Announcements

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 …

Exercise Your Brain – Learn about DivestUVA !!!!!!!!!!!

Allegra Stewart

Hello earth-lovers, I, a fellow earth-lover, spend the time I am not outside loving the earth inside loving it – as a member of DivestUVA!! We are a coalition of students and CIOs asking UVA to fully divest our endowment from fossil fuels – which are the leading cause of the climate crisis. If you are worried about climate change …

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 …

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 …

TRAIL MAGIC PT. 2!!!!!

Grace Gray

HELLOOO MY TRAIL MAGICIANS!!!! IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN…the sun is shining, the leaves re a’changin like its their job, and OUR VERY OWN KELLOGG OHILL TRAIL IS SHINING AND AWAITING SOME LOVEEE!!!!! SO, we shall once again convene the grand morning of October 9th at 10 AM to FINISH!!! THAT!!! TRAIL!!!!! We’re gonna install the long-awaited bridge, …

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 …

anti-exam stress YOGA

Anna Leah Drumheller

Good evening friendly folks!! As a fourth year in a very ~chill~ major with very little motivation, I personally do not have a ton of exam stress. BUT this is typically a pretty stressful time of the semester in an already extraordinarily stressful year. Come join wonderful Katie (*yoga certified*) and I for some yoga and a lil peaceful meditation. …

Outdoors Club Field Day

Matthew Houff

This trip isn’t actually taking place at the Castle but the field behind it: https://goo.gl/maps/F4hZTvwDXdeh6tTa9 I’ll be bringing Spikeball and a Frisbee but if anyone else wants to bring something just let me know. The plan is just to hang out and play some casual sports to kick off the weekend. Everyone bring some water for yourself. Text me at …

Kellogg Mountain Sunrise Series: part 3

AJ Cuddeback

Hey hey hey! Since I slept through the last sunrise event I was supposed to do, I’ve decided I’m trying again with the help of Lily and we’re going to start our day on Friday with some sunrise singing and sipping on something steamy. Here’s the plan: – meet by the bus stop at Kellogg House at 6:00am – sit …

Movie and Presentation Day!

Jade Alvarez

Hello everyone! This is going to be a different type of trip than the ones you usually see posted here. For starters, this is going to be a virtual trip! Which means, if you aren’t on grounds this semester, you can still attend, and it also means– no attendee limit! So, if you sign up, you’re guaranteed a spot, woohoo!!! …

Backcountry classroom: how to keep your stove working

Mason Riffee

You’ve had a long and tiring day sending it in the mountains, and now, as the shadows are lengthening, you settle into your campsite for the evening. The wind is picking up, and though the sunset is gorgeous, you know that soon enough that the ambient cold will get colder, and colder – the time is nigh for a hot …

Kellogg Mountain Sunrise Series, pt. 1

AJ Cuddeback

What’s up, dirtbags! I just checked the forecast for Friday and it’s gonna be a balmy 69 degrees which means you KNOW it’s a good day for a trip. Here’s the plan: – meet by the bus stop at Kellogg House at 6:15am – sit down on the grass by the top of the ramp and get the finest view …

TRIP LEADER BONFIRE WOOP WOOP

Lily Gates

Hear ye hear ye trip leaders! If you have led a trip this semester or currently have one posted, the hour hath come for you to join us in celebrating all that you do for this illustrious and shred-nificent club. You make the Outdoors club the wonderful and exciting organization that it is, and while we cannot fully convey our …

S’more Manufacturing

Mason Riffee

The astute among you guys will notice that this trip coincides with the bike assembly trip. Indeed, this is no coincidence: building bikes is demanding work, and after long hours tinkering with allen screws and poorly-aligned brake calipers, there is little that the mind and body so jointly require more than a well-prepared s’more. Your job, as attendee of this …

Calling all Shrezidents (Stargazin and moon bathing)

Eliza Stowe

80 degree weather in October means a couple of things. 1) It’s practically mandatory that we spend an evening watching the stars and moon spin around us while we think about how small we are in this big, big world. 2) October means it’s time to fill the Shred Shack for this ’21-’22 school year!! 3) Climate change is big …

Postcards

Elli Welch

Gotta make more postcards! So I can write back a few friends (long overdue..whoop) and tell the family that I’m alive. The idea is to trace a leaf, free-draw the veins, write the species name in the corner if you can, and then watercolor it all in. Even I can make some art that I’m not afraid to show someone …

International Travel Workshop

Nick Gomer

Bongiorno. I find myself in a mid-winter slump. The cold is suppressing my drive, to get outdoors. As a remedy I have found myself fondly recollecting adventures past and scheming adventures future. And on the most frozen days my mind wanders to The Big Ones, the trips which require passport, the plane ticket, y las lenguas extranjeras. Perhaps you too …

Shredmas Day 6: South Lawn Kickback

AJ Cuddeback

On the sixth day of shredmas Austin Sullivan gave to me a south lawn kickback, fiiiiiive campfire siiiings! four alpine draws, three 23’s, two biking gloves, and a gnartridge in a pear tree. This trip is a potluck of chill outdoor activities, if you will. I bring a slackline, you bring your frisbees and hammocks and lawn chairs, and kick …

THIS IS HALLOWEEK

Lily Gates

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. Yes, I know that it’s not Christmas time, pretty babies. BUT IT IS HALLOWEEN TIME. So, let us celebrate in the most fitting way that I can imagine. Come little children, I’ll take thee away. That is… to check out the spooky abandoned Jeffersonian ruins of Barboursville IN THE DARK! And telling …

NRGE 2019 : MAIN CARPOOL

Victoria Alvarez

All my NRGE bbies, **PLEASE REFER TO THE NRGE CLUB EMAIL (SENT OUT 10/4/19) AND READ THIS ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. THEN, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS** This is NOT an actual NRGE adventure. This is the CARPOOL for NRGE. This is how the officers will keep track of drivers and attendees. So make our lives easier and follow instructions, por favor. ♣ You …

slackers be slackin’

Hannah Hiscott

Howdy fellow outdoors-people! If you’re anything like me you have five exams coming up and need a easy breezy break. If you ARE as much of a sLaCkEr as me come join us to have a ~chill time~ in the garden of our choosing (probably Garden VII). We’re going to set up my slackline and some hammocks and eat some …

GIANT MANHUNT GAME

Sydney Wayand

YOOOOOOO WHO WANTS TO PLAY MANHUNT?!??!?!?! (Only the best outside game ever) WAIT WHO CAN COME??? : THE MORE PEOPLE, THE MORE FUN. Anyone can join, regardless of skill/ability. Anyone looking to relive their childhood days. sO hEre’S tHe GAME PLAN y’All : The lawn will be the location of our hunting and the surrounding areas. THE BASE will be …

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 …

Kayaking & Conservation at the Rivanna River Arts Festival!

Allie Lowy

Organized by the Rivanna Conservation Alliance, the third annual “FLOW: The Rivanna River Arts Festival” utilizes the river as both a creative inspiration and canvas to engage the local community with not only the scientific conservation of the Rivanna River, but the soul of the river as well. The festival is a celebration of the Rivanna River at the nexus …