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 2014-2015 Trips

This academic calendar year, the Mort Harris RFC took over 100 students on 6 different trips. Below is a recap with some pictures from a few of our trips this past year. We are always striving to make these trips and experiences better, so if you have any suggestions for future trips, please contact Justin Harden at justin.harden@wayne.edu

Mackinaw City Camping Trip


On this trip, we camped just south of Mackinaw City right on lake Michigan. We spent two nights camping here where we enjoyed beautiful scenery of the lake and the bridge from our campsite. Saturday afternoon found us exploring the city in the morning followed by a fairy ride to Mackinac Island. We spend quite a bit of time on the island before returning to the campsite. The students really enjoyed this trip and all of the views and historical sights they got to view. This trip will most likely be planned again for the fall semester of 2015 with a different twist.

Whitewater Rafting Trip

In October, we visited the beautiful Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania for some whitewater rafting. We spent all day Saturday rafting the river on class 2-4 rapids. We stopped for lunch where we enjoyed a wonderful deli meal right along the banks of the river. This trip offered some amazing scenery as the leaves were changing into their fall colors. This trip is always a favorite for our students, and this specific trip did not disappoint. 

Crystal Mountain Ski Trip

This February, we took a weekend trip to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort. The above picture is overlooking the resort from the top of one of their many runs they offer. If you enjoy skiing and have never been to this resort, we highly suggest you visit this place. The scenery surrounding the resort is amazing, and the resort itself is extremely nice. We enjoyed a two night two day ski trip on this weekend with two lift tickets available. This was a perfect weekend for skiing and snowboarding. 

Kentucky Spring Break Trip


During WSU's spring break, we took a group of students to Slade Kentucky located in the Red River Gorge. This trip was full of activities as the students got to experience kayaking, guided rock climbing, and tons of hiking. We were able to hike the many trails the Natural Bridge State Park offers. We hiked on top of many natural arches and rugged sandstone cliffs where you could look out over the entire state park. These views were stunning, especially to the students who have never been to this part of the country before. We stayed the week at Miguel's Pizza which is a local hot spot for climbers and hikers. It also happens to have some of the best pizza you have ever tried. 


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