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A Geologist’s View of Lassen National Park

This is a guest post written by AO Staff member, Angie!
Hello! My name is Angie, I am a third year student at Chico State and a Geology major. A cool thing about being a geology major is that almost every class has a field trip where you get to do a lot of hands on learning!

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Our Local Adventures – Backcountry Ski/Snowboard in Lassen Volcanic National Park

The lodge at the Southwest Visitor Center

Within an hour and a half of Chico lies Lassen Volcanic National Park. With El Nino’s arrival some AO staff and friends decided to embark on our first backcountry ski/snowboard tour of the Winter season.  We arrived at Lassen hoping there would be enough snow for our first turns of the year…and we were not disappointed!  There were several feet of fresh snow on the ground and new snow falling for our entire visit. Continue reading “Our Local Adventures – Backcountry Ski/Snowboard in Lassen Volcanic National Park”

Guest Post: Lessons Learned in the Three Sisters Wilderness

Editor’s Note:  The below story depicts a personal trip that was not associated with Adventure Outings.  While we encourage people to push themselves we also encourage them to do it safely and with proper preparation and experience.  That being said…enjoy the story!


It all started with an idea to do something epic and new for Thanksgiving break.  We were thinking Utah, or Colorado, but the drive would have taken away time from the trip itself, so Oregon it was.

Anthony: Three Sisters Wilderness seems pretty cool.

Theo: I’m down, let’s do the whole eight days there.

Anthony: Sure, looks like it snows too, but no big deal.

Theo: Cool.  Wanna do the 50 mile loop?

Anthony: Sounds great.

Just that easy, we established our idea.  An 8-day, 50 mile backpacking trek around the Three Sisters mountains in Oregon. We would follow the Pacific Crest Trail on one side of the range and cruise through the forest on the other side. With spectacular views of these majestic mountains from all angles, we started to get really excited. We just needed the right gear for cold temperature and snow, and a lot of food. Three friends vs. the Three Sisters. Continue reading “Guest Post: Lessons Learned in the Three Sisters Wilderness”

Find Your Adventure: Rock Climbing

Here is episode 4 of the “Find Your Adventure” mini series, this time we get up close and personal with the great sport of rock climbing. The physical challenge and the feeling of accomplishment after a hard climb is irreplaceable. Like what you see? Come find your adventure with Adventure Outings!

Find Your Adventure: Surfing

Episode 3 of the Find Your Adventure mini-series features one of our most popular trips, Santa Cruz Surfing. Take a look as folks attempt to master the art of riding waves.

Find Your Adventure: Sea Kayaking

Episode 2 of AO’s Find Your Adventure video series is now live.  Follow us as we visit the world-class paddling destination: Lake Tahoe.  Adventure Outings also sea kayaks in places such as: Tomales Bay, Big River, Horseshoe Cove and the San Francisco Bay.

Find Your Adventure: Rafting

Introducing our new video series entitled Find Your Adventure.  In each episode you’ll get a quick glance at what it’s like to try a particular outdoor sport.  In the first episode we take a look at rafting with AO.  Enjoy!

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