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Fall Trip Series

▼   Full Moon Paddle: August 18

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $5
  • $10
  • $15
Join us for our Full Moon Paddle in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. We will leave from the Bluegill restaurant and paddle north on the Apalachee River. After a short ways we will enter Whiskey Ditch, a small creek that makes its way through the local vegetation until opening up into a small pond in the middle of the marshes. We will pass by a variety of animals and plants while being guided by the light of the full moon.
▼   Johnsons Beach Camping: August 27-28

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $15
  • $20
  • $25

Johnson Beach is how the beach is supposed to be. Located just inside of Florida, Johnson Beach is part of the Gulf Island National Seashore. This means that it is a protected and undeveloped beach. There are over 5 miles of unaltered beach to play in. We will arrive at the beach Saturday morning and spend the day hanging out on the sand and playing in the water. Come night we will set up our tent right by the water and be lulled to sleep by the sound of breaking waves.

▼   Freshman Paddle: September 3

Cost: $5

This is the Outdoor Adventure Trip just for freshmen! Gravine Island offers a great and relaxing day paddle. Paddle with us on the tranquil Byrnes lake until it opens up into the Tensaw River. Right across the river you will run into Gravine Island. A large island in the middle of the Delta that offers a great beach to relax on, woods to explore, and water to play in. This trip is only for freshmen and includes lunch!

▼   Full Moon Paddle: September 16

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $5
  • $10
  • $15

Join us on our full moon paddle out on Dauphin Island. We will be putting in and paddling west away from the light to secluded beach where we can get out, run around, and enjoy just how bright the moon can be. We will enjoy the sea breeze and the salty air of the world-renowned Gulf Coast on this full moon and full-fun adventure.

▼   Coastal Clean: September 17

Help hundreds of coastal residents clean up the local waterways from trash and debris. This is a great day to be out on the water and help the environment!

▼   Deer Island Camping: September 24-25

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $20
  • $25
  • $30

Deer Island is the closest Mississippi Barrier Island to the coast. Come with us as we hit the gulf! We will explore the peacefulness and the solidarity of camping on a completely undeveloped island. On Saturday we will be paddling the full length of the 4.5 mile island so we can get as far from civilization before making camp at the far southern end. Along the way we will see many different species of birds, vegetation, and perhaps even some dolphins. Don’t miss this chance to remove yourself from the world for a day!

▼   Fall Break Appalachian Trail Hiking: October 5-9

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $70
  • $80
  • $90

The historic Appalachian Trail runs over 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia. While we may not have the time to hike all of it over fall break, we will enjoy the southernmost end. We will be on the trail for four days and will stay at several shelters while we enjoy the rolling hills of North Georgia and get our taste of the world famous Appalachian Trail. Come and explore on your fall break!

▼   Full Moon Paddle: October 16

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $5
  • $10
  • $15

Join us for our Full Moon Paddle in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. We will leave from the Bluegill restaurant and paddle north on the Apalachee River. After a short ways we will enter Whiskey Ditch, a small creek that makes its way through the local vegetation until opening up into a small pond in the middle of the marshes. We will pass by a variety of animals and plants while being guided by the light of the full moon.

▼   Pinhoti Trail Backpacking: October 21-23

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $40
  • $45
  • $50

The Skyway Loop in the Talladega National Forest is appropriately named. We will start our hike with a short walk on day one to Cheaha Falls shelter where we will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the nearby waterfall. Our next day we will hike through the Chinnabee Trail and camp by mountain streams near Adams Gap. On our last day we will hike along Skyway trail where we will be blessed with scenic outlooks throughout the trail. The Talladega National Forest offers some of the highest elevation points in Alabama and some of the best views. Come on a hike with Outdoor Adventures!

▼   Bartram Canoe Trail: November 4-6

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $25
  • $30
  • $35

The 250 mile long Bartram Canoe trail winds its way throughout every nook and cranny in the Delta. We however will only see about 15 miles on our three days. Spending the first day on a floating platform and the second day on Mound Island, there will be plenty to see, though. The days will be filled with numerous birds and the night with beautiful stars. This is a great way to explore your backyard and see all the diversity of the delta.

▼   Full Moon Campfire Hike: November 14

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $5
  • $10
  • $15

This full moon we will be hiking a local trail to a campsite by the water. The moon will be bright and will be illuminating our way as we see what can be seen. S’mores will be provided and plenty of opportunities for laughs and smiles with great friends. We will see you on the trail!

▼   North Carolina Snow Ski: December 9-14

Cost: TBA

Come enjoy the start of your winter break by hitting some of the slopes in North Carolina.

▼   Florida Everglades Paddling: December 16-22

Cost: TBA

If the cold isn’t your thing, then let's head down to the Everglades! Everglades National Park contains the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Home to hundreds of different species of birds, reptiles, and mammals, this magical place is just what you need to escape the cold. We will be paddling on the Wilderness Waterway and camping on floating platforms in the backcountry. Come and experience the wonders of the ‘Glades this winter break.

 
 
 
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