Gonzaga Outdoors

October

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October 5th – 12th

Leavenworth Boulder
Looking to climb some rocks? Then come with us to beautiful Leavenworth and enjoy some of the world class bouldering Washington has to offer. All climbing levels welcome! The trip will run on October 5-6. We will leave campus at 2pm on Friday and return around 9pm on Saturday. We will be camping overnight on Friday, climbing on Saturday and returning later that day.
 
Friday Rock Climbing
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 try to be back to campus between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. See you there!
 
Trail Run
Let’s run (for FREE)! Get off campus and hit the trails at Liberty Lake Regional 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.
 
Antoine Peak Sunrise Hike
Calling all early risers!! Want to watch the sunrise at 3,000 feet? Come along for a morning hike to Antoine Peak. Required: bed head and baggy eyes. We’ll be heading out early on Wednesday Oct. 10th around 5:15.
 
Priest River Inflatable Kayak
Are you interested in floating the Class II Priest River and learning some river kayaking skills? We will be paddling a 4-mile stretch of river, twice. Participants may use Inflatable Kayaks or hard shell kayaks depending on their experience. No matter the vessel, attendance at one pool session before the trip is required. These sessions are available on Thursday evenings or by appointment. Contact the office for more details. This is an incredible opportunity to explore a beautiful river and part of our backyard.

October 19th – 22nd

Trail Run

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

Looking to have a multi-sport adventure over Founders Day weekend? Interested in combining canoeing, camping, and rock climbing? Then sign up for the Banks Lake canoeing and rock climbing trip!This trip will take place at one of Washington’s most underrated outdoor venues. We will be leaving Saturday morning and returning to campus Monday afternoon. We have all the rock climbing, paddling, and camping gear for you. No experience required. 

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!

Mindfulness Hike

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!

 

October 23rd-27th

Trail Run

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!

Climbing

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.

 

 

 

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