About The Trek
Travel to New York’s Chimney Mountain and Eagle Cave. This trek includes camping, swimming, caving, and a love for adventure! After you’ve scaled Chimney Mountain and explored the state’s largest natural cave system, the evening will be spent exploring unique rock formations, making smores, and stargazing. You will be accompanied by five other first-years and two upperclassmen leaders. No previous experience caving is necessary, but being comfortable with heights and extremely small, dark spaces is a must.
Difficulty: 3/5

Trek Leaders

Name: Erin Sumfleth
Year: Junior
Major: Optical Engineering
Hometown: Callicoon, NY
Involvement on campus: Greek life, Lab Technician, Optics TA
Fun Fact: I love ice climbing!

Name: Iain Speece
Year: Senior
Major: Biology and Economics
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Involvement on campus: Greek life, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Fun Fact:

August 18th
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Trekees’ Move In
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Opening BBQ
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Trek Leaders Check Trekees’ Gear
August 19th
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Eat Breakfast
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Drive to Chimney Mountain
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Arrive at Mountain, Set Up Camp
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner and Relaxing
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Stargazing
August 20th
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Eat Breakfast and Clean Camp
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Hike to Cave Entrance and start Caving
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Hike Chimney Mountain and Puffer Pond
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Set-Up Camp at Puffer Pond
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Swim, Dinner, then Relax
August 21st
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Eat Breakfast and Clean Up
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Hike Back to Car
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Drive Back to UR
4:0 PM – 5:00 PM Unpack and Shower
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Closing BBQ