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Wilderness WV


This is our backpacking-based program and a popular choice for those looking to spend the most time enjoying the great outdoors! Groups will spend 5 days and 4 nights backpacking through the beautiful Dolly Sods Wilderness Area! Upon exiting the backcountry, students will finish up their trip by climbing the Via Ferrata near Seneca Rocks!

This trip is $95 or less

Wilderness WV Details

  • Cost $95. The university is subsidizing all trips
  • Student who are Pell Grant eligible will pay $0
  • Students who participate can enroll in a one-credit complement   (WVUe 188) to their First-Year Experience
  • Fall academic requirements: 2 reflection papers, 1 adventure activity
  • Trip size - 8 students and 2 leaders
  • All Wilderness trips are 6 days long
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Visit our FAQ page for more info

2019 Trips List - Wilderness WV

Trip Name and Number Trip Dates Trip Capacity Notes
Wilderness 23 Saturday, July 6th - Thursday, July 11th 8 Trip Full
Wilderness 24 Saturday, July 13th - Thursday, July 18th 8 College of Business and Economics & Open Enrollment Spots Available
Wilderness 25 Saturday, July 20th - Thursday, July 25th 8 ROTC
Wilderness 26 Saturday, July 27th - Thursday, August 1st 16
Wilderness 27 Saturday, August 3rd - Thursday, August 8th 8
Wilderness 28 Monday, August 12th - Saturday, August 17th 16 Trip Full

2019 Program Itinerary

Date Activity
Day 1 - Saturday 9 a.m. check in, travel to Dolly Sods, embark into backcountry
Backcountry Camping
Day 2 - Sunday
Day two in backcountry, backpacking 
Backcountry Camping
Day 3 - Monday 
Day three in backcountry, backpacking 
Backcountry Camping
Day 4 - Tuesday Day four in backcountry, backpacking 
Backcountry Camping
Day 5 - Wednesday Exit backcountry, travel to NRocks Outdoor Adventures for Via Ferrata  
Nelson Rocks Cabins 
Day 6 - Thursday Return to WVU, De-issue equipment


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