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take a break from studying for gorgeous sunset viewz + picnic!!

Jenny Schilling

Take a little break from studying to bop on up to Hawksbill Summit: a super quick 1.5-mile out and back trail that is relatively steep on the way up but should allow for a nice distraction from the stress of finals. I’m thinking we acquire some foods from Trader Joe’s, get to the summit a little before sunset, have a …

Embrace Your Inner Dirt Child – Fairy House Building

Shay Utzinger

Jade, Ed and I were reminiscing summer days spent barefoot in the woods crafting little earth houses for the mythical woodland creatures and fairies that exist. So come join us as we honor and embrace our inner barefoot dirt child that is still somewhere within us. The plan is loose – leave the Corner of Echols at 2 on Friday, …

Trailside repair part 1: repairing a broken chain

Phillip Reeves

What do you do when you’re in the middle of the woods (or far away from home on the road) and your monster legs cause you to snap your chain? If you can’t fix it, you’ll have a long walk back out, and nobody wants to end a ride like that. Come learn how to fix a broken chain! This …

Picbird nicwatching!

Melu Tershark

Hi friends!! This coming Thursday looks like a beautiful day to sit down in one of the UVA gardens, munch on some food, and attempt to identify birds! I’m pretty non well-versed in the art of birding, but perhaps some of you have knowledge to share, or want to be bad at bird identification in solidarity! This trip is generally …

Climb a mile? On a mountain bike?!?

Phillip Reeves

You read that right – the plan is to ride 50-some miles on our bikes and climb just over a mile vertically (~5500 ft). This won’t be an easy ride, but it promises high reward: great views, comraderie, and a serious sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. We’ll ride a loop I’ve done a few times before …

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 …

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: …

Its a bird, its a plane, no its just the moon…..

Joseph Stephen Washington

Hello again my fellow terrestrials, I really like looking in the sky and I hope that you do too! This is going to be the best night of your life so buckle up for another night of stargazing, tanning, and picnicking. Here’s the rundown: 9:00pm meet at corner of echols 9:10 arrive at rotunda 11:30 depart from rotunda Here’s what …

Creekathon Main Bikepool: Let’s bike to Walnut Creek

AJ Cuddeback

Description Is sitting in a car not sendy enough for you? Bike to Creekathon! For this trip we’ll be biking from the Shred Shack to Creekathon which is a 10 mile ride (https://www.strava.com/routes/2877325816707511532). Once there, you can either go on trips that you’re already signed up for or just hang out with slacklines, a frisbee which I will provide, or …

Observing Big Balls of Burning Gas in the Sky

Joseph Stephen Washington

Uh Houston… we have a problem…. Craving an escape from classes? Me too. Want to look at the stars and eat sandwiches? Me too. Join us for a night of stargazing and picnicking with lots of fun stories and some music. Schedule: Meet at Echols dorm @ 9pm and walk over to the lawn (gotta kiss TJ goodnight) Picnic and …

I WANNA SEE YOUR BODY ART, BODY ART

Grace Gray

Why hellloooo my fellow creatures of the Earth!!!!! I recently hurt my knee, so I’ve decided this fall will be the season of connecting with our marvelous Earth through ANY HEALTHY MEANS POSSIBLE. CUE: cornstarch, crushed up berries, and a bubbling concoction, oh my!!!!! This Thursday we shall gather pre-sunset to admire the clouds, then concoct a lil ~au natural~ …

420th Biannual CREEKATHON (Main Trip)

Eliza Stowe

Hear ye, hear ye, You are hereby invited to the illustrious Shred-festival, the Dirtbag’s-reunion, the much-revered biannual CREEKATHON!! This is a time to wallow in comradery, to fester in fun, to devour all things grilled (vegan and non vegan snackies to be found). For those who have never been, Creekathon is a laid-back social cookout for all you forest-children at …

LAST GEAR ROOMS OF THE SEMESTER: Week of 5/10

Phillip Reeves

What’s up outdoorsy folk, the end of the semester is just around the corner and that means that this week is the LAST week of scheduled gear rooms for the year. Please return all outstanding gear this week! Gear Request/Return Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Any gear rooms after this week are dependent on officer availability and will be held solely at officer …

Reading days for reading

Joseph Abbe

I definitely don’t use my hammock nearly enough, so why not relax during finals and use a reading day exactly what they’re meant for. I mean I won’t be studying, but at least I’ll be reading. Garden 7 is a pretty chill place with some nice trees, and the weather will hopefully be pleasant. Come to read, nap, or just …

Gear Rooms: Week of 5/3

Phillip Reeves

Hey all, sorry your gear room update for the week is a bit late. Here’s this week’s gear room info: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 5:45pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none …

Gear Rooms: Week of 4/26

Phillip Reeves

Howdy folks, check out this week’s gear room info: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 4:30pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu at least 24 hours in advance …

Fresh Friday Focaccia-ing!! (with our legs and tummies)

Grace Gray

Greetings fellow brethren of the outdoors, Remember how Anna had the most BANGIN, delectable, jiffy run + muffins trip of all time this past Wednesday? Well, we’re comin at ya BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER WITH FOCACCIA FRIDAY. If this grand year of 2021 has taught Anna and I anything, it’s that you really cannot end a week of Zoom …

Pre finals Hammocking

Joseph Abbe

The high for sunday looks pretty nice so why not enjoy it? garden 7 is a pretty nice place to chill, hammock and enjoy what time we have before finals start. Bring a hammock or a blanket if you have one. I’ll be bringing my own and probably a book to read. The time is not exact, stay for however …

Gear Rooms: Week of 4/19

Phillip Reeves

Greetings, outdoorsy folk. Here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 5:45pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the …

Gear Rooms: Week of 4/12

Phillip Reeves

Howdy folks! Here’s this week’s gear room and NEW MERCHANDISE info: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 5:45pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu at least 24 hours …

Gear Rooms: Week of 3/29

Phillip Reeves

Happy break day! Here’s this week’s gear room info: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 5:45pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu …

Gear Rooms: Week of 3/22

Phillip Reeves

Howdy folks, here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 5:45pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers …

Gear Rooms: Week of 3/8

Phillip Reeves

Howdy all, hope you’re hangin in there. Here’s the gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu …

WILDERNESS POTTERY (and snurt [snow-dirt] vibing)

Catie Leigh

HEY GUYS! It’s me, ya girl, connoisseur of the tree climbing and void screaming, back with another accessible/hilarious/weird as heckcovidfriendlyadventure… and offering of french press coffee in the woods. And, a need to motivate myself to do things on our day off, and/or embrace the maximum amount of daylight hours our cold winters have to offer us so that I …

Gear Rooms: Week of 2/15

Phillip Reeves

Howdy all, check out this week’s gear room info! Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 5:30pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu …

Gear Rooms: Week of 2/8

Phillip Reeves

Greetings, outdoorsy folk. Here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:00pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 6:00pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Friday: 10:00am -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Saturday: Sunday: If none of these times work for you, please email the …

Gear Rooms: Week of 2/1

Phillip Reeves

Welcome back! Here’s all the information you need about the first week of gear rooms of the year. We are continuing our COVID-19 policies from last semester, which can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sWr9f2AgJccOtkzAPxCWXgn_Tg_3OZe9bdE5rgTG8Qk/edit?usp=sharing. Please fill out the gear request form by 8am on the day that you would like to check out or return gear. When you come to the …

LAST GEAR ROOMS OF THE YEAR: Week of 11/16

Phillip Reeves

What’s up outdoorsy folk, the end of the semester is just around the corner and that means that this week is the LAST week of scheduled gear rooms for the year. Please return all outstanding gear this week! Gear Request/Return Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 Any gear rooms after this week are dependent on officer availability and will be held solely at officer …

Gear Rooms: Week of 11/9

Phillip Reeves

Greetings, outdoorsy folk. Here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Thursday: 2:00pm -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Fri: Sat: Sun: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu at least 24 hours in …

Gear Rooms: Week of 11/2

Phillip Reeves

Howdy all, check out this week’s gear room info: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:30pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 2:00pm -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Fri: Sat: Sun: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu …

Gear Rooms: Week of 10/26

Phillip Reeves

Sorry about the delay in posting; here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 If you’re looking to attend Mason’s gear room, you obviously can’t fill out the form by 8am today, so please fill it out as soon as possible. Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback …

Gear Rooms: Week of 10/19

Phillip Reeves

Sorry about the delay in posting; here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 If you’re looking to attend Mason’s gear room, you obviously can’t fill out the form 24 hours ahead of time this week, so please fill it out as soon as possible. Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: …

Garden VII hammocking attempt 2

Joseph Abbe

Hi, this is attempt #2 for hammocking/picnicking in garden VII It’s a nice area with some good trees and a nice flat area perfect for a picnic blanket. I’d also recommend chilling there whenever you need a peaceful break What to bring: hammock/picnic blanket/towel to lay upon mask snacks music book yourself

Gear Rooms: Week of 10/12

Phillip Reeves

I know you’ve been waiting for this all weekend, so here’s this week’s gear room info! Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:30pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 2:00pm -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Fri: Sat: Sun: If none of these times work …

Hammocking/Picnicking/Relaxing in garden VII

Joseph Abbe

Hi all, if you’re like me then you just had a bunch of exams and would now just like to relax outside. So one of those great places is Garden VII. I’m just gonna bring a hammock, snacks, and a book. So pretty chill afternoon since it no longer says that it’s going to rain tomorrow afternoon. Might be a …

Gear Rooms: Week of 10/5

Phillip Reeves

Here’s your gear room info for the week folks – Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:30pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 2:00pm -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Fri: Sat: Sun: Stay tuned for a potential water sports-specific gear room! If none of …

Gear Rooms: Week of 9/21

Phillip Reeves

Howdy all, here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Hc4svqoDUu122Mq57 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:30pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 2:00pm -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Fri: Sat: Sun: Stay tuned for a potential water sports-specific gear room! If none of …

Beginner AF Biking and Fescue Field Frolicking

Gates

Can you imagine a better time than getting to watch the lovely Sophia Benmhend cosplay her 3rd grade recess self and try her darndest to catch every grasshopper in sight? You probably can’t. Couple that with endless (sort of?) meadows of the objectively MOST GLORIOUS GRASS (pictured above), and you’ve got yourself an adventure. This is a SUPER SHORT bike …

Gear Rooms: Week of 9/14

Phillip Reeves

Club-wide emails aren’t working, so we’ve created an adventure! Gear Room Schedule: Monday: 5:30pm -> Mason Riffee (434) 509-8678 Tuesday: 6:00pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 8:30pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thursday: 2:00pm -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Fri: Sat: Sun: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu at least 24 hours …

~~Go With The Flow~~ (South River Falls)

Allison Kenney

In my opinion, it’s officially Spring. However, the park still isn’t green (lame, I know) so I’m proposing a waterfall hike instead of a summit hike to kick off the return from break. It’s my first time going to this one but I’m pretty pumped to see Shenandoah’s ~3rd largest falls~. The hike itself is a moderate 4.8 miles or …

SWEET SWEET WAITLIST RELIEF —-TRIP LEADER WORKSHOP

Victoria Alvarez

So you’re super stoked to get outside, and you can’t wait to SEND IT BRAH…..but… there’s a waitlist………oof………..yikes. Sad day. The BEST way to get around waitlists and start adventuring whenever you want is to LEAD YOUR OWN TRIPS!!! Trip leaders are the backbone of this Club (no lie), and leading your own trips allows you to truly choose your …

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, …

chimney rock n roll

blair nicol

i’m desperately trying to fit in all the hiking i can before the winter weather gets the best of me and my adventure frequency rapidly decreases. friday is supposed to be in the 50’s, a very lovely fall temperature that i must take advantage of. if you haven’t gotten yourself out to SNP yet this fall, time is ticking on …

sunrise art trip

Mason Goodman

heyo outdoors club it’s been quite some time but please take this trip as proof that i am alive and well. i went from leading a sunrise hike every week last fall to this being my first trip of the semester but hey it’s not too late to forgive and forget is it? anyway(s) I’ve been craving the outside world …

Stargazing with the Bears (Bear Church Rock Stargazing on Jones Mtn.)

Phillip Reeves

Hello fellow lovers of the outdoors! Here’s what I’m thinking of as a perfect way to spend this Friday night: hike to Bear Church Rock from Skyline Dr, watch the sunset from there over the beautiful fall leaves, make dinner and stargaze for a while, then head back. There are some stream crossings, but I don’t think they’ll be too …

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 …

i’m walking on the sun(day)shine WOAH OH!

blair nicol

as a fourth year student i’ve made the commitment to myself that i can’t spend a full day of the weekend dedicated to school work. this sunday i have no fun festivities planned, which leaves too much time for the textbooks, so i’m calling on you outdoors folks to join me in taking a break & watching the sun set …

Hoppin’ Up Hightop (the baby version, ft. [potential] dog)

Jamie Wallenstein

I know there’s already a Hightop hike going out on Sunday but sadly I have Sunday commitments and still wanna bop up this lovely mountain and enjoy the beautiful weather that’s heading our way this weekend. So, if you’re in the same boat, you’re in luck! There are two options for this trail, the 5.6 mile version and the ~3 …

let’s worship the bears!

blair nicol

kick off the weekend with a lil friday fun in the great outdoors! i’ve never done this hike before, but i stumbled upon it on all trails and the reviews say it’s a hidden gem of shenandoah. the hike begins with a pleasant stroll along streams, rivers and falls before the true ascent begins. it’s a 2,210 ft elevation gain …