April 1, 2017: Hike to Thunderbird Falls with UAA Employee Wellness

by Michelle Saport  |   

Experience the Outdoors Series: Hiking Saturday, April 1, noon Thunderbird Falls ($5 parking fee) Look for Seth holding the UAA Employee Wellness Outdoor banner

The UAA Employee Wellness program is now offering outdoor recreation activities. Just like our campus-wide wellness breaks, the outdoor recreation activities will be student-led, free and open to all university employees. Students enrolled in PEP 264 - Recreation Program Planning and Evaluation will gain experience in leading activities learned in their courses, as well as provide opportunities for UAA employees and their families to improve their health and social wellness through outdoor recreational activities.

Join HPER students Seth and Trevor to experience the beauty and tranquility of Thunderbird Falls. Meet at the Thunderbird Falls trailhead on Saturday, April 1, at noon. All experience levels-from beginner to total pro-are welcome. Family and friends are also welcome to attend. You must sign up by Friday, March 31.

Equipment needed: Warm clothing (layers are best), winter boots, ice cleats (optional but recommended) and trekking poles (optional). Gear will not be provided. Please bring your own or consider renting a from the UAA Student Union Gear Room.

RSVP by Friday, March 31. Email Seth at sjboegel@alaska.edu with the number of people you are bringing and the ages of everyone in your group. To cancel, call Seth Boegel at (907) 782-6130.

Hiking this weekend counts toward your Healthyroads Time to Move Step Challenge. Hiking averages about 84 steps per minute.

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