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Outdoor Trips

Trip Sign Ups

All trip sign ups are conducted at the Outdoor Center in room 108 of the Activity Center. Deadlines for sign ups will be on the Tuesday before the trip at 5:30pm. Only full time students are eligible to participate in Outdoor Recreation trips. Students may pay for trips by cash, credit, or by check. (The Outdoor Center can only issue refunds to those paying by credit card.)

Pre-Trip Meetings

All trips will have a pre-trip meeting on the Tuesday prior to the trip at 5:30pm at the Outdoor Center. The pre-trip meeting is conducted to inform participants of necessary logistics, equipment, and activities associated with the trip, as well as allow participants to: meet trip leaders, meet other participants, and complete mandatory paperwork. All participants must fill out an Informed Consent Form and a Medical Information Form. If participants are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting, participants must set up other arrangements with the trip leader prior to the start of the trip.

*Outdoor Recreation reserves the right to cancel activities without sufficient enrollment or due to adverse weather conditions. No refunds for “no shows.”

Oct
19
Fri
Better Backpacking @ Ruidoso, NM
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day

Better Backpacking is a three-day course that will take a beginning backpacker to the next level of outdoor skills and independence.  The trip involves intermediate terrain covering increased mileage and elevation.  This course builds on your basic backpacking experience and introduces additional skills such as water purification and map and compass use. Sign up and be ready to put some miles on those hiking boots!

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 16, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Oct
27
Sat
Organ Needle Day Hike @ Las Cruces, NM
Oct 27 all-day

Climb the highest point on the Organ Mountains. The Needle hike is popular, but strenuous and tricky to navigate. So let us guide you and cross it off your bucket list!

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 23, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Roswell Overnight @ Roswell, NM
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day

Explore Roswell, NM the site of an alleged 1947 UFO crash! We will be camping at Bottomless Lake, exploring the UFO museum and Space Walk!

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 23, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Nov
4
Sun
Bouldering at Hueco Tanks @ Hueco Tanks State Park
Nov 4 all-day

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing stripped down to its raw essentials.  This trip will take place at Hueco Tanks, one of the premiere spots in the country.  Leaving behind the ropes and harnesses, instructors will help you navigate the challenge of bouldering problems through basic introduction to climbing techniques.  All level of abilities are encouraged to join.

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 30, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Nov
8
Thu
Fall Climbing Competition @ NMSU Climbing Wall
Nov 8 @ 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm

NMSU Outdoor Recreation hosts 1 bouldering competition each fall and spring semester.  Compete with other students or push yourself to new heights with boulder problems specially set for each competition! The scores will be collected and awards will be given to the top three female and male in each beginner and advanced categories. There will also be prize drawings for those who submit scorecards. All bouldering competitions will be apart of Aggie Cup!

 

No registration is needed, just show up at the climbing wall on the day of competition. There is no cost to participate, and only students are eligible.

Nov
10
Sat
Rock Climbing-Top Rope @ Las Cruces, NM
Nov 10 all-day

Bring your climbing shoes and join us at the Rough and Readies for a day of outdoor climbing! No experience needed! We’ll provide the gear and the instruction to get you started! This trip is great for those wanting to try climbing outside for the first time.

Pre-Trip Meeting: November 6, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Nov
11
Sun
Rock Climbing-Lead @ Las Cruces, NM
Nov 11 all-day

Join us at the Rough and Readies for some top rope and lead climbing! We’ll provide the gear and the instruction on how to properly lead climb outdoors. This is a great trip for all levels of ability! You must be belayed certified to attend!

Pre-Trip Meeting: November 6, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Dec
1
Sat
Stone Age Climbing Gym @ Albuquerque, NM
Dec 1 all-day

Take a quick getaway before finals and join us as we travel to Albuquerque to spend the day at Stone Age, Albuquerque’s premier climbing gym. We will stop by Green Jeans for some food afterwards!  (Cost includes gym entrance and transportation)

Pre-Trip Meeting: November 27, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.