Outdoor Pursuits Program Expeditions

A aerial view the Harriman Fjord

What are OPP Expeditions

OPP Expeditions are our extended format trips, meant to journey deeper into the wilderness for much longer periods of time.  These trips range from 10-20 days in length and take place all over the United States.   If your looking for a grand adventure, dive head first into a new skill or see a new part of the wilderness, this is the way to do it.  

Sunrise in mountains

What to Expect

Students can expect to spend several days to weeks in a backcountry setting.  Backpacking and kayaking from campsite to campsite.  Sleeping on the ground in tents, cooking around a campfire, exposure to unpredictable  weather, and experiencing the beautiful surroundings of some of the most remote wildernesses out there.  Students will learn new skills, build friendships and go from beginner hiker to a seasoned adventurer in no time!

Paddling in Teton NP

What Travel Will Look Like

Travel, lodging and amenities will change from trip to trip.  Some trips will be driving to and from the starting location.  Others will start with students flying to a specified location to meet the trip leaders.  All types of transportation from driving, walking, flying, sailing and more are utilized and change depending on each trip.  

Upcoming 2021 Trips

Wallowa Mountains

Wallowa Wilderness Range Expo Backpack

Wallowa Wilderness Range Backpack

Dates: 6/25 - 7/2

Cost: $125

This trip takes place up in the Wallowa Wilderness.  It is 10 solid days of backpacking and mountain climbing and seeks to venture to the most remote sections of the range that exist.  Contact libby@up.edu for more information.  

Wind River Range with man fly fishing

Important Dates and Information

Wind River Range Backpacking and Flyfishing

Dates: 7/20-7/30

Cost: $125

This trip heads to the remote Wind River Range of Wyoming.  Students will be backpacking through the Southern/Northern winds, camping under the stars and fly fishing at the backcountry lakes that populate the range.  Contact libby@up.edu for more information.