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October 5th – 12th
October 19th – 22nd
Come join us for some fresh air and exercise on a weekday afternoon! We will be running at Bowl and Pitcher State Park, a beautiful trail complex along the river. There are beginner (3 mile) and intermediate (5 mile) loops, so everyone is welcome! We will meet in the office at 4pm and return by 6pm, giving you plenty of time for dinner and homework.
Founders Fun Climbing
Hells Canyon Backpack
Does backpacking and jet boating in North America’s Deepest River Gorge sound fun? Come with us to Hell’s Canyon for Founder’s Day Weekend! We will leave campus early on Saturday morning, jet boat up the Snake River, and then spend the rest of the weekend backpacking out of Hell’s Canyon. We will be back to campus on Monday evening. Don’t miss out on this epic adventure!
Have some Founder’s Day fun in the great outdoors! Join us in Mount Spokane State Park for a mindfulness hike with yoga, journaling, and a well-deserved break. We’ll be hiking 7.5 miles round trip with a yoga session at the top. All yogi and hiking skill levels are welcome! See you out there!
Let’s run (FOR FREE)! Get off campus and hit the trails Tuesday in Palisades Park. All skill levels, speeds, shoe colors, and hair styles are welcome with beginner and intermediate options. We will be departing campus at 4:00pm and returning in time to refuel at dinner!
Hunters Moon Hike
Take a break after classes on Wednesday and come enjoy the Hunters’ Moon. We will be headed out to Big Rock to watch the full moon rise. The Rocks of Sharon are an awesome spot to perch on after a short 2 mile total trail with moderate elevation gain. This hike is great for all levels of experience and an awesome way to spend a couple hours off campus!
Ready for a little Fall cragging? Join us at 3:00 p.m. for some toprope climbing at a local Spokane climbing crag! No experience is required. We have the capacity to set up climbs 5.3 to 5.13, and provide a great introduction to climbing in the area, or even just climbing in general! We will try to be back to campus between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. See you there!
Double Peak Hike
Calling all adventure Zags! Join us for a big day in Mt. Spokane State Park! We will be spending the day exploring the beautiful area by summiting both Mt Spokane and Mt Kit Carson for a 13mile challenge. Plan on leaving campus early in the morning and getting back around 5pm.
Mount Roothan Hike
Interested in a trip to the autumn wonderland that we call North Idaho’s Selkirks? Come join us on a day hike to Mount Roothaan and experience spectacular views of the area’s iconic spires such as Chimney Rock. Come with thoughts of zen as we will be escaping the concrete jungle and will have optional mindfulness activities. This will be a 5 mile roundtrip jaunt with around 2000 feet of elevation gain. Please join us on this wonderful Sunday getaway!
Post Falls Climbing
Join us for an amazing day of toproping at Q’emilnPark, Post Falls, ID. Only a half-hour from campus, Q’emiln has a huge variety of climbs for beginners and experts alike! Join Gonzaga Outdoors from 9:00 a.m. to the early afternoon for a day of climbing and fun out in the some of the last days of sunshine we’re going to get! No previous climbing experience is required and we can provide all of the necessary equipment.