2014 Information

2014 Scramblers: See the Scrambler Resources page for the link to the Travel Plans Google Form and extra forms!

Incoming first-years receive the 2014 Scrambles booklet in an orientation mailing in May. 

Registration forms for 2014 Scrambles are available in the orientation mailing sent in May. All registration is done by mail. Participants are placed onto trips through a lottery system, explained fully in the Scrambles booklet. The lottery will take place in early June. For full consideration in the Scrambles lottery, all forms and full payment must be received by June 15th. If participants fail to pay in full or if forms are received after June 9th, participants will be placed on the waiting list only.

Scrambles 2014 Availability: We Still Have 4 Open Spots! There are two open spots on the early Scrambles (#1, #2) that run from August 14th - 19th. These Scrambles are typically designed for athletes or debaters however if you live in Seattle you can return home after the Scramble for a week. Moreover, consider doing an early Scramble and then a SCORE right after. The other two spots available are on Scramble #14 Face the Hurricane and Scramble #15 Smith Family Robinson, these both run from August 20th to August 27th. Face the Hurricane is a backpacking Scramble that hikes through the Wallowa Mountains in beautiful Eastern Oregon. Smith Family Robinson is a rock climbing Scramble at Smith Rock OR that is open for all skill levels. 

Forms to mail back (available for download):

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I register for 2014 Scrambles?

Registration will be made available in mid-May. 

When will I find out which Scramble I've been placed on?

We will mail out trip acceptances within two weeks of the June lottery. Participants will be notified by mail. We keep a wait list for trips that fill up if there is more interest than spots available.

When do I need to be in Walla Walla for Scrambles?

Early Scramblers' trips begin on August 13th. Regularly timed Scramblers begin on August 19th, 20th or 21st, depending on the trip. All Scramblers need to be on campus by 1pm of the stated start date for Scrambles. 

What is the cancellation policy for Scrambles?

Participants canceling before July 15th receive a full refund minus a $65 cancellation fee. After July 9th until two weeks before Scrambles, participants receive a 50 percent refund. The cancellation policy is outlined more fully in the 2014 Scrambles booklet, available for download above.

Many other questions can be answered by looking through the 2014 Scrambles booklet, available for download in the "Registration Information" section above or clicking on the booklet to the right. Contact the Scrambles Coordinator, Colin Domonoske, with other questions at scrambles@whitman.edu.

2014 Trips:

The Outdoor Program is offering 20 Scrambles trips in 2014.

Early Scrambles: #1 - #2, (August 14 through August 19)

Regular Scrambles: #3 - #20 (August 19, 20, or 21 through August 27)

  1. Strawberry Jubilee - Backpacking in the Strawberry Mountains, OR
  2. Strawberry Sweetness - Backpacking in the Strawberry Mountains, OR
  3. Rosstafarian Adventure - Canoeing and backpacking on Ross Lake, WA (August 19 - 27)
  4. A Rossin' and a Rollin' - Canoeing and backpacking on Ross Lake, WA (August 19 - 27) 
  5. San Juan Wanderers - Sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands, WA (August 19 - 27) 
  6. Outrageous Orcas Orbiters - Sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands, WA (August 19 - 27) 
  7. Jonesin' for Jellies - Sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands, WA (August 19 - 27) 
  8. Seaside Swag - Coastal backpacking in Olympic National Park, WA (August 19 - 27)
  9. Tidal Trekking - Coastal backpacking in Olympic National Park, WA (August 19 - 27)
  10. Glacial Glow - Backpacking in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, WA (August 19 - 27)
  11. Glacial Greatness - Backpacking in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, WA (August 19 - 27)
  12. Crossing the Cascades - Backpacking in North Cascades National Park, WA (August 20 - 27)
  13. Sacajewea Scavengers - Backpacking in the Wallowa National Forest, OR (August 20 - 27)
  14. Face the Hurricane - Backpacking in the Wallowa National Forest, OR (August 20 - 27)
  15. Smith Family Robinson - Rock climbing in Smith Rock State Park, OR (August 20 - 27)
  16. School of Hard Rocks - Rock climbing in Smith Rock State Park, OR (August 20 - 27)
  17. Bodaciously Bouncing Boating - Whitewater rafting along the Salmon River, ID (August 20 - 27)
  18. Slammin' Salmon - Whitewater kayaking along the Salmon River, ID (August 20 - 27)
  19. Elkhorn Service Extravaganza - Backpacking and Trail Maintenance in the Elkhorn Mountains, OR (August 21 - 27)
  20. Epic Elkhorn Escape - Backpacking and Trail Maintenance in the Elkhorn Mountains, OR (August 21 - 27)