May 9, 2005

Peak Adventures now a whitewater rafting outfit

Peak Adventures is now a commercial whitewater rafting outfit, thanks to a long-awaited acquisition of a rafting company from UC San Francisco. The purchase means that Peak Adventures will be able to lead whitewater rafting trips through the South Fork of the American River using its own equipment and at greater discounts to students and the community. The South Fork is one of the most popular whitewater destinations on the West Coast.

Peak Adventures provides a variety of outdoor recreation packages in including camping, backpacking, day hikes, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and snow trips. With the new rafting equipment, Peak Adventures will now be able to offer its own one-day and overnight rafting trips. The trips are open to the public, and students receive a 30 percent discount off of the general rate. Rafting trips will also now be incorporated into Peak Adventure's popular Youth Camp during the summer.

Associated Students provided the loan for Peak Adventures to purchase the rafting company. Hunter Merritt, operations manager of Peak Adventures, said ASI realized how valuable a component an independent rafting outfit would be to the organization and to Sacramento State. Prior to the acquisition, Peak Adventures had to outsource rafting trips to other companies at higher costs.

In addition to organizing trips, Peak Adventures also offers a full-service bike shop, outdoor equipment rentals and a challenge course. More information about Peak Adventures, including upcoming trips, can be found at www.peakadventures.org or by calling 278-6321.

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