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Sports Basement Outdoors - Day Tours

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Address: 610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129-1600
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+1 415-437-0100

Sports Basement Outdoors is built on the idea that everyone should have the...

Sports Basement Outdoors is built on the idea that everyone should have the opportunity to be active and healthy, and that a healthy lifestyle can and should be fun.

Trips involve single and multi-day adventures, in the great outdoors, led by our team of nationally certified guides. We take pride in making these outings accessible and fun to individuals of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Our experienced guiding staff provides expert instruction with access to the latest and greatest gear and the best locations in the Bay Area!

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Wilderness First Aid Course - Great Class!

This 2-day course was an excellent way to get familiar with first aid situations in the wilderness and hands on simulations for how to handle them. I took the class to be prepared... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 2-day course was an excellent way to get familiar with first aid situations in the wilderness and hands on simulations for how to handle them. I took the class to be prepared for a big summer backpacking trip. This class made me feel more comfortable knowing what to do. The instructor was fun/funny, enthusiastic, patient, and informative. Thank you... More 

Thank Ariel S
San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended the 2-day (full days - 9-6 Sat and 11-6 Sun) last weekend and I can highly recommend the course to anyone who spends time outdoors more than an hour away from roads and towns, i.e. a great many of us living in the Bay Area who hike, bike and camp. Both days were chock-full of examples, practice and... More 

Thank Lenore901
Santa Clara, California
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took the SOLO Wilderness First Aid class over the weekend. It was a fantastic experience. John was a great instructor, very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He made clear the challenges we face with medical situations in the wilderness, how we need to carefully assess the environment as well as the patient to keep both of us safe.... More 

Thank Greg_Sc2017
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The 2-day trip consisted of snow-shoeing from the Badger Pass ski resort to Dewey Point, camping for one night then returning the next day (roughly 8-9 miles of hiking). The Sport's Basement guides were awesome. Our group was full of weather, and great meals on the trip. Backpacking intro topics included: - Packing your backpack - Introduction to snowshoeing -... More 

Thank ryan B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome class that everyone should take. John is a fantastic instructor with a ton of knowledge and catered the lessons for everyone. I highly recommend the classes! Pros: - you come away with a certification and skills to help in a situation - lots of hands-on scenarios to practice your skills (learning from others) - Lots of materials to digest... More 

Thank Kimberly W
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I took their SOLO Wilderness First Aid class over a weekend. This is something I've meant to do for a while and I realized that I'd be kicking myself if something serious happened when on a backcountry trip and I had failed to take the course due to scheduling conflicts. Our instructor (John) was an experienced outdoorsman and emergency medical... More 

Thank trk75
San Ramon, California
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A lot of anticipation coming up to this trip. Sports Basement and our awesome guides absolutely blew all expectations! What a great trip, super nice people and can't thing of a better locations for this adventure. Everything is provided, including (most important) how to do everything, from how to pack your back pack, use snowshoes, use of layers, camp, leave... More 

Thank Boxer550
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you've always wondered what it's like to camp in the winter with the world's most beautiful backdrop, this is the trip for you! It's physically challenging, but SB's expert guides will go out of their way to see that you get through it safe, comfortable, and well fed. Looking down on El Capitan from across the valley over breakfast... More 

Thank rdubbya
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

It was an unexpected wonderful experience. Biking the hills in Marin was very challenging for me, but the beautiful route from Sports Basement to Pt. Reyes and back was well worth it. Olema campgrounds was great with hot showers. 4 meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast/lunch) throughout trip all prepared by the Sports Basement team ... I consider that luxury camping! The team was... More 

Thank Judy W
San Francisco
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a challenging but rewarding backpacking trip to Yosemite. The first day we camped in the back country which is such a world apart from any other experience. The beauty and serenity were unequaled. The second day up to half dome was tough (we were older than the rest of the group) but marvelous. You just can't believe the... More 

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