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Testimonials

Yosemite Trip Rap Up
Flakes of snow weave paths of argyle through the needles of yellow pine and incense cedar as my three tent mates and I tell stories and recount the events of the day. Strangers just days earlier, we now laugh and joke with trail-earned comfort. It’s the evening of day five, and although we don’t yet know it, our morning will bring with it rarely seen vistas of a Yosemite icon. Half Dome powdered with spring snow will welcome us and signal the final leg of our journey into the valley of Muir and Adams.

Beginning days earlier at the southern apex of Yosemite National Park in Wawona, California our group of ten set out to climb the Chilnualna falls trail 2,400 vertical feet to the unseasonably low May snow line. Over the course of the days that followed, our group hiked, snowshoed, sweat and shivered nearly 30 miles through the vast Yosemite National Park wilderness. But as our trip leader Carson commented later, the magnitude of our journey could not only be measured in miles. Our determination, fitness and skills in navigation were put to the test as our team worked together to cross swollen rivers, ascend rocky outcroppings and traverse the undulating mountain terrain. As the first group to explore the southern back-country of Yosemite in 2011, we saw no human tracks in the Sierra snow except our own. Yet tracks of black bear, mountain ion, hare, deer and squirrel were plentiful and powerful reminders of our roles as guests in the rugged forests and snow-covered meadows of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

After our several thousand foot descent into Yosemite Valley, the team spent a day freely roaming the awe inspiring glacially carved canyon surrounding us. We rubbed our eyes in disbelief of the living postcard in which we found ourselves and relaxed in the warm sun along the banks of the Merced river. I often reflect quietly upon the accomplishments of our journey. Especially now, as the sweat collects on upon my brow in the Southern heat, I often think back to the morning ritual of dressing inside the relative warmth of our tent before emerging into the bright, crisp and breathtakingly beautiful landscape of Yosemite National Park.

-Clinton Begley
Touch The Earth Intern

Dailly Events

May
25
Wed
12:00 pm Boot Camp @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Boot Camp @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop in. A popular interval class that mixes calisthenics and body weight exercises with cardio and strength training.
12:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
5:30 pm Panther Pump @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Panther Pump @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Grab your weights and get ready to squat and curl your way to a sleek, toned you! This sculpting class uses bands and weights to define your arms and sculpt your legs.
6:30 pm Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.
May
26
Thu
12:00 pm Yoga Mix @ Studio B
Yoga Mix @ Studio B
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Come unwind from your way with an gentle yoga classes designed for all levels.
5:30 pm Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Zumba @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Ditch the workout and join the party! Learn the latest Latin steps while creating an exciting and fun aerobic workout.
6:00 pm Cycle & Abs @ Studio B
Cycle & Abs @ Studio B
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. This class will combine a 40 minute ride with 10 minutes of core work.
May
30
Mon
1:00 pm Memorial Day Bash @ Indian Creek Pool
Memorial Day Bash @ Indian Creek Pool
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event Description: Come help us celebrate the opening of our beautiful outdoor pool for the summer! Food, games, inflatables andlog rolling will be free to members and their guests during the event. May 30 1-3… more »
Jun
2
Thu
all-day Whitewater 4 – day Canoe School
Whitewater 4 – day Canoe School
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day
This course is the most comprehensive, most constructive and most memorable whitewater canoeing around. Absolutely NO prior experience necessary. Canoeing and camping equipment is not provided due to regulations, but may be rented for the… more »
Jun
6
Mon
all-day Try Me Week – Instructional Clinics @ GSU Student Recreation Center
Try Me Week – Instructional Clinics @ GSU Student Recreation Center
Jun 6 – Jun 10 all-day
Event Description: Do you want to sign up for a clinic but you’re not sure which one? Come try one, two, or as many as you wouldlike for FREE during TRY ME Week.Visit ourInstructional Clinic… more »
Jun
11
Sat
all-day Wild Cave Exploration
Wild Cave Exploration
Jun 11 all-day
Join us as we hike, crawl, climb and squeeze our way through a remote, desolate and virtually uncharted wild cave. Includes transportation, instruction, caving gear and guides. Cory & Anna Inman Cost: $18, $22, $28
Jun
12
Sun
all-day Horseback Forest Trail Riding #1
Horseback Forest Trail Riding #1
Jun 12 all-day
Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy Blue Ridge, GA, by horseback. We’ll spend 1 1/2 hours in the saddle on the trail and tour the mountain area afterwards. Includes transportation, leadership, gratuity, horse and guide.… more »
all-day Nantahala Raft Trip #1
Nantahala Raft Trip #1
Jun 12 all-day
This 8.5 mile run in a beautiful gorge of North Carolina is enjoyable for beginners as well as veteran rafters. Includes transportation, leadership, river guides, equipment and lunch. Jim Hudson, Bruce Wood, Mark Bodnar &… more »
Jun
13
Mon
all-day #STATEFIT @ GSU Student Recreation Center
#STATEFIT @ GSU Student Recreation Center
Jun 13 – Jun 30 all-day
Event Description: Interested to see how many steps you take in a day? Come sign up for our step challenge and see how far youcan go. Pedometers will be given out to the first 100… more »
7:15 am Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jun 13 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
FREE! Drop-in class. A perfect combination of cardiovascular work and sculpting moves that will keep you coming back for more. This class uses different cardio formats each week to keep your heart pumping!
12:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
5:30 pm Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
6:30 pm Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.
6:30 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
Jun
14
Tue
12:00 pm Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Step @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Use steps and risers or our Escape Decks to develop toned legs and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Take one of our most popular classes that continues to deliver outstanding workouts each and… more »

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    The Memorial Day Bash is in a week! Come to the #ICRA on May 30 from 1-3 p.m! We cannot wait to see you there! https://t.co/5SqbHmBiX6

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