Celebrate the end of Summer Semester with a trip to one of the most picturesque wilderness areas in the world! This 25 mile loop starts at 9,000 ft and culminates at the top of 12,482 ft Mitchell Peak for an unbelievable view of the cirque bellow. Participants will carry a full backpack with personal and group gear, and travel on difficult and remote terrain at altitude. Over 5 days and 4 nights, participants will circumnavigate the entire cirque travelling off-trail over alpine passes.
Set in the rolling hills of the Twin Valley, the Twin Valley Trail provides a backpacking experience reminiscent of other wilderness trails with beautiful hills, babbling brooks, abundant wildlife, history and small town charm. Join us for a night of backcountry camping and a 12mile loop through Germantown Metropark, experience one of the great trails here in the Miami Valley.
Join the Outdoor Resource Center as we explore Kentucky’s Red River Gorge by foot and by kayak. Saturday will be spent roaming the magnificent Auxier, Double Arch, and Star Gap Ridges with spectacular views of arches and cliffs, followed by a relaxing evening around the fire at Koomer Ridge Campground. Sunday we trade in our hiking boots for water shoes as we paddle our kayaks through the heart of the gorge, surrounded by sandstone cliffs and giant boulders.
Trainer courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees, and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course
gain the skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family. Participants learn the concepts of Leave No Trace
and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas. Workshop
topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace.
For nearly 1444 miles, the Buckeye Trail winds around Ohio, reaching into every corner of the state. From a beachhead on Lake Erie near Cleveland, to a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, a hiker can experience a little of all that Ohio has to offer.
Spend a night under the stars enjoying the warmth of a campfire at John Bryan State Park. Enjoy good conversation and s’mores before retiring to the tent and the sounds of nature. In the morning wake up to a warm drink and hot breakfast before hitting the trail in Clifton Gorge. Hike 2.7 miles along the raging Little Miami River with impressive overlooks complete with winter icicles transforming this valley into a winter wonderland.
Cost Includes: Transportation from WSU, all camping equipment and campground fees, s’mores and hot breakfast.
Cave Tours, High Line Ride, Rappelling, Rope Climbing, Tree Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Camping In A Cave, Adventure Presentations, Archeology Tours, Squeeze Box, Winter Survival, Fire Building, Campfire Cooking, Geocaching, Land Navigation, Corrugated Cave, Mine Lighting, Live Bluegrass Band & More! Join the ORC as we head down to Carver Cave State Park for a Winter Weekend of Adventure! We will be camping all weekend at the State Park Campgrounds.
Join the Outdoor Resource Center this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend for winter fun in northern Ohio! Stay in the MetroParks Resource Center Cabin, furnished and complete with a bathroom, kitchen, and fireplace! If conditions allow, we will go cross country skiing and snowshoeing along wintry trails. Also on the agenda is hiking in Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve, and a visit to Headlands Beach State Park! We will leave after classes on Friday afternoon and return on Monday evening.
Spend your Veterans Day weekend with the Outdoor Resource Center in the most visited national park in the United States. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is renowned for its diversity of flora and fauna. We will spend our days sampling the expansive trail system and our nights camped out under the stars. Our hiking options will include luscious waterfalls and breathtaking vistas. In case of inclement weather, a driving tour of historic Cades Cove will provide a warm, dry alternative.