You don’t need any outdoor experience at all. Many of the participants have never been camping, rock climbing or rafting before.
A good level of physical fitness is important. We will climb relatively easy climbs, and some challenging ones as well. What's important to us is that everyone is having a good time, so we will make sure that we have something for everyone.
We usually return by 5 p.m., but it largely depends on the river level. The latest we have returned is 6 p.m. and the earliest was 4 p.m. We’ll return to the Outdoor Program on the northeast corner of Half Acre Gym; the facility will otherwise be closed on Sunday. Check out this map to find the parking lot.
If you drove, the closest you can park for free for the duration of the trip is the long-term lot on 30th St., just off of East Willett Drive. Take the shuttle bus back to the Union stop. See this parking map for more details. Alternatively, you can pay to park in the hourly pay lot, just to the east of the Outdoor Program. You should only need to pay to park until 5 p.m. on Friday, after that time it is free for the weekend.
We will meet in the Outdoor Program office. Use our entrance to enter Half Acre on the northeast corner of the building (big garage door).
You can leave anything you don’t want to bring here in the OP office. We’ll keep it as safe as possible (the office is locked at night), though we can’t guarantee against theft. If you are concerned about bringing certain items, please leave them at home.
Please check out the equipment list. If you have specific questions, please call us!
Yes. Please fill out the second page of the equipment list and return it to us. You will get dinner the evening you return, and breakfast the next morning. Please be sure to check the times that Washakie Dining is open, as they have limited hours in the summer.