Adventure Trips

 

The trips and workshops offered by the Outdoor Recreation Program at Sam Houston State University are open to anyone who wants a truly unique experience. Trips can vary in difficulty from easy to strenuous and range from an afternoon in a canoe to a week in the backcountry. This is your chance to get outside, try something different, and live the life less ordinary. No experience is necessary to sign up! Trip costs include: transportation, equipment, food (except any meals on the road), permits and fees, lodging or camping, instruction, and guides.

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  • Dates: December 05-07, 2014
    Sign-Ups: November 12, 2014
    Cost: $60 for Students
    Location: Lost Maples State Natural Area, TX

    Need a step up from your regular hiking routine? Come backpack with us as we meander through the beautiful autumn shaded Maple trees that cover the park. Grab your pack, your friends and get out on one last hurrah before winter break!

  • Dates: January 5-11, 2015
    Sign-Ups: October 8th, 2014
    Cost: $550 for Students
    Location: Sipapu and Santa Fe, NM

    Escape to the mountains for a week of fun in the snow. We will be staying at the Lodge at the Sipapu Ski Resort, in beautiful New Mexico. We’ll also be hitting up other popular New Mexico ski resorts such as Santa Fe and Angel Fire. Never skied or snowboarded before, or need a refresher? No problem! First timers get free lessons! There’s no better way to spend the last week of winter break.

  • Dates: February 13-15, 2015
    Sign-Ups: January 14, 2015
    Cost: $60 for Students
    Location: Colorado Bend State Park, TX

    Wanna get a little dirty? Join the Outdoor Recreation Program as we venture into the caves at Colorado Bend State Park. We'll be helping out the Texas Speleological Society in their efforts to keep Texas caves user friendly. No experience is needed for this awesome adventure into the world of spelunking.

  • Dates: March 20-22, 2015
    Sign-Ups: February 25, 2015
    Cost: $60 for Students
    Location: Austin, TX

    Chalk up on some real Texas limestone as we journey to the Hill Country for a weekend on the crag. We will get to explore and climb lots of classic lines on the Greenbelt, which is right in the heart of beautiful Austin, TX. First time climber? Not a problem! There are plenty of fun and challenging routes for all skill levels.

  • Dates: April 2-5, 2015
    Sign-Ups: March 4, 2015
    Cost: $85 for Students
    Location: Ouachita National Forest, OK

    This Easter holiday break join the Outdoor Recreation crew as we travel up to Oklahoma for an extended weekend of backpacking through the Ouachita National Forest. You'll see beautiful vistas, sleep beneath the stars, and learn to camp the ultra-light way. This trip could be challenging for beginner backpackers, but we are here to help you get ready for the trails if you are willing to accept the challenge.

  • Dates: May 14-24, 2015
    Sign-Ups: March 4, 2015
    Cost: $550 for Students
    Location: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

    Still looking for the perfect way to celebrate the end of the semester? Well, look no further. This May the Outdoor Recreation crew is headed West to the stunning Grand Canyon National Park. As we hike down into the canyon you'll experience a whole new world. Activities will include backpacking, hiking, waterfall slashing, and the best star gazing of your life. No experience is needed, but could be a challenge for beginner backpackers. However, if you are willing to accept the challenge, we are here to help you get in backpacking shape!

 

For more information please visit HKC 104 or contact outdoors@shsu.edu.

 

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