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June 2, 2008

At A Glance

Recreational Services offers kayak trip to Apostle Islands June 23-29

The Touch the Earth Outdoor Recreation and Education Program at the University of Iowa Division of Recreational Services is offering a kayak trip to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin from Monday, June 23 to Sunday, June 29.

Kayakers will explore the sea caves and sandy beaches of Lake Superior's Apostle Islands, gaining skills and experience while living out of kayaks and camping on the islands for the week.

The trip is open to UI students, faculty, staff, and the public. Cost is $595 and includes equipment rental, transportation, camping fees and permit fees, and most meals. Registration deadline is Monday, June 9.

For more information see http://www.recserv.uiowa.edu/programs/TTE/noncredit.htm or call the Outdoor Rental Center at 319-384-1225.

Recreational Services offers Colorado backpacking service trip July 19-27

The Touch the Earth program at the University of Iowa Division of Recreational Services will offer a backpacking service trip to Colorado this summer.

The trip, which will take place Saturday, July 19 through Sunday, July 27, will include whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River and hiking up 14,420-foot Mt. Harvard. During the trip, the service group will work on trail maintenance, vegetation restoration and repairing damage caused by visitors.

The Touch the Earth program has adopted Mt. Harvard through the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative.  Each year, about a half million people climb Colorado's Fourteeners, a group of peaks over 14,000 feet, resulting in an urgent need for trail maintenance and restoration of impacted areas. The UI is the first organization outside of Colorado to adopt one of the peaks.

The trip cost is $595 and includes equipment rental, transportation, leadership, camping fee and permit fees, and most meals.  Space is limited to eight to ten participants and is open to UI students, faculty, staff, and the public. Registration deadline is Monday, June 30.

For more information see http://www.recserv.uiowa.edu/programs/TTE/noncredit.htm or call the UI Outdoor Rental Center at 319-384-1225.

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