Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M
November 17 – 19, 2017

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9:30
Saturday  9 – 6:30
Sunday  10 – 5

2 – 9:30

9 – 6:30

10 – 5

Presenting Sponsor:
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Sponsored By:


Acadia Cafe logo Food Service Provided By

Bent Paddle Brewing logo
Official Beer of
Outdoor Adventure Expo

50¢ Popcorn
50¢ Popcorn
All Weekend Long !!!

Speaker Biographies / Program Descriptions

Rod and Sharon Johnson

Rod Johnson is the owner and 1970 founder of Midwest Mountaineering, your locally owned outdoor adventure outfitter.  With his wife, Sharon, Rod has traveled the globe in search of great outdoor adventures which can be shared with you each Outdoor Adventure Expo!

Their programs provide resource sheets giving you the information you will need for planning your own adventure:  how to prepare, where to go, what to bring, how to keep your gear weight down, getting visas and permits, and how to keep the cost down.

They truly love helping others have fun and safe outdoor experiences.  Come catch their enthusiasm!

10 World Class Hikes in the U.S.
Yosemite National Park

Rod and Sharon Johnson will show you how you can hike these ten one-to-two day world classics!

Come and see the magnificent Kalalau Trail on Hawaii's famed Na Pali coast;  the towering canyon walls of the Virgin Narrows;  Yosemiite's massive Half Dome by the exciting wire-cable route;  Bucksin Gulch, the world's longest slot canyon;  Maine's spectacular and challenging Mt. Katahdin, Knife Edge Route at the end of the Appalachian Trail;  the first part of the John Muir Trail; Mount Ranier;  Acadia National Park's Precipice Trail;  and Grand Tetons National Park.

Along with slides and video, they'll have resource sheets with information on each of the hikes.

Saturday,  Nov. 18th, 9:15a.m.,  U of M – Humphrey Center, Cowles Auditorium

Winter Getaways and Hikes in the Southwest
Rod Johnson 'Surfing' The Wave

The Southwest region of the United States is one of Rod and Sharon's favorite getaways!

Their newest presentation will recommend hikes in the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Valley of Fire, Sedona, the Wave and Red Rocks.

They will talk about trails, what to take, permits and where to stay.

Sunday,  Nov. 19th, 10:30a.m.,  U of M – Humphrey Center, Cowles Auditorium

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