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Get Really High (Advanced Backpacking)

Matthew Rosefsky

FREE 95-MILE ADVANCED BACKPACKING ADVENTURE – July 28 – Aug. 10, 2020 = departure from / arrival back home. (Trip leader plans to fly out of Charlottesville airport.) – Kings Canyon National Park, California – Spectacular, endless mountain and lake views on high altitude trails frequently above treeline – Hike past Sierra Club stone hut monument to John Muir at …

Dragon’s Tooth Overnight – Beginner Backpacking

Kevin Meyers

Shamelessly copied description(and really just the whole trip) from Anna and Burke’s trip because I should really be doing homework right now: Hey there, dirtbags! This short, exciting, somewhat rock scrambley ascent is great for all experience levels, so if you’ve never been outside before that’s okay! It is worth noting, though, that the rock scramble requires some ~agility~ so …

Try not to freeze game – Elliot Knob overnight!

Charlie Haywood

If you weren’t able to commit to Winter Weekend but still want to get sendy this weekend, come try to stay warm with me up on Elliot Knob! Maybe I’m crazy, but whenever the weather gets to be really cold out I just can’t help but get this bizarre urge to go spend a night outside trying to push myself …

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 …

Magical backpacking through rip rap and doyle’s river!!!

Naomi Johnson

We’ll be meeting at 12:30PM at the Student Activities Parking Lot on Friday the 22nd. We’ll drop off most people at Riprap, then two people will drive up to Loft Mountain and leave one car there. By this point, it will be 3pm. We’ll hike 2.5 miles to Blackrock to watch/photograph the sunset, then set go set up camp at …

Elliott Knob Overnight ! woohoo !

Eliza Stowe

Join me and my wonderful fourth year counterpart, Blair, for sunset, slumbers and snuggles inside the Elliott Knob firetower Friday night! Google weather has a little snow emoji for next Friday so I can only take that to mean that winter is coming and we better get as many fall nights outside as we can before they’re gone. We will …

Riprap and Wildcat Overnight

Theo O'Neill

Channel your inner Zac Efron and become a Wildcat during this overnight, 9.5 mile backpacking trip. We’ll do a circuit on the Riprap and Wildcat Ridge trails, see some great views and cascades, and overall have a gosh-darn good time. This trip is open to beginners but some backpacking experience might be helpful. For more info about the route check …

I hate the dentist — Dragon’s Tooth Overnight

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Hey there, dirtbags! There’s a Dragon in Catawba and it’s due for a dental cleaning. I tried leading this in September but then I got the first-year plague and couldn’t go so we’re trying again. Join me and my fearless co-leader Austin Sullivan in checking out this Dragon’s Tooth for a short overnight backpacking trip. This short, exciting, somewhat rock …

BIKEPACKING: Slate Springs Overnight

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

What do you get when you combine backpacking and biking? Naturally: BIKEPACKING! Don’t know what that looks like? Check out Bikepacking 101 at the end of the description. Over the course of two days, we’ll attempt to tackle the 52-mile Slate Springs Loop in George Washington National Forest. This route follows primarily dirt roads and relatively smooth doubletrack around and …

PONIES Round 2: MT ROGERS BACKPACKING!!

Victoria Alvarez

We’re gonna try this again. Why? Because this is Outdoors Club and we get outside B. I’ve heard so much about Mt Rogers and have never been. Yikes. I could use the classic “I’m a fourth year” or “I’m not getting any younger” copout, but I really just wanna see a WILD PONY. Also, it’s October. The weather is gorgeous. …

Ramsey’s Draft Backpacking

Mason Riffee

Hello fellow forest-geeks, I’m looking for some cool cucumbers to explore Ramsey’s Draft, this weekend, in celebration Autumn’s (unhurried) arrival. If you like a roof of stars and the whisper of katydids, this hike is for you. Beginners are welcome. The plan: 1. Saturday: leave from Echols in the morning, hit the trail. Hike to our campsite and ~swim in …

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: – …

West Virginia, Mountain Mamaaa (Big Schloss/Wolf’s Gap Overnight)

Eliza Stowe

Late-September, fall colors peeking out, perfectttt temps to be outside, crisp fall air, having a lovely picnic dinner complete with warm nalgene water, and singing John Denver while watching the vibrant sun dip slowly behind the West Virginia mountains at the “coolest view in the Shenandoah Valley”????? If you imagine this to be your ideal friday night after a long …

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 …

Sink Your Teeth into Backpacking (Dragon’s Tooth Overnight)

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Hey there, dirtbags! There’s a Dragon in Catawba and it’s time for its bi-yearly dental cleaning. Join me and my fearless co-leader and professional backpacker Burke Haywood in checking out this Dragon’s Tooth for a short overnight backpacking trip. This short, exciting, somewhat rock scrambley ascent is great for all experience levels, so if you’ve never been outside before that’s …

Mysterious Wilderness Backpacking ~ Explore and Discover

Matthew Rosefsky

Cranberry Glades Wilderness in Monongahela National Forest, WV has always been mysterious to me. I’ve never been deep in there and I hear it’s unique and spectacular. Excerpts from a descriptive article: “All of the trails within the wilderness are classified as wilderness trails, which means lightly maintained … The trails are both overgrown and have many obstacles in their …

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 …

Panther Falls: Going Back to My Roots

Alberto Serra Tur

UPDATE: I just realized April 19 is actually Good Friday and Passover and then Saturday is 4/20 so I actually can’t go so I decided to move the trip back a week to this weekend. September 29, 2017 is a date that will always live in infamy: on September 29, 2017, I went on my first ever Outdoors trip. On …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cancelled: Sunday Funday at Old Rag

Paul Plaia

***DRIVERS NEEDED – drivers get priority off the waitlist and club reimburses drivers for gas +50% tip $$$*** I have 3 midterms next Monday and Tuesday and I can’t think of any better way to run away from my problems than going to Old Rag on Sunday! Come de-stress with me, enjoy some sweet views, and get a good workout …

***Cancelled Because of Weather*** Here Comes the Sun! Come See!

Ester Rekhelman

***DRIVERS NEEDED – drivers get priority off the waitlist and club reimburses drivers for gas +50% tip $$$*** I am in Clem 2 writing a paper on Dostoevsky right now that is due tomorrow at 11 am, and as interesting as that is, a sunrise is more enticing. Work this week has full-sent and I’m officially STRESSED so let’s get …

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

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

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 …

Mcafee Knob: Backpacking!

Chad Baily

Come join me on one of my favorite hikes, McAfee’s Knob!!! This is a beaut of a hike and offers only the best views. Whats even better is that we can catch sunset easily because we are backpacking! McAfee’s Knob is a pretty moderate 8-9 mile hike round trip (with going to the campsite). If you can do old rag, …

Backcountry Cooking Seminar – Learn to Make (and Taste-Test) Backpacking Food

Victor Lu

If you want to learn some basics, conventions, tips, and tricks in backpacking food, then this is the trip for you! No prior experience or knowledge necessary. We’ll be making a variety of different meals stemming from a few different philosophies: cheap-do-it-yourself, Mountain House, dry-food-for-life, etc. We will learn about the different pros and cons behind various backcountry cooking types, …

Backpacking Seminar

Chad Baily

If you have been wanting to learn how to backpack, get more involved in the sport, or just catch a refresher then this is for you! In this seminar I will be going over a few of the key things to get out and onto the trail: – What to bring – How to pack a pack – Trails / …

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 / …

We Back Baby!

blair nicol

we back baby! you may not have realized my absence when i was abroad last semester but i realized the absence of good ole SNP in my life, so i’m ready to make my presence known in the outdoors club for 2019. copenhagen was as flat as it gets so i need some peak experiences back in my life. if …

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 …

Trail Running at Preddy Creek! All Levels Welcome *Cancelled*

Stephanie Roatis

*CANCELLED* let’s push through this biting cold and embrace that CRISP, FRESH AIR (and the gov’t shutdown keeping us from national parks) with an early afternoon trail run at Preddy Creek. Plan is to meet at Echols side door around 1pm, drive out (~20 minutes), run/walk for roughly 45-60mins (everyone at their own pace), and come back around 2:30/3pm. All …

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 …

One Final Hurrah Up Humpback (Sunrise)

Ester Rekhelman

**postponed until second semester have a great break!** DRIVERS NEEDED drivers get gas reimbursed plus a 50% tip and priority off the waitlist!! *please show up to echols with a full tank of gas* Finals season is in full swing, clem is packed at all hours of the day and I’m desperate… like REALLY desperate to experience something other than …

>>>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, …

Walking in the Snow: Winter Backpacking Seminar

Chad Baily

If you have been wanting to learn how to backpack in the winter, or just catch a refresher then this is for you! In this seminar I will be going over a few of the key things to get out and onto the trail during the colder months: – What is different with winter backpacking – What to bring – …

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 / …

**Cancelled** Pre-Turkey Mcafee Knob Weekday Sunset

Ester Rekhelman

no drivers were found :(( it’s ok we’ll full send after carb-loading on thanksgiving *DRIVERS NEEDED – drivers get priority off the waitlist and club reimburses drivers for gas +50% tip $$$** Hey Friends, I’ve heard amazing things about McAfee Knob, and still have yet to go, so after an impulsive decision to cut my Monday classes and leave for …

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 …

Stony Man Sunday Scaries

Theo O'Neill

Do Sundays fill you with existential dread? Ward off the Scaries & send it up Stony Man this weekend. This will be a relatively short (~3.7mi), fairly easy hike. Drivers needed! The plan is: Leave Echols @ 2, drive ~1hr 20min to Stony Man parking lot Hike ~1mi to Stony Man summit, take in some Views Backtrack a bit, then …

Sunday Old Rag Hike; Peak Foliage Zoom Zoom

Stephanie Roatis

Howdy folks, Are you waitlisted on Charlie’s sunrise hike? Can you get up really early, just not 2:45am early? Are you confident that you can hike pretty fast? Then join MY Sunday old rag hike!!! Let’s enjoy the peak foliage with all the red n orange leaves. ***DRIVERS AND THOSE WITH SNP PARK PASS GET PRIORITY*** **DRIVERS REIMBURSED PLUS A …