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Sunday Humpback sunrise

Max StClair

Hi For those in need of a study break (whether you’re feeling the 5am wakeup or still up studying from the night before, I won’t judge), I offer you a Humpback sunrise. The last one was pretty gorgeous so I have moderately high hopes. Trip picture is from last time. For those who haven’t done Humpback, it’s wicked short (under …

🧀🍫 Snacks at Humpback 🌞🌄

Ella Mortimer

Who is ready for some snackin’, hikin’ relaxation time in the middle of finals? And where’s a better place to snack and hike than our old friend Humpback Rock? Not only that, what’s a better time to snack and hike than sunrise? Join us for a hike to appreciate our two favorite things, snacking and the sun, at Humpback. BYO …

Old Rag attempt 2

Max StClair

Last weekend’s attempt to do Old Rag turned into a Rivanna jog due to driver shortage. Seeing how many people are leaving this weekend, I don’t love my odds but here goes with attempt 2. If you have a car and want to do Old Rag but the timing or day of this trip doesn’t work, I’m flexible. Shoot me …

Rose river hike

Joseph Abbe

Who: Your favorite officer Joseph Abbe What: hike (3.8mi) Where: Rose river trail When: Saturday at 10am Why: Because why not https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/rose-river-trail Rose river looks like a pretty chill little hike to get out in nature before you go home for thanksgiving, something that I have been lacking in the past few weeks It’ll probably cost zero if we get …

The Little Calf Jumped Over ANOTHER FULL MOON

Madeline Dierauf

There is ANOTHER full moon this month (I guess that’s how the moon works huh) so how about ANOTHER hike up to Little Calf Mountain to see the moon in all her glory!! This will be a quick Thursday night trip after class and before the rest of the night, so there’s no reason not to come :))) Here’s the …

We saw something other than a cloud! – Humpback sunrise pt2

Max StClair

Howdy I was complaining about two sunsets on Humpback where we got stuck in the fog so I led a sunrise hike and it was a *Borat voice* great success! Trip picture is from that morning. Anyway now I’m hooked and am doing a part 2. For those who haven’t done Humpback, it’s wicked short (under a mile to the …

I want to see something other than a cloud – Humpback sunrise

Max StClair

Howdy Unfortunately both times I’ve hiked Humpback we’ve been totally stuck in the fog. So I’m gonna lead Humpback hikes until I get a good one. For those who haven’t done Humpback, it’s wicked short (under a mile to the top) and has great views (or at least so I’ve heard). This hike will be pretty chill, but it is …

Thursday Sunrise Humpback Hike!

Bryson Taylor

WELCOME FRIENDS!!! I’m desperately trying to get out and enjoy the fall foliage before it’s all gone, so I thought this slightly warmer weather called for a quick little sunrise humpback hike. For those who have yet to make their way up to Humpback, it is a pretty short (~1 mile) hike up to the top. It shouldn’t take us …

TRAIL LABOR — A CONTINIUM

Grace Gray

HELLOO TRAIL MONGERERSS!!! Sometimes, things don’t work out the way you want them to. Sometimes, you put your socks on then realize they’re better suited for your ears. And sometimes, you craft a beautiful trail but Jason from CAMBC tells you it’s too steep. BUT, NEVER FEAR!!!!! For we shall REUNITE this Monmorn at high 8 AM for another BEAUTIFUL …

Day-tripping like a pro: Old Rag

Max StClair

Day-tripping is an art form, but also a science. It can be learned in minutes, but takes a lifetime to master. The reward? Achieving the fullest of sends while still having the luxury of sleeping in your own bed that night. Ok that was a pretty dramatic intro for a 9 or so mile hike but you get the point. …

XXXTREME GEAR REPAIR!

Ami Falk

Are you like me? Do you have gaping holes in the bottom of your backpack that your laptop threatens to fall through on a daily basis? Does your backpack’s water bottle holder regularly fail the task it was specifically designed for? Has this equipment failure come at the cost of one of your precious Nalgene water bottles? Or maybe you …

Queer/Trans Hiking Crabtree Falls 11/13

Finnigan Pollard

Hello all! Crabtree Falls?! Heck yeah. You all might have done Crabtree Falls before, but have you done it with some cool queers led by yours truly (Finn and Marian). No, but now you have a chance. This is a queer/trans affinity trip to Crab Tree Falls right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway to look at a Very Pretty …

Shenandoah Sunset @ Stony Man !!

Laine Marrah

Long week this week? Can’t make it to NRGE? Look forward to ending it with a beautiful sunset at Stony Man in SNP!! This will be a short (~1.5 miles total) summit hike so very beginner friendly. Hopefully we can get some great views of the fall foliage too 🙂 The plan: 3:45: Meet at Echols dorm and head out …

TRAIL BIRTHING: A SECOND LABOR

Grace Gray

Helloooo, my fellow dirt-inspired creatures!!! The sun is out, the leaves are crinkling, and the TRAILS ARE CALLING!!! This will be a continuation of our trail birthing experience last week, except, as is often the case with the second child, our labor shall pass more smoothly: we gots the clinometers, flags, and BODOSSS locked n loaded so we gon JUMP …

Fall Foliage Waterfall hike at sugar hollow!!!

Madeline Dierauf

Want to get in another hike under these gorgeous fall leaves?? Want to see a beautiful cascading waterfall??? Want to get away on a Friday morning with 4 of your new best friends???? Yea, I thought so!! Come hike to Big Branch Falls with me!! This is a 4.5 mile roundtrip hike with opportunities to splash around in some gorgeous …

NRGE: Endless Wall hike pt 2

Cameron J Burke

**DRIVER NEEDED Didn’t get off the waitlist for the other Endless Wall Trail adventures? Wanna go on a nice little walk with awesome views @ NRGE?? I’m gonna take myself and 4 others on a hike through Endless Wall Trail, one of the most popular trails in the new river gorge. It’ll be around a 2.4 mile walk which makes …

The Priest Hike!!!

Annabelle Bond

Hi everyone!! Can’t make it to NGRE but still want to get outside over the weekend? Then this is the trip for you! It’s time to take advantage of this beautiful fall weather and summit the Priest! This is an 8.6 mile out and back hike with a 3000 ft elevation gain so is probably considered more of an intermediate …

NRGE Two for One: Two Trails = Twice the Fun

Luke Schutte

Here ye, here ye, calling all earth-dwellers! Do you love sales? Can’t pass up a good deal? Well consider this, TWO hikes. That’s right, TWO, as in 1 + 1 = 2, for the price of one! (which is free, by the way). The first hike: take a leisurely drive through some good ‘ol West Virginia state routes, arriving at …

NRGE Endless Wall Trail Hike

Jacob Rizzio

Hello everyone! I hope you will join me on what I believe to be one of the most beautiful and popular hikes at NRG! It passes through the forest, over a small creek, and extends zig zagging along the cliff edge offering amazing views of the gorge and bridge from 1000 feet up! We may even get a glimpse of …

Defend Our Future Blue Hole Hike!!

Jade Alvarez

Hey all you silly geese! This Friday I’m going to take a trip to the lovely sugar hollow, blue hole hike along with some ambassadors for Defend Our Future at UVA. Defend Our Future at UVA is a program out of the Environmental Defense Fund, and they work to advance climate policy in Congress by meeting with congressional leaders and …

PEAK WEEK super autumnal sunset hike/picnic!!!!

Julia Ochsenhirt

***THIS HIKE WAS RESCHEDULED FROM 10/15 TO 10/22*** but it will be even better this time bc it is PEAK WEEEEKKKK BABY Hi fellow fall lovers <33 if you’re anything like me, pumpkin cream cold brews and the imminent arrival of fall foliage are the only things getting you through midterms season. What better way to celebrate the BEAUTIFUL Virginia …

The Little Calf (Mountain) Jumped Over The Moon

Madeline Dierauf

Come howl at the full moon with us on the lovely Little Calf Mountain!! This is a great adventure to let out some stress towards the end of the week and get nice and cozy with mother nature at her finest. We will be doing a short hike up the mountain in the moonlight and since it will be dark …

Hawksbill/Franklin Cliffs Hike!

Ayla Pearson

What better way to spend a crisp November Saturday than meandering through the forest? We’re going to be hiking a loop around Hawksbill Mountain and Franklin Cliffs, which is a longer hike but with minimal elevation gain and gorgeous views. In other words, if you’ve been craving a long, chill walk in the woods, this is the adventure for you! …

Halloweekend hike & picnic at Cole Mountain

Julia Ochsenhirt

Hellooooo again everyone!!! If you can’t tell I am a picnic lover so I thought why not plan another picnic hike?? This time we’ll be heading to Cole Mountain which has a very lovely meadow 🙂 the loop is ~6 miles but not super strenuous so hikers of all abilities are welcome. You can check it out on all trails: …

NRGE 2021: GORGE-ous views – Long Point Hike

Allison Kenney

Are you someone looking to full send at NRGE? Do you enjoy romps through the woods and killer views of bridges? Are you passionate about hiking in gorges? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the adventure for you. This hike is a really highly rated out-and-back trek through the woods of the NRG with great …

Blue Sky Fund Hike For Kids Fundraiser!

AJ Cuddeback

~ TLDR ~This trip organizes participation in the Blue Sky Fund Hike For Kids https://secure.qgiv.com/event/hikeforkids2021/ which takes place on October 23rd. The fee associated with the trip is the registration fee for the hike/fundraiser. ~ Description ~ Who: You! (And maybe your family?? Scroll down to learn more). All the routes on this trip are part of the James River …

Spooky Halloween Hike @ The Priest (w/ Bodo’s)

Connor Bryan

What better way to spend Halloween than enjoying the beautiful autumn colors of the Appalachians! Note that The Priest is not a beginner hike; it’s an 8.6 mile trek with 3,100 feet of elevation gain so please only sign up if you’re prepared for the challenge! We’ll be back at UVA around mid to late afternoon so no need to …

Sunset Hike at Blackrock Summit

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! Calling all queers! A certain old person (me) never got to experience an explicitly inclusive love of the outdoors with fellow QTPOC, so please join me for …

Sunset Hike at Humpback

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! Are you being “responsible” and using your reading days to actually study? Are you feeling left out of all the oudoorsy shenanigans and long weekend trips? Fear …

Sunrise hike @ O’hill + Bodos!

Sarah Fong

Hello, hello! Who doesn’t love a good sunrise? We can’t think of a better way to start a fun fall Friday then with a chill hike. Also neither of us have been on the O’hill trails in the morning, so this should be a very chill and easy trip. Bodos just makes it even better. Ideally, we’ll meet at 6:15 …

Sunset Hike at Bearfence Mountain

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! Are you being “responsible” and using your reading days to actually study? Are you feeling left out of all the oudoorsy shenanigans and long weekend trips? Fear …

Cool Off at Cedar Run with Natural Water Slides

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! Sunday is supposed to be HOT, so let’s cool off by enjoying Cedar Run’s natural swimming holes and water slides! This is an average hike, about 3.4 …

Humpback Afternoon

Carmen Petras

Hi Chicititas, you and I knoooowwwww that a quick lil hike up Humpback is always necessary on a Monday afternoon when you’re stuck in Cville during Fall Break. This is definitely a beginner hike that only takes ~30 minutes (with some breaks) but still has some sick views from the top! DRIVERS NEEDED! -Drivers need to show up to Echols …

NRGE 2021: Helios Hellos – Grandview Sunrise

Jacob St. Martin

If you haven’t guessed from the title of this trip, I have been reading the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Whether you believe that Helios pulls the sun across the sky with a Pegasus drawn chariot or that dumb stuff that Copernicus came up with, this trip is for you. This is a super chill sunrise trip to …

LET’S STICKER THOSE TRAILS

Grace Gray

HELLOOOO MY FELLOW CREATURES OF THE TRAILS!!!! CAMBC (Charlottesville Area Mountain Biking Club) has given me a bunch stickers to label the ohill trail markers, so I’m thinkin nothin like a Thursday morning to plop around the woods and STICKER!! THOSE!! TRAILS!!! SO we shall convene at the ohill trail entrance, pair up and walk/hike/jog the trails for a wee …

Goin’ Berserk on Turk!!

Ella Mortimer

Fall is in the air, and you know what that means!! Pumpkin spice, apple pies, weather that’s less than 200 degrees, and of course, foliage so pretty it’ll knock your socks off! Now, the trees down here in the valley are nice, but you know where they’re even nicer? Where you can look at them from 1500 feet up! Feeling …

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 …

Feeling 22 on the 69th: Humpback Rock Birthday/69th Trip Sunrise Celebration

AJ Cuddeback

October 4th, 2021 will mark both my 22nd birthday and my 69th outdoors club trip. Please join me in celebrating the only way that is appropriate: summiting a mountain and watching our favorite mass of incandescent gas cross the horizon in ascendant fashion. ~ Here’s the plan ~ – Meet at Echols dorm at 5:35 am – Leave Echols NO …

Creekathon-Adventures in the Forest

Renee Erickson

DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST OF “ADVENTURERS” FOR CREEKATHON YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP!! Are you going to Creekathon but still don’t have a trip to go on? Never fear, we will be spending some chill time in the woods. There is a huge network of trails (http://cambc.org/images/walnutcreek_trls_for_brochure.pdf) so we can make up a …

Mountain Vibes: Old Rag Day Hike

Mithra Dhinakaran

Hear ye, Hear ye – all Creekathon rejects! Who wants to hike Old Rag with me THIS SUNDAY? This hike has about 2400ft elevation gain, a rock scramble on the way up, and a beautiful 360 degree view at the summit. It’s a fairly challenging 9.5 mile loop but well worth it! We’ll be going at a chill pace but …

St Mary’s Wilderness Backpacking – Beginner/Intermediate

Phillip Reeves

Tired of school already? Let the forest distract you from all your exams and assignments with a pre-creekathon backpacking trip! (This is in no way affiliated with creekathon.) The destination is St. Mary’s Wilderness, a beautiful forest just 1 hour away from us that used to be heavily mined. It’s a perfect place to get an intro to backpacking, but …

Devil’s Marbleyard Hike/Crawl/Slide/Scramble

Owen Himmel

Devil’s marbleyard is a boulder field in Jefferson National Forest with some great views and is a whole lotta fun to climb and explore. The hike to the rocks is about 2 miles and is pretty straightforward out and back and has a couple nice creek crossings. We plan on spending most of our time exploring/climbing up the field. By …

CREEKATHON- Walking in the Woods

Ed Aten

DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST OF “ADVENTURERS” FOR CREEKATHON YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP!! let’s go walk in the woods! If you’re interested in getting out for a bit of a longer walk at the Creekathon then this is the trip for you. We’ll be hiking/walking the perimeter of the park on the Wilkins …

Stony Man Sunset

Connor Bryan

No classes + fall foliage + sunset hike = perfect evening Join it up if you’re eager to get off of Grounds and into the woods during reading days! I’ve picked out the highly-rated Stony Mountain Trail, accessed via the Little Stony Man Overlook. The hike is 3.1 miles with 800 feet of elevation gain and well-trafficked so it is …

Turk mountain sunrise 🌄

Sophia Benmhend

Howdy doo!!! This trip description mightttttttttt suck because I am writing it on my phone (ooP) but that’s not gonna stop any of you for signing up anyway!!!🥵💕 Okok so we’re gonna wake up at the booty crack of dawn, drive to Shenandoah, do a little hikey, watch the sunrise, head back down, and get back in time for my …

chill creekathon stroll

Marian Hopwood

**DISCLAIMER: You should only sign up for this if you’re signed up for & off of the waitlist for the main Creekathon event :)** Just wanted to plan a really chill stroll/hike(?) for creekathon. I’ve never been to the Nut, but I figured we could hike around the blue wheel loop. It’s only a bit more than 2 miles, so …

Praying for a last Minute Priest Hike??

Renee Erickson

As the weather has started to cool, I’ve gotten a hankering to be out in the woods enjoying the breezes, and I imagine many of you feel the same. To appease this desire, we’re going to hike the Priest this Sunday, September 26th! The Priest is an 8.6 mile out-and-back in the George Washington National Forest with stunning views at …

Chill Vibes: Meditation @Ragged Mountain Reservoir

Mithra Dhinakaran

***DRIVERS NEEDED (trip size will depend on driver availability – hopefully 8-10 people)*** Feeling ~stressed~? Looking for Inner Peace™? Join me on a mini meditation retreat on Sunday morning! This trip is a great way to get into mindfulness and very beginner-friendly. We’ll head over to the Ragged Mountain Reservoir, hike about a mile in, and listen to some guided …