Rubicon Outdoors uses only state of the art field equipment. All equipment meets or exceeds industry standards and is tracked and maintained on a regular basis.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
Rubicon Outdoors provides group food, camping and specialized equipment. Participants must provide their own personal clothing and some equipment. Use of a back-pack, sleeping bag and sleeping pad can be arranged through our office. A list of required items and recommendations specific to each trip will be mailed with a full enrollment packet. Pre-trip informational support is always available.
All guides are well versed in the art of outdoor cooking and are certified “Safe
Food Handlers” by the Department of Health. Special dietary needs and beliefs are respected and taken into account when planning menus. Be prepared for Dutch Oven cooking, Gourmet backcountry meals and traditional local fare. Some restaurant meals may be necessary during transport from one area to another. Participants will be responsible for these meals.
All lodging and camping is included in all of our adventure trips. Type of sleeping arrangements will vary with each course. All sleeping arrangements are based on two people per occupancy. Accommodations will range from two person tents, huts or yurts in the backcountry, to youth hostels, bed and breakfasts, lodges and inns on front country trips.
Rubicon Outdoors provides all transportation during a program. Participants are
responsible for all airfare or ground transportation to and from trip start and
finish. Special transportation needs and logistical support can be arranged through our office.
Rubicon Outdoors operates in urban, rural, wilderness and remote expedition settings. We specialize in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Deserts of the Southwest. Rubicon Outdoors operates under a Special Use Permit in Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Prescott National Forest, Eldorado National Forest and other agencies where appropriate.
All participants must complete the Medical form before the start of any trip. It
is vital that persons with medical problems make them known to us well before departure. Any food, insect or other allergies need to be addressed. A physician’s signature is required for all participants.
You can and should expect all types of weather on any Rubicon Outdoors program. Prior planning and stressing prevention are a part of every adventure program. Participants will be instructed on proper layering and preventative measures for cold, wet and heat. It is ultimately the job of the participants to follow the guide’s advice and requests. Weather, such as, but not limited to: lightning, hail, rain, sleet and snow are possible during all times of the year.
We recommend that you consider travel insurance for your trip if you don't have anything already. Although we always try to be fair in the event of a cancellation, there are usually charges that cannot be avoided if something comes up and you're not able to make the trip. Our cancellation policy can be found online by downloading our Payment + Refund Information
. We don't require travel insurance, but it is strongly recommended. Travelguard's Gold Plan
is a good policy that has worked well for our clients in the past. You get extra coverage and options for buying insurance within 15 days of paying the initial deposit on your tour, so it's better to get sooner rather than later.