Caving & Hiking

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Anza Borrego Canyons and Caves

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Join us on this popular overnight trip. By day we will explore mud caves, palm oases, wildflowers, vistas and Native American Pictographs. By night, we indulge in delicious food from a Dutch oven, soak in the hot springs, and take in the amazing star display far from the contamination of city lights. We will spend Saturday exploring the corners of Arroyo Tapiado Caves with our headlamps. Sunday will find us picking our way through the desert canyons in search of one of the many oases or desert vistas. No Anza-Borrego trip is complete without a stop for famous Julian pie on the way home. This trip has a waiting list every time, so sign up early.

Itinerary

Prior to the trip

  • Reserve and pickup Outback provided equipment
  • Gather personal equipment

Saturday:

  • 7:00am: Meet at Outback, final gear check, depart for Anza Borrego Desert
  • Visit to the Arroyo Tapiado mud caves
  • Relax in the Agua Caliente hot springs

Sunday:

  • Morning canyon hike and return to Outback Adventures.
  • Stop for Julian Pie if time allows
  • Return to Outback Adventures

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TRIP POLICIES

Drugs, alcohol, tobacco and firearms are not permitted on any Outback trip. Presence of these items is grounds for immediate removal from the trip at the participant's expense.

Current emergency contact and medical information must be provided.

All participants must complete a Liability-Waiver (PDF) prior to the trip.

Cancellation Policy

Rental gear listed as provided above by Outback Adventures must be reserved and picked up at the Outback Rental Shop prior to the trip, during store hours. There is no extra charge.

WARNING

Adventure travel has inherent risks of injury and/or death. These risks contribute to the "adventure" aspect of our trips. UCSD Outback Adventures and its employees assume no liability for any damages, loss, injury or death as a result of our trips. Some trips have a prerequisite fitness level, for which the participants are responsible. Any person participating in an Outback Adventures trip is personally responsible for his or her own safety.