In 2005, the PRM 440: Travel & Tourism course, undertook the task of developing the Cullowhee Adventure Guides so that Western Carolina students could learn more about the outdoor recreational opportunities that awaited them close to campus. Over the course of the semester, students traveled to locations, measured mileage, researched guidebooks and websites, took photos and compiled the information into six guides. The guides included: Hiking, Snowsports, Rivers & Lakes, Fly Fishing, Waterfalls, and Cycling. The original production of these guides was created so that they could be printed in black and white on legal size paper. Since that time, Base Camp Cullowhee added two other guides to the mix: Bouldering and Tent Camping.
These guides have been located in Reid Gym and Base Camp Cullowhee since 2006. The Parks & Recreation Management program has printed an estimated 3,000 guides during this course of time. The guides have been very popular with campus tours, freshmen, HPE and PRM classes, Open House attendees, and students visiting Base Camp Cullowhee to rent equipment.
During the spring of 2011, PRM 434: High Adventure Travel & Outfitting students were given the directive to update and produce new guides to replace the 2005 version as part of a class project. The students formed groups to research, visit locations, shoot photos, and rewrite the guides. They chose the following outdoor adventures to highlight: Paddling, Waterfalls, Trail Hiking, Fly Fishing, Snowsports, Mountain Biking and Climbing. The staff of Creative Services worked with the students to create a full color, foldable guide for each adventure. A generous grant from the Honor’s College paid for the printing costs.
Thanks to the PRM 434 students and their instructor, Debby Singleton, for all their hard work.
Front row: Nate Christian, Thomas Hall, Will Butler, Joey Faison, Ty Fehrenbacher, Ben-David
Jacob, Cassie Brennan, Justin Kleberg, Krista Robb
Kneeling second row: Ted Freemyer, Paul Killian
Standing Third Row: Troy Adams, Katie Moser, Brian Howley, James Noteboom, Emily Baker, Phillip Yarborough, Seth Pace, Tye Cheatum, Josh Reitze, Kim Miller, Dale Hohenstein, Miller Watson, Robert Owens, Louis Brooks, Milas Dyer
Not pictured: Brett Atwell, Andrew Blease, Teak Lastein