Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park

At 4:45 am Saturday March 9, 12 SMU Spring Breakers piled into the white Outdoor Adventure van, closely situated after only just learning each other’s names and majors. 14 hours later, at 7 pm Mountain Time, the van pulled into the Rio Rancho Comfort Inn, completing day one of the road trip to Canyonlands National Park, UT. For spring break 2013, SMU’s Outdoor Adventure Program took eight students backpacking March 9-17 through the Needles District of Utah’s Canyonlands National Park. The trip was planned and led by student leaders Jeremy, Grant and Karly. Program director Albert also tagged along. Students of different ages and languages came together for a unique experience. Graduate students Sanket and Leo, transfer student Chanesia, Jing Jing, [...]