Trips & Clinics

The Adventure Recreation program leads exciting trips every year that highlight some of the greatest outdoor attractions and activities. With national trips to the Smokies and Grand Canyon to local adventures here in West Virginia, there’s a trip to suit every adventurer!

Register online for an Adventure Recreation program or Clinic.

 

Wayne National Forrest Backpacking 10/5-10/6

Your trip will includes two days, one night of backpacking and camping in Wayne National Forest. Open to all skill levels, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the national forest right across the river in the fall. Transportation, food, group gear, and instruction are all provided.

This backpacking trip is intended to provide a fun, learning experience while backpacking. Outdoor living skills and techniques will occur organically throughout the trip. Experience the wilderness close to home in this introductory Backpacking Trip to the Wayne National Forest! Pre trip meeting is Tuesday before trip from 5-7pm in the Wellness Classroom

Challenge Description: Participants should be physically fit and able to carry a 40-60 pound backpack for an average of 5 miles. Backpacks will be filled with both personal gear and shared gear provided by MRC. Participants will be sleeping in shared tents with other group members, cooking in groups, and completing camp tasks as a group The menu is vegetarian friendly but other needs must be communicated with the leaders. Bathroom facilities (more like facilitrees) are non-existent, but instructors will prioritize hygiene and sanitation, and teach you how to use the bathroom in the woods.

 

Dolly Sods Backpacking 11/8-11/10

Your trip will include three days of backpacking in the Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National forest. Open to all skill levels, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of West Virginia in the late fall. Transportation, food, group gear, and instruction

This backpacking trip will provide you with an unparalleled experience in extended back country camping and hiking on one of the most famous wilderness areas in the state and region. Lace up your boots and join us for a weekend of mountaintop views, starry nights, and laughs around the campfire (or camp stove). Pre trip meeting is Tuesday before trip from 5-7pm in the Wellness Classroom

Challenge Description: Participants should be able to carry a 60 lb backpack for an average of 5 miles and 1000 ft of elevation change each day. Backpacks will be filled with both personal gear and shared gear provided by MRC. Participants will be sleeping in shared tents with other group members, cooking in groups, and completing camp tasks as a group The menu is vegetarian friendly but other needs must be communicated with the leaders. Bathroom facilities (more like facilitrees) are non-existent, but instructors will prioritize hygiene and sanitation, and teach you how to use the bathroom in the woods.

 

 

Smokey Mountains Backpacking 11/22-11/26

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 8

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 12 | 5pm-7pm |  Wellness Classroom

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 19 | 5pm-7pm |  Wellness Classroom

*Must attend both Pre-Trip Meetings.

Members: $235

Non-Members: $285

Join us as we head south for the spring to tour the majestic Smokey Mountain National Park for a 5-day backpacking trip. Open to all skill levels, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of North Carolina in the late fall.

It’s hard to believe that all of this fun can be packed into just five days. All food, lodging, transportation, backpacking

gear  and instruction is included!

 

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