Adventure is waiting

ASWWU Outdoors to provide more opportunities for students to get outside this year

Backpacking, climbing, and biking excursions headline the 2018-19 ASWWU Outdoors schedule, but for those students who just can’t seem to get enough of the great outdoors, be prepared because the opportunities to get outside and explore will be plentiful this coming school year.  

Tyler Humphries, senior engineering major and director of ASWWU Outdoors, plans to expand the ASWWU division in order to offer more trips and services to students. “My goal is to increase the number of trips ASWWU Outdoors provides and the number of students who go on each trip,” said Humphries. “I want as many students as possible at Walla Walla to be able to experience the beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest.”

Coming up this fall, the ASWWU Outdoors schedule features trips that involve backpacking in the Wallowas, biking, climbing, and caving around Bend, Oregon, and potentially hiking at Mount Adams. During winter quarter, there will be cross-country skiing, ice climbing, and downhill skiing trips. Then in the spring, ASWWU Outdoors will be planning rafting and surfing trips as well as a potential mountaineering trip to Mount Rainier.

“ASWWU Outdoors exhibits what is inherent in so many students, that adventure is out there and we want to find it,” said Humphries. “Life at Walla Walla University isn't just about what happens on campus. Many of us create our best memories of college climbing at Smith Rock or surfing at Pacific City.”

ASWWU Outdoors offers students opportunities to meet new people and create lasting memories. “Currently, no other organization at WWU provides the amount of trips and outdoors education that ASWWU Outdoors offers,” said Humphries.

For more information and updates, follow @aswwu.outdoors on Instagram or visit

WWU students backpacking on a trail in the outdoors.
Fall quarter will include backpacking, biking, climbing, and caving trips.
WWU students cross country skiing in the snow.
Winter quarter will have cross-country skiing, ice climbing, and downhill skiing trips.
Photo of WWU group rafting on river.
Spring quarter will feature rafting, surfing, and mountaineering trips.