Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Day Hiking - Gorgeous Gorges

Day Hiking - Gorgeous Gorges

Ithaca is Gorges! You've seen the bumpersticker, now discover these geologic jewels yourself. Travel off trail, investigate secret gorges known only to the adventurous few; in short, explore some of the most spectacular and dramatic scenery east of the Rockies. Learn about geology, stream ecology, and the outdoor skills necessary to set out on discoveries of your own. COE requires that students attend the first class meeting of their course because of the critical logistics, policy, liability, and safety information that will be covered. If you do not show up for the first class you lose your right to retain your spot on the roster, and we may enroll another student in your place. In this event you will still be held responsible for full tuition fees, and may receive unsatisfactory grading. Students are allowed one unexcused absence from the class, further absences may result in a student not receiving credit for the class.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Sat Sep 28 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing
Sat Oct 5 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing
Sat Oct 19 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing
Sat Oct 26 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing
Sat Nov 2 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Class

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: None.
Course Fee:
$180.00 (students)
$195.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$225.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Monday, September 2, 2013
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1605 (ID #10092)
Course Coordinator
Chris Leeming
(607) 255-6273

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
daypack, waterbottle, raincoat, sturdy shoes or hiking boots, extra layers, dress to be outside

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.