Category Archives: Trips

Weekend Camping and backpacking in Arkansas- Fall 2019

    It is not always common to get a diverse group of people together that clique and get along as well as the group we had on the backpacking trip this fall. A mix of undergraduates and grad students … Continue reading

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2019 Fall Break Trip- Matagorda Island Sea Kayaking

A group of five SMU students, one Outdoor Leader Trainee, and two veteran trip leads peeled out of Airline Blvd before the sun rose. Destination? The Ocean! We chatted and jammed to classics including “Burning Up” by The Jonas Brothers … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 Rock Climbing Day trip

At 6:45 in the morning a group of SMU students and alumni met in the rental shop to leave for Lake Mineral Wells State Park.  We left filled with excitement, Red Bull, and a new understanding of why dogs shouldn’t … Continue reading

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2017 Spring Break trip

Spring Break 2017 for SMU Outdoor Adventures started with a group of 10 participants which included two student leaders (Tanner Thompson and I) and the Outdoor Program Professional (Albert Mitugo). The rest were eager participants who had chosen to be … Continue reading

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OA Spelunking!

  Early on Sunday (Oct 2, 2016) morning some daring students set off to Georgetown Texas for an active day with SMU Outdoor Adventures. A couple scratches and a whole lot of mud was to be expected, but we didn’t … Continue reading

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Paddle Boarding Day trip – Sept 12, 2015

Sunny skies, slight breeze, full van, the first ever Outdoor Adventure Paddle Boarding day trip was a success. Eleven of us packed into the van at 9 a.m. Saturday Sept. 12, and we headed to White Rock Lake. Despite the … Continue reading

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2015 Spring Break Trip

Outdoor Adventures collaborated with Alternative Breaks for the first time over Spring Break 2015 on a trip designed for students to volunteer in Taos, New Mexico and Southern Colorado doing service designed to protect America’s wild horses.  We weren’t sure … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Overnight camping and Backpacking Trip

Our Fall 2014 Overnight Backpacking Trip to Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas, the first backpacking experience for more than half of our group of eleven, was an awesome adventure.         We began the 3-day, 2-night trip by departing SMU on Friday afternoon at 4:30 … Continue reading

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Tandem Sky Diving Trip- Oct 4, 2014

Waking up at 6:30 in the morning on a Saturday sounds like a start to a terrible day for a college student, but it’s a much sweeter feeling when you wake up from sheer excitement, knowing that today you’ll be … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Caving Trip

This past weekend the Outdoor Adventures crew took a group of 8 to Inner Space Caverns in Georgetown, TX.  I went on this trip as a tech, meaning that I am training to be a trip leader by shadowing another … Continue reading

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