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Monkey Face makes great spring break hike

Monkey Face in Upper Bidwell Park is an unusual rock formation that has a trail leading to the top that many people hike. Photo credit: Ruby Larson

Courtney Chapman

March 20, 2018

Staying in Chico over spring break and wanting to get out, explore and adventure? Thankfully Chico has a multitude of hiking trails throughout Upper and Lower Bidwell Park just waiting for visitors. Whether you're trying to find something to do with a group of friends or wanting something more exclusive...

Rain or shine, Chico has something for you this spring break

What are you doing for spring break? Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Karen Limones

March 9, 2018

Let’s say you were planning to go home for Spring Break and something came up. Change of plans, you’re staying in Chico and so are those other residents who need to stay or live here.One of the best things about Chico is the beauty of the nature that surrounds it. If you haven’t taken advant...

Post-finals adventures await

Th trail that I took that lead me down towards a road that leads to Bear Hole, a popular swim location during the summer. The road had tons of little trails branching off of it. Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Jordan Rodrigues

December 16, 2016

After the last couple weeks of all-nighters, it's time to start exploring and hiking around different trails in Upper Park to wind down and relax. This trip helped me clear my mind from all responsibilities for about an hour. The little break from reality was revitalizing after the end of the semester.Taking pictures ...

Humans of Chico State

Doug Cue, senior construction management major shares his passion for rock climbing and the importance of traveling. Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Franky Renteria

October 22, 2016

"As I got closer to graduation, the reality of 50 to 60 hour work weeks is sinking in. I'm excited for the opportunities I have ahead of me; but i know that I need to take advantage of the rest of the time I have before I start working in SF. The 12 days of vacation time I get when I start working is...

Humans of Chico State

Senior Nutrition & Food Sciences major, Kayley Jimenez, shares her love for nature and the beauty Chico has to offer. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Jae Siqueiros

August 27, 2016

"I'd never really been interested in the wilderness until I moved to Chico. Lassen is my hidden gem now. The trees, the clear lakes, the open sky and a nice cliff bar make for a great day trip. Once I was hiking Lassen with a friend, I didn't realize how excited I was to show them the hydrothermal ar...

Adventure Outings trip leader shares outdoor thrills

Melissa Berndt and her group take a moment to rest during Wildcat Wilderness Orientation on top of the cinder cone volcano in Lassen National Park. After going on many trips through Adventure Outings as a participant, Berndt is now a trip leader who guides others. Photo courtesy of Melissa Berndt.

Dj Morris

January 31, 2015

Facing the turbulent water around her, Melissa Berndt submerged in and out of the Trinity River as it rushed her down the rapids. Gaining speed, she came to a halt and felt water on her face. As she braced herself, she soon realized that the water was not from the river but from tears of joy. R...

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