Events

OBIEAdventures! Utah Green River Canoeing Adventure!
Crystal Geyser to Mineral Bottom
August 12-17, 2014

Joining us will be OC Professor T.S. McMillin
Event Details
  OBIEAdventures! Utah Green River Canoeing Adventure! Crystal Geyser to Mineral Bottom with Professor T.S. McMillin
  August 12, 2014 6:00 PM
  August 17, 2014 5:00 PM
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To reserve your spot, please contact Centennial Canoe directly, here.


LOCATION: Moab, UT
Centennial Canoe
P.O. Box 3365
Centennial, CO  80161
(877) 353-1850
www.centennialcanoe.com

TUESDAY WELCOME RECEPTION:
Moab Brewery - back room
w/Professor T.S. McMillin
686 S. Main Street
Moab, UT  84532
(435) 259-6333

DESCRIPTION:
OBIEAdventures! are shorter, lower-cost, more rustic trips designed for action-oriented alums to travel to exciting locations while remaining connected to Oberlin College. In short, we’ll be using 5-star canoes instead of 5-star hotels! OBIEAdventures! Go. Explore.

Join fellow Obies for a “low cost, high value” getaway in Moab, UT as we canoe down the Green River! This Utah canoe trip is an unforgettable odyssey. Paddling a 60-mile section of the Green River from Crystal Geyser south of Green River, Utah, as it winds towards Mineral Bottom, just north of Canyonlands National Park, is a trip of a lifetime.

Between the town of Green River, Utah, and Canyonlands National Park is part of the longest stretch of quiet wilderness water in the lower 48 states. As you canoe the Green River, the moving panorama is incomparable. The twisting, looping river winds its way between sheer, colorful sandstone walls, hundreds of feet high. Vast canyon systems and water channels branch in all directions, inviting hiking and exploring as well as providing excellent camping. Highlights may include hiking to Bow Knot Bend, the canyons of Trin-Alcove, plus Horseshoe Canyon. Old settler’s cabins, abandoned mines, historic outlaw hideouts, caves, ancient Fremont Indian petroglyphs (rock art panels a.d. 500-1200), and lush hidden springs await those who pass this way. Oftentimes, a layover day will be built into the trip for hiking. As you retrace Major John Wesley Powell’s 1869 route when he first floated this river and documented the area, remember his words describing his mission: “...to fill in the last white space on the map…”

Joining us will be Prof. T.S. McMillin, author of "The Meaning of Rivers: Flow & Reflection in American Literature" along with teaching courses in American Literature and environmental studies.

COST:
$619 (special rate for Young Alumni Only! Class of 2003-2013)
$569 (kids 6-12 years old)
$669 (all class years)



ITINERARY:
Tuesday: Arrival Day – Evening Welcome Reception with Prof. T.S. McMillin at the Moab Brewery

Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. breakfast in the parking lot of Coyote Shuttle. After a logistical meeting and storing personal gear in dry bags, you will proceed by bus to your entry point at Crystal Geyser (see map). Once you are on the river, lunch is usually the first stop. You will make camp around 2:00-4:00 p.m., allowing time to set up tents and explore. Hors d’oeuvres will be served around 5:00 p.m. and dinner will be served about 6:30–7:30 p.m. You will continue paddling down river and camping during the rest of the journey. Your guides may choose to incorporate one layover day in the trip where you will stay camped two nights in the same location, allowing a full day to hike in the canyons and explore.

On the last day, you will be picked up at Mineral Bottom after lunch and transported back to your vehicle at Coyote Shuttle. You should be off the river on the last day and homeward bound around 3-5 p.m.

INCLUDES:
*Tuesday Welcome Reception at the Moab Brewery with Prof. T.S. McMillin at 6 p.m.
*American Canoe Association certified river guides.
*Canoes, paddles, waterproof dry bags, group equipment, lifejackets, and group “privacy” tent with portable toilet.
*Meals on the river.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
*Airfare & Transportation to/from Moab, UT.
*Tuesday/Sunday evening accommodations.
*Tent, sleeping bag, pad, and camp chair (all available for rental).
*Personal gear - suggested list to be sent with confirmation packet.

TRIP INSURANCE DETAILS:
We strongly recommend purchasing trip insurance if you do not wish to lose money due to unforeseen circumstances. Contact the Alumni Office directly for Trip Insurance details.

A deposit of $100 per person must accompany your reservation request.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:
Please review the Centennial Canoe website for Cancellation & Refund policy.