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Fall 2018 Trips, Classes, and Clinics

Registration

Registration for all outings begins the first day of classes, Wednesday, Aug. 29. To register for an activity please visit our Registration page

Eligibility

Outings are only available to UW students, faculty, staff, board retired employees, and dependents and spouses. Dependents must be 16 years of age or older to participate and be accompanied by their parent/guardian on the activity. Lectures, slide shows, wildereness medicine offerings, and the gear swap are open to the general public.

Pre-trip meetings

Pre-trip meetings are mandatory. If you cannot attend, you must make prior arrangements with the instructors.

Payment

We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and IDR from UW departments. 

Refunds

Make sure you can go before you sign-up! Registrants may cancel their registration 10 days prior to an activity and receive a full refund. Refunds of ½ of the trip payment are available if 7 days notice is given, and as long as the refund amount exceeds $20. With less than 7 days notice, there are no refunds available. The only exception to this policy is if our office is presented with an authorized absence from the Dean of Students office or a note from a doctor. If we cancel a trip due to weather or participation, you will be issued a full refund. Refunds may take a few weeks to process. *There are no refunds for wilderness medicine course offerings. 

Fall 2018 schedule

Date(s)

Description

Price

 

Student

Faculty/Staff

September

5

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

6

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance I

5

7

8

Outdoor Climbing Foundations

29

36

8-9

Backpacking Basics in the Snowies

59

70

9

Indoor Lead Climbing Clinic

5

7

9

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

32

38

9, 16, 23, 30, 10/7, 14

Horsemanship

125

144

11

Fly Fishing Casting Clinic

Free

11

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

13

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance II

5

7

15

Medicine Bow Peak Hike

18

22

15

Outdoor Sport Climbing Clinic

29

35

15-16

North Platte River Canoe Trip & Saratoga Hot Springs

65

78

16

Mountain Bike Basics

32

38

19

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

20

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance III

5

7

21

Intramural Climbing Competition

Free

22

Outdoor Climbing Foundations

29

36

22

National Public Lands Day*

Free

22-23

Fly Fishing & Backpacking in the Snowies

65

76

22-23

Intro to Multi-Pitch Climbing

44

56

23

Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding

32

38

23

Whitewater Kayak Pool Clinic

10

12

24

Full-Moon Hike to Vedauwoo

18

22

25

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

27

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance IV

5

7

29-30

Trad is Rad

51

66

29-30

Backpacking Masters in the Snowies

75

85

30

Mountain Bike Basics

32

38

October

3

Fly Fishing Casting Clinic 

Free 

3

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

3

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance I

5

7

6-7

Black Hills Adventure: Camping & Hiking

82

95

6-7

All-women's Rock Climbing Trip to Lander, WY

92

110

9

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

10

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance II

5

7

11

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

13

Plains Lakes Fly Fishing Day Trip

32

38

13-14

Vedauwoo Climbing Workshop

49

60

14

Mountain Bike Basics

32

38

14

Whitewater Kayak Pool Clinic

10

12

15

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

15

Backcountry Cooking Clinic

5

7

17

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance III

5

7

19

Friday Night Bouldering Series

Free

7

19-21

Wilderness and Remote First Aid/CPR

91

119

21

Indoor Lead Climbing Clinic

5

7

24

Full-Moon Hike to Happy Jack

18

22

24

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance IV

5

7

25

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

27

Climbing Movement Clinic

5

7

November

3-4

Fundamentals of Mountaineering

106

137

4

Whitewater Kayak Pool Clinic

10

12

5

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

7

Backcountry Cooking Clinic

5

7

7

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

10

Reel Rock Film Tour*

Free

13

Ski/Snowboard Tuning Clinic

5

7

13

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

16

Friday Night Bouldering Series

Free

7

17

Climbing Movement Clinic

5

7

18

Indoor Lead Climbing Clinic

5

7

21-25

A MOAB THANKSGIVING: Ride/Climb/Hike

211

227

27

Avalanche Beacon Clinic

5

7

29

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

Free

29

Ski/Snowboard Tuning Clinic

5

7

December

1

Outdoor Gear Swap*

N/A

2

Indoor Lead Climbing Clinic

5

7

2

Snowies Snowshoe Hike

23

30

5

Ski/Snowboard Tuning Clinic

5

7

5

Avalanche Beacon Clinic

5

7

8

Classic X-C Ski Technique Clinic

29

39

January

8-17

Wildernesss First Responder Course (NOLS WM)*

650

750

19-21

WFR Recertification Course (NOLS WM)*

275

325

*Available to non-UW affiliated individuals

NEW TRIPS, CLASSES, AND CLINICS

Course Descriptions by Type

Backpacking/Camping

Backpacking Basics in the Snowies

Come with us on a weekend backpacking trip! We will cover a variety of topics such as proper backpack fitting and packing, equipment (such as stoves, fuel, tent selection and pitching, sleeping bags and pads), clothing and layering, cooking and food selection, etc. This trip will also cover and follow the principles of Leave No Trace (LNT). Food, equipment (such as backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, pads, stoves, etc.), and transportation are all provided. Limit: 10 participants.

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 4; 5–7p, Outdoor Program office

Departure date: Saturday, Sept. 8

Return date: Sunday, Sept. 9

Price: $59 students, $70 faculty/staff

Register here

Fly Fishing & Backpacking in the Snowies

Catching a trout on the fly in the backcountry is an unparalleled experience. This brand new trip will take you fly fishing and camping in the Snowy Range. Some previous backpacking experience is helpful but not required. We will cover the basics of casting, fishing knots, and fly selection. This trip will also cover and follow the principles of Leave No Trace (LNT). Food, equipment (such as rods, reels, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, pads, stoves, etc.), and transportation are all provided. Participants are responsible for the purchase of their fishing license and a handful of flies. Limit: 10 participants.

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 18; 5–7p, Outdoor Program office

Departure date: Saturday, Sept. 22

Return date: Sunday, Sept. 23

Price: $65 students, $76 faculty/staff

Register here

Snowies Backpacking Masters Trip

This backpacking trip is for those with some experience and are looking for more. We will cover several advanced topics including becoming a Leave No Trace Trainer! According to the Center for Outdoor Ethics, "This two day course assists student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace, and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills. Participants learn the concept of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings - such as schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas.” We will also cover off-trail travel, using a GPS, and more. Transportation, equipment, and food is provided. Limit: 10 people.

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5-7p, Outdoor Program office

Departure date: Saturday, Sept. 29

Return date: Sunday, Sept. 30

Price: $75 students, $85 faculty/staff

Register here

Black Hills Adventure: Camping & Hiking

Join us for this action-packed trip as we sample the highlights of Western South Dakota! We will visit Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, go underground at Wind Cave National Park, and tour the Crazy Horse Memorial. See bison, elk, burros, prairie dogs, and more on the Custer State Park Wildlife Loop. We will also do some hiking through the spectacular formations of the Needles. Transportation, equipment, and food is provided. Limit: 13 people.

Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5-7p, Outdoor Program office

Departure date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Return date: Sunday, Oct. 7

Price: $82 students, $95 faculty/staff

Register here

Mountain Biking/Bike Maintenance

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance

Learn how to take care of your bike and get a tune-up in the process. Taught by the Outdoor Program’s own bike technicians, these series of clinics will cover a variety of bike maintenance topics. It is recommended that you attend all of the clinics in a sequential order, but you can also sign up for individual clinics if you have a specific need.

Clinic I: Thursday, Sept. 6 or Wednesday, Oct. 3; 6-8p

This first clinic will teach you the anatomy and terminology of your bicycle, how to tell if a repair is needed, how to clean your bike, change a flat tire, and lube the chain.

Clinic II: Thursday, Sept. 13 or Wednesday, Oct. 10; 6-8p

This second clinic will cover adjusting a derailleur systems, also known as adjusting your gears. You will learn how to inspect your cables and housing, check derailleur alignment, and adjusting limit screws.

Clinic III: Thursday, Sept. 20 or Wednesday, Oct. 17; 6-8p

Being able to stop is important. In this clinic you will learn about different types of braking systems and how to adjust them. You will also learn how to inspect braking surfaces and brake pads.

Clinic IV: Thursday, Sept. 27 or Wednesday, Oct. 24; 6-8p

In this clinic you will delve deeper in the anatomy of your bike, learning  the difference between a cassette and freewheel (both terms you will learn, if you are not already aware); and how to overhaul and adjust hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets.

Location: Outdoor Program office

Price per session: $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

Mountain Bike Basics

Join us for a low-intensity mountain biking skills clinic. This clinic will cover the essential skills you need to take your mountain biking to the next level. Skills such as braking, shifting-on-the-fly, cornering, descending/ascending, and basic technical movement will be covered. No prior mountain biking experience is necessary. Transportation, bike and helmet included; riders who have their own bike are strongly encouraged to bring them. Please come to the clinic dressed and ready to ride! Limit: 6 participants.

Pre-trip meetings: Wednesday, Sept. 12; Thursday, Sept. 27; or Thursday Oct. 11; 5-6p, Outdoor Program office

Clinic dates/times: Sundays; Sept. 16; Sept. 30; or Oct. 14; 9a-3p

Price: $32 students, $38 faculty/staff

Water Activities

North Platte River Canoe Trip & Saratoga Hot Springs

This fall, join us as we take a casual paddle down the North Platte River near Saratoga. We will camp out for one night on this beautiful stretch of river and then hit the Saratoga hot springs! On Saturday, we’ll spend part of the day practicing canoeing skills (paddling strokes, rescue, and boating safety) before we hit the water. No prior canoeing experience required. Transportation, equipment, and meals provided. Limit: 10 participants.

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Sept. 13; 5–6p., Outdoor Program office

Departure date: Saturday, Sept. 15

Return date: Sunday, Sept. 16

Price: $65 students, $78 faculty/staff

Register here

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing segments of outdoor recreation. Join Outdoor Program staff for this day of instruction and fun at Curt Gowdy State Park. We will be offering two of these trips this fall. The Introduction to Stand Up Paddle boarding outing is designed to introduce you to the sport and expose you to sufficient paddling skills (linking strokes together) in a flat water setting. We will go into proper paddling technique, learning to incorporate your whole body into paddling (providing a better workout). This course will introduce you to the skills that will set you up for taking your SUP into the moving water environment. Equipment, instruction, and transportation provided. Limit: 8 people.

Pre-trip meetings: Thursdays; Sept. 6 or Sept. 20, 5-6p, Outdoor Program office

Departure dates: Sundays; Sept. 9 or 23; 11a-4p

Price: $32 students, $38 faculty/staff

Whitewater Kayak Pool Clinic

This clinic is meant to introduce basic strokes and concepts that are fundamental, when trying to get into the sport of white water kayaking. We will cover a variety of skills leading up to a successful roll. These clinics will take place in the Corbett Pool, located on campus to ensure the safety and success of the participants. Feel free to sign up for multiple classes as the instructors can build on the skills learned in previous sessions.

Dates: Sundays; Sept. 23, Oct. 14; or Nov. 4

Time: 6:30-8:30p

Location: Corbett Pool (enter through the southeast doors only)

Price: $10 students, $12 faculty/staff

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Casting Clinic

Fly fishing is all about technique! Learn the basics of fly casting. This on-campus afternoon clinic will teach you some basic fly fishing terminology, basic casting techniques such as backhand, reach, and roll casting. Limit: 10 participants

Dates: Tuesday, September 11, 6-8p; Wednesday, October 3, 4-6p

Location: Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Price: FREE

Plains Lakes Fly Fishing Day Trip

Join us for an introduction to fly-fishing trip! The pre-trip session will introduce topics such as cold water fish species, basic river entomology, flies, rod and reel orientation, and various types of lines and knots. We will also cover casting basics. The one-day trip will be used to get a feeling for shore and river casting techniques at the nearby Plains Lakes, and hopefully catch some fish! Transportation, rod, reel and line is included. You must purchase your own flies and fishing license (however, we will stop in West Laramie on our way out of town to purchase these items if you do not have them). Limit: 10 participants.

Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, October 10, 5-7p, Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, rm. 115

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13

Price: $32 students, $38 faculty/staff

Register here

Hiking

Medicine Bow Peak Hike

Come with us for a beautiful hike up Medicine Bow Peak this fall. The trail is about 3 miles round-trip, however it climbs a little over 1,000 ft. to the summit, which is over 12,000 ft. Transportation provided. Limit: 14 participants.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 15, 8a-1p, Outdoor Program office

Price: $18 students, $22 faculty/staff

Register here

Full-Moon hike to Vedauwoo

Hike around Turtle Rock trail by moonlight! If it's a clear night, we should experience fantastic scenery of stunning illuminated rocks and shadows. This hike is approximately three miles long. Transportation and headlamps provided. Please come prepared to hike in colder temperatures. Limit: 20 participants.

Date: Monday, September 24, 6-10p, Outdoor Program office

Price: $18 students, $22 faculty/staff

Register here

Full-Moon hike to Happy Jack

Hike around Happy Jack to the Headquarters overlook for the moon-rise! If it's a clear night, we should experience fantastic scenery of stunning illuminated forests and shadows. This hike is approximately three miles long. Transportation and headlamps provided. Please come prepared to hike in colder temperatures. Limit: 20 participants.

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30-9p, Outdoor Program office

Price: $18 students, $22 faculty/staff

Register here

Rock Climbing

Intramural Climbing Competition

This event is cosponsored by Intramural Sports and the Outdoor Program. Come try out your climbing skills; you do not need prior experience to participate! We have multiple categories for recreational, advanced, and open climbers both male and female. New climbing routes will be set specifically for this competition. You MUST be a UW student, faculty, staff, spouse, or dependent to participate. All participants must register at www.imleagues.com/uwyo either on site, or in advance (recommended).

Competition: Friday, Sept. 21; 6–9p; Half Acre Climbing Wall

Price: Free

Outdoor Climbing Foundations

This is a great way to learn how to climb at our premiere climbing spot of Vedauwoo just east of Laramie. Get a start in climbing or just freshen up your skills. Learn some helpful techniques from knowledgeable and friendly instructors. We'll use the pre-trip meeting to go over the basics of climbing and spend the whole day climbing. No prior experience necessary; however, those who have passed the top rope skills check may top belay and those who have passed the lead climbing skills check may lead sport climb under staff supervision. Climbing equipment, instruction, and transportation provided. Please come to the pre-trip meeting ready to climb at the wall. Limit: 10 participants.

Pre-trip meetings: Thursdays; Sept. 6 or Sept. 20; 5-7p; Half Acre Climbing Wall

Dates: Saturday, Sept. 8 or Saturday, Sept. 22

Price: $29 students, $36 faculty/staff

Climbing Movement Clinic 

This clinic will teach basic and advanced climbing movements such as body tension and core control on the wall. Proper falling positions (to lower risk of injury) and different hand/foot techniques will be discussed. Students who go through this clinic will come out with a better sense of how to control their body efficiently on the wall. Since technique is a skill that can be constantly improved on, this class is geared towards both advanced and novice climbers alike. Limit: 8 participants.

Dates: Saturdays; Oct. 27 or Nov. 17; 1-3p; Half Acre Climbing Wall

Price: $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

Indoor Lead Climbing Clinic

This fall the Outdoor Program will be offering four climbing wall introductory lead climbing clinics. These clinics are designed to teach aspiring lead climbers the basics of sport lead climbing indoors. Participants will learn the following skills: clipping technique, lead climbing belaying, falling, lowering, and commands. Clinic participants must complete the lead climbing skills test at a later date to be checked off to lead climb at the wall. Students who successfully pass the skills test will be allowed to lead climb at the wall for one year. Limit: 6 participants.

Prerequisite: Clinic participants must first be checked off to top-rope climb at the wall and have the ability to climb a grade of 5.9 on top rope prior to being allowed to participate.

Dates: Sundays; Sept. 9, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 or Dec. 2; 4–8p; Half Acre Climbing Wall

Price: $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

Vedauwoo Workshop

Are you new to the area? Have you been climbing in other places? Do you know how to off-width climb? We specifically designed this workshop to introduce you to the style of Vedauwoo climbing, to get acquainted with the various crags, to give you a chance to meet other climbers, and to try out some of Vedauwoo’s best climbs. Outdoor Program staff will set top-ropes. We will leave and return to Laramie each day. Transportation and equipment included. Limit: 10 participants.

Prerequisite: Clinic participants must first be checked off to top-rope climb at the wall prior to activity dates

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Oct 11, 5-6p, Half Acre Climbing Wall

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 13-14

Price: $49 students, $60 faculty/staff

Register here

Trad is Rad

This is a must-do clinic for climbers! Learn how to place a plethora of gear for both lead climbing and anchors. Prior anchor-building skills are not necessary, although a solid foundation in climbing is. The clinic has two components: one pre-trip session and two single-day trips to Vedauwoo to practice skills. The second day has an option to place gear while on mock-lead, eventually working toward lead climbing gear placement. Harnesses, belay devices, and helmets are required, but they can be provided. The pre-trip session is mandatory for the day trips to Vedauwoo, please come ready to climb. Ropes, specialized climbing gear, and transportation is provided. We will leave and return to Laramie each day. Limit: 6 participants.

Prerequisite: Participants must first be checked off to lead climb at the wall prior to activity dates

Pre-trip session: Thursday, Sept. 27, 5-7p, Half Acre Climbing Wall

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 29-30

Price: $51 students, $66 faculty/staff

Register here.

Intro to Multi-Pitch

Come learn the basics of multi-pitch sport climbing during our two day class that will focus on the skills necessary to safely climb bolted routes longer than a single pitch. We will cover best practices for bolted anchors, managing top-belays, multi-pitch belay station management, best practices for rappelling, and multi-pitch climbing ethics. Our first session will take place in the Half Acre Climbing Gym, and then the following day we will put our skills to use outside at Vedauwoo. Ropes, specialized climbing gear, and transportation is provided. Limit: 6 participants.

Prerequisite: Participants must first be checked off to lead climb at the wall prior to activity dates

Pre-trip session: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 5-7p, Half Acre rm. 115

Dates: Saturday, Sept. 22, 10a-4p, Half Acre Climbing Gym; Sunday, Sept. 23, 8a-2p, Vedauwoo

Price: $44 students, $56 faculty/staff

Register here

Outdoor Sport Climbing Clinic

This outdoor clinic is for the aspiring sport climber. We will cover a variety of skills and techniques that pertain to climbing outdoor bolted routes, including but not limited to: building bolted anchors, cleaning anchors, rappelling and lowering off, and clipping considerations. Ropes, specialized climbing gear, and transportation is provided. Limit: 6 participants.

Prerequisite: Participants must first be checked off to lead climb at the wall prior to activity dates

Pre-trip session: Thursday, Sept. 13, 5-6p, Half Acre Climbing Wall

Date: Saturday, Sept. 15

Price: $29 students, $35 faculty/staff

Register here

Intro Climbing Wall Clinic

These clinics are for those who have little or no climbing experience and would like to learn the basics of top rope climbing. We cover how to put on and wear a harness, how to tie in with the climbing rope, and how to top rope belay. Clinic participants must complete the top rope skills test at a later date to be checked off to top rope climb at the wall. Students who successfully pass the skills test will be allowed to top rope at the wall for one year. Limit: 6 participants.

Dates: Sept. 5, 11, 19, 25; Oct. 3, 9, 11, 15, 25; Nov. 5, 7, 13, 29

Time: 7-9p

Price: Free

Friday Night Bouldering Series

The Friday-Night Bouldering Series (FNBS) is our fun, low-key competition series, meant to bring climbers of all levels together to create community and a fun Friday night alternative. New routes will be set for every competition for all abilities, from beginner to advanced. T-shirts are awarded for top female and male finishers in four different categories (recreational, advanced, open, and marathon), and a raffle will be held for all climbers with a variety of prizes from our sponsors. These comps are a great way to get introduced to the competition arena, meet other climbers and climb some fresh routes! No pre-registration. Limited to the first 75 registered climbers. Spectators may be limited or prohibited depending upon the number of registered climbers.

Registration: 5-6p prior to the start of each comp, Half Acre Climbing Wall

Dates: Fridays; Oct. 19 and Nov. 16; 6-9p; Half Acre Climbing Wall

Price: Free for students, $7 for Faculty/Staff/UW affiliated non-members (non-UW affiliated individuals must be sponsored into the facility by a UW affiliated individual. See our facility membership information for details)

All-women's rock climbing trip to Lander, WY

Sinks Canyon, located outside of Lander, Wyoming, is home to the International Climbers Festival and has some of the best sport climbing in all of Wyoming. We will spend two days climbing and camping just outside of Lander. No prior experience necessary; however, those who have passed the top rope skills check may top belay and those who have passed the lead climbing skills check may lead sport climb under staff supervision. Climbing gear, most meals, and transportation included. Limit: 10 participants.

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Oct. 5, 5-6p, Half Acre Climbing Wall

Departure date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Return date: Sunday, Oct. 7

Price: $92 students, $110 faculty/staff

Register here

Mountaineering

Fundamentals of Mountaineering

This introductory course will cover the basics of rope-teams, snow anchors, crampon technique, and self-arrest over a two-day period while camping overnight in the Snowy Range. The pre-trip meeting will be used to introduce theory and discuss basic knots/hitches, etc. Equipment, instruction, food, and transportation provided. Limit: 9 participants.

Prerequisite: Participants must first be checked off to top rope at the wall prior to activity dates

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5-8p, Half Acre rm. 115

Departure date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Return date: Sunday, Nov. 4

Price: $106 student, $137 faculty/staff

Register here

Snow Sports/Avalanche Awareness

Avalanche Beacon Clinic

This clinic is designed for people with no prior experience with avalanche safety training or rescue beacons, or for individuals looking to freshen up their beacon skills. The clinic will review the basic principles of avalanche awareness and beacon/avalanche rescue and give participants an opportunity to use beacons outside. This is NOT a level I avalanche class; a level I class is highly recommended before venturing out into avalanche terrain. Equipment provided; participants are encouraged to bring their own beacon if they have one. Limit: 12 participants.

Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6-9p; Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5-8p

Location: Half Acre rm. 115

Price: $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

Classic X-C Ski Technique Clinic

Focus on your technique and learn helpful tips to improve your skills. This clinic provides a great deal of individualized instruction. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Transportation provided; ski equipment provided (though personal ski equipment is encouraged). Limit: 10 participants.

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Dec. 6, 5-6p, Outdoor Program office

Departure date: Saturday, Dec. 8

Price: $29 students, $39 faculty/staff

Register here

Snowies Snowshoe Hike

We’ll head up to the Snowies for a 4 mi. hike on Libby Creek Trail (snow conditions depending, we may explore Happy Jack instead). No experience necessary; snowshoes and transportation included. Limit: 14 participants.

Departure date: Sunday, Dec. 2

Price: $23 student, $30 faculty/staff

Register here

Ski/Snowboard Tuning Clinic

Learn the fundamentals of maintaining skis or snowboards from our ski technician. This clinic introduces proper use of our ski tuning area and tools while covering the basics such as base prep, edging, waxing, and finishing. Bring your own skis/snowboard or just come to learn. This clinic does not cover major base or edge repair. Wax and tools provided. Limit: 8 participants.

Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6-8p; Thursday, Nov. 29, 6-8p; or Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6-8p

Location: Outdoor Program office

Price $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

Special Programs

A MOAB THANKSGIVING: Ride/Climb/Hike

Escape the start of the Wyoming winter with this adventurous trip to a desert paradise. We will have the opportunity to recreate in some absolutely iconic landscapes. There will be options to go rock climbing on sandstone splitters, mountain bike classic trails (Porcupine Rim and Bar M), and hike to stunning viewpoints. Equipment, necessary instruction, food, and transportation provided. Limit 9 participants.

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Nov. 15; 5–7p, Half Acre rm. 115

Departure date: Wednesday, Nov. 21

Return date: Sunday, Nov. 25

Price: $211 students, $227 faculty/staff

Register here

2018 REEL ROCK Film Tour

The 13th annual REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe. REEL ROCK shows are spirited events where climbers and outdoors lovers come together to celebrate and sample the ultimate in adventure filmmaking. Sender Films and Big UP Productions are at it again, with a mind-blowing, palm-sweating-pump-fest of climbing flicks for the 13th annual REEL ROCK Film Tour.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 10; Education Building Auditorium; 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Price: Free

Horsemanship

Learn how to ride, take care of, and communicate with horses! This unique 18 hour course provides ample opportunity to learn the pleasure of riding and working with horses from instructors with decades of equine experience. No prior equine experience necessary. Horses, tack (i.e. saddle, bridle), riding facilities, and instruction provided. Transportation to Sodergreen Ranch and Horsemanship School (approximately. 38 min. drive) is not provided; students are encouraged to arrange carpooling at the pre-trip meeting. Limit: 20 participants.

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Sept. 6, 5-6p; Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, rm. 115

Dates: Sundays, Sept. 9 through October 14, 1-4p

Location: Sodergreen Ranch and Horsemanship School, 468 Road 102, Granite, WY 82059

Price: $125 students, $144 faculty/staff

Register here

National Public Lands Day – Trail Clean Up

Join the Outdoor Program; Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC); the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office; Common Outdoor Ground (COG); the Medicine Bow National Forest; and Laramie BikeNet; For National Public Land's Day! We will be cleaning things up as well as building re-routes on a few trails to improve sustainability by minimizing erosion and improving the user experience. Join us on this full-day event that includes transportation (we are encouraging carpooling as well), lunch, tools, work gloves (please bring them if you have your own), and representatives who will help facilitate the work-day. We will wrap up the day at 3p with a celebration of our hard work. 

Date: Saturday, Sept. 22

Location: Please meet at the Outdoor Program office at 9a for doughnuts and a briefing on the day.

Price: Free!!!

Backcountry Cooking Clinic

Join the Outdoor Program leaders as we prepare some of our favorite backcountry foods. We will share some of our tricks, tips, and recipes for cooking in the backcountry. We will do some front-country (a.k.a. car-camping) cooking, as well as backpacking options as well. No prior backcountry cooking experience is necessary. Come hungry! Limit: 10 participants

Dates: Monday, Oct. 15 or Wednesday, Nov. 7; 6-8p; Outdoor Program office

Price: $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

Outdoor Gear Swap

Sell your old gear or find some used outdoor gear at this very popular one-day only sale!

Buyers: There is no cost to attend the swap; buyers typically line-up at the door around 10:30a to gain entry (doors open at 11a). Local checks (with a valid ID) and cash are the only forms of acceptable payment; each check is made out directly to each seller you purchase from; you may be writing multiple checks depending upon how many items you purchase (therefore we recommend cash).

Sellers: We facilitate all transactions and take a 15% commission on each item that sells to benefit the Outdoor Program. There is a drop-off time on Friday evening and Saturday morning. You set prices on your gear (we can help you determine those prices), tag each item (we provide tags) and check in all your equipment with us. Sellers MUST pick up your money and/or gear that did not sell immediately after the swap during the pick-up time. We reserve the right to refuse any equipment that is not outdoor related or too old. Call for more details.

Gear drop off: Friday, Nov. 30, 6-8p (West Ballroom, Wyoming Union) & Saturday, Dec. 2, 8-10a

Gear swap: Saturday, Dec. 1, 11a-1p

Gear pickup: Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-3p

Location: Yellowstone Ballroom, Wyoming Union 

Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness and Remote First Aid/CPR

If you spend time in the backcountry, you need to be prepared for whatever emergency may come your way. This certification course will teach you everything from patient assessment and trauma care, to wilderness-specific injuries, hazards and protocol. With a hands-on approach, this course will complement any experience you may already have in the outdoors. Upon successful completion, participants receive a two-year certification through the American Red Cross in Wilderness and Remote First Aid, and a two-year certification in CPR/AED. Limit: 20 participants. Price includes textbooks. Please come prepared to go outside multiple times each day.

Classroom sessions: Friday, Oct. 19, 6–10p; Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 20-21, 8a-5p; Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, rm. 115

Price: $91 students, $119 faculty/staff

Register here.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THIS OFFERING.

Wilderness First Responder (NOLS WM)

Essential for anyone who spends significant time in remote places or who has a professional career in the outdoors, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions. This course is fast-paced and engaging. You'll spend half your time outside of the classroom doing hands-on skills and scenarios. In addition to scenarios, you'll participate in a full-scale night mock rescue. WMI's curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics including long-term patient care, wound management, straightening angulated fractures, reducing dislocations, litter packaging and administering medications. You'll complete this course with the tools and confidence to manage patients in the backcountry for multiple days. The intensive 80-hour curriculum is nationally recognized and supported by the Wilderness Medicine Institute's Medical Advisory Panel. You'll be taught by dynamic educators who have practiced both wilderness and urban medicine. This 10-day course is ideal for all professionals operating in remote environments. Adult/child CPR certification is included.

WFR Pre-course Letter

NOLS WM Agreement (must completed prior to first day of course)

Limit: 30 participants. This course is open to the public. Participants must complete a release/waiver prior to the first day of class as well.

Location: Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Rm. 115 & 117 (classroom)

Dates: January 8–17

Price: $650 UW students, $750 all others

Register here.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THIS OFFERING.

Wilderness First Responder Recertification (NOLS WM)

This 3-day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides current updates in the wilderness medicine field. There will be a written examination at the beginning of this course. Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR recertification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. WEMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.

Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

Prerequisites: You must possess a current WFR certification of at least 70 hours to recertify through a WFR Recertification course. It is your responsibility to make sure that your certification meets this standard. If you are unsure, please contact WMI before enrolling in a course. WMI certifications will be afforded a one-year grace period within which to recertify. This course will also recertify those who hold a valid WEMT (wilderness portion only) or WAFA certification. We ask WMI certified students to bring their certification card to the course so that the instructor can verify the expiration date. Students certified by any other organization are REQUIRED to submit a photocopy of their certification card on the first day of the course. Please note: We cannot issue you a new card until we have verified your previous training.

WFR Recert Pre-course Letter

NOLS WM Agreement (must completed prior to first day of course)

Limit: 30 participants. This course is open to the public.

Location: Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Rm. 115 & 117 (classroom)

Dates: Jan. 19-21 (check-in at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, 8-5 p.m. all other days)

Price: $275 UW students, $325 all others

Register here.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THIS OFFERING. 


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1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3604

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2402

Email: op@uwyo.edu

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