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Date(s) - 05/02/2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Eagle Mountain Day Hike

Date: 5/2 Time: 11am-4pm
Registration Deadline: 4/30 Cost: $15/$20
Location: Eagle Mountain Park

Trip Description:

From the American Indians to frontiersmen to ranchers, this area has a rich history and unique story to tell. Because the land has not been grazed or cultivated for a long period of time, it represents what the land looked like prior to frontier and ranching settlements. Eagle Mountain Park is a beautiful 400-acre park made primarily for hiking. This park has over 5 miles of well-maintained hiking trails. The trail system is made up of six separate trails highlighted by a short quarter mile “Overlook Trail” with a great view of Eagle Mountain Lake.

Trip Cost:

$15 with a TCU ID, $20 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

Trip Registration:

Register in-person 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

11:00am: Meet at the climbing wall at the Rec

11:15am: Leave for Eagle Mountain Park

12:00pm: Arrive! Do an icebreaker, take a hike, enjoy lunch, and soak in the natural beauty.

3:15pm: Drive back to TCU

Physical Challenge

Hiking and scrambling around Eagle Mountain Lake 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.   

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 around the lake so please wear pants that you can roll up or shorts to enjoy the water. 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/snacks. A small day pack is a good idea to bring to carry all of your things in.

Risk/Safety

There are numerous risks and hazards associated with Eagle Mountain Lake. Not dressing appropriately can result in heat or cold illnesses (Hyperthermia or Hypothermia). Not drinking enough water results in dehydration and not being good enough 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.