By Saeed Villanueva |Staff Writer| Student Crista Tarvin, obtained severe injuries while hiking at Forest Falls Sunday Oct. 23. Tarvin's injuries include a fractured face, dislocated jaw, broken nose and bruised eyes. Alumni member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Theta Chapter (ZTA) was hiking with her ZTA sister Mylesha Davis and her Sigma Nu alumni brother Adrian Lozano. Unfortunately, the steepness of the trail made her lose control and balence on the way down the mountain. Mylesha described what happened, "Crista went down the hill and she lost her balance, shifted her weight forward and ended taking a full impact to her face,” stated by Mylesha via email. She was instantly … [Read more...] about ZTA member injured while hiking
By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer| The average heat for San Bernardino expected for this upcoming summer from July to September is “96, 96, 91," according to the U.S. Climate Data. Summer is quickly approaching the students and faculty here at CSUSB and we are going to provide some insight on how to stay cool and relax with some outdoor activities. Big Bear Mountain Resort is a great place to escape the heat of San Bernardino and the surrounding areas. The traveling distance to Big Bear Mountain from CSUSB roughly takes only 59 minutes and is averaged out at 41 miles. To arrive at Big Bear Mountain, depart from University Pkwy and head toward Northpark Blvd., then take the ramp … [Read more...] about Big Bear summer activities for SB residents
By Aaron Wolf |Staff Writer| Walking down a narrow path you feel calm and relaxed. The birds are chirping and bees are buzzing. You are one with nature. This relaxing and fulfilling experience could be yours. CSUSB Recreation and Wellness Center (Rec Center) offers camping trips throughout the quarter. The trips are scheduled between May and September and a variety of locations are explored. The next destination is Yosemite National Park. This trip is scheduled for April 29 through May 1. Sign-ups conclude on April 27. According to the Adventure Guide, Yosemite is one of the first and most popular parks in the United States. Yosemite is known for its beautiful views and … [Read more...] about Hiking and backpacking with the Rec Center
Kaila Morales | Staff Writer The Rec Center is offering two upcoming trips to Joshua Tree National Park: One being a camping trip from Jan. 30-31 and the other being a Valentine's Day hiking trip. Joshua Tree National Park is located in between the San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The park is known for their two desert landscapes and ecosystem. The two deserts include granite boulders and Joshua tree forest, which makes for spectacular sights to see. The sunsets and natural rock formations are major highlights of the park. Hiking is probably the most popular activity when camping outdoors. "Hiking is a must, when you are camping you get to explore and it's a very … [Read more...] about Rec center offers hikes in Joshua Tree
By Shelby Hancock |Asst Sports Editor| Students should take advantage of the activities and programs offered by CSUSB. One of the services is the Outdoor program offered by Recreational Sports. The program offers day hiking, overnight camping, taking trips to national parks, backpacking in the wilderness, and snowboarding. Activities also include taking trips to the beach, surfing, kayaking, river trips, group outings, educational programs and team building activities as well. "CSUSB Outdoors mission is to provide the community with a diverse range of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities," according to the Recreational Sports website. The program aims to teach … [Read more...] about Rec Outdoor Sports
By Selina Cerda |Staff Writer| Tent camping is a great way to experience the outdoors and enjoy the natural wildlife. Before you set out on your memorable and wild adventure, research the site and get to know your surroundings and what animals or plants you might encounter. It is important to be aware of poisonous plants; the three-leafed Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac all share the same look but different colors. “Leaves of three, Let them be!” is a great way to remember. Always remember when you spot a wild animal, never approach it with food—even if they seem friendly. Bears are attracted to human food and garbage, therefore increasing the risk of encountering one. It is … [Read more...] about Camping tips for Coyotes
By Ryan Navaroli |Staff Writer| Imagine yourself exploring one of the most popular national parks in its winter glory. Take the perfect opportunity and visit Yosemite National Park on the Rec Center's Yosemite Winter Exploration trip. The Yosemite Winter Exploration is a three day camping trip that allows participants to sight see the many hot-spots of Yosemite National Park and participate in some outdoor activities. Potential participants have until the end of this month to sign-up and partake in this trip. The registration for the Yosemite Winter Exploration takes place in person at the Rec Center. “I believe people have an urge to be adventurous. Participants will be able … [Read more...] about Yosemite Winter Exploration
By Annette Verdejo |Staff Writer| Despite the lack of snow in the mountains, season pass holders and locals are still enjoying all of what Bear Mountain has to offer. The snow has melted and all the snowboarders have put their gear in storage for the summer and have turned to other sports to help count down the days until the resorts open up again. But there is still use for your 2010-2011 Dual Mountain Season Pass. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain will be offering golf, hiking, mountain biking and scenic sky chair rides. Both resort are open for spring and summer events. For those of you that love to hike, this is the place to do it at. You might be asking if you have to hike … [Read more...] about Take a hike!