Outdoor recreation goes camping

Last weekend, ASMSU Outdoor Recreation went on a camping trip in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, during which, students and a few faculty members were able to absorb the beauty of the park through both camping and hiking.

Upon arriving at the park, the group set up camp and rested. The following day, the participants had the option of going on one of two hikes, after which the group went into Jackson, Wyo. for some dinner and last-minute supply needs. For the final day of the trip, the campers went on a hike around Jenny Lake and returned home.

“It was a recreational opportunity to see the Tetons,” Mike Cavaness, Director of ASMSU Outdoor Recreation, commented. “It was to just go out and have some fun.”

Grand Teton National Park has a beautiful landscape. When asked what his favorite part of the trip was, Cavaness said “the awesome, spectacular scenery.”

Sierra Smith, a student who went on the trip, said her favorite part was the hike around Jenny Lake. Haley Thompson, another student, said it was “the hikes: they were really pretty.”

The next trip Outdoor Recreation is hosting is a float down the Madison River this Saturday, Oct. 6, and a tour of Yellowstone National Park Oct. 20-21. A full listing of ASMSU Outdoor Recreation’s events can be found on their website, at montana.edu/outdoorrecreation/.

For more information, you can visit their office at 1401 W. Lincoln Street, located across from Roskie and the intramural fields, visit the website or call (406) 994-3621.