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Dawg Daze Trips

Who May Participate in UWild Dawg Daze Trips?

Whether you’re an incoming student looking to meet others with an interest in the outdoors, a returning student that wants to experience new places around the PNW, or a faculty/staff member looking for adventure, these trips are a great way to start the school year. UWild Adventures Dawg Daze trips are restricted to UW Seattle students, faculty, and staff only.

Trip Equipment

UWild provides transportation throughout the trip and all group equipment such as; boats, cooking supplies, shelters, etc. Participants should be prepared with personal items such as; clothing, toiletries, food/snacks, sleeping bags, and other personal comforts. For a better understanding of what equipment is provided on each trip, please reference the information packet and packing list for that activity.

As an alternative to purchasing equipment, check out UWild’s Gear Garage our full-service rental shop. For trips that require equipment such as bicycles or kayaks, participants are encouraged to use their own equipment, but it must first be inspected by one of the UWild staff. Check the information packet for that trip to find out more about using personal gear.

Trips

Riding the Root – Sustainable Food Systems and Bike Touring on Whidbey Island

Spend 4-days touring UW and Whidbey Island by bike while learning about food systems and agriculture. This bike tour is perfect for those wanting to learn camping and road-touring basics, as well as get in the dirt to learn about veggies and plants. Each day will include between 20-50 miles of biking and 1-3 hours of farm work. We will visit the UW farm, vegetable and shellfish farms, a food bank, and the WSU Bread Lab. The bike tour culminates with a final ride to Deception Pass State Park for a night of camping near the beach. After the beach, we will ditch the bikes and take a tour of the WSU Bread Lab located in the Skagit Valley. This is the perfect way to learn from people who themselves are striving to make a difference in our food system. Explore what it means when environmental and social justice become one and the same.

Dates:
Trip 1: August  28-31
Trip 2: September 22-25
Cost: $350
Details, Itinerary, and Trip Policies:

North Cascades National Park – Sea Kayaking and Backpacking Ross Lake

Come explore the North Cascades with us on this 11-day trip! You will explore Ross Lake by sea kayaking and backpacking. On this unique trip, you will spend half the trip sea kayaking the full length of Diablo and Ross Lake (27 miles) with all of your possessions and pitch camp on picturesque shores and islands of this high alpine reservoir. During the paddling portion of the trip, your group will have the option of exploring Desolation Peak where Jack Kerouac lived in a fire lookout and wrote his book, “Desolation Angles” and referred to many times in his book “Dharma Bums”.  The other half of the trip, you will explore the East Bank trail (31miles) by foot and view the North Cascades in a whole new light! While backpacking you will get the chance to dip your toes in high alpine lakes, walk in remote valleys and gaze upon craggy peaks.This extended multi-sport expedition is one of a kind!

Trip Dates: August 27-September 7
Cost: $650
Details, Itinerary, and Trip Policies: Information Packet & Packing List

To Register:

Dawg Daze Registration Form (for those that do not have an active UW Net ID)

*The above form does not guarantee entry into the program you are interested in, we take registration requests on a first come first serve basis.  Please wait for a UWild staff member to contact you with your status and payment information.
To Connect With A UWild Staff Member

For Backpacking Trips, contact Janelle Deane, deanej@uw.edu
For Climbing Trips, contact Garrett Genereux, ggenereu@uw.edu
For Riding the Root, contact Matt Jensen, mcjensen@uw.edu