The University of Wyoming’s Outdoor Program will begin sign-ups for all of its fall outings, clinics and programs Wednesday, Sept. 3.

This semester, the Outdoor Program offers more than 30 unique programs for the UW community, from introduction to rock climbing at Vedauwoo to skill-based clinics such as bike maintenance.

“The Outdoor Program seeks to introduce and expose members of the UW community to a broad range of activities and places, mostly in southeast Wyoming,” says Dan McCoy, Campus Recreation assistant director. “Typically, the cost to attend trips and programs is very reasonable, and includes transportation, instruction, equipment and meals if the trip is overnight.”

New programs this fall include an introductory backpacking trip to the Snowy Range and a hike to the North Platte Wilderness Area to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Some of the more popular programs include the fall gear swap, scheduled Dec. 6, and various rock climbing trips offered earlier in the fall. All of the programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those interested in finding out more about the specific experiences offered should visit www.uwyo.edu/op and click on “fall schedule.” To sign up, people can call the Outdoor Program office at 766-2402 or stop by its temporary location in a construction trailer in the eastern portion of the Wyoming Union parking lot during normal business hours.