Students on rock-climbing excursion

Outings and Trips

Whatever your passion is, chances are the OERC is planning a trip just for you! Check out the trips and outings board in the Wabasha Recreation Center LL117 for a current listing of all the exciting things happening.

Outings

Ice Climbing at the Winona Ice Park – Pre-Registration Required

Join the OERC for ice climbing at the Winona Ice Park with AMGA/PCIA Certified instructors. All equipment, transportation and instruction included in the price. Sign up today to ensure you do not miss out! Register.
Experience: Beginner
When: 2 - 5pm every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 16, 2018.
Where: Meet at the OERC in Wabasha Hall.
Cost: $25.00

Open Snow Shoe

Join the OERC for some snow-shoeing and explore the local trails the Winona area has to offer. All equipment, transportation and instruction included in the price. To register, stop in to the OERC and sign up in person. Space limited based on equipment. Sign up today to ensure you do not miss out!
Experience: Beginner
When: 2 - 5pm every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 17, 2018.
Where: Meet at the OERC in Wabasha Hall.
Cost: Free

Open Climb at Sugar Loaf

Join the OERC for some free climbing at the unique Sugar Loaf rock formation. All equipment and instruction provided. No registration required. Meet at Sugar Loaf.
Experience: Beginner
When: 4pm - dusk every Tuesday beginning March 20, 2018.
Where: Meet at the Sugar Loaf.
Cost: Free

Open Paddle at Prairie Island

Join the OERC for some free canoeing and kayaking at Prairie Island. All equipment and instruction provided. No registration required.
Experience: Beginner
When: 4pm - dusk every Tuesday beginning April 11, 2018.
Where: Shuttle provided from the Gazebo on Campus or meet at Prairie Island boat ramp.
Cost: Free

Weekend Trips (Pre-Registration Required)

Snowshoe Day Trip

Join the OERC Staff for a day of traveling by snowshoe through the Bluffs of Winona on one of the local trail systems. Trail Location to be determined based on conditions. Transportation, equipment and instruction included. Register.
Experience: Beginner
When: 10am - 3pm on Jan. 20, 2018
Where: Local Winona Trail
Cost: $25.00

Fatbike Day Trip

Join the OERC Staff for a day of traveling by fatbike on the Levi's Mound Trail System near Niesville, WI. Transportation, equipment and instruction included. Register.
Experience: Beginner
When: 8am – 5pm - Jan. 27, 2018
Where: Levi's Mound Trail Center - Niesville, WI
Cost: $25.00

Fatbike Day Trip

Join the OERC Staff for a day of traveling by fatbike on the local Winona Trail System. Transportation, equipment and instruction included. Register.
Experience: Beginner
When: 10am – 3pm - Feb. 17, 2018
Where: Local Winona Trail
Cost: $25.00

Intro to Winter Camping

Join the OERC Staff for a weekend at the Camp Wenonah Yurt to practice building snow shelters, snowshoeing and fat biking. Equipment, transportation and instruction included. Register.
Experience: Beginner
When: Feb. 24 - 26, 2018
Where: Camp Wenonah Yurt
Cost: $65.00

Spring Break Adventure Trip to Moab, UT

Join the OERC staff and fellow Warriors as we head to the Utah desert to explore the unique landscape. Activities include, hiking, canyoneering, climbing and more! All equipment, food (food during travel is not provided), transportation and instruction included.
Experience: Beginner/Intermediate
When: March 3 - 11, 2018
Where: Moab, UT
Cost: TBD

Spring Break Climbing Trip to Horse Shoe Canyon Ranch

Join the OERC Staff and fellow Warriors as we head to Arkansas to explore the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch for a week of sport climbing. All equipment, food (food during travel is not provided), transportation and instruction included.
Experience: Beginner/Intermediate
When: March 4 - 10, 2018
Where: Horse Shoe Canyon Ranch - Jasper, AR
Cost: TBD

Zumbro River Day Trip

Join the OERC Staff and fellow Warriors as we head to the Zumbro River to paddle 24 miles through one of the many waterways of the Mississippi River System. All equipment, transportation and instruction included. Register.
Experience: Beginner
When: March 24, 2018
Where: Zumbrota, MN
Cost: $45.00

Full Moon Hike

Join the OERC Staff and fellow Warriors as we head out to explore the Winona Area Trails at night to view the full moon. All equipment, transportation and instruction included. Register.
Experience: Beginner
When: March 31, 2018
Where: Local Winona Trails
Cost: $25.00

Biking and Bouldering – Black River Falls

Join the OERC Staff and fellow Warriors as we head to Black River falls to explore the boulders of Castle Mound State park and the bike trails of Levi's mound trail system. All equipment, food (food during travel is not provided), transportation and instruction included. Register.
Experience: Beginner
When: April 6 - 8, 2018
Where: Black River Falls, WI
Cost: $95.00

Devil’s Lake Climbing Weekend

Join the OERC Staff and fellow Warriors as we head to Devil’s Lake State Park to spend the weekend camping and climbing at this world class climbing destination. All equipment, food (food during travel is not provided), transportation and instruction included. Register.
Experience: Beginner
When: April 6 - 8, 2018
Where: Black River Falls, WI
Cost: $95.00