Navigate one of the most pristine rivers in Iowa. With tricky turns and short high-speed rapids, this kayaking journey is sure to be an adventure. Located just 45 minutes from Decorah, the Yellow River is renown for high bluffs and abundant wildlife. After a three-day paddling trip, participants will land in Yellow River Forest where they will backpack for the remainder of the trip in Iowa’s largest expanse of native forest. Hike through upland forests on high bluff tops overlooking the mighty Mississippi River Valley. Backpacking will involve roughly 5 – 10 miles of hiking a day. This group consists of eight new students along with two group leaders. A faculty mentor will assist with portions of this trip.