“Introducing Southbound Adventures”
We are so excited that you have made a decision to be a Jaguar! Your next few years will be some of the greatest you will ever have! Making the transition from high school to college can be a difficult one. Balancing classes, student organizations, work, and friends can make the first year a hard. That is where Southbound Adventures comes into play!
Southbound Adventures offers incoming traditional freshman the opportunity to get away with each other before school starts. With several different trips of activity and length there is one that is right for you! These trips have student leaders and give incoming freshman a chance to talk to upperclassman about how to be successful in a unique and engaging setting. No matter on the mountains or on the water, freshman will get charged, ready, and excited for the upcoming school year.
Included in each trip is transportation to and from campus, trip leaders with wilderness medicine experience, all gear and equipment needed, and all food! Southbound Adventures has it all, we just need you! Sign up or contact us today! Michaelbrown@ southalabama.edu Come explore the world and yourself! Go Jags!
Sipsey Wilderness Area
Spend 8 days backpacking through the beautiful Sipsey Wilderness Area in the Bankhead National Forest. You will camp in canyons, under waterfalls, and by bubbling forest creeks. You and your fellow freshman will share the experience of this pristine wilderness area. Soak your feet in the cold springs, explore the canyons, and get ready for your first year as part of the USA family!
Talladega National Forest
This 6 day backpacking trip will have you reaching new heights as a Jaguar. Enjoy the landscape of Mount Cheaha and the highest point in our state. You will hike along the ridges and valleys of the southernmost reaches of the Appalachian Mountains. The mountains will give you the perfect spot for fresh air before you start your new adventure as a South Alabama Student!
This 4 day canoeing trip will take you to the secret spots of South Alabama. Immerse yourselves in the 2nd largest delta system in America. You will paddle through bayous and creeks with the trees connecting over your head. Enjoy the seclusion of the backcountry waterways that are untouched and unknown. The delta and your fellow classmates will help you prepare for your upcoming years as a Jaguar!