Week 2: Lake Tahoe and Big Sur!

All trips open

Tuesday @ 10pm!

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DRIVER Lake Tahoe (Cost: $40) open 9/28 @ 10pm: Purchase Ticket

NON-DRIVER Lake Tahoe (Cost: $40) open 9/28 @ 10pm: Purchase Ticket

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DRIVER Big Sur (Cost: $20) open 9/28 @ 10pm: Purchase Ticket

NON-DRIVER Big Sur (Cost: $20) open 9/28 @ 10pm: Purchase Ticket

Our Fall Quarter Schedule is out! Check it out in the Upcoming Trips tab!


Week 1: Santa Cruz Beach Trip – First Years Only!


We’re kicking off the year with our annual freshman beach trip! In addition to having a wild weekend, we’ll also be rocking out at the Club Fair this Wednesday (by Locatelli) and this Thursday for our kick-off meeting! This is a great way to learn about all things Into the Wild, so come out to Daly 206 at 8pm to learn about SCU’s outdoors organization! Keep your eyes peeled for our Fall Quarter Calendar release 9/23 as well!!!

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Adventure Trips are a great way for freshmen to connect with incoming students, current students, and faculty! All trips take place the week before Welcome Weekend, September 16-18. Participants will be able to move into your residence hall early! Come and join us for an adventure! Registration opens on Thursday, July 30th. Sign up by following the links below that will go LIVE Thursday 7/30 @ 11:00am!

Point Reyes Backpacking – Open to freshmen who have attended Orientation in July only. From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. On this trip, 12 incoming students will join 2 current students and 1 faculty member for a 3-day, 2-night backpacking excursion. Participating students will learn backpacking and leadership skills while forming friendships with their fellow classmates. Cost: $210

Purchase Point Reyes ticket 7/30 @ 11am: Purchase Ticket

Where are we headed?: https://alltrails.com/maps/2015-point-reyes-orientation-trip

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Big Sur Backpacking *New for 2015* – Open to freshmen who have attended Orientation in July or September Join incoming students and faculty on backpacking excursion through the beautiful Big Sur State Park, located in Monterey County. This ocean side adventure takes us on coastal trails through some of California’s best. Stay at Terrace Creek and Timbertop on this 3-day, 2-night adventure alongside 3 current student leaders, 1 faculty member, and 11 other incoming students. This trip will serve as a wonderful introduction to the friendships and connections Santa Clara University has to offer, for nature lovers and new backpackers alike. Cost: $190

Purchase Big Sur (Terrace Creek) ticket 7/30 @ 11am:  Purchase Ticket

Where are we headed?: http://alltrails.com/maps/big-sur-adventure-trip-2015

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Andrew Molera/Big Sur Backpacking *New for 2015* – Join incoming students and faculty on a camping trip to Andrew Molera State Park on the Big Sur Coast. Our 8-mile hike will take us along the bluff for an amazing view of the coast, and the campsite is just a short walk from the beach. We will stay three days and two nights with three student leaders, one faculty member, and 10 other incoming students. This trip will be the greatest thing since Santa Clara University itself! Cost: $195

Purchase Big Sur (Andrew Molera) ticket 7/30 @ 11am:  Purchase Ticket

Where are we headed?: http://alltrails.com/maps/andrew-molera–2 

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Driver: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=4220e2488cac3b016c7d40a00a023238

Non-Driver: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=1e68970493618d48aa38232f5ee32cdc

$35 – LAKE TAHOE CAMPING TRIP (opens Tuesday @ 10pm)

Driver: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=eb38990cf7dcb13cf8bf5fcf6b46e6e4

Non-Driver: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=55b22a477132327b1a408acf75036f63



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Big Sur Backpacking sign-ups open 10pm Tuesday 5/19, follow the links!

Driver: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=6a1985bc3cbb45c187769da54d0727d2

Non-Driver: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=3de4e630f79b424210d197be6db60c29

Yosemite Information!

Come spend Mother’s Day with mother nature and us on two fine Yosemite Trips.
Yosemite Wawona Advanced Trip

Join us for an unbelievable trip to the Wawona Backcountry in Yosemite and experience the other, less visited side of the park. Just as gorgeous, this trip will be a moderate to advanced trip to visit some spectacular waterfalls and breathtaking granite formations! We’ll be departing from SCU Friday at 6pm and head to Bass Lake for a leisurely evening just 30 minutes outside of the Park’s entrance. There is rain in the forecast, so we ask participants to plan accordingly.  Saturdaymorning will be an early morning rise followed by a long day of hiking, between 10-13miles. Depending on weather conditions, we’ll camp out in the backcountry for a night of pristine wilderness and gorgeous stars. Sunday will be the hike back to the trail head, followed by the drive home. Participants should plan on returning back to campus between 7-9pmThe stoke meter is off the charts! $40 –

Links will go live  on VENDINI starting at 10:00 pm Tuesday May 5.

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Yosemite Chilnualna Falls Trip

Yosemite 2.0! Yeah you betcha, we can never get enough Yosemite. We will be embarking on a intermediate level, two night, camping/backpacking adventure into the Chilnualna Falls at Wawona. Like hanging out under waterfalls and swimming in crystal clear mountain lakes? Did I just ask if you like having fun? Silly question. Don’t miss out on a one-of-a-kind backpacking opportunity this weekend at Yosemite!
Mandatory pre-trip meeting Wednesday (5/6) night @ 8:00 PM to prep for a Friday (5/8) @ 3:30 PM departure. We will return to school Sunday, mid afternoon. Stay wild! $35 Sign-ups on the Vendini link below.

Links will go live  on VENDINI starting at 10:00 pm Tuesday May 5.

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For Drivers:

Just in case the wait list for both trips is listed here:


Just as a reminder rafting is happening in two weekends so make sure to get your ticket!

We’ve got some great upcoming trips! Check them out!

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Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 9.01.25 PMSign up at the table! 10am-2pm Tue-Thurs!
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Driver      Participant      Waitlist

Follow the link below to check out our top 10 ways to get WILD on spring break!


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Spring Break 2015 - GRAND CANYON Video!  

Experience (almost) first hand what 25 of us wild ones did this past spring break: backpacking Havasu Falls, swimming in Beaver Falls, scaling Mooney Falls, and beholding the grandeur that is the Grand Canyon. Credit goes to Ira Cooper Torrey!

SPRING CALENDAR IS OUT! Come pick up your very own at the table!

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Follow @scuintothewild to see more goony yet stunning photos of SCU students getting up, getting out, and GOING WILD! If this sneak peak wasn’t enough to convince you, click this link! https://instagram.com/scuintothewild/






UPDATE: All trips are completely full. Fill out this google form to be added to the WAIT LIST! Preference will be determined by time stamp starting at the time the trip is filled. https://docs.google.com/a/scu.edu/forms/d/1JSLMhfRmkebN0EDksvAqJoffRVLEGDuuLpfpIvB3FQs/alreadyresponded?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link