The University of South Alabama Outdoor Adventures staff members believe that there
is more to your college experience than dorm rooms, diners, and “dead brains” during
finals. Our staff is passionate abut the outdoors and sharing their passion with others.
Whether you are a greenhorn camper, a weekend warrior, or the host of a wilderness
survival show, Outdoor Adventures has something for you. If you are new to outdoor
recreation, don't worry! Our staff is knowledgeable and will provide all the instruction
and gear needed for your trip. Select the trip below to find out more information
or to register. If you have a trip idea, let us know! We will be more than happy to
rent gear to you and assist with planning. Contact Michael Brown at 460-6214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. Come join us as we hike, climb, cave, paddle, and explore the
2015 Fall Trip Series
Deer Island Mississippi Barrier Island Kayaking: January 30-31
Deer Island is the closest Mississippi Barrier Island to the coast. Come with us as
we hit the gulf! We will explore the peacefulness and the solidarity of camping on
a completely undeveloped island. On Saturday we will be paddling the full length of
the 4.5 mile island so we can get as far from civilization before making camp at the
far southern end. Along the way we will see many different species of birds, vegetation,
and perhaps even some dolphin. Don’t miss this chance to remove yourself from the
world for a day!
Students: $20 Faculty/Alumni: $25 Guests: $30 Register Now
Providence Canyon Backpacking: February 20-21
Providence Canyon is considered one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders. Known as
the Little Grand Canyon, it has received national recognition because of its unique
geological structure. The canyon, up to 150 feet deep, has a variety of vivid colors
that pop and shine making this a great place to visit. The fact that it has an endangered
species of flower also makes it a photographers dream. This is a great hike and a
beautiful area to explore with Outdoor Adventures!
Students: $35 Faculty/Alumni: $45 Guests: $55 Register Now
Outdoor Adventures hits their first whitewater of the season on the Okatoma. The Okatoma
is part of the Pascagoula river system and features some class I rapids. The river
is a small river and provides ample rope swings, beaches, and safe rapids to play
in and practice your whitewater skills. Even if a capsize happens the Okatoma is not
very deep and is fun to swim and play in. You might even think about capsizing on
purpose if it is hot! Come join us!
Students: $15 Faculty/Alumni: $20 Guests: $25 Register Now
Time for a throwback to a simpler time with Outdoor Adventures! We will be departing
for an overnight horseback riding trip through the forest of the Florida panhandle.
On Saturday you will be given a horse and it will be your companion as it carries
you to our campsite for the evening. Sunday after a relaxing night’s sleep you will
hope back on your buddy and finish the trail. Come saddle up with Outdoor Adventures.
Meals are included!
Students: $200 Faculty/Alumni: $225 Guests: $250 Register Now
Sipsey Wilderness area offers some of the best backpacking in Alabama. Located in
the Northwest corner of the state we will be hiking along streams, bluffs, and through
creeks. Sipsey wilderness area is also home to the state champion yellow poplar tree.
The tree is 25 foot in diameter and the first night we will camp under it. This is
one of the best backpacking spots in the southeast. Come with Outdoor Adventures as
we head up and experience the beautiful Sipsey Wilderness Area.
Students: $45 Faculty/Alumni: $50 Guests: $55 Register Now
Join us for our full moon paddle in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. We will leave from the
Bluegill restaurant and paddle north on the Apalachee River. After a short ways we
will enter Whiskey Ditch, a small creek that makes its way through the local vegetation
until opening up into a small pond in the middle of the marshes. We will pass by a
variety of animals and plants while being guided by the light of the full moon.
Students: $5 Faculty/Alumni: $10 Guests: $15 February Regisration
Come and experience some class I and II rapids with Outdoor Adventures. We load up
the van on Saturday and head up to the rapids! We will put in on the Coosa River just
below Jordan Dam and ride the rapids. If whitewater isn’t your thing, don’t worry!
There are parts of the river that are flat and make for a nice float. The river is
damn controlled so we will know just what we are getting into! We will be back Saturday
Students: $40 Faculty/Alumni: $45 Guests: $50 Register Now
Check out the top and the bottom of the Florida Panhandle on this wet and wild adventure.
We will spend Friday and Saturday paddling the beautiful Econfina creek. This creek
is fed by 11 natural springs which guarantees crystal clear water the entire paddle.
On Saturday we will leave the creek and drive to Saint Andrews Park in Panama City
and camp on the beach. Sunday we will wake up and snorkel the jetties and rock formations
all while enjoying the warm Florida sun.
Students: $30 Faculty/Alumni: $40 Guests: $50 Register Now
Come and find the best that the Smokey Mountains has to offer. On the first day of
our adventure we will raft section three of the Chattooga River and camp beside its
water. The next day we will finish a challenging section four of the river which features
several class III and Iv rapids. After the rapids we will explore the hot spots of
the Smokey Mountains such as Cade’s Cove and Clingmans Dome. We will finish out our
trip with backpacking on one of the Parks most scenic trails, the Big Creek Trail
Loop. The Big Creek Trail follows an old railroad grade along a beautiful creek and
summits Mount Sterling. Mount Sterling is a great place to camp complete with a lookout
tower to take in our last night in the great Smokey Mountains.
Students: $375 Faculty/Alumni: $400 Guests: $425 Register Now