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Trips & Clinics


The ORC offers many trips, classes, and clinics each semester to provide you with the opportunity to learn new skills or enhance your knowledge of the great outdoors. Come take an adventure with us, bring your friends, and make some new ones. Check out the options in the sidebar and see where it will take you!

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Registration Ends January 26

Avalanche Awareness Web Clinic

Jan 26 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[T] 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Know before you go. Following the American Avalanche Association guidelines, this clinic is an introduction to avalanche safety. We’ll look at avalanche safety through the lens of terrain, weather, snowpack, and human factors. Learn how to find and interpret weather forecasts and avalanche advisory information and identify strategies for decision-making and risk management. We’ll also discuss equipment for winter travel. This is an excellent first step on the journey into the backcountry. Avalanche rescue concepts will be introduced in this clinic, but not practiced. To learn avalanche rescue skills and gain hands-on practice with an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe, check out our one-day Avalanche Rescue Course. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends January 31

Snowshoe at Moscow Mountain

Feb 6 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
The Palouse’s Moscow Mountain provides the perfect place to engage in winter sports like snowshoeing! You’ll enjoy trekking through the towering red cedars in what will likely be beautiful winter conditions. Since this trip is local, it will also open your eyes to the endless winter possibilities hidden in the Palouse. All you need is a warm coat and a smile! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Moscow Mountain, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip cost includes: Snowshoes and trekking poles and trip facilitators (Transportation & Food NOT included). If snow conditions on the Palouse are plentiful, this trip will be conducted as a snowshoe hike. If there is limited snow, a day hike will take place. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact and maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, ORC programs are designed for small groups. Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends February 1

Intro to Bouldering Clinic

Feb 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
We won't show you the ropes, but we'll be sure to teach you some skills that rock. We mean it! Join us for a bouldering clinic that'll introduce what you need to know to start, as the kids say, sending it. To enroll in this event, please click "Register Now" located to the right. You may only register yourself for this event. After the page has loaded, click on "Proceed to Sign Waiver." Read through and click the "I have read and agree to the above" button if you agree with the terms and agreements detailed on the page. If you do not agree to the terms detailed on the page, you will not be permitted to take part in our activities. Finally, you should be able to "Checkout" and you will receive a confirmation email detailing our guidelines and expectations for the day of your event.
 
 

Registration Ends February 7

Cross Country Ski the Palouse Divide

Feb 14 in ORC Palouse Divide, ID
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$25 - $35
 
 
The Palouse Divide is a great local winter recreation site located 45 minutes north of Moscow. This trip is geared towards the beginner but all abilities are welcome to come and play in the snow! There are 12-18 miles of groomed and un-groomed trails to explore. Scenic vistas offer stunning views of Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Palouse Divide, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Cross-country skiing is mentally and physically demanding. Please come prepared for a workout in the cold. Trip cost includes: cross country ski equipment, permits, and trip facilitator (Transportation & food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, and meet permit criteria, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Dawn Patrol: Sunrise Ski Tour

Feb 10 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[W] 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
Join our experienced backcountry ski facilitators on a local tour up Moscow Mountain. We’ll meet at the Tamarack Trailhead at 7am, make some plans, check our transceivers, head up for a quick tour as a group, enjoy early morning turns, and strive to get back to Pullman by around 10am. The goal of this program is to get out with other new or experienced backcountry skiiers/splitboarders, share some tips, and keep our tips above the snow. Beginners and experts are welcome. Transportation is not provided. All participants are responsible for bringing their own water snacks and backcountry ski appropriate clothing, as well as reserving backcountry skis/splitboard, skins, boots, helmet, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, pack, headlamp, and other gear suitable for backcountry skiing through the rental center. Equipment reservations may be made through the ORC’s Rental Shop after you have registered. There is no additional cost for rental equipment, but it is on you to reserve this equipment through the Rental Shop and pick it up prior to the program, and the sooner that you do this, the better. Trip rating is Level 3. Good physical conditioning is required. Participants should be competent skiers and snowboarders, comfortable maneuvering on steep slopes, in trees, and on variable snow conditions. Proficiency skiing black diamond trails, and prior backpacking or winter travel experience recommended. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Moscow Mountain, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip cost includes: Backcountry ski equipment (that you'll need to reserve in advance through the Outdoor Rental Center) and trip facilitators (Transportation & Food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact and maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, ORC programs are designed for small groups. Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Intro to Mountaineering Skills Clinic

Feb 13 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$25 - $35
 
 
Whether you are hoping to tackle a northwest volcano this summer or add to your repertoire of winter skills, this local trip provides an educational opportunity to develop basic mountaineering skills. In this introductory course, participants will learn basic snow travel techniques, including: kicking steps, rest step, self-belay with ice axe, self-arrest with ice axe, and sitting glissade. This course will not cover glacier travel or crevasse rescue (see our Crevasse Rescue Skills Clinic) . Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary, good physical conditioning necessary. Beginners and experienced individuals who would like to brush up on skills are encouraged to attend. You will need to provide their own transportation to Moscow Mountain, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. Trip cost includes: Group gear, skill instruction, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, and helmet. Participants need to provide their own hat, gloves, and other clothing. Plan to be in the snow all day. Dress in synthetic layers and be prepared for a damp, cold environment. No cotton clothing please. Water resistant (or waterproof) outerwear required. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, and meet permit criteria, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends February 14

Crevasse Rescue and Skills Clinic

Feb 21 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$15 - $30
 
 
Whether you are hoping to tackle a glaciated mountain this summer or add to your repertoire of mountain skills, this local day trip provides an educational opportunity to exposure to many of the components and skills involved in crevasse rescue. In this introductory one-day course, participants will learn basic snow anchors, rope ascension, haul systems, and belay techniques. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Moscow Mountain, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary, good physical conditioning necessary. Beginners and experienced individuals who would like to brush up on skills are encouraged to attend. Trip cost includes: instruction, group gear and equiptment such as ice axe, helmet, and all climbing equipment. Participants need to provide their own, hat, gloves, and other clothing. Plan to be in the snow for most of the day. Dress in synthetic layers and be prepared for a damp, cold environment. No cotton clothing please. Water resistant (or waterproof) outerwear required. We’ll be finishing at the SRC climbing wall where we’ll be covering rope ascension. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Intro to Backcountry Ski on Moscow Mountain

Feb 20 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$25 - $35
 
 
It’s time to learn to earn your turns. This course is designed for proficient downhill skiers/snowboarders wanting to transition into backcountry skiing/splitboarding. Learn techniques for effective up and downhill travel, transitions, and the basics of backcountry skiing. Note: this is not an avalanche rescue course or avalanche awareness course. While not required, participants may be interested in the one-day avalanche rescue course and/or the avalanche awareness clinic, each offered in January. Please meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center at 8:00am dressed for the backcountry (you can keep boots/boards in your vehicle). We will spend some of the morning in the classroom, then drive independently to the Tamarack trailhead at Moscow Mountain. Transportation is not provided. All participants are responsible for bringing their own water snacks and backcountry ski appropriate clothing, as well as reserving backcountry skis/splitboard, skins, boots, helmet, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, pack, headlamp, and other gear suitable for backcountry skiing through the rental center. Equipment reservations may be made through the ORC’s Rental Shop after you have registered. There is no additional cost for rental equipment, but it is on you to reserve this equipment through the Rental Shop and pick it up prior to the program, and the sooner that you do this, the better. Trip rating is Level 3. Good physical conditioning is required. Participants should be competent skiers and snowboarders, comfortable maneuvering on steep slopes, in trees, and on variable snow conditions. Proficiency skiing black diamond trails, and prior backpacking or winter travel experience recommended. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Moscow Mountain, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip cost includes: Backcountry ski equipment (that you'll need to reserve in advance through the Outdoor Rental Center) and trip facilitators (Transportation & Food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact and maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, ORC programs are designed for small groups. Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends February 21

Cross Country Ski the Palouse Divide

Feb 25 in ORC Palouse Divide, ID
[Thrs] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$25 - $35
 
 
The Palouse Divide is a great local winter recreation site located 45 minutes north of Moscow. This trip is geared towards the beginner but all abilities are welcome to come and play in the snow! There are 12-18 miles of groomed and un-groomed trails to explore. Scenic vistas offer stunning views of Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Palouse Divide, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Cross-country skiing is mentally and physically demanding. Please come prepared for a workout in the cold. Trip cost includes: cross country ski equipment, permits, and trip facilitator (Transportation & food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, and meet permit criteria, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

DIY Series, Tire & Brakes Clinic

Feb 26 in ORC Lobby
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
A great start before delving deeper into bicycle repair, this clinic will teach you two of the core skills needed to keep your bike on the road and/or trail. You will learn how to fix a flat tire and adjust your brakes. Face coverings will be required to be carried this you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Sunset Ski Tour

Feb 24 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[W] 1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
Join our experienced backcountry ski facilitators on a local tour up Moscow Mountain. We’ll meet at the Tamarack Trailhead at 2pm, make some plans, check our transceivers, skin uphill, get some turns, and aim to be out of the woods before dark. Read: bring a headlamp. The goal of this program is to get out with other backcountry skiiers/splitboarders, share some tips, and keep our tips above the snow. Beginners and experts are welcome. Transportation is not provided. All participants are responsible for bringing their own water snacks and backcountry ski appropriate clothing, as well as reserving backcountry skis/splitboard, skins, boots, helmet, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, pack, headlamp, and other gear suitable for backcountry skiing through the rental center. Equipment reservations may be made through the ORC’s Rental Shop after you have registered. There is no additional cost for rental equipment, but it is on you to reserve this equipment through the Rental Shop and pick it up prior to the program, and the sooner that you do this, the better. Trip rating is Level 3. Good physical conditioning is required. Participants should be competent skiers and snowboarders, comfortable maneuvering on steep slopes, in trees, and on variable snow conditions. Proficiency skiing black diamond trails, and prior backpacking or winter travel experience recommended. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Moscow Mountain, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip cost includes: Backcountry ski equipment (that you'll need to reserve in advance through the Outdoor Rental Center) and trip facilitators (Transportation & Food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact and maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, ORC programs are designed for small groups. Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends February 25

Thursday Lunch Cross Country Ski

Jan 21 - Feb 25 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
What a great way to spend lunch on a snowy day! This program will run every Thursday that there is snow. The Palouse Ridge Winter Park provides the perfect place to cross country ski! You’ll enjoy gliding through the rolling hills of this convenient on-campus location. The facilitators will instruct you on the basic techniques of cross country skiing before heading out, so if you’ve haven’t tried it before, and want to, this is a perfect opportunity. If it snows, this trip goes! If there is not snow on the ground, the program will not be able to run. Come prepared wearing warm clothes and bring a thermos full of a tasty hot beverage to stay hydrated. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! The program is free, however, you will need to provide your own cross country ski equipment. If you do not have your own gear, you may rent it from the Outdoor Rental Center for a minimal price. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program
 
 

Registration Ends February 28

Dawn Patrol: Sunrise Ski Tour

Mar 3 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[W] 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
Join our experienced backcountry ski facilitators on a local tour up Moscow Mountain. We’ll meet at the Tamarack Trailhead at 7am, make some plans, check our transceivers, head up for a quick tour as a group, enjoy early morning turns, and strive to get back to Pullman by around 10am. The goal of this program is to get out with other new or experienced backcountry skiiers/splitboarders, share some tips, and keep our tips above the snow. Beginners and experts are welcome. Transportation is not provided. All participants are responsible for bringing their own water snacks and backcountry ski appropriate clothing, as well as reserving backcountry skis/splitboard, skins, boots, helmet, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, pack, headlamp, and other gear suitable for backcountry skiing through the rental center. Equipment reservations may be made through the ORC’s Rental Shop after you have registered. There is no additional cost for rental equipment, but it is on you to reserve this equipment through the Rental Shop and pick it up prior to the program, and the sooner that you do this, the better. Trip rating is Level 3. Good physical conditioning is required. Participants should be competent skiers and snowboarders, comfortable maneuvering on steep slopes, in trees, and on variable snow conditions. Proficiency skiing black diamond trails, and prior backpacking or winter travel experience recommended. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Moscow Mountain, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip cost includes: Backcountry ski equipment (that you'll need to reserve in advance through the Outdoor Rental Center) and trip facilitators (Transportation & Food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact and maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, ORC programs are designed for small groups. Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Women's Cross Country Ski and Yoga at Palouse Divide

Mar 6 in ORC Palouse Divide, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$25 - $35
 
 
Relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate Women in Recreation Month with cross-country skiing and yoga at Palouse Divide. The Palouse Divide ski area offers 18 miles of beginner to intermediate trails to accommodate a variety of levels. Yoga location may be at Palouse Divide lodge or back at the SRC yoga lodge. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Cross-country skiing is mentally and physically demanding. Please come prepared for a workout in the cold. Trip cost includes: cross country ski equipment, permits, and trip facilitator (Food & transportation NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Women's Intro to Mountaineering Skills Clinic

Mar 7 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$25 - $35
 
 
Whether you are hoping to tackle a northwest volcano this summer or add to your repertoire of winter skills, this local trip provides an educational opportunity to develop basic mountaineering skills. In this introductory course, participants will learn basic snow travel techniques, including: kicking steps, rest step, self-belay with ice axe, self-arrest with ice axe, and sitting glissade. This course will not cover glacier travel or crevasse rescue (see our Crevasse Rescue Skills Clinic) . Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary, good physical conditioning necessary. Beginners and experienced individuals who would like to brush up on skills are encouraged to attend. You will need to provide their own transportation to Moscow Mountain, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. Trip cost includes: Group gear, skill instruction, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, and helmet. Participants need to provide their own hat, gloves, and other clothing. Plan to be in the snow all day. Dress in synthetic layers and be prepared for a damp, cold environment. No cotton clothing please. Water resistant (or waterproof) outerwear required. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, and meet permit criteria, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends March 4

Web Clinic - Trail Running

Mar 4 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Have you been interested in trail running and wanted to find out what to expect? This clinic we will introduce you to tricks of the trade, important considerations, resources for learning (books, movies, guides), and what to experience from the trail from facilitators with trail running experience.
 
 

Registration Ends March 6

Intro to Bouldering Clinic

Mar 6 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
We won't show you the ropes, but we'll be sure to teach you some skills that rock. We mean it! Join us for a bouldering clinic that'll introduce what you need to know to start, as the kids say, sending it. To enroll in this event, please click "Register Now" located to the right. You may only register yourself for this event. After the page has loaded, click on "Proceed to Sign Waiver." Read through and click the "I have read and agree to the above" button if you agree with the terms and agreements detailed on the page. If you do not agree to the terms detailed on the page, you will not be permitted to take part in our activities. Finally, you should be able to "Checkout" and you will receive a confirmation email detailing our guidelines and expectations for the day of your event.
 
 

Registration Ends March 7

Nisqually John Canyon Day Hike

Mar 13 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
Nisqually John Canyon is a great local trail located 45 minutes southeast of Pullman on the Snake River. This trip is geared towards the beginner but all abilities are welcome to come and enjoy the views! Five miles traveled out and back, with 1500 feet of elevation gain and loss trails will make for great views of the canyon, while keeping the mileage reasonable. Scenic vistas offer stunning views of the scenic Snake River. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the trailhead, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes: cross country ski equipment, permits, and trip facilitator (Transportation & food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, and meet permit criteria, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

On-Campus Trail Run

Mar 14 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
The WSU Arboretum has a great in-town trail system located on the eastern end of the Pullman campus. This trip is geared towards the beginner but all abilities are welcome to come and enjoy the views! The winding trail system will allow us to get some good miles in, while getting some great views of campus and the surrounding Palouse. You will need to provide your own transportation to the arboretum trailhead, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes: a trip facilitator (Transportation & food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, and meet permit criteria, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends March 14

Gym to Rock: Climbing Series

Mar 16 - Apr 11 in ORC Lobby
[T] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$40 - $70
 
 
Registration full? Send an email with your full name to orc@wsu.edu to get placed on our waitlist! Outdoor rock climbing is an extremely rewarding experience. Learn the basics of making the transition from the climbing gym to climbing on real rock, focusing on safety and technical systems. This 5-part series includes 4 indoor educational sessions, ranging from movement and technique to anchor building, culminating with an outdoor weekend climbing trip. This is a perfect way to build confidence, safely learn the basics about transitioning outside, and develop a supportive group of climbers. This clinic will meet from 4-6pm at the Outdoor Rec Center on 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, and 4/6. The outdoor trip will take place on 4/10-4/11. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

St. Patrick's Day Intro to Backpacking Skills Clinic

Mar 17 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$10 - $15
 
 
In this clinic, you’ll learn the basics of backpacking and backcountry living! Backpacking is a fantastic activity and can lead to awesome adventures. However, it can be a little overwhelming to prepare for a backpacking trip if you have never done so before. This clinic is here to teach you the basic skills needed to have a fun and comfortable trip! We’ll cover several topics such as: necessary equipment, appropriate clothing and layering systems, sleeping comfortably, purifying your drinking water, cooking on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Be prepared to spend some time outdoors practicing skills! Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

St. Patrick's Day Nisqually John Canyon Day Hike

Mar 17 in ORC Lobby
[W] 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
Celebrate St. Patrick's day with an invigorating hike! Nisqually John Canyon is a great local trail located 45 minutes southeast of Pullman on the Snake River. This trip is geared towards the beginner but all abilities are welcome to come and enjoy the views! Five miles traveled out and back, with 1500 feet of elevation gain and loss trails will make for great views of the canyon, while keeping the mileage reasonable. Scenic vistas offer stunning views of the scenic Snake River. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the trailhead, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes: cross country ski equipment, permits, and trip facilitator (Transportation & food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, and meet permit criteria, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends March 21

ShePoops: Women's Hygiene in the Outdoors

Mar 23 in ORC Lobby
[T] 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Backcountry trips can be a challenge if you don’t know bathroom basics. Come learn tips, tricks, and LNT Outdoor Ethics and review a variety of gadgets that make a lady’s outdoor life easier. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund.
 
 

Women's Backyard Backpacking

Mar 26 - Mar 27 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$45 - $70
 
 
In this backpacking trip, we'll utilize a local natural area and trail to cover all of the skills needed to backpack while we maintain social distancing! You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, sleeping warm, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 1. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 1-3 miles with an overnight backpack on. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on March 23rd, from 6:00-8:00pm in the Outdoor Recreation Center. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the trailhead, as transportation is not provided. This location will be no further than 30 minutes drive from campus. We'll provide driving directions at the pre-trip meeting. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends March 28

Adaptive Climbing

Apr 2 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Please join us during this time of climbing for all. This time is an open opportunity for adults of all abilities to enjoy the sport of climbing. Trained staff will be available to collaborate with you in creating individualized adaptions for each participant. After registration has closed, you'll be contacted via phone to begin the discussion on what barriers you anticipate in the traditional climbing process, and any other health information that may be helpful for facilitator effectiveness in creating adaptations. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Backyard Backpacking

Apr 2 - Apr 3 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$45 - $70
 
 
In this backpacking trip, we'll utilize a local natural area and trail to cover all of the skills needed to backpack while we maintain social distancing! You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, sleeping warm, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 1. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 1-3 miles with an overnight backpack on. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on March 23rd, from 6:00-8:00pm in the Outdoor Recreation Center. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the trailhead, as transportation is not provided. This location will be no further than 30 minutes drive from campus. We'll provide driving directions at the pre-trip meeting. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends April 3

Intro to Bouldering Clinic

Apr 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
We won't show you the ropes, but we'll be sure to teach you some skills that rock. We mean it! Join us for a bouldering clinic that'll introduce what you need to know to start, as the kids say, sending it. To enroll in this event, please click "Register Now" located to the right. You may only register yourself for this event. After the page has loaded, click on "Proceed to Sign Waiver." Read through and click the "I have read and agree to the above" button if you agree with the terms and agreements detailed on the page. If you do not agree to the terms detailed on the page, you will not be permitted to take part in our activities. Finally, you should be able to "Checkout" and you will receive a confirmation email detailing our guidelines and expectations for the day of your event.
 
 

Registration Ends April 4

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Apr 7 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own kayak. Paddling down the Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early! Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct. If weather conditions warrant the use of spray skirts, patrons will need to complete a wet-exit in the water prior to launching under facilitator supervision.
 
 

Registration Ends April 8

Family Weekend Web Clinic - Cycling the Palouse: How to explore the area via bicycle on the most scenic routes from Pullman

Apr 9 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[Sa] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
The spectacular Palouse region is even better while exploring it on a bike! This will include information on popular routes, recommended equipment, and how to ride safely on your journey.
 
 

Registration Ends April 11

Morning Kamiak Butte Trail Run

Apr 18 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This challenging 3 - 5 mile run through the scenic landscapes of Kamiak Butte is sure to be an adventure that you will remember for years to come! On this trip we will take you to one of our county parks that overlooks the entire Palouse. This trip is geared towards the beginner but all abilities are welcome to come and enjoy the views! The winding trail system will allow us to get some good miles in, while getting some great views of the surrounding Palouse. You will need to provide your own transportation to Kamiak Butte County Park, as transportation is not provided. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes: a trip facilitator (Transportation & food NOT included). As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, and meet permit criteria, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Morning Paddle on the Snake

Apr 13 in ORC Snake River, ID
[T] 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This program is intended to provide an introductory kayaking experience for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.The Snake River, located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, is perhaps one of the most well known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy everything this river has to offer! You will have the opportunity to explore the river in your own sit-on-top kayak. This is one of our most popular trips- so register early! This trip runs rain or shine. Trip rating is a level 1, no experience necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, and trip facilitators (food is not included so bring a snack, lunch, and some water). Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai Landing. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends April 18

Earth Day Eco Adventure: Clean Up & Paddle at Illia Dunes

Apr 22 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Thrs] 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
Registration full? Send an email with your full name to orc@wsu.edu to get placed on our waitlist! Eco Adventures are the crossroads of outdoor recreation and civic engagement that provides participants with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural world, foster a deeper connection with the land, and develop a sense of place. Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Boyer State Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Come join us on this spectacular multi-faceted outdoor experience. During this Eco Adventure, participants will be sea kayaking and beautifying the area of Illia Dunes. This is an opportunity to help maintain one of the most popular outdoor hotspots of the Palouse; not to mention, we’ll be doing some awesome paddling on the Snake River as well! This is one of our most popular Eco Adventures, so register early! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! This trip runs rain or shine. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is not included so bring a snack and some water). Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. After participating in this Eco-Adventure participants will be able to see the rewards of their service and appreciate the land even more. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Eco Adventure: Day Hike at Moscow Mountain

Apr 24 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
Registration full? Send an email with your full name to orc@wsu.edu to get placed on our waitlist! The Palouse’s hilly landscape makes it the perfect place to get outside. This trip is designed to enjoy the Palouse’s beauty while hiking and helping the Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association (MAMBA) maintain their trail system. Since it is a local trip, this trip will also open your eyes to the possibilities hidden within the Palouse. All you need is a warm coat and a smile! We will be spending time cleaning and restoring some of the higher use areas where we’ll be traveling. Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Moscow Mountain. We will let you know what our exact plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1, no experience necessary. This trip includes Adventure facilitators (Food is NOT included so please bring lunch, water, and snacks). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends April 25

Sunset Paddle Board & Yoga

Apr 28 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$20 - $30
 
 
Registration full? Send an email with your full name to orc@wsu.edu to get placed on our waitlist! Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set. Participants will participate in a yoga class at the waterfront park, then paddle in the wild and scenic Snake River as the sun sets. Whether you are an experienced paddle boarder or you have never been on a paddle board before, this trip will be a great experience! This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early! Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; paddle board rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends April 30

The Pullman Pulldown - Bouldering Competition

Apr 1 - Apr 30 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su M TW Thrs F Sa] 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$0
 
 
Come check out our Bouldering Competition! Now, a part of the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit! Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced climber, everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the Pullman Pulldown Bouldering Competition at the SRC Climbing Wall. This event provides the opportunity for fun and friendly competition between everyone in our climbing community. There will be four levels of competition: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Open. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Participants will receive a free mug with their registration. Registration will occur both online and on the day of the event. Schedule of Events: Throughout the month of April, you will be allowed to submit your top 5 climbs as part of WSU's Climbing Competition. During the Final Week, we will be contacting the top Climbers for Mens & Womens Advanced Climbing, intermediate, & Beginner Climbing. Climbers will be funneled into a category based on their 5 submissions. Advanced: >2000 Points Intermediate: >1000 & <2000 Beginner: <1200 Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 1 week prior to the event receive a 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given after March 22.