Winter Waterfall Hike

It’s that time of year, the Frozen Waterfall Hike is here! Come join Quest on a winter wonderland hike at Ricketts Glen State Park.  We will teach you how to properly use crampons and mountaineering axes to enjoy the hike along the Falls Trail.  

When: March 14th and 20th 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm

Where: Rickett’s Glen State Park

Where will we meet?
Ricketts Glen

Transportation:

Participants must have their own transportation due to Covid-19 procedures.

Cost: 

  • $25.00 BU Students
  • $50.00 All Others

How to Sign Up:

You can sign up at the Quest Office on Upper Campus MWF from 10 AM – 4 PM. If these times do not work for you, please email stquest@bloomu.edu and we will work with you to find a good time.

In order for us to get prepared to get gear and equipment packed and ready, registration closes on the Wednesday before a activities occurring on a weekend, and a few days before activities occurring on a weekday, but if spots are still available there is a possibility that you may still be able to register.  Our office is not open on weekends or evenings.   Spots cannot be reserved by calling or emailing.  Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Methods of payment: 1) cash in person   2) check payable to “Bloomsburg University” in person

If you need additional help or have any questions, call the Quest Office or email at stquest@bloomu.edu.

Most technical equipment provided by Quest.  You may bring your own equipment and use it with the approval of Quest staff.

Recommended Clothing:

Head

Upper Body

Lower Body

  • a wool or synthetic hat
  • Sun glasses
  • balaclava/buff (face and neck mask)
  • Chap stick
  • cotton mask
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • long sleeve synthetic base layer (polypro, Under Armor)
  • fleece
  • insulating layer(synthetic or down puffy)
  • Water/wind proof shell (Goretex)
  • liner gloves
  • insulated gloves/mittens
  • synthetic base layer
  • fleece pants
  • insulated snow pants shell (water/wind proof)
  • liner sock (optional)
  • insulated synthetic or wool socks(2 pair)
  • hiking boots or mountaineering boots/crampons (refer to “other equipment”)

Other Equipment:

  • mountaineering/ ice climbing axes- provided by Quest
  • mountaineering boots/crampons- If you do not own hiking boots we provide moutaineering boots. These boots are not simply hiking boots. They are insulated and step in crampon compatible. The shank (the sole) of these boots are very stiff and doesn’t move at all, this aids in the use of the crampons. Example Scarpa Inverno
  • Water containers- Nalgenes, camel backs, ect. Ideally two liter capacity and two different containers. Also temperatures will more than likely be very cold so a way to insulate or prevent you water from freezing should be used. Examples include wool socks over nalgenes or insulated covers.
  • climbing food- energizing snacks like carbs and sugars(cliff bars, trail mix, chocolate, jerky, ect).
  • day pack- A pack that is big enough to hold additional layers, food, and water. Also it makes life easier if you have straps to tie your crampons and ax to the outside of your pack. The crampons have spikes and will cut fabrics.
  • headlamps/flashlights-  Optional. Headlamps are available at Walmart for around $15.
  • hand warmers- optional but if you get cold easy its a good idea.

Forms We Need From You

* A completed Quest AOR/Medical Form prior to participation in Quest activities.

* Signed Parental Consent for participants who are minors (under 18 years of age).

*Husky Health Checker (student/faculty/staff) or Covid Consent Form (all others)

*Forms can be filled out beforehand or upon arrival

Course Information: 

(read everything below to make sure that you are prepared for this trip)

Quest courses are designed for beginners, so you will not be expected to demonstrate high levels of ability, but they provide a physical, psychological, and emotional challenge. Courses occur in areas that often involve steep terrain, rough and narrow trails, wet or muddy conditions, and inclement weather. Most Quest activities are movement-oriented activities involving some strenuous activity. Quest staff will provide you with a safety briefing to prepare you for the activities and any safety issues you might encounter or skills you need.

Instructors

Quest instructors are professional outdoor leaders, students, interns, and members of the community. They are trained in specific outdoor pursuits, leadership, and first aid. All are involved in on-going outdoor leadership training with Quest.

Policies

For safety reasons, participants are required to abstain from alcohol and non-prescription drugs while participating in Quest Activities. Please respect the rights and health of others with regard to smoking. Participants will be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment belonging to Quest.

Covid-19 Procedures

Participants must be wearing masks covering both mouth and nose throughout the entire trip. Upon arrival students will be asked to show show their ID with a Covid testing sticker on it. If participants are students they will be asked to show fill out the husky health checker and present the check mark. If participants are not students they will be asked to look through and sign and Covid guidelines form.

Safety

Safety is a primary concern during any Quest course. A safety briefing precedes each activity, where risks and protection against these risks are explained. Participants are expected to abide by all safety rules and procedures defined by Quest staff.

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