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SPRING 2014 Outdoor Adventures Schedule

For information about each event, click the activity names below.

Trip Name


Dates & Times 

Student Price

Non-Student Price

Registration Deadline

Info Meeting for Spring Break Backpacking

Recreation & Wellness Center

Classroom 202 


January 29th 6 p.m.

FREE  FREE No Signup, Just Show Up   
Ski & Snowboard Trip

Perfect North Slopes

Lawrenceburg, IN 

Saturday, February 1  $60  $90  Wednesday, January 29th   
Tarkill Caving and Cleanup

Tarkill Cave 

Olive Hill, KY 

Saturday, February 22  $25  $50  Friday, February 14   
Clack Mountain Bouldering

Clack Mountain,

Rowan County, KY 

Sunday, February 23  $10  $25  Friday, February 14   
Hiking & Rappelling  Red River Gorge, KY 

Saturday, March 1 -

Sunday, March 2 

$50  $75  Wednesday, February 26   
Spring Break Backpacking

Appalachian Trail,

North Carolina 

March 15- March 21  $150 $200  Friday, March 7   
RRG Rock Climbing 

Red River Gorge,


April 11- April 13 $75 $100 

Friday, April 4

Tennessee Rock Climbing



April 18- April 20  $75  $100  Friday, April 11  

Workshop Name


Dates & Times

Student Price

Non-Student Price 

Registration Deadline

Where to Go, What to Know Workshop Recreation & Wellness Center 

Wednesday, February 5

6 p.m. 

$1 $1  Wednesday, February 5   

Backcountry Cooking Workshop

 (dinner included)

Recreation & Wellness Center 

Wednesday, February 12

6 p.m. 

$1  $1  Wednesday, February 12   

Challenge Course Events


Dates & Times 

Student Price 

Non-Student Price 

Registration Deadline 

Open Climb 1 MSU Challenge Course 

Thursday, February 27

2 - 6 p.m. 

$5  $5 

No need to sign up in advance.

Just show up and wear closed-toe shoes

Open Climb 2 MSU Challenge Course 

Wednesday, March 26

4 - 8 p.m.

Open Climb 3 MSU Challenge Course 

Thursday, April 10

4 - 8 p.m.

$5  $5
Open Climb 4 MSU Challenge Course 

Wednesday, April 23

4 - 8 p.m.

$5 $5
Open Climb 5 MSU Challenge Course 

Friday, May 2

4 - 8 p.m.



Info Meeting for Spring Break Backpacking

January 29, 6 p.m.

Recreation & Wellness Center Room 202


This information meeting is being offered for anyone who might be interested in backpacking on the Appalachian Trail during Spring Break! We'll discuss our route plan and itinerary, talk about the equipment we can provide and what you'll need to bring, as well as other important ways to prepare for a week of backpacking on one of America's best scenic trails. This meeting is free to attend.

Meet us in Room 202 in the Recreation & Wellness Center at 6 p.m.

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Skiing & Snowboarding Trip - February 1

Perfect North Slopes - Lawrenceburg, IN

Student Price: $60     Non-Student Price: $90

Get your turns in at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This single-day trip starts early and ends late evening on Saturday, February 1st. This is a perfect trip for first-timers and experienced skiers alike!

Price includes round-trip transportation, lift tickets, and ski/board rental. Lessons are free at Perfect North and offered every hour during the day.

Registration deadline for the Perfect North Ski/Snowboard trip is Wednesday, January 29.

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Caving & Area Cleanup - February 22

Tarkill Cave, Olive Hill, KY

Student Price: $25     Non-Student Price: $50


Check out a local wild cave and help clean up the local area in the same day. This single-day trip includes a trip to a local cave, some exploration inside, and a short cleanup session of the local area afterward.

Trip price includes round trip transportation, trip leadership, use of Outdoor Adventures equipment, and dinner. 

Registration deadline for this trip is Friday, February 14.

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Bouldering - February 23

Clack Mountain, Rowan County, KY

Student Price: $10     Non-Student Price: $25



Clack Mountain is just down the road from Morehead, and has easily accessible bouldering, a fun and social rock climbing activity. Not comfortable with heights yet but want to try out rock climbing? This single-day trip is for you! Experienced climbers will have a great time on this trip as well! 

Price includes round-trip transportation, trip leadership, and use of Outdoor Adventures climbing gear.

Registration deadline for Clack Mountain Bouldering is Friday, February 14.

Hiking & Rappelling - March 1-2

Red River Gorge, KY

Student Price: $50     Non-Student Price: $75 


Come explore the Red River Gorge on a multi-adventure weekend full of hiking and rappelling. This 2-day, 1-night trip is scheduled for hiking the beautiful trails and seeing amazing scenery on Saturday, camping out Saturday night, and rappelling at Indian Staircase on Sunday before we return to MSU. 

Price includes use of all camping and rappelling equipment, trip leadership, round trip transportation, and dinner on Saturday night.

Registration deadline for Hiking & Rappelling is Wednesday, February 26.

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Spring Break Backpacking Trip - March 15-21

Appalachian Trail, North Carolina

Student Price: $150     Non-Student Price: $200


Panama is played out! Come play outside with us for a week of backpacking in North Carolina instead. This week-long backpacking trip follows the Appalachian Trail, one of America's best scenic foot trails, through North Carolina and the Nantahala National Forest. We'll leave Saturday and return Friday. Take advantage of the opportunity to unplug, unwind, and experience one of the most memorable weeks of your life!

Price includes use of Outdoor Adventures equipment, trip leadership, round-trip transportation, and dinners for nights on the trail.

Registration deadline for the Spring Break trip is Friday, March 7.

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Rock Climbing - April 11-13

Red River Gorge, KY

Student Price: $75        Non-Student Price: $100

The Red River Gorge is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the country, and it's right in our backyard! We'll leave Friday afternoon, set up camp, and learn the basics of rock climbing equipment that evening. Saturday, we'll head to the cliffs where Outdoor Adventures staff will teach you the basics of rock climbing and give everyone a chance to climb routes of varying difficulty.  Rain or shine, we'll be getting on real rock! We'll camp out again Saturday night, and get right back on the rock on Sunday. With thousands of climbs to choose from, this trip will be great for beginners and experienced climbers alike.
*Price includes transportation, trip leadership, and camping & climbing equipment as well as dinners during the trip*
Sign up in the Outdoor Adventures office in the Recreation & Wellness Center by the end of the day on April 4th.

Chattanooga, TN

Student Price: $75     Non-Student Price: $100

TN climbing


Head down to Tennessee and get on some solid Southeastern rock. The Chattanooga area is chock full of bouldering and climbing, and we'll get as much climbing done in a weekend as we can! We'll leave Friday and return Sunday evening, camping out on Friday and Saturday nights.

Price includes round-trip transportation, use of all OA climbing and camping equipment, trip leadership, and 2 dinners. 

Registration deadline for Tennessee climbing is Friday, April 11.



Where 2 Go and What 2 Know - February 5, 6 PM

Price: $1.00

  Get the new year started off with a chance to learn about what eastern Kentucky has to offer for outdoor recreation. This workshop will provide information about local areas and resources, and give helpful hints about how to prepare for any type of adventure you might take!
Sign up in the Outdoor Adventures office by pm on the 5th (right before we start)

Backcountry Cooking Workshop - February 12, 6 PM

Price: $1.00

Safe and efficient cooking is an important skill for any outdoor endeavor. Come learn about the equipment used to cook on backpacking trips and practice using it. Then prepare, cook, and eat a delicious meal with the group. Food for the dinner is included in the workshop price, but feel free to bring your own as well!
Sign up in the Outdoor Adventures office by 6pm on the 12nd (right before we start)


Price for all open climbs is $5

Get out on the MSU challenge course! No need to reserve ahead of time with a group for these open climbs! Just show up with weather-appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes and get on the high ropes course. Participants may arrive at any time during the open climbs, but operations will end at the posted end times below.

Thursday, February 27      2-6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26       4-8 p.m.

Thursday, April 10              4-8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23          4-8 p.m.

Friday, May 2                       4-8 p.m.

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Sunday 3-7pm

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