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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 stop by our Base Camp in the Student Recreation Center to get your name on the list. 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!

Fall 2020 Trip Schedule

Trip Date/Time Cost Description
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 8/25 5pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Blue Ridge Parkway Tour - Bass Lake/Moses Cone 8/26 4pm-6pm $10 for students, $15 for all others Have you had your introduction to the Blue Ridge Parkway yet? If not, let us help you explore the beauty an serenity of stream, trails, waterfalls, and overlook along the parkway in Watauga County. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Rock Climbing - Holloway Mountain 8/29 12pm-6pm $30 for students, $40 for all others 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 own transportation, food, and water.
Canoe/Standup Paddleboard - Price Lake 8/30 11am-5pm $30 for students, $40 for all others Join us on a Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our instructors will teach you the basics of the different strokes, and explore the lake environment in a fun and supportive setting. Program is 9/6 from 11am -5pm. Participants will meet at Price Lake at 11am, participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 9/1 5pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Blue Ridge Parkway Tour - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 9/2 4pm-6pm $10 for students, $15 for all others Have you had your introduction to the Blue Ridge Parkway yet? If not, let us help you explore the beauty an serenity of stream, trails, waterfalls, and overlook along the parkway in Watauga County. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Rock Climbing - Holloway Mountain 9/5 12pm-6pm $30 for students, $40 for all others 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 own transportation, food, and water.
Canoe/Standup Paddleboard - Price Lake 9/6 11am-5pm $30 for students, $40 for all others Join us on a Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our instructors will teach you the basics of the different strokes, and explore the lake environment in a fun and supportive setting. Program is 9/6 from 11am -5pm. Participants will meet at Price Lake at 11am, participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 9/8 5pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Blue Ridge Parkway Tour - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 9/9 4pm-6pm $10 for students, $15 for all others Have you had your introduction to the Blue Ridge Parkway yet? If not, let us help you explore the beauty an serenity of stream, trails, waterfalls, and overlook along the parkway in Watauga County. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Canoe/Standup Paddleboard - Price Lake 9/12 11am-5pm $30 for students, $40 for all others Join us on a Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our instructors will teach you the basics of the different strokes, and explore the lake environment in a fun and supportive setting. Program is 9/6 from 11am -5pm. Participants will meet at Price Lake at 11am, participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Rock Climbing - Holloway Mountain 9/13 12pm-6pm $30 for students, $40 for all others 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 own transportation, food, and water.
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 9/15 5pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Blue Ridge Parkway Tour - Price Lake 9/16 4pm-6pm $10 for students, $15 for all others Have you had your introduction to the Blue Ridge Parkway yet? If not, let us help you explore the beauty an serenity of stream, trails, waterfalls, and overlook along the parkway in Watauga County. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 9/22 5pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Blue Ridge Parkway Tour - Rough Ridge 9/23 4pm-6pm $10 for students, $15 for all others Have you had your introduction to the Blue Ridge Parkway yet? If not, let us help you explore the beauty an serenity of stream, trails, waterfalls, and overlook along the parkway in Watauga County. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Rock Climbing - Holloway Mountain 9/2712pm-6pm $30 for students, $40 for all others 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 own transportation, food, and water.
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 9/29 5pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Blue Ridge Parkway Tour - Beacon Heights 9/30 4pm-6pm $10 for students, $15 for all others Have you had your introduction to the Blue Ridge Parkway yet? If not, let us help you explore the beauty an serenity of stream, trails, waterfalls, and overlook along the parkway in Watauga County. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Fall Foliage Hike - Grandfather Mountain 10/4 9am-7pm $35 for students, $45 for all others Join us as we explore Grandfather Mountain. This hike will explore the Profile Trail side of Grandfather Mountain. We will ascend the northern side of Grandfather Mountain with a goal of reaching Shantey Springs, and ultimately the summit of Calloway Peak, the highest point on Grandfather Mountain. Trip starts and finishes at Parking lot of Profile Trail. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 10/6 5pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Blue Ridge Parkway Tour - Boone Fork to Hebron Falls 10/7 4pm - 6pm $10 for students, $15 for all others Have you had your introduction to the Blue Ridge Parkway yet? If not, let us help you explore the beauty an serenity of stream, trails, waterfalls, and overlook along the parkway in Watauga County. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 10/13 5pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 10/20 pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Fall Foliage Hike - Grandfather Mountain 10/24 9am-7pm $35 for students, $45 for all others Join us as we explore Grandfather Mountain. This hike will explore the Profile Trail side of Grandfather Mountain. We will ascend the northern side of Grandfather Mountain with a goal of reaching Shantey Springs, and ultimately the summit of Calloway Peak, the highest point on Grandfather Mountain. Trip starts and finishes at Parking lot of Profile Trail. Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.
Weekly OP Trailrun - Trout Lake/Rich Mountain 10/27 pm-6pm $5 for students, $10 for all others Join us on our weekly trailrun to help teach you the basics while joining and builing a community of trail running enthusiasts in the High Country! Participants must provide their own transportation, food, and water.

To Register for a trip go to: apprec.appstate.edu

Forms needed for trips:

Download: Medical Form

Download: Outdoor Programs Participation Agreement and Waiver