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Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Sunday, November 25th
All Day

Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures by Charles Brindley

  • Location: Kentucky Museum, 1444 Kentucky Street Bowling Green, KY
  • Time: All Day

The Kentucky Museum is pleased to host Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures, an exhibit featuring the work of artist Charles Brindley.  For more information, visit https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/

All Day

Stickwork at WKU, by Patrick Dougherty

  • Location: TheFront Lawn of the Kentucky Museum, 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
  • Time: All Day

WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Museum are proud to host award winning artist Patrick Dougherty in October 2018 on WKU’s campus in Bowling Green, Ky. Dougherty creates large scale environmental sculptures made from intertwined tree saplings. His next installation will be located in front of the Kentucky Museum. We invite you to visit the site anytime during construction or to help to build. For more information, visit https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/

All Day

Panthertown, NC Backpacking

  • Location: Sapphire, NC
  • Time: All Day

Hike miles below the tree line discovering multiple plunging waterfalls along with many pristine creeks. Take a break at Tranquility point to take in the panoramic views of exposed granitic rock domes, 300 ft cliffs among the tree-covered broad valleys. Travel deep into this spectacular part of the Nantahala National Forest to the “Yosemite of the East” – Panthertown Valley. Join ORAC as we lace up our hiking boots to trek over 20 miles of this stunning forest covered in rhododendron.

ORAC will provide you with backpacking equipment, transportation, maps, guides, and fun! Each night we will set up camp at a new location next to roaring waterfalls, or creek fed meadows. Bring a friend or a family member and we’ll bring the turkey on this 5 day trek over Thanksgiving break. Make new friends, and memories this Thanksgiving to always be thankful for many years to come!

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Wednesday, November 21st:

  1. Depart from the Preston Center after classes
  2. Drive to Panthertown, NC
  3. Strap on your backpack and hike!
  4. Find your first campsite for the night
  5. Eat dinner
  6. Cozy up in your tent for the night & Look forward to turkey

Thursday, November 22nd:

  1. Wake up & eat breakfast   
  2. Find a new way to organize your backpack thinking you’re making it lighter
  3. Hike
  4. Get stuck on some rhododendron
  5. Eat lunch
  6. Wonder why your hips are hurting
  7. Find a beautiful campsite next to a creek to soak your feet in
  8. Eat dinner
  9. Fall asleep from exhaustion

Friday, November 23rd:

  1. Wake up to birds singing & enjoy your breakfast
  2. Add extra padding to your hip belts
  3. Hike up a hill and contemplate your decision to go on this trip
  4. Have lunch (turkey left overs)
  5. Hike some more
  6. Find the PERFECT campsite
  7. Have more left overs
  8. Fluff up your pillow for bed

Saturday, November 24th:

  1. Wake up to your last full day of hiking
  2. Breakfast
  3. Hike along the trail
  4. Lunch
  5. Hike some more
  6. Find a nice spot for the night
  7. Set up your tent
  8. Eat dinner
  9. Laugh around the campfire
  10. Sleep like a rock

Sunday, November 25th:

  1. Wake up & eat breakfast
  2. Strap on your pack one last time
  3. Hike to the van
  4. Finally take your socks off after 4 days
  5. Take a cat nap
  6. Drive back to the Preston Center
  7. Take 3 showers in 1 hour
7:00am - 7:00pm

1968 Gallery Exhibit

  • Location: JRH - JRH 0108
  • Time: 7:00am - 7:00pm
12:00pm

Residence Halls Reopen from Thanksgiving Break

  • Location: All residence halls
  • Time: 12:00pm

All residences halls reopen from Thanksgiving Break at Noon on Sunday, November 25, 2018

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