FVCC Intramural Summer 2014 Schedule and Registration Information

Horseback Trail Ride in Glacier National Park—June 13th (Deadline 5pm June 11th)
Depart FVCC 8:45-3pm (estimated time of return)
Glacier National Park backcountry is a land of shining mountains, sweeping alpine views and aquamarine glacial waters you simply have to experience. And, what better way to do that than on horseback? The majority of Glacier’s most magical secrets are found off the beaten track and Swan Mountain Outfitters can take you to them.  Join us on a horseback riding adventure on the Upper McDonald Creek trail. This scenic two hour ride takes you through a dense, old growth Cedar/Hemlock Forest and provides excellent views of both the upper portion of McDonald Creek and Lake McDonald. A truly picturesque ride, not to be missed! Closed toed shoes and long pants required for the trip with a 250lbs maximum weight limit.

Alpine Slides and Aerial Adventure Park—June 20th (Deadline 5pm June 18th)
Depart FVCC 9:30-3pm (estimated time of return)
Grab a sled and race down the Alpine Slide, controlling your speed through straight-aways and around banked curves. The Aerial Adventure Park provides a variety of courses that are fun for all ability levels. Participants are fitted with harnesses, they are led through a safety and park usage demonstration, fitted with gloves and are then free to navigate their chosen treetop courses. With five courses of varying difficulties (think ski trails; yellow, green, blue, and black), you are challenged to cross suspended bridges and cable walk ways, climb on nets and ladders, swing on trapezes and tube traverses, and negotiate other fun elements like zip lines, barrels, etc.. Maximum weight is 265 pounds.  Closed toe/heel shoes required. Courses are 10-50 feet off the ground. Guests wear full-body harnesses.

IMG_9895Whitewater Rafting Through Glacier National Park—June 27th  (Deadline 5pm June 25th)
Depart FVCC 9:15-3pm (estimated time of return)
Great Northern Whitewater Resort ½ whitewater trip starts with a short ride to Mocassin Creek, eight miles upstream of West Glacier.  From there, your guide will instruct you on river safety and proper paddling technique as you paddle your way to the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Tours go out rain or shine ,so dress appropriately to be outside for 2-2.5 hours in that day’s weather. Swimsuit, shorts & shoes that you don’t mind getting wet are suggested attire. Footwear must be worn on the river. No flip flops or slip-ons.

IMG_3335Swan River Kayak Adventure—July 11th (Deadline 5pm July 9th)
Depart FVCC 9-5pm (estimated time of return)
Beginning with its headwaters above lindberg lake, the scenic Swan River snakes through the beautiful Swan Valley on its way to Swan Lake, and then on to Flathead Lake. Wildlife abounds along the shoreline, and the possibility of seeing many species of birds and animals is very good. Above Swan Lake the river slowly meanders through the forest and swan river national wildlife refuge. All necessary equipment is provided by the outfitters, ValleyWide Sea kayaking Adventures. Equipment included: Kayak, paddle, PFD, and drybag. This tour is for all skill levels of kayakers. Swimsuit, shorts & shoes that you don’t mind getting wet are suggested attire. Footwear must be worn on the river. No flip flops or slip-ons.

Fly Fishing in Swan Valley—July 18th (Deadline 5pm July 16th)
Depart FVCC 9-5pm (estimated time of return)
Swan Mountain Outfitters  makes learning to fly fish easy and enjoyable in one of the most scenic and renowned fly fishing destinations in Montana.  Their Montana fishing guides are patient, outgoing and very skilled when it comes to teaching the art of fly-fishing. Your Montana fly fishing lessons will start at Swan Mountain Ranch where they have a 1 and 1/3 acre pond teeming with native cutthroat trout. This environment is the perfect place to learn fly fishing techniques and principles that will give you the confidence to really enjoy your Montana fishing experience. Even if you are not a beginner, taking fly fishing lessons in Montana can help hone your skills.  Equipment is provided; bringing your own equipment is OK too.

Whitewater Rafting Flathead River, Polson—July 25th  (Deadline 5pm July 23rd)
Depart FVCC 8:30-5pm (estimated time of return)
Flathead Raft Company will take us down class II and III rapids including the famous Wild Buffalo Rapids of the Lower Flathead River, the biggest, most consistent whitewater on the warmest river in the state.  Tours go out rain or shine ,so dress appropriately to be outside for 2-2.5 hours in that day’s weather. Swimsuit, shorts & shoes that you don’t mind getting wet are suggested attire. Footwear must be worn on the river. No flip flops or slip-ons.

Lake Hike—August 1st (Deadline 5pm July 31st)
Depart FVCC 9-5pm (estimated time of return)
Come and experience forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. The Lake Hike will be a hiker’s paradise for adventurous hikers seeking wilderness and solitude.  Dress for the weather, and wear appropriate walking/hiking shoes. Pack swimming attire, fishing pole or anything else to picnic and hang out at the lake after the hike.  Hike will be 2-4 miles, exact day hike TBD.

IA2_0517Zip Line Tour—August 8th (Deadline 5pm August 6th)
Depart FVCC 9-3pm (estimated time of return)
Whitefish Mountain Resorts 7 Zip Line Tour is available to riders of all ages between 100 and 230 pounds who are at least 54 inches tall. This tour does involve a moderate amount of hiking. Tours go out rain or shine, so dress appropriately to be outside for 3 hours in that day’s weather. Closed-toed shoes are required – comfortable walking shoes recommended. Participation not recommended if you have back, neck or heart problems, high blood pressure, motion sickness or dizziness, as it may be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride. No smoking, eating or drinking while on the tour.

Flathead River Kayak Adventure—August 15th (Deadline 5pm August 13th)
Depart FVCC 9-5pm (estimated time of return)
The Flathead river above flathead lake is wide and slow moving as it flows past farmland, and cottonwood shoreline on its way to flathead lake. The mouth of the river stretches out into an amazing delta on flathead lake. The north end of the lake has been set aside as a waterfowl production area and the possibility of seeing many species of birds and animals is very good. All necessary equipment is provided by the outfitters, ValleyWide Sea kayaking Adventures. Equipment included: Kayak, paddle, PFD, and drybag.  This tour is for all skill levels of kayakers. Swimsuit, shorts & shoes that you don’t mind getting wet are suggested attire. Footwear must be worn on the river. No flip flops or slip-ons.


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