Spring Break Mini Trip
Date(s) - 03/12/2023 - 03/15/2023
TCU Campus Rec
Spring Break Mini Trip
|Dates: 3/12-3/15||Time: Multiday|
|Early Bird Deadline: 2/3||Early Bird Cost: $180/$200|
|Registration Deadline: 3/3||Regular Cost:$200/$220|
|Pre-Trip Meeting: 3/8||Location: Garner State Park & Lost Maples State National Area|
If you want to have a little adventure during spring break, but can’t sacrifice the whole week, this is the trip for you. Come on our three night exploration of Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area to hike through some of the Hill Country’s finest scenery.
Early Registration: $180 with a TCU ID, $200 as a sponsored guest
Regular Registration: $200 with a TCU ID, $220 as a sponsored guest
- Prices reflect the TCU student/faculty and sponsored guest rate.
- Please read our cancellation/refund policy carefully before registering.
- Price does not include meals on the road.
Register in-person at the Campus Rec Front Office or online @ mycampusrec.tcu.edu
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3/8 @ 6pm
Pre-Trip meetings are required and are held the date of the Sign-Up deadline (listed above – generally the week of or week before the trip), from 6-7:30 pm at the TCU Climbing Wall. You will meet the leaders and other trip members, as well as cover all details such as weather, menu, safety issues, and clothing requirements. You will also be issued all of your equipment at this time (sleeping bags, pad, tent, etc.).
Day 1: Meet at TCU around 4:00 pm and head out toward Garner State Park. Together we will watch the stars come out as we gather around the campfire roasting S’mores.
Day 2: After a hearty breakfast, we will hike around Garner State Park and explore what they have to offer.
Day 3: We’ll drive to Lost Maples State Natural Area to explore their trails and hike through some of the Hill Country’s finest nature.
Day 3: After a final breakfast, we will pack up our campsite go on one final hike and head back to TCU. We will arrive back at TCU by approximately 5 pm.
We are limited on space, and the less stuff you bring, the less you have to carry around. Ask yourself…What would I want in the coldest weather or the hottest weather? Pack to be prepared for both!
|Things that should be packed inside your personal day pack and kept with you inside the van:
FEET: NO FLIP FLOPS!!
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY TCU:
GROUP EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY TCU:
We will do a significant amount of hiking on this trip, however the terrane is manageable and welcoming to beginners and experts alike.
TRIP RATING 1 out of 3 – This is an Beginner hiking trip.
There are numerous risks and hazards associated with the Hill Country. 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.
Our campsite will be located in a developed campground operated by the Park. There will be designated tent sites, picnic tables, fire pit and running water nearby. In addition, there is a public restroom facility with flush toilets and running water. TCU will provide tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, and foam sleeping pads. You will have the choice to share a tent with two or three trip members or sleep under the stars. The sleeping area provides us with durable hard packed dirt.
The trip leaders will research the weather conditions in advance to assess the situation. The Trip will be canceled 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 judgment 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 Emily Tumilty, Coordinator – Outdoor Programs with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. //