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Spring 2015 Outdoor Trips


Outdoor Adventures offers day and weekend outdoor trips led by Towson University students for Towson University students. Our Outdoor Trip Leaders are experienced, outgoing, and passionate about sharing their love of the outdoors, educating our participants, and building community on our trips.

All of our trips are designed to be cooperative, educational experiences that allow participants:

  • To create meaningful connections with other students outside of the classroom
  • To challenge themselves both mentally and physically
  • To learn the skills necessary to plan their own outdoor trips
  • To take an active role in the success of themselves as well as the group
  • And to adventure off-campus in unique settings in Maryland and throughout the mid-Atlantic
Registration
  • Participants must pay trip registration fees at the University Ticket Office in the Union.
  • After payment, participants must bring their receipt to the Climbing Wall in Burdick Hall to complete registration and pick-up detailed trip information.
Trips Calendar

Backpacking at Sleepy Creek Wildlife Area

Date:

Friday, March 27 - Sunday, March 29

Times:

Depart at approximately 4:00pm on Friday and return at approximately 4:00pm on Sunday

Location:

Berkeley Springs, WV

Cost:

$60.00

Registration Deadline:

Monday, March 9

Description: Join Outdoor Adventures for our first trip of the semester as we backpack through beautiful Sleepy Creek. It is home to Devil’s Knob and a plateau of sandstone which offers amazing views of the valley below in which the Sleepy Creek River winds through.The Tuscarora Trail runs along the mountain ridge which was an extra leg added to the Appalachian Trail over thirty years ago. Trip participants will learn all of the skills necessary to live out of a backpack for three days all while taking in the first sights and sounds of Spring with fellow Towson students.Trip cost covers transportation, instruction, and necessary backpacking equipment. Participants will supply their own food and basic clothing for the trip.

 

Hiking the Billy Goat Trail

Date:

Sunday, April 12th

Times:

8:00am - 7:00pm

Location:

Potomac, MD

Cost:

$15.00

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, April 9

Description: Join Outdoor Adventures for the day as hike the gorgeous Billy Goat Trail. This trail is the most popular hike in Maryland for good reason; it affords hikers of cliff and riverside views of the Potomac River Gorge and the Great Falls of the Potomac. A series of cascades where the river drops hundreds of feet in less that a mile. This day long trip will take you off campus and is a great trip for any level of outdoor enthusiast. We will be focused solely on the comradery of the group and enjoying some of the best natural scenery in Maryland. Just bring a backpack with a lunch, some water, and maybe a camera; we will supply the rest!

 

Rock Climbing at Annapolis Rocks

Date:

Saturday, May 2nd

Times:

8:00am - 6:00pm

Location:

Myersville, MD

Cost:

$30.00

Registration Deadline:

Monday, April 27

Description: Join Outdoor Adventures for a day of rock climbing on the cliffs of Annapolis Rocks. These rock formations are accessed via short hike on the Appalachian Trail and lay at the peak of South Mountain offering an immense view of surrounding mountains and the valley below. Our trip leaders will assess the climbing ability of each member of the group and hand-pick climbing areas to meet their needs. Participants are strongly encouraged to take the Top-Rope Belaying Clinic at the Climbing Wall prior to the trip. Trip cost covers transportation, instruction, and all necessary climbing equipment. Participants will supply their own food and basic clothing for the trip.

 

Kayaking the Gunpowder Gorge

Date:

Saturday, May 9th

Times:

8:00am - 5:00pm

Location:

Gunpowder River, MD

Cost:

$30.00

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, April 29

Description: Join Outdoor Adventures for out last trip of the semester and end your year at Towson with a day full of adventure and great memories.  We will be kayaking the rapids of the Gunpowder River through one of the most scenic gorges in Central Maryland. Those new to kayaking will love the challenge of the Gunpowder's rapids and more experienced paddlers will be able to challenge themselves in new ways on one of Maryland's most popular creeks. Participants must attend a minimum of three (3) kayaking clinics prior to the trip. Trip cost covers transportation, instruction, and all necessary kayaking equipment. Participants will supply their own food and basic clothing for the trip.

Contact
Email the Outdoor Adventures staff at adventure@towson.edu with any questions regarding our Outdoor Trips Program.
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