Trip Series

 

Slots Canyon Trip 2014


Adventure Recreation's Outdoor Pursuit Trips
If you've never been on a trip through Adventure Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits program with UAB Campus Recreation, then you are seriously missing out! The video above is from our most recent 2014 Slot Canyons trip and below is a list of all the trips you can sign up for this summer and up coming semesters. Don't miss out on these amazing adventures throughout the United States! Sign up now!

Download your copy of the following:
*All Pre-Trip meetings are in CRCT 290, Tuesdays 6PM unless noted otherwise.

New from Adventure Recreation: UAB Outfitters!
What is Outfitting? We deliver the boat to the river, you do the paddling!
You can reserve a boat and enjoy the river with our gear. Our staff will be meeting guest at the Cahaba River take-out many weekend dates throughout March and April, spring of 2015. Our staff will drive guest from the take-out to the put-in and assist them in launching our boat down the Cahaba. Once you finish a great time on the river, you will be back to your car and our staff will assist you in exiting the river. Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for specific dates. Reservations and information about shuttle times can be gained by calling (205) 996-4913. Our outfitting package includes canoe or kayak rentals, life jackets, paddles and a shuttle from the take-out to the put-in for one run of the designated section. Most outfitting will be done on the Cahaba River from Grants Mill Road to Old Overton Road about a 7.5 mile stretch of class I paddling.

Outfitter Pricing:
$50 per 2 person canoe or tandem kayak
$30 per single kayak
Shuttle only $10. (For privately owned boats.)
**Shuttles are done only in conjunction with other boat rentals.**


Adventure Recreation: 2014-2015 Trip Series
(View Past 2013-14 Trips)
 

 

Slots Canyon Trip 2014


Adventure Recreation's Outdoor Pursuit Trips
If you've never been on a trip through Adventure Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits program with UAB Campus Recreation, then you are seriously missing out! The video above is from our most recent 2014 Slot Canyons trip and below is a list of all the trips you can sign up for this summer and up coming semesters. Don't miss out on these amazing adventures throughout the United States! Sign up now!

Download your copy of the following:
*All Pre-Trip meetings are in CRCT 290, Tuesdays 6PM unless noted otherwise.

New from Adventure Recreation: UAB Outfitters!
What is Outfitting? We deliver the boat to the river, you do the paddling!
You can reserve a boat and enjoy the river with our gear. Our staff will be meeting guest at the Cahaba River take-out many weekend dates throughout March and April, spring of 2015. Our staff will drive guest from the take-out to the put-in and assist them in launching our boat down the Cahaba. Once you finish a great time on the river, you will be back to your car and our staff will assist you in exiting the river. Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for specific dates. Reservations and information about shuttle times can be gained by calling (205) 996-4913. Our outfitting package includes canoe or kayak rentals, life jackets, paddles and a shuttle from the take-out to the put-in for one run of the designated section. Most outfitting will be done on the Cahaba River from Grants Mill Road to Old Overton Road about a 7.5 mile stretch of class I paddling.

Outfitter Pricing:
$50 per 2 person canoe or tandem kayak
$30 per single kayak
Shuttle only $10. (For privately owned boats.)
**Shuttles are done only in conjunction with other boat rentals.**


Adventure Recreation: 2014-2015 Trip Series
(View Past 2013-14 Trips)
 

Ocoee River, Cohutta: Rafting & Backpacking, TN/GA - Sept 6-7


OcoeeWebPhoto IMG7347Join us for a backpacking adventure in the Cohutta Wilderness. Within the Cohutta Mountains are peaks that rise to 4,200 ft and more than a hundred miles of hiking trails. This is the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. Wild life abound! Then whitewater raft down the Ocoee, crossing over the most continuous stretch of Class III-IV Rapids in the country; tumbling through a spectacular scenic gorge in the Cherokee National Forest.


Pre-Trip Meeting:  Sept 2
Departure:  8AM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $25
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other:  Freshmen Only
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Tumbling Rock: Wild Caving, AL - Sept 13 (Sat)


TumblingRocknopeople-webTumbling Rock Cave is one of Alabama's best kept secrets! Spend the day on a guided hike through the cave's many passages. Head through the Great Hall of Mysteries to check out Kings Showers; at 465' it is Alabama's largest waterfall! Be sure and pack a lunch to eat when you get to the Christmas tree formation. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Sept 9
Departure: 8 AM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $45
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $55
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Little River Canyon: Day Hiking, AL - Sept 14 (Sun)


LittleRIverCanyonWebPhotoTumbling Rock Cave is one of Alabama's best kept secrets! Spend the day on a guided hike through the cave's many passages. Head through the Great Hall of Mysteries to check out Kings Showers; at 465' it is Alabama's largest waterfall! Be sure and pack a lunch to eat when you get to the Christmas tree formation. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Sept 9
Departure: 8 AM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $45
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $55
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Trip Leader Training - Sept 19-21


TripLeaderTraining-WEBLooking for an all-expense paid trip to some great outdoor  destinations? Are you a fun-loving, outgoing person who enjoys serving others? Are you a UAB student? If so, then join our team and grow your leadership skills in the outdoors. If you are interested in becoming a trip leader for Outdoor Pursuits, please inquire in the Outdoor Pursuits office. There is one training trip per semester, and lots of in the field training in between.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Sept 16
Departure: TBA
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: TBA
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: NA
Itinerary TBA

Great Smoky Mountains NP: Backpacking, NC - Oct 10-12


GSM-WEBGreat Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short leg-stretchers to treks that require backcountry camping. The Smokies offer a great getaway in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains complete with diverse plant and animal life and beautiful views of waterfalls. Transportation, equipment, skilled leaders, and park fees are included in the cost of the trip.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Oct 7
Departure: 12 PM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $75
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $85
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Fontana, Smoky Mountains: Canoe & Backpacking, NC - Oct 17-19


Fontana-WEB2Canoe across beautiful Fontana Lake to the town of Proctor, a ghost town abandoned when Fontana Lake flooded the road leading to the town. Explore the foundation remains of Proctor then backpack up a trail surrounded by vibrant fall foliage along a cascading mountain stream.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Oct 14
Departure: 5 PM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $75
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $85
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Into the Woods: Service Project, AL - Oct 25 (Sat)


IntotheWoods-WEBSpend a day volunteering in the Sipsey Wilderness. Come help us work on trail maintenance and make hiking more safe and fun.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Oct 21
Departure: 8 AM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: Free
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: Free
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Palisades Park: Rock Climbing, AL - Oct 26 (Sun)


Sandrock-GirlClimbing-WEBWant to try your climbing skills somewhere other than the UAB Rockwall? This is the perfect opportunity to see what outdoor climbing is all about. Palisades is the perfect place for climbers of all skill levels to get comfortable top rope climbing. Located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, the scenery will be nothing short of spectacular. So bring a friend down to the Outdoor Pursuits Office as you come sign up for this adventure.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Oct 21
Departure: 10 AM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $45
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $55
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Palisades Park: Rappelling, AL - Oct 26 (Sun)


RappellingWeb2Located in the foothills of the Southern Appalachians, Palisades Park is one of Blount County's "best kept secrets." Spend the day rappelling down some of Palisades' many sandstone and limestone cliffs. Certified staff will provide training and manage safety

Pre-Trip Meeting: Oct 21
Departure: 10 AM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $45
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $55
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Mount Rogers: Backpacking, VA - Nov 21-25


MtRogers-WEBBackpack in the beautiful Mount Rogers National Recreation Area to the highest point in Virginia. Mount Rogers is located along the Appalachian Trail, making it a popular destination for hikers. We will mingle with wild ponies as we backpack through thick spruce-fir forests and across open grassy balds.These trails are suitable for all levels of backpacking ability.  

Pre-Trip Meeting: Nov 18
Departure: 12 PM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $95
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $105
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Colorado: Skiing, CO - Dec 13-21


ColoradoSkiing-WEBHead to Colorado this winter break and ski at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. Covering three mountains, with 3,148 acres of skiable terrain, 131 trails of varying difficulty, and offering night skiing, Keystone is an incredible place to ski for anyone from beginners to experts! The trip includes 4 to 5 days of skiing and covers condo lodging, a season lift pass for Keystone and A-basin, a cross country drive, and ski rentals. Participants are responsible for all meals and clothing. Signups after the pre-trip meeting may be possible with an additional fee.        

Pre-Trip Meeting: Nov 18
Departure: 8 AM
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $1,150
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $1,250
Itinerary TBA




WFR Recertification - Dec 20-22


WFRe WEBThe Open Recertification course is open to graduates of ALL wilderness medical training courses of 64 hours or longer with a current Wilderness First Responder certification. Successful graduates of this course will receive Wilderness Medical Associates' Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and BLS/Healthcare Provider-level CPR certifications. WMA WEMT graduates with a current EMT-B or Paramedic certificate may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMT with this course. A $250 deposit is required to complete registration. The price increases by $25 after Nov 1, 2014. Camping in the Rec is available for an additional $50.

Pre-Trip Meeting: NA
Departure: NA
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $300
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $32
Itinerary TBA

Wilderness First Responder - Dec 26 - Jan 1


WFR-WEBWilderness First Responder (WFR) is the ideal medical training for outdoor educators, guides, search and rescue team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. A $250 deposit is required to complete registration. The price increases by $35 after Nov 14, 2014. Camping in the Rec is available for an additional $50.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  NA

Departure: NA

Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $550
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $565
Itinerary TBA