Alternative Break to Mammoth Cave National Park

This Spring Break, join the Georgia Tech Trailblazers on a 4 night excursion to Mammoth Cave National Park. The underground tunnels have hosted many societies before us Trailblazers, including ancient Native peoples who used the cave as a burial site, 19th century slaves who mined for calcium nitrate, to 20th century explorers who lost their lives to map the 400 miles of cavernous tunnels. Not only does this Kentucky nature reserve feature the world’s largest known cave system, but also over 80 miles of scenic trails and peaceful waters for kayaking.

If you’d like to join us, please be prepared to sleep in a tent, attend guided tours of the cave, hike up to 7 miles, and spend up to 4 hours kayaking. No previous experience doing these activities is required.

Dates: departing Sunday, March 18th. Returning Thursday March 22nd.

Cost: $145 (this covers all required expenses: food, recreational equipment, and travel costs)

If you have questions contact fletcherchasteen@gmail.com

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Local Project to Sweetwater Creek State Park

Trailblazers will be hosting a service + hiking trip to historic Sweetwater Creek State Park. Only half an hour away from campus, Sweetwater Creek offers trails along its rocky stream through the beautiful hardwoods and indigenous undergrowth. In addition to wildlife, we’ll see some preserved historical sites including an abandoned 17th century mill and an ancient Native American shelter site. We’ll likely be doing some trail clean up followed by a 3 mile hike of moderate difficulty.
Meet at the CULC-de-sac at 8:00 am on February 24th. We’ll get back to campus by 4 pm. The trip will cost $5.
Hope to see you there!

Any question? Contact:
fletcherchasteen@gmail.com

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Local Project: Fort Yargo State Park Cleanup (Signups Closed)

Trailblazers! On February 10th, we are planning to go to Fort Yargo State Park to help clean up their park. We will be meeting at the bottom of CULC at 7:45am and leaving at 8am to drive up together. If you have a car, please let me know, drivers get reimbursed for gas. Please bring your own lunch and dress accordingly. After lunch, we will be enjoying the great park of Fort Yargo and hike around the lake (the hike will be flat). Sign up now! Email rkeefe3@gatech.edu with any questions.
Cost is $5

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Protected: Alternative Break to Zion National Park- Spring 2018

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Exec board applications for Spring 2018 – local project coordinator

Hey Everyone! Applications are now open for the Trailblazers exec board for Spring 2018. Right now, we are only inviting applications for local project coordinators. local project coordinators lead weekend day trips to nearby state parks.

Applications are open from now until November 30th and can be found below:

https://goo.gl/forms/gNlXSvAPWHdWKdDo2

Any questions can be sent to Devshan at drenganathan3@gatech.edu

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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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