Desert Southwest Big Bend
March 13 – 22
This Spring Break, adventure in the Chihuahuan Desert Southwest. Visit National Parks such as Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains and Big Bend. Start with six days in Big Bend National Park – rock climbing, day hiking and backpacking the High Chisos Mountain Range overlooking the Rio Grande River into Mexico. We’ll also stop at various sites and try to catch the Marfa Lights. Camp near Guadalupe Peak and spend a day exploring Carlsbad Caverns. Get details about the trip at our informational meeting. Includes all equipment, transportation, fuel, fees/permits, backcountry foods, trip leaders and guides.
Informational meeting: January 26, 6 p.m., room 215 of Student Recreation Center
Registration: begins January 27
Mandatory pre-trip meetings: February 18 & March 4, 7 p.m., TTE rental center
Payment: Non-refundable payment in full due by February 13
Leader: Carson Tortorige
May 6 – 10
Join us as we explore the beautiful Florida Keys and Key West. Snorkel, kayak, bike, hike, or just relax as we tour various parks and attractions throughout the Keys. Certified divers have an opportunity to explore the many reefs offered in the two included dives. If it has been more than a year since your last dive, you are required to participate in a refresher class through a local dive shop. All dive participants are required to show proof of dive experience and certification card. Includes transportation, lodging fees, park entrance fees and leadership.
Cost: $340/$365/$390 (Scuba Divers: $110 extra)
Payment: Deposit due March 11; balance due April 8
Leader: Adam Penn