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2018 Fall Trip Series

Registration opens 8/1/18

▼   Trips Overview

All Outdoor Adventures trips include equipment, transportation, and trip guides.  You are responsible for bringing your own water, meals (if needed), and snacks.  Wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring a hat, sunscreen, or sunglasses if desired.

All trips meet at the Outdoor Adventure cabin, located on Fincher Drive behind the USA Student Recreation Center.  It is within walking distance of USA Housing.  Parking is also available.

All Outdoor Adventure trips require a waiver to be signed.  If you are over the age of 19 (the legal age in Alabama), you may sign your own waiver.  If you are under the age of 19, please download the waiver prior to the trip, have your parent/guardian sign it, and bring it to the Outdoor Adventures cabin the day of the trip. 

▼   Trip Registration & Payment Information

All outdoor trip registrations and payments are made online via the Campus Recreation Portal.  We do not accept in-person registrations or cash/checks. Payment is made in advance and full refunds will be given if the trip does not make.  Please carefully read the trip descriptions below to see the registration deadline for each trip.

We have three price categories for our trips: Student, SRC Member, and Guest. 

Student:  This price is for students currently enrolled in USA classes. If you are taking a semester off and are not enrolled, you may participate in the trip but will pay the guest price.

SRC Member:  This price is for faculty, staff, alumni, retiree, spouse, dependent, and plus one members of the Student Recreation Center.

Guest:  This price is for anyone who would like to go on the trip as a guest of a current student or SRC Member.  It is also for any faculty/staff/alum/retiree who is not a member of the SRC, or a student taking the semester off.

Refunds:  If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund, please see your receipt for more details.  The deadline to cancel and receive a refund varies by trip.  If a trip is canceled by Campus Recreation, then registrants will receive a full refund.

To register for a trip, please visit the Campus Recreation Portal.

Portal Instructions

If you are a current student, faculty/staff, or SRC member, you must read the portal instructions. Do not create a new account.

▼   Sunday, 8/26/18: Full Moon Mobile Delta Paddle

Join us during a full moon for a paddle through the Mobile Delta. We travel to the Causeway, put in at the Apalachee River and head up to Whiskey Ditch for a fun time viewing the ecosystem of this iconic Southern delta.  Trip includes canoes and kayaks, paddles, personal floatation devices (PFDs), transportation, and trip guides.  This trip lasts approximately 3-4 hours. 

Start time: 6:00 PM

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Friday, 8/24/18, 2:00 PM

▼   Thursday, 9/6/18: USA Mountain Bike Ride

Come adventure on our own campus! USA has over 11 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails on the west side of campus. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Cabin to size out bikes, then hit the trails! New to riding? That's okay! Our trails are beginner friendly and we won't do all 11 miles.   Trip includes mountain bike, helmet, and guides.   This trip lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours.

Start time: 5:00 PM

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Tuesday, 9/4/18, 5:00 PM

▼   Saturday, 9/15/18: Freshmen Paddle to Gravine Island

Get to know the Outdoor Adventures team and your fellow freshmen as we canoe and kayak, then take a break for sun, fun, and sand!  We will travel to Byrnes Lake Landing in Baldwin County, then paddle out to Gravine Island.  This trip is for freshmen only.   Trip includes canoes and kayaks, paddles, personal floatation devices (PFDs), transportation, and trip guides.  This trip lasts approximately 5-6 hours. 

Start time: 11:00 AM

Cost: $5 student

Registration deadline: Thursday, 9/13/18, 11:00 AM

▼   Saturday, 9/22/18: Perdido River SUP (stand up paddleboard)

Come stand-up paddleboard the Perdido River along the Alabama/Florida line.  Trip includes SUP, paddles, personal floatation devices (PFDs), transportation, and trip guides.  This trip lasts approximately 5-6 hours. 

Start time: 11:00 AM

Cost: $15 student, $20 SRC member, $25 guest

Registration deadline:  Thursday, 9/20/18, 11:00 AM

▼   Monday, 9/24/18: Full Moon Dauphin Island Paddle

Canoe and kayak to the west end of Dauphin Island where we can enjoy the full moon in the beach sky with minimal light pollution.  Trip includes canoes and kayaks, paddles, personal floatation devices (PFDs), transportation, and trip guides.  This trip lasts approximately 5-6 hours. 

Start time: 5:00 PM

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Friday, 9/21/18, 2:00 PM 

▼   Wednesday, 10/3/18: USA Mountain Bike Ride

Come adventure on our own campus! USA has over 11 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails on the west side of campus. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Cabin to size out bikes, then hit the trails! New to riding? That's okay! Our trails are beginner friendly and we won't do all 11 miles.   Trip includes mountain bike, helmet, and guides.   This trip lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours.

Start time: 3:30 PM

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Monday, 10/1/18, 4:30 PM

▼   Saturday, 10/20/18: Indian Mound Paddle

Hidden inside the vast Mobile-Tensaw Delta are the remains of one of the largest Mississippian culture Native American tribes. Mound Island still has 18 mounds scattered throughout. Travel through beautiful Bottle Creek to journey back in time and see the delta how it used to be. Along the way we will stop and see the state champion Bald Cypress tree which is over 27 feet in diameter.  Trip includes canoes and kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices (PFDs), transportation, and trip guides.  This trip lasts approximately 8-9 hours.

Start time: 9:00 AM

Cost: $15 student, $20 SRC member, $25 guest

Registration deadline: Wednesday, 10/17/18, 5:00 PM

▼   Wednesday, 10/24/18: Full Moon Hike

Watch the full moon as we hike through local trails and enjoy s'mores by the campfire!  This trip lasts approximately 2-3 hours. This trip will meet at the Glenn Sebastian Nature Trails on campus off Aubrey Green Drive; do not meet at the Outdoor Adventures Cabin.

Start time: 6:30 PM

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Monday, 10/22/18, 2:00 PM

▼   Saturday, 11/3/18: Perdido River Trail Hike

Hike the newest addition to the Alabama hiking trail system. The Perdido River Trail follows its namesake river down the Alabama-Florida border as it meanders towards the Gulf.  Trip includes transportation and trip guides.  This trip lasts approximately 6-7 hours.

Start time: 12:00 PM
Cost: $10 student, $15 SRC member, $20 guest

Registration deadline: Thursday, 11/1/18, 2:00 PM

▼   Saturday, 11/10/18: USA Mountain Bike Ride

Come adventure on our own campus! USA has over 11 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails on the west side of campus. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Cabin to size out bikes, then hit the trails! New to riding? That's okay! Our trails are beginner friendly and we won't do all 11 miles.   Trip includes mountain bike, helmet, and guides.   This trip lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours.

Start time: 2:00 PM

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Thursday, 11/8/18, 2:00 PM

▼   Monday, 12/3/18: USA Mountain Bike Ride

Come adventure on our own campus! USA has over 11 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails on the west side of campus. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Cabin to size out bikes, then hit the trails! New to riding? That's okay! Our trails are beginner friendly and we won't do all 11 miles.   Trip includes mountain bike, helmet, and guides.   This trip lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours.

Start time: 3:00 PM

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Friday, 11/30/18, 2:00 PM

 
 
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