Announcements

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

Lily 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 …

69th Biannual CREEKATHON (main trip)

Mason Riffee

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. For those who have never been, Creekathon is a laid-back social cookout for all you forest-children at our nearby Walnut Creek Park – we gather …

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 …

Another Bear Fence Adventure

Jamie Wallenstein

It wouldn’t feel like ~back to school~ without a classic Bear Fence sunrise! Bear Fence is my favorite and probably most frequented place to watch the sunrise because it’s not too far away, it’s an easy peasy hike with a fun lil scramble at the top, and it has arguably some of the best views in Shenandoah. It will be …

Cure for Waitlist Blues : Trip Leader Workshop

Victoria Alvarez

So you’re still super stoked to get outside, and you can’t wait to just SEND IT BRAH…..but… there’s a waitlist………oof………..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 …

How to Get Around the Waitlist: Trip Leader Workshop

Chad Baily

So you’re super stoked to get outside, and you can’t wait to just SEND IT BRAH…..but… there’s a waitlist………oof………..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 …

*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 …

Reading Day Old Rag Sunrise Hike!

Mason Goodman

We’re back bitches, and just in the nick of time. Yeah that’s right, it’s been a while since I’ve led or even been on a trip but I’ve decided to go out with a bang. That’s why I’m teaming up with fellow officer, trip leader, and future housemate Michelle Lovering to offer those of you with late exams the adventure …

You Want to Be Sharp for Finals Szn? Hike Sharp Top!

blair nicol

my class + lab from 1-3pm got canceled, so why not take advantage of that extra time given to me to study by blowing off my books and hiking a mountain instead?? if you still have class during this time, check the syllabus for the attendance policy & if you have an absence left…you know what to do. sharp top …

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 …

Alternative Foxfield: Creekathon Spring 2019 **Main Carpool**

Allie Lowy

Shredders, senders, stoke enthusiasts, Kyle Guy & Ty Jerome devotees, adrenaline junkies (Ok, I think that covers all of you) — First and foremost, go hoos!!! We’ll be celebrating and basking in the glory of this natty for the next year, and will do so in true, unabashed ODC fashion at our spring Creekathon. Fortunately, unlike other events happening on …

Cedar Run and Whiteoak Canyon Hike – Natural Water Slides

Victor Lu

Cedar Run and Whiteoak Canyon have some of the best natural water slides and swimming holes around, not to mention the beautiful waterfalls. The hike is about 8 miles long with ~2500 ft elevation gain. We’ll hike up Cedar Run, stop at my favorite water slide and swimming hole, continue up the trail, and hop onto the Whiteoak Canyon trail …

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 …