March 2 – March 8 (Saturday to Friday)
ROCK CLIMBING and CAMPING (Beginner to Advanced)
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR
Sign-up by: Bring $100 cash, check, or Vanderbilt Card by Wednesday, Jan. 16
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday Jan. 16 @ 5:00 pm and Tuesday Feb. 19th at 6:00 pm
Why spend your spring break worrying about how you look in a bathing suit when you could be worrying about how many climbs you can squeeze into a day?!? This March, join the Outdoor Rec. team as we head due west to enjoy some bullet hard sand stone at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch (HCR) in Arkansas.
HCR is home to hundreds of quality sport climbs that range in grade from 5.6 to 5.13. Situated just outside of the town of Jasper, AR, HCR is a modern day dude ranch that operates during summer months to program for families and groups of travelers. Our plan will be to spend the start and final day travelling to HCR and fill our middle 5 days with nothing but rock climbing. Our campsite will be on location at HCR, so once we arrive, we will set up camp and stay in the same location for the week. With such a wide swath of grades (5.5 – 5.14), this trip is open to participants of all abilities. The only thing you need to bring with you will be a tenacious spirit and a desire to have some fun. Estimated trip duration: 8 AM Sat. – 6 PM Sun.
Please contact Lee Collette, VU ORP Activities Coordinator, at (615)322-0811 or via email at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding this trip.
Spring Break 2013: March 2 – 10, 2013 (Saturday – Sunday)
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Sign-up by: Bring $500 cash, check, or Vanderbilt Card by Friday, Feb. 1
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 pm.
2013 marks our 18th trip to the canyon since 1992. For the fourteenth year, however, we will get there in style, via air to Phoenix and charter bus to the canyon. We are planning on two hiking groups, both of which will hike a 25 – 35 mile trail the entire week, depending on permits. Needless to say, the Grand Canyon is incredibly beautiful, awesome and spectacular. Designed for the experienced backpacker, we will allow enthusiastic beginners on this trip. Everyone who goes must be in good, physical shape by the time we leave. Participants are expected to attend four more Pre-Trip Meetings in 2013, as well as a Pre-Canyon Hike. Note: this trip will not be offered again until March 2015. Estimate trip duration: 5:30 AM Sat. to 4 PM Sun.
Cost includes all transportation, in-canyon food, hotel on both ends of the trip, group equipment, permits, camping and entrance fees. Space is limited to the first 18 people that sign up, so don’t delay.
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Most trips are designed for a small group of people (10-12), and many of the trips require no previous experience. The fee for each trip covers the activity, transportation, in-camp food, camping fees, and group equipment. For more information, look for flyers around campus or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (along Childrens Way. and the Intramural Fields behind the Student Recreation Center) during rental hours. This is also where trip sign-up takes place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and Rec. Center members. Alcohol is not permitted on any trip.