Add Oct. 9, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., to your list of gear swaps this fall. Black Diamond, Canyon Sports, Alpine Sports, Z-Works and many more outfitters will join the Wilderness Recreation Center at Weber State University in Ogden for one of the biggest backyard sales of the year.

The WSU Outdoor Program runs a full service Outdoor Equipment Rental Center with more than $500,000 in rental equipment that they turn over every year. The College invites outdoor vendors to drop off old inventory for smokin' deals for students and the general public.

All are welcome at the WSU Campus A7 Parking lot (tennis course parking lot). Hunt for boats, skis, climbing gear, camping gear, and everything in between. There is no fee for shoppers, no fees for vendors, and WSU takes no percentage. All you have to do if you want to swap gear is be present and manage your own equipment and sales (similar to the Black Diamond Sale).

The sale keeps growing and may soon start charging but this fall your dollars are safe. The Wilderness Recreation Center runs trips and outing programs that send students all across the world in pursuit of high adventure. They run a 2,000-square-foot indoor climbing facility and an experiential education ropes course that caters to WSU students and affiliates but is also open to the general public.

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