Zion national park, alternate spring break- 2018 (signups closed)

Hello adventurers, the Trailblazers invite you to a trip to the incredible Zion National Park, Utah during the Spring break in 2018. The trip will be between March 17 to March 24, 2018. Zion national park is renowned for its beautiful sedimentary formations, Zion canyon, glorious mountains, and sparkling streams of water creating a unique geography of its own.

This trip will be a combination of service and exploration. We shall be volunteering to help the park administration, details of which will be shared with you later. In addition, we will be exploring the park through backpacking hikes and go on other recreational activities.

We require you to have hiking and backpacking experience for this trip. You will be required to fill up a questionnaire. After that, you will be sent a link to a signup page and a link for a pre-payment. The pre-payment cost for the trip is $200. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. It will be used to book your flight tickets. You will be required to pay a balance for the trip cost next semester, which is expected to be between $250-$350, depending on the cost of airfare.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ajay at ajaysaini@gatech.edu.

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Local Project to Sweetwater Creek. Drivers needed!

Email ndaugherty7@gatech.edu if you are interested in joining and can drive.


Join Trailblazers on Sunday, November 12 as we clean up along the water at Sweetwater Creek. After serving, we will go kayaking and hiking a little bit on the trails. We can check out the Old Mill Ruins featured in Mocking jay as we walk one of the trails.

Please bring water, good walking shoes and a lunch.

Depending on preference in this form, we will either meet up in the parking lot across from the Instructional Center (the back end of the Student Center), or across from North Avenue Dining Hall in front of Smith Residence Hall at 8:15 a.m.

The first couple hours will be volunteering with the park for cleaning and maintenance, and following lunch, we can split into groups and perhaps swap out for kayaking and hiking!

The cost of the trip will be $4 which includes the cost of snacks.

For any questions or queries, contact Natalie at ndaugherty7@gatech.edu

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November 4th Overnight Local Project to DeSoto State Park, AL

Join the Trailblazers as we travel to DeSoto State Park in Alabama for an overnight Local Project! From November 4th to 5th we will be aiding to build a trail bridge and puncheon to improve access across the park’s many hiking trails. We aim to meet at the CULC Turnaround on November 4th at 7:00am and be back the next day by 5pm.

DeSoto State Park is well known for its beautiful hiking trails, plethora of outdoor activities and the tallest waterfall in Alabama, the 104ft high DeSoto Falls. Read more »

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F.D. Roosevelt State Park Trail Cleanup, Sign ups closed!

Join the Trailblazers Saturday, October 28th from 7:30am-4:30pm at the historic Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park in Warm Springs, GA. We will be volunteering to join in on their trail cleanup session. We will be working on only a portion of their 42 miles of beautiful trails! After that, we will have a bit of fun geocaching at the park and then head back to campus.

We will be meeting at 7:30am Saturday the 28th at the Northeast corner of Tech Green, right by the lower entrance to the CULC. We will depart by 8am. The park is 90min (roughly 80 miles) from the school, so we will arrive around 9:30am. The clean-up day at FDR park starts at 10am and ends at 1pm. Once it ends, we will have lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day, however please bring your own lunch. Once lunch is over, we will split off into groups for a geocaching competition for about an hour. Once we’ve completed that, we will leave for main campus around 3pm and arrive back around 4:30pm.

We would appreciate anyone willing to drive to please do so. Drivers get fully reimbursed for gas.

Cost is $8.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ryan at rkeefe3@gatech.edu.


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Alternate Fall break trip to Okefenokee NWR, sign ups closed!

The trip is full, please check us again soon. Thanks a lot for your interest.

The Trailblazers invite you to a Fall break trip from October 7-10 to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Stephen C. Foster State Park. The Okefenokee is a diverse place like no other where natural beauty and wildlife coexist. It is the most extensive blackwater swamp in North America, while still being a huge freshwater ecosystem.

This trip includes amazing service work on both, the land and the water, with recreational activities like hiking, canoeing, and stargazing. For the first time, the Trailblazers will be working on the maintenance of water trails. It is a great opportunity to do some meaningful service, great outdoor adventure, and make friends with your fellow yellow jackets. The detailed itinerary of the trip is listed below.

There are only 10 spots available on the trip. Sign-up today to reserve your spot.

The trip cost is $75.

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BeltLine trip with Park Pride and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, sign-ups closed!

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Join Park Pride and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership on the newly opened West Side Trail for a volunteer workday on October 7th, 2017. This will be a great chance to get out on the new section of trail, do some great work and get an update from BeltLine staff about the progress of the BeltLine.

We will be meeting around 8:30 am Saturday. Depending on the groups preferences we will either be meeting in the Instructional Center parking lot (across the street from the CRC) or on east campus by Smith Residence Hall (across from North Avenue Dining Hall). The event will be from 9-12 in the morning. Afterwards, we will have lunch and take a walk on the Westside Trail.

Cost is $4.

Snacks are provided! Feel free to bring a Frisbee. We will have spike ball.

For more details you can email Natalie Daugherty at: ndaugherty7@gatech.edu

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