BOULDER/CAMP HORSEPENS 40
Come join Campus Recreation and Outdoor Adventures as we go camping, hiking and bouldering in the unique and amazing rock formations of the world famous park known as Horse Pens 40 on Saturday/Sunday, October 20-21.
Horse Pens 40 is an historic outdoors nature park and a natural wonderland of unique rock formations in the foothills of the Appalachians. It is located near Steele, AL. on the 1500’ high Chandler Mountain, home to over 60 rare or endangered species, stunning vistas, and incredible scenic beauty. Over 15,000 years of human habitation have used the natural rock shelters as a place of sanctuary and spiritual renewal. The Creek and Cherokee tribes have used the area to trap and corral horses, as a fortress in times of war, and as a sheltered village in times of peace.
Day 1: We will leave from the Student Recreation Center at 7 a.m. and drive 280 miles to Steele. We will arrive at Horse Pens at around 1:00 p.m. After setting up camp, you can hike
and or/boulder until night fall. We will spend the evening around the campfire eating and sharing tall tales.
Day 2: More hiking and/or bouldering. We will break camp at 1 p.m. and get back to Mobile around 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 for students, $52 for family members, $55 for faculty/staff/alums, $57 for family members, $60 for non-USA. Fee includes transportation, campground fees, and all camping equipment. Food and climbing gear is not provided.
How to sign-up: Leave a check payable for the full amount to “U.S.A.” (sorry, no cash) along with your name and cell phone number at the Front Desk of the Student Recreation Center. We will call to confirm your spot on the trip.
Trip limit: maximum of eight, minimum of six.