Wildflower Wellness Weekend

Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2023

$190 students / $230 non-students

Slip into spring with a weekend of wildflowers, mindful exercises, and beautiful hikes. Join Poly Escapes Trip Leaders on an escape to the California plains and ground yourself this season. From gorgeous hikes to spiritual stretches, disengage for a weekend of wellness.


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Skill Level: Mild

Activity Level: Beginner

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful day hikes 
  • Facilitated morning stretches 
  • Mindful exercises and journal prompts, 
  • Starry night skies 
  • Wildflower fields 


A pre-trip meeting will be held in the weeks prior to the trip. Participants will receive confirmation of a pre-trip date and time after registering. 

On Friday, March 10, 2023, after meeting at the designated time and place, the group will pack up, do basic introductions, and hit the road! While on the road, participants will stop for dinner in Santa Maria. 

Dinner will not be provided by ASI Poly Escapes on Friday night* 

The group will camp at Carrizo Plains within the Bureau of Land Management. Activities after arriving include hiking, camp cooking, introductions, practicing mindfulness, understanding and utilizing Leave No Trace practices, learning about the local flora and fauna, and exploring the area. The group will return on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

What's Included

  • All transportation 
  • Group gear: pots, pans, stoves, tents, water, maps, first aid kits, maps, camp tools, etc.  
  • Meals provided: Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch 

What to Bring

A more comprehensive packing list will be distributed at the pre-trip meeting. Good, sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support, sun protection, weather-appropriate clothing, copy of medical insurance card (if applicable,) the capacity to store two liters of water, toiletries, a quart-size bag of personal snacks, medications, money for dinner on Friday evening, a bowl or plate and utensils for meals, etc.  

The following items will be needed and can be rented for half off at the Poly Escapes Rental Center if you have registered for a Poly Escapes Trip: headlamp and batteries, sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner, sleeping pad, trekking pole, etc. 

Need Rental Equipment?

The Poly Escapes Rental Center at the Cal Poly Recreation Center has the gear you need for your next adventure! Explore our selection online, then visit the Rental Center to equip your trip.

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