beautiful trail right b...

Fall Leader Training
Destination Green Valley Lake
Leader Dena Kleemeier
Dates Friday, September 22, 2017 to Saturday, September 23, 2017
Mission Brief  We are offering you a chance to join OTL on a fantastic voyage to the depths of space. As we explore the outer realms of the universe, we will teach you how to survive, nay how to thri...

OTL 2nd Annual Spud Crawl
Destination The mountainz of potato
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Sunday, September 17, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
Hi SpudBuds!   Coome on down to our second annual potato mountain spud hike. Join us for OTL's first major trip of the year! Hike up to the best viewpoint spot around, wear the weirdest hat you ...

OEC Pathfinder Driving Tests
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Friday, September 15, 2017
Want to be checked off to borrow the OEC Pathfinder? Here's what you need to... 1) Have a valid driver's license 2) Become a "registered driver" for the college (forms at the ASPC office) 3) G...

Escape the bubble!!
Destination Crystal Cove State Park
Leader Emily Diamond
Dates Friday, September 15, 2017 to Saturday, September 16, 2017
** Co-leading with Susanna Barrett** Already feeling the Claremont bubble? Come outside and make some friends! We will be headed to Crystal Cove State park on Friday afternoon and will be returning Sa...

What did the beach say when the tide came in?
Destination Crystal Cove or Balboa Peninsula
Leader Derek Pickell
Dates Saturday, September 09, 2017 to Saturday, September 09, 2017
Are you craving surf, sand, and sun? Do you want to swim and play in the waves all day? Then come with us to Crystal Cove or Balboa Peninsula! With a crack squad of world-renowned trip leaders (@Derek...

Splash n Splendor @Aztec Falls
Destination Aztec Falls
Leader Ivan Langesfeld
Dates Sunday, September 03, 2017 to Sunday, September 03, 2017
 The sun is out, the sky is blue, it's hot as balls and so are you!   Come get away from this wild heat and cool off in the deep creek river. We'll be leaving from the OEC at 9AM, so show up...

slip slide splash!!!
Destination Baldy Waterslide
Leader Jennifer Thompson
Dates Saturday, September 02, 2017 to Saturday, September 02, 2017
WELCOME TO THE OUTDOORS AT THE 5Cs!!! My first ever OTL trip was to this place so here I am, old as dirt and paying it forward to you lovely first years.   Celia and I will be hopping off campus up M...

Long Beaches and Bikes
Destination Long Beach, CA
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Thursday, May 11, 2017 to Thursday, May 11, 2017
  "looooong live the end of this year and loooong live the king of outdoor rec. This will likely be our boy Frank Lyle's last OTL trip as an undergrad (#comebacknextyear #jonahgrubb) and were gon...

Beginner Ski Trip -- MAMMOTH READING DAYS
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Wednesday, May 03, 2017 to Friday, May 05, 2017
Mammoth still has snow!! We want to encourage beginners to get out there, so we're offering group discounts on lift tickets and rentals. Wanted this to be at big bear, but they don't have any ...

Let's GO!(rgonio)
Destination San Gorgonio Mountain
Leader Yannai Kashtan
Dates Sunday, April 30, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Come climb the tallest peak in Southern California! And if you're aiming for the six-pack of peaks, this is one of 'em.       This hike is extremely strenuous because of altitude, elevati...

[corny yet witty trip name ft. reference to bridges]
Destination Bridge To Nowhere
Leader Caitlin Gaylord
Dates Saturday, April 29, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017
      Join us for a 10 mile out and back moderate hike to the Bridge to Nowhere!  We'll meet at Frary for breakfast on Saturday at 8am, make some sandwiches for lunch, pack some snacks (or bri...

Tip Toe Through The Tulips
Destination Walker Canyon
Leader Jordan Carethers
Dates Saturday, April 29, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017
Did you want to go to a california superbloom but didn't have the time? This is the trip for you!  The plan is to grab breakfeast lunch snacks from Frary, drive 40 minutes to walker canyon, whi...

Mountain Clean Up Day - 2017
Destination Running Springs, CA
Leader Outdoor Education Center
Dates Sunday, April 23, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time to give back to the mountain communities and forests where we recreate! Celebrate Earthday with the OEC and the Running Springs Chamber of Commerce for a day of service, hiking, community, and go...

Go cookoomonga!
Destination Cucamonga Peak
Leader Yannai Kashtan
Dates Sunday, April 23, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017
One of the coolest summits in the L.A. area. Strenuous, non-technical hike.     Meet: Sunday (April 23rd), 8am at the OEC Distance: 11.6 miles Time: ~7 hours Elevation gain: 4,300 ft  More info:...

The cold never bothered me anyway
Destination Icehouse Canyon
Leader Maddie Zug
Dates Saturday, April 22, 2017 to Saturday, April 22, 2017
The snow queen Elsa has returned from her icy castle and summer is returning to Claremont. Come join us for a trek up Icehouse Canyon and a chance to see the last of the snow Elsa threw on the ground ...

'Bama Bound
Destination Lone Pine, CA
Leader Eli Cohen
Dates Friday, April 21, 2017 to Saturday, April 22, 2017
Elevator Pitch  You can take the boyz out of Alabama, but you can't take Alabama out of the boyz. As excited as I am to head all the way back to deep South this Summer, I can't quite go there...

Crave a Wave?
Destination Crystal Cove State Park
Leader Erin Morris
Dates Friday, April 21, 2017 to Friday, April 21, 2017
We're gonna leave campus aroudn 8:30am, leave the beach by 1:30 and try to miss the worst of rush hour on the way back.     Pack out a lunch !!  Spots for 10 in the cars so far.  

~Dog Hike~
Destination Priceless Pets Chino Hills
Leader Alex Kleinman
Dates Sunday, April 16, 2017 to Sunday, April 16, 2017
Miss your pet dog? Come join OTL, 5C Animal Rights Club, and Priceless Pets Rescue to take rescue dogs on a hike! We’ll meet at the OEC at 8:10am to get to the hike at 8:45am, and will be back on ca...

C 2 Shining C (Cactus to Clouds)
Destination Mt. San Jacinto
Leader Yannai Kashtan
Dates Saturday, April 15, 2017 to Saturday, April 15, 2017
To get to the top of San Jacinto, most resonable people take the Palm Springs tramway, which comfortably whisks them up 8,000ft. More adventurous types start from trailheads on the south side. And the...

Beginners Climbing Trip
Destination New Jack City
Leader Teague Scanlon
Dates Sunday, April 09, 2017 to Sunday, April 09, 2017
If you're tryna tug on a few rocks this weekend throw your name down because we're going climbing. We'll be leaving around 8am on Sunday morning hangover or not, and getting back before di...

Probable Frogs and Definite Dogs
Destination Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and Huntington Beach!
Leader Rebecca Wainess
Dates Saturday, April 08, 2017 to Saturday, April 08, 2017
 Hello all!!   Do you want to see some cute dogs and excercize before hand??  Do you think that frogs could be cool to see?? Well we have the trip for you!!   This Saturday Hill and I will be lea...

You are CORGIally invited...
Destination Huntington Dog Beach
Leader Laura Zhang
Dates Saturday, April 08, 2017 to Saturday, April 08, 2017
Congratulations! You have been CORGIally (ha, ha) invited to join Laura's celebration of her birthday and her love of corgis at SoCal Corgi Beach Day 2017!!! The theme this year is tiki party, so ...

Apply to the OTL Staff!!!
Destination Nirvana
Leader Eli Cohen
Dates Friday, April 07, 2017 to Friday, April 07, 2017
https://goo.gl/forms/24Y3pfTkPlna8s002  **Due Friday, April 7th at 5:00pm** Thank you for considering applying to the On The Loose Staff. Your interest shows an appreciation for this club, and we val...

Chase that sunset
Destination Sunset Peak
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Friday, April 07, 2017 to Friday, April 07, 2017
  Come watch the sunset at the top of a beautiful local peak, accessed by a gentle 3-mile-each-way hike (6ish round trip). One of the best local dayhikes I know of, less steep than many others in our...

Bridge to Nowhere
Destination Bridge to Nowhere
Leader Jeremy Snyder
Dates Sunday, April 02, 2017 to Sunday, April 02, 2017
Leah Shorb and I are heading to the bridge to nowhere! It's a moderate-strenuous 9 mile hike to a mysterious and beutiful 130 foot bridge that has no roads connected to it. read more about it here...

Marching to Martinez
Destination Martinez Mountain
Leader Yannai Kashtan
Dates Friday, March 31, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017
Itching for a stratospheric mountain hike, but don't want to deal with snow and ice?  Make the most of your Cesar Chavez day and come hike to Martinez Mountain, a prominent peak with expansive vi...

when I say Deep Creek, you say Hot Springs
Destination
Leader Daniela Bond
Dates Friday, March 31, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017
Day Trip to Deep Creek Hot Springssss!!  We'll meet at the OEC at 8AM and swing by Frary to make lunches. It takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get there from campus. We'll hike ~2 miles to the sprin...

SUPERBLOOOOM
Destination Anza-Borrego Desert
Leader Kira Gabriel
Dates Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Saturday, March 25, 2017
 So all this rain not only got us out of that intense drought, but also created a SUPERBLOOM!! So we are headed out to Anza-Borrego Desert in order to frolick among the flowers, make some new pal...

¡ Cowafornia !
Destination Farm Sanctuary, Acton California
Leader Alex Kleinman
Dates Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Saturday, March 25, 2017
Down to meet some cows, goats, and pigs this weekend? Come join us and the 5C Animal Rights Club to visit Farm Sanctuary!! We'll be going on a tour, which will involve a mild hike around the farm....

Escondido Falls and Malibu Beach
Destination Escondido Canyon Trail
Leader Elvis Kahoro
Dates Saturday, March 18, 2017 to Saturday, March 18, 2017
Will notify you once the trip is cleared through the OEC (OEC Vehicle).    Join us on a (4 mile easy) non-technical day hike to Escondido Falls in Escondido Canyon Trail. We are planning on travelli...

Bridge to Nowhere Day Hike
Destination Bridge to Nowhere
Leader Elvis Kahoro
Dates Thursday, March 16, 2017 to Thursday, March 16, 2017
Coleader: Rodrigo De Leon Join us on another non-technical day hike for people who have not had the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors! (8 mile easy-moderate hike) We'll be traveling to Bridge to...

Deep Creek Hot Springs Day Hike
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Elvis Kahoro
Dates Tuesday, March 14, 2017 to Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Coleader: Rodrigo De Leon Join us on a (5 mile easy-moderate) non-technical day hike to Deep Creek Hot Springs. We'll meet at 7:00 AM outside the Outdoor Education Center on March 14. Anticipated ...

Santa Cruzin' on over to the Channel Islands
Destination Santa Cruz Island
Leader Zac Wilson
Dates Sunday, March 12, 2017 to Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  Join us for a three day camping trip on Santa Cruz Island! We'll leave campus at 7:20 AM on Sunday to take the 10:00 AM ferry from Ventura Harbor to Santa Cruz Island. After setting up camp at...

What's a Gerenuk?
Destination Multi-Biome SoCal Extravaganza
Leader Ethan Matlin
Dates Sunday, March 12, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017
I don't know either. But that's not what this trip is about.   This isTHE ONE AND ONLY MULTI-BIOME SOCAL EXTRAVAGANZA    Why drive 10 hours when there are so many natural wonders close to ...

Coyote gulch with fancy feasts
Destination Coyote Gulch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Leader Lena Fox
Dates Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Thursday, March 16, 2017
Whats good people? So we are going to Utah for the canyons! Our trip begins the first Saturday of spring break where we drive all the way the heck out there. Then, we are going to embark on a wonder...

Don't you wante in Escalante?!?!?
Destination Zion, Bryce, Escalante, and Kelso Dunes
Leader Kaeley Stout
Dates Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Saturday, March 18, 2017
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Join us in roadtripping, hiking and backpacking our way through the dream Southwest locations. We will be starting off with a sunset hike at angels landing t...

I Mean, It's Cheaper Than A Plane Ticket
Destination Cambria, Monterey, San Fran, Yosemite
Leader Eli Loeb
Dates Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017
Roadtripping and Dirtbag Touring.  We will be driving the scenic Route 1 up the coast to Cambria where we will stay a night, seeing Hearst Castle and exploring the area the next day.  After another ...

I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious
Destination Superstition Wilderness, Sedona, and Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Marilyn Perkins
Dates Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017
  This trip will be a variety pack of desert-y hiking goodness. We’ll start with a 3-4 day 20ish mile backpacking trip in the Superstition Wilderness. Point of interest include cacti, more cacti...

Questbridge / OEC Yosemite Trip
Destination Yosemite
Leader Elvis Kahoro
Dates Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Monday, March 13, 2017
Are you a Questbridge student who will be on campus during spring break (Sat – Mon)? If so come join us on an awesome trip to Yosemite National Park. We’ll be camping in Yosemite for Three Days. M...

Springing into Sespe Hot Springs (1/2 week trip)
Destination Willet Hot Springs, Los Padres National Forest
Leader Sarah Binau
Dates Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Join us for a 4 night spring break beginner friendly backpacking adventure. March 11-15 (FIRST HALF OF SPRING BREAK).   4-5 miles per day. We will be backpacking to the gorgeous Willet Hot Springs n...

Hot Springs Break
Destination Sespe Hot Springs
Leader James Kinney
Dates Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Wednesday, March 15, 2017
**EDIT**  You want hot springs; you don't want naked crowds. You want something new, you don't want to leave the jacuzzi behind. You want to see the ultimate wilderness showdown between Condo...

Spring Break in Utah!
Destination Utah (zion etc)
Leader James Baker
Dates Friday, March 10, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017
Spring break in beautiful Utah with stops in Zion as well as other cool places!  Only can take 5 total people...

Crazy for COCO-NINO!!! (coco surprise)
Destination Coconino National Forest
Leader Eli Cohen
Dates Friday, March 10, 2017 to Tuesday, March 14, 2017
THIS TRIP IS FULL! We are too. In fact, we are so crazy abvout coco(puffs)nino, that we are going here for four nights at the beginning of Spring Break. Detailed itinerary? Maybe? One day, sure, we&#...

A Pilgrimage to Canyons with Attitude
Destination Painted Canyon; Salton Sea
Leader Yannai Kashtan
Dates Sunday, March 05, 2017 to Sunday, March 05, 2017
On this day trip we'll visit one of California's premier slot canyons (yes, that's a thing!) on a 3-4 hour, strenuous, non-technical hike.  After lunch, time permitting, we'll head ov...

Wild Mt Wille!
Destination Mt. Wilson
Leader Natalie Slater
Dates Saturday, March 04, 2017 to Saturday, March 04, 2017
Start your weekend of ~wild~ and come climb Mt. Wilson! We'll be meeting outside the OEC at 8 to grab breakfast (and pack out lunch) at Frar before hitting the trail. We should be back before dinn...

Wilderness First Aid
Destination on campus
Leader Outdoor Education Center
Dates Saturday, March 04, 2017 to Sunday, March 05, 2017
Need a Wilderness First Aid certification to lead your own trips for OTL? Don't fret - The Outdoor Education Center is hosting another Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) training on March 4 ...

Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)
Destination Snow (Mammoth)
Leader Teague Scanlon
Dates Friday, March 03, 2017 to Sunday, March 05, 2017
Hey oh. Come to mammoth this weekend. We'll be getting a cabin that technically sleeps 11 but we can fit at least 65 if we do it right. I'll send out an email Tuesday so we can do packouts and...

Cold Thangs and Hot Sprangs
Destination San Jacinto State Park and Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Eli Cohen
Dates Saturday, February 25, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017
Snow! Hot springs! Majestic mountains and rejuvinating fountains! We'll be heading to San Jacinto state park to take the tram up to the top of the mountain where we will proceed to frolick in the ...

WATER u doin' this sWATERday?
Destination Escondido Falls
Leader Natalie Slater
Dates Saturday, February 25, 2017 to Saturday, February 25, 2017
Still craving mo' water after the torrrrrrential downpour last week?  Come join us on a wet escapade out of Squaremont to Escondido Falls!   We be grabbing brekkie at Frary, leaving at 9, comin...

Sand, Stars, 'n' 'Splorin
Destination Kelso Dunes
Leader Eli Loeb
Dates Friday, February 24, 2017 to Saturday, February 25, 2017
Ever wanted to camp on a sand dune??? Here's your chance. This trip heads to the Kelso dunes in the Mojave desert. We are leaving Friday afternoon (the 24th) and returning Saturday afternoon.  We...

Deep Creek Hot Springs
Destination Apple Valley
Leader Jessica Bird
Dates Saturday, February 11, 2017 to Saturday, February 11, 2017
 **currently looking for more people who have cars to join so we can fit more people! Email me at jbird1808@scrippscollege.edu if you want to come and are willing to drive! Mystical, magical, wonderf...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Valley
Destination Death Valley
Leader Kaeley Stout
Dates Friday, February 10, 2017 to Sunday, February 12, 2017
WELCOME TO THE ADVENTURE Want a break from Claremont? Want sand in places you never thought possible? Want a new profile picture next to some dope sand dunes? We've got a trip for you!! Join us on...

Mali-booyah!!
Destination Lower Malibu Creek Loop
Leader Miriam Raffel-Smith
Dates Saturday, February 04, 2017 to Saturday, February 04, 2017
Want to get off campus but don't have the entire weekend?? Join us as we explore the outdoor side of Malibu by hiking the Lower Malibu Creek Loop. It will be a moderate day hike (8 miles) but weat...

A Breather
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Eli Loeb
Dates Saturday, February 04, 2017 to Sunday, February 05, 2017
Want a quick breather from the grueling first two weeks of school?  I thought so.  No previous outdoors experience is necessary, just the interest in being outside, seeing amazing stars and sunrises...

Beach Bouldering
Destination
Leader Hill Balliet
Dates Saturday, February 04, 2017 to Saturday, February 04, 2017
A wonderful trip! Bouldering at the beach at Corona Del Mar.

Suave Mojave
Destination Kelso Dunes
Leader Jeremy Snyder
Dates Friday, February 03, 2017 to Saturday, February 04, 2017
Is this trip name cliche yet? Going to the dunes for friday night and coming back by 12:00 on saturday, come prepared prepared for sun, stars, sand, and serenity.

Spring 2017 OVERNIGHT LEADER TRAINING
Destination Narnia
Leader Alli Ho
Dates Saturday, January 28, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017
Want to lead cool outdoor trips, get hella reimbursments, meet awesome people, and learn how be an outdoor leader at the 5C's?!? Join us on a magical journey to a secret awesome outdoor destinatio...

Eureka Dunes -- Death Valley
Destination Death Valley
Leader Zac Wilson
Dates Friday, January 27, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017
  Come join us in Death Valley this weekend!! We'll leave campus Friday morning at 9 am, camp there for two nights, and will head back to campus in time for dinner on Sunday. Right now the plan ...

Mammoth First Weekend Back!
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Friday, January 20, 2017 to Sunday, January 22, 2017
Let's shred with the 15++ft of snow Mammoth has been getting!!  Unfortunately, THIS TRIP IS FULL.  It's been posted on 5c ski and snowboard FB page for weeks, my computer was glitching with ...

Wilderness First Responder
Destination On-Campus
Leader Outdoor Education Center
Dates Saturday, January 07, 2017 to Friday, January 13, 2017
Wilderness First Responder - January 7-13 2017 This is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, OTL Leaders, search and rescue teams, researchers, an...

Forget everything you know about sand
Destination Kelso Dunes - Mojave Desert
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Thursday, December 08, 2016 to Friday, December 09, 2016
Straight out the OTL guidebook, circa 2011: Zach Siegel: "FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT SAND! Dune sand is very fine, dry, and comfortable in every way. It is comfortable to walk on, sit in, and l...

Mammoth Reading Days!
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Wednesday, December 07, 2016 to Friday, December 09, 2016
The best time of year is back: WINTER.  Start off a gnarly season with the first 5c Ski and Snowboard Club Reading Days Trip. We'll go up Wednesday night, ski Thursday/Friday, and come back for t...

OTL Leader Training Fall 2016
Destination The Event Horizon
Leader Eli Cohen
Dates Saturday, December 03, 2016 to Sunday, December 04, 2016
Mission Brief  We are offering you a chance to join OTL on a fantastic voyage to the depths of space. As we explore the outer realms of the universe, we will teach you how to survive, nay how to thri...

Strut your Stuff-ing on the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail (Backpacking Trip)
Destination Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail
Leader Sarah Binau
Dates Wednesday, November 23, 2016 to Saturday, November 26, 2016
Don't have Turkey-day plans yet? Come backpacking with us! We are leading a backpacking trip to the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail over the Thanksgiving Break. Get ready to eat canned pumpkin, dried cra...

Icehouse Canyon Hike!
Destination Icehouse Canyon (Mt. Baldy)
Leader Sarah Bluestein
Dates Saturday, November 19, 2016 to Saturday, November 19, 2016
Hey all! Savanah and I would love to hike Icehouse Canyon (up on Baldy, 25 min drive from campus) on Saturday morning! Unfortunetely, neither of us has a car, so if you want to join us and have a car,...

Crystal cove getaway
Destination Crystal Cove beach / camprgrounds
Leader Jeremy Snyder
Dates Saturday, November 19, 2016 to Sunday, November 20, 2016
Eli and Ivan and I are going out to crystal cove to escape for a night, and we have one more spot in the car! Come hang out with some cool people and get off campus! The hike to the campsite is a kind...

Mammoth Opening Weekend
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Thursday, November 10, 2016 to Sunday, November 13, 2016
IT IS OFFICIALLY SKI SEASON!! welcome to winter, shredders. various groups are going up to Mammoth to celebrate their first weekend of the season... and their 4" base. Some are venturing up thursday n...

Shore to Have a Good Time
Destination Paseo Miramar Trail
Leader Sabine Scott
Dates Saturday, November 05, 2016 to Saturday, November 05, 2016
Two parts to this trip: 1. Hike Paseo Miramar Trail (near Santa Monica) -this is a 5.5 mile out and back trail on a dirt path - views of the ocean! -We'll start the hike around 9:30, and be finis...

Hike San Bernardino Mountain!
Destination San Bernardino Mountain
Leader Sabine Scott
Dates Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Saturday, October 29, 2016
We are going to meet behind the OEC, and leave for the hike at 6:30am. The drive is about 1 hour, and I'm aiming to get back on campus before 6pm.  Distance: 17 miles (8.5 each direction) Eleva...

Climb into some hot springs
Destination Apple Valley/ Deep Creek
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Saturday, October 29, 2016
This trip will include climbing in the morning at Apple Valley Crags (https://www.mountainproject.com/v/bmx-crags/106650859) and spending the afternoon soaking off in the nearby Deep Creek Hot...

Holcomb Valley Sport Climbing Clinic
Destination Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Leader Clark Hollenberg
Dates Friday, October 21, 2016 to Saturday, October 22, 2016
Did bad weather crush your dreams of sending over Fall Break?  Or did you just get stoked to get outside even more?!! We're going up to the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles (near Big Bear) to go sport cl...

J-Chillin
Destination J-Tree!
Leader Michael Boggess
Dates Sunday, October 16, 2016 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
For anyone with shit to do but looking to get off campus for part of the Break. :) ITINERARY Sunday, 10/16 We'll grab brunch, then head out for an early afternoon arrival in J-Tree for a day hike ...

Check out those Js on that Tree!
Destination Joshua Tree National Park - Boy Scout Trail
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Sunday, October 16, 2016 to Monday, October 17, 2016
Dearest OTL friends/family, This fall break, prepare yourself. Because we're gonna hike 1 mile or so on a flat trail in the desert to go camping, and it's gonna be beautiful. And it's not ...

crew in the 'bu
Destination Point Mogu State Park, near Malibu
Leader Clayton Ziemke
Dates Sunday, October 16, 2016 to Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Come join for camping near the beach! Definitey plan on being self-sufficient as far as preparedness - water, food, free-time activities - but this isn't a strenuous, test-your-meddle kind of camp...

Escalante Utah
Destination
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Monday, October 17, 2016
Come to UTAH!   We will be doing a quick trip to Utah this fall break. We will be doing a car camping trip in Escalante with some fun and beautiful dayhikes.   The plan is to leave campus at 230 on...

Kelso Sandbox Mojave
Destination Mojave National Preserve
Leader Ethen Lund
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Monday, October 17, 2016
Come play in the desert! We're gonna camp for a night at Kelso Sand Dunes and then at Mid Hills Campground. Activities include but are not limited to hiking in the sand, rolling in the sand, stand...

Kelso Dunes
Destination Mojave Desert
Leader Neel Adhiraj Kumar
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016
The weather is great, the desert is beautiful, and it's fall break

Happy, Sad, and Buttermilk Boulder pancakes
Destination Bishop, CA
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Friday, October 14, 2016 to Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The full range of human emotion is captured in the name of the different boulder fields of Bishop: The Happy Boulders, The Sad Boulders, and The Buttermilks. Joy, sorrow, and breakfast food--the stuff...

Not Claremont
Destination Inyo National Forest
Leader Ethan Matlin
Dates Friday, October 14, 2016 to Monday, October 17, 2016
We’re hiking the Sabrina Lake Trail in Inyo National Forest. It should be beautiful this time of year!    Night of car camping on Friday to acclimate followed by a hike in on Saturday. We’ll c...

JTree Getaway
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Connor Bloom
Dates Friday, October 14, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016
Do you have stuff to do on campus (or elsewhere) over Fall Break but still wanna get away for a bit? Then this trip is for you. We'll be leaving Friday afternoon, spending the afternoon and evenin...

Women of Color trip to Joshua Tree
Destination
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Friday, October 14, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016
Hey Y'all, OTL is partnering with 5C women of color group to have a fall break trip.  We will be leaving campus at 130 from the tranquada parking lot, get to JTree at 330, set up camp along...

yo-seh-MITE
Destination Yosemite National Park
Leader Karen Alpuche Caceres
Dates Friday, October 14, 2016 to Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Always admired the beauty of OS X Yosemite? Want to make all of your friends back home jealous? Join us as we head to Yosemite for Fall Break! We are leaving campus on Friday, October 14 at 1 PM, an...

Rae Lakes and Boots
Destination Rae Lakes
Leader Lena Fox
Dates Friday, October 14, 2016 to Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Yay were going backpacking! The trip is a 4 day hiking adventure through Kings Canyon doing a 40 mile loop over 4 days of hiking. The Rae Lakes loop passes by the lakes, over Glen pass (12,000'), ...

YO-seh-mit-tea you weirdos
Destination
Leader Sabine Scott
Dates Friday, October 14, 2016 to Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Come backpack with us in Yosemite!! This is the other half of Sam and Karen's trip.  Friday: leave at 1pm from campus, spend Friday night at a campsite in Sequoia Saturday: drive into Yosemite a...

Prof. Alfred Kwok Memorial Baldy Hike
Destination Mt Baldy
Leader Caitlin Gaylord
Dates Sunday, October 09, 2016 to Sunday, October 09, 2016
In remembrance of Alfred Kwok’s passion for the outdoors, please join us in hiking Baldy and celebrating the life of this beloved professor. We will be leaving from behind the Outdoor Education Cen...

let's go to jtree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Kay Garlick-Ott
Dates Saturday, October 01, 2016 to Sunday, October 02, 2016
We'll camp somewhere nice alongside the Boyscout Trail - spend Saturday scrambling, relaxing, breathing, eating, and sleeping under the stars ~~ and then return on Sunday morning in time for brunc...

First Critical Mass of the year!!
Destination Los Angeles
Leader Ellis Simani
Dates Friday, September 30, 2016 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Bicycles takeover Downtown LA! Come join us for the September Critical Mass and look out for Critical Mass every last Friday of the month. There might be Mexican, Korean, or Vietnamese food to look f...

Cute lil' beach bums
Destination TBD
Leader Karen Alpuche Caceres
Dates Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Saturday, September 24, 2016
CHANGE OF PLANS! We're going to Aztec Falls up by Lake Arrowhead Saturday morning for a day trip!   Alli and I will be venturing out to a beach that is TBD. Our prior trip will not be taking plac...

Climbing, now in boulder™ new flavors!
Destination Stoney Point Park
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Saturday, September 24, 2016
  Do you like sunshine, largish rocks, and the serenity of nature? If you answered yes to any of these questions, bouldering™ may be for you!! This Saturday, we're gonna grab a quick contine...

Sunday Summits: Bridge To Nowhere
Destination Bridge to Nowhere
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Sunday, September 18, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
This is the second sunday of long hikes... are you ready for it?! This adventure is a 10mi out and back with almost 1000ft of elevation gain! This is no easy feat! We'll be crossing rivers (with c...

Quick Quarry Climb
Destination Riverside Quarry
Leader Teague Scanlon
Dates Sunday, September 18, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
Gonna hit the Riverside Quarry on sunday. It smells like urine and is not a particularly pretty place, but the climbing's solid so what can you do. **We will set up top rope anchors so you don'...

First Annual Potato Mountain Spud Crawl
Destination Potato Mountain
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Saturday, September 17, 2016 to Saturday, September 17, 2016
  Legend has it John Muir, Beyonce, and Pope Francis all love potatoes. And sunsets. And funky hats. And the combination of potatoes, sunsets, funky hats. Thus it was born: The First Annual Potato Mo...

Hike Cucamonga Peak!!
Destination Cucamonga Peak
Leader Sabine Scott
Dates Sunday, September 04, 2016 to Sunday, September 04, 2016
Distance: 11.6 miles Time: ~7 hours Elevation gain: 4,300 ft Trailhead: Icehouse Canyon Trailhead Distance from campus: about 35 minutes Elevation at the top: 8,859′ This is a FUN, long, steep,...

Mt. Baldy
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Zac Wilson
Dates Sunday, September 04, 2016 to Sunday, September 04, 2016
Let's celebrate the first weekend back by hiking Mt. Baldy!   The hike fairly strenuous at 10 miles and 4000 feet of elevation gain.   For more information see http://www.modernhiker.com/2007/...

j chillin in j tree
Sponsoring Organization ?
Date Sunday, August 07, 2016
Let's go to J tree! I've never been so I really want to explore. Def camping involved, def hiking involved, probs some stars and bonding involved :) We'll probably leave here around 4 on F...

Hot Springs!!
Destination
Leader Emily Hill
Dates Sunday, May 08, 2016 to Sunday, May 08, 2016
A day trip to Deep Creek Hot Springs.  A mild-moderate hike, but you will be rewarded by a delightful dip at the end.

Deep Creek Hot Springs Study Session
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs near Hesperia, CA
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Thursday, May 05, 2016 to Thursday, May 05, 2016
Note: OTL is still out of reimbursement money for this school year, so note that the trip fee could be up to $5 in order to pay for gas.   Now I know it's finals season and you may be thinking, ...

Fish Canyon Falls Hike w/ Eco-Reps
Destination
Leader Ethen Lund
Dates Saturday, April 23, 2016 to Saturday, April 23, 2016
Join your Eco-Reps for an Earth Day hike to Fish Canyon Falls! It's a beautiful, easy trail with a waterfalls and a pond to swim around in at the end! Get an early, relaxing, fun start to the week...

Earth Day Mt. Baldy Waterslide Cleanup!
Destination A waterslide off of Mt. Baldy road on the Barrett Stoddard Truck Trail
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Saturday, April 23, 2016 to Saturday, April 23, 2016
Hey!!! Earth Day is coming up and OTL is going to the Mt. Baldy Waterslide to beat the heat in the creek and to pick up some trash in the area. It is a very popular outdoor destination and unfortunate...

Baggin baldy
Destination ~10064 ft
Leader Eric Montgomery
Dates Saturday, April 16, 2016 to Saturday, April 16, 2016
looked at baldy this morning over a cup of joe and decided it was a great day to climb up there. Honestly, just want OTL funding, but if you're interested in joining call/text me 6309012280 within...

The J Tree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Ethen Lund
Dates Saturday, April 16, 2016 to Sunday, April 17, 2016
Come camp amongst the Joshua trees.

Women's Climbing Trip
Destination New Jack City
Leader Anna Kramer
Dates Sunday, April 10, 2016 to Sunday, April 10, 2016
Calling all female-identifying climbers (and any female-identifying person who wants to try rock climbing)!! Join us for a wonderful, beginner-friendly rock climbing trip to New Jack City! This is a s...

(j tree) oasis homeostasis
Destination joshua tree
Leader Aysha Habbaba
Dates Friday, April 08, 2016 to Saturday, April 09, 2016
Come join us for a great time in one of our favorite places, Joshua Tree! The plan is to leave early Friday, hike out to one of j tree's famous oasis's and be home in time for supper on Saturd...

Deep Creek and PCT
Destination Deep Creek Hotsprings
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Friday, April 08, 2016 to Saturday, April 09, 2016
Wanna see some trees, soak in some warm water, breath some fresh mountain air, hike until you can't hike no more? This weekend i'll be checking out deep creek hot springs, camping near Lake Ar...

Potato Mountain Hike with Eco-Reps!
Destination Potato Mountain
Leader Ethen Lund
Dates Saturday, April 02, 2016 to Saturday, April 02, 2016
Come join your very own Eco-Reps for a leisurely mid-morning hike up Potato Mountain! We will meet and drive up at 10 AM and be back to campus around noon. The weather will be great, so come out to en...

Deep Brain Stimulation with the Neuro Liaisons
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Vinay Srinivasan
Dates Saturday, April 02, 2016 to Saturday, April 02, 2016
Whether you're a senior major needing a break from thesis or undeclared and just excited about Neuroscience, join the Neuro Liaisons the afternoon and evening of Saturday, April 2nd on a hike to t...

Suave Mojave Agave
Destination Mojave National Preserve
Leader Eli Cohen
Dates Friday, April 01, 2016 to Sunday, April 03, 2016
Dune-cha wish your [partner] was hot like the Mojave? This trip is your first-class ticket to all things desert; we will even have dessert. Sliding down massive sand dunes, climbing through dormant vo...

Not just your average beach trip :P
Destination The beach!
Leader Savanah Bird
Dates Friday, April 01, 2016 to Friday, April 01, 2016
It's the end of finals week and the entire population of the 5Cs (including the squirrels) need to go to the beach to soak up the sun, negate the hours spent in basements of academic buildings, an...

J-treeeee
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Saturday, March 26, 2016 to Sunday, March 27, 2016
Come chill in Joshua tree, sleep under the stars, enjoy the weekend!  If you've got a car and wanna drive, do it! 

Mecca Hills Slot Canyons
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, March 26, 2016 to Saturday, March 26, 2016
The Mecca Hills, pushed up on the north side of the Salton Sea by the San Andreas Fault, have eroded into a maze of incredible canyons. This trip will attemp to link and explore Painted Canyon to Big ...

Newport Beach Surfing
Destination
Leader Hugo Ho
Dates Friday, March 25, 2016 to Friday, March 25, 2016
surfing day trip

~the 48th thing~
Destination Mammoth
Leader Sarah Bluestein
Dates Friday, March 25, 2016 to Saturday, March 26, 2016
Come up to beautiful Mammoth! We'll leave Friday at 9am, drive up to Mammoth, explore and stay overnight in a cabin. In the morning we'll go to the hot springs, adventure, and get back by 7 or...

SPRING SKIING!
Destination Mammoth!
Leader Kara Bank
Dates Thursday, March 24, 2016 to Sunday, March 27, 2016
Celebrate Ceaser Chavez day in style with some SPRING SKIING!   We'll be renting a cabin for the weekend dependent on how many people are coming, so only sign up if you can for sure commit! Ski ...

A Night in a tree
Destination Josua Tree
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Saturday, March 19, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016
Hey come to Jtree for a night! All of the established campgrounds are booked so we'll find our own off of a tral! Should be fun!

Super Bloom, Super You
Destination Death Valley
Leader Brenda Benitez
Dates Wednesday, March 16, 2016 to Saturday, March 19, 2016
Death Valley is full of life this time of year, lets go have fun because the end is near.  flowers will blossom, don't forget your possum just kidding, but it will be awesome!  

Backpacking across ZIon
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Molly Mosher
Dates Wednesday, March 16, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016
Tentative Schedule  # of spots car dependent!!  Day 1: Get to Hop Valley Trail Head around 2pm-hike to Wildcat Canyon (4.5-6 miles) and camp at Wildcat Canyon (we can get a permit for this night onl...

Bread Box Climbing
Destination Red Rox
Leader Kara Bank
Dates Tuesday, March 15, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016
Headed to Red Rocks outside of Vegas for some rock climbing fun!  THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER'S TRIP! We welcome any climbers who have a lead certification and outdoor experience!  We are planning on...

Zipping Up to Zion
Destination Zion and Bryce Canyon
Leader Morgan Yucel
Dates Tuesday, March 15, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016
This spring break we are estatic about going on an exciting, extraganzic, efficient, economic, and extremely educationational exploration of earthy, eccentric - even eclectic - enchanting National Par...

Sespe Spring break
Destination Sespe Hot Springs
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Monday, March 14, 2016 to Thursday, March 17, 2016
  Come for a 4 day backpacking trip to some hotsptings! The Sespe hot springs, just north of Ventura offers great views and relaxation. We will spend the first day hiking ~8 miles to Willet Hot Sprin...

Girthy Horse Trip
Destination Zion Grand Canyon
Leader Cliff Mountjoy-Venning
Dates Monday, March 14, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016
We're going to drive up towards Zion on Monday and and find a nearby campsite. Then on Tuesday we'll go to the first-come first-served campground in Zion and stay two or three nights, before f...

Big fun for Sur...
Destination Big Sur
Leader Ethan Matlin
Dates Sunday, March 13, 2016 to Thursday, March 17, 2016
We're going to Big Sur! We need a car, so we'll give preference to people who have one. The plan is to hike the Pine Ridge Trail to the Sykes Hot Springs. This will be a reasonably strenuous h...

Just your average beach trip :P
Destination Coyote Gulch, Utah
Leader Erin Morris
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016
Important note: None of this trip will actually be at the beach.    Thanks to Kayla's car, we can take 7 people!   Come with us to Coyote Gulch, a canyon in Escalante, Utah!   Day 1: We will b...

Catalina Backpacking
Destination Trans-catalina Trail
Leader Erika Johnson
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2016 to Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Four days of backpacking on Catalina Island! The plan is to head out around noon on Saturday and spend that night on the island. Each night we will be staying at relatively developed campsites (toilet...

Zen In Zion
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Keon Rabbani
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2016 to Thursday, March 17, 2016
We are leaving Saturday morning at 8am and driving to Sand Hollow State Park (a beautiful place with rocks, beaches, and islands) and staying there for one night. On Sunday, we will go to Zion and cam...

tis sad to have lost and lost coast
Destination The SW
Leader Alli Ho
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016
  We lost the lost coast. WE'RE GOIN SOUTH & EAST  We like beach. We like trees. We like rocks. We like backpacking. This is the plan.  We are headed up to very Northern California to attempt t...

Tour de Southwest 2016
Destination Fish & Owl Canyon
Leader Liam Toney
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016
Come join us on the 1st annual Tour de Southwest this spring break! Stage 1: Depart campus Saturday morning, drive to Zion National Park, hike Angel's Landing, drive onwards to Coral Dunes State P...

Follow us into the wilderness (of Utah)?
Destination Escalante National Park
Leader Amber Harvey
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016
Looking for a spontaneous adventure to anywhere? We're heading to Southern Utah for 5 days of backcountry hiking- join us for guarunteed adventure! We'll arrive in Bryce Canyon Saturday night,...

Ba(y)ckpacking
Destination Point Reyes, CA
Leader James Kinney
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016
Description:   We will be driving up to Marin (North Bay Area) on Saturday spending one night at a house in Tiburon before heading out to West Marin and Point Reyes National Seashore for 5 nights. ...

Zion Camping
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Rickie Cleere
Dates Friday, March 11, 2016 to Sunday, March 13, 2016
We are going caming at Zion National Park. We will set up a base camp and day ativities will consist of moderate hikes and relaxing. The car situation is still being figured out, so enrollment may be ...

The Great California Road Trip
Destination California
Leader Neel Adhiraj Kumar
Dates Friday, March 11, 2016 to Saturday, March 19, 2016
The Great Road Trip includes wonders of the world like: Pfeiffer State Park Big Sur, San Francisco and Bay Area, Wine Country, Sequoia National Park. We have cars and cool places and things it'll ...

Coyote Gulch Backpacking
Destination Coyote Gulch Esclante, Utah
Leader Conner Kummerlowe
Dates Friday, March 11, 2016 to Tuesday, March 15, 2016
4 day backpack in a majestic Utah Canyon  Driving out Friday camping at a Petrified Forrest State Park  Backpacking Saturday thru Tuesday and driving back on Tuesday 

California 1
Destination
Leader Emily Hill
Dates Friday, March 11, 2016 to Tuesday, March 15, 2016
We will be traveling up the coast on Highway 1, staying in Santa Barbara on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, then in Big Sur on Monday and Tuesday. There's only room in my car for one person, but we ...

Scions in Zion
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Emily Proulx
Dates Friday, March 11, 2016 to Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Drive to Zion and camp at South campground; next day take early morning shuttle to Hop Valley trailhead and hike 10 mi to Lava Point camp; next day hike 10 mi to West Rim; next day hike 10 mi and camp...

Arizona/California/Nevada Extravaganza
Destination
Leader Aidan orly
Dates Thursday, March 10, 2016 to Thursday, March 17, 2016
Get ready to hit up lots of states this Spring Break in the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Vegassssss

Beginning Camping!
Destination J-Tree
Leader Sidney browning
Dates Saturday, March 05, 2016 to Sunday, March 06, 2016
Do you want to go camping, but don't know how? Was OA one of the only times you've slept outside?   Join two OEC staff, for a fun and safe car camping trip to J-Tree! Join this trip to learn...

Evening Hike
Destination Potato Mountain
Leader Ethan Matlin
Dates Saturday, March 05, 2016 to Saturday, March 05, 2016
A relatively short and leisurely, but fun hike up Potato Mountain. 1. Depart 3-3:30. 2. Savor sunset. 3. Arrive back by 7:30ish 4. Just in time for dinner!

Death Valley Super Bloom
Destination Death Valley California
Leader Conner Kummerlowe
Dates Saturday, March 05, 2016 to Saturday, March 05, 2016
Come see the beauty of the Death Valley Super Bloom. We will be leaving early in the morning, hiking aroun and photographing flowers for a while, and then returning to Claremeont in the later afternoo...

Sequoia backpacking (snow)
Destination Sequoia
Leader Boyu Liu
Dates Friday, March 04, 2016 to Sunday, March 06, 2016
We are going to hike the Middle Fork trail in the Sequoia NP. 

Mammoth March Maddness
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Friday, March 04, 2016 to Sunday, March 06, 2016
so itll snow just a tad sunday, but this is a chance to take advantage of this beautiful el niño snow before it all melts into summer and spring. take the ease off pre spring break craziness! shred!...

J-Tree hangout/climb
Destination JNP
Leader Andrew Russell
Dates Friday, March 04, 2016 to Saturday, March 05, 2016
Short overnight to JNP for some bouldering and hanging out.  There will be plenty of people doing both.  We'll be bringing crashpads, if you want to climb bring your own shoes or check some out ...

Death Valley Overnight
Destination Death Valley
Leader Adam Stapelmann
Dates Friday, March 04, 2016 to Saturday, March 05, 2016
Come to Death  Valley with us to check out the super bloom! We'll be going up to Death Valley National Park on Friday and camping overnight. On Saturday we'll look at some pretty flowers and ...

Catch a potato at sunset
Destination Potato Mountain
Leader Kayla Lanker
Dates Friday, March 04, 2016 to Friday, March 04, 2016
Join us for a quick hike up Potato mountain to see the sunset! We will meet at the OEC at 4:15 and hope to start hiking up the trail around 4:45. The sun sets at 5:50pm, so we want enough time to get ...

Pre-Spring Break Shindig
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Thursday, March 03, 2016
Spring break is rapidly approaching! Are you thinking about spending it in the great outdoors? If so, make sure to show up for this shindig. It will be structured specifically to help people find trip...

Fish Canyon Falls!
Destination Fish Canyon Falls
Leader Megan O'Brien
Dates Sunday, February 28, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
itching to get off campus? tired of studying for midterms? come join us for a day hike and get off campus for the day! We will be going to Fish Canyon Falls, about 20 mintues off campus. The hike is 5...

THE AMAZING BACKCOUNTRY RACE
Sponsoring Organization The OEC
Date Sunday, February 28, 2016
Welcome to the 3rd annual Amazing “Backcountry” Race! This two-hour adventure is inclusive to PEOPLE OF ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS and will take place on Sunday, February 28th at 3:00pm at Pomona Col...

OTL Overnight Leader Training (Round 2!)
Destination Narnia
Leader Caitlin Gaylord
Dates Saturday, February 27, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
Want to lead trips for OTL? Missed our last leader training? Come join us on a one-night overnight trip and learn about OTL philosophy, basic camping skills, and bond with future trip leaaders and OTL...

Red Socks
Destination Red Rock Canyon State Park
Leader Savanah Bird
Dates Saturday, February 27, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
Come on an adventure with us to Red Rocks! We'll head up Saturday morning (about a 2.5 hour drive) and hang out there during the day. Hiking? Scrambling? Frolicking? Or just reading your book in a...

It's hot in here
Destination Deep creek hot springs
Leader Sidney browning
Dates Saturday, February 27, 2016 to Saturday, February 27, 2016
SoCal weather got you feeling hot? Come get sweatier with us by soaking in the hot springs!  drive there, hike about 1hr in, turn into a prune, watch the sun set and the moon rise, then come back to ...

Take Me Back to Manhattan (BEACH)
Destination El Porto, Manhattan Beach
Leader Sarah Binau
Dates Saturday, February 27, 2016 to Saturday, February 27, 2016
Come join us for a fun day at the beach!!! We will leave around 9AM in the morning and get back in time for dinner (5:30/6:00pm).  Bring your own lunch or money. Also if you want beach stuff (surf ...

Moonlight Masquerading in the Mojave
Destination Kelso Dunes, Mojave Desert
Leader Vinay Srinivasan
Dates Friday, February 26, 2016 to Saturday, February 27, 2016
Let’s go camping in the Mojave! Located 3 hours away, Kelso is home to a beautiful expanse of massive sand dunes. We will be camping in designated areas along the road and then hiking around on the...

Santa Cruz Island!
Destination Santa Cruz Island
Leader Zac Wilson
Dates Friday, February 26, 2016 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Friday 12 PM ferry ride from Ventura Harbor was cancelled, so we will now be taking the 9 AM ferry ride Friday morning, which means that we will now need to leave campus at 5:30 ...

Accelerated Leader Training/ Skills Workshop
Destination OEC
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Thursday, February 25, 2016
Want to get outside? If you want to lead trips and learn skills come to our accelerated leader training/hard skills workshop combo! For the first hour, we will go over the club philopsophy, soft skill...

Laguna Lounging
Destination Crescent Bay / Crystal Cove
Leader Liam Toney
Dates Saturday, February 20, 2016 to Saturday, February 20, 2016
Temps are heating up, and who wants to be on campus over the whole weekend anyway? Come beach with us! We'll depart Claremont by 9:45am, get to Laguna before lunch, and then spend a nice afternoon...

Come to J-Tree for No Reason
Destination J-Tree
Leader Tatsu Monkman
Dates Friday, February 19, 2016 to Saturday, February 20, 2016
NOTE TO PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE FROM THE NEWSLETTER: This is not "Overnight Leader Training (Round 2!)", that is a separate trip listed on the trip page here: OTL Overnight Leader Training (Round 2!). T...

Desert Flowers
Destination Death Valley
Leader Boyu Liu
Dates Friday, February 19, 2016 to Saturday, February 20, 2016
We will go to death valley to see some wild flowers! http://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/ca_dv.html  

Trip Planning Workshop
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Thursday, February 18, 2016
Are you planning a spring break trip? Or a weekend adventure? Not sure where to start or what resources to use? This is for you! From 8pm-9pm in the OEC, consuls will be available to walk you throu...

sunset saunter up potato mountain
Destination Potato Mountain
Leader Kay Garlick-Ott
Dates Saturday, February 13, 2016 to Saturday, February 13, 2016
Here's a haiku:   find peace and pleasure potatoes too. come with us and have a grand time   Even if the beautiful lyricism of this poem didn't convince you, we hope you can join us this wee...

Joshua Tree Day Hike
Destination Josua Tree
Leader Zac Wilson
Dates Saturday, February 13, 2016 to Saturday, February 13, 2016
We're going to hike the Boy Scout Trail in Josua Tree from Keys West to Indian Cove (8 miles). We might also hike the 49 Palms Oasis trail (3 miles) once we get to Indian Cove, time permitting. In...

super ski sunday
Destination
Leader Marlie Shelton
Dates Sunday, February 07, 2016 to Sunday, February 07, 2016
let's skiiii get to mtn high by noon, ski till 8pm. 

Beginners' Climbing Trip: New Jacked City Edition
Destination New Jack City
Leader Sabine Scott
Dates Saturday, February 06, 2016 to Saturday, February 06, 2016
New to climbing? Never climbed outside? Come hang out with us in New Jack City!  What: This trip is focused on getting beginner climbers outside! We'll set up top-ropes(the safest way to climb) o...

buds n bonfires
Destination Leo Carillo Campground, Malibu
Leader Erin Morris
Dates Friday, February 05, 2016 to Saturday, February 06, 2016
We're going to Malibu! Camping by the beach, bonfires and smores and fun stuff on Friday. A moderate 6 mile hike with ocean views on Saturday morning. Leaving Friday around 2:30 and getting back S...

OTL Overnight Leader Training
Destination Narnia
Leader Liam Toney
Dates Saturday, January 30, 2016 to Sunday, January 31, 2016
Want to lead awesome trips and get reimbursed? Become an OTL leader by attending this overnight training! We'll meet in the morning, drive out to an undisclosed location, and eat lunch. We'll ...

Joshua Tree
Destination Josua Tree
Leader Zac Wilson
Dates Saturday, January 30, 2016 to Sunday, January 31, 2016
We'll be heading out to Joshua Tree around 8:30 AM Saturday morning, and park on Park Boulevard by at the trailhead for Boy Scout Trail (Keys West Gate). We'll spend the day hiking around Will...

Big Bear Birthday Bash!
Destination Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Friday, January 29, 2016 to Sunday, January 31, 2016
The fun continues at Bear Mountain, let's shred!  The details are still being figured out, but sign up if you want to ski and we'll work together with our schedules to make it all happen. Opt...

Baldy Birthday Bash
Destination Mt. Baldy Ski Lift
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Friday, January 29, 2016 to Friday, January 29, 2016
You can ski for free on Baldy for your birthday and this friday its my birthday! So come join me for some winter fun. Check out the snow on a hike, go tubing (!!!), or you could even ski the famous Mt...

J Chilling in J Tree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Sabari Nath Kumar
Dates Friday, January 22, 2016 to Sunday, January 24, 2016
Feeling the need to decompress after a rough first week back? Come chill in Joshua Tree for the weekend while Sabine and I take a rock climbing guide course! You'll have the day to hike aournd and...

(Women's LA) March and Malibu!
Destination Downtown LA and Malibu
Leader Caitlin Gaylord
Dates Thursday, January 21, 2016 to Thursday, January 21, 2016
Come join us and participate in this historic event, joining hundreds of people who support human rights, civil rights, and kindness to one another!   We will be leaving from the OEC at 8am on Satur...

Mammoth First weekend back
Destination Mammoth
Leader Andrew Young
Dates Thursday, January 21, 2016 to Sunday, January 24, 2016
Shred gnar at Mammoth... easy as that. Especially if they get the 5-10 feet of snow forecasted before the trip. Sign up lets get good numbers and maybe rent a cabin if we have enough people. Cheers. ...

First Weekend Back MAMMOTH
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Wednesday, January 20, 2016 to Friday, January 22, 2016
Let's have another awesome mammoth ski trip, for the first weekend back after break! Use your season pass, try out your skis, enjoy beautiful mammoth lakes We'll go up friday night and come ba...

First Weekend Back MAMMOTH
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Wednesday, January 20, 2016 to Friday, January 22, 2016
Lets have another awesome convict lakes trip to Mammoth Mountain! Make use of your season passes or skis! We'll head up for the weekend, stay in a convict lakes cabin, and come back before the 2nd...

Mammoth First Weekend Back!
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Jessica McKenzie
Dates Wednesday, January 20, 2016 to Friday, January 22, 2016
IT IS DUMPING SO HARD ON MAMMOTH RIGHT NOW!!! we're getting convict lakes cabins again, come up and shred with us in the 7+++ feet of snow mammoth is getting!!! fill out this google doc for rides ...

Wilderness First Responder - Winter Break
Destination on and off campus
Leader Outdoor Education Center
Dates Friday, January 08, 2016 to Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wilderness First Responder - January 8-15 2016 This is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, OTL Leaders, search and rescue teams, researchers, an...

Pre-finals Deep Creek Stress Relief
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs near Hesperia, CA
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Saturday, December 12, 2015 to Saturday, December 12, 2015
DISCLAIMER: these springs are home to the amoeba N. fowgleri. They can be potentially fatal if contracted, so in order to prevent this, do not get water in your eyes, mouth, nose, or ears (i.e. don...

Holcomb Valley Climbing
Destination
Leader Clark Hollenberg
Dates Thursday, December 10, 2015 to Thursday, December 10, 2015
We are going sport climbing at Holcomb Valley Pinnacles up by Big Bear tomorrow so sign up if you want to come!  The drive is around 2 hours and we are just going for the day which is why we are gett...

MAMMOTH READING DAYS
Destination MAMMOTH LAKES
Leader Andrew Young
Dates Wednesday, December 09, 2015 to Friday, December 11, 2015
The time has come for Reading Days at Mammoth!   If you’re looking for swell time and want to shred some gnarly El Nino pow then join us for the best two days of the semester up at Mammot...

Shindiggity dawg!
Destination Your stomach
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Wednesday, December 09, 2015 to Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Why did the dog cross the road? Come to the OEC Wednesday night at 9 to find out!!! We will have beef dogs and veggie dogs for your munching pleasure. In addition, there will be a contest for worst do...

~* GOIN 2 BALDY *~
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Madeleine Colvin
Dates Saturday, November 28, 2015 to Saturday, November 28, 2015
It looks kind of snowy or at least cold on the mountain!!! We are going to drive up to Baldy at 8 AM, maybe hike a little, get kind of cold, then be back on campus in time for brunch (noonish). Cool!...

Quick Trip to Joshua Tree
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Ethan Matlin
Dates Friday, November 27, 2015 to Saturday, November 28, 2015
A quick overnight backpacking trip to Joshua Tree. We will be hiking part of the Califonia Riding and Hiking Trail (Keys View Road to wherever we feel like stopping).

Thanksgiving is cool, hot springs are hot
Destination Sespe Hot Springs
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Thursday, November 26, 2015 to Saturday, November 28, 2015
The following are all 100% true facts: hot springs are dope; the Sespe River is the last free-flowing river in Southern California; gormet backcountry cooking is both possible and delicious; Sespe Wi...

Thankful for Nature
Destination Gould Mesa Trail Camp
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Wednesday, November 25, 2015 to Friday, November 27, 2015
So the original plan got changed due to water conditions! We are now doing the Gabrielino Trail in the San Gabriels. Slight elevation change and a chil way to spend Thanksgiving. 

Beginner Hike in Icehouse Canyon
Destination Icehouse Canyon
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Saturday, November 21, 2015 to Saturday, November 21, 2015
This is a beginner trip first and foremost! Have you never gone hiking before? Have you hiked in the past, but need a new trail to follow? Do you just love the outdoors and don't know how to expre...

Weekly J Tree Shuttle 2
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Clark Hollenberg
Dates Saturday, November 21, 2015 to Saturday, November 21, 2015
Yo so we are pretty much trying to go to Joshua Tree every weekend to go trad climbing.  While we can't offer our guiding services for climbing (since we are just learning ourselves), we can offe...

REEL ROCK 10 is HERE!!!
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Saturday, November 14, 2015
Come check out REEL ROCK 10 film tour! Presented by the Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College. Watch the trailer at: https://youtu.be/mXNOTJFEBsQ Tickets are available starting October 23rd at t...

Wilderness Remote First Aid #2
Destination Hahn, Pomona College
Leader Outdoor Education Center
Dates Saturday, November 14, 2015 to Sunday, November 15, 2015
Did you miss the first round of Wilderness First Aid training this semester? No worries!The Outdoor Education Center is hosting another Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) training on November 14...

Sit-Out
Destination Trail Canyon Falls
Leader Outdoor Education Center
Dates Saturday, November 07, 2015 to Saturday, November 07, 2015
Ever attended a sit-in? You know, an opportunity to gather in a space intended for producing some work -- be it poetry, painting, schoolwork, anything your little heart desires! Well this is a sit-out...

OEC Presents: Beginner Backpacking Trip!!
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Saturday, November 07, 2015
Are you interested in backpacking, but haven't had the chance/time/equipment? The Outdoor Education Center (OEC) is sponsoring a fun, short backpacking trip leaving Saturday Nov. 7th around noon a...

Outdoor Leadership Workshops
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Monday, November 02, 2015
Looking to hone your outdoor leadership skills? Look no further! The OEC is offering Monday night workshops covering different topics surrounding outdoor leadership. For more INFO check out the FB EV...

Weekly J-Tree Shuttle 1
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Clark Hollenberg
Dates Saturday, October 31, 2015 to Saturday, October 31, 2015
Yo so Shubs and I are pretty much going to Joshua Tree every weekend to go trad climbing.  While we can't offer our guiding services for climbing (since we are just learning ourselves), we can of...

OTL Halloween Shindig!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Thursday, October 29, 2015
Come down to the OEC this Thursday for a special halloween themed shindig! Share fall break stories, eat tasty snacks, meet other outdoorsy people! Costumes are encouraged (but not required!)   Hope...

Peaks of Mojave National Preserve
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, October 24, 2015 to Sunday, October 25, 2015
Mojave National Preserve is a lesser-known desert wonderland in the eastern California Desert. The goal of this trip is to explore some geologically intersting peaks in the preserve. On Saturday, we&#...

Malibu Living
Destination Point Mugu State Park
Leader Emily Freilich
Dates Monday, October 19, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Going hiking in Point Mugu State Park near Malibu and then chilin and camping on the beach!    Getting back to campus by noon on Tuesday  

Point Mugu
Destination Point Mugu State Park
Leader Madeleine Colvin
Dates Sunday, October 18, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
we are going beach camping wheeeeee

Malibeach
Destination Leo Carrillo State Beach
Leader Jacob Feord
Dates Sunday, October 18, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
One night tent-camping trip to Leo Carillo State Beach in Malibu!! We'll leave early Sunday and return late Monday and just chill on the beach for the time in-between.  Please bring fun games/car...

A break in Big Bear
Destination Big Bear Lake
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates Sunday, October 18, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
A chill time in Big Bear! Car camping and hiking to just relax during fall break.  It's max at 15 people right now but if more people have cars we could have more people. 

Outdoor Photography in Yosemite - Fall Break, 2015
Destination Yosemite National Park
Leader Outdoor Education Center
Dates Sunday, October 18, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Want to capture the beauty of Yosemite National Park during fall break?! Sign up for this once in a lifetime opportunity! If you are looking for a basic trip to Yosemite, please sign up for an OTL t...

Morro Bay & Big Sur
Destination Morro Bay & Big Sur
Leader Zac Wilson
Dates Saturday, October 17, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We'll spend Saturday night at Moro Bay State Park and Sunday and Monday nights at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

I'll Ansel your Adams (apple) - Backpacking in the Sierras
Destination Ansel Adams Wilderness
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Saturday, October 17, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We're headed out into the Ansel Adams Wilderness for three days! Come with us!!! We're planning on leaving mid morning Saturday and driving up through Yosemite Valley. We will be car camping o...

Fall into break! !
Destination Angeles National Forest beach
Leader Brenda Benitez
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
 Angeles Forest + beach 

The Grande South
Destination Big Sur
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015
 We're hoping to take about 20 total people if we can get the cars. Then split into two groups of 15 with Alli and Sarah's Group.  Priority to people who were at the shindig/have spoken with...

Santa Barbara Camping
Destination Santa Barbara
Leader Adam Starr
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
We will camp at Santa Monica for one night and then drive to Santa barbra to camp for two nights. 

Joshua Tree Chillin
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Rickie Cleere
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
Going to Joshua Tree for fall break! We will be heading out in the early afternoon on Friday and returning on either Sunday or Monday afternoon depending on how people feel. We will do some day hikes...

The Delicious Nutrious J Tree Variety Pack
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
Joshua Tree National Park has many things: boulders, pokey shrubs, friends, hiking, sunsets, stuff to draw, sunshine, sand, more sand, sunrises, random people from LA filming music videos, and goofy t...

wow Big sur
Destination
Leader Hugo Ho
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We're going backpacking on Pine Ridge Trail for 3 days and 2 nights

We're too late for Yosemite!
Destination FS land near Yosemite
Leader Cliff Mountjoy-Venning
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
I couldn't find any campsites in Yosemite, so we're gonna find some nice forest service land nearby - if we're lucky we'll even find a forest service campground!   Because of this, I&...

Big Surreal
Destination Big Sur
Leader Alli Ho
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Giant party on the beach, exit, pursued by a bear.  Day 1 (Fri): Drive to Big Sur, camp at Andrew Molera SP. Day 2 (Sat): Hike to Sykes Hot Springs ~9ish miles.  Day 3 (Sun): Hike out of Skyes Hot ...

Backpacking in the Sierra Nevada
Destination
Leader Sam McLaughlin
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We're going to go to the Sierra Nevada, hike around, camp somewhere cool, take pictures, eat pancakes (probably), listen to birds, and generally do all that Sierra Nevada stuff. Total number of pa...

fall break BEACH
Destination Huntington Beach
Leader Madeleine Colvin
Dates Friday, October 16, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015
goin to the beach :) leave around 4:30 be back late 

Ansel Adams trek
Destination
Leader Clay Spence
Dates Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We'll be hiking from Agnew Meadows trailhead up past Thousand Island Lake, in the heart of the Ansel Adams Wilderness high country.  This trek is for the advanced backpacker, we'll be coverin...

Fall Break to God's Country
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Marianna Heckendorn
Dates Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
Wanna get away from campus and explore the beautiful Zion National Park? Plan is to leave Thursday after classes and get back Monday in time for dinner. Spending 4 nights camping and 3-3.5 days backpa...

Love Thy Nature film screening and panel talk
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Thursday, October 15, 2015
The OEC presents Love Thy Nature, followed by a talk with the director of the film. - FREE More info at the FB EVENT PAGE HERE Watch the trailer at http://www.lovethynature.com/ Snacks will be provi...

OTL LEADER TRAINING
Destination ON CAMPUS -- ATHEARN FIELD
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Saturday, October 10, 2015 to Saturday, October 10, 2015
The time is come! Start or finish the few easy steps to become a leader. If you have any interest in taking people outside in any capacity (i.e the beach, hiking, camping, concerts, etc... ) Then com...

Pre-Fall Break Shindig
Sponsoring Organization On The Loose
Date Thursday, October 08, 2015
Getting psyched for fall break? Looking to get outside, but don't know where to go or who to go with? Come down to the OEC on Thursday and meet trip leaders, share your trip ideas, and eat tasty s...

Climbing -> friends -> good vibes
Destination New Jack City, California
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Sunday, October 04, 2015 to Sunday, October 04, 2015
The long awaited ~first climbing trip of the year~ has finally arrived! Join your friendly Ascent Climbing Club leaders & OTL for some fun, good vibes, and climbable rocks. This is a beginner-friendly...

Wilderness First Aid!
Destination Hahn Building, Pomona College
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, October 03, 2015 to Sunday, October 04, 2015
The Outdoor Education Center is hosting a Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) training on October 3 & 4 2015. This course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from profess...

Joshua my Tree
Destination Hidden Valley Campground, Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Saturday, October 03, 2015 to Sunday, October 04, 2015
Hey! Do you like sand? Do you like joshua trees? Do you like me? Matt, Caitlin, and I are planning a trip to J Tree this Saturday, specifically the Hidden Valley Campground. We're trying to leave ...

First SNACK/SHINDIG
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Thursday, October 01, 2015
Curious about the outdoors? Hungry? "Studying"?   The first OTL Shindig of the year is here! With Trader Joe's snacks, good music, and good people, come by the OEC (First floor of Pomona Hall) an...

Potatoes & moons
Destination Potato Mountain
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Sunday, September 27, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015
There's gonna be a sweet lunar eclipse tonight! Join us for a short (~45 minute) hike up potato mountain to watch the sunset and then the lunar eclipse. Should be back to campus by 9:00 or so. 

***130th Annual*** OTL SPEEDO HIKE
Destination Mt Baldy
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Saturday, September 26, 2015 to Saturday, September 26, 2015
8 30 AM!!!!!!!    ITS BACK!!!! The 130th Annual OTL Speedo Hike! Bring you swim suit, some spunk, and all your friends (and water might be nice too) and get ready to summit Mt Baldy in style! This ...

Hot Springs Extravaganza`
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Talia Speaker
Dates Sunday, September 20, 2015 to Sunday, September 20, 2015
About an hour drive and a (steep) 1 mile hike down to the hot springs. We'll do some soakin and splashin, eat some food, and head back to campus by 1ish!

Love Thy Nature
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The OEC presents Love Thy Nature, followed by a talk with the director of the film. - FREE Sign up at the FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/419128258272295/ Watch the trailer at http://...

Kayaking the Tuolomne
Destination Groveland , CA
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Saturday, September 05, 2015 to Sunday, September 06, 2015
We're headed up to do some class 4-5 kayaking on the Tuolomne river, and may stop by Yosemite on the way. Leave Saturday and come back Sunday.

Stargazing @ Baldy
Destination
Leader Erin Angelini
Dates Friday, September 04, 2015 to Friday, September 04, 2015
Driving Baldy Ski Area/going from there to find a sweet stargazing spot!! Perfect way to get rid of any oh-my-god-first-week-back stress!!  *currently only have one zipcar, so if people with cars sig...

Natural Waterslide (drought-proof, gluten-free)
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Friday, September 04, 2015 to Friday, September 04, 2015
Picture this:   -Get in a car or truck at campus driven by a charismatic young role model.  -Drive 15 minutes to mt. baldy -Hike ~1/2 mile, and arrive at a watery oasis of water with a waterslide in...

Just some kids at the beach
Destination Crystal Cove State Park
Leader Asher Abrahms
Dates Tuesday, August 25, 2015 to Tuesday, August 25, 2015
We're gonna take a day trip to Crystal Cove State Park. It has 3 and a half miles of great beach, a retro 60s shake place near PCH, and other nice places to eat. We should be back before dinnertim...

Zion
Destination Zion
Leader Boyu Liu
Dates Saturday, May 09, 2015 to Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We'll hike and camp in the beautiful Zion

ISMP goes to Joshua Tree
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Boyu Liu
Dates Friday, May 08, 2015 to Saturday, May 09, 2015
Join us on our spring retreat to Joshua Tree! Enjoy hiking in the beautiful desert, stargazing, pretending we don't have finals, and the magic of being surrounded by your ISMP friends. 

Baldy Baldy
Destination Mt San Antonio
Leader David Rosas
Dates Friday, May 08, 2015 to Friday, May 08, 2015
Quick early morning Baldy Hike.   Gonna be quick and trail is strenuous, be sure to bring sturdy shoes/boot, water, snacks, and layers. 

Utah!!
Destination Zion, Arches, Canyonlands
Leader Tianyou Gu
Dates Thursday, May 07, 2015 to Thursday, May 14, 2015
Roadtrip to the beatutiful national parks in Utah. We'll do car camping during the entire senior week.

Sawtooth Mountains
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, May 03, 2015 to Sunday, May 03, 2015
The Sawtooth Mountains are a wild and seldom-visited sub-range between the San Bernardino Mountains and Joshua Tree National Park.  This trip will make a 10.5-mile loop around the range on the Sawtoo...

OTL SHIRTS: $10!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Friday, April 24, 2015
We are selling OTL shirts 4/21-2/24 in the dining halls! Below is the schedule and only cash is accepted.  Tuesday 4/21: Dinner @ Frary Dining Hall  Wednesday 4/22: Dinner @ Frank Dining Hall Thur...

Late Night Beach Trip
Destination
Leader Alonso Iniguez
Dates Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Feeling all that senior year angst, well were going to the beach for the night. Because you know, angst. 

Earth Week at the OEC
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Saturday, April 18, 2015
Three Great EARTH Week events at the OEC   Wreckreaction – Thursday 4/16 at 8:00 PM Help us recycle used camping gear and turn them into ARTS & CRAFTS!   Used Gear Sale – Saturda...

San Onofre more like Sand Oh-yes-fre
Destination San Onofre
Leader Lena Fox
Dates Friday, April 17, 2015 to Saturday, April 18, 2015
We're camping at the beach!! Unfortunately we only have 8 spots to camp out but many are coming just to hang out on the beach for the day and return to campus at night. We planning to swim, crui...

j steezy and the milky way
Destination joshua tree national park
Leader Aaran R Patel
Dates Friday, April 17, 2015 to Sunday, April 19, 2015

Surfing/Beach day
Destination Huntington Beach
Leader Emelia von Saltza
Dates Sunday, April 12, 2015 to Sunday, April 12, 2015
Come surf or enjoy the beach! Dont have a CAR so this depends on whether or not someone with a car signs up... or if my van license gets approved in time.  Beach location may change

Joshua Tree
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Lucas Tamminen
Dates Saturday, April 11, 2015 to Sunday, April 12, 2015
just a day of relaxing in jtree. 

Caribou Concert in J-Tree!
Destination Joshua Tree/Pappy and Harriet's
Leader Sarah Bluestein
Dates Thursday, April 09, 2015 to Thursday, April 09, 2015
http://www.caribou.fm/  We're headed to J-Tree to see a Caribou concert! The concert is at a small venue called Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneerstown, CA. Tickets are $30 and still available h...

Siberia Creek Loop
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, April 05, 2015 to Sunday, April 05, 2015
This is a long and tough exploratory hike in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear.  The goal is to see if it is possible to make a loop on the Glory Ridge, Siberia Creek, and Castle Rock trails...

WU HIKE
Destination Stoddard Peak
Leader Madeleine Colvin
Dates Saturday, April 04, 2015 to Saturday, April 04, 2015
Join the Pomona College Women's Union this Saturday for a hike up Stoddard Peak! We will leave the OEC at 10 AM, drive to the trailhead, and start our hike. We'll hang out and eat lunch at the...

Spring Break Photo Contest
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Learn the basics of capturing your nature connections with an Outdoor Photography Workshop. Come by to learn some skillzzz and to get inspired before your Spring Break! March 11, 7:00PM at the OEC (lo...

Wilderness First Aid
Destination Hahn 101, Pomona College
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, March 28, 2015 to Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Outdoor Education Center is hosting a Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) training on March 28 & 29 2015. This course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professio...

Thesis Procrastination: Joshua Tree Edition
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Clare Anderson
Dates Friday, March 27, 2015 to Saturday, March 28, 2015
The holiday weekend seemed like a great reason to be bad students and go to Joshua Tree instead of staying diligently in the library working on theses/etc. for an extra day!  Car camping in the Cotto...

water falling from the sky
Destination Eaton Canyon Falls
Leader Morgan Yucel
Dates Sunday, March 22, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015
Come join us for a nice hike to wrap up spring break!  We'll stop at trader joe's for snacky-snacks, then it's a quick half hour drive to Pasadena for a 4-mile hike (two up, two back) and...

New Jack City Climbing
Destination
Leader Sabari Nath Kumar
Dates Saturday, March 21, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015
Come spend the last weekend of spring break climbing with us at New Jack City! We'll be doing some easier sport climbing. Bring your own harness and shoes! The plan is to head out Saturday morning...

Big sur, baby
Destination
Leader Benjamin Bleiberg
Dates Saturday, March 21, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015
You know what it is

Mojave National Preserve
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Friday, March 20, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015
Mojave National Preserve, near the California-Nevada border, is a lightly-visited wonderland of desert diversity.   This trip will explore peaks in and near the preserve.  Options include New York M...

Big due, baby
Destination
Leader Benjamin Bleiberg
Dates Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to Saturday, March 21, 2015
You know what it is. 

SPRING BREAK: The Valley of Death
Destination Death Valley National Park
Leader Danielle Wilson
Dates Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015
HEY Y'ALL!!! Join six pitz kidz on this wonderful excursion to the valley of death. Leaving Wed morning/afternoon and coming back Sun afternoon of spring break. There will be road trip singalongs,...

Tucson Wiggles!
Destination Santa Catalina Mts, Tucson, Arizona
Leader Charles Watson
Dates Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to Saturday, March 21, 2015
We will be hiking 24 miles of the Arizona Trail! It will be an out and back trip, starting at the Gordon Hirabayaschi Trailhead with a goal of making it to Pusch Ridge. We will hit a swimming hole on ...

Mammoth Spring Break Mar 18-22
Destination Mammoth Lakes, CA
Leader Marlie Shelton
Dates Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015
*We currently have 10 people booked. If you want to come you are more than welcome but you might be kicking it in a sleeping bag on the floor. I can give you a lodging rate of $50 if you're not ac...

Serving Up Big Sur
Destination Cone Peak, Big Sur
Leader Warren Szewczyk
Dates Monday, March 16, 2015 to Thursday, March 19, 2015
I surmise a surplus of surly vistas await those surreptitious and surefooted surgeons of the wilderness who dare to join this trip.  

SESPE
Destination Sespe Hot Springs
Leader Jacquelyn Zehner
Dates Monday, March 16, 2015 to Thursday, March 19, 2015
Are you ready for an adventure? To hike through the chapparral? To head into the hills? To... see some naked people? If the answer to all those things is HECK YEAH!!! Then get ready for Sespe! The pla...

Spring Break in Massive Sur
Destination Big Sur (Car Camping)
Leader James Kinney
Dates Monday, March 16, 2015 to Friday, March 20, 2015
We will be heading to Big Sur for a relaxed Spring Break of beach time, hiking, and hanging by the river. Some people will be doing some trail running and it will be possible to do day trips every day...

Big Sur Silver Peak Wilderness
Destination Cruickshank-Salmon-Buckeye Loop trail
Leader Dakota Spear
Dates Monday, March 16, 2015 to Thursday, March 19, 2015
Cruickshank-Salmon-Buckeye loop trail is a 21 mile loop through Silver Peak Wilderness at the Southern end of Big Sur. We're planning on leaving Monday morning for two nights of backpacking and on...

Valleys and Canyons
Destination Byrce Canyon and Death Valley
Leader Amy Ragsdale
Dates Sunday, March 15, 2015 to Friday, March 20, 2015
Driving out to beautiful Death Valley just in time to catch the last of the wild flowers and maybe a sunset on the salt flats. After a night enjoying the desert we'll drive over to Bryce to hang o...

beach excursion
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Sunday, March 15, 2015
quick day trip to the beach, probably santa monica   hang out on the beach, check out the pier, enjoy the sunshine and spring break    I probably have room for two more, will verify by email 

Spring Break Martin Sicilian Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA
Destination Big Sur
Leader Lena Fox
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Ayo! We are going to big big and bigger sur for the first half of spring break! We will drive up and the first two nights we will be staying at Limekiln camsite and then Pfeiffer the second 2 nights. ...

Yosemite
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Saturday, March 14, 2015
We have rented enough space for 10 people in yosemite's curry villgage for 5 days. Bring warm clothing, a bowl and spoon, and a warm sleeping bag. We will be doing a lot of hiking, so bring hte ap...

Coyote Gulch and the Slot Canyons of the Escalante
Destination Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Leader Liam Toney
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Friday, March 20, 2015
Come explore the beautiful canyons of Utah this spring break! We'll leave early Saturday morning and drive out to Bryce. After going for a short hike, we'll crash there for the night. Sunday m...

SLOw going
Destination San Luis Obispo
Leader Sidney browning
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Going to Lopez Lake Rec Area in SLO to hang out for a few days. Beach, water, relaxation. 

Sketchy Los Padres Backpacking
Destination Santa Barbara
Leader Katie Barton
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Monday, March 16, 2015
Who doesn't love train adventures and lots of PB&J?  We'll be taking Amtrak to Santa Barbara early Saturday morning, spending a night each at Forbush Camp and Blue Canyon Camp, and heading ou...

OEC Anchor Clinic!
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Anna Kramer
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Saturday, March 14, 2015
Come join the OEC for an anchor building clinic in Joshua Tree National Park!! NOTE: this is a hands-on anchor building workshop designed for people who already have some experience with anchors. Thi...

springtime for zionism
Destination zion and bryce
Leader Lucas Tamminen
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Saturday, March 21, 2015
Exploration of zionism - canyons, ledges, narrow walks. Hoodoo magic in bryce. Maybe the other way around. 

Big Sur Spring Break
Destination Pfeiffer State Park/ Los Padres Wilderness
Leader Neelufar Franklin
Dates Friday, March 13, 2015 to Tuesday, March 17, 2015
 Plan:  Friday: Drive up to our site at Arroyo Seco Campground in Los Padres National Forest (one group will leave around noon and another will leave in the evening after classes/lab get out). Set ...

super boring trip
Destination Big Sur
Leader Heather Byrne
Dates Friday, March 13, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015
We're going to go to Big Sur and hike and beach and watch sunsets.

Mammoth Shreddin March 12-15th
Destination Mammoth Lakes, California!
Leader Andrew Young
Dates Thursday, March 12, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015
This is meant for all those people who want to shred at Mammoth a little bit before going and doing your Spring Break thing. Since we don't have a house this year, the ski club is trying its best ...

Joshua treeeezy
Destination j tree
Leader Kulsum Ebrahim
Dates Thursday, March 12, 2015 to Saturday, March 14, 2015
a fun adventure 

Super Sketchy Adventurezz
Destination Big Bear
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Saturday, March 07, 2015 to Saturday, March 07, 2015
Come make art with us. The title is just a lame pun, but here's the plan: we drive to Big Bear (~1 hr), go find some comfy rocks to sit on, and then spend the day making art. Drawing, watercolors,...

NIGHT HIKE POTATO
Destination Mt. Potato
Leader Tatsu Monkman
Dates Friday, March 06, 2015 to Friday, March 06, 2015
Hike historic Mt. Potato with me after sunset (or before sunset by negotiation)! Enjoy beautiful night views of the superficial wasteland that is the indland empire! Bring Trader Joe's pretzels to...

Pre-Spring Break Shindig!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Thursday, March 05, 2015
Trying to figure out what to do over spring break? Have a trip you want to go on, but need people to go with?   Come to the OEC on Thursday, March 5th at 8pm and meet with other trip leaders and stu...

Free OEC Avalanche Workshop
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Monday, March 02, 2015
Looking to spend time in the snowy backcountry? Looking for the abominable snowman? Howabout snowshoeing? Or camping?  Well the SoCal Avalanche Center is coming to the Outdoor Education Center on Mon...

Snowboarding Hooligins
Destination Big Bear-- Snow Summit
Leader Naomi Fein
Dates Saturday, February 28, 2015 to Saturday, February 28, 2015
heading to ssnow summit  in Big Bear bright and early for some snowboarding! or skiing of course. it just snowed so hopefully itll still be good conditions. be back before dinner.

Ice House Canyon Day Hike!
Destination Ice House Canyon Trail to Ice House Saddle
Leader Caitlin Gaylord
Dates Saturday, February 28, 2015 to Saturday, February 28, 2015
Want to get off campus for a day and enjoy nature? Come hike the 8 mile round-trip Ice House Canyon Trail! This trail is about 30 minutes away from campus, near the base of mount baldy. We'll star...

MAMMOTH POWSHREDDIN
Destination Mammoth Lakes, California!
Leader Andrew Young
Dates Thursday, February 26, 2015 to Sunday, March 01, 2015
Mammoth just got over a foot of pow!!! All this rain we are getting in Claremont is falling as grade A+ Columbian snow up in the Eastern Sierra. Decent chance for a bunch more to come before the weeke...

I honestly just want to play in the snow
Destination Baldy
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Wednesday, February 25, 2015 to Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We just got hella rain and it’s gonna be snowy as fuck up in the mountains. I want to go frolic in that glorious winter precip. Here’s the plan: meet at Frary at 8:00 am, eat, be on our way up by ...

Mountain biking near Claremont!
Destination Claremont Hills Wilderness Park
Leader Liam Toney
Dates Saturday, February 21, 2015 to Saturday, February 21, 2015
Have you ever looked north towards the foothills of the San Gabes and wondered, "gee, there must be some nice singletrack up there somewhere"? Well, I have, and this Saturday I want to find some. The ...

Day Hike Beach Frolicking Adventcha
Destination Leo Carrillo State Park
Leader Neelufar Franklin
Dates Saturday, February 21, 2015 to Saturday, February 21, 2015
Have you ever tried searching "lines to get people to go on trips with you" on Google? Neither have we. Here's the plan Stan: Eat a quick breakfast at Frary, grab some snacks/food for lunch, and h...

Baldy Shenanigans!
Destination Mount Baldy
Leader Marianna Heckendorn
Dates Friday, February 20, 2015 to Saturday, February 21, 2015
Dying for an off-campus excursion to that stunning mountain in the distance right over the familiar dining hall? Eager to meet new people or just for a fresh audience for your over-used hiking stories...

Dirt Dogs Soil Hike
Destination Paramount Ranch - Santa Monica Mtns
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Friday, February 20, 2015 to Friday, February 20, 2015
Interested in soil? Like movies? Want to help me with my senior thesis?  I have to collect ~10 soil samples from Paramount Ranch this Friday, which used to be Paramount Studio's western film set....

Death Valley Spring
Destination Death Valley National Park
Leader Tianyou Gu
Dates Friday, February 20, 2015 to Sunday, February 22, 2015
We'll be heading to Death Valley and do some short & easy hikes for the weekend.

Accelerated Leader Training
Destination the moon
Leader Liam Toney
Dates Thursday, February 19, 2015 to Thursday, February 19, 2015
Hello folks, If you missed last weekend's Leader Training, don't despair! Next Thursday at 7 PM at the OEC we'll be holding an Accelerated Leader Training session. This will be a short (1 ...

Some Mountain Loving
Destination a hiking trail round baldy
Leader Morgan Yucel
Dates Saturday, February 14, 2015 to Saturday, February 14, 2015
This Valentine's Day, we are going to celebrate our love for nature and our love for pals by a hike up baldy way. If you want to feel like this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF4CWCXirZ8  exc...

Wilderness First Aid
Destination The Wild!
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, February 14, 2015 to Sunday, February 15, 2015
The Outdoor Education Center is hosting a Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) training on February 14,15 2015. This course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professi...

Sunrise* Trail Running Adventure
Destination Marshall Canyon trails
Leader Anna Kramer
Dates Saturday, February 07, 2015 to Saturday, February 07, 2015
*Not exactly at sunrise. But still early by college-student standards.   Tired of your morning run feeling like a drag? Running not feeling like it's much fun anymore? Say goodbye to the concret...

No Experience Required! OTL LEADER TRAINING
Destination A mysterious and magical place under the sun and the moon
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Saturday, February 07, 2015 to Sunday, February 08, 2015
It is that time of the semester, yet again. If you have ever wanted free money then this trip is for you. Learn all the things you need to know to take people on OTL trips, whether that be a day chill...

Tater Mountain Tuesday
Destination Potato Mountain
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Tuesday, February 03, 2015 to Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Have you been craving a nice local hike to fill the gaping hole in your Tuesday afternoon? Rad, come hike with me! This is the first chill day hike of what will hopefully be a weekly event. We're ...

The Donut Man Ride
Destination Donut Man
Leader David Rosas
Dates Friday, January 30, 2015 to Friday, January 30, 2015
Glaze! Sprinkles! Chocolate-Frosting! Bicycles!   Critical Mass has been swapped this month for a shorter, sweeter ride through our neck of the woods to word famous The Donut Man!!  It will be a lei...

Poetry Shindig!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Thursday, January 29, 2015
Come join OTL for this semesters first shindig! And what better way to start this adventerous semester than with poetry? We will be reading poetry, writing poetry, and eating poetry (AKA trader joe...

Joshua Tree Palm Oases
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, January 25, 2015 to Sunday, January 25, 2015
In this unusual trip, we will fly from Cable Airport to Chiriaco Summit Airport on the southeastern border of Joshua Tree National Park, then hike into the park to explore three palm oases in Munsen C...

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Destination on campus
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Friday, January 09, 2015 to Friday, January 16, 2015
Wilderness First Responder - January 9-16 2015 This is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, OTL Leaders, search and rescue teams, researchers, a...

after the storn
Destination joshua tree
Leader Lucas Tamminen
Dates Saturday, December 13, 2014 to Saturday, December 13, 2014
a joyous jaunt to joshua tree for a tremendous time traversing the terrific desert after a radical rainstorm

OEC Outdoor Leadership Certification Info Session
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Information Session for the Outdoor Leadership Program. We will be discussing: 1. The Outdoor Leadership Class (offered in spring) 2. Outdoor Leadership Certification 3. How to enroll in one or both a...

Cactus to Clouds
Destination Mount San Jacinto, Palm Springs
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Friday, November 28, 2014 to Friday, November 28, 2014
This one's a doozy. 23 mile hike from Palm Springs to the tippy top of Mount San Jacinto with 10704 feet of elevation gain. We'll start the climb early Saturday morning and hope to summit befo...

Thanksgiving in wilderness
Destination San Jacinto
Leader Tianyou Gu
Dates Friday, November 28, 2014 to Monday, December 01, 2014
backpacking in the green mountains

Baldy Backpacking-- 10,000 ft Turkey Trot
Destination Mount Baldy Wilderness
Leader Warren Szewczyk
Dates Wednesday, November 26, 2014 to Friday, November 28, 2014
~~~ Spend Thanksgiving up in the clouds! ~~~ Jk it'll be sunny most likely ~~~ Leaving Wednesday morning, returning Friday afternoon ~~~ Day 1 gets us in, Day 2 gets us up the mountain, Day 3 gets...

Coastal Escape
Destination Point Mugu State Park
Leader David Rosas
Dates Saturday, November 22, 2014 to Sunday, November 23, 2014
Let's take a breath away from shool. Let's let our hair down and kick our legs back at Point Mugu State Park, where besides doing nothing at all (especially not homework), we will be doing a l...

OTL Leader Training!!! Yahoo!!!
Destination Narnia
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Saturday, November 15, 2014 to Sunday, November 16, 2014
IT’S FINALLY HERE. That’s right folks, you (YES YOU) can be become an OTL Leader. This trip will teach you all the skills and information you need to take fellow Claremontians beyond the bubble on...

Santa Rosa Mtns National Monument
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, November 15, 2014 to Sunday, November 16, 2014
This is a very strenuous hike to two desert peaks in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument southeast of Palm Springs.  The round trip is 18 miles with about 5500' of elevatio...

Amazing "backcountry" Race
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Saturday, November 08, 2014
The Amazing Race 2.0 is here!!!! November 8th is the best Amazing "backcountry" Race around...well it's the ONLY backcountry race around. Register to compete in your outdoor skills as you travel a...

Spooky Springs
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Clare Anderson
Dates Saturday, November 01, 2014 to Saturday, November 01, 2014
So, we decided we wanted to go to Deep Creek Hot Springs this weekend as a post-Halloween detox, and you should come with us!  I'm not sure how many cars we'll have yet, but if you want to co...

Halloween Critical Mass!!
Destination Los Angeles
Leader David Rosas
Dates Friday, October 31, 2014 to Friday, October 31, 2014
Bikes! Takeover! LA!   Forget Harwood Hallooween and come join us for the October Critical Mass bike ride and look out for Critical Mass every last Friday of the month! After the ride, we will vote ...

Deep Creek!
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Liyanna Sadowsky
Dates Saturday, October 25, 2014 to Saturday, October 25, 2014
Reflect on the past few months in the serenity of a thermal bath!! Deep Creek hot springs are a good steep hike in from the road (about 45 minutes?), but well worth it--in the middle of the dry so-cal...

Deep Creek Canyoneering
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Saturday, October 18, 2014
Deep Creek is one of the most beautiful portions of the San Bernardino Mountains.  This vigorous fork of the Mojave River has cut a rugged granitic canyon.  The goal of this trip is to explore a lit...

Fall Break: Backpacking
Destination Inyo National Park
Leader Caitlin Gaylord
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Inyo National Park. We're going to head up to Horeseshoe Campground on Saturday and spend the night there before heading out on Sunday morning to hike a 19-mile loop to Lower Soldier Lake. Sunday ...

Lezgo INYO
Destination Inyo National Forest (Bishop)
Leader Dakota Spear
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Monday, October 20, 2014
We'll be heading up to Inyo National Forest near Bishop on Saturday the 18th to car camp in style at Sabrina Campground, possible short day-hike included. On Sunday morning we'll head up Sabri...

Fall Break: Yosemite Backpacking
Destination Yosemite National Park
Leader Liam Toney
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
After departing early Saturday morning, we will reach Wawona Tunnel trailhead by 2pm at the latest. We'll spend two nights backpacking the Pohono trail; the third night will be spent down in the v...

Backpacking in Mineral King
Destination Sequoia & Kings Canyon
Leader Tianyou Gu
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Monday, October 20, 2014
Head up to Mineral King for fall break. Let's do overnight backpacking to explore the Monarch Lakes and Sawtooth Peak. Hopefully the weather will be nice. It will be cold at night, so pack some wa...

Inyo National Forest
Destination
Leader Katherine Kirsis
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Let's go backpacking! Cottonwood lakes to Mt. Langley and back.

Gerbsern Grem Berch Adverrrrtrrrr
Destination
Leader Aidan orly
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014
The trip name says it all. The rest we don't plan, we let it happen to us.

Fall Break Ontario/Bighorn Peak!
Destination
Leader Sabari Nath Kumar
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014
Lets go climb Ontario and Bighorn Peak! We'll head out Saturday morning, camp for a night, and then head back to campus by dinner Sunday!  

Pismo Beach et al
Destination
Leader Hugo Ho
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Going to pismo beach and then possibly big sur. Only have room for 4 because we are bringing a surfboard

Zion take 2
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Carolyn Robbins
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Last time Kulsum and I tried to go to Zion over fall break our car caught on fire, so we're trying again! Car camping for 3 nights, some day hikes and hanging out. Just trying to get out of the st...

FALL BREAK: The Canyon of the Hoodoos
Destination Bryce Canyon, UT (maybe Zion too!)
Leader Danielle Wilson
Dates Friday, October 17, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
HEY Y'ALL!!!  Bryce Canyon is the most breathtaking place in the US of A. So join us 7 pitzy seniors on this wonderful excursion to the canyon of hoodoos. Leaving Fri morning/Fri night and coming...

Fall Break: Backpacking in Bryce
Destination Bryce Canyon
Leader Ben Kersten
Dates Friday, October 17, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." - John Burroughs   Could not have put it better myself, John. Come join us in nature and put our senses in order from t...

Freezing in the Mountains
Destination Ansel Adams wilderness
Leader Lucas Tamminen
Dates Friday, October 17, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Backpacking in the beautiful mountains and among alpine lakes. It will be cold. Total trip length will be between 18 and 27 miles, depending on whim. 

Badass Backpacking through Sequoia
Destination Sequoia
Leader Elliot Warner
Dates Friday, October 17, 2014 to Monday, October 20, 2014
We will be backing through Sequioa to Hamilton Lake (weather depending). We plan on hiking up to ten miles a day, but it should not be too dificult. It will get cold at night, around 30 degrees, so pl...

J-Chill in J-Tree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Conor Galvin
Dates Friday, October 17, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014
We'll be going to J-tree for a couple of days to do some day hiking and camping. We'll be doing some scrambling on the formations and enjoying the landscape. 

*Tree Emoji*
Destination Yosemite!
Leader Brenda Benitez
Dates Friday, October 17, 2014 to Monday, October 20, 2014
Friendship + Nature 

Left-of-the-Queen-Right-of-the-King Stone Ascension
Destination Bishop, CA
Leader Pelle Wall
Dates Friday, October 17, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Basically, this is gonna be the most bitchin bouldering bonanza to Bishop that's ever been seen. Also, hotspringing, chillin, and having a grand ol' time at this climber's mecca.  Serious...

Fallbreak: YELLOWSTONE
Destination Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone
Leader Boyu Liu
Dates Thursday, October 16, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Zion backpacking
Destination Zion
Leader Clay Spence
Dates Thursday, October 16, 2014 to Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Shooting for the Trans-Zion trek, but will probably vary wildly depending on whether or not we can get a permit. Angel's landing will be climbed, regardless.

Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Join us next Wednesday for the first Adventure Speaker Series talks of the semester... and of course some yummy Trader Joe Snacks (or greenbox dinner). Speakers include: Kurt Beardsley- Backstage an...

Wilderness First Aid
Destination On-Campus
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, October 11, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014
New OTL leader? Need to get certified before fall break trips head off into the wild?The Outdoor Education Center is hosting a Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) training on October 11-12, 2014 ...

joshua treeees
Destination joshua tree
Leader Lucas Tamminen
Dates Friday, October 10, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014
a couple days in jtree hiking in the sun. hot but good.

ADVANCED Leader TRAINING
Destination infinity and beyond
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Thursday, October 09, 2014 to Thursday, October 09, 2014
HELLO OUTDOORSPEOPLE,  To do advanced leader training (which is a shorter and less fun version of leader training) you need to already have extensive outdoor experience (e.g. backpackin, rock climbin...

On the Loose Fall Break Shindiggity doggity
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Thursday, October 09, 2014
"And after the seventh week of classes, thou shalt flee Claremont and enter the wilderness." Exodus 23:1 Though it might be tempting to spend Fall Break in hibernation, we respectfully suggest that y...

Sandy sandy sandy
Destination Kelso Dunes
Leader Kaya LeGrand
Dates Saturday, September 27, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014

120th Annual Speedo Hike
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Saturday, September 27, 2014 to Saturday, September 27, 2014
Alright folks, it's that time of year again, September in Claremont. Everyone wants to get outside but it's so bloody hot. SOLUTION: leave those pesky pants at home and go hiking in your speed...

Critical Mass!!
Destination Los Angeles
Leader David Rosas
Dates Friday, September 26, 2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014
Bicycles! Takeover! Downtown LA! Come join us for the September Critical Mass and look out for Critical Mass every last Friday of the month. There might be Mexican, Korean, or Vietnamese food to look ...

Stove Workshop
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Want to borrow a camp stove from the OEC? You will first need to learn how to use it safely! Come to the Stove Workshop Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at the OEC to learn the dos and don'ts about usin...

mojave heat
Destination mojave desert
Leader Lucas Tamminen
Dates Friday, September 12, 2014 to Tuesday, September 16, 2014
bumpin round the mojave in the summer sun. gonna be hot. lots of sand. unknown destination(s).

Baldy Bright and Early
Destination Mt San Antonio
Leader David Rosas
Dates Saturday, September 06, 2014 to Saturday, September 06, 2014
 Come one, come all!  11 mile Baldy Loop departing at 7am--tempus volat hora fugit, so we wait on no one. Pretty standard, new-comers welcomed!  It will be at a lively pace (we want to beat the su...

Laguna Beach Study Break
Destination Laguna Beach
Leader Becki Yukman
Dates Sunday, May 11, 2014 to Sunday, May 11, 2014
You studied hard all during reading days, you deserve a break before you dive into finals week! Come hang out at the beautiful Laguna Beach for a Sunday afternoon! We will leave at 11:30am after an ea...

Brunch on Baldy!
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Friday, May 09, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014
  Hey lovelies, let’s go chow down on some delicious brunchables in the great outdoors. Friday morning, we’ll meet at Frary at 8:45 and fill green boxes with whatever your hearts desire, then hop...

Reading Days in J-Tree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Becki Yukman
Dates Friday, May 09, 2014 to Saturday, May 10, 2014
Looking for that little boost to get you through finals? Graduating or just realizing you've missed out and still haven't hit up J-Tree? Could you use a new dramatic nature-y sunset profile pi...

Riverside Climbing
Destination Riverside Quarry
Leader Conor Galvin
Dates Thursday, May 08, 2014 to Thursday, May 08, 2014
We'll be going to the riverside quarry for a day of sport climbing due to the lack of interest in bouldering in bishop

Joshua Tree Camping
Destination Joshua Tree - Jumbo Rocks
Leader Raisah Vesteinsdottir
Dates Friday, May 02, 2014 to Saturday, May 03, 2014
Hey ya'll! We'll be wandering around the gorgeous rocks of Joshua tree and spending Friday night watching shooting stars! We will be car camping, so just be ready for some light hiking and adv...

Deep Creek Hot Springs!!!!!
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs!
Leader Raisah Vesteinsdottir
Dates Saturday, April 26, 2014 to Saturday, April 26, 2014
Hello world!  We're headed up to Deep Creek Hot Springs for the day, come join the FUN!!!!! The hike is around two miles with steep terrain, so be prepared to break a sweat. We plan on arriving a...

Mammut 4 Da Wknd
Destination Mammoth Lakes
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Saturday, April 19, 2014 to Sunday, April 20, 2014
Hey ya'll come up to mammoth to come chill at the ski cabin! Theres still plenty of snow up there and options to go hiking, hot springing, or skiing/snowboarding.   We'll be staying at the s...

CLIMBING CLUB TANKS!!!
Sponsoring Organization Ascent Climbing Club
Date Friday, April 18, 2014
OTL rule number 3! LOOK GOOD. buy a sweet tank!  https://www.facebook.com/events/510125672427200/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Bus Trip to Huntington Library
Sponsoring Organization Pomona College Museum of Art
Date Friday, April 18, 2014
Bus Trip to Huntington LibraryFriday, April 18, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bus Trip to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanic Gardens Join the Museum for a visit to the Huntington's g...

Amazing "backcountry" Race
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Sunday, April 13, 2014
Ever wanted to be on The Amazing Race??? Well here is your chance 5C edition! Welcome to The AMAZING "BACKCOUNTRY" RACE!!!!! This race consists on 2-3 person teams who compete against both the c...

Chino Hills State Park
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, April 12, 2014 to Saturday, April 12, 2014
Third time's the charm? This is a postponed version of the long ramble around Chino Hills State Park canceled earlier. We'll be covering about 25 miles at a brisk pace.  There's opportuni...

Mammoth for the Weekend
Destination Mammoth Lakes
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, April 11, 2014 to Sunday, April 13, 2014
Come up and stay at the cabin for some spring fun in the snow! There are hot springs, bluebird days, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding all available at the house!    Sign up here for carpooling detai...

The Powerdown Campout Extravaganza
Sponsoring Organization EQC, PEAR, SIO, OTL
Date Thursday, April 10, 2014
Ready for the night of your life? Want to brag that you slept out on Walker Beach (and you didn't even get wet form the sprinklers)? Can't get enough of the Hunger Games? Love Donut Man (espe...

The Great Bio Sagehen Desert Migration
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Cassandra Owen
Dates Saturday, April 05, 2014 to Sunday, April 06, 2014
It is time to answer the calling for the Pomona College Department of Biology to unite itself in the land of Joshua Tree.  Faculty and students alike will flock to the shade of the forest and boulder...

WHALE WATCHING take 2.
Destination Long Beach Harbor and THE OCEAN!
Leader Laura Munoz
Dates Friday, April 04, 2014 to Friday, April 04, 2014
LET'S GO WHALE WATCHING!!!  Why?? Because whales are amazing, awesome, majestic creatures! And it's grey whale migration season! The 2.5 hour whale watching boat trip starts at 3pm from Long ...

Mammoth Post-Pow
Destination Mammoth
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Thursday, April 03, 2014 to Monday, April 07, 2014
Ready for some weekend fun? Come join us up at the skeeze cabin for the last month that we have the house for the season! Mammoth got 2 feet this week so there will be plenty of new coverage to play ...

Mammoth pow
Destination Mammoth
Leader Taylor Beckwith-Ferguson
Dates Tuesday, April 01, 2014 to Tuesday, April 01, 2014
This isn't an April fools joke. Mammoth is getting epic pow right now and we're going up for a day. Leaving around 2:30-3am on the morning of 4/1 (night of 3/31), getting to Mammoth for the fi...

First Annual Beach Day (Speedo Optional)
Destination El Matador State Beach
Leader Frank Lyles
Dates Saturday, March 29, 2014 to Saturday, March 29, 2014
Want to frolic about on one of Southern California’s most beautiful beaches? Want to go with dozens of the coolest people? Want OTL to pick up the tab for gas? Great, pack your flip flops and sunscr...

Sunset Peak at sunset!
Destination
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Friday, March 28, 2014 to Friday, March 28, 2014
What better place to appreciate a sunset than the top of Sunset Peak? Only 20 minutes from campus, this is a beautiful 8-mile round trip hike with 360-degree views at the top. Join EA professor Rick H...

Josshuaaaa tree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Tatsu Monkman
Dates Thursday, March 27, 2014 to Saturday, March 29, 2014
Post spring-break withdrawels setting in? Come flee your commitments with us in J-Tree for two nights! Leaving Thursday late afternoon and getting back Saturday afternoon.

Skeezer Chavez
Destination Mammoth Lakes
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Thursday, March 27, 2014 to Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Legendary Skeezer Chavez three day weekend returns! The cabin just got cleaned out over spring break, so come up and have some fun for the three day weekend.   Be sure to sign up for carpool! h...

Spring Break Beginner Boatin' (Whitewater Kayaking)
Destination Kern River
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Friday, March 21, 2014 to Sunday, March 23, 2014
The kayaking club is at it again. Now that my back is mostly healed up, its time to get back to the river!!! For the last weekend of spring break we'll head up to Kernville for some whitewater kay...

desert and rocks
Destination joshua tree
Leader Lucas Tamminen
Dates Thursday, March 20, 2014 to Saturday, March 22, 2014
headin to jtree for a couple days for the sun and rocks

Big Sur(prises)
Destination
Leader Kara Bank
Dates Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to Sunday, March 23, 2014
We are going to Big Sur! We are not sure where exactly we will be camping, but there will be hiking, star gazing and laughter involved. We currently have one car which is headed to Big Sur from San Fr...

Spring Break Bouldering
Destination Bishop, CA
Leader Conor Galvin
Dates Tuesday, March 18, 2014 to Saturday, March 22, 2014
Do you want to spend spring break twiddling your thumbs in the soul-crushing solitude of your boring dorm room? Or do you want to unleash the beast and climb giant boulders using your robot-strength f...

Death Valley Rally featuring Lingge
Destination Death Valley, CA
Leader Robert Ventura
Dates Tuesday, March 18, 2014 to Thursday, March 20, 2014
First day we'll drive in and check out Badwater Basin (lowest point in N. America, and do a few short hikes (Natural Bridge Canyon, Gower Gulch Loop, etc.), making our way up to Furnace Creek wher...

Hiccup in Bishop
Destination Bishop, CA
Leader Warren Szewczyk
Dates Tuesday, March 18, 2014 to Friday, March 21, 2014
Chilling in the absolutely beautiful Owens Valley for a day or two... Day hikes/cross country skiiing/mountainous sledding. We'll see where the desert wind blows us! No hiccups though. I just like...

#1 GO BIG Sur Backpacking
Destination Big Sur!
Leader Laura Munoz
Dates Monday, March 17, 2014 to Thursday, March 20, 2014
Backpacking in Big Sur!    Car Camping @ Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Backpacking in Andrew Molera State Park   yay!   

Island Spring
Destination Catalina Island
Leader Tianyou Gu
Dates Monday, March 17, 2014 to Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The three-day trip to Catalina will contain one-day hiking and entertainment activities of zipline and diving. We will stay in a registered campsite.

Nor-Cal Coastin'
Destination Big Sur, San Francisco, Point Arena-Stornetta
Leader Eric Martinez
Dates Monday, March 17, 2014 to Saturday, March 22, 2014
Hello Hello HELLO! IDK about you guys but we loveeeeeeeee California mannnn! So what better way to spend spring break than exploring our own backyard! Lets start in the land of adventure/Cmont and rea...

Spring Break backpacking
Destination Moab Canyon
Leader Marianna Heckendorn
Dates Sunday, March 16, 2014 to Friday, March 21, 2014
Backpacking in Moab Canyon for three nights; then day hikes in the nearby slot canyons for a day

Chino Hills State Park Ramble
Destination Chino Hills State Park
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, March 16, 2014 to Sunday, March 16, 2014
This is a postponed version of the long ramble around Chino Hills State Park canceled last weekend. We'll be covering about 25 miles at a brisk pace.  There's opportunities to hang out at a j...

red rocks rock
Destination Zion, Bryce & the Grand Canyon
Leader Marlene Haggblade
Dates Saturday, March 15, 2014 to Sunday, March 23, 2014
Let's go play in the red rocks!! We will divide our glorious 9 days amonst three beautiful parks. In Zion and Bryce we will do day hikes and camp in the front country. In the Grand Canyon, we'...

Red Rocks on Rocks on Rocks
Destination Red Rocks Canyon
Leader Alonso Iniguez
Dates Saturday, March 15, 2014 to Monday, March 17, 2014
Do you like to live life on the edge, get stoked, and ride dirty. Then come out to Red Rocks on Rocks on Rocks and do some mad sport climbing.    There will be some killah climbs, a lot of stars and...

Spring Break - Paria Canyon Backpacking
Destination Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah/Arizona
Leader Liam Toney
Dates Saturday, March 15, 2014 to Thursday, March 20, 2014
We're going backpacking in the Paria Canyon this spring break! This permitted canyon is one of the premier hikes in the Southwest.    We will leave Saturday morning and drive to White House trai...

Secouitus
Destination Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
Leader Maritza Padilla
Dates Saturday, March 15, 2014 to Tuesday, March 18, 2014
We will be going to Sequoia National Park and backpacking for 3 nights. We will either start in Giant Forest or the Grant Grove Region. We will be doing strenuous hikes, backpacking experience is pref...

Bommer Canyon Open Access Day
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, March 15, 2014 to Saturday, March 15, 2014
Bommer Canyon is part of the historic Irvine Ranch in Orange County.  The preserve is opened to the public once every other month for hiking and mountain biking.   My son and I are heading there to ...

The Deep North
Destination lost coast, humboldt redwoods
Leader Taylor Beckwith-Ferguson
Dates Friday, March 14, 2014 to Monday, March 24, 2014
Friday March 14 we will drive up to the lost coast. Camp there for a couple nights and then drive to Humboldt Redwoods State Park where we'll camp for a few more nights and adventure through fores...

Death Valley and Bryce Canyon
Destination
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Friday, March 14, 2014 to Saturday, March 22, 2014
We'll leave Friday and drive to Death Valley for a few days of adventures: seeing prehistoric pupfish, checking out the Badwater salt flats, and wandering around in the desert. We'll be base c...

Angels and Demons
Destination Zion, Valley of Fire
Leader Graham Barlow
Dates Friday, March 14, 2014 to Friday, March 21, 2014
Where are you going to be this spring break.  Rhetorical question.  With us in Utah and Nevada... but mostly utah.  who wants to go to nevada... unless you like fire, because we're going to a v...

Spring Break 2014: Mammoth!
Destination Mammoth Lakes
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, March 14, 2014 to Sunday, March 23, 2014
Whether you are skiing/boarding for the first time, a seasoned powder hound, or a junky park rat, come on up to the skeeze club cabin to have an awesome spring break!   The cabin is located less tha...

Big Santa Anita Canyon
Destination Big Santa Anita Canyon
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Saturday, March 08, 2014 to Saturday, March 08, 2014
This beautiful 10-mile hike will hit some of the highlights of the Santa Anita watershed, with an optional (add a mile or so) side trip to a waterfall at the end. The route is Chantry Flat via Sturtev...

Joshua Tree?!?!
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Saturday, March 08, 2014 to Sunday, March 09, 2014
Its time to get away from the hustle and bustle of campus life and enjoy the peace and stars! Last weekend the Milky Way was out in full force!!! We'll camp saturday night and return sunday mornin...

Outdoor Speaker Series
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Friday, March 07, 2014
Come to a night of epic tales, harrowing stories and just plain fun in the outdoors. We'll be set up in Rose Hills theatre Friday, March 7th to hear amazing stories and revel at beautiful photos...

J Tree
Destination J Tree
Leader Taylor Beckwith-Ferguson
Dates Friday, March 07, 2014 to Saturday, March 08, 2014
We will go camping in J tree for the night, wake up and explore and then come back to campus by Saturday evening. 

Mammoth for the Weekend!
Destination Mammoth!
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, March 07, 2014 to Sunday, March 09, 2014
Kind of a last minute sign up, but sign up here if you're planning on staying at the ski club house this weekend and skiing! We'll take it from there!

War of Rails and Bear Mtn
Destination Bear Mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Saturday, March 01, 2014 to Saturday, March 01, 2014
 Come watch the gnarliest rail jam here at bear mountain. Skiiers from all over the world will be throwing down at War of Rails this year and you won't want to miss out on the awesome park that B...

OTL SPRING LEADER TRAINING - Find out what OTL is all about!
Destination Naaaahhnia
Leader Julia Dohner
Dates Saturday, March 01, 2014 to Sunday, March 02, 2014
Want to lead sweet trips with OTL and get hooked up/look good/meet cool new people/shark week/fight the man/get reimbursed?? Spend some quality time with sweet mother nature? Be perpetually confused b...

The first/last weekend of winter (Mammoth)
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Taylor Beckwith-Ferguson
Dates Friday, February 28, 2014 to Monday, March 03, 2014
Winter has finally come! Assuming the forecast holds true, there should be copious amounts of the white fluffy stuff this weekend, with a potential for a fresh 47 inches (!!!!) according to www.mammot...

Avalanche Awareness Workshop!!!
Sponsoring Organization Outdoor Education Center
Date Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The founder of Socal Snow Avalanche Center is coming to the Outdoor Education Center to give a workshop on avalanches!  Avalanches continue to be one of the largest dangers when exploring the backco...

Fish Canyon Falls
Destination
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Monday, February 24, 2014 to Monday, February 24, 2014
"The allure of Fish Canyon Falls will motivate some hikers to undertake this semi-masochistic adventure. Some hikers are convinced it's the most beautiful waterfall in the San Gabriels."

Mammoth Skiing
Destination Mammoth
Leader Zachary Miller
Dates Friday, February 21, 2014 to Sunday, February 23, 2014
We will be heading up to Mammoth on friday and coming back sunday night. There will be snow, skiing (or snowboarding), possibly hot spring(ing), fun, shenanigans, and 10-13 hours of driving.    http...

Altadena to Oakwilde via Arroyo Seco
Destination Arroyo Seco
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Monday, February 17, 2014 to Monday, February 17, 2014
A hike down a beautiful canyon that used to be one of the best vacation spots in the area. 9 miles round trip, 900' elevation gain. Leaving at 8 sharp, back by 3 pm.

Surfing at San Onofre
Destination San Clemente State Beach
Leader Clark Hollenberg
Dates Sunday, February 16, 2014 to Sunday, February 16, 2014
We plan to go surfing at San Clemente State Beach/San Onofre State Beach on Sunday.  As the leaders don't have cars, we are planning on taking the zipcar truck to the beach, which is about an hou...

Mountain Mondays: Mt. Bliss
Destination Mt. Bliss, Duarte, CA
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Monday, February 10, 2014 to Monday, February 10, 2014
"The ascent of Mt. Bliss constitutes what hikers call a 'conditioning hike,' that is to say a real aerobic workout. The incline is quite steep, the cardiovascular system gets revved up, and cl...

San Mateo Wilderness Romp
Destination Southern Santa Ana Mountains
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, February 09, 2014 to Sunday, February 09, 2014
The San Mateo Wilderness is Orange County's newest and probably last federal wilderness area, protecting the remote Santa Ana Mountains between highway 74 and Camp Pendelton. This trip is a long e...

Maliboo Rock Climbing: A Halloween Throwback
Destination Malibu Creek State Park
Leader Kevin Guttenplan
Dates Saturday, February 08, 2014 to Saturday, February 08, 2014
   Halloween is months away, and this trip has nothing to do with halloween! Its time to scale some rock, and there is no place more convenient than old Malibu Creek. We will set us some top ropes a...

Wilderness First Aid
Destination Pearsons 101
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, February 08, 2014 to Sunday, February 09, 2014
The Outdoor Education Center is hosting a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training on February 8-9, 2014. "Wilderness First Aid is a two day introduction to general medical concepts and Basic Life Supp...

Moar Powdur at Mammut and Hawt Springs!
Destination Mammoth Lakes
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, February 07, 2014 to Sunday, February 09, 2014
 Mammoth is expected to get some more snow this weekend! Join the crew as we drive up to mammoth to get a breath of fresh air and snow!   You can come up just to chill in the hot springs, ski, ride...

minitrip - frolicking in the garden
Destination RSM Botanical Gardens of Claremont
Leader Blake Gilmore
Dates Friday, February 07, 2014 to Friday, February 07, 2014
Leaving at 8AM, back by 11AM.  We're going to bike over to the botanic garden (~7 minutes) and explore the place. I hear it's real purdy.   OTL *may* be able to reimburse us for the ticket c...

Afternoon mt high
Destination mt high
Leader Zachary Miller
Dates Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Thursday, February 06, 2014
Skiing!  We will leave campus around 11-1130 and get back around 5 or 6.  Lift Tickets are $49 dollars, at mt High, Ski rentals are $35 and snowboard rentals are $30,  BUT we can stop at McGrath...

Mountain Monday: Big Santa Anita Canyon
Destination Chantry Flat via Sturtevant Trail, Hoegee Trail Camp, Mt. Zion, and Big Santa Anita Canyon
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Monday, February 03, 2014 to Monday, February 03, 2014
This beautiful 10-mile hike is supposed to be one of the best in the area. According to the hiking guide Trails of the Angeles, "This is a delightful circle trip - one of the best in the San Gabriels ...

Icehouse Canyon
Destination Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Sunday, February 02, 2014 to Sunday, February 02, 2014
Icehouse Canyon is a beautiful and very popular hike near Baldy Village. Well worth the climb and extremely close to campus, this is a must-do while you're at the Claremont Colleges! A number of p...

(Re)Orientation
Destination Mt. Bliss
Leader Kara Bank
Dates Saturday, February 01, 2014 to Saturday, February 01, 2014
Are you stoked about sophomore (re)orientation? Do you have no idea what that is and would rather go hiking? This is the trip for you! We are headed to Mt. Bliss, in the Angeles National Forest. 8.6 m...

Mammoth for some Pow
Destination Mammoth Lakes
Leader Andrew Young
Dates Thursday, January 30, 2014 to Sunday, February 02, 2014
We're headed to Mammoth for skiing and boarding! We'll stay in our cozy cabin after arranging carpools, conditions should be excellent and the holiday weekend crowds are gone. https://docs.go...

More skiing... Mt High
Destination mt high
Leader Zachary Miller
Dates Wednesday, January 29, 2014 to Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Skiing!  We will leave campus around 11-1130 and get back around 5 or 6.  Lift Tickets are $49 dollars, at mt High, Ski rentals are $35 and snowboard rentals are $30,  BUT we can stop at McGrath...

Hot Springs Canyoneering
Destination Santa Ana Mountains
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, January 26, 2014 to Sunday, January 26, 2014
Kick off 2014 with a gnarly canyoneering expedition in the Santa Ana Mountains.  We will explore Hot Springs Canyon, known for two waterfalls (but unfortunately no hot springs).  Flow this time of y...

SKIING! Mt High Saturdays
Destination Mt High
Leader Zachary Miller
Dates Saturday, January 25, 2014 to Saturday, January 25, 2014
Mt High is a ski area 50 minutes from Claremont. They have night skiing, a terrain park, and a number of trails to either learn to ski on or perfect your shredliness. We will probably head up for 5 ho...

It's swimming time
Destination
Leader Sidney browning
Dates Saturday, January 25, 2014 to Saturday, January 25, 2014
So it's January and 70 degrees...Let's take advantage! Our plan is to drive to Aztec Falls, hike about half a mile, and then cliff jump/swim in the wonderful water. The terrain to get there is...

Mammoth for the Weekend
Destination Mammoth Lakes
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, January 24, 2014 to Sunday, January 26, 2014
Wanna go up to mammoth to experience the hot springs, hiking, and skiing/snowboarding this weekend? Heres the chance to sign up! Stay at the Skeeze cabin for two nights and during the day go out on an...

Wilderness First Responder
Destination On-campus
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Sunday, January 12, 2014 to Sunday, January 19, 2014
Wilderness First Responder - January 12-19 2014 This is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, OTL Leaders, search and rescue teams, researchers,...

Mammoth Before School Starts
Destination Mammoth Lakes
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Saturday, January 11, 2014 to Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Hope everyone had a warm and happy holidays with the family--the time has finally come to ski with your fellow claremont classmates!   The house will be available on the 11th. If you are interested ...

WATERFALLS!
Destination Eaton Canyon Falls
Leader Sidney browning
Dates Friday, December 13, 2013 to Friday, December 13, 2013
Want to de-stress? Like hiking? Enjoy having a good time? Then this hike is the hike for you. We will be adventuring to the famous Eaton Canyon Falls. That's right folks, a WATERFALL! We plan to l...

Joshua Tree Worry-Free
Destination J Tree
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Thursday, December 12, 2013 to Thursday, December 12, 2013
Come hang out and do some day hiking in J Tree during reading days! We'll leave from campus pretty early so we have time to get in some good wandering and be back for dinner. Specific hike route T...

MAMMOTH READING DAYS
Destination Mammoth, duh
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to Friday, December 13, 2013
THE BEST PART OF THE SEMESTER IS COMING YOUR WAY.  Come destress with your schoolmates in the wonderful, nestled between mountains, house and cabin of the Convict Lakes resort. We will spend the Thu...

Giving Thanks to the Joshua Tree
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Jenny He
Dates Thursday, November 28, 2013 to Saturday, November 30, 2013
Come spend Thanksgiving with us climbing in Joshua Tree! We'll probably leave Thursday morning, climb all day Thursday and Friday, and come back sometime Saturday. We'll even cook up a nice T...

Thanksgiving in Pinnacles
Destination Pinnacles National Park
Leader Dorothy Silverman
Dates Thursday, November 28, 2013 to Sunday, December 01, 2013
"Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of central Califonria's Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcanic field. Massive monoliths, spires, sheer-wall...

Mammoth Lakes Thanksgiving
Destination Mammoth Lakes
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Wednesday, November 27, 2013 to Sunday, December 01, 2013
Gobble, gobble, gobble. Don't know what to do for Thankgiving? Want to spend in the beautiful mountains hiking, chilling in hot springs, skiing, snowboarding, or just sleeping and catchin up on wo...

Big Surrr
Destination Big Surrrr
Leader Utsav Kothari
Dates Wednesday, November 27, 2013 to Saturday, November 30, 2013
2 nights in Big Surr and hot springs in Ojai wouuuuuu

Thanksgiving at Yosemite
Destination Yosemite Valley
Leader Tianyou Gu
Dates Wednesday, November 27, 2013 to Sunday, December 01, 2013
We’re off to Yosemite! We’ll drive through Mariposa Grove, Yosemite Valley, and Tioga Road and do some day hikes.  

OTL TANKS!!!!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Sunday, November 24, 2013
It's that time of year again... TIME TO ORDER YOUR MUCH-COVETED OTL TANK!!!!! This time around they're in the ever-so-flattering royal blue color-- click the link to check them out! To order, ...

surfingggg
Destination probably San Onofre Beach, south of the power plant
Leader Michael Maltese
Dates Saturday, November 23, 2013 to Saturday, November 23, 2013
I'm trying to go surfing more / actually be able to surf like I'm from California (which I am). Thinking about going down somewhere around San Onofre. Probably three surfboards to one car roof...

APPLY TO BE ON OTL CONSUL
Destination
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Friday, November 22, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013
Hey. Want to be an OTL CONSUL (basically an unpaid staff member)? A consul is someone who handles all sorts of club functions. You can find a description of the position at the top of the application...

Mammoth pow pow
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Taylor Beckwith-Ferguson
Dates Friday, November 22, 2013 to Thursday, November 14, 2013
It snowed 6 inches last night and is supposed to continue snowing until Friday at Mammoth. I'd like to leave Thursday evening, ski 2 days, and come back Saturday night. If you're interested, l...

Reel Rock 8
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Saturday, November 16, 2013
Come check out REEL ROCK 8! Watch the TRAILER HERE Presented by the Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College. Tickets are available beginning Monday, October 28 at the OEC. We are located behind Fra...

Mojavin
Destination Kelso Dunes
Leader Aaran R Patel
Dates Friday, November 15, 2013 to Saturday, November 16, 2013
Best way to spend Saturday morning, boogie boarding down the Kelso Dunes

Mammoth for da weekend
Destination mammoth lakes
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, November 15, 2013 to Sunday, November 17, 2013
Get you share of mammoth this weekend as it's the second weekend of the season.  You don't have to ski/snowboard to come to the house, mammoth lakes is a great opportunity to hang out in the...

Snowstock Film Festival
Sponsoring Organization Claremont ski and snowboard club
Date Saturday, November 09, 2013
Come gain an insight into the underground scene of urban skiing and snowboarding featuring films from as far away as Sweden, as well as locations across the united states.  Event sponsored by anon op...

aliens, funny little trees, and a little bit of bluegrass!
Destination
Leader Marlene Haggblade
Dates Saturday, November 09, 2013 to Saturday, November 09, 2013
Let's leave our Claremont bubble for a day and travel to the integratron, a "resonant tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert". Here...

Clear Moon on a "Booming" Dune
Destination Mojave
Leader Graham Barlow
Dates Friday, November 08, 2013 to Saturday, November 09, 2013
An excursion to the Mojave to witness the "booming" dunes firsthand.  We'll be sand-sledding, dodging rattlesnakes, and all sorts of other fun.

Opening Weekend at Mammoth
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, November 08, 2013 to Sunday, November 10, 2013
Winter is here. Mammoth is opening.   The wait is over! Come ski/snowboard for the first time this winter season and stay at the Ski Club's winter cabin! We'll be having a blast and coming ...

Accelerated Leader Training, TWO!
Destination OEC
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Tuesday, November 05, 2013 to Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Here it is. The moment you've all been waiting for!!! We are hosting the Second! Accelerated Leader Training of the semester. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 7:30 PM IN THE OEC!! If you want to be an OTL ...

Deep Creek Hot Spring next Saturday
Sponsoring Organization Private
Date Saturday, November 02, 2013
Hi guys, I am planning to go with some friends to the Deep Creek Hot Springs next Saturday Nov 2nd for a day trip. It is located in the northern Mojave Desert Section of the Bernardino National Fore...

Fall Break Surf Trip
Sponsoring Organization Claremont Surf Club
Date Sunday, October 20, 2013
Sunday the 20th through Tuesday the 22nd during Fall Break. Non-surfers and surfers of all abilities welcome! We will be camping at San Eligo Campground for 2 nights. Some surf instruction will be ava...

A Night at The Springs of Hot
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Julia Dohner
Dates Sunday, October 20, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
Escaping for a night to relax at the Deep Creek Hot Springs... ...to the toasty pools of bliss... Driving over Sunday morning, will hike to the hot springs and spend the afternoon into the evening bat...

Malibu baby
Destination See Title
Leader Aidan orly
Dates Sunday, October 20, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
For those of you who feel fall break is more for the professors than students (aka will be doing homework for most of it), well you will need at least one night off! Let's go camping: it will be s...

Big Sur Camping
Destination Big Sur
Leader Gordon Algermissen
Dates Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
We're going camping in Big Sur State Park. We're planning on heading out Saturday morning and coming back Monday afternoon. We'll either tent camp or all pitch in on a cabin.  http://www....

Fall Break Kayaking!!! Searching for Aguas Blancas!
Destination American River, near Coloma, CA
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We're going stouting up on the American River. We will do whitewater of all levels at various times so all skill levels are welcome.   We'll be camping right along the river near the town of...

Autumn in the Sierra (Mount Darwin)
Destination King's Canyon
Leader Tianyou Gu
Dates Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Mt. Darwin is the grandfather of the Evolution region of the Sierra Nevada. Its flat-topped summit massif is recognizable from great distances, and all of its routes are challenging. Our trip will b...

Minarets....or somewhere in the Sierras
Destination Minarets ish area
Leader Taylor Beckwith-Ferguson
Dates Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We're planning on going backpacking in the Ansel Adams wilderness area of the Sierras. We will climb some of the minarets and it will be awesome. Prepare for epic adventures and snowball fights. ...

JTree, if it pleases Congress
Destination Joshua Tree or Mount San Jacinto
Leader Angela Gunn
Dates Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
If the government shutdown ends, we're going to Joshua Tree National Park! If it doesn't, we'll most likely go to Mount San Jacinto State Park. The plan is car camping (meaning we'll b...

Forests and Fish and (san) Francisco
Destination Big Sur, Monterey, Santa Cruz, SF
Leader Kaya LeGrand
Dates Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We be headin' up to Big Sur for a night of forested fun, followed by a day spent with the fishies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, followed by a day in the great city of San Francisco and an evening ...

Sierra Chillin Part Deux
Destination Monache Meadows
Leader Warren Szewczyk
Dates Friday, October 18, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
So last year my Sierra Chillin trip didn't quite work out. This year, the government has opened and all is good! The trip will be ~30 miles with a side trip up to Olancha Peak (Google it, it's...

HAVE A CAR? Come backpack in Zion with us!!
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Davey Holmes
Dates Friday, October 18, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
HEY! The government is shut down, the national parks are not an option, but we refuse to let that keep us from backpacking! We're driving ten hours to the big Basin Redwoods State Park on Friday, ...

The Grandest Canyon: Take Me to the River!
Destination Grand Canyon Backcountry
Leader Laura Munoz
Dates Friday, October 18, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We will hike from the top of the Grand Canyon down to the bottom and camp by the Colorado River! Can you say EPIC??? These permits had to be reserved 5 months in advance. Cross your fingers that the g...

Beaches in October?!?
Destination big sur!
Leader Amy Ragsdale
Dates Friday, October 18, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013
campin', hikin', surfin', hangin'. We will depart Friday and make some progress up the coast before crashing for a night so we can arrive nice and early saturday at Big Sur. Plan on sp...

Bossin' Bishop Bouldering
Destination Bishop
Leader Jenny He
Dates Friday, October 18, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
   National park closures got ya down? Tired of lugging around a backpack the size of a small child on your hips? Ever feel the desire to just get on top of a big rock? Join us this fall break to cl...

Zion!
Destination Zion National Park (or Utah state parks if the government isn't working)
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Friday, October 18, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Come check out Zion with us! The plan is to camp and do some day hiking. The day hiking will be strenuous so please be wary of the elevation change and no showering for 4 days. Once we get to the camp...

With each wave, Solace.
Destination Carpinteria Beach
Leader Conner Roberts
Dates Friday, October 18, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
Heading out to Carpinteria for a 2 day beach session. Hopefully there will be weather and waves enough.  We will leave in 2 cars promptly. and will be thoroughly excited.

Skyline to the Sea
Destination Santa Cruz Mountains
Leader Alonso Iniguez
Dates Friday, October 18, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
Picture yourself hiking in a beautiful forest full of tall redwoods, singing chipmunks, and whistling birds. Sleeping under the stars for two beautiful nights gazing into the abyss of the universe and...

Beach Campin in MALIBU
Destination MALIBU
Leader Tatsu Monkman
Dates Friday, October 18, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
Hey,   We're goin camping.   In malibu.   With surfboards.   Nuff said.   -Brenda and Tatsu  

NOLS Slideshow/snacks/prizes
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Thursday, October 17, 2013
Interested in learning about the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)? Interested in working for NOLS? Or taking a semester NOLS course? Now’s your chance to learn about these amazing leade...

Zion
Destination Zion
Leader Sami Cleland
Dates Thursday, October 17, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013
This trip is to zion national park, leaving thursday evening and returning on tuesday. Expect camping, day hikes, and general exploration. Be sure to bring a sleeping bag, have access to a tent, and c...

Wilderness First Aid
Destination Pomona Hall
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, October 12, 2013 to Sunday, October 13, 2013
The Outdoor Education Center is hosting a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training on October 12-13, 2013. "Wilderness First Aid is a two day introduction to general medical concepts and Basic Life Support...

Surf 101 to Research Seminar
Destination San Onofre State Beach
Leader Cole Clark
Dates Saturday, October 05, 2013 to Saturday, October 05, 2013
Surf with us in southern Orange County! From neophytes to experienced surfers, we just want to spend the day with the waves. We have certified surf instructors coming along, so don't worry about l...

HOT SPRANGZZZ
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Danielle Wilson
Dates Friday, October 04, 2013 to Friday, October 04, 2013
Plans fell through for hardly strictly? Us too. Come join us on a wonderful day trip to Deep Creek Hot Springs! 2 mi hike each way. leaving at 10:15am from the Tranquada parking lot and coming back by...

Advanced Leader Training
Destination The OEC
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Tuesday, October 01, 2013
HELLO OUTDOORSPEOPLE,  Training starts at 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 19:30 7:30PM To do advanced leader training (which is a shorter and less fun version of leader training) you need to already have extens...

Malibu Creek Climbing
Destination Malibu Creek
Leader Jenny He
Dates Saturday, September 28, 2013 to Saturday, September 28, 2013
  Come climb with us at Malibu Creek! We'll do some top-roping and some bouldering. No experience necessary! We'll teach you how to belay and guide you as you flounder up the wall - I mean c...

FALL OTL LEADER TRAINING
Destination Terabithia, or thereabouts
Leader Lammers
Dates Saturday, September 28, 2013 to Sunday, September 29, 2013
GET HOOKED UP!!!! On one of the best, most epic OTL experiences of the semester.  As an On The Loose leader you can get REIMBURSED for going on BADASS trips ANYWHERE within driving distance to do ANY...

J Tree Dreaming
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Warren Szewczyk
Dates Friday, September 27, 2013 to Saturday, September 28, 2013
Quick jaunt to Joshua Tree. Leaving Friday afternoon, returning Saturday evening. Hiking, bouldering, stargazing will be involved. 

Iridescent adolescents and a fluorescent crescent
Destination J Tree
Leader Amy Ragsdale
Dates Friday, September 20, 2013 to Saturday, September 21, 2013
Interested in spending a night under a waning gibbous (right after the full moon)? Then join us on a trip to J. Tree! We'll leave Claremont by 4:15pm Friday and spend the evening cooking, climbing...

128th Annual Speedo Hike
Destination Mt Baldy
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Saturday, September 14, 2013 to Saturday, September 14, 2013
Ever since John Muir's legendary first speedo-clad ascent of Mount Baldy in 1885, the Speedo Hike has been one of Claremont's most cherished traditions. For 128 years, Claremontians have repea...

Senior Week Backpacking in Yosemite
Destination Lake Merced
Leader Miles Lifson
Dates Saturday, May 11, 2013 to Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We'll be going for a backpacking trip, starting in Little Yosemite Valley, following the Merced River up to Lake Merced, and then doubling back.  If we have time we might go by Cloud's Rest o...

Study Session.
Destination Red Rock Canyon
Leader Ben Kersten
Dates Friday, May 10, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013
What better way to spend reading days than by not reading? After the snowmelt, the desert should be blooming. Combined with the wildlife and geological features, this is not a place to miss. Sign up i...

I hear backpacking helps you ace final exams
Destination Zion
Leader Kaya LeGrand
Dates Friday, May 10, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013
Want to study for finals during Reading Days?   Me neither. Let's go to Zion instead.   We'll hike the East Rim Trail and hopefully make it to Observation Point by Sunday. (This is about 20 ...

Santa Monica Chillin'
Destination Santa Monica
Leader Sidney browning
Dates Thursday, May 09, 2013 to Thursday, May 09, 2013
Leaving for the lovely land of Santa Monica in the morning to explore the beach and eat yummy food. Sign up if you want to have a chill day before buckling down to study for finals.

Reading days no way!
Destination Anza Borrego, 5 palms
Leader Kuniko Madden
Dates Thursday, May 09, 2013 to Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Anza Borrego for a few nights, 5 Palms oasis, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, San Diego!!

I'm on a...
Destination water.
Leader Micah Berman
Dates Sunday, May 05, 2013 to Sunday, May 05, 2013
  Pomona Bucket List #47: sail on OTL's sailboat. It exists, even if it is a little smaller and less motorized than the one in the poster above. The time is now. The chance is ours. Join us for a...

J-TREE, LAST CALL: COME ONE, COME ALL
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Jenny Miner
Dates Thursday, May 02, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013
 Bring a friend and a small instrument to sing your sorrows to the desert one last time.   Everyone is welcome (find a friend with a car!) although if you are a senior and haven't made it to J-...

KNOTTY SHINDIG
Sponsoring Organization OTL & OEC
Date Tuesday, April 30, 2013
On The Loose and the Outdoor Education Center team up to bring you some knotty shindiggin': Come chill with your favorite OTLers, eat snacks, and learn how to tie some kick ass knots. And be subje...

Hot Sprangzzz
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Danielle Wilson
Dates Saturday, April 27, 2013 to Saturday, April 27, 2013
Come join us on a super fun day at the hot springs before finals ruin our lives! It is a mildly strenuous 2 mi hike each way (4 mi total) to super sweet clothing-optional hot springs of varying temper...

THIS IS CRITICAL
Destination The City of Angels!
Leader Alana KO Murphy
Dates Friday, April 26, 2013 to Saturday, April 27, 2013
This is your chance to see LA as never before!  Really.  All you need is a working bicycle and you're set.  Come and join us for Critical Mass, a monthly ride that takes place the last friday o...

Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, April 26, 2013 to Sunday, April 28, 2013
Carpooling up at various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great group of Claremont students. This is the final weekend we have the house! Once you sign up on OTL, you ...

Madness and (Far From) Civilization
Destination Death Valley
Leader Andrew deJong
Dates Friday, April 26, 2013 to Saturday, April 27, 2013
In 1975 Michel Foucault had the most important experience of his life here. Join us in quietude and listen to the starry aether whisper softly, sweetly what it means to be a post-structuralist.   We&...

We're Taking Baldy!!
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Alana KO Murphy
Dates Saturday, April 20, 2013 to Saturday, April 20, 2013
Perhaps you have been watching it all year from your dorm room window, or perhaps that first post-snow day it simply took your breath away...  Whatever it is, Mt. Baldy has been calling to all of us ...

Echo Cliffs Climbing
Destination Santa Monica Mountains
Leader Maxwell Ferguson
Dates Saturday, April 20, 2013 to Saturday, April 20, 2013
There's supposed to be some great sport climbing out at Echo Cliffs, plus ocean views. So we're going to go climb there. Anybody with some climbing experience is welcome, and we've got one...

Hooligan Raft Race and Kern River Festival
Destination Kernville, CA
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Friday, April 19, 2013 to Sunday, April 21, 2013
So the Kern River Festival is coming up and its going to be EPIC! There will be some sweet kayaking races a whitewater stand up paddleboard race in the fasion of snowboard cross. There will be live mu...

Mammoth POND SKIM
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 18, 2013 to Sunday, April 21, 2013
Canyon Lodge is closing this weekend, which means pond skimming! Carpooling up at various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great group of Claremont students. Once you s...

A Pilgrimage for Adventure
Destination Mecca Hills Ladder Canyon
Leader Courtney Hamilton
Dates Sunday, April 14, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013
Let's go to Mecca! Though probably a similar level of desert-like qualities to the other Mecca, this Mecca is an hour and a half drive from campus and features an awesome slot canyon hike on the S...

Pluots, apriums and plumcots: Adam's Grove!
Destination 652 S. Cactus Ave., Rialto CA (Adams Grove)
Leader Rose Egelhoff
Dates Saturday, April 13, 2013 to Saturday, April 13, 2013
Come visit Pomona alum John Adams and his amazing grove! See and eat from apple trees, peach trees, plums, apricots, nectarines, kumquats, lemons, mulberries, loquats, guavas, blackberries, raspbe...

Pacific Crest Trail: Domelands Wilderness
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, April 13, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013
This is a 21 mile backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Southern Sierra from Lamont Meadow through the Domelands Wilderness to Kennedy Meadow.

Coachella Camping
Destination Indio Empire Polo Fields
Leader Tyler Hill
Dates Friday, April 12, 2013 to Monday, April 15, 2013
Coachella is an incomplete experience without car camping it with a few buddies. Smores, cuddleing up with your campmates during the cold desert nights, shenanigans, good food, good music, and good vi...

LA Kayak Club Beginners Trip!
Destination Kernville, CA
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Friday, April 12, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013
Hailing all those interested in whitewater kayaking. The LA Kayak club is hosting their beginners trip coming up soon. If you've come down for a roll session at the pool or have spent some time in...

Mammoth Spring Time Slush
Destination Mammoth
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, April 12, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013
Mammoth has a lot of wonderful spring time slush and epic parks are being built, come on up to ski! Carpooling up at various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great gro...

Liz Thomas Returneth!
Sponsoring Organization On The Loose
Date Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Liz Thomas, 2007 Claremont graduate & professional speedhiker is coming to speak with us about her adventures on the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide, and the Pacific Crest Trail. Knowing th...

Rock Climbing in Malibu
Destination Malibu Creek State Park
Leader Lingge Li
Dates Sunday, April 07, 2013 to Sunday, April 07, 2013
We are going to Malibu Creek State Park to do some climbs. The weather will be nice and the rocks will be smooth.

Sunrise, Sunset
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Eliza Longnecker
Dates Saturday, April 06, 2013 to Sunday, April 07, 2013
I've never been to Joshua Tree. It's time to go for a sunset and a sunrise at the very least. More details to come. Hoping to do an evening stroll, dinner and camping followed by an early rise...

Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 04, 2013 to Sunday, April 07, 2013
It looks like it's going to snow this weekend! Hot springs may also be visited, depending on the weather. Carpooling up at various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a ...

Funny rocks
Destination Joshua tree
Leader Lucas Tamminen
Dates Sunday, March 31, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013
Climbing funny rocks in the desert sun. A sunday afternoon for a dime. Flight at first light.

Pacific Crest Trail: Tehachapi Mtns
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, March 30, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013
Take a 50-mile backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail through the lonely southern end of the Tehachapi Mountains from Highway 78 to Kelso Valley Road.  Note that this is a three-day trip and ...

Buckets o' sand
Destination Kelso Dunes
Leader Kaya LeGrand
Dates Saturday, March 30, 2013 to Sunday, March 31, 2013
Chillin in da desert. We'll have some dune-climbing, sunset-watching, nighttime-exploring, stargazing fun.

Red Rock Climbing Extravaganza
Destination Red Rock, Nevada
Leader Cici Cyr
Dates Thursday, March 28, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013
Come climb at Red rock with us to celebrate our man Cesar Chavez. We'll be both bouldering and sport climbing depending on what people want to do.   There will be two cars going up, both leaving...

Skeezer Chavez
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, March 28, 2013 to Sunday, March 31, 2013
The legendary trip returns, and if we're lucky, there might even be some snow! Carpooling up at various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great group of Claremont st...

BAMFS to BANFF
Destination Bishop
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Thursday, March 28, 2013 to Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is stopping in Bishop, CA this weekend!  For the reasonable price of $12 you can enjoy 17 short movies about climbing, mountain biking, mountaineering, and...

Kernville Stouting!
Destination Kernville, CA
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Thursday, March 28, 2013 to Sunday, March 31, 2013
We're headed up to Kernville to run some stout whitewater, ideally in our kayaks and not out of them. We'll most likely be running class III-IV whitewater, so you should have experience if you...

Post Spring Break BBQ and LNT
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Monday, March 25, 2013
Traveling Leave no Trace fellows Danny and Roland will be gracing us with their presence the Monday after spring break!! Come join us for snacks, knowledge, great stories, and a celebratory BBQ afte...

CCDBC goes to Puddingstone Reservoir
Destination Puddingstone Reservoir
Leader Gabriela Guerra
Dates Saturday, March 23, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hey. We're going to check out an artificial lake tomorrow. It's a 12 mile bike ride, round-trip. Bring water, a helmet, and lunch. Pump up your tires. Check your breaks. Sign up and join the c...

Birthday in Zion
Destination
Leader Megan farrell
Dates Friday, March 22, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
No plans for last weekend of SB? Come along to Zion. We will be there from Friday to Saturday. We have a campsite, would love to have others join us. We will be caravanning from SLC to Zion. If you ar...

J-TREE FO SHO
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Tatsu Monkman
Dates Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Yo we goin to J-tree and possible deep creek hot springs on the way back! ***THIS TRIP CAN ONLY HAPPEN IF WE FIND A CAR*** 

Josh's Tree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Aidan orly
Dates Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
For those of you who are feeling like Spring Break is more a time to catch up on work than actually take a break from it, well, take a break from it! With a quick drive to serenity, you will come back...

SB in SB (see what I did there?)
Destination Los Padres National Forest outside of Santa Barbara
Leader Courtney Hamilton
Dates Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
We're headed to Santa Barbara to hang out in the woods/on the beach for a final sanity boost before it's back to the grind. Activities may include hiking, mountain biking, visiting hot springs...

Deep creek dip
Destination Deep creek hot springs
Leader Miranda Fox
Dates Wednesday, March 20, 2013 to Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Hot springs! Day trip, quick hike, chilling, picnic lunch if we want

Braving the Zion Cold
Destination Zion National Pizark
Leader Warren Szewczyk
Dates Tuesday, March 19, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Backcountry/day hiking in Zion National Park; we will be doing Angel's Landing and Observation Point.    IT WILL BE COLD.   NOT FOR THE LIGHT OF HEART.   IT WILL BE COLD.    Zion just saw a...

Deep Creek Springs
Destination Apple Valley, California
Leader Blake Gilmore
Dates Monday, March 18, 2013 to Monday, March 18, 2013
We're driving two cars northeast to the nearest springs to campus. An hour and a half ride.    It's a mile and a half hike from the parking spot to the springs, so you might want to bring hi...

Sequoia!
Destination Sequoia National Park
Leader Amber Datta
Dates Monday, March 18, 2013 to Wednesday, March 20, 2013
We will be camping in the foothills of Sequoia National Park, and going on easy to medium-level (probably 1-6 miles) hikes during the day. Our goal is a chill, relatively short trip that hits the majo...

Death Valley!
Destination Death Valley
Leader Laura Barry
Dates Monday, March 18, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013
We are going car camping in Death Valley! Exact hiking/sightseeing/events to be determined. We may or may not go to some hot springs.

Campongggggggg
Destination Joshua Tree/ The Mojave
Leader Katie Barton
Dates Monday, March 18, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013
So, a tortoise is walking into a bar.  Still going.  Getting there.  Almost.  Aaaaa  nope.  Taking a breather.  Ope.  Gotta hide in the shell for a minute... Going campong!  Pile into the m...

Yes sir, Big Sur
Destination Big Sur State Park
Leader Darrell Jones III
Dates Sunday, March 17, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013
Doing it Big in Big Sur!  We’ll be departing for Big Sur sometime on Sunday with an eye to returning on Thursday. We’re looking to spend 3-4 nights in the backcountry with at l...

Sonnetting the Sespe
Destination Los Padres Wilderness
Leader Nick Clute-Reinig
Dates Sunday, March 17, 2013 to Friday, March 22, 2013
  As we embark upon this trip of wild To gorge where waters flow and condors soar You question if such trip is mild or if your weary feet we shall ignore? But nay I say to those of you who do...

Vertical Limit
Destination The Palisades
Leader Dennis Zihao Song
Dates Sunday, March 17, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Full Palisade Traverse is one of the most challenging and spectacular climbs in lower 48 states. Averaging nearly 14,000 feet, spire-after-spire, it's 8.5 miles long with 20 peaks above 13,000...

J-Tree/beach camping
Destination Malibu and Joshua Tree
Leader Tyler Hill
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Tuesday, March 19, 2013
If you like sand weird looking trees the ocean and smelly car rides (the smell of glory) its time to get off your butt and do something bizarre like surfing dunes and surfing the waves of malibu. 

Suriously Big Fun
Destination Big Sur
Leader Miranda Fox
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Heading up to Big Sur Saturday-Tuesday, chilling and campfires and day hikes and some beaches.  We're looking at doing a pretty low key trip, so car camping or walk in sites near-ish to the car....

Sespe Adventuring
Destination Sespe Wilderness
Leader Na'ama Schweitzer
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013
Come explore the Sespe Wilderness! 3-4 nights backpacking and some camping on the coast, should be beautiful and hopefully include some hot springs!

Bishop!
Destination Bishop
Leader Maxwell Ferguson
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
We'll be camping, probably in the Buttermilk country or the Pit, and climbing things. Mix of bouldering, sport climbing in the Owens River Gorge, and possible hiking on off days. I would prefer th...

Santa Barbara Ann
Destination San Rafael Wilderness
Leader Claire Brickson
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013
We'll be doing some mild backpacking in the San Rafael Wilderness. Four nights on trail and beach camping the last night. Expect beautiful views, lots of gorp, and Beach boys sing-alongs.

A GRAND OL SPRING BREAK TOUR
Destination Mostly Utah
Leader Kuniko Madden
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Moab  Zion  Death Valley   Don't forget to bring a towel!  

desert fun times
Destination deserts, for fun times
Leader Eli Kaplan
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013
we will set off for anza borrego and maybe check out some other things along the way

Grand Canyanigans and other red rocked ventures
Destination
Leader Laura Munoz
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Grand Canyon. Then either Vermillion Cliffs or Zion (tbd in next couple days...) Epic. Be ready for COLD!

Wilderness First Aid
Destination on-campus
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Outdoor Education Center is hosting a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training on March 16-17, 2013. This is the first 2 days of your 9-day Spring Break, leaving you with fresh medical training ready ...

'Yaking in yArizona
Destination Salt River, AZ
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
First off, this trip is going to be BROWN!!!!! We're going whitewater kayaking.... somewhere. Currently the plan is a three day wilderness trip on the Salt River in AZ, which is pretty technical a...

Friendship
Destination Escalante
Leader Sasha Heinen
Dates Friday, March 15, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
We're going to be backpacking in Escalante, hopefully without too much snow, and covering roughly 60 miles of trails through the western side of the park. Gorgeous mountain vistas, soaring redwood...

Big Sur Kickback
Destination Big Sur Area
Leader David Rosas
Dates Friday, March 15, 2013 to Monday, March 18, 2013
Sykes Hotsprings, Pfeifer Beach, McWay Waterfall, and SLO for fish and chips. That's all.   Good amounts of strenuous hiking and rain. be warned. 

The Grandest of Canyons
Destination Grand Canyon,...
Leader Todd Hagen
Dates Friday, March 15, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013
We'll be driving to the Grand Canyon and getting in late Friday night, get on the last minute permit list and do some day trips as we wait to get the permit.  Then we'll do a two-night backpa...

Spring Break to the Land of the Anasazi
Destination Grand Canyon National Park
Leader Cole Clark
Dates Friday, March 15, 2013 to Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Join us on a spectacular ride to the widest and deepest canyon in the United States! We're spending Spring Break traversing the rim and descending to the floor of the canyon, so only those with si...

Need a Ride to Salt Lake?
Destination SL, UT
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, March 15, 2013 to Monday, March 25, 2013
i'm driving to salt lake city, and if anyone needs a ride there and back from the 5C campus, I have some extra room!   it'll be a rad road trip, i promise. 9 hours of coasting to salt lake. ...

On the beach at night/ This vast similitude spans them, and always has spann'd
Destination SO CAL coastline
Leader Conner Roberts
Dates Friday, March 15, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hitting up a whole host of camping spots from big sur to san diego

EveryEscalante Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Destination Coyote Gulch, Bryce Canyon, Escalante area, and more
Leader Jenny Miner
Dates Thursday, March 14, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
A few nights of backpacking through Coyote Gulch and then hopping around Grand Staircase/Escalante area and Bryce Canyon for day hikes.    Alternative trip names: http://pungenerator.org/puns?q=esca...

Spring Break in Mammoth
Destination
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, March 14, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Come enjoy spring break in the mountains! Carpooling up at various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great group of Claremont students. Once you sign up on OTL, you mus...

Mountaineering on Hella Chossy Rock
Destination Brahma Temple, Grand Canyon
Leader Ben Murphy
Dates Wednesday, March 13, 2013 to Saturday, March 16, 2013
This is going to be an intense trip down into the Canyon to summit a remote pinnacle off of the North Rim. On the first day (Thurs 3/14), we'll walk 7 miles down the S Kaibab trail to Phantom Ranc...

Bike to the Beach.
Destination Seal Beach, CA.
Leader Adam Long
Dates Sunday, March 10, 2013 to Sunday, March 10, 2013
As a young first-year student, I once heard from a pair of older and wiser fourth-year students that you could ride a bicycle from Claremont to the the beach. I did not believe them. However, it is tr...

CLIMB Stoney Point
Destination Stoney Point, CA
Leader Cici Cyr
Dates Sunday, March 10, 2013 to Sunday, March 10, 2013
The sun will be shining. The rocks will be hard. We may even see Sparky the dog haning in her tree. Let's go climb Stoney Point this Sunday!

Find Your Inner Gor(g)on(io)?
Destination San Gorgonionio
Leader Charley Vallejo-Anderson
Dates Saturday, March 09, 2013 to Saturday, March 09, 2013
We're going gallivanting up the tallest mt in Southern California (or somewhere else nearby depending on weather). The weather conditions aren't clear right now, but there's a good chance ...

CHILLin in the Desert
Destination J Tree or Mojave
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Friday, March 08, 2013 to Saturday, March 09, 2013
So I really want to get out this weekend. Unfortunately the weather is less than ideal.  But this trip will be AWESOME!!!!  We're headed to the desert, either J Tree or Mojave depending on av...

The White Room
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, March 07, 2013 to Sunday, March 10, 2013
It's going to snow this week, so we're going to shred the pow. Carpooling up at various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great group of Claremont students. Once...

ADVANCED LEADER TRAINING
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Hello friends,  Join us for our bi-annual Advanced Leader Training. Not as fun as the dentist, not as boring as shark wrangling, but that's subjective i suppose.    If you know how to light a w...

La Jolla Cove Snarklin
Destination La Jolla
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Saturday, March 02, 2013 to Saturday, March 02, 2013
We goin snarklin! Here! http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/la-jolla-cove-lisa-reinhardt.jpg (not the painting, the real place) It'll be cold, but an underwater adventure is wort...

Rockin out at Stoney Point Park
Destination Stoney Point Park
Leader Kara Bank
Dates Saturday, March 02, 2013 to Saturday, March 02, 2013
We are just going to check out the boulders, do some climbing, soak up the outdoors, and rejuvinate. This is a chill day trip to Stoney Point Park. Must have some climbing experience, but be warned we...

J Tree Chillaxin'
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Will Tachau
Dates Friday, March 01, 2013 to Saturday, March 02, 2013
    Looks like it's gonna be a BEAUTIFUL week over in the Dr Seussian world of Joshua Trees and lizards and wavy colors and skull rocks and purple sunrises, so if y'all wanna go spend a nigh...

Surfin and Chillin at ze beach!
Destination The beach (Doheny State beach)
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Friday, March 01, 2013 to Saturday, March 02, 2013
Alright, so its about time for all ya'll to get off campus!We're gonna head to the coast and camp somewhere (Doheny state beach). Then wake up and spend all day at the beach doing whatever the...

2 nights, 1 day, Mammoth
Sponsoring Organization Personal
Date Friday, March 01, 2013
I'm driving up to Mammoth this weekend, leaving Friday (3/1) night and snowboarding all day Saturday (3/2). I'll be staying in the skeeze condo and coming back late Saturday night (after dinne...

Doheny Chillin
Destination Doheny State Beach
Leader howie vogt
Dates Friday, March 01, 2013 to Saturday, March 02, 2013
“Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running—that's the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands o...

War of Rails- at Bear
Destination Bear Mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, March 01, 2013 to Sunday, March 03, 2013
RAWRRRR. the gnarliest rail jam in the world is coming to bear mountain this weekend. chill with the pros, ski with the pros, pretend to be a pro. it's going to be rad as a herd of unicorns.   s...

Jive in the Hive!
Destination Mojave Dessert
Leader Megan farrell
Dates Friday, March 01, 2013 to Saturday, March 02, 2013
Did I mean to say desert? Or dessert? You decide! Regardless, this will be a delectable treat.  Plan to get sand (y) In yo pans (ts..ys) And crevices.   It will be cold in the desert night. We will...

An early taste of Spring in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, February 28, 2013 to Sunday, March 03, 2013
The weekend looks warm and sunny, and with a great base, the mountain should have excellent conditions! It's also a perfect weekend for snowshoeing or any other outdoor activites if skiing or boar...

Urban Homestead
Destination Urban Homestead in Pasadena
Leader Jenny Miner
Dates Sunday, February 24, 2013 to Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sunday evening trip to an urban farm with an open mic and delicious food. Spots are limited based on RSVP.

Spring Leader Training
Destination come find out!
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Saturday, February 23, 2013 to Sunday, February 24, 2013
GET HOOKED UP!!!!   As an On The Loose leader you can get REIMBURSED for going on BADASS trips ANYWHERE within driving distance to do ANYTHING your imagination can come up with! Sandboarding on the d...

Bear Ski Fiesta
Destination Bear Mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Saturday, February 23, 2013 to Sunday, February 24, 2013
We're going to bear to practice our butter triples, just so we can be like Henrik Harlaut. But really, we're going to bear so that we can have a chill time, afterall a foot dropped down mid we...

The Trees of Joshua
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Ben Kersten
Dates Friday, February 22, 2013 to Saturday, February 23, 2013
Let's go kick it in Joshua Tree. Do some bouldering, have a campfire, and relax after a week full of papers and midterms.

Rock Climbing in Mojave
Destination
Leader Ian Gallogly
Dates Friday, February 22, 2013 to Sunday, February 24, 2013
rockz

Midday Mountain Bike
Destination Marshall Canyon
Leader howie vogt
Dates Thursday, February 21, 2013 to Thursday, February 21, 2013
We're gonna shuttle cars and ride the best/closest trails to the colleges! It's a nice uphill followed by, You guessed it! a beautiful downhill through Marshall canyon with some good singletra...

Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, February 21, 2013 to Sunday, February 24, 2013
We're headed to Mammoth for skiing and boarding! We'll stay in our cozy cabin after arranging carpools, conditions should be excellent and the holiday weekend crowds are gone.   Contact me if...

OTL Tanks!!!
Sponsoring Organization otl
Date Wednesday, February 20, 2013
ORDER SUPA FRESH TANKS HERE: http://www.kotisdesign.com/pomonaOTL   by february 20th.   Enter raffle at the shindig on FEB 19th @ 8pm for a chance to win a FREE one!   COME PICK THEM UP AT OEC ON...

Parents forgot about you?
Destination Water Canyon
Leader Eliza Longnecker
Dates Saturday, February 16, 2013 to Saturday, February 16, 2013
Don't have parents coming this weekend? That's fine, neither would Pippi Longstocking. Water Canyon is an hourish by car and is a 2-hour, 4ish mile hike. For a breath of fresh air mostly and s...

Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, February 15, 2013 to Sunday, February 17, 2013
We're headed to Mammoth! We'll stay in our cozy cabin (which is actually pretty cold so bring a sleeping bag) and ski/board/generally play in the snow during the day.

Taking on the Tough Mudder
Destination Vail Lake Resort, Temecula, CA
Leader Ben Kersten
Dates Sunday, February 10, 2013 to Sunday, February 10, 2013
Fact #1: Marathon running is boring. Fact #2: Mudders do not take themselves too seriously. Fact #3: You cannot complete a Tough Mudder course alone. http://toughmudder.com/events/california-socal-1-2...

Bear Jibbin
Destination Bear Mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Saturday, February 09, 2013 to Sunday, February 10, 2013
bear's got the sexiest down rails out, and now has some poppy jumps so that you can really get that dub cork 12 you've been waiting to try out. even if you're not trying to double cork 12...

Cactus to Clouds: Epic Mountain Climbing Adventure!!
Destination The top of Mount San Jacinto
Leader Ari Davis
Dates Saturday, February 09, 2013 to Sunday, February 10, 2013
Come conquer Mt. San Jacinto and hike 20 miles with an elevation gain of 10,600 vertical feet in one day! This hiking trail has the LARGEST elevation gain of ANY trail in the United States! Backpacke...

WOOOOO
Destination JTree
Leader Nick Clute-Reinig
Dates Friday, February 08, 2013 to Saturday, February 09, 2013
Lets go to J-Tree for a night? Yeah? Cool. Camping at Jumbo Rocks, possibly climbing. In fact, definitely climbing. That's why we're going. So you should know how to climb. Pretty well. Ideall...

J-tree Jamboree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Pelle Wall
Dates Friday, February 08, 2013 to Saturday, February 09, 2013
We're going to leave Friday evening, camp the night at Jumbo Rocks Campground and do some hiking and climbing Saturday. Super chill, common sense required when in the outdoors, of course. Planning...

Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, February 07, 2013 to Sunday, February 10, 2013
It might snow a bit on Thursday, and then get sunnier for the weekend, so conditions should be great! Carpooling up at various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great gr...

OTL SHINDIG!!!!!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Come on down to the OEC at 7 to meet awesome people, get food, and share all your amazing stories. Take a break from studying and plan your next epic adventure.  Remember, 1. Fight the Man 2. Get Hoo...

Los Pinetos Waterfall
Destination Placerita Canyon Natural Area
Leader Ali Aronstam
Dates Sunday, February 03, 2013 to Sunday, February 03, 2013
5 mile round trip hike with 550 feet of elevation gain. Venture through sycamore groves, the ruins of an old ranch and former gold country. End at a 15 foot waterfall. 

Sittin' in the Devil's Chair
Destination Palmdale, CA-ish
Leader Micah Berman
Dates Sunday, February 03, 2013 to Sunday, February 03, 2013
    Spontaneous journey to the Devil's Chair, one of the "most breathtaking natural landmarks in the region" An easy out-and-back, little elevation change, about 7 miles. Need you hear more?! Jo...

Color Run LA
Destination Dodger Stadium, LA
Leader Ben Kersten
Dates Saturday, February 02, 2013 to Saturday, February 02, 2013
Come experience LA in a whole new way! This run is less about how quickly you do it and more about just getting out there and having fun. You start out wearing a white shirt and end the three miles to...

Stoney Point Bouldering
Destination Stoney Point, CA
Leader Cici Cyr
Dates Saturday, February 02, 2013 to Saturday, February 02, 2013
Read the title. Get ready to crush. 

Desert Time
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Kaya LeGrand
Dates Saturday, February 02, 2013 to Sunday, February 03, 2013
Campin in J-Tree. That's all.

Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference
Sponsoring Organization OEC and UC San Diego
Date Friday, February 01, 2013
The OEC is taking 20 people to WROLC this year!And it would be great to get some OTL representation!!! FB Event page at: http://www.facebook.com/events/538901442804725/ The cost is usually $75 for stu...

Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Sunday, February 03, 2013
The forecast is for warm and sunny weather, so come on up and enjoy the mountains! Even if you don't ski/board, you can always come up and go snowshoeing or just play around in the snow. Carpoolin...

Short Mystery Hike!
Destination One of those trails on Mt. Baldy Road
Leader Rebecca Raible
Dates Saturday, January 26, 2013 to Saturday, January 26, 2013
Let's go exploring! There's a wide trail-road off of Mt. Badly Rd that might or might not have a name; we should check it out. This will be an easy (I think), short hike.  If we can't fi...

Couple 'beeenerrs and a rope
Destination Malibu Creek State Park
Leader David Rosas
Dates Saturday, January 26, 2013 to Saturday, January 26, 2013
A gang of folks will go out in an attempt to conquer the planet of the apes.   A couple short hikes, some top-roping, and a beach stroll will ensue. No fears if you have no previous climbing experien...

One-shot: Big Bear Saturday
Destination http://www.bearmountain.com/snowboard/
Leader Nicole Becich
Dates Saturday, January 26, 2013 to Saturday, January 26, 2013
Let's go EARLY IN THE SEMESTER before we make any excuses! Half or whole day at Big Bear possible: I plan on leaving early and coming back after sunset. We can up the possible people if we have ot...

Shreddin' the gnar in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Sunday, January 27, 2013
The models aren't quite in agreement yet, but there's at least potential for a good-sized storm to hit Mammoth this weekend.  Carpooling up at various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's ho...

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Destination On-campus
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, January 12, 2013 to Saturday, January 19, 2013
Wilderness First Responder - January 12-19 This is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, OTL Leaders, search and rescue teams, researchers, and th...

Mammoth Winter Break
Destination Mammoth
Leader Taylor Beckwith-Ferguson
Dates Thursday, January 10, 2013 to Monday, January 14, 2013
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Need a ride to SLC???
Destination salt lake city
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Thursday, December 20, 2012 to Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sick of boring plane rides? Looking for a little adventure after finals? Want to a one-way to SLC? Yeah you probably get it by now. I'm driving up to SLC and i got a couple o' spots open in ca...

Echo (Echo...Echo...) Mountain
Destination
Leader Kara Bank
Dates Sunday, December 16, 2012 to Sunday, December 16, 2012
This classic trail starts at the head of Lake Avenue in Altadena and climbs 2.5 miles to the historic ruins of Professor Lowe's famous White City. En route you are treated to amazing vistas of the...

Rejuvenating sound bath and extraterrestrial communication
Destination The Integratron
Leader Jenny Miner
Dates Saturday, December 15, 2012 to Sunday, December 16, 2012
Lose your mind at the only all-wood, acoustically perfect sound chamber in the US. Located at the intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces, it is the perfect spot to get on your meditation/relaxati...

Gambol up Old Grayback
Destination San Gorgonio (11,502 ft)
Leader Andrew deJong
Dates Friday, December 14, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012
We'll be taking Vivan Creek Trail up to San Gorgonio peak and back. This trail is a monster. It will most certainly be a strenuous hike! Roundtrip the trek is 18 miles and up nearly 6,000 ft. Come...

Mammoth Reading Days
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, December 12, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012
There is still room on the trip, but we need money soon for group lift tickets. Contact me to secure your spot.  This is THE MAMMOTH READING DAYS that you've all heard about. Join SKEEZE, the 5C ...

You say "potayto"...
Destination Potato Mountain
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Monday, December 10, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012
We're hiking Potato Mountain on Monday! (Potentially. Stay tuned.) 

Rockin' Some Rock Tomorrow
Destination Stoney Point
Leader Alana KO Murphy
Dates Saturday, December 08, 2012 to Saturday, December 08, 2012
Rock climbing!  Mostly bouldering - just an excuse to escape finals for a while, pull on some climbing shoes for a while, and play with some chalk.

Mammoth 100% Open
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, December 07, 2012 to Sunday, December 09, 2012
Mammoth is planning to have every lift open by this Friday--it's been a great year so far! Carpooling up to various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great group of ...

J Tree Adventures
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Saturday, December 01, 2012 to Saturday, December 01, 2012
Time to get off campus? Yup.  We'll be heading over to Joshua Tree for a little bit of day hiking, leaving around 8am and back by 6pm. It'll be a quick trip, but should be lots of fun! It may...

Rolling Deep (Critical Mass)
Destination Los Angeles
Leader David Rosas
Dates Friday, November 30, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012
Roll out with hundreds of other LA riders on this monthly 30mile leisurely bike ride through unchartered areas of the City of Angels.   Haven't heard of Critical Mass? check it out here: http://...

Mammoth Dumpage
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, November 29, 2012 to Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Mammoth is expecting 3-6 feet of snow by Sunday night. If that sounds epic to you, go skiing. Carpooling up to various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great group of C...

Journey to the KOLOB Arch! (Aka: thanksgiving dinner among the red rock mountains)
Destination Escalante and Zion National Park
Leader Alana KO Murphy
Dates Thursday, November 22, 2012 to Saturday, November 24, 2012
Hitting the road Thursday morning, bagels and coffee in-hand, music blaring!  Heading out to Escalante National Park where we will be crashing our first night.  We could try out some rock climbing t...

A SOUTHWEST THXGVNG
Destination ARIZONA
Leader Utsav Kothari
Dates Thursday, November 22, 2012 to Sunday, November 25, 2012
Join us on some southwest meanderings through Northern Arizona! We'll stop by the Great Grand Canyon, collect some goat fudge and hot apple cider in Sedona, drive through the Petrified Forest and ...

Into Desolation, Part II
Destination Death Valley
Leader Dennis Zihao Song
Dates Thursday, November 22, 2012 to Sunday, November 25, 2012
O God, thou art my God;early will I seek thee:my soul thirsteth for thee,my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land,where no water is;to see thy power and thy glory,so as I have seen thee in ...

Thanksgiving Whitewater Kayaking on the American
Destination S. Fork American River (near Sac)
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Wednesday, November 21, 2012 to Sunday, November 25, 2012
Alright, so my goal is to get in some more boating over thanksgiving. It's a long drive to the river but once we get there, there is some really great whitewater.  Currently we have no cars, so i...

Skiing and Hot Springing
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to Sunday, November 25, 2012
Nothing like a solid 5 days of skiing and apres-ski chill sessions in natural hotsprings.   I'll be driving up Tuesday evening and coming back Sunday evening in time for dinner. We'll be sta...

Learn To Eskimo Roll a Kayak!!!
Sponsoring Organization OEC (Outdoor Education Center)
Date Sunday, November 18, 2012
Learn to eskimo roll a kayak. This is the fundamental skill of whitewater kayaking and a really fun skill. Come down and learn and hang out with some really awesome people!   BROWN!!!!  See ya there...

Jib Your Heart Out at Bear
Destination Bear mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Sunday, November 18, 2012 to Sunday, November 18, 2012
be a gypsy. bear is open. there are more features at bear than you can count on your toes. jib the paint off every feature. be awesome.

REEL ROCK Film Festival
Sponsoring Organization Outdoor Education Center (OEC)
Date Saturday, November 17, 2012
Come check out REEL ROCK 7 and see the latest releases from Big UP Productions and Sender Films!  Presented by the Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College. Tickets are available beginning Monday...

OEC Open House
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Saturday, November 17, 2012
Come by the OEC this Saturday night at 6:00 pm for our OEC Open House. Grab a bite to eat. (We will have the BBQ’s fired up) Watch a rock climbing film projected on the side of Pomona Hall! Pick ...

BAAALDY furrr sunrise
Destination Baldy baby
Leader Utsav Kothari
Dates Friday, November 16, 2012 to Saturday, November 17, 2012
SAWWWWP BALDY NIGHT HIKE!   We meet at the OEC at 1:45am and depart asap. Hike the glorious mountain as efficiently as possible and get as far(hopefully summit) by sunrise which will be at 6:25am. Sh...

Malibu Creek Campin'
Destination Malibu Creek State Park
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Friday, November 16, 2012 to Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hello,  I hope that some of you, like me, are getting desperate to get into the outdoors. We're headed up to Malibu Creek State Park for some Friday fun then will head home Saturday mid day or wh...

Mammoth, Round 2
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Sunday, November 18, 2012
Mammoth opened last weekend and got 2 feet of snow! Combined with a good week of snowmaking and another small storm, there should be a good amount of terrain open (and even more if you don't mind ...

Learn to Eskimo Roll a Kayak!!!
Sponsoring Organization OEC (Outdoor Education Center)
Date Sunday, November 11, 2012
If you've ever wanted to learn how to eskimo roll a kayak, or are interested in whitewater kayaking, you should come on down for this awesome event. If you can roll and just want to practice that&...

Faith and Reason in Art
Destination Getty Center (and Villa)
Leader Dennis Zihao Song
Dates Sunday, November 11, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
When you go to a museam, chances are that you are looking at ancient or modern art. Ancient art marks the first awakening of human consciousness. Modern art is the culmination of that into self-awaren...

Do a Barrel Roll!
Destination Ze Beach!
Leader Nick Clute-Reinig
Dates Saturday, November 10, 2012 to Saturday, November 10, 2012
Saturday morning surfing! Whether it be a kayak or board, get something that floats, get something that keeps you warm, and get on out to the beach with us! We'll be leaving early to beat the rush...

Deep Creek Hot Springs camping trip
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Ari Davis
Dates Saturday, November 10, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Come chill out at Deep Creek Hot Springs! It will be nice to get away from claremont and all the stressful schoolwork... We will be swimming, hiking around and just relaxing. We will camp out close to...

Last Minute J-Tree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Cole Clark
Dates Friday, November 09, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Are you fed up with campus too? Make an impulsive decision, drop your homework and your SCAMFEST tickets, eschew to-be-unnamed off-campus parties, and come with us to J-Tree! We will be hiking quite a...

Mammoth Opening Weekend
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, November 08, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Mammoth opens in less than a month, and we're going to be there! Carpooling up to various times, we'll stay at Skeeze's house up in Mammoth with a great group of Claremont students. Once y...

Eskimo Roll Kayaking Clinic
Sponsoring Organization OEC (Outdoor Education Center)
Date Sunday, November 04, 2012
Hello all, If you've ever wanted to learn how to eskimo roll a kayak or are interested in whitewater kayaking, come down to Pendelton on Sunday and play with us in the pool. It's a good time, ...

Snowstock Ski Film Festival
Sponsoring Organization Claremont Colleges Ski Club
Date Saturday, November 03, 2012
The Claremont Colleges Ski Team is hosting the biggest Ski Film Festival in SoCal! Tickets will be available in the Pomona dining halls at a discounted price. Featuring: WE-Poor Boyz Productions F...

Bike to Puddingstone Reservoir + Lily's Tacos
Destination Puddingstone Reservoir
Leader Elicia Epstein
Dates Saturday, November 03, 2012 to Saturday, November 03, 2012
We'll leave from Pomona and bike 7-8 miles to the reservoir, bike around and explore then get Lily's tAcOs, and maybe head down to Pomona's downtown - wooo... should be back mid afternoon

Into Desolation, Part I
Destination Mojave National Preserve
Leader Dennis Zihao Song
Dates Friday, November 02, 2012 to Sunday, November 04, 2012
This is part one of a series of trips to Mojave Desert, which covers most of southern California, southern Nevada, and northern Arizona. Eventually, we will go deep into the desert and come back alive...

Mountain Mondays
Destination Bighorn Peak
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Monday, October 29, 2012 to Monday, October 29, 2012
The last of the six peaks around Icehouse Canyon! A 14-mile hike with plenty of elevation gain and hopefully some beautiful views. Leaving campus around 7 am, back late afternoon. 

Dead People on Bikes (Halloween Critical Mass)
Destination
Leader Spencer Johnson
Dates Friday, October 26, 2012 to Friday, October 26, 2012
Critical mass is a 30 mileish ride through LA, last Friday of each month.  In October, peeps show up in costume.  The pace is relaxed so riders of all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged...

A View from Above
Destination Rancho Cucamonga
Leader Peter Chinman
Dates Thursday, October 25, 2012 to Friday, October 26, 2012
Hello fellow explorers of the infinite and ineffable,   America is a nation contingent upon the concept of a frontier. First there was the west: the old beautiful west, ripe with cowboys and buckwhe...

Justice and Duty in Art
Destination Huntington Library and Gardens
Leader Dennis Zihao Song
Dates Sunday, October 21, 2012 to Sunday, October 21, 2012
It is often regarded as a moral duty to fight for our homeland. But in all wars, each side is fighting for a cause that they think is "just." While justice requires us to fulfill our duty, our duty su...

A Tropical Destination
Destination Santa Cruz Island - Channel Islands
Leader Courtney Hamilton
Dates Sunday, October 21, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hey folks!  As we near the potential end of our time here in SoCal, the list of things we haven't done seems to grow.  So we're taking matters in our own hands, and going to the Channel Isla...

Blue Raccoons
Destination
Leader Nicola Lew
Dates Sunday, October 21, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012
We are going to see the blue raccoons and have our own T-Swift concert by a campfire.   Preference given to drivers!

Fall Break in Big Sur!
Destination Big Sur, Pine Ridge Trail (to Sykes Hot Springs)
Leader Kaya LeGrand
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SaN gOrGoNiOz
Destination San Gorgonio Wildernezz
Leader Katie Barton
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012
We're going to conquer a mountain (optional).  It'll be awesome (required).  There will be lots of chickachacks and wickywacks along the way.  We'll hike into the San Gorgonio Wildernez...

Kelso Dunes
Destination Mojave Desert and Kelso Dunes
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012
We're going to head to the Mojave desert for 2 nights of camping. Leaving Saturday, we'll explore the diverse wildlife and have fun climbing the Kelso Dunes. We will then return to campus on M...

Chilling in J Tree
Destination J Tree
Leader Caitlin Plefka
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Sunday, October 21, 2012
Don't have time for a full four-day fall break trip? Are you sticking around for the weekend but don't want to sit on campus the whole time? Come to Joshua Tree for a night of car camping.  W...

Joshua Tree!
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Lucas Tamminen
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
It will be glorious as the sun rises from behind the rocks.

Sequoia!!!
Destination Sequoia National Park
Leader Jeremy Shaffer
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012
Sequoia!!!  Fall Break!!! We're staying at Azalea Campground (car camping) and going on day hikes in the park!  It'll be fun!!!  We'll see BIG TREES!  Yay!   We need to buy groceries ...

BAM. J-Tree.
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Daniel Martin
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012
I've never been to J-tree but it sounds fun so why not!  Sign up if you've never been and want an adventure

Zion & I
Destination Zion
Leader Nicole Becich
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
ZIOOOOON Fall Break Be there  We will meet Saturday morning, pack up the car, grab some food then out.  We'll stop in vegas for a late lunch then get to zion in the afternoon to set up camp and ...

Fall Break in Zion
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Todd Hagen
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
 Saturday (10/20):Depart from Claremont early morning. Stop in Vegas for enormous sandwiches at Capriotti's (http://www.capriottis.com/menu.html). Arrive at South Campground and make camp. Explor...

Sur Is Big
Destination Big South
Leader Cassandra Owen
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rock Climbing Anchor Workshop
Destination Mojave National Preserve
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Sunday, October 21, 2012
Love to climb? Want to practice your anchoring skills so you can feel confident setting up top ropes for a group of your friends? Join us for two days of anchoring, anchoring, anchoring (and some s...

Sequoia- Twin Lakes
Destination Sequoia National Park
Leader Kara Bank
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012
Do you like trees? Want to see some big ones? We're going to Sequoia National Park to reconnect with some of the oldest living things on Earth...leaving Friday afternoon to drive to Sequoia, car c...

Josemighty
Destination Yosemite
Leader Will Pitkin
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Backpacking in Yosemite, not for the faint of heart. We'll be hiking several miles up to the canyon rim and doing extended backcountry hiking. Saturday through Tuesday will be spent at high altitu...

Let's go to Zion!
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Carolyn Robbins
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012
Another fall break trip to Zion!  Thinking about leaving around noon on Friday, arriving Friday evening. Camp. Tentative plan (car camping/moderate day hikes): Saturday - Angel's Landing / anothe...

CLIMB ON
Destination Red Rock, NV
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Just got a fresh rope and some draws.  Let's go test 'em out!  We'll leave Friday afternoon and head straight out to Red Rock Canyon.  We can set up a sort of base camp and spend our da...

Whitney fall break
Destination
Leader Dane Brodke
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Fall break madness:  We will be camping and bouldering in bishop on Saturday and Sunday.  Some boundering experience recommended for this.  Then Monday and Tuesday we're going to hike whitney....

Whitewater Kayaking on the American
Destination S. Fork American River (near Sac)
Leader Jonah Grubb
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We're going whitewater kayaking on the South Fork of the American River and maybe also on the Yuba. We're camping near the little town of Coloma. Leaving Friday night and returning Tuesday.  ...

Big Sur? Sure!
Destination Big Sur
Leader Claire Brickson
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We're heading to Kirk Creek Campground for some chill car camping with gorgeous views.

Pajamas in Jalama
Destination Montaña de Oro State Park and Jalama Beach State Park
Leader Jenny Miner
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We'll be spending half our trip at Jalama Beach County Park (near Santa Barbara) and the rest at Montaña de Oro State Park (near San Luis Obispo). Activities will include beach chillin, music mak...

ZION
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Angela Gunn
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012
Zion National Park is one of the most unique, beautiful landscapes in the US, and I've never been. So this fall break, I'm leading a trip there! Here's the general plan: Friday– leave as...

Coast Crusin
Destination Big Sur and Big Basin
Leader Jacob Brown
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012
Just come cruising up the coast to see some awesome parks and camp and see the stars and be in nature and be surrounded by friends.

The Biggest of Surs
Destination Big Sur - Pine Ridge Trail and Sykes Hot Springs
Leader Ben Kersten
Dates Friday, October 19, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
From surfer dudes and photographers to legendary eroticist Henry Miller, everybody swoons over Big Sur. Described as "seductive" and "hypnotic," it is truly something to behold. Join us as we venture ...

YoooSeehmiiTeee
Destination Yosemite National Park
Leader Darrell Jones III
Dates Thursday, October 18, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We're off to Yosemite! This trip features a flexible leave/return schedule. -We will have one car leaving on Thursday and returning on Tuesday. -We will have another car leaving...

O' the Glorious Setting, Rise to the Waves
Destination Central Cali Coast
Leader Conner Roberts
Dates Thursday, October 18, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Wake up and surf, siesta, surf again, hike, watch the sunset over the pacific ocean, campfire, sleep, repeat.   Limited to only 3 other participants, sorry car issues. 

Mountain Mondays
Destination Bighorn Peak
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Monday, October 15, 2012 to Monday, October 15, 2012
Another Mountain Mondays hike to a local peak! We'll do either Ontario or Bighorn Peak. The hike starts up Icehouse Canyon, then involves a few mile out-and-back trip to the peak. 13 miles, some s...

Whitney Summit
Destination Mount Whitney
Leader Benjamin Smith
Dates Saturday, October 13, 2012 to Sunday, October 14, 2012
22 miles of glory.  Enough said.   We'll start out at Whitney Portal and hike 6 miles in to camp for the first night.  After a brief rest, we'll make our way to the summit early Sunday morn...

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day
Destination Mineral King
Leader Dennis Zihao Song
Dates Friday, October 12, 2012 to Sunday, October 14, 2012
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate...   Summer is over. But Fall can offer something grander. If you appreciate the simple yet magnificent beauty of ...

Mt Whitney Extreme Adventure!
Destination Mt Whitney
Leader Ari Davis
Dates Thursday, October 11, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012
Does waking up at 3am and scrambling up 6,100ft in 4 miles to the summit of the Highest Peak in the continental United States sound like a fun way to spend your Friday? If so, get your hiking boots o...

FALL BREAK SHINDIG!!!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL, obvs
Date Tuesday, October 09, 2012
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!!        Our favorite holiday, the most necessary and can't-come-soon-enough time of year: FALL BREAK.   If you: 1. want to lead a trip.... 2. want to go on a trip...

Overland Summer Jobs
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Overland offers outdoor trips, service projects, language study abroad, writing programs and environmental science programs to students ages 11 to 18. They are looking to hire 5-C students to lead th...

Hermit Falls Swimming and CRAZY cliff jumping!!
Sponsoring Organization Ari Davis (FAC)
Date Saturday, October 06, 2012
Come cool off and relax at Hermit Falls this Saturday! These falls look BEAUTIFUL. there are some perfect swimming holes and insane cliff jumping! up to 55ft. It's ony a 30 min drive  and a 1.5 m...

Wilderness Medicine Workshop
Destination Pomona College
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, October 06, 2012 to Saturday, October 06, 2012
Wilderness Medicine Workshop - October 6, 2012 Ever wonder what you'd do if a friend became injured out in the backcountry somewhere? Or how to help during a large disaster without immediate assi...

(Hardly) Camping in the Bay
Destination SF Area (Big Basin)
Leader Benjamin Smith
Dates Friday, October 05, 2012 to Sunday, October 07, 2012
We'll head up towards San Francisco and may make camp around Big Basin or Point Reyes, depending on how we're feeling.   Chances are we go into San Francisco for a little to check out some mu...

Mountain Mondays
Destination Three T's Trail
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Monday, October 01, 2012 to Monday, October 01, 2012
The second in a hopefully many-part series of mountain hiking on Mondays! This one is an intense 15 -mile hike with plenty of elevation gain, hitting three peaks on the way. It starts up Icehouse Sadd...

Black Mountain Bouldering
Destination Black Mountain
Leader Dane Brodke
Dates Saturday, September 29, 2012 to Saturday, September 29, 2012
Last minute bouldering trip to black mountain!!  http://www.mountainproject.com/v/black-mountain/105991127 

Map/Compass Workshop
Destination Malibu Creek State Park
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, September 29, 2012 to Saturday, September 29, 2012
Want to have fun with maps and compasses?! The P.E. Backpacking Class has a one-day workshop planned for 9/29. We are opening this up to OTL Leaders and Members who wish to practice their orienteeri...

NAZI ZOMBIE HUNTIN'
Destination Murphy's Ranch
Leader Julie Shrieve
Dates Saturday, September 29, 2012 to Saturday, September 29, 2012
Let's hike up Rustic Canyon to Murphy's Ranch to hunt some nazi zombies!! There's some old Nazi refuge here soooo who knows what we might find there now... Bring your game face and your sn...

Stoney Point Boulder
Destination Stoney Point Park
Leader Lingge Li
Dates Saturday, September 29, 2012 to Saturday, September 29, 2012
Soney Point Park is a nice bouldering spot just on the north of LA. I recently read an article about it and would like to check it out this weekend. Anyone is welcomed to join but some rock climbing e...

!!!SATURDAY HIKE!!!
Destination Baldy-ish Area (maybe Ice House)
Leader Alexandra Gutowski
Dates Saturday, September 29, 2012 to Saturday, September 29, 2012
 Does this look more fun than thesis?    Is this prettier than Honnald-Mudd?     If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, you should click "Sign Up." Easy, short hike. And we will ...

LA via Velocipede (Critical Mass)
Destination Downtown LA
Leader David Rosas
Dates Friday, September 28, 2012 to Friday, September 28, 2012
#1 way to get to know LA other than running through the city. Critical mass is a monthly massive 30mile bike ride hosted by most major cities world-wide on the last friday of the month. Roll with us ...

ADVANCED LEADER TRAINING
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, September 25, 2012
For all you awesomely experienced, gung-ho outdoorswo/men, join us for a scintillating evening of training in the art of guiding OTL sponsored trips into the great land that is our home.    There wi...

SKEEZE Meeting
Destination
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Tuesday, September 25, 2012 to Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Come learn about Skeeze (the 5-C ski and snowboard club)! We'll talk about Mammoth Reading Days, Snowstock, the league we compete in, and our house in Mammoth.

Icehouse Canyon/Cucamonga Peak
Destination
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Monday, September 24, 2012 to Monday, September 24, 2012
No Monday class? Rather climb a mountain than do work? Come climb Cucamonga Peak with me! Leaving campus around 7:45 am, hopefully back by 5ish. 12 miles of pretty challenging hiking and lots of eleva...

Stayawhile in Idyllwild
Destination Idyllwild Pine Cove
Leader Ali Aronstam
Dates Saturday, September 22, 2012 to Saturday, September 22, 2012
We're heading 80 miles east to explore the pine forest of Idyllwild. We'll be taking on the Devils Slide Trail to Tahquitz Peak, a fairly strenuous 9 mile hike with 2400 feet of elevation gain...

Deep Creek Hot Springs (Uncut)
Destination Hesperia, CA
Leader Cassandra Owen
Dates Saturday, September 22, 2012 to Sunday, September 23, 2012
Let the sulfurous waters unleash your inner faerie as we frolick  through the fading Saturday sun.  We will be called back only by our trivial human Sunday-afternoon affairs.

OTL LEADER TRAINING
Destination THE BASTION OF AWESOME WITHIN
Leader Megan farrell
Dates Saturday, September 22, 2012 to Sunday, September 23, 2012
ARE YOU READY?! to 1. FIght the Man, 2. Go Big, 3. Look Good, 4. Get Hooked Up, 5. DIY, 6. Practice Safety?  We are here to guide you through the best phase of adulthood: leading OUTDOOR TRIPS! This ...

Beach Trip
Destination Beach
Leader Claire Brickson
Dates Saturday, September 22, 2012 to Saturday, September 22, 2012
We will be going to a beach (near Palos Verdes) this Saturday. The weather should be good-bring a swim suit! We only have one car, so space is limited!

Baldy Overnight
Destination Manker Flat Campground
Leader Katie Barton
Dates Saturday, September 22, 2012 to Sunday, September 23, 2012
We all love Claremont, but sometimes your soul just needs a bit of time to itself.  Let's get off campus!  Let's spend a night under the stars!  Face it: you're probably not going to st...

CCDBC GOES 2 LACBC TOUR de FAT LA
Destination Los Angeles State Historic Park
Leader Gabriela Guerra
Dates Saturday, September 15, 2012 to Saturday, September 15, 2012
    CLAREMONT COLLEGES DOPE BIKE COALITION (CCDBC) is back and supporting local bike organizations this weekend in LA, like LACBC, C.I.C.L.E., and the Bicycle Kitchen. Join us for a celebration of b...

THE MOUND
Destination Lake Arrowhead
Leader Kuniko Madden
Dates Saturday, September 15, 2012 to Saturday, September 15, 2012
Cliff jumping!

EARLY MORNING BIRD-WATCHING with some cliff diving incentives
Destination Sepulveda Basin, Glendale Narrows, open to suggestions!
Leader Nicole Becich
Dates Saturday, September 15, 2012 to Saturday, September 15, 2012
Don't you just LOVE EARLY MORNINGS and all the fantastic wildlife LA has to offer?? Looking to build up that life list or get credit for that advanced animal ecology class field journal?  Want to...

Hermit Falls Hell Yeah!!!
Destination Hermit Falls
Leader Alana KO Murphy
Dates Saturday, September 15, 2012 to Saturday, September 15, 2012
Lovely day hike at the Hermit Falls and then JUMPING OFF SOME WATERFALLS!!!  Just making sure, so everybody knows: Meet at the OEC no later than 9:15!  See you all soon! 

Is this college? summer camp september edition
Destination Malibu Creek State Park
Leader Charlotte Dohrn
Dates Friday, September 14, 2012 to Saturday, September 15, 2012
Beach, swimming, sunshine, surfing, s'mores, friends, denial of academic reality. We will leave at a variety of times Friday afternoon and return a variety of times on Saturday, camping at Malibu ...

FIRST SHINDIG of 2012
Sponsoring Organization OTL Staff
Date Tuesday, September 11, 2012
COME AT 8pm!  Hello friends!! This is the first of our bi-weekly shindigs.  We'll be discussing some AWESOMELY IMPORTANT ITEMS: 1. What OTL does as a club and the wonderful benefits of being a m...

Speeedo Hike!!
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Sunday, September 09, 2012 to Sunday, September 09, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come once again. Dust off your Speedos/bikinis, don your hiking boots, and get ready for the first awesome OTL hike of the semester! This Sunday, in nearly-naked g...

Whitney
Destination Whitney
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, September 07, 2012 to Sunday, September 09, 2012
We're climbing Whitney! First night spent at Horseshoe Meadows, then picking up our permit early on Saturday and returning Sunday night.

Backpacking King's Canyon
Destination
Leader Jeremiah Steuterman
Dates Saturday, May 05, 2012 to Thursday, May 10, 2012
Backpacking in King's Canyon for a few days.

Cliff Dive Jive
Destination Arcadia Waterfalls
Leader Eric Martinez
Dates Saturday, May 05, 2012 to Saturday, May 05, 2012
Hey pimps! So we know that the semester is swiftly ending and that we all have tons of work but lets give ourselves a break! to arcadia we go! we will meet up at 11:00am between smiley and the scc and...

end of the world beach camping
Destination San Elijo State Beach
Leader Rose Comaduran
Dates Friday, May 04, 2012 to Thursday, May 10, 2012
Is it the end of the world as we know it?  Yes. Let's sit on the sand and watch the sun set into eternity.

Something around here smells fishy
Destination Fish Canyon Trail
Leader Tasha Block
Dates Thursday, May 03, 2012 to Thursday, May 03, 2012
Hoping to get out for a nice day hike during reading days. The hike is 9 miles with 3000 feet of elevation gain. Should be a pretty one with some waterfall scenery. We will meet at Frary breakfast at ...

Climbing in J-Tree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Lingge Li
Dates Thursday, May 03, 2012 to Friday, May 04, 2012
The title pretty much says it all. We are gonna try some classic top roping routes. Details to be determined. Please let me know if you have a car.

casual cliff jumpin'
Destination the falls at arcadia
Leader Claire Pershan
Dates Wednesday, May 02, 2012 to Thursday, May 03, 2012
Short Drive. Short Hike. Jumping at the falls strongly recommended.  (if you have never done this, you should. looks like you'll have another chance on saturday)

Reading Daze.
Destination J. Tree
Leader Natalie Dennis
Dates Wednesday, May 02, 2012 to Thursday, May 03, 2012
We'll meet at 5 PM on Wednesday, May 2nd and drive up. After spending the night, we'll pack out in the morning and head to the Salton Sea and Slab City for the day. http://www.youtube.com/wat...

Potatoes and Sunsets
Destination Potato Mountain
Leader Sam Trachtman
Dates Sunday, April 29, 2012 to Sunday, April 29, 2012
We are going to take a stroll up to Potato Mountain and watch the sun set over Claremont. Chipotle will be had on the way back home.

LA GRAN LIMPIEZA: the Los Angeles River Cleanup
Destination Sepulveda Blvd and Willow Street
Leader Rose Egelhoff
Dates Saturday, April 28, 2012 to Saturday, April 28, 2012
Volunteer for The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp on Saturday, April 28!The LA River is sometime beautiful but never very clean. What are people throwing away in the river and what can we do about it?...

Glowstick Captcha the Flag
Destination MYSTERY
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Friday, April 27, 2012 to Friday, April 27, 2012
CAPTURE THE FLAG! IN THE DARK! WITH GLOWSTICKS!  basically the most fun you're going to have before you're going to have fun this friday night. think bear hug but no waiting around.  Glowsti...

Final weekend in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 26, 2012 to Sunday, April 29, 2012
This is the last weekend we have our house in Mammoth, so if you want to go skiing, now is the time! Amazingly, Mammoth is expecting snow on Thursday and Friday, and then nice weather over the weekend...

Channel Islands WOOT WOOT
Destination Santa Cruz Island
Leader Will Tachau
Dates Saturday, April 21, 2012 to Saturday, April 21, 2012
We'll plan to either take a ferry to Santa Cruz or crash a plane somewher in the vicinity (think Castaway or LOST). The island is supposedly teeming with land sharks and pizza trees (think Muppet&...

Tramway Bouldering
Destination Mt. San Jacinto
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Saturday, April 21, 2012 to Saturday, April 21, 2012
Bouldering here: http://mountainproject.com/v/the-tramway/105991060   More cars=more people. 

Picnic at Johnson's Pasture
Destination Johnson's Pasture
Leader Rose Egelhoff
Dates Saturday, April 21, 2012 to Saturday, April 21, 2012
Let's have a picnic! Claremont saved this beautiful pasture from construction just a few years ago and added it to the Claremont wilderness park so we will have the chance to enjoy it.   We will ...

Take a dip at Deep Creek Hot Springs
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Ruiwen Huang
Dates Saturday, April 21, 2012 to Saturday, April 21, 2012
We'll drive for 1.5 hour to hike to and soak in the hot springs. Back by Dinner.  You should get brunch at CMC/Pitzer beforehand.   

POND SKIM in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 19, 2012 to Sunday, April 22, 2012
Canyon and Eagle Lodges are closing this weekend, which means POND SKIM. 110ft of freezing water to cross in a ridiculous costume. You probably won't make it, but you have to try! The weather shou...

Car Camping in the Coachella Valley
Destination Coachella Valley
Leader Alex Ma
Dates Wednesday, April 18, 2012 to Monday, April 23, 2012
Slummin' it in the Coachella valley! We'll hopefully be doing a lot of singing.

End of year BBQ and LNT night!
Destination OEC
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Tuesday, April 17, 2012 to Tuesday, April 17, 2012
End of the year BBQ at the OEC!!! Come get some grilled veggies and good grub. Hang out, chat about the wild places in your life, share some epic stories, and then stick around for engaging activities...

A Night in the Desert
Destination Mojave Desert
Leader Ben Kersten
Dates Saturday, April 14, 2012 to Sunday, April 15, 2012
Let's go camping in the Mojave Desert! Be prepared to hike all over the dunes. Apparently the sky turns puprle! Sounds awesome.

Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 12, 2012 to Sunday, April 15, 2012
It might be late in the year, but powder is in the forecast for Mammoth! Come enjoy great coverage and great snow in our cozy cabin. Housing is $25/night, and I can also probably find discount lift ti...

Coachella camping
Destination
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Thursday, April 12, 2012 to Sunday, April 15, 2012
Camping in the Coachella valley. Maybe we will even be able to hear music.

Skiiahhh, ohh yahhh
Destination Big Bear
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Saturday, April 07, 2012 to Sunday, April 08, 2012
Big Bear is melting, so this is one of the last weeks bear will be open. Its like summer skiing, its super fun, and super soft. Come work on your goggle tan without having to leave campus too far and...

Adams Grove Fruit Picking Trip
Destination 652 S. Cactus Ave., Rialto CA (Adams Grove)
Leader Rose Egelhoff
Dates Saturday, April 07, 2012 to Saturday, April 07, 2012
Last year we visited Pomona alum John Adams and his amazing grove and we had such a great time we're doing it again! In addition to the apple trees, peach trees, plums, apricots, nectarines, k...

J Tree
Destination J Tree
Leader Taylor Beckwith-Ferguson
Dates Friday, April 06, 2012 to Friday, April 06, 2012
come on a day trip to one of the craziest places in california. some say it looks like another planet, some say it looks like a prehistoric wonderland, some say it looks straight out of a dr. suess ...

Snow and Sun in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 05, 2012 to Sunday, April 08, 2012
Conditions at Mammoth are definitely the best all year right now. The storms have been coming through on a regular basis and the famous Spring corn season is about to start. The forecast this week is ...

Black Mountain Bouldering
Destination
Leader Jeremiah Steuterman
Dates Saturday, March 31, 2012 to Saturday, March 31, 2012
Day trip to go bouldering at Black Mountain.  Out by Palm Springs.  We plan on leaving around nine.

Wilderness First Aid course
Destination On Campus
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, March 31, 2012 to Sunday, April 01, 2012
The Outdoor Education Center is hosting Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training on March 31/April 1 2012.  "Wilderness First Aid is a two day introduction to general medical concepts and Basic Life Suppo...

L3t's g0 cAmP1nG 1n dA M0jaV3!!!
Destination da MOJAVE!
Leader Marlene Haggblade
Dates Friday, March 30, 2012 to Sunday, April 01, 2012
let's go boogie and board in the mojave! there will be sunsets! and hiking. and lovely people. and sand. and sand. and some more sand! fun and smiles will be had for all. 

J Tree Backpacking
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Friday, March 30, 2012 to Saturday, March 31, 2012
We're headed to Joshua Tree for a quick overnight backpacking/camping trip! Route is TBD, but nothing crazy, and the trip is conditional on us getting a car. Should be tons of fun!

Top Roping in Joshua Tree
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Lingge Li
Dates Friday, March 30, 2012 to Friday, March 30, 2012
The guidebook says that there are some solid 5.9 and 5.10 top roping routes in Joshua Tree. I would like to give it a try this weekend. The only problem is that I don't have a car.

Joshua Tree Overnight
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Tyler Hill
Dates Friday, March 30, 2012 to Saturday, March 31, 2012
Tired of ClaremontNeed a Change of sceneryCome to J Tree  Breathe the desert air and yell from the top of the boulder "I am *name*! master rock climber" Things to expect:Lots of rock climbingBomb ca...

Bishop.
Destination Bishop, CA
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Thursday, March 29, 2012 to Sunday, April 01, 2012
Bouldering trip over the long weekend. Higballs and sharp rock, so maybe not the best if you are a beginner. Camping is free, so limiting factor is cars. If you are a driver, e-mail me. If you aren...

Skeezer Chavez
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, March 28, 2012 to Sunday, April 01, 2012
Come join Skeeze in our cozy cabin to celebrate Cesar Chavez by partaking in his favorite sport: skiing! The forecast for Mammoth looks somewhat snowy and there is more open terrain now than during an...

Riverside bouldering
Destination Riverside
Leader Jeremiah Steuterman
Dates Saturday, March 24, 2012 to Saturday, March 24, 2012
Goin bouldering at Rubadub Mountian (or something close i forget).  During the day on saturday, leave at 8:30 comeback before dinner closes.  Supposed to have good problems in the V0-V3 range.

Kayaking La Jolla
Destination La Jolla/Mission Bay
Leader David Rosas
Dates Friday, March 23, 2012 to Friday, March 23, 2012
Sorry for the short notice,  Day kayaking trip from La Jolla hopefully down to Mission Bay. some body surfing and boogie boarding included. Weather is looking great and trip does not look too strenuo...

March Miracle in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, March 22, 2012 to Monday, March 26, 2012
Mammoth just received a ton of snow last weekend, so the skiing is better than at any point this season. The forecast shows some more snow for this weekend, so it's boing to be good!   Come stay ...

Grand Canyon Adventure!
Destination Grand Canyon!
Leader Andrew Foster
Dates Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to Saturday, March 17, 2012
We're going to possibly the most epic place in the country - the GRAND CANYON! We'll be leaving early Wednesday morning to arrive in time to set up camp at Mather Campground well before sundow...

Big Sur? Well, Sure!
Destination Pico Blanco, central California's Big Sur region
Leader Ethan Grossman
Dates Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to Saturday, March 17, 2012
We're going to go on a 2 day backpacking trip and summit bid of Pico Blanco in Big Sur! Planning to drive up pacific coast highway on wednesday evening, stop for the night in Julia Pfeiffer Burns ...

Dumey Dumes
Destination Kelso Dunes, Mojave
Leader Sasha Winkler
Dates Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to Thursday, March 15, 2012
Overnight camping and straight chillin in the Mojave Desert. We can take more people if we get more drivers!

Study break in Sequoia
Destination Sequoia National Park
Leader Na'ama Schweitzer
Dates Tuesday, March 13, 2012 to Thursday, March 15, 2012
Chill adventuring in Sequoia for a bit of spring break. We'll be camping, hiking, relaxing, and enjoying being off campus for a few days. The plan is to leave early Tuesday morning and be back on...

Dunes and Tunes!
Destination Mojave Desert
Leader Miranda Fox
Dates Monday, March 12, 2012 to Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We're going to go to the Mojave and campout.  Definitely going to hit up the Kelso Dunes and maybe do some dune sliding if I can get some boogie boards, but maybe just hike around.  We'll ha...

SEQUOI-YA
Destination sequoia, duh
Leader Spencer Johnson
Dates Monday, March 12, 2012 to Thursday, March 15, 2012
Heading up to Sequoia for a few days to do some camping and/or backpacking.  WE LOVE TREES!  More deets to come.

Elk Water (Pariahs in Paria)
Destination Paria Canyon
Leader Benjamin Smith
Dates Monday, March 12, 2012 to Sunday, March 18, 2012
Why would you ever consider yourself an outcast? Come join us along one of the most unspoiled and isolated trails in the Southwest.  As we trek through slot canyons for 38 miles, we will distance ou...

Oh Boy-a! Sequoias!
Destination sequoia/kings canyon
Leader Will Tachau
Dates Sunday, March 11, 2012 to Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 No, no, no... that's GOYA.  That's more like it. So...we're probably gonna go hiking somewhere in Sequoia national forest, to try and catch a glimpse of these magnificent trees. Det...

Utah Spring Break Skiing
Destination Park City and Surrounding Areas
Leader John Thomason
Dates Saturday, March 10, 2012 to Saturday, March 17, 2012
We will be trekking up to Park City to ski there and in the surrounding areas for spring break. I have a car and can fit four people.  The only caveat is that you must find a place to stay in the are...

T4h03 c4mping
Destination Lake Tahoe
Leader Karun Kiani
Dates Saturday, March 10, 2012 to Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Come for some awesome spring break camping in Lake Tahoe. Guranteed to be full of pr0s pwning das n00bs.    Update: One of our drivers cannot make it any more so I have to drop the number of partici...

DEATH VALLEY
Destination Death Valley
Leader Lingge Li
Dates Saturday, March 10, 2012 to Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We are going to death valley to chill for a couple days.  We'll probably do some hiking in different parts of death valley.

Bishop Bouldering Break
Destination Bishop, California
Leader Jeremiah Steuterman
Dates Saturday, March 10, 2012 to Saturday, March 17, 2012
The plan is one day on one day off bouldering around Bishop.  On the off days we'll probably do a hike in the area or something. It will probably cold and there might be a little rain so be prepa...

Sespe Backpacking
Destination Sespe Wilderness Area
Leader Arielle Zionts
Dates Saturday, March 10, 2012 to Saturday, March 17, 2012
Come to the gorgeous Sespe Wilderness for backpacking, creek swimming, hot springing, and hiking to a waterfall! It is only 2 hours and 45 minutes away. Brian Cohn (PZ) and his friend from USC are als...

a GRAND adventure
Destination The Grand Canyon
Leader Eliza Longnecker
Dates Saturday, March 10, 2012 to Thursday, March 15, 2012
Seeking motivated, energetic explorers to help us complete our Grand Adventure. Love for Nutella and peanut butter a plus. Silliness highly encouraged. Spirit of badassery required as we will probab...

The Painted Desert, Spring Break Edition
Destination Petrified Forest National Park
Leader Angela Gunn
Dates Saturday, March 10, 2012 to Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We will drive to Petrified Forest National Park and backpack in the wilderness area until Tuesday. We might split the time between the north and south section. Well be in the desert for several nights...

Sequoia NP Winter Touring
Destination Sequoia Kings NP/NF
Leader Jack Morris
Dates Friday, March 09, 2012 to Friday, March 16, 2012
We will be going to Sequoia Kings National Park and Forest for some excellent winter hiking. The current route is in flux as we are in contact with the Rangers, however it is a weeklong extravaganza t...

Body Surfing
Destination Big Sur
Leader David Rosas
Dates Friday, March 09, 2012 to Sunday, March 11, 2012
Prepare to be pumled by 10ft+ waves   So, going up to NorCal to do some narly body surfing near Pfeiffer Beach. Going out there at hightide to hit up the biggest waves... Actually it is probably just...

Zion Zoomerz
Destination Zion
Leader Claire Brickson
Dates Friday, March 09, 2012 to Thursday, March 15, 2012
 Never been to Zion? Neither have we! That's why we're going! We will be having a rad time in what we hear is a pretty rad place. We will drive through the night on Friday  and arrive in Zio...

San Gorginio Epicness
Destination San Gorginio Peak
Leader Brian Clark
Dates Friday, March 09, 2012 to Saturday, March 10, 2012

Red Rock Climbing
Destination Red Rock Canyon, NV
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Friday, March 09, 2012 to Saturday, March 17, 2012
If you're interested in climbing at world-class Red Rock or bouldering in the area, a few of us will be up there. We have guidebooks, ropes (though you should try and bring your own), and pads ...

Green River, Slick Rock, Kayak, Bike, Hike
Destination Utah
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Friday, March 09, 2012 to Sunday, March 18, 2012
We're gonna head out to the Exotic Far East (Utah). We will spend the first few days floating down Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River, enjoying the cool water, gorgeous canyons, miniature day hik...

Get blown away at Hurricane Deck!
Destination Los Padres National Forest
Leader Miranda Fox
Dates Friday, March 09, 2012 to Sunday, March 11, 2012
This is a pretty, scenic trail in Santa Barbara.  We're going to camp one night at the bottom of the trail and then do one of the following options (to be decided by YOU!  Feel the power).  Opt...

Beach Camping
Destination San Clemente State Beach
Leader Olga Loraine Kofman
Dates Friday, March 09, 2012 to Saturday, March 10, 2012
Prepare for spring break by relaxing deeply at San Clemente beach.    

Spring Break in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, March 08, 2012 to Sunday, March 18, 2012
Your friends are going to Mexico. They talk about it every day, and you know it's only becasue they want to make you jealous. So turn the tables and tell them you're going to Mammoth! Tanning:...

Pre-Spring Break Slackline Thursdays
Destination Walker Beach
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Wednesday, March 07, 2012 to Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Ascent Climbing Club is going to be setting up a slackline on Walker Beach Thursday afternoon (assuming the weather is good). Whether you're a slackline pro who has performed in the Super Bowl or ...

The Art of Flight' at CMC
Destination Pickford Auditorium
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Tuesday, March 06, 2012 to Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Claremont Ski & Snowboard Team presents a free screening of The Art of Flight. If you haven't seen the 2011 hit snowboard film yet, this is the perfect chance to! You will get to experience first ...

Beginner climbing trip at New Jack City
Destination New Jack City
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Sunday, March 04, 2012 to Sunday, March 04, 2012
Going sportclimbing in New Jack City for the day. Are you a beginner? This could be a good trip for you. E-mail me if you don't have your own shoes or harness.   More cars=more people can come. ...

Rock Climbing in Malibu
Destination Malibu Creek Park
Leader Dustin Godevais
Dates Saturday, March 03, 2012 to Saturday, March 03, 2012
I will be taking at least 4 people with me to Malibu State Creek Park at Century Canyon to do some top roping and other fun stuff. We will then eat dinner at this Thai food place in Malibu, a stop whi...

CLAREMONT TO THE COAST: A RAD BIKE RIDE
Destination Santa Monica Beach
Leader Gabriela Guerra
Dates Saturday, March 03, 2012 to Saturday, March 03, 2012
H3Y RAD1cal ch1LL3rz. Do you hate THE MAN..? Are you tired of carz? Do you want to be as legit as these peeps?   Join us for CCDBC's maiden bike voyage to the coast! (Claremont Colleges Dope B...

Mammoth 3/1-4
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, March 01, 2012 to Sunday, March 04, 2012
Mammoth is going to get some snow this week, so we're going to Mammoth. Leaving as early as Wednesday night (but as late as Friday), we'll stay at a cozy cabin in Mammoth Lakes that costs $25/...

Advanced Leader Training!
Destination
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Thursday, March 01, 2012 to Thursday, March 01, 2012
Do you have all the skills, but none of the having gone on OTL leader training? Do you have the know-how-to-set-up-a-tent-and-light-a-stove, but not the know-how-to-be-a-good-and-well-informed-OTL-lea...

Tough Mudding
Destination Temecula
Leader Garrick Monaghan
Dates Sunday, February 26, 2012 to Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Hey everyone! If you're going to Tough Mudder on Sunday and need a carpool, join us! We have a 9:40 race time, so we'll be getting an early start. (We would prefer that you also have an early ...

Cliff diving!!!!
Destination Arcadia
Leader Angela Gunn
Dates Saturday, February 25, 2012 to Saturday, February 25, 2012
We'll go for a short hike which culminates in jumping off a tall rock into water. It's been done at this location before, so rest assured that you won't jump into a shallow puddle of spike...

Chasm of DOOOOM
Destination Joshua Tree NP
Leader Jack Morris
Dates Saturday, February 25, 2012 to Saturday, February 25, 2012
We're going to head out of Claremont at 0 Dark 30 (0300) to head out to J Tree so we can climb the chasm of doom before first light. The chasm is an awesome locally known boulder pile climb which ...

BEAR camping
Destination Holcomb Valley Campground, San Bernardino National Forest
Leader Katie Barton
Dates Saturday, February 25, 2012 to Sunday, February 26, 2012
"If you are overcome by the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains and just can't bear to leave, bring your tent or camper a...

SURFLINER ADVENTURE
Destination San Clemente and maybe Oceanside
Leader Rose Egelhoff
Dates Saturday, February 25, 2012 to Saturday, February 25, 2012
Yes it's early BUT we'll take a beautiful train ride down the coast (ok metrolink, not surfliner) to san clemente (home of the INTERNATIONAL headquarters for the surfrider foundation). We will...

War of Rails at Bear
Destination Bear mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Saturday, February 25, 2012 to Sunday, February 26, 2012
The biggest freeski event to hit southern california is happening at bear mountain, war of rails this weekend. Come along for some awesome skiing, and a really awesome event.  it'll be poppin. ...

OA Leader info session
Sponsoring Organization Pomona OA
Date Thursday, February 23, 2012
Pomona students interested in Leading an OA trip? Not quite sure what it’s all about? Have questions? Join us at one of the scheduled information sessions to learn about the Pomona OA program: Thu...

Mammoth 2/23 or 24-26
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, February 23, 2012 to Sunday, February 26, 2012
Mammoth looks nice and sunny this weekend, so we'll head up for some beautiful skiing. The mountain is mostly open at this point, so there's plenty of terrain for all abilities.  After skiing...

Slackline Thursdays
Destination Walker Beach
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Thursday, February 23, 2012 to Thursday, February 23, 2012
Ascent Climbing Club is going to be setting up a slackline on Walker Beach Thursday afternoon (assuming the weather is good). Whether you're a slackline pro who has performed in the Super Bowl or ...

First Ascent in China's Eastern Himalayas
Sponsoring Organization CalTech Alpine Club
Date Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Dylan Johnson will be giving a slideshow about his first ascent in China, and some other very impressive first ascents. Their route on the southwest ridge of Siguniang (6250 metres) involved 9200 feet...

White Wash Film Screening
Sponsoring Organization OEC
Date Saturday, February 18, 2012
WHITE WASH Documentary Movie Screening at Pomona College http://www.whitewashmovie.com/ (trailer for film) Date Saturday, February 18, 2012 Film Screening Time: 6.00 pm Discussion Panel: 7.15 pm Even...

Kayaking of the Sea
Destination DAVY JONES' LOCKER
Leader Will Tachau
Dates Friday, February 17, 2012 to Saturday, February 18, 2012
This will be what some would call one of OTL's "chiller" trips. There shan't be any extreme death-defying stunts, and despite my (misleading) trip destination I sincerely plan that none of us ...

Walker Beach Slackline
Destination Walker Beach
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Friday, February 17, 2012 to Friday, February 17, 2012
Ascent Climbing Club is going to be setting up a slackline on Walker Beach Friday afternoon (assuming the weather is good). Whether you're a slackline pro who has performed in the Super Bowl or a ...

Slackline Thursdays
Destination Walker Beach
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Thursday, February 16, 2012 to Thursday, February 16, 2012
Ascent Climbing Club is going to be setting up a slackline on Walker Beach Thursday afternoon (assuming the weather is good). Whether you're a slackline pro who has performed in the Super Bowl or ...

Mammoth 2/16 or 17-19
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, February 16, 2012 to Sunday, February 19, 2012
It's snowing in Mammoth right now, it'll keep snowing during the week, and it'll snow again during the weekend. That sounds like great skiing, so come to Mammoth with us! Housing is provid...

Big Bear!
Destination Big Bear Lake
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Saturday, February 11, 2012 to Sunday, February 12, 2012
Bear is supposed to get some snow early this week, so the park should definitely have some more jumps and features! Come enjoy this weekend, we'll be leaving early on saturday, and coming back mid...

Santa Monica Farmer's Market!
Destination Santa Monica Farmer's Market!
Leader Emery Donovan
Dates Saturday, February 11, 2012 to Saturday, February 11, 2012
The best free day trip of the semester is almost here! Join PEAR and OTL for a Saturday morning (2/11) excursion to the Santa Monica Farmers' Market, the largest in SoCal! We'll leave at 9:00a...

OTL Leader Training WA-HOOO!!!!!
Destination Narnia
Leader Megan farrell
Dates Saturday, February 11, 2012 to Sunday, February 12, 2012
It's back folks.... OTL LEADER TRAINING!! WA-HOO! Join yours truly for a weekend in the wild wild west. We'll drop some knowledge, various skills and undoubtedly some illmatic beats. You will ...

Weekend Bouldering
Destination Stoney Point
Leader Jeremiah Steuterman
Dates Saturday, February 11, 2012 to Saturday, February 11, 2012
The plan is to go bouldering somewhere local on Saturday.  I have never been to Stoney Point so i was thinking we would check it out.  I only have equipment for bouldering, but I understand there ar...

Mountain of Gold (aka. Juan goes Camping)
Destination Montana de Oro State Park
Leader Andrew deJong
Dates Friday, February 10, 2012 to Sunday, February 12, 2012
Camping, maybe surfing, but definitely basking in the golden coast sunshine.  Come with us for a beautiful short weekend trip to one of the most prisitine, beautiful, and rugged beaches in California...

Marx in the Desert
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Friday, February 10, 2012 to Saturday, February 11, 2012
Comrades! We will go to Joshua Tree to wander, boulder (if you're into that), meditate, and prepare for revolution. This will be a self-directed journey: you can do whatever you want while we'...

Beach Camping!
Destination San Clemente
Leader Lauri Valerio
Dates Friday, February 10, 2012 to Saturday, February 11, 2012
Come beach camping! We'll drive up at 3:30, make dinner, watch the sun set, sleep hopefully in earshot of waves, frolic on the beach the next morning, and drive back in time for homework and fun. ...

Mammoth, 2/9 or 10-12
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, February 09, 2012 to Sunday, February 12, 2012
It looks like Mammoth will be getting a few inches of snow Tuesday and Wednesday, and then perhaps a few more on Sunday, so that will only add to the already great conditions. I know Mt. Baldy look al...

OTL Climbing movie night
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Gonna be showing a sweet climbing movie. Which one? It's called "Surprise: I Don't Know Yet"  Come by, hang out, kick butt

Mount baldy like you've never hiked it before
Destination Mt baldy
Leader Rose Egelhoff
Dates Sunday, February 05, 2012 to Sunday, February 05, 2012
Mount baldy is a pretty cool place. so... if you want to hike it sign up! I'll confirm as many people as there's transport for so if you have a car/are willing to drive let me know. We may go ...

FIRST AID CERT FOR THE WIN! KICKASS
Destination on campus
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, February 04, 2012 to Saturday, February 04, 2012
If you wanna lead trips next semester, ya gotta get certified! Sign up! Starts: 7:50am  Ends: around 6pm  Ever wonder what you'd do if a friend became injured out in the backcountry somewhere? O...

An Unrelated Trip to the Exact Same Place That'll Still Be Fun
Destination Kelso Dunes- Mojave
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Saturday, February 04, 2012 to Saturday, February 04, 2012
Let's go to the sand dunes! 

Oh-Gee (Hoegee) Camping
Destination Hoegee's Campground, Mt. Zion, Big Santa Anita Canyon
Leader Olga Loraine Kofman
Dates Saturday, February 04, 2012 to Sunday, February 05, 2012
This will be an easy 3-miler into Hoegee's campground, then we can drop packs/pitch tents/load up daypacks with snacks and summit Mt. Zion, see a waterfall, then bake pizza at night.     ...

Bridge to "know"where, Cheese, Silly String, and Superman
Destination Bridge to Nowhere
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Friday, February 03, 2012 to Saturday, February 04, 2012
Bridge to Nowhere is a must-do hike for SoCal residents! The trail is about 10 miles round trip, has many river crossings (water? pshhh - totally conquerable), an old abandoned gold mine, the remains ...

Mo'jivin in the Mo'jave
Destination Kelso Dunes, Mojave Desert
Leader Laura Munoz
Dates Friday, February 03, 2012 to Saturday, February 04, 2012
Frolicking and stargazing on sand dunes!  We will probably return midday Saturday. Number of participants depends on cars 

The Out-Front Huntington
Destination
Leader howie vogt
Dates Friday, February 03, 2012 to Friday, February 03, 2012
Soo the beach is real real nice in February and we know just the spot to enjoy some rays, some waves and some grilling...We will drive back after dinner so we can enjoy the sunset and miss out on the ...

Eaton Canyon excursion
Destination Eaton Canyon
Leader Liz Duda
Dates Friday, February 03, 2012 to Friday, February 03, 2012
Afternoon trip to Eaton canyon, with a short hike to a waterfall.  There might even be flowers, since it's going to rain a little in the next few weeks.  

Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, February 02, 2012 to Sunday, February 05, 2012
We're leaving Thursday and Friday (depending on your schedule) and heading to Mammoth for a weekend of skiing. The majority of the mountain is open and the conditions are excellent, so escape the ...

OTL Movie Night!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Come watch a sick climbing movie about the climbers, the sites, and the climbs that make up THE SCENE! There may be popcorn.   Don't bother signing up, just come at 7:30 http://www.youtube.com/wa...

Day Hike on the Bridge to Nowhere
Destination Nowhere (The Bridge, that is)
Leader Dakota Spear
Dates Saturday, January 28, 2012 to Saturday, January 28, 2012
This day hike will take us to the Bridge to Nowhere in Azusa, built in the 1930s but the road was never finished. 9 miles round trip, not for the fainthearted but nothing that will kill you. We'll...

Badass Beach Bumzzzzz
Destination Crystal Cove State Park
Leader Garrick Monaghan
Dates Saturday, January 28, 2012 to Saturday, January 28, 2012
It's going to be 77 degrees this weekend (with a low of 47--lolzzz) and we want to take advantage of it by lounging on some sweet beachez!!! :) Good wavez, good nomz, good rayz. See you there!   ...

camping in mugu, chyeah brah
Destination Malibu
Leader Cassandra Owen
Dates Friday, January 27, 2012 to Sunday, January 29, 2012
head on over to malibu, check in at the sycamore cove campground, then head out exploring for the rest of the day.  pack up and hike to the top of mugu peak, and on to our campsite in la jolla valley...

Lez Get Jacked
Destination New Jack City
Leader Nicholas Murphy
Dates Friday, January 27, 2012 to Saturday, January 28, 2012
Come climb rocks with me and my friends

Ontario Peak Hike
Destination Ontario Peak
Leader Brian Clark
Dates Thursday, January 26, 2012 to Thursday, January 26, 2012
Hiking Icehouse Canyon to Ontario peak... 13 miles total

Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, January 26, 2012 to Sunday, January 29, 2012
After this big storm, Mammoth should have considerably more open than at any other point this season. We'll leave on Thursday or Friday (depends on your carpool) and return Sunday afternoon. Lodgi...

slideshow: Patagonia ice-cap ice climbing in Sierras
Sponsoring Organization CalTech Alpine Club
Date Thursday, January 26, 2012
SP Parker, author of the only ice-climbing guidebook for the Sierras, will be giving a slide show on: (1) his traverse of the Patagonian Ice-cap (including the first ascent of a new route) (2) ice-cli...

URBAN SERIES OF HIKES #2
Destination Hollywood Sign
Leader Rose Comaduran
Dates Sunday, January 22, 2012 to Sunday, January 22, 2012
we will walk to the sign, duh.

Getting In Deep
Destination Deep Creek/Leo Carrillo/Where the road takes us
Leader David Rosas
Dates Saturday, January 21, 2012 to Sunday, January 22, 2012
Deep Creek if the weather is under the weather on Saturday, Leo Carrillo State Beach near malibu to kayak both days if it is bright and sunny both days.   Previous kayaking experience if possible 

Whale watchin'
Destination Long Beach
Leader Will Tachau
Dates Friday, January 20, 2012 to Friday, January 20, 2012
Our mission, if we choose to accept it...     will be to see whales. Seeing as how ASPC no longer decided to sponsor a whale watching trip, it's time to take matters into our own hands. Car spa...

Mammoth, with snow!
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, January 19, 2012 to Sunday, January 22, 2012
Mammoth's going to get snow, albeit very heavy stuff (and maybe some rain lower down), so we'll be there. You can get lodging for $25 a night and I'll figure out carpools. Remember, signup...

B-B-B-B-B-Baldy
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Brian Clark
Dates Sunday, January 15, 2012 to Sunday, January 15, 2012
TBD

Wilderness First Responder
Destination OEC - Winter Break
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, January 07, 2012 to Saturday, January 14, 2012
Wilderness First Responder - January 7-14 This is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, OTL Leaders, search and rescue teams, researchers, and tho...

AWESOME MOUNTAINEERING SLIDESHOW
Destination Caltech
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Thursday, December 15, 2011 to Thursday, December 15, 2011
Posted by request of Professor Alfred Kwok of the physics department:   Jed Brown will be giving a slide show on his First Ascent of the N face of Xuelian West in China at CalTech, at 8:00 pm this...

El Moro Canyon
Destination El Moro Canyon
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Wednesday, December 14, 2011 to Wednesday, December 14, 2011
El Moro Canyon is a 6- or 9-mile hike (there are a few different loops) near Laguna Beach with ocean views and pretty scenery. We'll drive out, hike the trail and eat lunch, and come straight bac...

J Tree Rockssss
Destination J Tree
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Tuesday, December 13, 2011 to Tuesday, December 13, 2011
We're going to hightail it out of here on Tuesday at noon, scramble on some rocks at J Tree and perhaps hike around a little. We'll watch the sunset and perhaps have dinner somewhere before r...

Waterman Mountain and Twin Peaks
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, December 10, 2011 to Saturday, December 10, 2011
Blow off some steam before finals with a late-season attempt on two fine peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains. This trip is likely to be a bit more strenuous than Mt. Baldy, with a good deal of up and d...

Icehouse Canyon day hike
Destination Telegraph Peak via Icehouse Canyon Trail
Leader Cassandra Owen
Dates Saturday, December 10, 2011 to Saturday, December 10, 2011
A solid 12ish-mile round trip day hike on the on the Icehouse Canyon Trail.  A short drive up Baldy Road, 3.5 miles from the trailhead to the Saddle, then another 3 up to the top of Telegraph Mountai...

Santa Monica Mountains for Reading Days!!!
Destination Santa Monica mountains
Leader Angela Gunn
Dates Friday, December 09, 2011 to Friday, December 09, 2011
Take a break from studying to hike some super cool trails!!! The exact route has not yet been determined, but it'll be either 7 miles or 11.5 with some elevation gain, so be prepared for a moderat...

Conquering Old Grayback
Destination San Gorgonio Wilderness
Leader Andrew deJong
Dates Friday, December 09, 2011 to Friday, December 09, 2011
San Gorgonio is the 7th most prominent peak in the lower 48 states and is the tallest mountain in California south of the Sierras, standing at 11,502ft. We will hike either the South Fork Trail or Viv...

Mammoth Reading Days
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, December 07, 2011 to Friday, December 09, 2011
 WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES STILL AVAILABLE ON THE TRIP. Email or call me as soon as possible to pay for your spot.  This is THE MAMMOTH READING DAYS that you've all heard about. Jo...

Reading Days, Finals Week, and Winter Break in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, December 07, 2011 to Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Want to go to skiing for Reading Days but don't want the large-house atmosphere of Mammoth Reading Days? Don't have finals or think skiing is a better use of your time? Have some time after th...

Big Bear Sunday!
Destination Bear Mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Sunday, December 04, 2011 to Sunday, December 04, 2011
Skiing this sunday at Bear! Even if you stay up late night before you can sleep on the way up and shred hard for the day. If you don't have your own ski gear take a look at bear's web page or...

Decembrrrrrrr in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, December 01, 2011 to Sunday, December 04, 2011
We're going to Mammoth again. You'll leave on either Thursday or Friday and return on Sunday. Remember, you must sign up by Wednesday night at midnight so we can arrange carpools.   Housing i...

Big Bear Sunday!!
Destination bear mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Sunday, November 27, 2011 to Sunday, November 27, 2011
We'll be riding bear for the day, just steezin and cheesin. It should be bright and sunny this sunday, so we'll be leaving at a bright at early 6:30 am (don't worry, you can sleep on the w...

Deep Creek Hot Springs
Destination
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Saturday, November 26, 2011 to Saturday, November 26, 2011
  We'll be leaving at 9:00am promptly, on Saturday morning to go hang out at some hot springs. It's about an hour and a half drive to the spot, and an hour hike in. Then you can relax in the ...

Give Your Thanks for the Ski Season at Bear!
Destination bear mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Friday, November 25, 2011 to Friday, November 25, 2011
Staying at school for thanksgiving? Don't know what to do to ensure that your thanksgiving is worthwhile spending at school? Come join us as we hit up bear mountain early season to have some fun i...

Thanksgiving at Big Bear!
Destination Big bear mountain
Leader Aleksandra Karapetrova
Dates Thursday, November 24, 2011 to Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We'll be hitting up the slopes at big bear for the day; and after the day is done possibly explore the little town, take a look at the sunset on the lake, whatever the group decides. We plan to ma...

A Mammoth Thanksgiving Feast
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, November 23, 2011 to Sunday, November 27, 2011
Leaving on Wednesday afternoon (or another time if necessary), you'll spend Thanksgiving break in a coze house in Mammoth. Housing is $25/night.  

An Especially Grand Thanksgiving
Destination Grand Canyon
Leader Kristen Lindbergh
Dates Wednesday, November 23, 2011 to Sunday, November 27, 2011
Hanging around for Thanksgiving break? Want to avoid travel or grumpy relatives? Looking for an alternative to Dean Feldblum's Thanksgiving Dinner? Come on an AWESOME trip to the Grand Canyon!  W...

Big Sur Thanksgiving
Destination Big Sur
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Wednesday, November 23, 2011 to Sunday, November 27, 2011
We'll be leaving on Wednesday after classes, hiking Thursday and Friday, hanging around the beach on Saturday, and driving back on Sunday.  The hike will be 10 miles both days. 

GIVE ME SOME LOVIN': Help OTL win $10,000!
Destination
Leader Megan farrell
Dates Saturday, November 19, 2011 to Saturday, November 19, 2011
Hey awesome OTLers!  Do you adore OTL? (we know you do) Do you have awesome tales of OTL adventures? (more than likely)   Have you always wanted to star in a high quality short film? (let's be...

Malibu Climb Sesh
Destination Malibu State Park
Leader Dylan Howell
Dates Saturday, November 19, 2011 to Saturday, November 19, 2011
Malibu has many things. Range Rovers, large houses and beautiful beaches. But we are interested in climbing up rocks while attached to ropes. We will leave early Saturday morning and climb most of the...

Mammoth Weekend #2
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, November 17, 2011 to Sunday, November 20, 2011
We're going to Mammoth again. You'll leave on either Thursday or Friday and return on Sunday. Remember, you must sign up by Wednesday night at midnight so we can arrange carpools.   Housing i...

Straight Hot Springs Chillin'
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Laura Munoz
Dates Saturday, November 12, 2011 to Saturday, November 12, 2011
We'll drive for about an hour and a half, hike (about 45 mins) to the hot springs, and chill (heat).  Grab some brunch before we meet. We'll be back the same evening.

Mammoth Opening Weekend
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Saturday, November 12, 2011 to Sunday, November 13, 2011
It's opening weekend, so we're going to Mammoth. We're leaving early Saturday morning after Snowstock and skiing Saturday and Sunday. Housing Saturday night is in a house for $25.   To ar...

Devil's Slide Trail to Tahquitz Peak
Destination Idyllwild
Leader Ali Aronstam
Dates Saturday, November 12, 2011 to Saturday, November 12, 2011
Sweet hike in Idyllwild! Take a break from Claremont and see some TREES. Hike up to a beautiful view. 2350 elevation in 9 miles, fairly strenuous. Should be back by dinner. Stellar day hike!     We ...

Summer Jobs leading in the outdoors!!! Overland visit!
Sponsoring Organization Overland Summers
Date Monday, November 07, 2011
Overland offers outdoor trips, service projects, language study abroad, writing programs and environmental science programs to students ages 11 to 18. They are looking to hire Pomona students to lead ...

J-Tree Photo Fun! (phun?!)
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Miranda Fox
Dates Saturday, November 05, 2011 to Sunday, November 06, 2011
We're going to go on an awesome trip to J-tree, hike to somewhere picturesque and appealling, camp, take artsy photos with beautiful rocks and sky and stars, sing campfire songs (minus the campfir...

Big Santa Anita Loop
Destination Angeles National Forest
Leader Katie Barton
Dates Saturday, November 05, 2011 to Sunday, November 06, 2011
We'll be hiking the Big Santa Anita Loop in Angeles National Forest.  The trail is in a beautiful wooded area of the mountains and passes next to glorious Sturtevant Falls.  The entire loop is o...

Wilderness First Aid
Destination On Campus
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, November 05, 2011 to Sunday, November 06, 2011
The Outdoor Education Center is hosting Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training on November 5-6, 2011. "Wilderness First Aid is a two day introduction to general medical concepts and Basic Life Support s...

YOGA AT ZE BEACH
Destination Santa Monica muscle beach
Leader Utsav Kothari
Dates Friday, November 04, 2011 to Friday, November 04, 2011
I'll be heading to Santa Monica next Friday for early morning Yoga and a workout on the awesome Romanian Rings. Plan to be there for about 2 hours at least. Leave at 6:45 in the morning. Return at...

Mammoth Beginnings
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, November 04, 2011 to Sunday, November 06, 2011
The season isn't quite started, but we'll scout the snowmaking, do some hiking before the snow arrives, and hit the natural hot springs.   Just one last chill weekend in the mountains beforet...

LA Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon!
Destination LA
Leader Claire Ruberman
Dates Sunday, October 30, 2011 to Sunday, October 30, 2011
Should be a great run, with a halloween costume contest and lots of entertainment along the route! There's also a 3.5 mile "mini marathon" option.    http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/los-ange...

HALLOWEEN Midnight Baldy hike!
Destination Mt.Baldy. At sunrise.
Leader Nicole Becich
Dates Sunday, October 30, 2011 to Sunday, October 30, 2011
So you have plans for pre-party. You have plans for Harwood Halloween. And you may even have plans for after. But if you don't? THIS IS THE MOST BADASS AFTER PARTY EVER. Crazy, maybe. But what be...

Climbing (top roping) in Malibu
Destination Century Lake Canyon (Malibu State Creek Park)
Leader Dustin Godevais
Dates Saturday, October 29, 2011 to Saturday, October 29, 2011
I'm hoping to have two ropes which we can use to top rope in Malibu. The climbing is a lot of fun and so is just hanging ouy. We are just going to leave early in the morning and come back to Clare...

Kayak Certification Course
Destination San Diego!
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Saturday, October 22, 2011 to Sunday, October 23, 2011
OTL Leaders! Take this course for FREE and start using the OEC kayaks!!! What to be like this dude!? Too bad... This course will get you a TINY bit closer to this, but not really. What: Level Two Op...

47 Things Trip: Mt Baldy Hike
Destination High Up
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Saturday, October 22, 2011 to Saturday, October 22, 2011
Minor route change: Instead of devil's backbone we'll be taking the ski hut trail.  The hike should be moderately difficult, and due to time constraints we may not go all the way to the summi...

A Night in the Desert
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Luke Bahl
Dates Monday, October 17, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I'm looking to get out of Claremont for a couple of days this fall break and get some fresh desert air.  We'll leave Monday morning to get a full day of J-Tree goodness in, with time for hiki...

J-Tree!!
Destination
Leader Amber Datta
Dates Sunday, October 16, 2011 to Monday, October 17, 2011
One night trip to Jtree! For those of us who want to get off campus but don't want to be gone for all of break. We will be camping at Jumbo Rocks, car camping style, and hopefully going on a few h...

Big Surrr
Destination Big Sur, duh
Leader Andrew Foster
Dates Sunday, October 16, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
We're going to Big Sur, the most awesome and beautiful stretch of coast in California! We've got reservations to camp at Pfeiffer State Park, in which you can have campfires, a fact that I pla...

Climbing (top rope) /Camping on the Beach
Destination Catalina island
Leader Dustin Godevais
Dates Sunday, October 16, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
So the plan is to go camping on the beach/surfing/barbeque... if that sounds like a good time sign up!  The dates are pretty flexible so if we want we can stay for as long or as little an amount of t...

Fall Break in Los Padres
Destination Sespe Wilderness, Los Padres Nat'l Forest
Leader James Canepa
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2011 to Monday, October 17, 2011
We're going to the Sespe Wilderness, which is in the Los Padres National Forest, northeast of Santa Barbara.  We'll hike most or all of the way to HOT SPRINGS the first day and spend the nigh...

ZION
Destination Zion West Rim Trail
Leader Miranda Fox
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2011 to Monday, October 17, 2011
THE PLAN  Leave Saturday, probs mid-morning, and drive to Zion.  Camp that night at the top of the trail.  Wake up early Sunday, scarf some breakfast, and hike half of the West Rim T...

Tatooine Part Deux
Destination Death Valley -> Bishop
Leader John Thomason
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
So we'll be venturing off to Tatooine, a remote desert planet in the outer rim territories of the Arkanis sector.  We'll do our best to avoid those meddlesome Tusken Raiders as we make our wa...

Catalina for Fall Break
Destination Two Harbors- Catalina Island
Leader Gabriel Byberg
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2011 to Monday, October 17, 2011
  Looking to get away without driving all the way to Zion?  Come to Catalina and enjoy this one of a kind Island just miles from shore.   We will be leaving Claremont on Saturday morning at 9:...

Zion Fall Break Trip!
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Brian Clark
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
West  Rim Backpacking/Narrows Sat: We will hit the trail immediately and hike ~9.9 miles to our campsite. Sun: Another 4 miles will get us to Angel's landing, an amazing .5 hike that will blow ...

FB in the GC
Destination Grand Canyon
Leader Rose Comaduran
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2011 to Monday, October 17, 2011
I've never been to the grand canyon, I'm a senior, and I think it's about time.  Not really feeling whisperlites, bear canisters, backpacking, blisters or any of that kinda stuff this yea...

Joshua Tree Boy Scout Trail
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Bill DeRose
Dates Saturday, October 15, 2011 to Sunday, October 16, 2011
We'll be hiking the Boy Scout Trail and camping out overnight: http://www.protrails.com/trail.php?trailID=156 The weather forecast for the weekend looks good: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenda...

More Zion? Yes. More Zion.
Destination zion
Leader Jonathan Feingold
Dates Friday, October 14, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A somber, clothing mandatory affair...

Death Valley/Kings Canyon Extravaganza
Destination Death Valley & Inyo National Park
Leader Lauri Valerio
Dates Friday, October 14, 2011 to Monday, October 17, 2011
Come frolic with me in a doubly extravagant trip to both Death Valley AND King's Canyon-area. It will be swell! I'm leaving Friday at noon and coming back Monday night. There may or may not be...

Sequoia Backpacking
Destination (see title)
Leader Courtney Hamilton
Dates Friday, October 14, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
We're backpacking in Sequoia and it's going to be great.  The loop I have planned is 19-ish miles, with two BIG mountain passes and many lakes.  We'll start from Mineral King Trailh...

J Treein'!
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Joaquin Estrada
Dates Friday, October 14, 2011 to Monday, October 17, 2011
Want to experience the awesomeness of Joshua Tree over Fall Break? Then sign up! We will be leaving Friday afternoon, and coming back Monday morning/afternoon. What we'll be doing has yet to be de...

Yosemite bear hunting
Destination Yosemite
Leader Sam Trachtman
Dates Friday, October 14, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
We are gonna do the North Rim trip as advertised in Backpacking magazine. You can check it out on their website. In all, it is a 30 mile trip, and hits the coolest places in the park. Yah! We are gon...

stars cars bazaars cigars guitars czars and no tarantulars
Destination yosemite and bishop
Leader howie vogt
Dates Friday, October 14, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
listen to this video firstly to get stoked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDehsyghK_o this is gonna be so fun.  on friday we will get in cars in the morning and drive up to yosemite, there are big w...

Zion Canyoneering
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Gordon Algermissen
Dates Friday, October 14, 2011 to Monday, October 17, 2011
We're going to Zion this fall break! We will be doing some badass canyoneering and hiking all around Zion and will be car camping  in Zion (hopefully) or very close by. Here's a taste of some...

Epic trees, Luscious meadows, and cold clear lakes:
Destination Sequoia national park
Leader Peter Pellitier
Dates Friday, October 14, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
We will be backpacking and chilling on this trip. we will start at Sequoia (lodgepole visitor center).  we will visit pearl lake,  the giant grove, and crescent meadow.  It will be a great time. Me...

Iron like a Lion in ZIONNNN
Destination ZION
Leader Will Tachau
Dates Friday, October 14, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wanna go here????   And here????     Then GO ON THIS TRIP. We will leave late Friday night, get there early saturday morning, and hike the death-defying ANGEL'S LANDING (~5 miles, and not for ...

Bishop.
Destination Bishop, CA
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Thursday, October 13, 2011 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011
We are going to go play in the boulder fields of Bishop, CA. This will be the best climbing trip of fall semester. There are problems for all levels of ability, but be warned: the rock is sharp, and m...

Pre-Fall Break Skillshare
Sponsoring Organization Outdoor Education Center
Date Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We are hosting a skillshare for a variety of your outdoor skill learning and sharing needs. Skills shared include how to light a WhisperLite, pack your backpack, change a flat bicycle tire, use our su...

Fall in ARCADIA: Cliff diving, anyone?
Destination Arcadia
Leader Nicole Becich
Dates Saturday, October 08, 2011 to Saturday, October 08, 2011
So it looks like after a looooveerrly brisk week it's going to warm up on Saturday and be in the low 80's! Before it gets too rainy, let's pull out those swim trunks and super-secure bikin...

Baldy Hike
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Dakota Spear
Dates Saturday, October 08, 2011 to Saturday, October 08, 2011
A hike up Mt. Baldy! What more is there to say? It will be a pretty chill trip, and we will do our darnedest to be back before dinner (which means we should be back by 5pm at the latest, hopefully soo...

J-tree it's the place to be!
Destination
Leader Kuniko Madden
Dates Friday, October 07, 2011 to Saturday, October 08, 2011
It's Joshua Tree- what more is there to say?  We'll have some lovely camping, get a couple hikes in, look at cool trees, maybe climb a rock or two.   

Cactus to Clouds
Destination Mt San Jacinto
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Friday, October 07, 2011 to Saturday, October 08, 2011
The Cactus to Clouds hike goes from Palm Springs to the peak of Mt San Jacinto.We will  start on the desert floor and climb to 10,804 feet.We will  gain over 8,000 feet in the first 12 miles. The ...

Skiing in October?
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, October 06, 2011 to Friday, October 07, 2011
Mammoth is supposed to be getting a nice storm next week. Clearly, there won't be any lifts open, but skiing in October sounds like fun. We'll get back by the weekend, and I've got cheap l...

FALL BREAK SHINDIG
Sponsoring Organization on da loooose
Date Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Free snacks!  Get inspired! Meet other outdoorsy folks Suggest a trip to a leader Leaders advertise their trips Learn when you can check out your gear for fall break "Fall" into action! 

REEL ROCK film tour
Sponsoring Organization Outdoor Education Center
Date Saturday, October 01, 2011
Watch the trailer to the REEL ROCK Film Tour here: http://youtu.be/L35qBS7XqvI Brought to you by the new Outdoor Education Center of Pomona College. $5 for Claremont College Community $10 General Publ...

OEC Open House
Sponsoring Organization Outdoor Education Center
Date Saturday, October 01, 2011
Stop by and check out the new 5C Outdoor Education Center housed in Pomona College's new dorm complex. Come cook with us, hang out, and get pumped for the Reel Rock Film Festival immediately follo...

Black Mountain Bouldering
Destination Black Mountain
Leader Ann Dennis
Dates Friday, September 30, 2011 to Friday, September 30, 2011
We're going bouldering in Black Mountain on Friday. 

Advanced Leader Training
Destination OTL
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Thursday, September 29, 2011 to Thursday, September 29, 2011
Always wanted to do a trip your way? Have a lot of oudoors experience? Advanced leader training is for all you people who know the outdoors already, and want to lead some badass trips without an intro...

!!WEDNESDAY HIKE!!
Destination Ice House Canyon
Leader Alexandra Gutowski
Dates Wednesday, September 28, 2011 to Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Don't have class on Wednesdays? (Read: you should skip class every Wednesday) You should go on a hike! We will likely leave midday/early afternoon-ish, but let me know if you are dying to go but h...

Big Bear Biking
Destination Big Bear Ski Area
Leader Lammers
Dates Saturday, September 24, 2011 to Saturday, September 24, 2011
We're going to head up to Big Bear and destroy some berms for the day. So we can go longer, we'll take the chairlift up and ride down. I can only take one other person and their bike in my car...

Leader Training yeeah boi
Destination Mystery Location oOoOoOoHhh
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Saturday, September 24, 2011 to Sunday, September 25, 2011
Want to lead trips for OTL? Get some leader training in ya! We'll be going over OTL policies, basic first aid (not certifying you), outdoors skills, wilderness hazards, leave no trace morals, prot...

J-Tree Hike
Destination Joshua Tree Park
Leader Andrew Foster
Dates Friday, September 23, 2011 to Friday, September 23, 2011
Leaving Claremont at high noon, planning to arrive in J-tree around 1:30, then spend some time exploring the fabulous Jumbo Rocks, then heading over to hike Mastadon Peak (don't worry, it's no...

Deerhorn Mountain
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Friday, September 23, 2011 to Sunday, September 25, 2011
Deerhorn Mountain is one of the Sierra Club's "Mountaineer's Peaks" located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  This very strenuous trip involves 27 miles of hiking and 8500' of...

Bouldering at Black Mountain
Destination Black Mountain
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Friday, September 23, 2011 to Friday, September 23, 2011
Shredding fingers and rolling ankles up at Black Mountain's alpine granite. We're willing to take as many people up as want to go, but the concern is car space. Let me know if you're inter...

Skeeze MANDATORY Meeting
Destination Bauer Forum at CMC
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, September 21, 2011 to Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This is a REQUIRED meeting for anyone who wants to join our house in Mammoth for the season and/or compete in slalom, slopestyle, halfpipe, boardercross, skiercross, etc. We will be distributing certa...

Cliff Jumping for Daring Minds
Destination Hermit Falls, Arcadia CA
Leader Sasha Winkler
Dates Saturday, September 17, 2011 to Saturday, September 17, 2011
Come join us for an epic adventure of hiking, cliff jumping, and swimming. We will hike for about 1.4 miles to Hermit Falls, where there are beautiful pools to swim in and jump into. For the adventuro...

REI Used Gear Sale
Destination Rancho Cucamonga
Leader Karun Kiani
Dates Saturday, September 17, 2011 to Saturday, September 17, 2011
Do you need any new outdoors gear? Playing the "I can't I'm a poor college student" card? Well, this is the trip for you! We are going to go to the used gear sale at the REI at Rancho Cucamong...

BALDY&BEYOND
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Brian Clark
Dates Saturday, September 17, 2011 to Saturday, September 17, 2011
goin to baldy and beyondddddd

Red Rocks
Destination Red Rock Canyon
Leader Ravi Reddy
Dates Friday, September 16, 2011 to Saturday, September 17, 2011
We're going to Red Rock Canyon for some stargazing and camping! We have a limited number of cars right now, so sign up soon!

First OTL Shindig!
Sponsoring Organization Oatel
Date Thursday, September 15, 2011
Come on by for the first OTL Shindig of the year! We'll talk about OTL (who we are, what we do), and about you (who you are, what you do). Did you climb a mountain this summer? Hike the PCT? Figh...

Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, and the Grand Canyon
Destination Phoenix, AZ
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Thursday, September 15, 2011 to Sunday, September 18, 2011
Roadtrip. Deserts. Fleet Foxes. Bon Iver. Fleet Foxes AND Bon Iver. More roadtrip. The Grand Canyon. Vistas. Camping. Sunset. Hiking. Lounging. The sun. Rocks. The Colorado River. Another sunset. More...

Learn about Skeeze
Destination
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, September 15, 2011 to Thursday, September 15, 2011
Interested in skiing or snowboarding? Skeeze is the 5-C club for all things snow-related, so come to the OTL shindig in B Hall and stay after to hear about our club. Whether you've skied all your ...

trippin' over the san gabes
Destination Back of the San Gabriel Mnts.
Leader Brian Clark
Dates Sunday, September 11, 2011 to Sunday, September 11, 2011
Baden-Powell Trailhead -> Mount Baden-Powell (4.0 miles)-> Mount Burnham ->  Throop peak (~4.75 miles) -> Mt. Hawkins (1.0 miles) -> Windy Gap (~2.5 miles)-> Mount Islip & Back to Junction (2.4 mil...

Bouldering at Black Mountain
Destination San Jacinto Mountains
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Sunday, September 11, 2011 to Sunday, September 11, 2011
Come bouldering at Black Mountain! The boulders are big and hard, so this trip is not suitable for beginners. We'll be back around dinner. Bring lunch. 

30th* ANNUAL BALDY SPEEDO HIKE
Destination Mount Baldie
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Sunday, September 04, 2011 to Sunday, September 04, 2011
Time to buck up and ball down Time to write a new chapter in your fight against farmer's tan Time to show mother nature who's boss The most badass trip to ever leave the 5 C's is back fo...

Bunker Hill Urban Hike
Destination Bunker Hill, Los Angeles
Leader Rose Comaduran
Dates Thursday, September 01, 2011 to Thursday, September 01, 2011
Learn about the history and habitat of Bunker Hill on an evening hike downtown with the Los Angeles Urban Rangers. In order to go on this trip, you must RSVP to the Urban Rangers at reservations@moca...

Post-school Yosemite?
Destination Yosemite National Park
Leader Liz Duda
Dates Saturday, May 14, 2011 to Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Anyone interested in going to Yosemite with me for a few days when school gets out?  I've never been, and this is a problem.  I have a car and can take probably 2 people with all my stuff.  We...

Leo Carrillo State Beach
Destination
Leader Alex Garver
Dates Saturday, May 07, 2011 to Saturday, May 07, 2011
Come chill at the beach for the day. Weather will be good. Leo Carrillo State Park has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tide ...

Calling All Slabbers
Destination date farm. salton sea. mud volcanoes. salvation mountain. slab city. joshua tree.
Leader Ann Dennis
Dates Thursday, May 05, 2011 to Friday, May 06, 2011
We want to spend this spring's reading days exploring the salton sea. Friday we will drive out pick some dates, play in the mud volcanoes, hope to meet Leonard at Salvation Mountain, and camp in t...

Surfing (Hoping for better weather this time)
Destination
Leader Dustin Godevais
Dates Thursday, May 05, 2011 to Thursday, May 05, 2011
Hoping to go surfing and take advantage of the lack of traffic and crowds.

Deep Creek Hot Springs
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Alex Garver
Dates Thursday, May 05, 2011 to Thursday, May 05, 2011
We'll meet at  9.50 am at Sumner Parking lot, drive for an hour 45 to the trailhead, hike to the hot springs and soak. We'll be back the same day.     

Mammoth Reading Days: Spring
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, May 04, 2011 to Sunday, May 08, 2011
Mammoth is going to have perfect sunny spring weather this weekend. Part of the mountain is shut down for the season, but it is still all accessible and makes for unbelievable corn snow. We'll sta...

End of Year SHINDIG!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Did anyone else notice how suddenly there is less than 2 weeks of classes left??!!!  Well, Easter has come and gone and everyone is really hitting the grindstone for the end of the semester.  Sooooo...

LA River Day Native Planting @ Marsh Park
Destination Marsh Park
Leader Nicholas Tyack
Dates Saturday, April 30, 2011 to Saturday, April 30, 2011
Come down to Marsh Park along the Los Angeles River along with thousands of others to take part in Friends of the Los Angeles River’s La Gran Limpieza (“River Cleanup”) and the Mayor of LA’s D...

Steelhead Park Trash Sort
Destination Steelhead Park on the Los Angeles River
Leader Nathan Wilairat
Dates Saturday, April 30, 2011 to Saturday, April 30, 2011
Come down to Steelhead Park (http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=25) along the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River along with thousands of others to take part in Friends of the ...

15th Annual Run for Rescue 5k/10k/5k walk
Destination Chaffee College Campus (Rancho)
Leader Jack Morris
Dates Saturday, April 30, 2011 to Saturday, April 30, 2011
Enjoy climbing crags, bagging peaks and hucking cliffs? I though so. We're perfectly situated to go out and get some, whatever that means to you. But when fun adventures turn into disasters you ne...

La Gran Limpieza @ Willow Street
Destination Long Beach
Leader Nicholas Tyack
Dates Saturday, April 30, 2011 to Saturday, April 30, 2011
Come down to the Willow Street Estuary where the concrete of the Los Angeles River ends to take part in Friends of the Los Angeles River’s La Gran Limpieza (“River Cleanup”) and the Mayor of...

LA River Cleanup @ Sepulveda
Destination Sepulveda Basin
Leader Caitlin Watkins
Dates Saturday, April 30, 2011 to Saturday, April 30, 2011
Come down to Lake Balboa along the Sepulveda Basin portion of the Los Angeles River along with thousands of others to take part in Friends of the Los Angeles River’s La Gran Limpieza (“River Clea...

Apple Valley Climbing
Destination
Leader Hunter Dukes
Dates Friday, April 29, 2011 to Friday, April 29, 2011
While we lounge in Claremont waxing philosophic, Will Hummel is channeling Sharma in New Zealand's hinterland. Observe:    I refuse to pathetically whimper up 5.10c's while Hummel climbs Jum...

Spring skiing
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 28, 2011 to Sunday, May 01, 2011
Lets go to Mammoth for the best spring skiing in the world. I don't have a car, so I'm happy to leave whenever you can. Earlier is better, so lets aim for Thursday and 3 days of skiing. We'...

Glowstick Captcha the Flag
Destination campus
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Wednesday, April 27, 2011 to Wednesday, April 27, 2011
CAPTURE THE FLAG! IN THE DARK! WITH GLOWSTICKS!  basically the most fun you're going to have before you're going to have fun this friday night. think bear hug but no waiting around.  Glowsti...

Earth Lunch at Johnson's Pasture
Destination Johnson's Pasture
Leader Abe McKay
Dates Saturday, April 23, 2011 to Saturday, April 23, 2011
At the end of Earth week, start the day with a fresh meal in the beautiful hilltop fields of Johnson's Pasture. PEAR will provide a salad, berries, and other munchables, but bring you own sandwi...

Big Bear to Deep Creek Hot Springs
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, April 23, 2011 to Sunday, April 24, 2011
For the last of the hikes I'm leading on the Pacific Crest Trail this year, we'll head for Deep Creek Hot Springs the hard way: starting in Big Bear.  This 2-day backpacking trip will cover a...

Baldy Summit Hike!
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Gordon Algermissen
Dates Saturday, April 23, 2011 to Saturday, April 23, 2011
We will be doing a hike up the Devil's Backbone to Baldy summit. The hike will be about 12 miles round trip with 3,900 ft of elevation gain. This is said to be one of the most beautiful trails in ...

Devils Canyon
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Friday, April 22, 2011
Day hike in Devils Canyon in the San Gabriel Wilderness. We will be doing the 5.4 mile hike. We will be leaving at about 10 or 11 am from the Pitzer service road. If its warm enough we will be swimmin...

Deep Creek the easy way
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Kuniko Madden
Dates Friday, April 22, 2011 to Friday, April 22, 2011
It's the place to be, sign up!  Dem springs is hottt! Suggestion- sign up for the David Money Harris trip too and make Deep Creek a lifestyle.

Pond skimming in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 21, 2011 to Sunday, April 24, 2011
It's time to harvest the corn in Mammoth. Hopefully we'll get sunny skies and great soft snow, but there's also the possibility we'll get some late-season dense powder.   I don't ...

Joshua Tree Overnight
Destination J-Tree
Leader Brian Clark
Dates Thursday, April 21, 2011 to Saturday, April 23, 2011
Going to Joshua Tree for the night, nothing big.

Painting, camping and "Baraka" Screening
Destination Walker Beach
Leader Abe McKay
Dates Wednesday, April 20, 2011 to Wednesday, April 20, 2011
On Wednesday, April 20th, beginning at 8:00PM on Walker Beach, we will be painting the wall in celebration of our beautiful planet! Seasoned art veterans and paintbrush-fearers alike are encouraged to...

Huntington Ranch!
Destination Huntington Ranch
Leader Adam Long
Dates Saturday, April 16, 2011 to Saturday, April 16, 2011
Join us for a visit to Huntington Ranch to meet project director Scott Kleinrock! The Huntington Ranch is a new project of the Huntington Gardens launched in November 2010 and designed to be part outd...

Apple Valley Sport Climbing
Destination Apple Valley
Leader Chase Olsson
Dates Saturday, April 16, 2011 to Saturday, April 16, 2011
Apple Valley is less than an hour from campus, and from what I've heard has some sweet sport climbing!  We will be heading out Saturday Morning at 9 to spend a few hours on the rock. I anticipat...

J Tree Overnight
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Tyler Hill
Dates Friday, April 15, 2011 to Saturday, April 16, 2011
Car camping overnight in Beautiful J Tree. Weather forcasts are in the eighties during the day and 50s at night woot! Climbing hiking and general tomfoolery. Feel free to call with questions and or em...

Surfing
Destination Laguna Beach
Leader Dustin Godevais
Dates Saturday, April 09, 2011 to Saturday, April 09, 2011
We are going to rent surf boards and go surfing at the beach!

Last chance at pow?
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, April 08, 2011 to Sunday, April 10, 2011
Mammoth's looking at about 1.5 feet of light powder, which is obviously remarkable at this time of year. We'll leave on Friday (or perhaps Thursday night) and ski through Sunday. I can arrange...

J-Tree Shenanigans
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Emily Hayes
Dates Friday, April 08, 2011 to Saturday, April 09, 2011
We are going to get some packout and go enjoy the night in Joshua Tree, hiking and climbing around and generally being merry until we return on Saturday afternoon. 

post-Spring Break Shindig. 9 PM, April 5.
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, April 05, 2011
To all you OTL Folks, We'll be having our post-Spring Break, Pre-Last-Month-Of-School, Post-Modern, Pre-Future SHINDIG this coming Tuesday, April 5, at 9 PM. Among the topics to be discussed: Spri...

Adams Grove Trip
Destination Adams Grove (in Rialto)
Leader Na'ama Schweitzer
Dates Saturday, April 02, 2011 to Saturday, April 02, 2011
Pomona alum John Adams is the current owner of the last orange grove left in nearby Rialto. But citrus is not all he grows: his farm includes apple trees, peach trees, plums, apricots, nectarines, kum...

Tonight we dine in HELL!
Destination Warrior Dash SoCal
Leader Grace Cowan
Dates Saturday, April 02, 2011 to Monday, April 04, 2011
Want to run in the Warrior Dash? Leap over fire? Climb walls? Crawl through mud? Come join us! Click on the link below to register for the race.  http://www.warriordash.com/register2011_socal.php 

More Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, March 30, 2011 to Sunday, April 03, 2011
We're heading back up to Mammoth the week after Cesar Chavez. There will be tons of snow and perhaps some beautiful spring skiing. We'll ski 4 days and come back Sunday night. I can also arran...

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Destination CalTech Pasadena
Leader Sylvie Froncek
Dates Tuesday, March 29, 2011 to Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Never seen the Banff Mounatin Film Festival?! You just gotta man! Its the best thing ever. Its amature mountain themed films. Everything from base jumping to extreme heli-skiing. I have space for 12 p...

Deep Creek Fun
Destination Deep Creek
Leader Zeben Kopchak
Dates Saturday, March 26, 2011 to Saturday, March 26, 2011

Baldy Patrolman's Cup
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Jack Morris
Dates Saturday, March 26, 2011 to Saturday, March 26, 2011
Any speed demons looking to crash some gates and fly down a GS course? The Baldy Patrolman's Cup is this weekend and as a ski patroller I've got to be on hand. If any skiiers/racers want to jo...

Da Flowers
Destination Anza-Borrego
Leader howie vogt
Dates Friday, March 25, 2011 to Monday, March 28, 2011
Let's kick it in some plowers and the go to salvation mountain and follow Chris McCandless into the wild! its gonna be a great trip

Skeezer Chavez Days
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, March 23, 2011 to Friday, March 25, 2011
This is the best trip of second semester, so don't miss it. We're taking 45 or so students up to Mammoth for two unbelievable days of skiing and boarding. We'll stay in a giant house with ...

Random Overnight Backpacking in Mojave
Destination Mojave National Preserve
Leader Miles Lifson
Dates Saturday, March 19, 2011 to Sunday, March 20, 2011
  I'm going on a short overnight backpacking trip in Mojave with a friend and friend of a friend I've never met who apparently has a car.  From what I've been told, the car has room for ...

Travels to the Valley of Death
Destination Death Valley
Leader Adrienne Sweetwater
Dates Wednesday, March 16, 2011 to Sunday, March 20, 2011
This is a 5 day, 4 night adventure for the second half of spring break. Semi-strenuous, we'll be camping at less populated campgrounds, with day hikes and a potencial one night backpacking escapad...

San Onofre Spring Break Camping
Destination San Onofre State Beach
Leader Laura Munoz
Dates Tuesday, March 15, 2011 to Thursday, March 17, 2011
We will be heading to San Onofre State Beach for a few days and camping there. We don't have cars so we will be taking the Metrolink to Union Station in LA then the Amtrack (9:40 am, $18 each way)...

Level 1 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel
Destination Classroom Lecture and Mt. Baldy Field Training
Leader Jack Morris
Dates Tuesday, March 15, 2011 to Sunday, March 20, 2011
*** Read to the bottom for important instructions*** This course covers the essentials of safe trip planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, route selection, decision making, self-rescue/survival ...

Goin' big, for sur.
Destination Big Sur
Leader Luke Bahl
Dates Monday, March 14, 2011 to Thursday, March 17, 2011
We'll set out early-ish Monday morning and head up the pch at a reasonable pace.  I'm in no hurry and I figure we'll make the most outta the drive.  Chances are we'll car camp the fi...

Extended Desert Backpacking!
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Ethan Grossman
Dates Monday, March 14, 2011 to Saturday, March 19, 2011
Join us for a six day backpacking trip in the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. I still need to figure out what backpacking trails we're going to travel on, and I'd love your input!  We ha...

Santa Cruz Island Backpacking
Destination Santa Cruz Island
Leader Sam Gordon
Dates Monday, March 14, 2011 to Friday, March 18, 2011
We will take a ferry to Prisoner's Harbor on the West side of the island on Monday, hike and camp there, and then backpack 12 miles to the East side on Tuesday. From there, we will do day hikes ar...

norcal's a blast!
Destination Pt Reyes
Leader Nicholas Murphy
Dates Sunday, March 13, 2011 to Saturday, March 19, 2011
We're gonna go up to the Bay Area, spend a night in my backyard, and then head over to Point Reyes.  It's a super beautiful place and we are looking forward to some quality backpacking.  We ...

Spring Break in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Sunday, March 13, 2011 to Friday, March 18, 2011
Come skiing or boarding for Spring Break! We're headed up to Mammoth for five days of skiing. After leaving just after noon on Sunday, we'll drive up to our huge house, complete with hot tub, ...

To the Land of the Grand
Destination Grand Canyon
Leader Courtney Hamilton
Dates Sunday, March 13, 2011 to Saturday, March 19, 2011
A quick note: we'll give priority to those with cars, as we're not especially excited about the idea of walking to Arizona.  If, for some reason, we do not attain enough cars, the max partici...

channel islands badassery
Destination Santa Cruz Island
Leader Frances Nan
Dates Sunday, March 13, 2011 to Wednesday, March 16, 2011
If you want a spring break that screams backpacking, kayaking, beach camping, warm weather and island foxes... THIS IS FOR YOU. We can only take 8 people (including leaders) due to limitations on cam...

Yo, semi-terrific bpacking
Destination Yosemite
Leader Erica Reiss
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2011 to Wednesday, March 16, 2011
We gonna do some bpacking!!!! We'll be leaving campus on saturday morning for Yosemite, where we'll car camp the first night and back pack the rest of the time. This trip is for noob bpackers ...

SB in Yosemite
Destination Yosemite National Park
Leader Ann Dennis
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2011 to Sunday, March 20, 2011
We're driving up the coast camping along the way and explorin Yosemite.  

Gila Monster Crepes... for Breakfast
Destination Gila National Wilderness
Leader Benjamin Smith
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2011 to Friday, March 18, 2011
We will be backpacking in the Gila National Forest, the first location in the US to be officially designated as a wilderness area.  It also contains the most remote site in New Mexico.  As the park ...

Jalama Beach
Destination
Leader Paul Rosiak
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2011 to Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Jalama Beach Campgrounds. 

Pacific Crest Trail Building at Vasquez Rocks
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, March 12, 2011 to Saturday, March 12, 2011
The Pacific Crest Trail is the West Coast's premier trail, leading from Mexico to Canada.  This spring, the Pacific Crest Trail Association is rerouting a segment of the trail through Vasquez Roc...

D'ou Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Ou Allons Nous
Destination Joshua Tree, Mojave
Leader Nicholas Tyack
Dates Friday, March 11, 2011 to Monday, March 14, 2011
  We are from the Claremont Colleges- we are Sage Hens- and we are going to the Desert!  We will hike into and camp in the remote Coxcomb Mountains of Joshua Tree on Friday, spend Saturday and Sunda...

Chillin' 1 Chillin'
Destination Everywhere Nowhere
Leader Jonah Raduns-Silverstein
Dates Thursday, March 10, 2011 to Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Goin up and down the coast Chillin 

SV for SB
Destination Sun Valley, ID
Leader John Thomason
Dates Thursday, March 10, 2011 to Friday, March 18, 2011
If you're interested in heading up to Sun Valley, ID, to ski for Spring Break, I'm leading a caravan up that way. I have three extra spaces in my car, but feel free to sign up if you have you...

Utah Spring Break Skiing
Destination Park City and Surrounding Areas
Leader John Thomason
Dates Thursday, March 10, 2011 to Thursday, March 17, 2011
We will be trekking up to Park City to ski there and in the surrounding areas for spring break. I have a car and can fit four people.  The only caveat is that you must find a place to stay in the are...

Geology Madness with Professor Bob Gaines! (Educational Series of Hikes, Part 1)
Destination Mecca Hills Slot Canyons
Leader Rose Comaduran
Dates Saturday, March 05, 2011 to Saturday, March 05, 2011
If: Geology is AWESOME.   If: Bob Gaines is AWESOME.   If: Learning is SO FREAKING COOL. Then: COME ON THIS TRIP. (duh)   We'll meet at the Walker basketball courts at 9:30 AM, drive about 2 h...

Allez allez!
Destination Apple Valley
Leader Kuniko Madden
Dates Saturday, March 05, 2011 to Saturday, March 05, 2011
Come climb some JTree-like rocks in the super mysterious Apple Valley! Send!

an afternoon foray (snowshoeing)
Destination somewhere snowy (baldy)
Leader Charlotte Dohrn
Dates Saturday, March 05, 2011 to Saturday, March 05, 2011
speedos encouraged

Chumash Discovery Village
Destination Malibu, CA
Leader Nathan Wilairat
Dates Saturday, February 26, 2011 to Sunday, February 27, 2011
Participants will be introduced to an 8,000-year-old Chumash Village Site by Chumash Ceremonial Leader, Mati Waiya and about the Chumash people, and then will take part in planting donated Native Cali...

Snowpocalypse and the Second Coming
Destination Sequoia National Park, tentatively
Leader Benjamin Smith
Dates Friday, February 25, 2011 to Sunday, February 27, 2011
 Bear Grylls style grub eating, bear-hunting snow shoe backpacking trip.  We'll be hunting yetis along the way.  Priority will be given to those with elephant gun experience.   Be prepared for...

Champagne Powder!
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, February 24, 2011 to Sunday, February 27, 2011
Mammoth will be getting up to 4 FEET of 20:1 ratio snow this weekend. That's even lighter than your famous Utah and Colorado blower powder. The storm is set to roll in on Friday, so we'll head...

Leave No Trace Workshop
Destination The World!
Leader Martin Crawford
Dates Tuesday, February 22, 2011 to Tuesday, February 22, 2011
This event is also listed as a trip to get a sense of how many people will be attending. Please sign up here. Thanks!  The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at the Claremont Colleges...

!SHINDIG: Come plan your spring break trips!
Sponsoring Organization On The Loose
Date Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Hey OTL peeps,  Anybody have some great ideas for Spring Break camping, backpacking water sports, or something else completely badass? Haven't thought about Spring Break at all yet? Well, then co...

Leave No Trace Workshop
Sponsoring Organization Subaru/LNT Center
Date Monday, February 21, 2011
The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at the Claremont Colleges for an interactive program that provides the necessary tools to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Participants will explore...

Forgotten Children Find Solace in the Mountains
Destination San Bernardino National Forest
Leader Rose Comaduran
Dates Saturday, February 19, 2011 to Saturday, February 19, 2011
It's Parents Weekend, and you're all alone because your parents don't love you?  Right.  Well SCREW THEMMMMM.  It's time to SNOWSHOE! We'll leave campus late morning, drive abou...

Strengthening the Roots!
Destination UC Santa Cruz
Leader Na'ama Schweitzer
Dates Friday, February 18, 2011 to Sunday, February 20, 2011
An amazing weekend convergence about Real Food, including some beach time up in beautiful Santa Cruz and a great drive up the coast!   NOTE: you must have registered for the convergence to sign up fo...

Return of the snow
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, February 16, 2011 to Sunday, February 20, 2011
I looks like Mammoth will get up to 4 feet of light powder by Thursday and then possibly more over the weekend, so we're obviously not going to miss it. We'll stay on assorted floors in unheat...

BEGINNER LEADER TRAINING
Destination Top Secret
Leader Alexandra Gutowski
Dates Saturday, February 12, 2011 to Sunday, February 13, 2011
Excited to lead trips but don't have much outdoor experience? beginner leader training!   We will cover outdoors skills including outdoor cooking, safety, setting up a campsite, packing backpacks...

ADVANCED LEADER TRAINING
Destination Gear Room
Leader Alexandra Gutowski
Dates Wednesday, February 09, 2011 to Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Want to lead trips? Already have extensive knowledge of the outdoors?   advanced leader training. nine. wednesday. gear room.   Please send, by Tuesday at midnight, an email detailing your outdoor ...

Wilderness Medicine Workshop
Sponsoring Organization Pomona Dean of Students
Date Sunday, February 06, 2011
Wilderness Medicine Workshop Coming to OTL!  Free to all Pomona Students   Ever wonder what you'd do if a friend became injured out in the backcountry? The Wilderness Medicine Workshop will i...

SPRUNG.
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Micah Berman
Dates Saturday, February 05, 2011 to Saturday, February 05, 2011
  TRIP IS FULL, DEPARTURE IS NEAR, AND SIGNUPS ARE NOW CLOSED. Thanks for your interest! Confirmed participants should have received an e-mail with final departure information.  A Saturday jaunt to...

J-Tree Hike
Destination J-Tree
Leader Morgen Chalmiers
Dates Saturday, February 05, 2011 to Sunday, February 06, 2011
Hiking in J Tree then spending the night there, having a cook out over a whisper stove. 

Death Valley Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k
Destination Death Valley
Leader Grace Cowan
Dates Friday, February 04, 2011 to Sunday, February 06, 2011
Want to run in the Death Valley Marathon, Half-Marathon or 10k? Come join us or cheer us on! Click on the link below to register for the race. http://www.envirosports.com/default.asp?PageID=20889 

Get Your Mt. Baldy Ticket if You Attended Snowstock
Destination your computer
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Friday, February 04, 2011 to Friday, February 04, 2011
Please sign up for this "trip" if you attended Snowstock this year and would like to recieve a free Mt. Baldy lift ticket! If you sign up before Friday, 2/4/11 at 5pm, we will send your e-mail address...

Malibu Adventures
Destination Leo Carrillo State Park
Leader Noah Sneider
Dates Friday, February 04, 2011 to Saturday, February 05, 2011
"Leo Carrillo State Park has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tide pools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamore...

Climbing and Camping in Malibu
Destination
Leader Hunter Dukes
Dates Friday, February 04, 2011 to Saturday, February 05, 2011
Placing your fingers in every crack around campus? Getting stares for using terms like sloper, barn door, nut, and topout at TNC? Disappointed that the protection provided by student health won't ...

!!!SHINDIG (post-winter break) this coming Tuesday, Feb. 1, 9 PM!!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Anybody have sweet stories to tell about their winter breaks? What about what cool outdoors activities they hope to do this coming semester. The weather is great, the time is now. Come join us at the ...

J-Tree on a Sunday
Destination Joshua Tree (specific site TBD)
Leader Sarah Thompson
Dates Saturday, January 29, 2011 to Sunday, January 30, 2011
It's been too long since I've been to J-tree and there is nothing like an impromptu Sunday night trip! We'll leave after brunch on Sunday (probably 12:15ish), spend some daylight hours hik...

Bertha Peak!
Destination Bertha peak (Big Bear Lake area)
Leader Liz Duda
Dates Saturday, January 29, 2011 to Saturday, January 29, 2011
Bertha Peak is one of the seven summits of Big Bear.  It is about 7 miles round trip but fairly strenuous.  Snow shouldn't be too bad due to the south face of the trail.  Come ready to hike and...

Mt. Rubidoux Bouldering
Destination
Leader Hunter Dukes
Dates Saturday, January 29, 2011 to Saturday, January 29, 2011
Let's go bouldering Saturday! We will meet at Frary, eat some vittles, and climb quality boulders for the morning and afternoon.   Participants must have climbing shoes and experience outdoor bo...

Mt. San Antonio (Baldy) Loop
Destination 10,068 ft.
Leader Chase Olsson
Dates Saturday, January 29, 2011 to Saturday, January 29, 2011
Mt. Baldy (Mount San Antonio) is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in LA County. What better way then to enjoy a Saturday than summiting this glorious peak? The weat...

Climbing at Hangar 18 in Riverside
Destination Riverside
Leader Chase Olsson
Dates Monday, January 24, 2011 to Monday, January 24, 2011
Got your new Hangar 18 Climbing Membership for the semester but haven't yet made it out to the Hangar 18 in Riverside?  If you have only been to the Upland Hangar 18 you will be in for a treat! T...

Climbin in the Quarry
Destination Riverside
Leader Hunter Dukes
Dates Saturday, January 22, 2011 to Saturday, January 22, 2011
Let's Go Climbing Saturday! We will head out to Riverside around 9, send some beautiful routes, and should be back before dinner. If others can drive we can definitely expand the size of the trip...

Icehouse Canyon Hike (and Snowshoe?)
Destination Icehouse Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains
Leader Ross Brennan
Dates Friday, January 21, 2011 to Friday, January 21, 2011
Anybody want to get out in the mountains before the chaos of the semester starts? Then join me for a Saturday hike up Icehouse Canyon. We'll head up towards Mt. Baldy, hike along a beautiful strea...

Snow of the not especially powdery variety in Mammoth
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, January 19, 2011 to Saturday, January 22, 2011
Looks like Mammoth will get a decent amount of precipitation this weekend. It's going to be warm though, so it'll be really heavy and some rain may occur at the base. I can get you a place to ...

Mammoth before school
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, January 07, 2011 to Monday, January 17, 2011
I'm heading to Mammoth for more than a week before school starts. I'll arrive Friday night (1/7) and leave for Claremont after skiing on MLK Monday (1/17). I can probably get you heavily disco...

PCT from the Mexican Border
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Friday, December 10, 2010 to Saturday, December 11, 2010
This trip explores the first 21 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.  From the fence at the Mexican Border, we'll stroll through the hills and soon find ourself in the wilderness.  After a long mar...

Mammoth Reading Days
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Wednesday, December 08, 2010 to Friday, December 10, 2010
This is THE MAMMOTH READING DAYS that you've all heard about. Join SKEEZE, the 5C ski and snowboard club, for the undisputed biggest and best outdoors trip of the year. We'll pile into cars an...

The best way to celebrate turkey day.
Destination Zion
Leader Kristen Lindbergh
Dates Wednesday, November 24, 2010 to Sunday, November 28, 2010
Worried about weight gain from Dean Feldblum's extravagant Thanksgiving meal? Come backpacking with us instead!!! We're heading to Zion to experience the magic of... well... really awesome roc...

Bikepacking - Thanksgiving Edition
Destination
Leader Neal Kemp
Dates Wednesday, November 24, 2010 to Sunday, November 28, 2010
So, ready to bike 350mi in 4 and a half days?  We'll sign up for this trip then!  Take a look at our route:   http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Claremont,+CA&daddr=CA-138+W+to:CA...

SHINDIG COOK-OFF!
Sponsoring Organization on da loooose
Date Tuesday, November 23, 2010
the cook-off shindig! it is what it sounds like! this november 23rd, we invite you to show off your cooking skillz! but there's a twist - you can only use a coleman propane stove, or 2 whisperlig...

Beginner's Surf Trip to Santa Barbara
Destination Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara
Leader Cat Burhenne
Dates Saturday, November 20, 2010 to Saturday, November 20, 2010
Celebrate turning in thesis! Or just the beautiful, mellow surf of Leadbetter's beginner's surfing beach. Come learn how to surf, boogie board, body surf, or just hang out.

Powder?
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, November 19, 2010 to Sunday, November 21, 2010
Mammoth's getting their first big storm of the year this weekend. The snow's actually going to be nice and light, which is really rare for this early in the season. We'll drive up Friday a...

Lead Summer Programs!
Sponsoring Organization Overland
Date Thursday, November 18, 2010
Hey OTLers! Last summer I lead the Cape Cod & the Islands trip for Overland and had a great time. They're coming to Claremont on Thursday, Nov. 18 to have an info session about leading for next su...

JTree Chillin
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Jacob Moe
Dates Thursday, November 18, 2010 to Friday, November 19, 2010
Joshua tree camping, chilling, good people, etc

Opening Weekend!
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Saturday, November 13, 2010 to Sunday, November 14, 2010
Mammoth is opening on November 11th. After celebrating the start of the season with Snowstock on Friday, November 12th, we'll get a little bit of sleep before waking up nice and early to head up t...

Covington Loop
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, November 13, 2010 to Saturday, November 13, 2010
The largest Joshua trees in the national park are found in the remote Covington Flats area.  This hike makes a 6-mile loop through Covington Flats, following a segment of the California Riding and Hi...

Malibu Half-Marathon
Destination Malibu, CA
Leader Emery Donovan
Dates Saturday, November 13, 2010 to Sunday, November 14, 2010
Are you signed up for the Malibu half marathon this weekend? Then join us as we make our way to paradise - running alongside Matt Damon on the beach!  We will be leaving on Saturday morning at 8am to...

DEATH VALLEY EXTREME
Destination EUREKA SAND DUNES AND SALINE VALLEY HOT SPRINGS
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Friday, November 12, 2010 to Sunday, November 14, 2010
WE GOING TO DEATH VALLEYYYYYY    EUREKA DUNES THE FIRST NIGHT AND HALF OF NEXT DAY, DRIVE TO SALINE VALLEY HOT SPRINGS ON SATURDAY, SPEND THE NIGHT CAMPING THERE, HEAD BACK ON SUNNDAYYYYYY SO YOU CA...

Bawldy day hike
Destination
Leader Kuniko Madden
Dates Saturday, November 06, 2010 to Saturday, November 06, 2010
We're hiking around Baldy, hurrah! Max participants depends on cars.

Mt. Baldy Free Ski Movie
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Saturday, November 06, 2010 to Saturday, November 06, 2010
Mt Baldy is giving away 50 Free tickets to Poorboyz Production's latest ski film, Revolver. The free tickets include a lift ride up and down, free food, and a free raffle entry. Go to this link to...

Jah Tree
Destination name
Leader Dane Brodke
Dates Friday, November 05, 2010 to Saturday, November 06, 2010
Let's go car camping in Joshua Tree for the night.  It'll be chill.

Bouldering in The Buttermilks
Destination Bishop
Leader Adam Kinnard
Dates Friday, November 05, 2010 to Monday, November 08, 2010
Vamos a Bishop to do some climbing! The Buttermilks are located just outside of Bishop at the base of the Eastern Sierras i.e. the setting is epically awesome! We are planning to leave Friday afternoo...

Of Sandy Beaches, Cliffs, Tide Pools and Sea Caves
Destination Leo Carrillo SP
Leader Nicola Lew
Dates Friday, November 05, 2010 to Saturday, November 06, 2010
Car camping, possibly a campfire. Gorgeous weather: low of 57 Friday night and a high of 68 on Saturday!

Mojave
Destination
Leader Joey Isenstadt
Dates Friday, November 05, 2010 to Sunday, November 07, 2010
We're gonna go to Mojave. It's a desert. We're going to do things that people do in deserts. Not everything. Just the good things. We're still working on the details. Sand dunes are fo...

Newport Bay Sailing
Destination Newport Bay
Leader Alexandra Gutowski
Dates Sunday, October 31, 2010 to Sunday, October 31, 2010
We are going sailing   More sailing trips to follow! 

LA Critical Mass HALLOWEEN!
Destination Wilshire and Western, Los Angeles
Leader Sylvie Froncek
Dates Friday, October 29, 2010 to Saturday, October 30, 2010
I am going to LA for Critical Mass this Friday and i'm looking for friends to come along. When is it? The ride is on this Friday at 7:30pm and we usually return to Claremont sometime after mid...

Scodie Mountains Backpacking
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Saturday, October 23, 2010 to Sunday, October 24, 2010

JTree Chillin
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Jacob Moe
Dates Monday, October 18, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Joshua tree, good people, camping etc

Lead Summer Programs!
Sponsoring Organization Overland
Date Monday, October 18, 2010
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Yes Sur!
Destination Big Sur
Leader Andrew Foster
Dates Saturday, October 16, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We'll leave campus on Saturday and head out to Santa Barbara, where we'll do a moderate day hike and head to our beach campsite for some deep chilling, swimming, surfing. We'll leave early...

Wisdom. Courage. Gore-Tex. Paradise Valley.
Destination Paradise Valley
Leader Will Hummel
Dates Saturday, October 16, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Do you like flannel?  if you do, this isn't the trip for you.  If you prefer breathable, waterproof, porous polytetrafluoroethylene (the chemical constituent of Teflon) with a micro-structure ch...

Big Surrr
Destination Big Sur, duh
Leader Andrew Foster
Dates Saturday, October 16, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We're going to Big Sur, the most awesome and most beautiful stretch of coast in California! We've got reservations at Pfeiffer State Park campground, which you can learn about in this hilarous...

Hella'copter Surfing
Destination San Onofre
Leader Abe McKay
Dates Saturday, October 16, 2010 to Monday, October 18, 2010
We'll copter out to the San Onofre shore, drop from the blade machine and surf some gnar-gnar waves, go sleep in a tent, wake up and repeat. 8 people, 4 surfboards, 2 nights, 1 love. People with h...

Big Sur - Fall Break
Destination Big Sur State Park
Leader Paul Rosiak
Dates Saturday, October 16, 2010 to Monday, October 18, 2010

Ansel Adams
Destination Thousand Island Lake
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Saturday, October 16, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  This is very pretty. If you want to go here, then sign up for the trip. We'll start at the Rush Creek Trailhead at Silver Lake, hike 8 miles to Thousand Island Lake, and probably camp there for...

Joshua Tree Fall Break
Destination
Leader Megan farrell
Dates Saturday, October 16, 2010 to Monday, October 18, 2010
This is  tentative trip for those who just want to get away for the weekend. first thing to know, Jaron Abelsohn is leading this trip. His information is jabelsohn11@cmc.edu, and phone number at 5413...

Who's the King?
Destination King's Canyon
Leader Kellyann Murphy
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Monday, October 18, 2010
We're going to King's Canyon near Sequoia. We'll stay at a campsite and do day hikes from the nearby trailheads. It will be cool during the day (high 57) and cold at night so bring warm cl...

Rae Lakes
Destination Kings Canyon
Leader Dennis Zihao Song
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Length 42 miles; Altitude 7000ft to 11000ft. It's a high country with amazing meadows and alpine lakes.

Backpacking in Big Sur
Destination Ventana Wilderness
Leader Nicole Holsted
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We're going to hit up the Pine Ridge Trail and Sykes Hot Springs.  It's about 10 miles to the springs, but we'll probably go 5 miles past them and then turn around to go back for a total ...

Kings Canyon Backpack Y'all
Destination Kings Canyon Nat'l Park
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We will be heading up to Kings Canyon National Park for an easy backpack into the wilderness.  Escape from the cars and cities and enjoy a few nights under the stars.  We will backpack in around 6-8...

Red Rocks
Destination Red Rocks NV
Leader Cassandra Gamm
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Sunday, October 17, 2010
We're heading out to Red Rocks, just outside Vegas, to climb for 2 days. The plan: leave Friday night, Climb Saturday and Sunday, potentially explore Vegas, and return Sunday night.   Should be ...

One if by Land, Two if by Zion
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Nicholas Tyack
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We will leave campus Friday and spend that night at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, approximately 5 of the 7 driving hours to Zion. On Saturday, we will drive to Zion and then hike in along the N...

Bryce Canyon Fall Break Trip
Destination Bryce Canyon, Utah
Leader Brian Clark
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Monday, October 18, 2010
This trip is to Bryce Canyon NP in Utah. We will also be going to Capitol Reef NP for one day. This trip is for everyone, but keep in the mind some of the hikes will be 6-8 hours and be somewhat stren...

Owens Peak Wilderness Backpack
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Sunday, October 17, 2010
This ultralight backpacking trip visits the southernmost major granitic peaks in the Sierra Nevada west of Ridgecrest.  From Walker Pass, hike north on the Pacific Crest T...

Twin Lakes Adventure!
Destination Sequoia National Park
Leader Amber Datta
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Monday, October 18, 2010
This is a moderate backpacking trip for any who are willing to do some climbing to reach some fabulous mountain vistas and lakes. Our first night will be spent at a roadside campground near the trailh...

The Trekking Continues...
Destination Zion Nat. Park
Leader Lena Connor
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We're going to ZIOOOOOOOOONNNNN to see all the pretty rocks. We will be backpacking with loaded packs and there will be intense hiking, probably 10+ miles a day, so this ain't no pleasure trip...

ZZZZzzzzzZZZzzion
Destination ZION
Leader Megan farrell
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Promise this trip won't put you to sleep We will be departing Friday morning (BEFORE 12) and heading east.        We will be mostly car camping but also be prepared for a night or two in the b...

Get Syked! (Sykes Hot Springs & Big Sur)
Destination Big Sur
Leader Kristen Lindbergh
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Monday, October 18, 2010
 We'll leave on Friday at 3:15 and drive up to Big Sur. We'll be car camping the first night, then Saturday morning we'll hike in ~5 miles. On Sunday we'll hike to the BEAUTIFUL Sykes...

Things That Rhyme With "Tall Lake in Lion"
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Rose Comaduran
Dates Friday, October 15, 2010 to Tuesday, October 19, 2010
FALL BREAK IN ZION!!! It looks like this:    It will be awesome.    We will repel down some insane waterfalls in a canyon, like this:  We will go on hikes. Angel's Landing. It looks like thi...

HOT WATER
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Nicholas Murphy
Dates Saturday, October 09, 2010 to Saturday, October 09, 2010
We are going to go to Deep Creek Hot Springs.  It is a really nice place with some hot springs and a cool river running nearby.  It is about a 2 mile hike in that can get pretty steep so wear approp...

Alley Cat
Destination 5-Cs
Leader Sylvie Froncek
Dates Saturday, October 09, 2010 to Saturday, October 09, 2010
The Green Bike Program is hosting an Alley Cat. What's an alley cat? It's a scavenger hunt on bikes through the 5-Cs. Everyone is welcome to play. You must be in teams of two and you have to h...

Bug-Catching at Evey Canyon
Destination Evie Canyon
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Saturday, October 02, 2010 to Saturday, October 02, 2010
A day of insect-catching at Evie Canyon! bring your butterfly nets, magnifying glasses, and bug jars for a day of insect glory! 

Mountain Mondays
Destination Three T's Trail
Leader Jennifer Schmidt
Dates Friday, October 01, 2010 to Friday, October 01, 2010
The second in what will hopefully be a many-part series of Monday mountain adventures. This is not for the faint of heart- a 15+-mile, steep climb that hits three peaks in one day. Great challenges, g...

RADICAL REELS FILM TOUR!!!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL/DeltaH, SOAP, POA, San Gorgonio Wilderness Assoc.
Date Thursday, September 30, 2010
This is a super badass film festival to start off the school year with. I've been to this 5 years in a row now, and I can attest that it is epic. They show a series of 10 films and a multitude of ...

OTL Shin-Dig: LEARN SOME KNOTS AND HOW TO RAPEL
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Learn some basic climbing knots, eat a bit of food, and learn how to rapel and belay repellers from below! More skills can be taught upon request, time permitting.   FMI, email Matthew Phillips at m...

Bridge to Nowhere, again
Destination San Gabriel RIver, East Fork
Leader Rose Comaduran
Dates Saturday, September 25, 2010 to Saturday, September 25, 2010
So you wanted to embark on the awesome, legendary, iconic SoCal hike to the Bridge to Nowhere, but you missed the trip on Saturday?  No problem, we're going again!  We will meet for continental ...

Point Dume. Friday Beach Chillin. Thai.
Destination Point Dume
Leader Jacob Moe
Dates Friday, September 24, 2010 to Friday, September 24, 2010
We will be heading out for a day of beach, a little north of Malibu. It looks like its going to be beautifully warm, well be bringing a packout and refreshments for snacks by the pacific. Its a drive ...

Adventures on the PCT
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Thursday, September 23, 2010 to Sunday, September 26, 2010
I am signed on to write a new book with Wilderness Press titled Day & Section Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California.  I will be scouting 1-2 trips / month this year and would welcom...

Mount Baldy to Wrightwood
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, September 19, 2010 to Sunday, September 19, 2010
I am signed on to write a new book with Wilderness Press titled Day & Section Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California.  I will be scouting 1-2 trips / month this year and would welcome ...

Bridge to Nowhere
Destination Bridge to Nowhere
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Saturday, September 18, 2010 to Saturday, September 18, 2010
"The trek to the old bridge is in the same league as the climb up Old Baldy—an obligatory experience for L.A.-area hikers." The Bridge to Nowhere is all that remains of man's attempt to tame th...

INFO: Mt. Baldy / Redhook California Duathlon
Destination **INFO ONLY**
Leader Micah Berman
Dates Saturday, September 18, 2010 to Saturday, September 18, 2010
This is informational only - I'm not leading this trip! If you are an OTL leader (or even if you're not) gather some friends and make it happen. Quoting from the flyer we got whilst Speedo Hi...

Sierra Car Camping
Destination Mammoth Lakes, CA
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Friday, September 17, 2010 to Sunday, September 19, 2010
2 nights of car camping & hiking around the Mammoth/June Lake region. Night time temps will be cold (about 30 degrees), so be sure to bring a warm sleeping bag. 

Last Minute Soak at Deep Creek
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Matthew Phillips
Dates Friday, September 17, 2010 to Friday, September 17, 2010
This trip is for all of those who didn't get to go on the last trip, or who want to go again, or who just need to get away for the day.  The leader for the trip is Jaron Abelsohn: Phone number: 5...

Creek Walkin
Destination San Bernardino National Forest
Leader howie vogt
Dates Friday, September 17, 2010 to Friday, September 17, 2010
so were goin on a little creekwalk and there should be two spots for swimming.  the hike up is gonna be hot and there be some noticable elevation gain but the walk down will be a nice relaxing time....

OTL Advanced Leader Training
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Thursday, September 16, 2010
This is advanced leader training. If you have extensive outdoor experience and want to more fully participate with OTL to take advantage of the benefits of being an OTL leader, then this is for you! ...

A day at the Hot Springs!
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Kristen Lindbergh
Dates Saturday, September 11, 2010 to Saturday, September 11, 2010
Deep creek hot springs are beautiful hot springs about an hour and a half north-east of campus. We'll leave campus around 10 AM, hike in to the hot springs and hang out for a few hours. When we...

Leader Training!
Destination mystery location of wonderz
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Saturday, September 11, 2010 to Sunday, September 12, 2010
Get trained to be an OTL leader! perks include: being able to lead trips, getting the skinny on all the OTL secrets, learning how to get hooked up with sweet deals, looking realllll good, suddenly inc...

Hangar 18 Climbapalooza
Destination Hangar 18
Leader Jack Morris
Dates Friday, September 10, 2010 to Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A ton of us just bought super discounted Hangar 18 memberships and I know we all want to put them to good use. I am trying to get a regular trip going out to Hangar every so often (maybe once a week, ...

beach bums
Destination some beach, somewhere
Leader Cameron Windham
Dates Friday, September 10, 2010 to Friday, September 10, 2010
let's go to the beach for the afternoon. we can decide which beach when we meet, but i was thinking maybe somewhere up past mailbu. eat lunch before and grab some food from the dining hall to brin...

we'll be leavin' in the fall…for big sur!
Destination henry miller library
Leader Justine Selsing
Dates Friday, September 10, 2010 to Sunday, September 12, 2010
We'll drive up to Big Sur on Friday evening, staying at Ponderosa campground for one night. We'll leave the next morning as early as possible to get one of the first-come-first-served campsite...

FIRST OTL SHINDIG this coming Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 7
Sponsoring Organization On The Loose
Date Monday, September 06, 2010
To one and all, the school year has started, which means... It's time for OTL!!!!!!!!   We will be having our first shindig this coming Tuesday at Walker Lounge (near Frary fountain, just ask if ...

Disneyland Half Marathon
Destination Disneyland
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Saturday, September 04, 2010 to Sunday, September 05, 2010
I'm headed to Disneyland for their half marathon. We're heading to Disneyland on Saturday to sign in and pick up the race packet. We'll then stay overnight close to the start of the race s...

4th ANNUAL MT. BALDY SPEEDO HIKE
Destination Mount Baldy
Leader Zak Feldman
Dates Saturday, September 04, 2010 to Saturday, September 04, 2010
Prepare to come in your Speedo. It's back. The most important OTL trip of the year. Where? Mt. Baldy. When? THIS SATURDAY!!! Why?Destiny. This is a 8 to 12 mile roundtrip dayhike where all men are...

Cliff Diving!
Destination Hermit Falls in Arcadia
Leader Emilio Medina
Dates Friday, September 03, 2010 to Friday, September 03, 2010
Come jump off cliffs (and into water) this Friday at Hermit Falls! With a rating of 4.5 (out of 5) stars averaged using compiled data from 13 reviews (yelp.com), hermit falls is a destination for kin...

The land of cheese!
Destination The Moon!
Leader Matthew Phillips
Dates Wednesday, August 25, 2010 to Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This is a test. But there really is a trip going to the moon.

Loungin in the Bu
Destination Malibu Creek State Park
Leader Will Pitkin
Dates Saturday, May 08, 2010 to Saturday, May 08, 2010
Moderate day-hike in Malibu Creek State Park, maybe see like some rivers and some like trees or something, climb up a mountain, deep chillin (it is the Bu after all), capped off by a romantic sunset w...

Anza Borrego
Destination
Leader Joey Isenstadt
Dates Friday, May 07, 2010 to Sunday, May 09, 2010
Gonna leave here probably late-ish Friday (if there's enough people and a driver, one car can leave earlier), car camp Friday and Saturday night, leave Sunday morning. It'll be fun. I'll p...

Yes Sur
Destination Big Sur (!)
Leader Micah Berman
Dates Wednesday, May 05, 2010 to Saturday, May 08, 2010
Update 5/3/10: We've cruised a ways down the waitlist, but finally got a group of folks that can make it :) Packout request has been submitted to Pitzer. Yeah, baby.  ---- A quick reading-days j...

Get out of this one-horse town...
Destination Montaña de Oro State Park
Leader Nick Clute-Reinig
Dates Wednesday, May 05, 2010 to Friday, May 07, 2010
I believe that Henry David Thoreau once said, "Reading Days should not be spent studying on campus." I've taken this completely accurately attributed quote to heart and planned out a kick-ass trip...

OC Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 5K
Destination Newport Beach
Leader Jake Harder
Dates Sunday, May 02, 2010 to Sunday, May 02, 2010
Come join the 5C Marathon club to run in the Orange County Marathon, 1/2 marathon, or 5K!  A beautiful route and with awesome people!  

Big Sunday Mill Creek Clean-Up
Destination Mill Creek, Chino
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Saturday, May 01, 2010 to Sunday, May 02, 2010
Mobilize!   We all benefit from the beauty of nature and the goods, like Water, that it provides. Now's a time to give back. Big Sunday and the Inland Empire Waterkeeper will team up on May 1st ...

Willett rock your world? HELL YEA IT WILL!
Destination Sespe River and Willett Hot Springs
Leader Frances Nan
Dates Friday, April 30, 2010 to Sunday, May 02, 2010
Stressed about finals? Want to get out of Claremont the weekend before Reading Days? Sure you do.   Here's the master plan: - We'll be leaving Friday after lunch, driving 2.5 hours to Los Pad...

Late April Mammoth Powder
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 29, 2010 to Sunday, May 02, 2010
Mammoth is set to receive another series of storms so I'm heading up again. The plan is to leave Thursday afternoon, ski Friday-Sunday and leave Sunday night.   We'll either be sleeping on a ...

Freedom Riders MTB Film Screening
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Come see Freedom Riders, the latest release from KGB Productions.  This film follows the story of a group of renegade downhill bikers building illegal trails on park lands, and teh eventual evolution...

Picnic Lunch in Johnson's Pasture
Destination
Leader Joanna Ladd
Dates Saturday, April 24, 2010 to Saturday, April 24, 2010
Celebrate the end of Earth Week with a picnic in the park!  We'll be taking the Sagecoach to Johnson's Pasture, a 183-acre preserve 10 minutes away from campus.  (You're also encouraged ...

brie? tennessee? bourgeoisie? insanity plea? .. JOSHUA TREE!!!
Destination J Tree
Leader Miriam Shiffman
Dates Saturday, April 24, 2010 to Sunday, April 25, 2010
Spend a night in Joshua Tree under the stars! We'll hike in a few miles, camp, and hike out the next morning.  Priority goes to people with cars

I'll admit, it's a bit ridiculous...
Destination J Tree
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Saturday, April 24, 2010 to Saturday, April 24, 2010
a. How much I go climbing and  b. How many trips are going to J Tree this weekend. But nevertheless, I'm going climbing in J Tree on Saturday and obviously need some people to go with because cli...

easy baldy day hike (saturday)
Destination baldy
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Saturday, April 24, 2010 to Saturday, April 24, 2010
Baldy day hike! 10:30 am to about 3 pm, a trail about 3-5 miles long possibly a venture into the snow to play? FMI sign up! number of people depends on how many cars available

JTree
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Alex Garver
Dates Friday, April 23, 2010 to Saturday, April 24, 2010
We will leave late afternoon on Friday and return Saturday evening. Saturday will be spent hiking and bouldering. It will be fun!

Joshua Tree Overnight
Destination see "Trip Name"
Leader John Thomason
Dates Friday, April 23, 2010 to Saturday, April 24, 2010
We will be departing from campus at approximately noon on Friday, spend the afternoon hiking in the park (perhaps the Lost Palms Oasis loop), and arriving at our Black Rock campsite before dark.  We ...

Don't believe the Hell and Death Tales
Destination Death Valley
Leader Isabelle Ambler
Dates Friday, April 23, 2010 to Sunday, April 25, 2010
We're heading to Death Valley so prepare yourselves for a landscape like the face of Mars, intense heat, and a "clothing-optional" oasis. Playing on the dunes, sunrise and sunset gazing, and scram...

And you thought the ski season was over
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Thursday, April 22, 2010 to Sunday, April 25, 2010
Mammoth is expected to get some snow early in the week. We'll head up really early Thursday morning and ski Thursday through Sunday, returning to Claremont late Sunday night.   It's somewhat ...

Help Grace get an internship!
Sponsoring Organization Sierra Club
Date Thursday, April 22, 2010
I'm applying for an internship with the Sierra Club for which I had to make a video and post it on YouTube. Right now they are watching all of the videos, trying to decide who to pick! There is ju...

PLANET EARTH SCREENING and CAMPOUT
Destination Walker Beach!
Leader Joanna Ladd
Dates Tuesday, April 20, 2010 to Wednesday, April 21, 2010
PEAR and CCLA are kicking off Earth Week with a screening of Planet Earth (powered by the Solar Rover!--episode descriptions below) followed by a campout on Walker Beach!  Unplug your appliances and ...

Black Rock Canyon Panorama Loop
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, April 18, 2010 to Sunday, April 18, 2010
Black Rock Canyon, at the western end of Joshua Tree National Park, is known for its lush groves of Joshua trees, yuccas, junipers, and pinyon pines.  This moderate hike takes a 6-mile loop through...

What?!?!...two climbing trips in one weekend?!
Destination J Tree
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Sunday, April 18, 2010 to Sunday, April 18, 2010
Going to J Tree, again, as always. So can't make it on the other trip, come with us!  To be totally honest, this one probably won't be quite as geared toward beginners as the Malibu trip, but...

Beginners' Climbin Trip
Destination Malibu
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Saturday, April 17, 2010 to Saturday, April 17, 2010
Want to learn how to do this?!  Well then come on this trip!   This is a trip for anybody who likes climbing but feels like they need more skills to be the complete badass they want to be. Chase a...

Late Season Baldy Powder
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Tuesday, April 13, 2010 to Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The folks at NOAA are predicting 23 inches of the white, fluffy stuffs to dump on Mt. Baldy in the next two days, so it's looking like Tuesday should be full of powder.   I will most likely not h...

Etiwanda Faaaaalls
Destination
Leader Kuniko Madden
Dates Sunday, April 11, 2010 to Sunday, April 11, 2010
What's crackalackin at Etiwanda Falls!? For the answer to this and other sundry questions, join us for a moderate hike to a beautiful waterfall. We will be back on campus by four.  We only have ...

Sunday Afternoon @ the LA Velodrome
Destination Home Depot Center - Carson, CA
Leader Neal Kemp
Dates Sunday, April 11, 2010 to Sunday, April 11, 2010
   This trip will be a private class at the Home Depot Center where you'll learn to ride the 45 degree bank of the velodrome.  This course is geared towards cyclists who've never rode in a ...

More Climbing
Destination J Tree
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Saturday, April 10, 2010 to Saturday, April 10, 2010
Just like every other weekend, I'm going climbing with some people and would love more people to come.  Anyone's welcome, but at a minimum, you need to know how to lead belay.   Email me wit...

Anza to the Borrego
Destination really?
Leader Micah Berman
Dates Friday, April 09, 2010 to Sunday, April 11, 2010
We're headed here:  (that's Anza Borrego Desert State Park, a Member of the California State Parks System *wink*) for a weekend of fun. We're in the mood for a small group adventure, and ...

POSTSPRINGBREAKCESARCHAVEZ SHINDIG
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Spring Break and Cesar Chavez weekend just passed, which probably means that you went somewhere pretty cool, maybe an OTL trip, maybe not, and if you didn't, that's ok too.  Our postspring...

Fried Liver Wash
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, April 04, 2010 to Sunday, April 04, 2010
Fried Liver Wash follows an obscure canyon through the Hexie Mountains in the backcountry of Joshua Tree National Park.  It is reputed to be one of the better places in the park for spring wildflo...

Bikes Not Bombs Charity Ride
Sponsoring Organization POA and OTL and Delta H and SOAP etc.
Date Saturday, April 03, 2010
Bikes Not Bombs is a great organization based out of Jamaica Plains, MA.  Besides running a bike shop that gives technical training to local youths and minorities, they collect bikes from all over th...

Last Minute Marshall Canyon Ride
Destination Claremont Wilderness Park
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Saturday, April 03, 2010 to Saturday, April 03, 2010
Quick ride up to the claremont wilderness park, down marshall canyon into laverne, then back to campus.  Not too challenging, but a fun time for sure.

You Foolin' Me? Nah, I'm Ses'pe(e)!
Destination Sespe Hot Springs
Leader Nell Baldwin
Dates Friday, April 02, 2010 to Sunday, April 04, 2010
I'm going to sespe hot springs, to swim in a hot river, possibley see california condors, walk a bunch. given the spring break adventures had in los padres, we can call this the second attempt. w...

Friday Afternoon Surf/trip to the beach!!!!
Destination Torrance beach or nearby
Leader Daniel McGuinness
Dates Friday, April 02, 2010 to Friday, April 02, 2010
We will be heading to torrance beach most likely and hopefully we should be getting some fading swell in the waist to chest range.  Everyone should come even if you have no surfing experience.  Its ...

Look Death in the Eye
Destination Death Valley
Leader Grace Cowan
Dates Friday, April 02, 2010 to Sunday, April 04, 2010
We will be heading out to Death Valley for some hiking, camping, and some sun. We will be climbing to the top of the highest peak in Death Valley, checking out some hot springs, and whatever else we d...

Big Sur!
Destination Big Sur
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Tuesday, March 30, 2010 to Friday, April 02, 2010
I'm heading up to Big Sur for a 2 night trip. We'll be camping somewhere near the road, as this seems to require the least amount of effort. I expect to spend most of our time discovering beac...

*DATE CHANGE* Third Annual 5-C ASSASSINS Game
Sponsoring Organization On The Loose
Date Monday, March 29, 2010
ASSASSINS is an ongoing live action game, with no physical borders and no designated meeting place, in which the objective is to 'assassinate' other players by following a sipmle set of rules....

Chavez Weekend Climbing
Destination J Tree
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Sunday, March 28, 2010 to Sunday, March 28, 2010
UPDATE: The trip is now set for Sunday.   It looks like Southern California’s “let’s make it beautiful during the week and then have it pour every weekend” cycle is finally over which means t...

Skiing/Snowboarding at Big Bear
Destination Big Bear
Leader Nicola Lew
Dates Saturday, March 27, 2010 to Saturday, March 27, 2010
Can't make it for the Mammoth Cesar Chavez trip or can't get enough of Ski Beach Day? One of the last opportunities to ski/snowboard for this season! We're heading to Big Bear where the co...

Mammoth Reading Days 2.0: Cesar Chavez!!!
Destination Mammoth, CA
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Thursday, March 25, 2010 to Saturday, March 27, 2010
UPDATE (3-9): We still have 10+ spots available on Cesar Chavez, for those of you that aren't interested. TO GUARANTEE yourself a spot on the trip at the $170 rate, please track down and get your ...

Cesar and Joshua - BFFLS!!!!
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Thursday, March 25, 2010 to Friday, March 26, 2010
relax for a night and day easy car camping in the beautiful and infamous joshua tree national park we're going to check out "hidden valley"  get there thursday evening, explore the next day with ...

Lifeguard/CPR certification at Claremont Red Cross
Destination El Roble Middle School Pool/Claremont Red Cross
Leader Nicole Becich
Dates Wednesday, March 24, 2010 to Sunday, March 28, 2010
Hey! I'm driving for four people for each of the five sessions the Claremont Red Cross has to offer from the 24th through 28th in the evenings/all day the 27th and 28th. Cost is $150, but well wor...

Summer Opportunity
Sponsoring Organization HikeYeah
Date Monday, March 22, 2010
Hey there, I graduated from Pomona in 2005. Since then, I've lived in Portland, OR. I run Hike Yeah (www.hikeyeah.com), a podcast and blog that I started in May 2009. Last week I announced a proj...

Red Rocks Rendezvous
Destination Red Rocks, Nevada
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Thursday, March 18, 2010 to Sunday, March 21, 2010
Taking the second half of spring break to do a little climbing!  We'll head out to Red Rocks, just outside Vegas, and climb for 4 days in the hot Nevada sun. We'll be there just in time for t...

Mammoth for Spring Break
Destination Mammoth Lakes, CA
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Tuesday, March 16, 2010 to Saturday, March 20, 2010
Come on SKEEZE’s annual Spring Break trip to Mammoth! Mammoth has had a great snow year, and hopefully the powder days will continue through Spring Break. We’re planning to rent a condo with a...

Mojave Madness!!!!!!!1One
Destination Mojave National Preserve
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Tuesday, March 16, 2010 to Friday, March 19, 2010
PS at the beginning: Dunno if this was clear or not, but we need a car.  We have one, but we need a second to take everyone.  Ask your friends Your two favorite leaders, Christopher "Dirty Hurt-McG...

Cruisin' to Mexico
Destination Catalina, Ensenada, the Big Blue Ocean
Leader Claire Perkins
Dates Monday, March 15, 2010 to Friday, March 19, 2010
We're goin on a cruise to Mexico. Its gonna be awesome. 5 days, 4 nights on a boat. One day at Catalina and one in Ensenada. We'll play on the beach one day- volleyball, snorkling, sunbathing,...

Zion Backpacking Extravaganza!
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Jack Morris
Dates Monday, March 15, 2010 to Sunday, March 21, 2010
Want to get away and head to beautiful Zion National Park for five days of stunnign views and awesome people? Join us backpacking Zion National Park's west rim, a gorgeous and strenous trek throug...

Grand Canyon Alternative!
Destination Grand Canyon
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Monday, March 15, 2010 to Sunday, March 21, 2010
Grand Canyon Hosts Third Annual Alternative Spring Break (Arizona) -- Grand Canyon National Park will host the third annual Alternative Spring Break program sponsored by the Student Conservation As...

Zion? ...Anyone? ...Anyone? ...Bueller?
Destination Kolob Canyon, Snow Canyon, Utah
Leader Nick Clute-Reinig
Dates Sunday, March 14, 2010 to Friday, March 19, 2010
Life moves pretty fast; and if you don't stop and look around every once in a while, you're going to miss it. So, here's the what's up- we're leaving on Sunday morning at some god-...

Spring Break Backpacking
Destination Anza-Borrego
Leader Jessica Barry
Dates Sunday, March 14, 2010 to Friday, March 19, 2010
Anza-Borrego is the largest State Park in California, and is located about 3 hours south of us.  The first day, we'll leave early, get there in the late morning, and hike in until we find a place...

Darwinian Evolution: A Naturally-Selected Survival Hike
Destination Henry W. Coe State Park
Leader Grant Gucinski
Dates Sunday, March 14, 2010 to Saturday, March 20, 2010
Let us return to a time where man and nature were constantly in strife. On Sunday March 14th, we will set out towards the yay-area,  arriving at Henry W. Coe State Park to beat our chests and scoff a...

Spring Break, HikeSnorkelKayak (but not at the same time)
Destination Santa Cruz Island
Leader Kristen Lindbergh
Dates Saturday, March 13, 2010 to Thursday, March 18, 2010
We'll take a ferry out to Santa Cruz Island on Saturday, and spend the first day exploring & setting up camp. Over the next few days we will go on various hikes, snorkel-outings, and one wondrous ...

Baldy Spring Break Appetizer
Destination ...suggestions?
Leader Nicole Becich
Dates Saturday, March 13, 2010 to Saturday, March 13, 2010
Suddenly my Saturday is free before I head off to Zion on Sunday. If anyone's down for a one-day ski/board extravaganza to get fully into the spring break mindset, I'll drive. We'll prob...

Got Buttermilk?
Destination Bishop, CA
Leader Chase Olsson
Dates Friday, March 12, 2010 to Sunday, March 14, 2010
We're going to check out the Buttermilks near Bishop for some of the BEST BOULDERING in southern california.  The pictures speak for themselves:    

Beautiful Baldy
Destination Mt. Baldy Wilderness
Leader Peter Chinman
Dates Friday, March 12, 2010 to Sunday, March 14, 2010
Two nights, three days of galavanting about Mt. Baldy. We will hike, sleep under the stars, and revel in our being.   Current plan is to get driven up to Baldy Friday morning, hike out a few miles, f...

Armillaria ostoyae - Whales, cliffs, trees, and tidepools
Destination The Coast
Leader Liz Duda
Dates Friday, March 12, 2010 to Sunday, March 21, 2010
Road trip up the coast and into Oregon!  Stops may include Big Sur, the Bay Area, Mendecino National Park, Crater Lake, Cape Sebastian, and more! Expect variable weather, long car rides, camp stove ...

Mt. Waterman Opening Day
Destination Mt. Waterman
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, March 12, 2010 to Friday, March 12, 2010
Mt. Waterman is opening for the first time this year. They apparently get the most snow of any SoCal resort, and since no one has skied it yet, there should still be some powder. Also, no one goes to ...

Climbing movies are better than studying for midterms
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Need a break from your pre-Spring Break midterm studying? Then come to OTL’s screening of the Reel Rock Film Tour this Wednesday!!!!  Courtesy of Professor Kwok, we’ve got both the 2008 and 200...

Beach!
Destination Manhattan Beach
Leader Erica Reiss
Dates Sunday, March 07, 2010 to Sunday, March 07, 2010
Want to have fun at the beach?   Cool, so do we.   We will leave around 9 am and go to the beach, eat some delicious foods, etc. and be back on campus at a reasonable hour.  If anyone has a car we...

Baldy Pow Pow
Destination Baldy
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Sunday, March 07, 2010 to Sunday, March 07, 2010
The Camry is booked, so we need a car. Gas will be free for you, so if you have a car that can handle the drive, please sign up. Even though the trip is full, you will get priority.   Baldy is suppos...

Speedo Hike to Hot Springs!
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs, San Bernardino National Forest
Leader Emilio Medina
Dates Saturday, March 06, 2010 to Saturday, March 06, 2010
We're going to be going for a day trip to deep creek hot springs which is about 1.5 hours from campus. The plan is to hike 7 miles to the hot springs (in swimsuits- speedos preferred), spend somet...

Learn to Ski or Board at Big Bear!
Destination Big Bear
Leader Dane Brodke
Dates Saturday, March 06, 2010 to Saturday, March 06, 2010
Ever wanted to know what it feels like to strap some slick fiberglass to your feet and shred the gnar on some fluffy white powpow? Matt Stjernholm, Dylan Howell, and Dane Brodke are going to teach you...

Mountain Biking!
Destination
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Friday, March 05, 2010 to Friday, March 05, 2010
So we'll be headed out to go do some seriously fun mountain biking on Friday away from the Claremont Area.  Weather permitting, we'll be headed out to Aliso Viejo so we'll have a wide ran...

FriDáy! SüRFING!
Destination Huntington Beach or nearby
Leader Will Hunckler
Dates Friday, March 05, 2010 to Friday, March 05, 2010
Want to make the ocean your bitch? YOU DO? then you should totally go surfing with me and Dan. Be prepared to shred some gnar. It's like snowboarding with Poseidon.   Expect cold-ish water and m...

REI Used Gear Sale
Sponsoring Organization umm...REI, me??
Date Saturday, February 27, 2010
CHRISTMAS IN FEBRUARY!!!!  aka an REI used gear sale!!!!!   In case you've never experienced the wonders of one of these before, this is basically when REI takes very lightly used (like all but ...

El Roble Garden Work Day!
Destination El Roble Middle School
Leader Grace Vermeer
Dates Saturday, February 27, 2010 to Saturday, February 27, 2010
El Roble Middle School is working to build a community garden on their property. A group of us went a few weeks ago and it was a blast -- and they really could use our help again! This is  a great ch...

2. Looking Good
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Saturday, February 27, 2010
1. Going Big 2. Looking Good 3. Getting Hooked Up 4. Cutting Corners 5. Safety 6. Fighting the Man 7. Shark Week   NEW T-SHIRTS!!! Come by the gear room to check 'em out, and order your own. pi...

DEATH VALLEY
Destination the desert
Leader Emilio Medina
Dates Friday, February 26, 2010 to Sunday, February 28, 2010
We're going to be doing some strenuous backpacking in the back country. We will be back sunday by dinner. As for weather: lows are in the 50s and highs are at 70. There is a slight chance of rai...

Mammoth Powder!
Destination Mammoth
Leader Brian Shain
Dates Friday, February 26, 2010 to Sunday, February 28, 2010
If you have a car with 4WD or chains and it can carry a few pairs of skis, the lodging and gas will be completely FREE for you. Also, if you have a Camry, I have chains, so that would also work. All y...

BARE AS YOU DARE BICYCLE RIDE
Destination
Leader Eric Stahl-David
Dates Friday, February 26, 2010 to Friday, February 26, 2010
This is the 3rd BARE AS YOU DARE BIKE RIDE, each have been abour 30 people, we want it bigger!  IT IS bare as you dare, so speedos, thongs, costumes, ...etc(you know)!  We will be riding from the mo...

BIG BEAR.
Destination ....
Leader Jacob Moe
Dates Friday, February 26, 2010 to Sunday, February 28, 2010
Be prepared for a weekend involving shredding powder, hot cocoa and good times. We ski two days at Big Bear and are staying at a Condo there. You only need to bring ski equipment (or rent), and money ...

Friday afternoon surf
Destination the beach
Leader Daniel McGuinness
Dates Friday, February 26, 2010 to Friday, February 26, 2010
We are probably going to be surfing somewhere in either huntington beach or elsewhere depending on the conditions.  Should be a good time.

Frozen Trekking
Destination Yosemite National Park
Leader Lena Connor
Dates Friday, February 26, 2010 to Sunday, February 28, 2010
We're going backpacking for 3 nights and 2 days in the Yosemite Valley area. We'll get back on Sunday night. It will be intense hiking and snowshoeing and pretty fucking cold. Be prepared to c...

Avalanche Course Level I
Destination Bishop, CA
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Friday, February 26, 2010 to Sunday, February 28, 2010
DISCLAIMER: I am not leading this trip.  I am posting it so leaders might know about this amazing opportunity and take initiative to set up the trip.  Come by the gear room and we'll help you so...

Spring Break Planning Shindig
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Spring Break is pretty much 3 weeks away!  Whoa!  That means that if you want to do something hecca/mega/uber/totes radical for spring break, which is, by implication, an OTL trip, then you should c...

Leader Training
Destination Anza Borrego!!
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Saturday, February 20, 2010 to Sunday, February 21, 2010
Annnnd we're off!  To Anza Borrego!  Days will be in the 70s with nights not going below 45.  Wahoo! Trusty instructors/knowledge-passer-downers on board: Tristan "facial hair" Roberts Matt "ba...

Let's Go Touch The Butte
Destination Saddleback Butte State Park
Leader Grace Cowan
Dates Saturday, February 20, 2010 to Sunday, February 21, 2010
Just on the other side of the mountains is a great state park with wonderful dayhikes! We'll be heading out Saturday morning and driving over to Lancaster where we will pick up some In-N-Out (brin...

One Day Learn to Snow Shoe ADVENTURE
Destination San Bernardino National Forest
Leader Alexandra Gutowski
Dates Friday, February 19, 2010 to Friday, February 19, 2010
  You get to put these on your feet!   We plan to spend one day learning how to snow shoe in the San Bernardino National Forest (about an hour away). We are trying beginning trails and don't e...

A Cheaper Avy Alternative
Destination Claremont/Baldy
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Tuesday, February 16, 2010 to Sunday, February 21, 2010
DISCLAIMER: I am not leading this trip.  I am posting it so leaders might know about this amazing opportunity and take initiative to set up the trip.  Come by the gear room and we'll help you so...

3. Getting Hooked Up
Sponsoring Organization so many
Date Saturday, February 13, 2010
$$$ Nature   OTL receives information every year about summer jobs that will keep you outside. If you're looking, let us know and we can give you lists of camps to keep you occupied.   also ...

J-Tree Saturday Excursion
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Alex Garver
Dates Saturday, February 13, 2010 to Saturday, February 13, 2010
Trip details updated! Please read! Joshua Tree temps are in the 40-70's, so bring layers. We will be arriving at J-tree around 11:30 and people are free to chill at a desert oasis or hike one o...

WFR Recert
Destination Santa Cruz, CA
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Friday, February 12, 2010 to Monday, February 15, 2010
Wanna recertify your Wilderness First Responder? I'm thinking about heading up to Santa Cruz for the three day recert class.    the thing is, if you're interested you have to pay some money...

Morning Powder
Destination Mount Baldy
Leader Chris Fowler
Dates Thursday, February 11, 2010 to Thursday, February 11, 2010
Brian Shain and I are snagging a Pomona Camry and cruising up to Baldy on Thursday to score some faceshots before heading pack down for my 2:45 class. You're responsible for getting all of the req...

Advanced Leader Training
Destination Walker Lounge/The Farm
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Wednesday, February 10, 2010 to Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Do you have extensive outdoors/camping expereince but are not yet an OTL leader??  Get leader certified the quick and easy way!   Advanced leader training is for folks who have enough outdoor experi...

OTL Shindig 9pm Tuesday Night Walker Lounge
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Tuesday, February 09, 2010
There are some things that are really great.  One of those things is On the Loose, the sort of outdoors club that we all need to keep our sanity within our technical pieces.  Another thing that is g...

Interviews for OA Leaders
Sponsoring Organization OA
Date Monday, February 08, 2010
The Pomona Orientation Adventure program is NOW accepting applications for 2010 trip leaders. If you are a Pomona student returning in the fall and if interested please fill out the online applicatio...

Community Farm Work Day (previously known as Tri-City Farm Work Day - Potluck)
Destination Tri-City Farm (2008 N. Garey Ave) -and- El Roble Middle School (Mountain Ave. at Harrison)
Leader Grace Vermeer
Dates Saturday, February 06, 2010 to Saturday, February 06, 2010
 Basics: Contribute to two great local community gardens and eat good food in Pomona! We'll leave in two groups: biking and driving. First we'll go to El Roble, then leave to go down to Tri-C...

Pomona's Orientation Adventure
Sponsoring Organization Pomona College
Date Monday, February 01, 2010
OA is hiring for the summer of 2010! if you're interested, contact Martin fmi.

J Tree Climbing
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Saturday, January 30, 2010 to Saturday, January 30, 2010
The name says it all.  Catherine and I are going to climb rocks.  You should come.         To be a bit more specific, though, you will probably enjoy this trip most if you’ve climbed out...

Saturday Surfing
Destination Huntington Beach or nearby
Leader Will Hunckler
Dates Saturday, January 30, 2010 to Saturday, January 30, 2010
Day long surf trip to Huntington or another beach nearby. SUPER FUN   Caution: the water is COLD, you'll need a wetsuit.  Our destination will vary with the wave conditions  We can add another...

An Unorganized and Unappealing Ski/Board Trip to Mammoth
Destination Mammoth Lakes, CA
Leader Than Volk
Dates Friday, January 29, 2010 to Sunday, January 31, 2010
Not need for much of an explanation here. Mammoth has snow and it's our job to shred it. Sign-up and I'll e-mail with more info. If you have a car you're willing to drive, please e-mail me...

Marshall Canyon Doubleheader
Destination Marshall Canyon
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Friday, January 29, 2010 to Saturday, January 30, 2010
Biking time motherlickers.  Going to do the same run on 2 different days, because I have people who want to go, but can't all go on the same day, and I like this ride.  More trips to exotic loca...

Powderwhore.... FLAKES!
Destination gear room
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Wednesday, January 27, 2010 to Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Dreaming of Powder?   Before you're next trip up to Baldy or Mammoth, check out the new Telmark Ski Film FLAKES   Directoed by Powderwhore, sponsored by Black Diamond, this film has the mak...

SHINDIG!!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, January 26, 2010
SPRING SEMESTER SHINDIG!!!! we've got NEW trips, T-SHIRTS!!2nd Annual C.M. Memmorial Library Tag, Leader Training, bad-assery, and more stoke for backcountry wanderers.  Come share your stories ...

SWM seeks Truth/Beauty @ Baldy
Destination Mt. Baldy Wilderness
Leader Peter Chinman
Dates Tuesday, December 15, 2009 to Thursday, December 17, 2009
NOTE: Baldy is currently getting dumped on and if there's too much snow I'm going to have to just call this off.   My one and only final is on Monday and I don't fly home til Saturday mo...

Lost Palms Oasis
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, December 13, 2009 to Sunday, December 13, 2009
The Lost Palms Oasis is one of my favorite hikes in Joshua Tree National Park.  Located in the extreme southeast corner of the park beneath the Eagle Mountains, the oasis is hidden in a deep canyon w...

READING DAYS SLIP 'N SLIDE
Destination Walker or Wig Beach TBD
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Thursday, December 10, 2009 to Saturday, December 12, 2009
For those of you not going to mammoth, we're facing some rainy weather during reading days.  Turn this into a positive and let's get a slip 'n slide (adult size) and have a blast in the r...

MAMMOTH READING DAYS, The Legend
Destination Mammoth Lakes, CA
Leader Than Volk
Dates Wednesday, December 09, 2009 to Friday, December 11, 2009
This is THE MAMMOTH READING DAYS that you've all heard about. Join SKEEZE, the 5C ski and snowboard club, for the undisputed biggest and best outdoors trip of the year. We'll pile into cars an...

Vegas Rock n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon
Destination Las Vegas
Leader Jake Harder
Dates Saturday, December 05, 2009 to Sunday, December 06, 2009
Come and run the vegas marathon or half marathon with the marathon club!  We'll camp out together the night before and then run the next morning down the las vegas strip with live rock n' rol...

Death Valley Marathon/Half Marathon/10K
Destination Death Valley
Leader Sabrina Baum
Dates Friday, December 04, 2009 to Saturday, December 05, 2009
An excellent run, no matter which one you choose. Death Valley, though it sounds super intense and there's no reason to tell friends otherwise, is a lovely 50 degrees at this time of year.  The r...

Remote Peaks of Joshua Tree NP
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, November 29, 2009 to Sunday, November 29, 2009
The San Andreas Fault has pushed up a wall called the Little San Bernardino Mountains separating Joshua Tree National Park from the searing desert of the Coachella Valley.  Our Thanksgiving adventure...

Backpacking in Anza-Borrego
Destination Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Leader Jessica Barry
Dates Friday, November 27, 2009 to Sunday, November 29, 2009
We will drive down on Friday, heading for the Yaqui Well Trailhead.  We will hike a few miles on Friday afternoon, then camp.  On Saturday we will hike into Grapevine Canyon, hopefully reaching Stua...

!!!!!OTL Shindig and Global Cheese Extravaganza!
Sponsoring Organization On the Louse, Cheese Club
Date Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Everybody!  Two great things are coming together: the tales of adventure normally associated with the OTL shindig and the cheese of cheese club!  We will be tasting a delicious international selecti...

A Little Walk with Students and Staff
Destination Claremont Wilderness Park
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Saturday, November 21, 2009 to Saturday, November 21, 2009
Let's take a walk...  OTL is about creating community on the 5C's. That includes our wonderful staff as well. Come take a hike with your housekeepers, dining hall staff, and groundskeepers ju...

DVX-DEATH VALLEY EXTREMEEEEE
Destination death valley!
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Friday, November 20, 2009 to Sunday, November 22, 2009
Play in sand dunes and swim in hot springs on saturday! drive there on friday and drive back sunday. I NEED PEOPLE WITH CARS!!! PRIORITY GOES TO PEOPLE WITH CARS!!!!! itd be really good to have an SUV...

Surf Wax America
Destination San Onofre
Leader Nick Clute-Reinig
Dates Friday, November 20, 2009 to Saturday, November 21, 2009
SIGN UP QUICK SO WE CAN GET A PACK-OUT   Thanksgiving break is waaaay too far away. We should probably get out of here sooner. How's this weekend sound? We're getting the hell out of Dodge,...

Overland Summer Jobs
Sponsoring Organization Overland
Date Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Amazing Summer Jobs! Overland Info Session: Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm in the Smith Campus Center room #208 Overland is hiring exceptional college students to lead our summer programs.  We off...

Meteor Shower in J Tree
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Brianna Balke
Dates Tuesday, November 17, 2009 to Wednesday, November 18, 2009
  Awesome stars in the dessert. We'll be back by 11am at the latest on Wednesday.  I own one car.  If someone else has a car, we'll take two loads of people.

Leonid Meteor Shower!
Destination Harper Dry Lake, Barstow, CA
Leader Adam Long
Dates Tuesday, November 17, 2009 to Wednesday, November 18, 2009
11/14/09 Update: Below are driving directions to the lake bed for those of you driving. Feel free to call me if you get lost or can't find us. http://bit.ly/2pTDkG Also, departure times are v...

International Wilderness Leadership School
Destination Walker Lounge
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Tuesday, November 17, 2009 to Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The International Wilderness Leadership School offers awesome courses that combine NOLS outdoors experience with certifications like Wilderness First Responder and Avalanche Saftey.   They go adventu...

THE METEOR SHOWER
Destination Jtree
Leader Jacob Moe
Dates Tuesday, November 17, 2009 to Wednesday, November 18, 2009
You already know.

The Great San Antonio Ridge
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, November 15, 2009 to Sunday, November 15, 2009
The Great San Antonio Ridge joins Mount Baldy to Iron Mountain, the most remote and difficult summit in the San Gabriel Mountains.  This hike begins by ascending Baldy, then follows the rugged cross-...

Climbing in Malibu?
Destination Malibu Creek
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Saturday, November 14, 2009 to Saturday, November 14, 2009
We're planning to spend the day sport climbing at Malibu Creek State Park. For the most part, the routes ascend pocketed limestone, and many are overhanging. The climbs here are not suitable for b...

Thesis Hiking - Bridge to Nowhere & Stanley Miller Mine
Destination East Fork to the Narrows/Mine
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Saturday, November 14, 2009 to Saturday, November 14, 2009
So this is going to be a gorgeous but difficult hike Saturday.  It should run us about 15mi or so total which is why we're getting an early start.  We follow a river/stream, crisscrossing it in ...

Surfinnnn' Birddddd
Destination SB or SD
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Friday, November 13, 2009 to Saturday, November 14, 2009
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word   Let's go surfing!  Plan is, very tentatively, leave Friday afternoon and head to either San Onofre or Carpenteria State Beach (near Santa Barba...

Thesis Hiking - Baldy/Bear Flats
Destination Bear Flats Area
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Friday, November 13, 2009 to Friday, November 13, 2009
I need to hike up along the Bear Canyon trail to do some sampling for thesis, and I'd love to have some hiking buddies.  We'll Just be going out from Baldy Visitor center, up to bear flats, t...

Snowstock f/ TGR's Re:Session
Sponsoring Organization Skeeze
Date Friday, November 13, 2009
THE 8:30 PM SHOWING WILL SELL OUT. BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY. To kick off the 2009-2010 ski season, SKEEZE will be screening Re:Session, a 16mm/HD ski & snowboard film by Teton Gravity Research. The Cla...

He loves rocks, beer, and mustaches.
Destination San Bernardinos by way of Walker Lounge
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Thursday, November 12, 2009 to Thursday, November 12, 2009
"He loves rocks, beer, and mustaches." Meet Bob Gains. He is the man.* He loves rocks, beer, and mustaches...* He is able to get rocks to speak to him across eons of time, as if the rocks were an ol...

Climbing Gear Sale
Sponsoring Organization Alfred Kwok
Date Wednesday, November 11, 2009
All items are in excellent shape and at least 30% off current retail price. All gear (except item 3 and 8) are manufactured by Black Diamond and have been stored in cool, dry locations Package disco...

!!!!OTL SHINDIG THIS COMING TUESDAY!!!!
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Yes, as you may have expected, it will soon be time for the post-fall-break, pre-thanksgiving shindig and Matt Phillips appreciation evening.  The festivities will begin with the recitation of an ins...

J-Tree Classics
Destination J-Tree
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Saturday, November 07, 2009 to Saturday, November 07, 2009
We're heading to J-Tree with the goal of sending as many of the classic routes as possible. Due to the fairly rushed nature of this trip, only sign up if you're comfortable climbing (and hopef...

Craggin' in the beehive state ¡NOT!
Destination JTree, CA
Leader Dane Brodke
Dates Saturday, November 07, 2009 to Saturday, November 07, 2009
So we were gonna go to St. George, but that didn't really jive with the sheer number of midterms, theses, and papers due.  So now we're gonna cram all the sick climbing we would have done the...

WFA!!
Destination Pomona's Hahn building
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Saturday, November 07, 2009 to Sunday, November 08, 2009
TRIP IS FULL.   If you have been confirmed, you will receive emails with more info shortly.  If not - it should be back next fall!

Algodones Dunes- Basically Mars
Destination Dunage
Leader Jacob Moe
Dates Friday, November 06, 2009 to Saturday, November 07, 2009
One night of mayhem in the craziest dunes this nation has to offer; camping one night, and enjoying the blazing landscape the next day. we get back in time for a night of studying on saturday night, d...

Halloween Critical Mass
Destination Intersection of Wilshire and Western, LA
Leader Eric Stahl-David
Dates Friday, October 30, 2009 to Friday, October 30, 2009
this is a very slow party ride in the middle of LA it goes on for about 3-4 hours and costumes are encouraged.  Last time we did not have enough drivers for all participants, but this time we are bri...

OTL SHINDIG THIS COMING TUESDAY
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Tuesday, October 27, 2009
There will be a shindig this coming tuesday, October 27th.  There are three reasons why this shindig will be very important. 1. Shindigs are always very important. They are a great way to meet other ...

Take 2: The Third Annual Mt. Baldy Speedo Hike!
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Than Volk
Dates Saturday, October 24, 2009 to Saturday, October 24, 2009
IF YOU HAVE A CAR AND CAN DRIVE, PLEASE E-MAIL ME ASAP. I'll put a list of drivers together so everyone can hopefully find a driver.  It's back: The best and most important OTL trip of the ye...

Going Nowhere
Destination Bridge to Nowhere
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Saturday, October 24, 2009 to Sunday, October 25, 2009
This is a decent day hike (a little less than 10 miles round trip) to the bridge to nowhere.   In 1936 California tried to build a road connecting the San Gabriel Valley with Wrightwood but their pr...

Bike-In to the Drive In
Destination Mission Tiki Drive In
Leader Eric Stahl-David
Dates Saturday, October 24, 2009 to Saturday, October 24, 2009
This Saturday (Oct 24) the GBP will be hosting a ride to mission tiki drive-in theater to see WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.   Meet at the GBP at 8pm we will leave sharply at 8:30!!!    Tickets are ...

Power Down Camp Out
Destination Walker Beach
Leader Grace Vermeer
Dates Thursday, October 22, 2009 to Friday, October 23, 2009
For Energy Month, PEAR (Pomona for Enivornmental Activism and Responsibility) is sponsoring a camp-out on walker beach! Turn off your lights, unplug your appliances, and come enjoy the night! We'...

Sequoiadendron giganteum
Destination Sequoia National Park
Leader Nicholas Tyack
Dates Saturday, October 17, 2009 to Monday, October 19, 2009
Come on this trip if you're interested in visiting Sequoia National Park, and generally basking in the glory of the world's largest trees. There might be some hiking involved as well. And brin...

OUR HIKING SKILLS ARE BETTER THAN OUR PLANNING SKILLS!!
Destination Ansel Adams Wilderness
Leader Emery Donovan
Dates Saturday, October 17, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
We are excited to spend 3 days backpacking through this scenic landscape. The trip will involve leaving Claremont at noonish on Saturday, arriving around dusk and car camping on Saturday night. We wil...

End of the Diaspora
Destination Zion
Leader Sabrina Baum
Dates Saturday, October 17, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Going to Zion.  It's gonna be a party.  We'll go for as much hiking as we can/want to fit in on the driving days, and hit up the Narrows and Angel's Landing on Sunday and Monday. Prio...

Lakes, Trees, and other Pretty Things
Destination Yosemite - Ansel Adams Wilderness
Leader Zach Stewart
Dates Saturday, October 17, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
While in Claremont it is quite easy to forget that it is fall. We are going to Yosemite to remember what fall is like - leaves falling, beautiful colors, nippy weather... all that good stuff.  We wil...

Of Arches and Rivers and Zion-y Colors!
Destination Zion National Park- Kolob Canyon
Leader Amber Datta
Dates Saturday, October 17, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Dying to go backpacking? Want to go somewhere in Zion that's a little more out of the way than the usual crowd? Then sign up!  We will be heading up to Zion on Saturday morning, bright and early ...

Red Rocks Climbing
Destination Red Rocks, Nevada
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
We will be taking the 4 hour (ish) drive to Red Rocks, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.  We will climb things.  Rocky things.  Red rocky things.  It will be epic. See pictures below for some of ...

Rivers, Rocks, and Canyons
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Join us for a 4-day trip to Zion for fall break! Come if you want to climb Angel’s Landing, hike the Narrows, explore the Subway, and maybe even do some technical canyoneering. We’re planning to...

Truth. Beauty. Flannel. Zion.
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Peter Chinman
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Truth. Beauty. Kerouac. Flannel. Dharma Bums.  Things that rhyme with Zion: hawaiian mountain lion paraguayan     We'll be spending Friday night in the Southwest Desert roughing it in the back...

Fall Break MTB Day Trips
Destination
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Quick, 1 question quiz: When you see this picture , what is the first thought on your mind? Is it: A) Wow, those guys are freakin' dedicated, biking up that paved road on their efficiency machine...

Surfing
Destination San Diego
Leader Christophe
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Sunday, October 18, 2009
I'm hoping to organize a surfing trip for fall break. We would leave on Friday and come back Sunday afternoon. I'm trying to find a beach camping site that is not full yet to stay at, hopefull...

YO! semite Fall Break
Destination Yosemite
Leader Kelsey Sherman
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Backpacking through Yosemite. This trip will be epic, beautiful, larger than life. I'm still trying to decide on the hiking route, but whatever it is, it won't be too strenuous. If you like to...

The Big Ones
Destination Seqouia National
Leader Taylor Wolf
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Big Trees, Big Mountains, Big Sunrises, Big Hiking, Medium sized Lakes We'll summon the spirits of the great sequoias, dance around campfires (faces painted with bear-blood), offer tang libations,...

Jordan Hot Springs!!
Destination Southern Sierra
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
REVISED!!!   We are going to...drumroll please...Jordan Hot Springs!  28.8 mile loop trip, a 5 1/2 hour drive from campus, we will leave Friday at 11:30 from Walker Lounge.  The first night we will...

To Zion Goes I
Destination Zion
Leader Will Brown
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Like many other groups, we will be going to Zion.  I anticipate we'll camp outside the park friday night, then go in and establish ourselves at one of the public campsites on saturday.  We'l...

The Fellowship of the Ring
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Marshall Perryman
Dates Friday, October 16, 2009 to Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I have recently found the one ring in my old LoTR Risk box. Obviously, we must now journey into the heart of Zion national park on route to Rivendale to discover the ring's true power. The journe...

Fall Break Beach Camping
Destination Pismo SB, Big Sur
Leader John Thomason
Dates Thursday, October 15, 2009 to Monday, October 19, 2009
We will be driving up the coast after classes on Thursday and camping at Pismo state beach that evening.  The next day we will drive further and explore Big Sur.  We will camp at walk-up sites in an...

geocaching/walking tour of the BFS!
Sponsoring Organization Students for the BFS
Date Sunday, October 11, 2009
  For all you adventurous folks out there, come and check out the colleges' very own Bernard Field Station (BFS) as you've never seen it before! The BFS is home to a Coastal sagescrub ...

LEADER TRAINING
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Saturday, October 10, 2009 to Sunday, October 11, 2009
OTL LEADER TRAINING IS FOR THOSE WHO LAY IN WAIT FOR THE FEW STARS TO SHINE ABOVE CLAREMONT FOR THOSE WHO YEARN FOR THE MOUNTAINS FOR THOSE WHOSE PULSE JUMPS IN FRONT OF THE TIDES FOR THOSE WHO DES...

Hike Mt Whitney in a Day!!! (aka TRIP NO FUN)
Destination Mt Whitney
Leader Jamie Shannon
Dates Friday, October 09, 2009 to Saturday, October 10, 2009
Think you're bad-ass enough to climb Mt Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states, in one day?!?!  Really?  Because if not, don't come on this trip.  It's going to be hard, very ...

Shabbat Retreat - Everyone is Welcome!
Destination Falcon Group Campsite, Cleveland National Forest
Leader Jacob Heller
Dates Friday, October 09, 2009 to Saturday, October 10, 2009
Want a different shabbat experience for a change?  Enjoy a Jewish retreat in the woods.  The Cleveland National Forest is just a short drive away and promises a nice change of pace!

Claremont MTB Again
Destination Claremont Wilderness Park
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Sunday, October 04, 2009 to Sunday, October 04, 2009
I've got a confession to make folks.  I'm addicted to biking.  Like, heroin levels of addiction.  And dammit, if I'm not jonesing, bad, to get my feet on the pedals and tires back in th...

Sugarloaf Mountain
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, October 04, 2009 to Sunday, October 04, 2009
Sugarloaf Mountain, 9952', is the highest peak in the San Bernardino Mountains outside of the San Gorgonio Wilderness.  It features terrific views of Big Bear Lake and San Gorgonio, along with ma...

JTree by full moon
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Joey Isenstadt
Dates Friday, October 02, 2009 to Saturday, October 03, 2009
The desert of Joshua Tree, made internationally famous by the album of the same name by 1970’s Swedish pop supergoup U2, is often referred to as the last frontier of the Inland Empire. Society (if...

Surfing Newport Beach!
Destination Newport Beach
Leader Chase Olsson
Dates Friday, October 02, 2009 to Friday, October 02, 2009
We're gonna try and hit up Newport Beach for a good few hours of surfing fun and then be back in time for dinner.  This trip is for experienced surfers only, you need to bring your own board!  O...

POSTPONED: The Third Annual Mt. Baldy Speedo Hike
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Than Volk
Dates Saturday, September 26, 2009 to Saturday, September 26, 2009
SPEEDO HIKE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL ANGELES NATION FOREST DECIDES TO REOPEN (FROM FIRE CLOSURES).  UPDATE: 9/24...1:30 PM  Funny story... ALL of Angeles National Forest STILL closed due to the S...

September Critical Mass
Destination Los Angeles
Leader Eric Stahl-David
Dates Friday, September 25, 2009 to Friday, September 25, 2009
Critical mass is a bicycle ride that happens in major cities around the world.  Basically a bunch of cyclists meet up and take over the street.  This is a slow ride, but it is kind of long, so you d...

BARE AS YOU DARE Bicycle Ride
Destination Los Angeles
Leader Eric Stahl-David
Dates Thursday, September 24, 2009 to Thursday, September 24, 2009
The 2nd annual Bare as You Dare Bicycle Ride Thursday  -6pm meet at the Pitzer fountain for a body painting session                  -7pm ride around the campuses and Claremont ...

Advanced Leader Training!
Destination Walker Lounge
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Wednesday, September 23, 2009 to Wednesday, September 23, 2009
ADVANCED LEADER TRAINING!   You should do this if you 1. Love On-The-Loose and want to lead trips 2. Want to meet cool cats 3. Wanna get hooked up 4. Enjoy the spirit of the mountains and the sea 5....

OTL SHINDIG THIS COMING TUESDAY
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Yo Homiez,  So the first shindig happened.  And it was great.  People talked about being naked and learned about the gear room.  This one will be similar, but even more fun.  It is a well documen...

weekend in the sierras
Destination Bishop Pass, Inyo
Leader Cameron Windham
Dates Friday, September 18, 2009 to Sunday, September 20, 2009
laidback backpacking in the sierras. mileage will be light, the itinary open, and hearts will be warm. books may come, but stress may not. this is a sub-free trip.

Pitzer Climbing Wall!
Sponsoring Organization Gold Student Center, PZ
Date Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Pitzer's Lindseth Climbing Wall is reopening this week!! The hours are: Tuesday  5:00pm-9:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm-8:00pm Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm Sunday 4:00pm-6:00pm Everyone is welcome to c...

Weekend Mountain Biking
Destination Claremont Wilderness Park
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Sunday, September 13, 2009 to Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time to get back on the pedals and out in the dirt.  We'll bike up to claremont wilderness park from campus, then depending on how we're feeling we may descend marshall canyon's single tr...

On-The-Loose SHINDIG!!!!
Sponsoring Organization On-The-Loose
Date Tuesday, September 08, 2009
FIRST SHINDIG OF THE YEAR!!! Welcome to On-The-Loose, the 5C Outdoors Club. We pay for and host wilderness adventures from mountain to sea.  Come meet and great other woodsmen and fishies, hear abou...

WFR Summer Break Style!
Sponsoring Organization NOLS ish
Date Tuesday, May 19, 2009
ATTENTION PEOPLE FROM THE MIDWEST! So I'm getting my WFR this summer at Iowa City! I'm leaving May 19th to drive down from chicago, so if you wanna go, I'd totally drive down with ya. To ...

Yosemite for senior week
Destination yosemite national park
Leader Josh Gardner
Dates Saturday, May 09, 2009 to Wednesday, May 13, 2009
You’ve been in southern California for four years, so why spend another week here during senior week?  Why not get the most out of California while you’re still here and see the best it has t...

You know you won't actually study the 1st day of reading days...
Destination Horse Flats
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Friday, May 08, 2009 to Friday, May 08, 2009
NOTE: Trip has been changed from thursday to friday!!  also, we're leaving at 9 now, not 10. --------------------------------------------------------------------  So you missed Olga’s trip to...

Calm Before the Storm
Destination Joshua Tree campgrounds
Leader Sam Gordon
Dates Thursday, May 07, 2009 to Friday, May 08, 2009
24 hours of relaxation in the middle of the desert: no books, no laptops, no papers, just people and nature. We'll try to arrive by noon on Thursday, spend the day rock scrambling, hiking, relaxi...

J Tree For A Day
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Sunday, May 03, 2009 to Sunday, May 03, 2009
I am going to bring a couple of crash pads, but you may do with this day whatever you please!  Climb, walk around, read in the sun, doze in the shade!  Do them all!  Yes, we will be leaving on the ...

Super Long Run (Marathon!)
Destination Newport
Leader Adrienne Marshall
Dates Saturday, May 02, 2009 to Sunday, May 03, 2009
We're running the OC marathon and half marathon! If you like running really slowly (or even not so slowly) for a really long time, you should come join! You need to register on the marathon's ...

BREATHE in Joshua Tree
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Cristina Masurat
Dates Sunday, April 26, 2009 to Sunday, April 26, 2009
Chances are you need to TAKE A DEEP BREATH and CHILL right about now. I know I do. I'm day dreaming of an ULTRA CHILL DAY in Joshua Tree.   The point of this trip will be for everyone to unwind...

Joshua Tree- Jabberwockys!!!
Destination Desert Oasis in Joshua Tree and Skull Rock
Leader Sylvie Froncek
Dates Saturday, April 18, 2009 to Saturday, April 18, 2009
We will be doing some hiking and/or rock climbing in Joshua Tree on Saturday. The plans are flexible, we just wanna be outside! There is a good chance that the group will split up and some ppl will st...

Camping - Point Mugu State Park
Destination Point Mugu SP
Leader John Thomason
Dates Saturday, April 18, 2009 to Sunday, April 19, 2009
Will and I have a campsite for seven reserved.  We have no strict itinerary and are simply looking to relax and explore.  If you sign up, you should be ready for anything (within the parameters of r...

Death Valley Extreme V
Destination Eureka Dunes, Saline Valley
Leader Kathryn Leonnig
Dates Friday, April 17, 2009 to Sunday, April 19, 2009
Unfortunately Death Valley Extreme V was canceled last minute, so I am re-posting the trip for next weekend. If you would like to co-lead this trip and/or are a Pomona-certified driver, I would love y...

My, You're Big, Sir!
Destination Big Sur, California
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Saturday, April 11, 2009 to Sunday, April 12, 2009
We're gonna drive up to Big Sur on Saturday, hike a suggested trail possibly going to the beach. Good chance to relax and have a change of scenery while doing chem. head back sunday noonish. we ...

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND CONCERT
Destination West Hollywood
Leader Olga Loraine Kofman
Dates Thursday, April 09, 2009 to Thursday, April 09, 2009
Yonder Mountain String BandHouse of Blues Sunset StripHollywood, CA Thu, Apr 9, 2009 08:00 PM     Yes!!! Join the group and lets contact the various concert-promoting clubs on campus. And then we ...

Sunset Peak Hike
Sponsoring Organization Kevin Burke
Date Sunday, April 05, 2009
We are hiking to Sunset Peak, following the trail here. The views look fantastic. We'll leave at 10:30 AM, make a quick stop to pick up picnic supplies and then hit the trail. I have room for four...

Hikin' and Such
Destination Kings Canyon NP
Leader Olga Loraine Kofman
Dates Saturday, April 04, 2009 to Sunday, April 05, 2009
     f you're ready for glorious sights like the above, lets go backpacking for a weeked. :) We're going to drive into South Fork Trail which is at 3500 ft, so not too much crazy driving, a...

Salt Creek?
Destination Salt Creek
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Friday, April 03, 2009 to Friday, April 03, 2009
Surfing at Salt Creek... it supposedly takes a south wind well.  I have only surfed their once and it sucked, so we'll see how it goes.

Orienteering at O'Neill Park
Sponsoring Organization
Date Sunday, March 29, 2009
If any one is interested in an orienteering event, this Sunday, contact me and we can drive down together.  nfreund@kgi.eduHalf to full day trip as I would love to check out the mountain range it’...

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
Destination Hahn 101
Leader Kristina McOmber
Dates Saturday, March 28, 2009 to Sunday, March 29, 2009
Wilderness First Aid Course!!! Probably the most important course you could take at the 5Cs. You will be OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED!!!Remember that one hiking trip when your friend twisted her ankle/impaled...

Cesar Chavez Bouldering
Destination Horse Flats
Leader Olga Loraine Kofman
Dates Saturday, March 28, 2009 to Saturday, March 28, 2009
Lets do some of this:   :)  Bouldering at Horse Flats--super close, super fun, we're going to have multiple crash pads and be back in time for dinner. Just a day of good outdoorsyness, is all!...

A Last minute adventure
Destination Deep Creek Hotsprings
Leader David Fetter
Dates Friday, March 27, 2009 to Saturday, March 28, 2009
A low key and mildly planned trip to deep creek hotsprings. We hike 4 ish miles in camp, hotsprings, leave in the morning. We should be on campus early afternoon on saturday.   As per usual drivers g...

Carlsbad Badass Trip
Destination Carlsbad Beach
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Friday, March 27, 2009 to Saturday, March 28, 2009
Beach camping at South Carlsbad State Beach, get yo tan on, get yo surf on, get yo fun on. Leave Friday during the day, stay friday night, chill saturday, camp again on saturday and then come back on ...

Willett Hot Springs (Ceaser Chavez Holiday)
Destination The Sespe Wilderness
Leader Lucy Bosche
Dates Thursday, March 26, 2009 to Sunday, March 29, 2009
Looking for a place with amazing weather and natural beauty to spend your Ceaser Chavez holiday?  Get excited for an extremely laid back walk in the woods to hot springs located alongside the cool wa...

Cesar Chavez, Reading Days Style
Destination Mammoth
Leader Than Volk
Dates Thursday, March 26, 2009 to Saturday, March 28, 2009
Think of this as the baby of Mammoth Reading Days and Cesar Chavez...hypothetically at least. You guys made the December trip so popular that SKEEZE is returning the favor and reincarnating it for rou...

Backcountry Backpacking in Zion
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Chase Olsson
Dates Wednesday, March 18, 2009 to Sunday, March 22, 2009
We're going to ZION for Spring Break and it's going to be AMAZING! Pending weather conditions, its possible we may have to do some snowshoeing while carrying enough gear for 4 nights so this w...

Big Sur Anyone?
Destination Big Sur
Leader Liam Dorpalen-Barry
Dates Tuesday, March 17, 2009 to Saturday, March 21, 2009
Anyone else chillin at school over break? Want to take a little trip up to big sur? looking for some people to go up to big sur and go for some day hikes with. Not a big commitment, but very chill. it...

Channel Islands Spring Break!
Destination Santa Cruz Island
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Monday, March 16, 2009 to Friday, March 20, 2009
Ocean kayaking INTENSE backpacking = Spring Break, Channel Islands style.    We will do this:        And See This:     and if we're luck, maybe even:     Starting Monday we'll d...

Zion Backpacking Extravaganza
Destination Zion National Park
Leader Grace Vermeer
Dates Sunday, March 15, 2009 to Friday, March 20, 2009
Join us on a backpacking adventure in ZION! We'll shuttle ourselves, starting at the Hop Valley Trail Head, meet up with the West Rim Trail, and hike it all the way south through Zion Canyon. Our ...

To the heart of the marvelous mediterranean
Destination Pinnacles National Monument
Leader Will Brown
Dates Sunday, March 15, 2009 to Friday, March 20, 2009
Did you know that Northern California is one of three mediterranean climates worldwide?  Naturally, we will go there.  Our trip will leave at 8 AM on sunday and we will proceed to drive 300 miles no...

Sespe Wilderness, Ojai
Destination Sespe Wilderness, Ojai CA
Leader Amy Zug
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2009 to Friday, March 20, 2009
We're planning to backpack in the Sespe Wilderness, near Ojai. It's going to be awesome becuase there are natural hotsprings along the trails! We're looking at 10-11 mile days with soaks i...

Spring Break Camping at Andrew Molera
Destination Andrew Molera State Park, CA
Leader Katie Soe
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2009 to Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Beach camping for the first half of spring break, including hiking and running on the beach. Space is limited based on car capacity. Rides back to Claremont even more limited.

COLLEGE, SPRING BREAK, AND SKIING
Destination Tahoe
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2009 to Friday, March 20, 2009
Looking to do some skiing over spring break? If so, join us on SKEEZE’s annual five-day trip to Tahoe. Expect great skiing and fun people. We’re currently planning the details of the trip, but w...

YOSEMITE FOR SPRING BREAK!
Destination Yosemite
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2009 to Thursday, March 19, 2009
Sooo…like I said in the old description, things are still up in the air which means that there is now a new (and admittedly totally different) plan for this trip.  After actually counting mileage a...

Spring Break Backpacking in Capitol Reef
Destination Capitol Reef, Utah
Leader Camille Cole
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2009 to Thursday, March 19, 2009
You have probably never heard of Capitol Reef. Two weeks ago, neither had I. This is Capitol Reef: and this: Capitol Reef is in Utah. It was formed by the same upfolding of the crust that caused ...

Yes Sur
Destination Big Sur, CA
Leader Scott Berkley
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2009 to Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Come explore one of California's gems, Big Sur.  We will be doing day hikes through the mountains and to amazing beaches.  Though we will decide on what we want to do together, please be prepare...

Backpacking in the Angeles Nat'l Forest
Destination there
Leader Sam Gordon
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2009 to Friday, March 20, 2009
6 day backpacking in Angeles National Forest.  Should be pretty cold, below 40 at night, so get some good gear.  Money for food and potentially gas.  Only 1 car at the moment, so we're limited ...

Yosemite
Destination Yosemite
Leader Rachel Lown-Hecht
Dates Saturday, March 14, 2009 to Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We're leaving early Saturday morning and heading up to Yosemite for 4 nights, 5 days.  We'll be camping at Upper Pines.  We aren't going to be backpacking, but we're going to be taki...

Mammoth!
Destination LA, Death Valley?, Mammoth
Leader Sylvie Froncek
Dates Friday, March 13, 2009 to Saturday, March 21, 2009
This trip is going to be pretty crazy. We'll start off as two groups and then meet up in mammoth. group 1 is going to Death Valley to backpack from friday til tuesday and then heading up to mammot...

Canyonlands Backpacking
Destination Canyonlands, Utah
Leader Adrienne Marshall
Dates Friday, March 13, 2009 to Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Canyonlands is one of the most amazing places in Utah (and probably the entire world). We will not only be backpacking but also confronting monsters, the elements and our most inner selves (possibly o...

Long drive to Austin
Destination Austin, Texas
Leader Adam Buchholz
Dates Friday, March 13, 2009 to Saturday, March 21, 2009
Hop in the Yaris for a crowded, hot, 21 hour drive to Texas.  Worth it?  100%.  DO IT!!!

Beach Camping and Backpacking in Malibu
Destination Pt. Mugu
Leader Samantha Meyer
Dates Friday, March 13, 2009 to Monday, March 16, 2009
Spend the first weekend of Spring Break backpacking and camping in Malibu! We will be hiking about 10 miles a day.  Malibu is beautiful right now.  There is plenty of beach scenery and it has been r...

The Land of No Return
Destination Escalante, UT
Leader Derek Young
Dates Friday, March 13, 2009 to Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  Hell's Backbone      Devil's Garden           Spooky Canyon                Tarantula Mesa           Brimstone Canyon      Little Death Hollow Scopr...

Sequoia Winter Camping
Destination Sequoia Kings Canyon NP/NF
Leader Jack Morris
Dates Monday, March 09, 2009 to Monday, March 16, 2009
We will be going to Sequoia Kings National Park and Forest for some excellent winter hiking. The current route is in flux as we are in contact with the Rangers, however it is a weeklong extravaganza t...

TAG (you're it!) in the LIBRARY
Destination Honnold Mudd Library (in the Mudd multi-tier stacks)
Leader Cristina Masurat
Dates Thursday, March 05, 2009 to Thursday, March 05, 2009
That's right, we are going to PLAY TAG IN THE LIBRARY! Or, rather, some mix of tag, capture the flag, lazer tag, assasins, kick the can, monkey in the middle, my bonnie lies over the ocean, shark...

5-C ASSASSINS
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Thursday, March 05, 2009
Main ASSASSINS page. Third annual 5-C ASSASSINS game. ASSASSINS is an ongoing live action game, with no physical borders and no designated meeting place, in which the objective is to 'assassinat...

BFS LEARN-IN
Sponsoring Organization The Claremont Colleges
Date Tuesday, March 03, 2009
A sweet meeting educating the public about the Bernard Field Station.  You should go!!!   Stop being misinformed.  THIS IS THE ONE CHANGE YOU CAN TAKE PART IN.  YOU CAN'T "FIGHT FOR THE AMAZON...

Deep Creek Hot Springs
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Sunday, March 01, 2009 to Sunday, March 01, 2009
This trip explores the long way into the legendary Deep Creek Hot Springs by way of the Pacific Crest Trail. This time of year, Deep Creek's swift cold waters present an obstacle for reaching the ...

Sandboarding in Mojave!!
Destination Kelso Dunes in Mojave
Leader Amy Zug
Dates Saturday, February 28, 2009 to Sunday, March 01, 2009
Sandboarding sand dunes comet = a rocking awesome time! For those who can't decide whether to go to Mt. Baldy or the beach, this trip is for you! We'll leave early on Saturday and get back...

Urban Bike Adventure
Destination L.A.
Leader Chelsea Hodge
Dates Saturday, February 28, 2009 to Saturday, February 28, 2009
We'll begin our adventure by catching the 9:19am Metrolink train towards downtown with our bikes in tow. At the El Monte station we'll hop off the train and hit the pavement.   We'll the...

HB Surfing
Destination Huntington Pier
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Friday, February 27, 2009 to Friday, February 27, 2009
Surfin...   What more is there to say. 

Ojai, oh hi!
Destination Sespe Wilderness, Ojai, CA
Leader Sylvie Froncek
Dates Friday, February 27, 2009 to Sunday, March 01, 2009
We will be going on a 2 night, 3 day hiking adventure in the Sespe Wilderness in Ojai California. We will hike 2.5 miles in on Friday night up the Horn Canyon Trail (pretty strenuous uphill trek) and ...

Matilija on My Mind
Destination Matilija Wilderness
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Saturday, February 21, 2009 to Sunday, February 22, 2009
We'll do a pretty strenuous backpack into the wilderness to find some water falls, camp the night, and head out the next day.  There should be pretty flowers blooming, waterfalls flowing, and cl...

Hiking with Wildflowers
Destination Anza Borrego
Leader tori brosius
Dates Saturday, February 21, 2009 to Sunday, February 22, 2009
So the wildflowers are starting to bloom in the Anza Borrego Desert!  We'll head out Saturday morning, hike 'til we find somewhere to camp, and then explore!  The trip will be very low-key:...

To Mt. Baldy!
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Amy Zug
Dates Saturday, February 21, 2009 to Saturday, February 21, 2009
Snowboarding and skiing at Baldy! I can take 4 other people up to enjoy the snowy awesomeness, and then return later in the afternoon. (By the way, OTL and Skeeze can reimburse each person another $10...

Mediocre Day
Destination Joshua Tree National Park
Leader Marshall Perryman
Dates Saturday, February 21, 2009 to Saturday, February 21, 2009
We will go to Lost Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park. It is expected to be an overall mediocre experience. We will most likely be hungry for longer than necessary, and if we're lucky we'...

More Surfing
Destination Probably Huntington Again
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Saturday, February 21, 2009 to Saturday, February 21, 2009
Basically the same thing as the other trip I am leading on Friday, go look at that one. The swell is supposed to peak Saturday. 

Goggle Tans and Corn Snow, Baldy Style
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Than Volk
Dates Saturday, February 21, 2009 to Sunday, February 22, 2009
After two weeks of torrential dumping (8 feet of snow, by my count), it's time to enjoy this newfound snowbase with some sunny, warm weather. Be ready to break out a t-shirt this weekend, the high...

Huntington Beach Surfing
Destination Huntington Beach
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Friday, February 20, 2009 to Friday, February 20, 2009
Morning surf sesh, probably at Huntington.  Forecast is shoulder high waves, sunny and offshore, should be fun.  An early high tide could make things a little mushy so it may be a day to bring out a...

Baldy Hike
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Matthew Phillips
Dates Friday, February 13, 2009 to Saturday, February 14, 2009
UPDATE:  THIS IS NOW AN OVERNIGHT HIKE.  We will hike until we feel like stopping. We might be lucky enough to camp at the top.    So...with all of matt's mountaineering classes, I know theres...

More SoCal Faceshots?!
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Than Volk
Dates Friday, February 13, 2009 to Sunday, February 15, 2009
Perhaps... After what can only be described as one of the best things to ever happen to Baldy (4 feet of light, fluffy snow over last weekend), it looks like the weather Gods are right back at it. Enj...

Advanced Leader Training
Destination Walker Lounge
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Thursday, February 12, 2009 to Thursday, February 12, 2009
This leader training is for people who have had extensive backpacking experience and knowledge and who want to lead OTL trips, but haven't had the chance to go on regular Leader Training.  Exten...

Mountains, anyone?
Destination San Gabriels
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Saturday, February 07, 2009 to Saturday, February 07, 2009
UPDATE: Sadly, this trip is lacking two important things: participants and a good weather forecast.  So if there was anyone who was thinking of signing up, sorry, but its most likely cancelled. ...

Spring Leader Training 2009!!!
Destination Pasadena state park
Leader Adrienne Sweetwater
Dates Saturday, February 07, 2009 to Sunday, February 08, 2009
So you think you like Nature? and you think you like People? Then come on Leader training!  This spring leader training session  is a light-duty, 2 day, one night, chill backpacking...

Snow Summit / Big Bear
Destination Big Bear
Leader Than Volk
Dates Saturday, February 07, 2009 to Saturday, February 07, 2009
I'm posting this for Megan Lewis (mlewis1127@gmail.com). Contact her about the trip if you're interested.   We just found out that all of the zipcars are reserved already, so the trip depends...

Sequoia snowshoeing
Destination Sequoia
Leader Adrienne Marshall
Dates Friday, February 06, 2009 to Sunday, February 08, 2009
POSTPONED - SORRY! With weather and minimal participants, I decided to postpone this trip. I'll post it again in a couple of weeks and everybody who was already signed up will get priority.    W...

Mammoth Mountain Skiing
Destination Mammoth Mountain
Leader Terry McDonnell
Dates Friday, February 06, 2009 to Sunday, February 08, 2009
See for yourself: http://www.mammothmountain.com/ .   They have a 80-130" base with the full mountain open. You know you want to finally get to the mountain this semester...  it won't happen unl...

Rain, Rain Go Awa...wait, Baldy Needs Snow
Destination Mt Baldy
Leader Than Volk
Dates Friday, February 06, 2009 to Sunday, February 08, 2009
A DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE AREA LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...LIKELY BRINGING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL. THERE IS ALSO A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY THURSDAY THR...

Basic Mountaineering Course 2
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Matthew Phillips
Dates Sunday, February 01, 2009 to Sunday, February 01, 2009
Update: CANCELLED.   There is no snow.  Sorry everyone, I really was looking forward to teaching this.Matthew  THIS TRIP IS FULL AS WELL.  Those already signed up will be contacted within the nex...

Joshua Tree Bouldering
Destination J Tree
Leader Cristina Masurat
Dates Saturday, January 31, 2009 to Sunday, February 01, 2009
  OTL just got THREE new crash pads - let's put them to use! No ropes, no metal, just playing on rocks. My plan: Head out to the Wonderland of Rocks midday and boulder/kick around through the ev...

"Native Americans in the San Gabriel Mountains" Presentation
Sponsoring Organization Sierra Club
Date Thursday, January 29, 2009
Go educate yourselves. This sounds intriguing, so go check it out people!!!   Come hear Tongva Tribal Liaison, Mark Acuna give a special presentation, "Native Americans in the San Gabriel Mountains" ...

Mammoth Mountain Skiing
Destination Mammoth
Leader Terry McDonnell
Dates Tuesday, January 27, 2009 to Thursday, January 29, 2009
See for yourself: http://www.mammothmountain.com/ .   They have a 50-100" base with a bit more snow expected before we go. You know you want to finally get to the mountain this semester...  it won&#...

BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Matthew Phillips
Dates Sunday, January 25, 2009 to Sunday, January 25, 2009
Update: CANCELLED.   There is no snow.  Sorry everyone, I really was looking forward to teaching this.Matthew  THIS TRIP IS FULL.  I WILL BE CONTACTING PEOPLE SHORTLY.  (Even those that signed u...

SMI Snow Travel Class
Destination Bishop, CA
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Friday, January 16, 2009 to Sunday, January 18, 2009
I'm signed up for this class over winter break, but I don’t want to go alone because it’s #1 more expensive and #2 lonely.  So I'm in search of a friend (or preferably friends) who want...

Happy New Year, Grand Canyon!
Destination the GRAND canyon
Leader Cristina Masurat
Dates Sunday, January 11, 2009 to Sunday, January 18, 2009
The year will be new, the grand canyon will be dressed in snow, and we will be backpacking in the crisp winter air. The plan is to leave Flagstaff on the 11th and head to the Grand Canyon. We will ba...

Submit your sh!tuff to the On The Loose JOURNAL
Sponsoring Organization On The Loose
Date Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The idea for an On the Loose journal comes from the book that inspired the name of our club, On The Loose by Renny and Terry Russel. This book is a collection of poetry, prose, and photography that th...

Winter Break WFR
Destination Flagstaff, AZ
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Wednesday, December 31, 2008 to Friday, January 09, 2009
Wilderness First Responder is high quality training specifically adjusted to suit situations in the backcountry. The skill level falls between general first aid and EMT and the sessions are all taught...

Finals Week Snow Day
Destination Baldy Somewhere
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Wednesday, December 17, 2008 to Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Hey, so I looked up at the mountains and saw snow, and wanted to take a few people to go frolic in it (since I rarely get the opportunity to do so).  We'll just be heading up there, playing arrou...

Yosemite Valley in Winter
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Friday, December 12, 2008 to Sunday, December 14, 2008
Yosemite Valley is a magical place in winter.  The crowds are gone and the high peaks were blanketed in November's snows.  I am taking my 3-year-old son for some easy hikes on the Mist Trail and...

SomeWhere in the SouthWest
Destination Kelso Dunes (Mojave), Hot Springs (near Lake Mead), Red Rock Candy Mountain (Vegas)
Leader Christopher Gomes
Dates Thursday, December 11, 2008 to Sunday, December 14, 2008
Get ready for some SouthWest adventuring...  Thursday we're going to dive into the Kelso Dunes (see above photo) in the Mojave (that giant desert to our East), frolicking in shifting sands un...

Calm before the storm
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Sam Gordon
Dates Wednesday, December 10, 2008 to Thursday, December 11, 2008
For those in need of a pre-finals chill out day. We'll try to get there by noon on thursday and leave by noon on friday to be back by early afternoon, so it shouldn't cut too much into study t...

MAMMOTH READING DAYS
Destination Mammoth
Leader Terry McDonnell
Dates Monday, December 08, 2008 to Wednesday, December 10, 2008
THIS TRIP IS FULL AS IS THE WAITLIST. This is THE Mammoth Reading Days trip. Join SKEEZE, the 5-C ski club, for the undisputed biggest and best outdoors trip of the year. After Death by Chocolate on...

Mt. Islip Winter Hit Off
Sponsoring Organization
Date Saturday, December 06, 2008
Short overnight backpacking trip from Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy (saturday night) then up to Mt. Islip Sunday morning weather pending. Required gear: 10 essentials, winter clothes and sleeping bag....

Ventura Surfing Competition
Destination Ventura
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Saturday, December 06, 2008 to Sunday, December 07, 2008
Ever wondered what a surf competition looks like?  If you have, this is your chance to come see a college surf competition.  The Claremont Surf Team will duke it out against 27 other college teams f...

Marshall Canyon Mountain Biking
Destination Claremont Wilderness Park/Marshall Canyon
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Saturday, December 06, 2008 to Saturday, December 06, 2008
So my leg is mostly healed, and I've got what amounts to basically a new mountain bike that needs to see some trail before I ditch claremont for NZ next semester.  I'm looking for some riding...

DEATH VALLEY Marathon!
Destination Furnace Creek, Death Valley
Leader Adrienne Marshall
Dates Friday, December 05, 2008 to Saturday, December 06, 2008
Always wanted to run a marathon but never had an awesome group to do it with? Come run the Death Valley marathon or half-marathon! I'm posting this waaay in advance because it obviously requires s...

Hiking in Laguna Wilderness Park
Sponsoring Organization SOAP
Date Friday, November 28, 2008
Here for Thanksgiving Break?   Get away from work for a day and join SOAP for a scenic hike along the Pacific coast! -When: Friday November 28th. - Where: Meet in front of Smith Campus Center at 9:3...

Death Valley Potluck
Destination Death Valley
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Thursday, November 27, 2008 to Sunday, November 30, 2008
Rumor has it that a Thanksgiving potluck occurs at the Saline Valley hot springs. We will attend. We can make some foodstuffs Wednesday night and leave then or Thursday morning and arrive in Death Val...

San Bernardino Peak Bagging
Destination San Bernardino Peak
Leader Olga Loraine Kofman
Dates Saturday, November 22, 2008 to Sunday, November 23, 2008
Inspired by the gorgeousness of this trail this past weekend, I have decided to lead another, far less botched backpacking trip to SAN BERNARDINO!!! (If you went on the last trip, feel free to go on t...

J-Tree Oasis Pre-Turkey trip
Destination Joshua Tree Lost Palms Oasis
Leader Adrienne Sweetwater
Dates Saturday, November 22, 2008 to Sunday, November 23, 2008
We'll be doing a 8 mile (round trip) overnight to Lost Palms Oasis in Southern Joshua Tree National Park.  The trail follows a canyon and promises side trip scrambling, numerous palm stands, and ...

Hike Mt. Baldy
Destination Baldy
Leader Sabrina Baum
Dates Friday, November 21, 2008 to Friday, November 21, 2008
An awesome day hike.  We will leave in the morning and be back by early afternoon.  This hike will be happening on Friday, not Saturday, out of a need for cars.  I'm really sorry if this doe...

Gorgonio then turkey!!!
Destination Mount San Gorgonio
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Friday, November 21, 2008 to Saturday, November 22, 2008
It’s the basic deal: Friday- leave campus, drive, get permits, hike in about half way and camp Saturday- summit, hike down, and go home   Boring, you say?...NOT SO!!!    Fir...

SKEEZE presents TGR's Under the Influence
Sponsoring Organization SKEEZE
Date Friday, November 21, 2008
To kick off the 2008-2009 ski season, SKEEZE will be screening UNDER THE INFLUENCE, a 16mm/HD ski & snowboard film by Teton Gravity Research. The Claremont, California premiere is Friday, November 21,...

Snow 'Flow 2.0
Sponsoring Organization SKEEZE
Date Thursday, November 20, 2008
This is the afterparty to SKEEZE presents TGR's Under the Influence. UTI would not be complete without a party. Come join us in Doms Lounge from 10 to 1 in celebration of the beginning of the ski...

Overland Summer Program Info Sesh
Sponsoring Organization Overland
Date Thursday, November 20, 2008
Hi everyone, Last summer I worked for Overland Summers leading kids on outdoor adventure trips. They have trips all over the place like Alaska, Alps, Rockies. Also they have service and language progr...

Summer Job: OVERLAND
Sponsoring Organization overland
Date Thursday, November 20, 2008
Overland is hiring summer leaders for 2009... In a world where strong leadership skills make the difference between the average and the exceptional, Overland recruits and trains the best a...

IWLS on Campus Thursday!!
Sponsoring Organization otl
Date Thursday, November 20, 2008
Yo Homiez!     IWLS (see below for more information) will be on campus THIS THURSDAY, 11/20, in the afternoon from 1-4 at the SCC, and giving a presentation at 7pm in Walker Lounge!   Check it out!...

Tour of the Bernard Field Station with T-shirts
Sponsoring Organization Students for the Bernard Field Station
Date Saturday, November 15, 2008
Students for the Bernard Field Station (BFS) invites you to a TOUR OF THE BFS!!!! Where you can get a T-shirt for $1!!!! One dollar!!   Come check out the BFS! Fun and adventures and cool fol...

Camping in J-Tree
Destination Joushua Tree
Leader Hannah Segal
Dates Friday, November 14, 2008 to Saturday, November 15, 2008
We will be camping one night and going on a short day hike each day.  The moon will be one night past full and we want to enjoy it and cook some good camping food.

Shindig! Tuesday 9pm Walker Lounge
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Just a quick reminder that there is a SHINDIG tonight!  In Walker Lounge, on Pomona's north campus! Which is fun! Learn about trips that are going out, interact with other people interested in fu...

Backpacking!! For the new and the old, but especially the new.
Destination Dollar Lake
Leader Olga Loraine Kofman
Dates Thursday, November 06, 2008 to Friday, November 07, 2008
If you are awesome and want to go sign up for this trip! especially if you are a beginner!   This is a semi-strenuous (8 miles day1, 12 miles day2, dependant on what time we arrive in San Bernardin...

ADVENTURESTOCK '08: The 5c Outdoors Love Fest
Destination communal love for the outdoors and adventure
Leader Cristina Masurat
Dates Wednesday, October 29, 2008 to Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Brought to you by: Pitzer Outdoors Adventures, SOAP, Delta H, On The Loose, SKEEZE, Pomona Green Bikes, Pitzer Green Bikes, and MORE! LOVERS OF THE OUTDOORS UNITE! The outdoors clubs of the Claremont...

Newport Beach Surfing
Destination The Jetty Field in Newport
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Sunday, October 26, 2008 to Sunday, October 26, 2008
Who wants to get barreled?  I do! I do! Well, let's get 'er done.  We will leave at 6 AM for Newport, 45 min drive, 2.5-3 hours of surfing, we will be back by 11:30.   Swell forecast - Shou...

Costume Bomb
Sponsoring Organization
Date Saturday, October 25, 2008
Baldy Bombing in constumes.  Baldy Bomb is a monthly bike ride down Mt. Baldy road.  We meet at the Pitzer Green Bike Shop, load up, drive, and bomb.  Lots of fun, not a race, but quite a rush.  Y...

Claremont Bike Polo
Sponsoring Organization Green Bike Program
Date Thursday, October 23, 2008
If you've never played bike polo before, you haven't lived.  Similair to hockey but less Canadian, checking varies by skill level, i expect none will be the norm at this game.  Beginners are...

J-tree overnight Monday
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Sam Gordon
Dates Monday, October 20, 2008 to Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Easy, domestic overnight camping trip.  Park, unpack, walk 10 feet, and hang out.  Very informal, no itinerary.  There's bathrooms and water nearby, so we're not exactly roughing it.  Just...

Drop everything and CAMP!!
Destination the mud caves of Anza Borrego
Leader Kristin Follmer
Dates Sunday, October 19, 2008 to Monday, October 20, 2008
Still in Claremont for fall break? We're going camping tomorrow, and there's space for you! The Plan: leave here 8:30 am stop at the grocery store and buy the food go to anza borrego mud cave...

Sandboarding!!!!!!!!!!!!
Destination Kelso and Eureka Dunes, Mojave
Leader Josh Gardner
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2008 to Monday, October 20, 2008
sandboarding is basically the coolest thing ever. it's like snowboarding but on sand. falling doesnt hurt and you wear sunscreen instead of winter jackets. we'll be leaving saturday morning an...

Channel Islands Kayaking
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Saturday, October 18, 2008
 Last minute Fall break trip for people still needing something to do... We will be leaving Saturday morning, early, and taking a ferry to the Channel Islands.  We will use kayaks rented there to e...

Channel Islands Kayaking
Destination Channel Islands
Leader Keith McCammon
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2008 to Sunday, October 19, 2008
 Last minute Fall break trip for people still needing something to do... We will be leaving Saturday morning, early, and taking a ferry to the Channel Islands.  We will use kayaks rented there to e...

Biking to the Sun
Destination San Juan Hot Springs, Dana Point, Chino Hills SP
Leader Sylvie Froncek
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2008 to Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Biking Trip to the Sun and back! Total of 161 miles Terrain is going to be pretty easy, lots of flat areas, bike paths, some hills, not to much up, more down.  Day 1: We'll leave Claremont on Sat...

(not) Baja!
Destination (not) Baja, Mexico
Leader Peter Chinman
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2008 to Monday, October 20, 2008
Sooo we were going to go beach camping in Baja... buuuut there's been LOTS of violence in the area, so I am not going to lead a trip there. However... I would like to still go somewhere, maybe jus...

J Tree Music Festival!
Destination J Tree
Leader Lauren Lederle
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2008 to Sunday, October 19, 2008
Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival ***A two day pass is seventy dollars and you must buy this ahead of time on the website: http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/ "A rootsicana newgrassy fo...

Overnight J-Tree
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Daniela Carrillo
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2008 to Sunday, October 19, 2008
This is a short overnight trip to Joshua Tree for those of us who have other awesome things to do on campus (cough...work) during fall break. We plan on heading out saturday afternoon, preparing some ...

Big Sur and Laid Back
Destination Big Sur
Leader Than Volk
Dates Saturday, October 18, 2008 to Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This trip is overly full. Please stop signing up. This should be a pretty relaxing trip. Car camping, optional day hikes, and beach bonfires abound. We'll drive up Friday. I'm going to try to ...

Backpacking in Icehouse
Destination Icehouse Canyon and lots of other peaks around it
Leader Grace Chuchla
Dates Friday, October 17, 2008 to Monday, October 20, 2008
Update-  Good news!  We have another car which means that we can do Baldy.  So now the (admittedly totally different but way better) plan is Friday- Hike to Cedar Glen and camp there. Saturday- Hik...

Fall Break Backpacking Escalante
Destination Coyote Gulch/Hurricane Wash
Leader Joshua Verkerke
Dates Friday, October 17, 2008 to Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Chris Creech and I will be leading a backpacking trip over fall break to the Escalante National Monument.  We'll be backpacking the Hurricane Wash/Coyote Gulch areas, down to Escalante River, the...

The BEST Big Sur Trip
Destination Big Sur
Leader Adrienne Marshall
Dates Friday, October 17, 2008 to Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We'll drive to Big Sur on Friday afternoon and car camp that night. Saturday, we'll backpack in a few miles (maybe 5 or 6) to a base camp, spend Sunday hiking as much as we feel like, and back...

Adventures on Tatooine
Destination Tatooine (death valley)
Leader David Fetter
Dates Friday, October 17, 2008 to Monday, October 20, 2008
Prepare yourselves for a journey through time, space, and sand. (Also rocks). We are voyaging into the heart of Death (the valley), yea, though we walk through it, may we also enjoy it, with abundan...

Zak's Zionanza 2 SPOTS OPEN!! NO CAR NEEDED!!
Destination Zion, Duh
Leader Zak Feldman
Dates Friday, October 17, 2008 to Tuesday, October 21, 2008
 UPDATE!!! Two people have dropped off the trip at the last minute, so there are two spots open for this super fun Zion trip! Woohoo! You don't have you sit in your room and watch Gossip Girl for...

Somewhere in Mexico
Destination The title says it all
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Friday, October 17, 2008 to Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We are going camping on the beach somewhere between Rosarito and Ensenada, we will scope out the camp sites on the way and pick the best.  North Baja has been averaging 8 murders a day in the last we...

Winds for fall break!
Destination Wind River Mtns, WY
Leader Lauren Cantwell
Dates Thursday, October 16, 2008 to Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We're leaving Thurs. afternoon and planning to arrive midday Friday at the trailhead after a brief stop on the way to borrow maps from the NOLS ranch. We're heading in at the Elkhart Park trai...

Protest Development at Bernard Field Station
Sponsoring Organization Students for the BFS
Date Thursday, October 16, 2008
The BFS is a field station located north of Foothill Blvd. dedicated as a resource for 5C students and faculty in biology, environmental science, and other departments. It is one of the few remaining...

Moab Madness Round IV
Destination Moab, Utah
Leader Alec Lentz
Dates Thursday, October 16, 2008 to Monday, October 20, 2008
The fourth annual mountain biking trip to Moab, Utah is approaching.  Ride the world-famous Slickrock and Porpcupine Rim trails.  Camp right next to the Colorado River.  Enter a state of bliss.  M...

climb some more!
Destination new jack city, take 2
Leader Ariane Mohr-Felsen
Dates Sunday, October 12, 2008 to Sunday, October 12, 2008
Spend your Sunday climbing with us! We're headed to New Jack City in the beautiful high desert. All experience levels are welcome: we will be climbing between 5.7 and 5.11.  If you've never ...

San Antonio Creek Clean Up
Sponsoring Organization Sirra Club
Date Sunday, October 12, 2008
It’s time again to clean up our local creek and help restore our watershed. Meet at 9 a.m. at the lower Forest Service fire station where the roads from Claremont & Upland meet in San Antonio Cr...

Huntington Beach Surfing
Destination Huntington Beach
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Saturday, October 11, 2008 to Saturday, October 11, 2008
It is supposed to be a little bumpy from the wind, but there will definitely be swell in the water.  If you don't have a board or wetsuit, shoot me an email and I'll see what I can do.

climb rocks
Destination new jack city
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Friday, October 10, 2008 to Friday, October 10, 2008
Come cragging with Laura and me this Friday afternoon! We’re going to leave for New Jack City around noon, and will be back in the early evening--way before the foam party at hmc. All the routes we...

Mt. Baldy Forage Hike
Destination Ice House Canyon
Leader Cristina Masurat
Dates Friday, October 10, 2008 to Friday, October 10, 2008
Anyone who wants to learn more about the natural vegetation in the area, eat some good berries, and go on a great hike this Friday afternoon should sign up! I am in the process of making an edible pla...

Clean Air Clear Stars
Sponsoring Organization Pappy and Harriets
Date Friday, October 10, 2008
This is a three day music festival at Pappy and Harriets in Pioneertown. There's a whole line up/ information you can find at http://www.pappyandharriets.co/pappy_and_harriets_music.html Camping...

On the Loose Shindig!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, October 07, 2008
On the Loose Shindig!!!

Topanga Point Surfing
Destination Topanga Point
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Saturday, October 04, 2008 to Saturday, October 04, 2008
I will be visiting a friend by Topanga Point and plan to surf there Saturday morning.  Nevertheless, I am trying to lead at least 1 surf trip a week, so if you can get a ride out to Topanga Point on ...

Hike and Protect
Sponsoring Organization Sirra Club
Date Saturday, October 04, 2008
Join us for a fun afternoon of friends, laughter and beautiful sites while learning how to spread the wilderness message.   We plan to have a good time while training to protect some amazingly be...

Ice House Canyon Day Hike!
Destination Ice House Canyon
Leader Adrienne Sweetwater
Dates Saturday, October 04, 2008 to Saturday, October 04, 2008
We'll be going up to Ice House Canyon for an 8 mile round trip day hike.  It should be awesome views, and a nice day off campus.  The hike may be a bit strenous and steep on the way up.  We'...

RADICAL REELS
Destination Costa Mesa
Leader Matthew Phillips
Dates Wednesday, October 01, 2008 to Wednesday, October 01, 2008
The most extreme and unique film festival you'll ever see.   Here's a preview of this years films: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l9PluvYCwM    But I'd check out previous years as well...

Minimal Tan Lines
Destination Deep Creek Hot Springs
Leader Olga Loraine Kofman
Dates Sunday, September 28, 2008 to Sunday, September 28, 2008
Lets go to wonderfully warm hot springs to lay out, do homework, and generally relaxxxx before the work week comes back to bite us in the heinies! I plan on leaving campus at 11:00 AM from Athern Fi...

Mt Baldy Day Hike!
Destination Mt Baldy
Leader Jamie Shannon
Dates Saturday, September 27, 2008 to Saturday, September 27, 2008
Never hiked Mt. Baldy? Here's your chance! The plan is to leave campus around 9am, drive up to Baldy (only about 30 mins away) hike up the mountain and be back mid-afternoon (probably around 3pm)...

Friday Morning Surf
Destination San Onofre (Mabe)
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Friday, September 26, 2008 to Friday, September 26, 2008
Beginner Surfer's Welcome! We'll leave really early in the morning, head out to San Onofre which is a little over an hour away, walk across a rocky beach and out into the waves. The beach is ...

Huntington Beach Morning Surfing
Destination Huntington Pier
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Friday, September 26, 2008 to Friday, September 26, 2008
This is a fine spot for both longboarding and shortboarding.  We will go out for a morning surf, leaving early (5:45 AM) and getting back by like 11:00 AM or 11:30 AM.  So you still have the whole d...

Orienteering Meet at Mt. Laguna 2 DAYS
Destination Laguna Mountain Recreation Area, Cleveland National Forest
Leader Paul Ort
Dates Thursday, September 25, 2008 to Saturday, September 27, 2008
               

Advanced Leader Training
Destination The Gear Room
Leader Thad Houston
Dates Thursday, September 25, 2008 to Thursday, September 25, 2008
This is just like leader training in that it qualifies you to be an otl leader, but consists only of a 2.5 hour discussion of OTL policy, where we tell you how to best take advantages of the resources...

OTL Shindig
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, September 23, 2008
On The Loose Shindig! This Tuesday in Walker Lounge, 9pm Come hear the tales of last weekends' adventures, upcoming trips, eat camp-fire snacks and play birdy on a perch...What better to do on a...

Beginner's Surfing Day
Destination San Onofre (Old Man's)
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Sunday, September 21, 2008 to Sunday, September 21, 2008
For all the people who want to learn how to surf, or others who just want to spend a day at the beach, or people that like to longboard a lot, we are going to San Onofre, a really mellow surfing wave ...

Fall Leader Training!!!
Destination Icehouse Canyon
Leader Thad Houston
Dates Saturday, September 20, 2008 to Sunday, September 21, 2008
So you think you like Nature? and you think you like   People?   Then come on Leader training!  This fall leader training session  is a light-duty, 2 day, one night, chill backpacking trip where ...

Adventuring in JTree
Destination Joshua Tree
Leader Laura Beebe
Dates Friday, September 19, 2008 to Saturday, September 20, 2008
Now that everyone is all settled in at school, why not head out to the desert? This is going to be an overnight camping trip to JTree, probably involving some hiking and rock scrambling, and definitel...

Русский Поход (Russian Hike)
Destination Claremont Wilderness Park
Leader Olga Loraine Kofman
Dates Thursday, September 18, 2008 to Thursday, September 18, 2008
Говорите по-русски? Хотите встретить других русских Ð...

Night Surfing Trestles
Destination Trestles
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Monday, September 15, 2008 to Monday, September 15, 2008
Last year we went a couple times to do Full Moon surfing at Trestles and it was a lot of fun.  This year we are returning for round two.  This is one of the best waves in socal and it is normally cr...

Surfing Newport Beach
Destination Newport Beach
Leader Kyle Ragins
Dates Sunday, September 14, 2008 to Sunday, September 14, 2008
We will go surfing at Newport Beach.  The trip leaves at 6:00 AM and it will return probably around 11:00 AM.  If you want to stay at the beach longer, you can organize it with your ride.  This tri...

Expedition Swimming Hole
Destination Warm Springs and Luna Canyon on Deep Creek
Leader Adrienne Marshall
Dates Friday, September 12, 2008 to Saturday, September 13, 2008
Didn't get enough scantily clad action on the speedo hike last weekend? OR sorry you missed the speedo hike last weekend? Here's your chance. We'll go explore the lesser-known hot springs ...

Mt. Baldy Forage Hike
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Friday, September 12, 2008
We  are heading up to either the Wilderness Park or Ice House Canyon (TBD day of) on Friday with our Edible Plants guide and Audobon guidebook. Basically we want to 1) learn more about edible plants ...

Surfing!
Destination Newport
Leader Sabrina Baum
Dates Friday, September 12, 2008 to Friday, September 12, 2008
If you're is interested in going surfing and hopefully providing a ride, sign up! You're also more than welcome to come and just hang out on the beach. The plan is to go for a half day--leav...

FARM GATHERING! BBQ and Work Party
Sponsoring Organization Organic Farm
Date Friday, September 12, 2008
FARM GATHERING! BBQ and Work Partyand MUSIC JAM Date: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th Time: 4:30PM till DARK Location: Pomona College Organic Farm, southeast corner of Pomona campus, behind Frank dining hall...

Friday Morning Surf
Destination San Onofre
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Thursday, September 11, 2008 to Thursday, September 11, 2008
We'll get an early start hopefully when the waves are best. The beach is called Old Mans, indicating that it's a pretty good beginner spot so we'll take it easy. OTL has 2 working longboar...

First Shindig of the Year
Sponsoring Organization OTL!!!
Date Tuesday, September 09, 2008
This is so important it melts my face off!  This is the first meeting of the year where we can all hang out and talk about what sweet trips people went on this summer, what sweet trips people want to...

The Second Annual Mt. Baldy Speedo Hike!!OMGLOLZ!!
Destination Mt. Baldy
Leader Thad Houston
Dates Saturday, September 06, 2008 to Saturday, September 06, 2008
It is back.  The best and most important OTL trip of the year. The location?  Our friendly yet dominating neighbor Mt. Baldy, elevation 10, 064 ft.  The purpose? To celebrate freedom, more specific...

Friday Morning Surf
Destination TBA
Leader Danielle Joseph
Dates Friday, September 05, 2008 to Friday, September 05, 2008
We'll head out early Friday morning, probably around 6am to drive to a nice surf spot. The plan is to be out in the ocean till the waves die down and then we can relax on the beach for a bit befor...

Mt. Whitney Mountaineer's Route
Destination Mt. Whitney
Leader Zack Mattler
Dates Thursday, September 04, 2008 to Saturday, September 06, 2008
We have one spot left on a trip up Mt. Whitney’s Mountaineer’s Route. This is a demanding route up the 14,497ft mountain. While not technical, there are several exposed sections (see: tricky scram...

Malibu Madness!
Destination Malibu Leo Carilo Beach
Leader Jamie Shannon
Dates Wednesday, September 03, 2008 to Thursday, September 04, 2008
The plan is to leave after lunch on Friday (around 1pm).  Friday night we'll hang out, sleep under the stars on the beach, then spend the day Saturday chilling/hiking/swimming.  We'll probab...

Summer WFR
Sponsoring Organization Marlboro College
Date Thursday, May 22, 2008
WFR - Wilderness First Responder training or How to Handle Backcountry Emergencies Marlboro College is sponsoring an intensive backcountry medical training course in Marlboro, VT from May 22-30th...

GMR ride
Sponsoring Organization me
Date Saturday, May 10, 2008
Come cycle the GMR for a quick 2 hour study break this saturday.  We'll place the bikes in my car and drive to the start.  Time on the GMR is flexible to meet your exam/project needs.  Contac...

Film Screening: Oil + Water
Sponsoring Organization Motley
Date Tuesday, May 06, 2008
"Oil + Water" Film Screening  -  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=13026292459 *the film will hopefully be followed by a discussion about how we can (re)start a biodiesel program at the Clarem...

Last Shindig of the Year
Sponsoring Organization On the Lissouse
Date Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Come gather to share stories under our sweet new shelter out on walker beach!  There will be delicious snacks and hopefully no minibears!  Hear about the best moments of the past year of OTL and see...

5K FUNd Run for Day Laborers
Sponsoring Organization Pitzer
Date Saturday, May 03, 2008
5K FUNd Run for Day Laborers Run or walk to raise money in solidarity with the day laborers of the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center and Rancho Cucamonga. Saturday May 3 at 10:30 at Pitz...

Mt. Baldy Intensidad!
Sponsoring Organization Intensidad!
Date Saturday, April 19, 2008
For all those that are intense this trip is for you!  I'm going on an overnight backpacking trip to San Antonio Peak (aka Baldy) on saturday till Sunday.  It's over night because i'm le...

Black Rock Canyon Panorama Loop
Destination
Leader David Money Harris
Dates Friday, April 18, 2008 to Friday, April 18, 2008
Black Rock Canyon, at the western end of Joshua Tree National Park, is known for its lush groves of Joshua trees, yuccas, junipers, and pinyon pines.  This moderate hike takes a 6-mile loop through t...

!!!!!!The Shindig!!!!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, April 15, 2008
To all you party people:   the Shindig is BACK TUESDAY AT 9 PM IN WALKER LOUNGE bring your friends and famlily for a rollicking evening of stories from the out of doors, information about uncoming tr...

Islip Saddle to MT Islip
Sponsoring Organization me
Date Sunday, April 06, 2008
Hello, Interested in going for a hike with SAR and get some snow and ice trekking in!?  We'll be hiking from Islip saddle to little jimmy and then on over to MT Islip.  The trip is designed to...

5C ASSASSINS
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Friday, April 04, 2008
Second annual 5-C ASSASSINS game. ASSASSINS is an ongoing live action game, with no physical borders and no designated meeting place, in which the objective is to 'assassinate' other players b...

Fixie Bike Movie (MASH-SF)
Sponsoring Organization Green Bikes
Date Sunday, March 09, 2008
There is going to be a showing of MASH-SF one of the sickest fixie movies out there.  Probably follow it up with some bike tricks, and maybe a slow race.  Check out the trailer on you tube:  http:/...

Donuts and Spring Break Speed Dating
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Come to Walker Lounge at 9PM Tuesday for DONUTS AND SPRING BREAK SPEED DATING!!! Make new friends and find/plan a Spring Break trip! Leaders particularly encouraged to come. See you there!  

Welcome Party
Sponsoring Organization The Farm
Date Saturday, March 01, 2008
    Live the dream.   The Farm's new chickens March, 2008

DID SOMEONE SAY DEVELOPMENT ON THE BFS!?
Sponsoring Organization students for the bernard field station
Date Friday, February 29, 2008
yes, it's very possible, and Pomona is involved. i'm holding a very short (~15 minute) information session and to answer any questions/clear up confusion about the Claremont University Cons...

Critical Mass
Sponsoring Organization
Date Friday, February 29, 2008
Critical Mass is a bike ride that happens in many major cities around the world, it was started by anarchists as a way of reclaiming the streets, but has grown as an enjoyable ride in which you don...

Frozen Trekking
Destination Yosemite Nat. Park
Leader Lena Connor
Dates Tuesday, February 26, 2008 to Thursday, February 28, 2008
We're going backpacking for 3 days and 2 nights in the Yosemite Valley area. We'll get back on Sunday night. It will be intense hiking and snowshoeing and pretty fucking cold. Be ready to carr...

INTO THE WILD w/S'Mores, Raffles, and Safety Tips
Sponsoring Organization OTL/CCLA
Date Friday, February 22, 2008
Come see INTO THE WILD this weekend for only TWO Dollars!!!! Come to the special pre-showing sponsored by OTL TONIGHT at 6:30! There will be roasted marshmallows, survival tips, and raffles! Based...

OTL Skillz Workshop!: Rappelling and Ascending a rope!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, February 19, 2008
  Yo! There will be a skills workshop during OTL Open Barn this tuesday night at 9:30! It will about knots useful for mountaineering, climbing, rescue and things like this. We'll focus knots for ...

Tour of the BFS
Sponsoring Organization Students for the Bernard Field Station
Date Friday, February 15, 2008
Never been to the field station? Don't know what the field station is?  The field station is that beautiful open space, north of Foothill, above Harvey Mudd that is used by all the colleges for a...

Extreme Movie Thursday
Sponsoring Organization SKEEZE / OTL
Date Thursday, February 14, 2008
We're going to try to start a semi-weekly extreme movie screening on Thursdays in the gear room at 8:00. It'll be a chance for anyone that's interested to get together, celebrate both the ...

Its Back! Shindig Tuesday feb. 5th at 9pm
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, February 05, 2008
On the Loose is back, even though it never left; only you did!  OTLers went on sweet trips this winter break and all of last semester and this shindig is our first chance to talk about it all togethe...

Baldy Bomb
Sponsoring Organization Banana Bikes
Date Monday, February 04, 2008
Go up Baldy on Monday night, camp, and ride down Mt. Baldy Road at dawn.  Bikes and Helmets can be provided, we have been doing this ride for a full semester now, and many people have come from biggi...

Winter Break Washington Ski Trips
Sponsoring Organization Sexy, Single Washingtonians (and maybe a little Oregon and Idaho too...)
Date Monday, December 24, 2007
So if you haven't been checking the weather reports, Washington ski resorts have been getting smacked by the proverbial pimp hand of some hardcore storms. I along with several of my associates are...

JOHNSON'S PASTURE DEDICATION
Sponsoring Organization City of Claremont and the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy
Date Sunday, November 18, 2007
Join the city of Claremont and the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy in dedicating Johnson's Pasture as the newest addition to the Wilderness Park. The celebration includes Sierra Club hikes, nat...

Turkey Trot
Sponsoring Organization HMC dean of students
Date Saturday, November 17, 2007
A timed race that involves tasks that must be completed along the way. The tasks change every year, but they are generally always ridiculous, fun, and dirty. Last year there were burlap sacks, a slip ...

Skeeze Presents "Lost and Found"
Sponsoring Organization Skeeze
Date Friday, November 16, 2007
To kick off the 2007-2008 season, SKEEZE will be screening Teton Gravity Research's latest ski and snowboard film, 'Lost and Found,' in Pomona College's Rose Hills Theater on Friday, N...

COMMANDO (oh damn)
Sponsoring Organization Society for Organized BAD ASS Diversions and Digressions (SO-BADD)
Date Wednesday, November 14, 2007
OPERATION COMMANDO This is quite probably the sweetest game ever known to man. Anyone who disagrees is not a ninja. Come only if you are ready to be a bad ass. WARNINGS and HINTS: If played properly, ...

Radio Orienteering
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Saturday, November 10, 2007
Radio orienteering is an obscure offshoot of orienteering.  It involves carrying around a transmitter and searching for radio signals hidden in the woods.  Bonelli is a nice little park only 5 minut...

Knots and Anchors class
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Come learn knots and how to build anchors! No experience needed! Essential for climbing, caving, canyoneering, search and rescue, possibly sailing, rappeling for sure, and anything involving technical...

Hobo Jazz Concert, Farm Fall Festival
Sponsoring Organization The Farm
Date Friday, November 02, 2007
Hobo Jazz (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=7892072) Fall Festival planting strawberries carving pumpkins painting gourds jamming out with pals what more coul...

Fall Break Photo Show
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Send in your best fall break photos and we'll project them at the next shindig! otlstaff@gmail.com 

Backpacking Chefs: GRAINS!
Sponsoring Organization Nell
Date Monday, October 29, 2007
Want to master backcountry meals not inspired/defined/limited by Frank's (albeit useful and costeffective) packouts??? COME COOK GRAINS! special topics include doughboys and couscous. bland no mor...

Climb Smart: J Tree
Sponsoring Organization Freinds of Joshua Tree
Date Friday, October 26, 2007
Sweet event in joshua tree. Tons of climbers, tons of stuff going on, free gear, food, it sounds really sweet. http://friendsofjosh.org/images/2007cs600x800.jpg  http://friendsofjosh.org/  

Winter Break Brainstorm
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Thursday, October 18, 2007
I have some time over winter break that i want to spend out and about.  Would love to meet up with people for a OTL extravaganza. I will be spending dec22-jan1 in AZ.  Then I have Jan2-16 for nothin...

OTL Shindig 9pm Tuesday Night Walker Lounge
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The shindig is this tuesday just like every tuesday!  Check out gear for your fall break trips and talk with your trip leaders for important information about your trip's departure/logistics, e...

OTL Movie Night: Planet Earth
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Monday, October 15, 2007
Planet Earth is probably the best documentary ever made about anything, ever. Seriously. It is beautiful. And we'll watch it on a big screen. We'll watch the first episode which is about the w...

Work PARTY at the Pomona Farm!!!
Sponsoring Organization The Farm
Date Saturday, October 13, 2007
HUGE Farm WORK PARTY this Saturday!!! Food, refreshments, and fresh farm pomegranates, figs, and persimmons! And rasberries, pumpkins, tomatoes, and prunes! Bring musical instruments. We will be...

Holy Shit! Slacklining at Pitzer!
Sponsoring Organization Pitzer
Date Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Slacklining Extravaganza!!! Maybe hella sweet? Probably yes.

OTL Shindig 9pm Tuesday Night Walker Lounge
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Its the shindig y'all!  There will be food and brad will be leading a knot-tying demonstration before hand at 830!  Shindigs are the way to learn about trips, tell stories from past ones, ta...

Knot Session! F'n Rad
Sponsoring Organization OTL, Climbing Club
Date Tuesday, October 02, 2007
  Yo come learn some knots. Great for climbing, backpacking, or tieing people up. come before the shin dig.  

OTL Movie Night: Vertical Limit (for reals this time)
Sponsoring Organization OTL, Climbing Club
Date Thursday, September 27, 2007
Veritcal Limit: possibly the best (read: worst) climbing action movie ever made. Its about some people who are rescuing some other people on a high altitude mountain... by blowing it up. something lik...

"Earth to Claremont" environmental fair
Sponsoring Organization The Claremont Colleges
Date Thursday, September 27, 2007
OTLers, We have an amazing event taking place at the Claremont Colleges this Thursday, Sept 27 from 11-2. "Earth to Claremont" is a consortium-wide environmental fair showcasing the many and diverse ...

OTL Skills Happy Fun Time!
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Come by the gear room before the shindig and learn how to make a backpacking stove out of a couple of pop cans. Its totally sweet. They're super light weight, super cheap, burn alcohol, and totall...

OTL MOVIE NIGHT THURSDAY 830PM WALKER WALL VERTICAL LIMIT
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Thursday, September 20, 2007
This Thursday, September 20th, at 8:30 pm, the most extreme film ever produced will make its Claremont debut outdoors as the first film in the bi-weekly OTL film series.  OTL, the outdoors club of th...

Manufactured Landscapes
Sponsoring Organization Scripps College: The Humanities Institute
Date Thursday, September 20, 2007
http://www.mercuryfilms.ca/ML_intro.html MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-sc...

Big SKEEZE Meeting!
Sponsoring Organization Ski Club
Date Sunday, April 08, 2007
This season is ending and we have to begin preparing for the next one. In other words, CLUB MEETING!Many of the officers are graduating and we need to be sure that there is continued representation f...

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Sponsoring Organization OTL, Climbing Club, SKEEZE
Date Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The Banff Mountain Fil Festival Tour is going to be at Caltech this Tuesday at 7:30. check out http://www.its.caltech.edu/~alpine/banff_2004/banff_2004.html for more details. It'll be sweet. You c...

Wildlife and Environmental Alumni Job Panel
Sponsoring Organization CMC, Scripps, Pitzer Career Centers
Date Monday, February 26, 2007
The CMC, Scripps and Pitzer Career Centers will be holding an alumni panel about Wildlife and Environmental Jobs on Monday, February 26 from 7:00-8:30pm in Keck Room 125. This is your chance to get th...

STICKEEN!!!!!!
Sponsoring Organization John Muir Traveling Minstrel Collective
Date Tuesday, February 20, 2007
"No superannuated mastiff or bulldog grown old in office surpassed this fluffy midget in stoic dignity. He sometimes reminded me of a small, squat, unshakable desert cactus." John Muir Stickeen, pg. 1...

Hunting Wild Mushrooms in Southern California
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Tuesday, February 13, 2007
    Imagine journeying into the misty forests of the San Gabriels on an expedition to discover the mysteries of the elusive FUNGI!  Your palette is moistened and ready to indulge in their mycologi...

Hastings Canyon
Sponsoring Organization OTL
Date Saturday, January 27, 2007
Canyoneering. Its wicked sweet. we're going to rappel. We're going to have fun. We're going to make friends. Bring a lunch, harness and helmets of you're own are good, we have some. Al...

World Class Climber Hans Florine on Campus!!!!! All 5C's Can Attend Dinner!!!!
Sponsoring Organization Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Date Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Hans has been the US National Speed Climbing Champion nine times in the past 15 years, and he won the first World Speed Climbing Championship in 1991. Hans won gold at the first three ESPN X-Games and...

SNOWSTOCK
Sponsoring Organization SKEEZE, OTL, and a host of others
Date Friday, November 10, 2006
Don't let the weather the past few days fool you, winter is on the way and that means it's time to get set for another season of skiing and riding. Fortunately, SKEEZE and OTL have been working tirel...

Canyoneering Slideshow!!
Sponsoring Organization Alpine Training Services, OTL, and the Climbing Club
Date Tuesday, November 07, 2006
A professional Canyoneering Guide from Alpine Training Services is going to give a FREE slideshow, on what exactlt Canyoneering is all about. The presentation is intended for all levels of experience ...

Johnsons Pasture Hike!!!
Sponsoring Organization Pete Tauber
Date Friday, October 06, 2006
I just wanted to give people the opportunity to go on a nice friday afternoon hike in this really special place that is SO CLOSE to campus (just off mountain ave next to the wilderness park). Johnson'...

Fall Break Shindig!!!
Sponsoring Organization On the Loose
Date Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Hey all! OTL's Shindig this week will be at the normal hour, 9:00 on Tuesday, but this time in the Motley, at Scripps. Anyone interested in going on or leading a OTL Fall Break trip should come to t...

Carpool to 5.10 Climbing Shoe Outlet!
Sponsoring Organization Elizabeth Thomas
Date Friday, September 15, 2006
A pilgrimage to the home of cheap climbing shoes in Redland!  Let's carpool, because it's the right thing to do.

FREE ROCK CLIMBING AND PIZZA
Sponsoring Organization Hangar 18
Date Friday, September 15, 2006
Come to Hangar 18 this Friday, Sept. 15, from 4-9pm and enjoy free rock climbing and free pizza with your 5C ID card.  Chill with awesome people and have fun 30 feet off the ground.  Go to www.climb...

OA SLIDESHOW
Sponsoring Organization OA, CCLA, OCL
Date Friday, September 01, 2006
The (almost) world-famous OA Slideshow is this Friday night! Come see the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the pinnacle of perfection...need I say more?  We're going even bigger for 2006 wi...

Climb into some hot springs
Destination Apple Valley/ Deep Creek
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates to Saturday, October 29, 2016
This trip will include climbing in the morning at Apple Valley Crags (https://www.mountainproject.com/v/bmx-crags/106650859) and spending the afternoon soaking off in the nearby Deep Creek Hot Springs...

Coyote gulch with fancy feasts
Destination Coyote Gulch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Leader Lena Fox
Dates to
Whats good people? So we are going to Utah for the canyons! Our trip begins the first Saturday of spring break where we drive all the way the heck out there. Then, we are going to embark on a wonderfu...

Climb into?
Destination Apple Valley/ Deep Creek
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates to Saturday, October 29, 2016
This trip will include climbing in the morning at Apple Valley Crags (https://www.mountainproject.com/v/bmx-crags/106650859) and spending the afternoon soaking off in the nearby Deep Creek Hot Springs...

Climb into some hot springs
Destination Apple Valley/Deep Creek
Leader Jessie Levin
Dates to Saturday, October 29, 2016
This trip will include climbing in the morning at Apple Valley Crags (https://www.mountainproject.com/v/bmx-crags/106650859) and spending the afternoon soaking off in the nearby Deep Creek Hot Springs...

San Onofre more like Sand Oh-yes-fre
Destination San Onofre
Leader Lena Fox
Dates to Saturday, April 18, 2015
We're camping at the beach!! Unfortunately we only have 8 spots to camp out but many are coming just to hang out on the beach for the day and return to campus at night. We planning to swim, cruise...

SUPERBLOOOOM
Destination Anza-Borrego Desert
Leader Kira Gabriel
Dates to Saturday, March 25, 2017
So all this rain not only got us out of that intense drought, but also created a SUPERBLOOM!! So we are headed out to Anza-Borrego Desert in order to frolick among the flowers, make some new pals,...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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