Category Archives: Trips

Outdoor Leader Training (OLT) Trip

Every year, we take new candidates for our Outdoor Leadership program on a backpacking trip through the wilderness of Carson National Forest in New Mexico. This year, we had six extraordinary candidates, who were all willing to learn new things … Continue reading

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SMU Outdoor Adventures Spring Canoe Trip—April 12-13, 2014 North Toledo Bend State Park

Packed up and headed out at around 8 AM, the SMU OA Spring Canoe Trip was off! At near full capacity [nine participants and two trip leaders], we started on our first leg of the trip pushing toward the Texas—Louisiana … Continue reading

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2014 Overnight Winter backpacking trip

Icicles dangling from branches, leaves encased in crystal ice, and snow dusted hills encircled with a hazy fog as far as the eye can see. Three SMU Outdoor Adventure leaders took eight students backpacking through an Arkansas Winter Wonderland Feb. … Continue reading

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Rock Climbing Trip 11/2/13 – Lake Mineral Wells State Park, Mineral Wells, TX

This past Saturday, two of our trip leaders, Kelly Gilliland and Manuel Familiar, accompanied by three SMU students went to Mineral Wells for a day of climbing. We traveled with six of SMU OA’s Outdoor Leaders in Training (OLTs), who … Continue reading

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2013 Fall Break – Matagorda Island Sea Kayaking Trip

SMU Outdoor Adventures hit the road at around 8 am on Saturday morning. With 6 hours in the trip van ahead of them, many of the participants grabbed some shut eye while the two trip leaders navigated their way down … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Zip Lining Trip

On September 14th, 8:30 AM, a group of adventurous SMU students set out for New York Texas Zipline Adventure—a two hour drive from Dallas—with only some water bottles, food for lunch, and a box of donuts for breakfast. After the … Continue reading

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Rock Climbing day Trip

Getting up bright and early  on Saturday, Nov 10, for the trip would have to have been the only downside to the whole experience, but those feelings quickly evaporated in the first morning rays of sunshine on the highway towards … Continue reading

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Matagorda Island Sea Kayaking Fall Break Trip 2012

On October 13th, 2012 eight people set out to conquer and explore Matagorda Islands over SMU’s fall break.  They came back on October 16th, four days later, stronger, wiser, and with an incredible once in a lifetime experience of survival … Continue reading

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Fall Caving Day Trip- Sept 22, 2012

For the past couple years, SMU Outdoor Adventures and Inner Space Caverns have worked together to produce an experience that few have the ability to partake in.  Called the Wild Cave Tour, Inner Space leads groups off the beaten path … Continue reading

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Ziplining Day Trip (9/15/12)

A Successful Saturday Each semester, SMU Outdoor Adventures (OA) plans and runs fun and exciting trips away from campus.  This fall, we are offering seven trips, the first of which was our Ziplining Day Trip.  I was lucky enough to … Continue reading

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