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Have you been wanting to experience nature in a way that a simple day hike can't provide? Join us as we head up to Jones Gap State Park in South Carolina to spend a long weekend in the wilderness for some backpacking. We will get to enjoy some awesome views, multiple waterfalls, a few river crossings, and some rock scramble along the bottom side of the trail. We will be spending a total of two nights camping on the trail. After you experienced Thanksgiving with your friends and family, it's time to experience Thanksgiving Outdoor Rec style. #OptOutside Prior backpacking experience is recommended.
Have you been wanting to experience nature in a way that a simple day hike can't provide? Join us as we head up to Jones Gap State Park in South Carolina to spend a long weekend in the wilderness for some backpacking. We will get to enjoy some awesome views, multiple waterfalls, a few river crossings, and some rock scramble along the bottom side of the trail. We will be spending a total of two nights camping on the trail. After you experienced Thanksgiving with your friends and family, it's time to experience Thanksgiving Outdoor Rec style. #OptOutside Prior backpacking experience is recommended.

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Advanced Backpacking Adventure
Fall 2019

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Total Trip Price: $180

Trip Type: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for beginners and outdoor types.

Accommodations: Camping – Primitive

Camping every nights with minimal amenities. Limited access to running water, bathrooms, showers, and cell phone reception.

Challenge Rating: 5 - Challenging

Instances of heavy exertion, prior experience with activity highly recommended.

Included in Price: 

Transportation from Campus Recreation and back, staff guides, backpack, all camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) 

Meals: Friday, November 29th lunch through Sunday, December 1st breakfast 

Not Included in Price: 

Water bottle, sunscreen

Meals: Friday, November 29th breakfast and Sunday, December 1st lunch & dinner 


Please contact the Trip Leader, Liam Grehan, with any questions.


Refund Policy for USF Adventure Trips
Day Trip Weekend Trip 4+ Days Trip
100% Refund > 2 weeks 100% refund > 3 weeks 100% refund > 1 month
50% Refund > 5 days 50% refund > 2 weeks 50% refund > 3 weeks
20% refund > 2 days 20% refund > 5 days 20% refund > 2 weeks
0% refund < 2 days 0% refund < 5 days 0% refund < 2 weeks


Trip times listed above and itineraries are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen circumstances, and risk management/logistical decisions from the Adventure Trip Program Staff. Full refunds will be issued in the event of the trip’s cancellation or if requested after being informed by the trip leader of a major change to the trip itinerary (i.e. trip location change, variation from activities advertised). All refund requests can be submitted to smkoster@usf.edu. 

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Steven Koster (813-974-6381, smkoster@usf.edu).

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Total Trip Price: $180

Trip Type: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for beginners and outdoor types.

Accommodations: Camping – Primitive

Camping every nights with minimal amenities. Limited access to running water, bathrooms, showers, and cell phone reception.

Challenge Rating: 5 - Challenging

Instances of heavy exertion, prior experience with activity highly recommended.

Included in Price: 

Transportation from Campus Recreation and back, staff guides, backpack, all camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) 

Meals: Friday, November 29th lunch through Sunday, December 1st breakfast 

Not Included in Price: 

Water bottle, sunscreen

Meals: Friday, November 29th breakfast and Sunday, December 1st lunch & dinner 


Please contact the Trip Leader, Liam Grehan, with any questions.


Refund Policy for USF Adventure Trips
Day Trip Weekend Trip 4+ Days Trip
100% Refund > 2 weeks 100% refund > 3 weeks 100% refund > 1 month
50% Refund > 5 days 50% refund > 2 weeks 50% refund > 3 weeks
20% refund > 2 days 20% refund > 5 days 20% refund > 2 weeks
0% refund < 2 days 0% refund < 5 days 0% refund < 2 weeks


Trip times listed above and itineraries are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen circumstances, and risk management/logistical decisions from the Adventure Trip Program Staff. Full refunds will be issued in the event of the trip’s cancellation or if requested after being informed by the trip leader of a major change to the trip itinerary (i.e. trip location change, variation from activities advertised). All refund requests can be submitted to smkoster@usf.edu. 

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Steven Koster (813-974-6381, smkoster@usf.edu).


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