Follow the 3Ws and do your Daily Health Check before leaving your residence hall or coming to campus.
For details about Student Affairs operations, see the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated August 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Connect to the Outdoors on Your Own
Looking for ways to connect with Outdoor Programs while social distancing? Check out these great resources.
Disclaimer: You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other outdoor activity to determine if it is right for your needs. Do not start this outdoor activity if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while participating you should stop immediately. You should understand that when participating in any exercise, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this outdoor activity, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Appalachian State University from any and all claims or causes of action arising out of your participation in this program.
Get outside locally, wherever you may be!
AllTrails has information on links around the world.
Please remember that some parks may be closed currently.
Check with the local authorities for current closures and go somewhere else if a trailhead is too crowded.
Travel to the National Parks!
Climb the Grand and learn about the climate at Grand Teton National Park
Venture into one of the southwest's greatest caves at Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Check out the unique features at Bryce Canyon National Park
Temperatures can vary in the mountains. Layering clothing is a great option.
For an intro to proper layering, watch this video
Take a deeper dive into layering knowledge by reading this article
Test your layering knowledge with this quiz
Loved your outdoor gear a little too much? Save your wallet and our planet. Repair it!
Learn to sew and do other repair techniques with Patagonia!
Check out REI’s tutorials on repairing all sorts of out door gear from tents to wetsuits.
Keep in climbing shape. Check out these climbing training exercises you can do anywhere!
Not sure what this thingamajig is on your bike?
For an overview of how to name the parts of your bike watch this video from Trek
To further your understanding of bike parts and their functions, read this article
If archaeology is your passion, check out the Saruq AL-Hadid Archaeology Museum.