Grand Canyon Spring Break Backpacking Adventure

Saturday, February 24, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
Campus: 
Dayton
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Audience: 
Future Students
Current Students
Faculty
Staff
Alumni

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.

Trip Cost: $450.00, cost includes: all permits, two nights in hotel, guides, backcountry meals, group camping equipment, transportation from WSU in 12-passenger van.

Registration: You must register by Friday, January 26, 2018 with a $100 deposit. Registration takes place in the Outdoor Resource Center, 037 Student Union.

Accommodations: February 25: hotel in Tusayan, AZ. February 26-March 1: backcountry camping in 2 or 3 person tents. March 2: hotel in Tusayan.

Trip size: 8 participants, 2 Trip Leaders

For information, contact
Erin Sherrets
Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Recreation

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