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Labyrinth Canyon Canoeing
August 19 - 24, 2020
Cost: $325.00
Trip Orientation: Wednesday August 19th 1:00pm

Labyrinth Canyon

Located nearly 300 miles from Logan, near the town of Green River Utah, Labyrinth Canyon was carved out of the desert rock by the south flowing Green River. Named by John Wesley Powell during his 1869 expedition for it's meandering characteristics, Labyrinth Canyon provides a beautiful classroom setting to learn about desert ecology, build bridges with the natural environment and fellow Freshmen.

You will pack everything you need in a canoe and leave civilization behind as you paddle nearly 60 miles of this scenic flatwater river. Along the way, you will explore hiking opportunities, historical sites and learn about the desert flora and fauna. You will be led by the OP's canoeing experts and learn about bridges that connect you to the desert ecology from a master naturalist.

The following requirements must be met in order to participate on this wilderness experience:

  • Be an incoming Freshman student.
  • Register and pay the fee.
  • Be able to swim.
  • Have no injuries or conditions that would limit ability to swim, paddle a canoe and/or hike up to 5 miles. 
  • Be prepared to spend 5 days in a wilderness desert environment with potential temperatures above 100˚ F (38˚ C).
  • No canoe experience necessary.
  • All Natural Bridges participants are encouraged to participate in the USU 1010 Connections course following the canoeing field experience.

2020 Canoe Itinerary

Wednesday August 19th: Arrive in Logan. Trip Orientation at Outdoor Programs at 1:00pm. Check in to housing 4:00pm - 9:00pm.

Thursday August 20th: Depart Logan for Labyrinth Canyon and begin 5-day journey on the Green River. 

Monday August 24th: Depart from Labyrinth Canyon and return to USU Campus late in the evening.

Tuesday August 25th: Clean and return canoeing equipment. Prepare for USU 1010 Connections Class (optional).

Registration Fee Includes the Following:

  • Canoeing Equipment
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Dry Bag
  • Headlamp
  • Water Bottle
  • First Aid Kits
  • Group Cooking Equipment
  • Meals on the River
  • Transportation to and from River

What You Need to Provide:

  • Transportation to Logan
  • Lodging for 8/19 & 8/24 if you will not be living on campus
  • Meals prior to and after the river (including $ for the drive down & back) 
  • Clothes/personal equipment for the river (a detailed packing list will be sent once registered)

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Mt. Naomi Wilderness Backpacking
August 20 - 25, 2020
Cost: $225.00
Trip Orientation: Thursday August 20th 2:00pm

Mt. Naomi Wilderness

Right in our own campus backyard lies the Mount Naomi Wilderness in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This rugged and beautiful wilderness area contains towering peaks, alpine lakes and an amazing opportunity to learn about mountain ecology while building bridges with your fellow incoming Freshmen.
You will pack everything you need for five days on your back and hike for 20 miles through alpine peaks and valleys. You will be led by the OP's backpacking experts and learn about bridges that connect you to the local ecology from a master naturalist. 

Check out this video made by a Natural Bridges student!

The following requirements must be met in order to participate on this wilderness experience:

  • Be an incoming Freshman student for fall 2020.
  • Register and pay the fee.
  • Have no injuries or conditions that would limit strenous physical activity and ability to hike up to 5 miles per day with a 30lb pack. 
  • Be prepared to spend 5 days in a wilderness mountain environment at elevations up to 9,000ft (2,700m).
  • No backpacking experience necessary.
  • All Natural Bridges participants are encouraged to participate in the USU 1010 Connections course following the backpacking field experience.

2020 Backpacking Itinerary

Thursday August 20th: Arrive in Logan and check in to housing 10:00am-2:00pm. Trip Orientation at Outdoor Programs 2:00pm. 

Friday August 21st: Depart Logan for Mt. Naomi Wilderness and begin 5-day backpacking experience. 

Tuesday August 25th: Depart Mt. Naomi Wilderness and return to USU Campus. Clean and return backpacking gear. Prepare for USU 1010 Connections class (optional).

Registration Fee Includes the Following:

  • Backpack
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Headlamp
  • Water Bottle
  • First Aid Kits
  • Group Cooking Equipment
  • Meals in the field
  • Transportation to and from trailhead

What You Need to Provide:

  • Transportation to Logan
  • Lodging for 8/20 if you will not be living on campus
  • Meals prior to and after backpacking
  • Clothes/personal equipment for backpacking (a detailed packing list will be sent once registered)

 Click Here to Register!