MOAT: Backpacking Dolly Sods
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 5:30 PM - Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:00 PM
MOAT is a 3-day adventure-based orientation program. These student-led backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing trips begin at 5:30 pm. For your convenience, trips are scheduled to start after Summer Springboard, however, matching your orientation date to MOAT is not required. You will meet your leaders and other participants and spend the night at the University Recreation Center before heading out on your MOAT trip the next morning. The MOAT experience is designed to give you an opportunity to build social connections with other trip members and introduce you to the amazing local natural areas surrounding Harrisonburg. All trips will involve primitive camping (no showers) and do not require any previous experience. The cost for the MOAT trip is $225.00 and includes instruction, leadership, equipment, and meals.
July 18-21: Backpacking Dolly Sods Monongahela National Forest
This is a moderately strenuous trip within the Monongahela national Forest in West Virginia. Beautiful Northern hardwood forests of maple, beech, birch, cherry and other trees cover most of the area providing cool shade as well as many opportunities to see spring and summer wildflowers, birds and other wildlife. While we plan to spend a good part of each day moving from one campsite to the next, there will be plenty of time for group activities, relaxation, and reflection. This trip does not require any previous backpacking experience as your trip leaders are ready to teach you the basics of this lifelong activity. Fitness Demands: Moderate (You should be able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes). Plan to carry a 45 lb backpack through mountainous terrain. Mileage will vary from 4‐8 mile per day.
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Questions? Contact Guy deBrun.