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Campus Recreation: Grand Canyon Backpacking

Saturday, February 26, 8 am to Sunday, March 6, 2022, 4 pm
Campus: 
Dayton
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Audience: 
Current Students

Challenge yourself over spring break backpacking 29 miles through one of the most spectacular canyons in the world. Elevation will range from 6,400 ft on top of the South Rim to 2,200 ft along the Colorado River. Participants will carry a full backpack with personal and group gear, and travel along difficult and remote terrain. This trip includes five days and four nights in the canyon with a rest day at the bottom to enjoy the magnificent Colorado River.

Activity Level: Strenuous, 29 mile loop with elevation ranging from 6,400 to 2,200 feet, carrying a full backpack with personal and group gear, and traveling along difficult terrain. This trip is not suitable for any person with a fear of heights. We will experience winter temperatures in the evenings and conditions on this trip could include snow and ice. Participants do not need previous backpacking experience.*This trip is strenuous and requires a pre-trip fitness screening.

Trip Cost: $499, cost includes: all permits, two nights in hotel, guides, backcountry meals, all equipment, transportation from WSU in 12-passenger van.

Registration: Registration opens November 1. You may pay the full amount or with a $100 deposit, the remaining balance due a month before trip departs. Register here

*All participants must show negative Covid test from 72 hours before trip departure*

For information, contact
Campus Recreation

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