Walkabout

Making Baylor students uncomfortable since 1976


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What is Walkabout?

Walkabout is an outdoor program that inspires Baylor students to be adventurous. Backpacking, rock climbing, and kayaking are vehicles to explore the natural world and foreign cultures in a unique way. Outdoor adventure is Walkabout's tool for creating a personal search for grace, composure, fellowship, awareness, and reflection. The aborigines of Australia customarily honor the tradition of adolescents going off into the wilderness to search for added meaning in their lives and for assistance in the struggle through the transitional stage of growing into adulthood. This wandering is called WALKABOUT. Baylor's outdoor program shares this name because we utilize the wilderness to create non-competitive opportunities for students to challenge themselves and share adventures with their teachers and each other.


Walkabout Spring 2021

January

23     faculty rock climbing 


29     full moon night hike
30     Prentice Cooper tour of overlooks 

February

6       rock climbing 
7       kayaking

Winter Break

12          exploring the Mushroom Rock area 
12-13    mountain biking


20     trail running 
21     faculty day hike 
21     mountain biking 

March

6     paddle boarding 
7     rock climbing 


20     all girls day hike 

Spring Break

26-4    Cumberland Trail and TN State Parks   
25-27 mountain biking 

April

11     mountain biking 


17     Savage Gulf wildflower hike 
17     paddle board fishing 
18     kayaking 

May

1     kayaking and rafting 
2     paddle board fishing 


8     swimming and hiking - Big Soddy Gulf 
8     all girls paddle board 


Fall 2020

August

30         day hike/swimming - Boardcamp Creek

30         Walkabout instructor trip 

September

5           paddle boarding

13         day hike/swimming - Savage Gulf

19.        kayaking - Ocoee River

23-25   Freshman Trip

28         hiking - Big Soddy

October

4          paddle board/fishing - Sequatchie River

8-12    Fall Break

            Hiking on the Cumberland Trail 

17       kayaking - Ocoee River

31       rock climbing

November

1         hiking - Big Soddy Gulf

8         kayaking - Tellico River

14        rock climbing

14        all girls day hike

December

5          mountain biking 

6          Cumberland Trail day hike - Prentice Cooper




Walkabout Student Instructors

While our instructors acquire significant technical skills during their time with Walkabout, student leaders are selected based on their ability and desire to inspire and instruct their classmates.  They develop guiding skills and experience that lead to a life of adventure far outside the gates of Baylor.

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Walkabout Student Instructors 2020-2021


Emily Dotson

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Ava Echard

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Nora Redding

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Walkabout Student Instructors 2019-2020

Max Berube

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Anika Iqbal

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Lucia Jackson

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Walkabout Student Instructors 2018-2019

Eric Shibata

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Dillan Desai

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Zach Taylor

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