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Grayson Highlands Backpacking (Mt. Rogers, AT Trail, Bouldering, Stargazing, and PONIES)

Meg Dunkum

Hey guys, now that it is warming up outside, it’s a great time to go backpacking! And what better place to celebrate this weather than going to a fan favorite, Grayson Highlands! This backpacking trip is a beginner friendly backpacking trip through the The Mt Rogers/Grayson Highlands loop. This is an iconic section of the Appalachian Trail, located in the …

Wandering the wonders of the white blaze take two

blair nicol

I’m too lazy to do a new trip description, so I’m using as much as I can from the last one I led…For the past year, I’ve been working my way through the VA section of the AT. With a goal to finish by the end of May, I’m trying to maximize mileage on short weekends, which means utilizing a …

Wandering along the wonders of the white blaze!

blair nicol

After meeting so many incredible young folks in Moab, I’ve decided to come out of trip leading retirement for an AT adventure. For the past year, I’ve been working my way through the VA section of the AT. With a goal to finish by the end of May, I’m trying to maximize mileage on short weekends, which means utilizing a …

RETURN OF THE GNAR TRAIN: THE GREAT MOAB MIGRATION 2022

Eliza Stowe

MOAB, UTAH 2022 ALL ABOARD THE GNAR TRAIN May we all blossom from this snow and ice ridden East Coast of ours and emerge as sun children in the soft red sands of the Utah desert. There is but one ODC trip worthy of such transition and namesake, and it is our annual pilgrimage the arid paradise of MOAB, UTAH. …

Last Minute Beginner Backpacking Workshop!

Eliza Stowe

Why helloooo friends!!! As finals dwindle, do you also feel a calling to gallump through the trees?? Smorgage with the grass?? Get together with your favorite ODC friends for what is maybe the LAST TIME in this Gregorian year??? OR LEARN A FEW SWANKY THINGS ABOUT BACKPACKING AND DRINK HOT COCO ON THE LAWN?? Keep pondering these answers, but we …

Cozy Crunchy Cabin Craziness !!!

Shay Utzinger

YOU ALL!!! I am so excited for this trip you don’t even know. Want to spend 2 nights in a cozy cabin just 0.1 miles from the AT and right off the skyline drive with 9 of your newest friends? WITH A WOOD STOVE?!?! Stoke is high!!!!!! The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is a fantastic organization – they are a …

NRGE 2021 : MAIN CARPOOL

Sophia Benmhend

All my NRGE goons, **PLEASE REFER TO THE NRGE CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT (SENT OUT 10/3/21) AND READ THIS ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. THEN, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS** I have it linked here as well for your viewing pleasure : https://outdoorsatuva.org/new-river-gorge-extravaganza-2021/ This is NOT an actual NRGE adventure. This is the CARPOOL for NRGE. This is how the officers will keep track of drivers and …

Big Schloss Overnight (Reading Days)

Kieran Humphreys

Hello all! Whats poppin! Since we have some time off for reading days, I think it would be nice to enjoy the fall foliage, and what better way to do so than spend the night outdoors! The plan is to do an overnight at Schloss’ Gap, which is located around an hour and 45 minutes away from cville. The hike …

I guess you could call Acadia a beach?

Kevin Meyers

I really have no desire to drive 6 hours just to spend a week at a (subpar) beach with the same people that are on the corner every weekend, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to sit around doing nothing until graduation. While early May is still technically offseason in Acadia, this winter has been mild enough that it should …

Sugar Hollow Camping

Sam Clinard

Heyo! It feels like awhile since I have had a simple camping trip. Let’s get out to sugar hollow this weekend for a quick overnighter. Sugar Hollow is about 30 minutes away in Crozet. The camping spot I know of is about 1 to 2 miles into the hike but we can really go wherever. There is a nice stream …

Last Minute BIKEPACKING this weekend

Mason Riffee

The student returned wearily to school. For many, this was a new year, a new start, but despite societal premonitions of renewal, the student was more and more tired of his studies. Books were becoming boring; he felt his mind wandering — wandering, it seemed, to a snendy-er place. A place with trails. Yes, a place with old trees, gnarly …

SPRING BREAK GNAR TRAIN (MOAB, UT 2020)

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

MOAB, UTAH 2020 CHOO CHOO ALL ABOARD THE GNAR TRAIN There is but one ODC trip worthy of such a claim, and it is our annual pilgrimage the arid paradise of MOAB, UTAH. Approximately 40 of us will drive out to Moab for spring break to spend the week(ish) camping on the banks of the Colorado River and hiking, backpacking, …

Fall Break Backpacking: 3 Ridges

Spencer Carlton Barnes

We have days off from school and that means that it’s time to get outside!! (Who needs to do work anyways?) Unfortunately, I can’t leave for the whole weekend, but an overnight backpacking trip is just what the doctor ordered. We’ll be doing the Three Ridges Hike. It’s a total of 14.4 miles and is supposed to be beautiful. Look …

Guys, Come on!! It’s Outdoors Club. Why aren’t there more Backpacking trips???

Landon Rhodes

Hello everyone, As the title suggests, I love Backpacking. I have a continuous footpath on the Appalachian Trail from I-66 to about 6 miles north of Harper’s Ferry, and I want to keep that distance growing. When I joined Outdoors club, I was a little disappointed at the number of Backpacking trips available, so I decided to plan my own …

screw the reading days, celebrate the hiking days

blair nicol

i’m sure your schedule looks like mine & you have exams, papers, and projects due the very day “fall break” ends, but let’s take the reading out of reading days and hike around some mountains instead. if you’re looking for a smokin’ hot trip, look no further than kev & i’s lil backpacking adventure to the smokies! fast facts: – …

Beach Camping at First Landing State Park

John Cooney

Hey there! This Friday night, I’ll be camping at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, which is about 2hrs 45mins from Charlottesville. We will be leaving at 2:00 pm on Friday from Lambeth apartments and returning at some point on Saturday night – whenever we get tired of hiking/swimming/chillaxing on the beach there. The cost of the trip is …

nothin’ more pleasant than this

blair nicol

what could be more PLEASANT than a lil friday night camping trip to cap off week 3? i’ve heard high remarks for the mount pleasant hike, so why not extend our stay & set up camp overnight? i’m envisioning a trip that goes from watching sunset to watching stars to watching sunrise to watching the football team win. it’s a …

*Canceled* Stokesville Sendage

Claire Emily Burke

Weekend extravaganza! Biking! Hiking! Swimming! CANCELED Come hang out at Stokesville Campground for a weekend to enjoy the beauties of early summer in VA. We’ll be camping and taking advantage of the many different activities the area has to offer. There is an extensive trail system that is ideal for biking, hiking, and trail running. The camping site is near …

Wilderness First Aid: Choose May 11-12; or May 15-16; or May 21-22; or June 15-16

Matthew Rosefsky

Hi fellow adventurers! A co-founder of this glorious club is offering Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid certification courses four times this spring in Cville. Hands-on learn how to save your compadre’s life and limbs, be y’all out adventuring in the wilderness, caught in a wrong-place wrong-time disaster, traveling remotely, driving through a rural area with no cellphone service …

Country Roads, Take Me Home- Farmhouse in Luray, Va

Abby Hassell

Bonfire, stars, hiking, Atvs, skyline drive, good music, good company, (possibly?) black bears. What more could you want in a weekend?? Come with to a farmhouse located on 10 acres of land bordered by Shenandoah National Park, and experience all of these things!! On Friday evening April 12th, we will depart for Luray, VA for a night away at Laurel …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Backpacking to Dreamy Mountain Bald (Boone Mega-Trip)

Allie Lowy

Imagine: traversing rolling highlands through sun-drenched, grassy, wildflower-covered fields, for 360-degree views of the sun setting and then rising on a high-mountain Appalachian bald?! From what I’ve read, this is an apt description of Roan Highlands in the springtime. (Please do your eyes a favor and google-image “Roan Mountain sunset” before proceeding further, just so we’re on the same page …

Backpacking to Dreamy Mountain Bald (Boone Mega-Trip)

Allie Lowy

Pitch: Imagine traversing rolling highlands through grassy, sun-drenched, wildflower-covered fields, with 360-degree views of the sun setting and then rising on a high-mountain Appalachian bald? From what I’ve read, this is an apt description of Roan Highlands in the springtime. (Please do your eyes a favor and google-image “Roan Mountain sunset” before proceeding further, just so we’re on the same …

Climbing at Hidden Valley

Olivia Braganza

Hello, it is timb to climb. We will be going to Hidden Valley in southwest VA. Although there are climbs for many skill levels, make sure you know how to belay and have experience top rope climbing. Here is a link to the mountain project: https://www.mountainproject.com/area/113166652/hidden-valley The guide book has many additional climbs; there are many sport routes 5.9 and …

Boone, Nc Spring Mega Trip **Carpool**

Lily Wincele

Happy Spring! Time to get yo butts outside Please read this trip description in its entirety. This is only a carpool, and you must sign up for side trip(s) as they are posted in order to join the carpool. WHAT: A NRGE style spring mega trip full of hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paddling, and other shenanigans! Attendees send it/shred “the …

Moonshiners Enduro- Intermediate and Up Mountain Biking

Jim Old

Yo, yo, yo! Calling all shredders of the gnar and other biking enthusiasts! Danny Voce and I have committed to showing the world just how out of shape we are in the most public domain possible: a mountain bike race! Although we may not necessarily be racing, we are looking forward to participating and wanted to invite you all to …

April Blair’s Day #21

blair nicol

alright alright alright. cole mountain is an easy hike that will only take ~30 min & opens up to a mountaintop field that makes you want to sing “the hills are alive” at the top of your lungs. i know i should be planning a night out on the town with a sign around my neck of 21 drunken shenanigans …

Big Beantown Bash: Climbing and Sailing in Ma!

Chad Baily

Calling only the most sendy of people. This trip is just too badass to pass up. We will be taking a long weekend and heading up to the great northeast on the adventure of a lifetime. There will be laughs, numerous bathroom breaks, all you can buy food, sailing, rock climbing, thrifting, and Boston Burger Co’s 420 burger! We will …

The Ultimate Moabian Seminar

Chad Baily

Are you going out to Moab and not quite sure what you need? THEN BINGPOT! THIS IS FOR YOU!! This is a workshop centered around going out to Moab and making sure that you are prepared for the awesome week of sending it in ways you never thought possible. What we are going to be going over: – What a …

** Drivers Needed ** Overnight at the Dragon’s Tooth!!

Burke Haywood

Hey guys, I’m reposting my trip to hopefully generate a little more interest among you folks with vehicles! I want to take as many people as possible to this magnificent place, but I can’t do that without you beautiful car-owning souls. Comrades, dragon slayers if you will, I’m looking to head down to Dragon’s Tooth, the last but not least …

**Location Changed** Ye Olde Trip Leader Workshoppe

AJ Cuddeback

Even though I requested Clark 101 the Source gave me **New Cabell 323** (Trust me, I am just as upset about the distance as you are). Anyways, c’est la vie and e’re going to have a great time anyway!! ————————————– HEYO! Tired of getting stuck on waitlists? Wait no longer! The best way to get on trips is to lead …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Trip Leader Workshop

Chad Baily

Do you have the boo-hoos about being on the waitlist?? Then come learn how to lead a trip! Leading trips is one of the best ways to meet more of the awesome outdoorsy folks here in the club and getting to try new things! SooOOooOOo come and spend part of your lovely Wednesday evening with me as I teach you …

Winter Camping + Fly Fishing + Black Lab

Sam Clinard

*Drivers Needed* Throwback to one of the first trips I lead with outdoors club 4 years ago but this time with fly fishing. The camping spot is an easy 1ish mile hike in at sugar hollow. The hike follows and crosses a stream which we will be fishing in. Fishing is optional. It requires a fishing license and getting into …

7 Sisters 25k Trail Run!!

Sam Clinard

I’ve been super stoked to see so many trail running trips posted last semester. Let’s keep up that momentum by training and running an epic race on April 20th in the Montreat Wilderness just outside Asheville, NC. Race description – “The Seven Sisters 25k is a monstrous mountain of a run around the East and West ridges of the Montreat …

Winter Backpacking: Three Ridges

Chad Baily

Wanna test out all those cool socks you got for the holidays?? Come join me for a backpacking adventure to three ridges!! Three Ridges is a beautiful loop that is about 15 miles long with some breathtaking views. It has some nice climbs and a long descent. More information can be found at https://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/ThreeRidges/ ~~ The Plan ~~ Meet at 9am …

>>>Moab, Utah 2019<<<

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

THIS IS ABOUT TO BE THE RADDEST THING OUT THERE. There is but one ODC trip worthy of such a claim, and it is our annual pilgrimage the arid paradise of MOAB, UTAH. Approximately 40 of us will drive out to Moab for spring break to spend the week(ish) camping on the banks of the Colorado River and hiking, backpacking, …

Advanced Backpacking Adventure: Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness

Matthew Rosefsky

OVERVIEW: > Achieve vast views from atop New York State’s four tallest mountains, plus many more, on this backpacking adventure in the Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness. > A warm-up day hike or two, then: backpacking 5 days, 4 nights, ~48 miles, ~15,000 feel total elevation gain (and loss). Mileages and elevation-changes noted below are approximate. > Community backpacking adventure welcoming …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Beach Camping: “it’s My Party and I’ll Go to the Beach If I Want to”

Chad Baily

Come enjoy the last few moments of warm air and (hopefully) water. Michelle Lovering and I will be co-leading this trip together!! We will be heading to False Cape State Park in VA and hitting up the beach, catching some rays, and having a good ole time. “it’s my 21st and tbh the only type of going out i want …

Blackbird Knob Trail

Timothy Boyer

Blackbird singing in midterm season Take these broken GPAs and learn to hike All semester You were only waiting for this moment to arrive SUP NERDS!!! We are headed to the Blackbird Knob Trail in West Virginia. Friday night we are going to camp at Red Creek Campground, Saturday we are waking up early for an 10-15 mile hike in …

Goat Watching and Beginner Backpacking at House Mountain!!

Burke Haywood

Howdy again Folks, Yes I’m aware I announced this trip yesterday. I’m also aware that only like 5 people and no drivers signed up and I’m here to reel more of you in. I’ve resorted to exploiting that fact that there is allegedly a goat on house mountain to impel you to perhaps give my trip the time of day. …

Trip Leader Workshop!!

Stephanie Roatis

Tired of getting waitlisted over and over again??? Just wanna send it with other outdoor enthusiasts all the friggin time??!? The best way to get on trips is to lead ’em, folks! Come hang out with me and learn the ins/outs of trip leading with the club, and get automatically activated by yours truly! ***If you’re new to the outdoors, …

Trick or Trip Leader Workshop: a Frightfully Good Time

Victoria Alvarez

Halloween is creepin’ up on us, witch means that you’ve got to figure out how you’re gonna celebrate the holiday. Our suggestion : treat yourself to an adventure and GET OUTSIDE! Scared to lead a trip? No worries. We’ll teach ya! The best way to get on a trip is to lead one. Come hang out with me and learn …

***Canceled*** Spruce Knob / Seneca Creek: Intermediate Backpacking

Chad Baily

Want to catch more of this lovely fall weather? Come join me on a trip to good ole West Virginia! Spruce Knob / Seneca Creek is one of the top 5 backpacking circuits that you can do on the east coast. It should be PEAK leaf season while we are there! The circuit isn’t too bad, ~17ish miles over two …

Time to Get Weird: Naked Stargazing

Benjamin Vogel

Okay hear me out. Last weekend, for reasons I will not get into right now, I ended up having the surprising pleasure of stargazing in the nude. And let me tell you, it gave me a deeper connection to the nature around and above me than I had ever experienced. So much so that I think other people should experience …