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Steven’s Lake Hike
Looking for a fun activity on your second holiday this fall? Come hike to Steven’s Lake! We will be doing a hike from the Steven’s lake trailhead up to the lake, and possibly up to Steven’s peak depending on the time. We will be leaving campus Tuesday, September 11th, at 8 am and returning around 6 pm. The actual hiking difficulty will be moderate; we will be both on and off trail, doing about 8 miles round trip with 3000’ of elevation gain.
Mt.Kit Carson Hike
Welcome back to school Zags! Did someone say summit TWO mountains in one day?? We did! Join us for an adventure to Mount Kit Carson and Mount Spokane, let’s enjoy this Tuesday off (Mass of the Holy Spirit) out in God’s country! This is a moderate to intermediate level hike that requires you to roll out of bed a little earlier than normal. It’s going to be a blast, it’s going to be brawny, it’s going to be beautiful. See ya there!
Both of these trips are beginner friendly but some kayaking experience is helpful. We will be exploring the Spokane river’s Class II section right here in town just below the falls. We’ll be paddling from Peaceful Valley to TJ Menach Bridge. All the technical Kayaking gear will be provided including kayak and paddle, helmet, life-jacket, and wetsuit. Come check out this fun and pretty river right in our own backyard.
Lake Ingals Backpack
Come join us backpacking and get away from campus for the weekend as we explore Lake Ingalls in the beautiful Cascades! Let’s enjoy the good weather as we search for Mountain Goats and spend time next to a beautiful alpine lake. We will leave campus Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon. All skill and experience levels are welcome.
Harvest Moon Hike
Take a break after classes on Monday and come enjoy the Harvest Moon. We will be headed out to Big Rock Monday night to hike while we watch the sun set and the full moon rise. The Rocks of Sharon are an awesome spot to perch on some rocks and take in the stars and the moon. This hike will be a short 2 mile total trail with moderate elevation gain, great for all levels of experience. All are welcome to come join the full moon hike for a break from school, and some incredible views, with a chance of potatoes.
Scotchman’s Peak Hike
Calling all hikers!! Come out and explore the treasures of Northern Idaho (aka the home of the potato!!!) in the Kaniksu National Forest. We will be hiking Scotchman’s peak on Saturday, September 29. It is a moderate 7.6 miles, but it will take up most of the day. We will leave campus early in the morning and be back in the late afternoon. Gear up for an awesome, challenging, and beautiful hike! See you there!
Want to get away from campus for a weekend? Join us on a backpacking trip to Beehive Lake in Idaho, an alpine lake with lots of wildflowers and wildlife! We’ll be leaving on Saturday morning at 7 am and coming back to campus on Sunday mid-day. This intermediate hike will be 9 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 2000 feet. No experience is required!
Stanley Hot Springs Backpack
Come join us for a fall backpacking trip to Stanley Hot Springs! This trip will take you to the beautiful Selway-Bitterroot wilderness near Lewiston, ID. We will be hiking about 6 miles in on Saturday and will camp there Saturday night- with plenty of time to enjoy the hot springs. We will head out on Sunday morning and should have you back to campus in the afternoon! No expierience is required, just an appreciation for relaxing in naturally heated pools!
Priest Lake IK
Ever camped on an island? Ever paddled an inflatable kayak? Well, now you can do both in one weekend! Join us for an overnight camping trip at Priest Lake in Idaho, done entirely in IKs. We will leave campus Saturday morning, paddle out to Kalispell Island and explore the shores of the lake in our inflatable kayaks. We’ll sleep under the stars before kayaking back to the mainland and arriving back to campus Sunday afternoon. No experience necessary, and we’ll provide all the gear you’ll need to have the best paddling adventure!
Post Falls Climbing
Get psyched for an awesome day of toproping out at Q’emilnPark, Post Falls, ID. Only a half-hour from campus, Q’emiln boasts an impressive array of granite climbs and weather is looking great! Join Gonzaga Outdoors from 10:00 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 required; we have the capacity to set up climbs from straight beginner to 5.12