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FD Tributaries | Local Adventure Communities

Keeping with the theme of rivers, FD has dubbed our local chapters Tributaries. First Descents Tributaries offer local adventures and community support for young adults impacted by cancer.

Currently, we offer local programming in 16 cities across the country ranging from single day rock climbing outings to multi-day river trips, backpacking adventures, and more. As FDtribs are intended to connect our growing alumni base and young adults impacted by cancer in the places they call home, these experiences are open to anyone living within a three hour drive of the city.

Not a Trib in your area? Contact the Tribs team and we’ll brainstorm ways to connect you with your local FD crew!

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Local Adventure | Los Angeles, CA

February 23, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Spend the day learning the climbing basics at your local climbing crag, Stoney Point Park! You all will meet at the Park and the REI field guides will start with the basics and slowly progress to getting on the rock! All levels are welcome and it's a great chance to meet other people in your LA community. This will be a great way to prepare for our Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree next month!

Eligibility: Open to the LA Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Anchorage, AK

May 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Start summer off right with this insanely beautiful sea kayaking trip on the Prince William Sound! Hang out with your Anchorage community while exploring hidden coves, waterfalls, and glaciers from your kayak. Then spend the night in beautiful Girdwood and stretch those muscles during yoga on Sunday. It will be an epic weekend and one you don't want to miss!

Eligibility: Open to Anchorage Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Atlanta, GA

May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019

What's up Atlanta?! Come kick off the summer season with an amazing weekend whitewater kayaking in Bryson City! Whether you are a seasoned kayaker or new to the sport, this program has a spot for everyone. Spend two days kayaking with the amazing Nantahala Outdoor Center, and kick back in the evenings to enjoy some amazing food and time with friends. Don't wait too long, sign up now before the program fills up!

Eligibility: Open to Atlanta Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Austin, TX

March 16, 2019 - March 16, 2019

What better way to spend your Saturday morning than with your Austin tribe sending routes at the seriously cool Crux Climbing Center. After a morning of roping up and learning some new skills from instructors, you can take your pumped arms over to grab coffee and such with your new climbing buddies. Let's keep the stoke high Austin community and keep on adventuring!

Eligibility: Open to the Austin Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Boston, MA

April 13, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Want to learn the secrets behind packing the perfect hiking backpack? Come to the Framingham REI to learn the tips and tricks from the experts. Should you roll or stuff? Do you put the heaviest at the bottom or the tops? All will be revealed at this enlightening clinic. Plus, this will be a great precursor to FD's backpacking program in the White Mountains come fall! So come hang with your Boston community and then grab some delicious food after!  

Eligibility: Open to the Boston Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Charlotte, NC

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Come join the Charlotte Trib for an incredible rock climbing program at Chimney Rock State Park. Spend Saturday scaling up rocks and Sunday soaking up fall colors with a hike! Connect with your Charlotte community and get expert climbing tips from the pros at Fox Mountain Guides. No better way to savor fall than Out Living It with your local Charlotte Trib!

Eligibility: Open to the Charlotte Local Adventure Community
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