Caravan Outpost X REI, your Ojai connection for adventure.
Introduction to Rock Climbing
Join REI to learn the fundamentals of outdoor rock climbing in this hands-on experience. We’ll focus on building the skills you need to continue your climbing journey, including proper belay techniques to keep your fellow climbers protected while they’re off the ground. We’ll cover necessary knots and give you the chance to practice basic outdoor climbing techniques, with some personalized instruction along the way. REI will provide all of the necessary climbing equipment for this great first-time experience.
Ojai Valley Starry Night Hike
Discover the magic of hiking at night under a blanket of stars, when even the most familiar trails reveal sights and sounds they only share with the cool, quiet night. On this particular evening we will turn our attention upward, spending ample time learning about night sky and the important work done by the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. For an added experience, we recommend downloading the free Star Walk, Star Walk 2, or Night Sky app to be able to search the night sky with your personal smart phone. (No smartphone? No problem – there will still be plenty of good old fashioned star viewing!) This is the perfect time to be outside – we can’t wait for you to join us!
Ojai Valley of the Moon Hike
Discover the magic of hiking at night under a blanket of stars, when even the most familiar trails reveal sights and sounds they only share with the cool, quiet night. Ojai, known as the valley for rejuvenation ans spirit-seeking will be the location for this 3-hour moonlight hike. The unique east-west orientation of the Topa Topa mountain range follows the path of the rising and setting moon, making it ideal for night-sky viewing. This is considered a strenuous hike as the steep climb and technical terrain are sure to get your heart pumping! We can’t wait to explore with you!
Ojai Farm to Table Bike Tour
The serene Ojai Valley is the setting for our Farm-to-Table Bike Tour. This area is one-of-a-kind, and during the tour you’ll experience the fun of a small town nestled among the great Topa Topa Mountains with a miles-long bike path winding its way among preserves, farms, and riverbeds. This tour begins just south of town on the Ventura River Bike Trail. You’ll ride an 12 mile loop along the bike path and backroads of Ojai, making a few stops along the way: Ojai’s famous Farmer and the Cook Restaurant; the ever-popular Farmer’s Market at Libby Park; and Heavenly Honey for sampling of the richest, sweetest fare this side of the Mississippi. Bring your daypack and take home a few delicious reminders of the best of Ojai.