RecSports Blog: Outdoors

  Jun 19   Outdoors

Summer Solstice Salutations! 10 ways to adventure into summer

What is the Summer Solstice?This Friday, June 21stmarks the onset of the astronomical summer!  “Solstice” in Latin means “sun-stopping” and is used to describe the exact moment when the sun reaches its northernmost point and thus its greatest distance from the Earth’s equator, providing us the longest day of the year.  This means that we will have early dawns, long days, and […]

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  Mar 18   Outdoors

Breaking Barriers at Black Balsam

“That was INCREDIBLE! I can’t believe we just did that!, one of the hikers shouted as we triumphantly high-fived in the parking lot after trudging up the final incline of the weekend with our 500-pound backpacks.We reached the van from which we had departed a few days earlier and threw our packs on the ground, trying to extend our vision past the thick fog, and just kind of […]

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  Feb 13   Outdoors

Faceless in Paradise: A UF Sea Kayaking TRiP to the Bahamas

I never thought I’d take an aqua-dump, but there I was in the Spring of 2018 squatting waist deep in the tropical blue waters of the Bahamas. A little backstory, TRiP facilitated a week-long sea kayaking trip to the Exuma Cays, and I was lucky enough to be one of the leaders to plan it. While you could hear a great story from any of the 9 of us that went, there was something […]

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