Spring break! Spend March 24-30 canoeing the Labyrinth Canyon of the Green River in Utah. It is considered by some to be one of the premier canoeing trips in America. Canoe 45 miles from Ruby Ranch to Mineral Button, with several side hikes along the way.
Register by March 13.
A pre-trip meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on March 16 at the Outdoor Program.
The fee includes transportation, permits, food, shared gear and trip guides.
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The trip starts out with some acclimatization hikes in the areas around Huaraz, then continues as a four-day trek (one of the most popular) in the Cordillera Blanca, the Santa Cruz Trek. It is approximately 30 miles of trail, and the trek includes views of spectacular glaciated peaks, alpine valleys, scattered quenual forests and crosses a pass of 14,700 feet. With donkeys helping carry the load, the trek is made even more enjoyable and allows you to focus your attention on acclimatization instead of how heavy your pack feels at altitude.
Navigationally speaking, the route is easy to follow, and if there are questions the donkey driver knows the way. In regards to the mountaineering course, this course will prepare participants with little to no mountaineering experience to be contributing members of a climbing team by first taking a careful look at the many hazards that snow-covered mountains offer, then systematically learning the skills and techniques to combat these dangers. A peak climb objective is included to provide participants with a supervised climbing experience in which they can take the lead (as appropriate) of the climb with an instructor supporting and advising as necessary.
Register by: April 5
Cost: $2,500 (potential to be lowered depending on enrollment); $200 deposit due April 5 and total payment due May 1; includes food, gear, park fees (does not include plane ticket)
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Shop the Outdoor Program’s spring used outdoor gear sale on Wednesday, April 10, from 12-5 p.m., in the University Center Atrium! Want to sell your used gear? Drop it off to sell between 7-11 a.m. the day of sale. Pick up unsold gear and cash payout from 6-7:30 p.m. Outdoor-related equipment only! The UM Outdoor Program collects 20 percent of the selling price. Students and the general public are welcome.