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Glade Cave take 2 (please come, I want to make another mud angel)

Renee Erickson

This is a take 2 for this trip, some last minute unforeseen circumstances stopped it from happening but hopefully all will be well this time! We will be heading to Glade Cave, affectionately known as the mud cave (and for good reason). Glade is characterized by its excessively muddy interior. I have never come out of Glade cave without every …

Swimming Into the Earth: Lockridge Aqua Cave

Renee Erickson

Lockridge cave is one of my favorite caves that I have been to so far, largely because of how cool the watery aspects of it are. When I got home, I described it to my friends as looking and feeling like the treasure room at the end of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.” Also, the entrance …

Expanding Cave Knowledge: Marshall’s Cave (INTERMEDIATE)

Renee Erickson

Marshall’s cave is an awesome cave that neither Aidan nor I have been to before. We are working to expand our knowledge of caves to take more people to more places, thus why this trip is marked as intermediate. Please do not sign up unless you have been on AT LEAST 2 caving trips, preferably within the past 4 months. …

Expanding Caving Knowledge: Kee Cave (INTERMEDIATE)

Renee Erickson

Kee cave is an awesome cave that neither Aidan nor I have been to before. We are working to expand our knowledge of caves to take more people to more places, thus why this trip is marked as intermediate. Please do not sign up unless you have been on AT LEAST 2 caving trips, preferably within the past 4 months. …

Twisting and Turning Underground: Crossroads Cave

Renee Erickson

Will you be done with finals/studying? Looking for something to do on your reading day? Come explore a maze cave! Crossroads Cave is the kind of place you can go back to again and again, and always find an interesting new place. The system is a maze of complex pathways that loop, diverge, and generally create chaos. There are tons …

Underground Waterfall???? Caving at New River Cave

Renee Erickson

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a waterfall underground? Not to spoil anything, but it’s pretty cool. New River Cave is a very interesting cave system, with massive slanted passageways trailing into an underground river that we can follow to a big waterfall. The water is generally only ankle-deep, so don’t worry about wetsuits or …

Expanding Club Caving Knowledge: Hamilton Cave

Renee Erickson

This is an INTERMEDIATE CAVING TRIP. Please do not sign up unless you have been on at least 2 other caving trips, preferably within the past 4 months. Will you be done with finals? Sticking around in Charlottesville a bit longer? Looking for something to do on the weekend? Come explore a cave with me. I have never been to …

Getting Muddy on a Tuesday: Caving in Glade Cave

Renee Erickson

Three words: So. Much. MUD. We will be heading to Glade Cave, affectionately known as the mud cave (and for good reason). Glade is characterized by its excessively muddy interior. I have never come out of Glade cave without every exposed surface being thoroughly covered in a thick layer of mud. If you enjoy getting unbelievably dirty, this is the …

Last-Minute Underwater Adventure: Caving at Lockridge Aqua

Renee Erickson

Lockridge cave is one of my favorite caves that I have been to so far, largely because of how cool the watery aspects of it are. When I got home, I described it to my friends as looking and feeling like the treasure room at the end of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.” Also, the entrance …

Caves + Waterfalls = Awesome; Caving at New River Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

The New River cave is a sweet place to be. With its classic cave terrain and combination of open caverns and climby/crawly bits, it’s a great representative for caves in the VA/WV area. However, the New River cave has a secret: an in-cave river and waterfall – if you’re lucky enough to find them. The New River cave is magical …

Pretend to be a Submarine (or an Anglerfish, idk): Caving at Lockridge Aqua Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

Caves truly are so wildly diverse, and this one is no exception. Lockridge Aqua cave is perhaps one of my favorite caves, in no small part due to its unique entrance. Lockridge’s entrance is underwater. Yep, you heard me right. Entering this cave entails fully submerging yourself in brisk water, swimming through the cave’s entrance while submerged, swimming across the …

Take the Plunge: Caving at Lockridge Aqua Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

Caves truly are so wildly diverse, and this one is no exception. Lockridge Aqua cave is perhaps one of my favorite caves, in no small part due to its unique entrance. Lockridge’s entrance is underwater. Yep, you heard me right. Entering this cave entails fully submerging yourself in brisk water, swimming through the cave’s entrance while submerged, swimming across the …

What is Being Clean? Caving at Glade Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

Three words: So. Much. MUD. We will be heading to Glade Cave, affectionately known as the mud cave (and for good reason). Glade is characterized by its excessively muddy interior. I have never come out of Glade cave without every exposed surface being thoroughly covered in a thick layer of mud. If you enjoy getting unbelievably dirty, this is the …

Mud Galore: Caving at Glade Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

Three words: So. Much. MUD. We will be heading to Glade Cave, affectionately known as the mud cave (and for good reason). Glade is characterized by its excessively muddy interior. I have never come out of Glade cave without every exposed surface being thoroughly covered in a thick layer of mud. If you enjoy getting unbelievably dirty, this is the …

Maze Time: Caving at Crossroads Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

Come explore an oldie but goodie: Crossroads Cave! Crossroads is a maze cave with many different routes to explore. It’s great introduction to caving, so perfect for the beginning or new caver. I am making this a beginner trip where I’ll teach you all you need to know about caving conservation, safety, and technique. Note that caves can include tight …

Caving at New Trout Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

Come explore the wonders of the underground at New Trout Cave! New Trout is a 6+ layer maze cave, where the maze is not in 2 dimensions, but 3! There are several neat formations to see and features to traverse depending on which layer(s) we decide to explore. It’s also quite possibly the driest cave I’ve been in, which entails …

Caving Semi-Formal at Glade Cave (Beginner Trip)

Victor Lu

You know what’s better than a caving trip? A cave semi. Yep, a semiformal: like the dress up, grab a date, and dance kind, but in a cave. We will be heading to Glade Cave, affectionately known as the mud cave (and for good reason). Glade is characterized by its excessively muddy interior. I have never come out of Glade …

Thanksgiving Caving at New Trout Cave – Beginner Caving 11/28

Danny Devlin

Do you hate being in roomy, well-lit, and clean places? Did you see the movie The Descent and think wow that looks really fun? Do you secretly wish to live underground as a mole-person? If you answered yes to any of those questions, come explore New Trout Cave! This cave has a great variety of features, everything from low crawls …

Crossroads Cave – Beginner Caving Trip (Section 2)

Victor Lu

Hello, my beautiful ODC!!! It is I, Victor, an obsolete officer from an era gone by (2019 grad) back in town to pass on ancient knowledge and reinvigorate myself with your youthful presence! Come explore the depths of the underground with me at Crossroads Cave! Crossroads is a maze cave with many different routes to explore. It’s great introduction to …

Crossroads Cave – Beginner Caving Trip (Section 1)

Victor Lu

Hello, my beautiful ODC!!! It is I, Victor, an obsolete officer from an era gone by (2019 grad) back in town to pass on ancient knowledge and reinvigorate myself with your youthful presence! Come explore the depths of the underground with me at Crossroads Cave! Crossroads is a maze cave with many different routes to explore. It’s great introduction to …

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 …

Intermediate Caving – Breathing Cave

Danny Devlin

Do you hate being in roomy, well-lit, and clean places? Did you see the movie The Descent and think wow that looks really fun? Do you secretly wish to live underground as a mole-person? If you answered yes to any of those questions, come explore Breathing Cave – Virginia’s third largest caving system! This cave has a great variety of …

Biking, Canoeing, Caving, Birding, Swimming!

Mason Riffee

Do not let your doubts deceive you, for all of these activities (and more) can be enjoyed just a short distance from Grounds, at Ragged: in fact, we can do all of them in one trip! We’ll convene at the Shred Shack at 8:00 sharp to ride bikes to the reservoir; this is a short bike ride that can be …

Embrace your history; learn to flintknap

Mason Riffee

Fllitknapping is the widely-forgotten practice of forming blunt stone into pointy stone, and for most of human prehistory, it was among the foremost expressions of craftsmanship, artistic beauty, and cultural distinction. It is also history incarnate. The practice of flintknapping is bequeathed to our kind by other, older human species; and though it predates our culture, and is also a …

Caught between a rock and a bigger rock (and arguably a third rock)

Baillie McNitt

before we begin, i’m going to ask you to take a moment and relive one of our generation’s shared traumas. for just a second, imagine you are back in that Chuck-E-Cheese adventure tube, looking down at your parental figure/older sibling/babysitter as they completely ignore your cries from help in the slide where you genuinely believe you are stuck. it’s okay, …

Beginner Caving at New Trout Cave

Andrew Dudzik

If you’ve never been caving before and are interested in trying it, come check out New Trout! The New Trout Cave in West Virginia is a beginner-friendly cave that offers some larger rooms as well as obstacles to climb over or crawl under. A portion of the cave is tall enough to walk upright since saltpeter was mined there during …

NRGE 2019: Cave Camping (Beginner Friendly)

Andrew Dudzik

Come check out the 69th annual New River Cave Extravaganza! For this trip we will be camping overnight in the New River Cave. This cave has a good mix of open caverns, little crawls, and fun climbs. It’s about a mile long and has some really beautiful open spaces. We may possibly even see a waterfall depending on rain and …

Cave Stargazing (Beginner Friendly Caving)

Andrew Dudzik

If you’ve ever wanted to see the stars with a truly unparalleled view of the sky, look no further! Caves are one of the only naturally occurring places with absolutely zero light pollution. The view of the sky from deep underground is unlike anything you’ll see above ground. With a bit of luck, we should expect to see as many …

Intermediate Caving at Breathing Cave

Andrew Dudzik

If you’ve ever been caving before and want to go again, come explore Breathing Cave – Virginia’s third largest caving system! This cave has a good variety of features and fun technical challenges – everything from low crawls to tight squeezes to mud chutes to rock climbs. With almost seven miles of passages, we’ll be spending approximately six to eight …

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 …

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 / …

Beginner Caving – New Trout Cave

Victor Lu

We’ll be heading out to New Trout cave in West Virginia. This is a relatively extensive maze cave with lots of fun passages and climby/squeezy parts to explore. It is an extremely dry cave (black dust everywhere), so if you have asthma or breathing issues this might not be the one for you. For the rest of us, that means …

Beginner Caving – Crossroads Cave

Victor Lu

Do you think caving sounds exciting, crazy, and terrifying all at the same time? Have you been curious as to what caving actually is? Are you looking for an opportunity to try crawling, squeezing, and climbing underground? Then this is the trip for you! Caving is a super fun and exciting sport with everything from climbing to crawling to awkwardly …

**Canceled** Caving at Hamilton Cave – Beginner Friendly

Andrew Dudzik

If you’re interested in caving but haven’t had a chance to go, this is a great cave to get started on. Hamilton Cave is a maze-like cave full of some pretty nifty rock formations and has some challenging and fun features to explore. Some of the tunnels can be a bit small so I would advise against signing up if …

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 …

**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 …

Cave Semi-Formal – Glade Cave

Victor Lu

Yep, you read that right: we’re having a cave semi-formal, because what’s more fun than dressing up all fancy, having a date, and crawling through the mud? We’ll be going out to Glade cave – affectionately called “Mud Cave.” It’ll be a splendid, dirty time. If you need attire, I strongly recommend a trip to Goodwill. Anything less than a …

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 …

Caving at New River Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Andrew Dudzik

Hey y’all, With all the cold weather recently this is a great time to go underground and explore some caves! The New River cave has a good mix of open caverns, little crawls, and fun climbs. It’s about a mile long and has some really beautiful open spaces. If we make it to the back, we can see the waterfall. …

>>>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, …

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 / …

Caving at New River Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Andrew Dudzik

Hey y’all, Now that it’s getting dark and cold outside, it’s the perfect time to go underground where it’s also dark and cold! The New River cave has a good mix of open caverns, little crawls, and fun climbs. It’s about a mile long and has some really beautiful open spaces. If we make it to the back, we can …

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 …

Beginner Caving – Crossroads Cave

Victor Lu

Do you think caving sounds exciting, crazy, and terrifying all at the same time? Have you been curious as to what caving actually is? Are you looking for an opportunity to try caving for the first time? Then this is the trip for you! Caving is a super fun and exciting sport with everything from climbing to crawling to awkwardly …

Best Waitlist Relief Ever: Trip Leader Workshop!

Victoria Alvarez

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! ***If you’re new to the outdoors, sweet! No experience necessary. WHY??? (Psssh cuz …