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Feb 15  (Sat)
PARK CLEAN-UP @ Bells Bend Park, Nashville, TN
Cost : * Free! * // Sign-up by:  Fri, Feb. 7  //   Pre-Trip Meeting: Tues, Feb. 11 at 5 pm

Bells Bend is another relatively new park in Nashville that is being developed as a more natural park, rather than a “ball field park”.  We will be doing some site preservation work around the historic Buchanan House, built in 1842. Specifically, we will remove invasive plant species and pick up trash and debris from around the house. Experienced park staff and equipment will be provided to help us. Lunch is also provided, and hiking afterward is an option. Estimated trip duration:  8 am – 3 pm.

FEB. 22  (Sat)
CLIMBING @ Kings Bluff, TN  ** This trip is for Beginner Climbers **
Cost:  $22  //  Sign-up by: Fri, Feb. 14  //  Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Feb, 18 at 5 pm

Wall climbers, it’s time to try the “real thing”!  Kings Bluff is a great location for you to experience the fundamentals of rock climbing with knowledgeable staff.   Shoe rental = $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration:  9 am – 5 pm.

Mar 15  (Sat)
TRAIL BUILDING @ Bells Bend Park, Nashville, TN
Cost: *FREE!*  //  Sign-up by:  Wed, Feb. 26  //  Pre-Trip Meeting:  Wed, Mar 12 at 5 pm

Bells Bend Park is a relatively new park in Nashville that is being developed as a more natural park, rather than a “ball field park”. This time we will help build a new mountain biking trail in the park.  Experienced trail volunteers and equipment will be provided to help us.  Lunch is also provided, and hiking afterward is an option.  Estimated trip duration:  8 am – 3 pm.

MAR 16 (Sun)
CLIMBING @ Foster Falls, TN
** This trip is for Intermediate to Advanced Climbers **
Cost: $31  //  Sign-up by:  Wed, Feb. 26   //  Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tue, Mar 11 at 5 pm

Come enjoy the early spring weather with a day of climbing at Foster Falls! Located near Jasper, TN, this climbing destination boasts a great concentration of quality routes to test your climbing prowess.  With a short approach hike, Foster Falls has a little bit to offer any person willing to push themselves in a vertical environment.  From face and crack climbs to tenuous slabs and overhanging pump fests, this trip will provide a great opportunity for those looking to take their climbing to the next level. Price includes food, transportation, and technical climbing equipment. Climbing shoe rental is $5.50 extra.  Estimated trip duration: 8 am – 7 pm. Note: This is not a beginner trip. Participants should be able to comfortably 5.9 to really get the most out of this day.

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To sign up for a trip, come to the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), located on 2600 Children’s Way, kind of behind the Student Rec. Center, and pay a deposit or the full amount of the trip.   The ORC accepts cash, check, and the Vanderbilt Commodore Card.  For more info on trips, workshops, and equipment rentals, check out the web at www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec.

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Outdoor Recreation Hours:
Mon and Fri 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Tue, Wed, and Thu 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec