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Creek STOMP!

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/05/2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location
Mustang Creek

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Mustang Creek STOMP!

Date: 9/5 Time: 12 pm – 3 pm
Registration Deadline:  9/3 Regular Cost: $10
Location: Mustang Creek

Trip Description:

Come join the TCU Outdoor Program as we head to Mustang Creek for a Creek stomp and day hike. We will begin our hike north of where the 1187 crosses the creek and then continue down and across streams through the shallow water, bring your water shoes! We’ll arrive back at the lake and cap off our trip with a refreshing swim! This is a perfect September activity for when the weather is still warm but the water is cool.

Trip Cost & Registration:

Regular Registration: $10 with TCU ID

Register in-person at the Campus Rec Front Office or online @ mycampusrec.tcu.edu

Pretrip

Itinerary

Packing List

Physical Challenge

Risks/Safety

Hygiene/Comfort

Weather

Outfitting & Food

Registration/Cancellation

Pre-Trip Meeting:

There will be no Pre-Trip meeting scheduled for this trip although you should receive an email regarding details of the trip from your Trip Leader. 

Itinerary

11:45am – 12:00pm: Meet at the Mustang Creek site.

12:00am – 12:15am: Ice breaker and trip recap

12:15am – 2:15pm  Hike the creek, explore the area

2:15pm – 3:00pm: End the trip at the lake for a refreshing swim. 

Packing List

Please bring shoes that you are able to hike around in and are supportive but can get wet! We will be walking through the creek and you will also have an opportunity to swim in the lake so please wear water appropriate clothing. Please bring layers in case it gets cold while we are stomping (an unlikely case in August!). Water is a necessity so please bring a full water bottle as well as your own lunch/snacks.

Physical Challenge

This creek stomp can be strenuous on the legs. We could be hiking 2-4 miles over rough terrain as we explore. Staying well hydrated, taking your time, resting when necessary (but not for too long), and keeping your energy level high is essential. Trip members should be in good physical condition.  We will be hiking for at least two hours and traveling at least two miles. Please be prepared to walk this far.

TRIP RATING 1 out of 3 – This is a beginner hiking trip.   

Risk/Hazard/Safety

There are numerous risks and hazards associated with Mustang Creek. Not dressing appropriately can result in heat or cold illnesses (Hyperthermia or Hypothermia). Not drinking enough water results in dehydration and not being in adequate physical condition can result in sore muscles. Trip members must make a conscious effort to be safe. One person’s disdain for safety will always result in more hardship for the group. If we do have an accident or injury that requires medical attention beyond the scope of our leader’s experience, the trip is immediately over without refund. Our leaders are trained to administer first aid in an outdoor environment; however, while they may be able to treat injuries they cannot always prevent them.

Hygiene / Comfort

There will not be bathrooms along the creek so you will have to plan accordingly.

Weather

The trip leaders will research the weather conditions in advance to assess the situation. The Trip will be cancelled if the weather is dangerous. If you do not receive an email about this, then please be prepared to be out in the weather. Please follow the weather and use your best judgement as well as the packing list to determine what you will personally need to stay warm and dry during the entirety of this trip. Layers are recommended for cold weather and failure to bring proper attire will be detrimental to your experience.

Please contact Taylor Craig, the Adventure Trip Program Manager with any questions. taylor.craig@tcu.edu