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Grayson Highlands Backpacking (Mt. Rogers, AT Trail, Bouldering, Stargazing, and PONIES)

Meg Dunkum

Hey guys, now that it is warming up outside, it’s a great time to go backpacking! And what better place to celebrate this weather than going to a fan favorite, Grayson Highlands! This backpacking trip is a beginner friendly backpacking trip through the The Mt Rogers/Grayson Highlands loop. This is an iconic section of the Appalachian Trail, located in the …

LDOC Stargazing

Madeline Dierauf

Come celebrate the last day of classes (and International Dark Sky Week) by lying on your back in a field on top of a mountain. What could be better?? We’ll head up to the lovely, beautiful, life-changing, must-see Little Calf Mountain and Elli will give us a tour of the extra clear constellations with a green laser!? So cool. The …

DON’T LOOK UP!!!! AT BIG MEADOWS

Bryson Taylor

You already know the deal: new moon + warm(ish) weather = an equally rad stargazing trip to one of the best places to view the night sky in Virginia. If you do not know, Big Meadows is located in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park. While we’re hoping the weather will be a little warmer, please bring whatever gear you feel …

Bodacious Beach Backpacking – Ode to Charlie

Jacob St. Martin

Charlie Haywood led trips here in 2018 and 2019 and they were some of my favorite trips that I have done with the club. Since Charlie is old now and has a job or something I figured I should step up and take his place. False Cape State Park is a park located in between Back Bay and the Atlantic …

New Moon, Who Dis? Pt. 2 – Blackrock Stargazing

Jacob St. Martin

It has been a while since I have led a trip (I guess November isn’t that long but it feels like it), so why not kick it off by resurrecting an old favorite? That’s right, after nearly 2.5 years “New Moon, Who Dis?” returns. We will be hiking to Blackrock summit which is a big old pile of boulders that …

There’s Nothing Quite as Mesmerizing as the Sky: Stargazing at Big Meadows

Victor Lu

With the new moon and *theoretically* warmer weather, let’s go stargazing at Big Meadows, one of Virginia’s awesome dark zones. We’ll plan to be out for a good 2 hours for fresh air, friendship, and great views of the sky. Schedule: 7:30 – Leave Echols 8:45 – Arrive at Big Meadows 10:45 – Head back to Charlottesville 12:00 – Back …

Stargazing at Big Meadows

Victor Lu

Let’s go counting stars as we gaze into the infinite beyond. This is a lowkey time to get out into the darkness and just be. Schedule: 7:30 – Leave Echols 8:30 – Arrive at Big Meadows and Commence Stargazing 9:30 – Depart 10:30 – Back at Echols Gear to Bring: – Something to lay down on to optimize your stargazing …

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 …

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 …

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~ …

New Moon, Who Dis? Pt. 2

Jacob St. Martin

I know what you are thinking; this trip is a month away, why are you putting in up so soon? There are two reasons. The first is that I am salty at myself for missing star gazing during the new moon that just happened. The second is that I am old now (in grad school) so my schedule is much …

late night star bathing :)

Shay Utzinger

tired of charlottesville light pollution? need a rejuvenating break from yucky homework in the form of some good ol lake swimming? picture this – you, me, jade, & new friends all taking a little drive down to ragged reservoir under the cover of night to swim under the stars. this is the perfect trip if you’re bogged down with work …

Humpback stargaze

Simonne Guenette

Let’s be real, its too dang hot outside for a humpback day hike 🙃 so I propose we go hit up ye old humpback rocks for some sick stargazing and (hopefully) cooler temps! If you’ve never been to Humpback before, it is the quintessential hike around, famous for sunsets and sunrises, but we are going to hit it up for …

Star-gandering

Joseph Abbe

Hello, I was thinking it would be cool to stare at the stars for a bit Saturday night. We’ll meet on the corner of Echols and mosey on up to Ohill observatory, if there’s too much light there we can walk down to a clearing I know of and hopefully get a tree-free view. The end time isn’t a hard …

Let’s Get Astrophysical: Stargazing on OHill

AJ Cuddeback

Hey all, I’ve really been missing the moon lately and I want to go look at stars so I’m going stargazing. The plan: – meet at kellog bus stop at 1am – walk 25 minutes to the observatory – look at the sky for 1:10 – leave the observatory at 2:35am to walk back – be back at the bus …

CLIMBING WITH THE SUN PT. 2!!

Grace Gray

Ok, this trip was just so fun last week and I think there’s never too much honoring of our good ol’ chimp and hominid ancestors in the void above, so we’re kicking it back to Slaughter on this coming RIPE BEAUTIFUL THURSDAY MORNING for some climbing and sunrise-watching!!! Here’s the plot: Convene at the grand Slaughter Rec at 6:00 (I’ll …

ohill stargaze

Sophia Benmhend

Hello hello! Before I get any further into this trip description, I am forcing you to read this stargazing joke that I think is funny. Ready? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No one tells you how dangerous stargazing can be I did it all afternoon and now I think I’m blind! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ haha! Ok so now we can talk about this trip. It’s just …

SUNRISE CLIMB!!!!

Grace Gray

I don’t know about you, but I think my two weeks of solitude have showed me life’s true values: laughing with a real live human, bathing ourselves in the sun’s first rays, and moving through the air in a vertical motion. And Thursday morning is shaping up to be the PERFECT time to engage in these fundamental pursuits. Come join …

Sun body loves you <3 (post shutdown version)

Eliza Stowe

Let’s try this again!!!! As the experienced third semester zoom school student that I am, I have found that the pinnacle to my success starts with early mornings in which my face is enlightened by the sun the second it creeps over the horizon line. Whether this be in the form of a run, wandering around my room to water …

Canoeing Beneath the Stars at Ragged

Burke Haywood

Ahoy partners in shred, I come bearing exciting news! As this odd semester winds to an end, Mason and I have devised a glorious final adventure that is sure to excite. When the sun drops below the horizon on Thursday, instead of feeling disheartened by how short the days have grown, we plan to saddle up our bikes and embark …

Saturday Night Star-gandering

Joseph Abbe

The new moon will be this weekend, so it’ll be hopefully dark enough so we can see the good ‘ol stars. Either way it’ll be a nice night hike up O-Hill We’ll meet on the corner of Echols and mosey on up to Ohill observatory, if there’s too much light there we can walk down to a clearing I know …

~Spooky~ Night Hike & Stargazing up on Ohill

Shay Utzinger

Halloween may have passed by the time of this trip, but spooky time never stops. Bundle up, take a break from that silly Sunday evening calculus homework, collect your favorite spooky stories and join Jade & I on a night hike up to the wondrous world of ~Ohill trails~. This trip will be extra spooky, as both me and Jade …

Caught between a rock and a bigger rock (and arguably a third rock)

Baillie McNitt

before we begin, i’m going to ask you to take a moment and relive one of our generation’s shared traumas. for just a second, imagine you are back in that Chuck-E-Cheese adventure tube, looking down at your parental figure/older sibling/babysitter as they completely ignore your cries from help in the slide where you genuinely believe you are stuck. it’s okay, …

Mind, body and a rope between trees

Eliza Stowe

So last week I claimed that I wouldn’t run out of slackline puns. As the typical disappointment that I am, I am sad to report that I have already met my threshold of slackline puns. I would like to formally apologize to each member of the club for the lies I told and for the mediocre slacklining trip names that …

Here’s an excuse to slack off

Eliza Stowe

What better way to slack off of our dear Zoom university than near some trees, at sunset and with some good company? None. School is hard, being outside makes us happy, so let’s go slacklining. I need some people to make me keep slackin’ and doing headstands so let’s just keep doing slackline trips until I run out of slack …

Shredmas Day 10: Stargazing at the Res

AJ Cuddeback

On the tenth day of shredmas Sophia Benmhend gave to me stargazing at the resevoir, nine cups of cocoa, eight hikers hiking, seven climbers climbing, six peeps belaying, fiiiiiive campfire siiiings! four alpine draws, three 23’s, two biking gloves, and a gnartridge in a pear tree. ~ The Plan ~ 10:10 PM Gather at the Shred Shack 10:15 head to …

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, …

I Spy Unicorns!

Phillip Reeves

Hello fellow lovers of the outdoors! There’s a good chance of a meteor storm tomorrow night (that’s right, a storm, not just a shower, with the potential for hundreds of meteors per hour) and I want to see it! In order to catch this rare phenomenon (the last time it occurred in these meteor showers was in 1995), we’ll head …

THIS IS HALLOWEEK

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 …

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 …

Hawksbill, Hot Cocoa and a Descending Sun

Eliza Stowe

Hello all! Join me this fine Thursday evening for one of the first truly chilly sunsets (google weather says it’ll be about 40 degrees) of the season atop Hawksbill to catch the fall colors before they fade away. We will warm our bodies and souls with hot cocoa and the descending sun and then bop down the mountain and get …

Shuck It! Let’s Do This Corn Maize Again!

Cameron Brown

Alright here we go again! Now that (most) midterms are over, are you looking for an a-maize-ing thing to do with your Saturday night, but your batteries are running low after the week? Corn-gratulations! You’ve stumbled upon this trip! I don’t know about you all, but I’m not really a football kinda guy. I mean it’s cool and all, but …

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 …

Cave Stargazing (Beginner Friendly Caving)

Andrew Dudzik

If you’ve ever wanted to see the stars with a truly unparalleled view of the sky, look no further! Caves are one of the only naturally occurring places with absolutely zero light pollution. The view of the sky from deep underground is unlike anything you’ll see above ground. With a bit of luck, we should expect to see as many …

College Students of the Corn (Maize)

Cameron Brown

Are you sticking around Charlottesville over Fall Break, and preparing to be sad as your friends leave Grounds to go home for the weekend? Are you looking for an a-maize-ing thing to do with your Friday night, but your batteries are running low after the week? Corn-gratulations! You’ve stumbled upon this trip! I don’t know about you all, but I’ve …

New Moon, Who Dis? – Blackrock Stargazing

Jacob St. Martin

Do you ever find yourself looking up at the sky, trying to see those beautiful little stars, but that pesky little man up in the sky is just drowning them out? Well fear no more! In case you didn’t know once every 30ish days the moon man just gets so dang sleepy that he doesn’t wake up! We will be …

Ok picture Old Rag, but in the dark… (night hike + stargazing)

Charlie Haywood

Yo! ~calling all night-owls, hooligans, and adventurers alike~ I’ve been hoping to get up to Old Rag sometime before it cools off too much, just to make sure all of the stars are still there. Conditions for Sunday look favorable, so we gotta get after it while the gettin is good. The destination? Well if you somehow missed that, Old …

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 …

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 …

Big Meadows Star Gazing

Chad Baily

No Sam Clinard = No Full Moon :(. But that hopefully means we’ll see more stars! If you need some quality time to contemplate life or just need to space out (hah, hope you got that) a little, come stargaze with us! We’ll head out to Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park – it’s this big grassy field that attracts …

Cs21-Litty Final: One Last Hurrah Up Humpback (+ Waitlist Relief)

AJ Cuddeback

Hey guys, I want to get out for a sunrise one more time before the end of semester, and I want you all to join me. But Anna, you say. Don’t you have a final for CS 2150 today? Yes. Yes I do. But this is more important. ~ Here’s the plan ~ – Leave Echols NO LATER THAN 4:20 …

Cs21-Litty Final: One Last Hurrah Up Humpback (+ Waitlist Relief)

AJ Cuddeback

Hey guys, I want to get out for a sunrise one more time before the end of semester, and I want you all to join me. But Anna, you say. Don’t you have a final for CS 2150 today? Yes. Yes I do. But this is more important. ~ Here’s the plan ~ – Leave Echols NO LATER THAN 4:20 …

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 …

Finals Night Stroll

Molly Gonenne

Does your brain stop working after 4000000+ hours of staring at your computer pretending to study? Same. Join me for a quick study break by going on a lil night hike, potentially star gazing depending on the weather, before you get back to the quizlet set you’re working on. Plan: 10:45 Link up at ohill dining hall front entrance 11:00 …

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 …

Sunset Hike ~ Highest Summit in Shenandoah National Park

Matthew Rosefsky

Let’s stretch our leggies and get our heart poundin’ as we hike 700 feet higher in the sky, in 0.8 mile, at pace 3.5 to 4.0 out of 5. Those of you who have hiked with me before: same pace. We’ll take in a majestic sunset from atop Shenandoah National Park’s highest summit, hang out up there for a total …

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 …