[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="422"] This post was written August 2015 by Rachel Curtin, Adventure Outings Marketing Coordinator and Trip Leader.[/caption] Whether you recently moved to Chico or have been living in this beautiful town for your whole life, Adventure Outings (AO) has something for you! For those that are new to Chico we offer day hikes to explore the beauty of our immediate surroundings. Feather Falls and Table Mountain day hikes are some crowd favorites. For those seeking a higher level of excitement and adventure, AO offers access to some of the best whitewater in northern California. Join us on a rafting trip or take the plunge and learn how to whitewater kayak. But that's not all! Adventure Outings runs about 30 trips a semester, everything from backpacking to caving to rock climbing and canoeing. AO even runs its own backcountry yurt! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="960"] There are so many sights to see in such a close proximity to Chico. Join us to enjoy views like these![/caption] Adventure Outings, AO for short, has been a part of the CSU, Chico community for many, many years--31 to be exact! There is a long history of AO taking students out into nature and showing them a good time. Over the years we have established ourselves as one of the premier college outdoor programs in the world. Adventure Outings not only teaches and entertains participants but it also shapes leaders. Our staff is made up of 30+ students from all different backgrounds who are trained to lead and teach in the outdoors. We are constantly learning new skills in order to give you the best experience possible! Our staff regularly attends training trips and outdoor leadership conferences to stay up to date on all the most current methods in outdoor exploration. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="785"] Our staff braved some crazy weather to learn the ins and outs of expedition rafting![/caption] Our trips are open to anyone over 18 years old. If you have ever thought about coming on a trip don't wait! We often have participants tell us they wish they had known about AO earlier so they could have gone on more trips. Bring your friends or meet some new ones! Whatever you decide, Adventure Awaits! Learn more about our current trips and register online here.