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Dino Valley Day Hike

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/27/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Dinosaur Valley Day Hike

Dates: 10/27 Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Registration Deadline:  10/25 Regular Cost:$15/$20
Location: Dinosaur Valley State Park

Trip Description:

Dinosaur Valley is located one hour away from TCU’s campus. This State Park is known for its dinosaur tracks which have been preserved by the river bed for millions of years. Dino Valley is also home to hiking trails as well as camping and fishing. This serene place is perfect for getting away from TCU and experiencing nature. We will be exploring both the history of the area as well as the scenery! Come join the TCU Adventure Trip Program to enjoy a day hiking and exploring the dinosaur tracks.

Trip Cost & Registration:

Regular Registration: $15 with a TCU ID, $20 as a sponsored guest

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. Please contact the Cameron Potter with any questions.

Itinerary

8:30- 9:00 am: Meet at the climbing wall at the Rec

9:00 -10:00 am: Departure for Dino Valley

10:00- 10:30 am: Arrive and do an icebreaker

10:30-12:30 pm: Hike around

12:30-1:00 pm: Lunch and look at dinosaur tracks

1:00-2:00 pm: Drive back to TCU

Packing List

Please bring shoes that you are able to hike around in and are supportive. Tennis shoes or hiking boots are required for this trip. We will be doing two river crossings so please wear pants that you can roll up for these crossings. You will be able to take your shoes off during these crossings or you may bring extra water shoes. Please bring layers in case it gets cold while we are hiking. Water is a necessity so please bring a full water bottle as well as your own lunch.

Physical Challenge

Hiking and scrambling around in the Dinosaur Valley State Park can be strenuous on the legs. Designated trails may be non-existent. 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 the Dinosaur Valley State Park. 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 are restrooms available around the park. There will not be bathrooms along the trails 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.