General Information


The Hoofer Outing Club is one of six Hoofers clubs at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. We are an outdoors education and recreation club with a diverse membership of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Members plan and lead trips in Wisconsin and around the country, instruct lessons, oversee purchase and upkeep of club equipment, and coordinate all aspects of club operations. When you join the Outing Club, lessons are free and most equipment use is included. Trip costs are usually only gas, food, and camping expenses. You can join in on a trip or lead one yourself. Trips are announced on the website calendar, through our email list, or at one of our weekly meetings at the trip leader’s discretion.

Please remember that all trips and lessons are organized by volunteers, and are therefore not always regular.

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