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Trips

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Adventure! It's the core of what we do at Outdoor Programs. Explore the forests, paddle the rivers, climb the rocks, discover what you can do. Boone has over two million acres of wild, rugged, and undeveloped land at our doorstep. It will take a lifetime to experience it all, so you'd better get started now.

We have trips and trainings going outside on most weekends in the sun, rain and snow. OP is not a club and you do not need to be a member. Just register at apprec.appstate.edu. We specialize in small group sizes so we can manage our impact, provide personal instruction, and travel lightly. Trips and trainings fill fast, so don't wait to sign up!

 

Custom Trips

Want to craft a trip for you and your friends or your club? Outdoor Programs offers custom trip options designed to meet your groups goals and specified activity! Cost of trips are all inclusive (transportation, food, guides, and equipment) and our trips staff will help give you the skills and experience you’re looking to gain!

For any questions contact: Bob Riddle – Coordinator, Outdoor Programs at riddleru@appstate.edu

 

Fall 2020 Open Trip Offerings

  • Blue Ridge Parkway Tour Hikes - Have you had your introduction to the Blue Ridge Parkway yet? If not, let us help you explore the beauty and serenity of streams, trails, waterfalls, and overlooks along the parkway in Watauga County. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water. Limited transportation is available for those who do not have their own means of transportation. Please contact Bob at riddleru@appstate.edu if you need transportation prior to registering for a trip.
  • Weekly Trail Run (Trout Lake) - Join us on our weekly trail run to help teach you the basics while joining and building a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water. Limited transportation is available for those who do not have their own means of transportation. Please contact Bob at riddleru@appstate.edu if you need transportation prior to registering for a trip.
  • Top Rope Rock Climbing (Holloway Mountain) - Have you ever wanted to explore the art of rock climbing? This particular course travels to one of our closest climbing areas and is a fantastic place to learn how to rock climb. You will gain lots of hands-on practice through small workshops and lessons while learning climbing techniques and having the opportunity to climb in a stunning natural setting. Trip fee includes experienced Outdoor Programs instructors. Participants must provide their transportation, food, and water. Limited transportation is available for those who do not have their own means of transportation. Please contact Bob at riddleru@appstate.edu if you need transportation prior to registering for a trip.
  • Canoe/Stand Up Paddle Board (Price Lake) - Join us on Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our instructors will teach you the basics of the different strokes and explore the lake environment with you in a fun and supportive setting. Participants will meet at Price Lake. They must also provide their own transportation, food, and water. Limited transportation is available for those who do not have their own means of transportation. Please contact Bob at riddleru@appstate.edu if you need transportation prior to registering for a trip.
  • Fall Foliage Hike (Grandfather Mountain) - Join us as we explore Grandfather Mountain. This hike will explore the Daniel Boone Scout Trail side of Grandfather Mountain. We will ascend the southern side of Grandfather Mountain with a goal of reaching the summit of Calloway Peak, the highest point on Grandfather Mountain. . Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water. Limited transportation is available for those who do not have their own means of transportation. Please contact Bob at riddleru@appstate.edu if you need transportation prior to registering for a trip.
To Register for a trip go to: apprec.appstate.edu

Forms needed for trips:

Download: Medical Form

Download: Outdoor Programs Participation Agreement and Waiver