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Ragged mountain biking (Intermediate) & Sunbathing

Danny Devlin

Friday 3/26; 1:30pm to 4:30pm Whats poppin It’s bout to be beautiful, hot and sunny on Friday and I plan to take advantage of it. 80 degrees in March simply hits different. Come join me at the glorious ragged mountain for some good ol mountain biking. We’ll be doing the full ragged mountain loop (the other direction this time) which …

It’s Another Sunrise Trip

Lily Gates

The motivations behind this trip are two-fold : I aspire to be more like Anna Cuddeback, our fearless leader, who hosted a Kellogg sunrise trip that knocked my socks off SO I am now leading a similar trip so’ins I can inspire others in her vision. Imitation is the best form of flattery @Anna Cuddeback ??? Though I am a …

Gear Rooms: Week of 3/1

Phillip Reeves

We’re back! 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 at …

Watercolor Weekend: Art Time at Ragged Mtn Reservoir

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Hiya dirtbags! I’m gonna keep this short and sweet: You, me, and Chase. We meet up at Ragged at 1pm. We look at the trees, make some art, and leave 2 hours later feeling reconnected with nature and ourselves. Awesome. This trip is organize-your-own-transport but, that being said, I’d be happy to help you figure out how to get there …

Foxhaven frolicking/bike/picnic time part 2

Sophia Benmhend

oh hey, didn’t see ya there This trip was so CHILL and FUN that I am leading it again! So if you are one of the unlucky souls that was not able to go on it last time around, today (or rather, Saturday) is your lucky day! If you missed the last trip description and have no idea what I’m …

Gear Rooms: Week of 9/28

Phillip Reeves

Check out this week’s gear rooms! 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 these times work for …

Biker? I hardly know her!

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Alright folks, Burke and I just got off of a zoom meeting with chief, and long story short, he said this whole not having gone on a trip yet this semester thing just ain’t it. So it’s time we get back on the horse, and by horse I mean bike (duhhh). Unless you closed your eyes on March 1st and …

Slack is back (and so is ODC)

Sophia Benmhend

Aaaaaaaaand we’re back!! What have we even been doing with ourselves since club activities were suspended? I don’t know. It feels like a weird fever dream. It’s over now thank GOD. Eliza and I were thinking of ideas for how to explore the ~little~ outdoors, and decided that it was time that we mastered slacklining. Eliza will probably be a …

cano(e)odling at the res ;)

Sophia Benmhend

In the past, Ragged Mountain Reservoir has been described as “a hidden gem”, “an ODC family secret”, and “close enough to not be a hassle to get to, but removed enough to melt your school induced worries away”. I can confirm that all of these are, in fact, true. SO! Let’s go chill, canoe, listen to music, maybe eat a …

Trailbuilding and maintainence at Preddy

Mason Riffee

Preddy creek is a hallowed sort of place where shred-secrets are passed down from old to young. Many a fledging mountain biker have tested their wheels on these beginner trails. The trails, though, need your help. We’ll be teaming up with Albermarle Parks and Rec to do a bit of needed trailwork which — with your help — will preserve …

Shredmas Day 6: South Lawn Kickback

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

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 …

2nd Day of Shredmas: Blackrock Sunset

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

On the second day of Shredmas Burke Haywood gave to me, a Blackrock Sunset and a gnartridge in a pear tree. ~ Plan ~ – 3:40: meet at Echols -be there or be an equilateral, equiangular paralellogram -3:45: drive to trailhead (1 hr ish) -4:30: lazy stroll up this short hike -5:16: watch our favorite mass of incandescent gas descend …

1st Day of Shredmas: Climbing at Peak RVA

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

On the first day of Shredmas Austin Sullivan gave to me, a trip to Richmond to rock climb at Peak. ~ Plan ~ 10:00am Leave from Echols dorm 11:15am Arrive at peak and start climbing 4:20pm Head back to Charlottesville 5:45ish Arrive back in CVille ~ Gear ~ – Belay device (available at the gear room) – Climbing Shoes (available …

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, …

the end of an era: fall semester 2019

blair nicol

well folks it’s the end of an era; this friday marks the last day of classes for the fall semester 2019. for me, it’s truly the end of the era… come friday morning at sunrise, i will have gone to my final day of classes as a UVA undergraduate student. i’m emo to say the least and i can’t think …

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 …

U can’t touch this… hammock time

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Okay let’s be real, hiking is great and all, but after a long week of doing things the last thing you need is to do more things. If you’re all thinged out, come hang out with me and Bridget in the Pavillion VII garden and just hammock and chill and meet like-minded crunchy people who just want to recharge from …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sweet Treats and Summer Dreams at Sugar Hollow

Hayley Marshall

Do you have a sweet tooth and a lust for adventure? Want to escape from the UVA bubble? Are you in denial that summer is over? Sign up for my hike to sugar hollow! This lovely 3.0 mile out and back hike is almost too good to be true, complete with stream crossings, swimming holes and an adorable little waterfall. …

A Sunrise Tradition: Humpback

Mason Riffee

Rise and shine folks, Prime your alarms for the old standby — that ODC bread and butter — the alpine alimentation: we’re hiking HUMPDAY HUMPBACK. For you newcomers in the club, know that the hallowed humpback summit is to hiking like a Bodo’s bagel is to breakfast: a true Cville-style classic. The simple plan: 1. We’ll leave from Echols dorm …

bLaZe ittttt (HIGH Top Mountain day hike)

Sophia Benmhend

Soooo It’s time that I lose my trip leading virginity and High Top seems relatively easy to let’s! do! it! We’re dealing with a 5.6 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1,480 feet. You’ll be fine. I swear. I’ve never actually done this hike before, but I’ve heard from many that it’s not too challenging and the views are …

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 …

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 …

Y’all ever see a bear fence (like sword-fight) before? (SUNSET HIKE!!!)

Burke Haywood

Me neither. Anyway, Do you want to see the same spectacular views and colors that you get from a sunrise without having to get up at some ungodly hour of the morning? Do you simply prefer looking west over looking east? Well I have just the thing for you! A sunset! I’ve never been to Bearfence but it seems like …

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 …

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

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

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)

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

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 …

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 …

Peak Climb Right: Outdoor Climbing Workshops at Manchester Wall

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Hey, you. Yeah, you. You want to go climbing outside, and I know how to make that happen. This trip is perfect for you no matter where you are on your climbing journey because it’s a trip to the Peak Experiences Climb Right workshop, where you’ll be able to get instruction no matter your experience level! Here’s the deal: Who: …

Creekathon: Can’t Touch this… Hammock Time

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

** This is part of the larger Creekathon trip so make sure you join the main carpool as well!! ** My dudes, This trip is simple so I’m gonna keep this description simple. Come destress from final projects and finals studying with hammocking, slacklining, cookies, and ~cool tunes~. This trip is part of the main Creekathon event so we’ll leave …

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 …

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 …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Ragged Mountain Sunset Series #2

Allie Lowy

**Moved from 3 to 6 to accommodate for UVa final four game** [only a sunset trip in spirit now :(] [this is Kyle Guy’s world, we’re all just livin in it] What better way to spend a 70-degree spring night than at Ragged Mountain, a beautiful reservoir a mere 10 min away, which is also the literal source of the …

Sunset Paddleboarding Social

Nick Gomer

ABSTRACT: Sunsets are pretty, especially over water. Friday will be gorgeous. Some of our most profound moments in nature happen in “backyard nature.” DISCUSSION: Want a low time commitment relaxing evening outdoors? Look no further than nearby Ragged Mountain to hone your SUP Skillz, bear witness to Apollo riding away with the sun, and hangout with cool peeps. Sunset is …

Boone, Nc Spring Mega Trip **Carpool**

Lily Wincele

Happy Spring! Time to get yo butts outside Please read this trip description in its entirety. This is only a carpool, and you must sign up for side trip(s) as they are posted in order to join the carpool. WHAT: A NRGE style spring mega trip full of hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paddling, and other shenanigans! Attendees send it/shred “the …

Antidote for Post-Moab Sadness: Trip Leader Workshop

Victoria Alvarez

If you’ve got those post-Moab withdrawals (I do) and just wanna keep sending it (forever and ever and ever), come hang out with me! Learn the ins/outs of trip leading with the Club so you can shred, shred, shred whenever you want. Trip leaders are THE backbone of this club (no lie), and the best way to start adventuring is …

Shred for Street Cred: Beginner Climbing at Manchester Wall!

Benjamin Vogel

*Steve Irwin voice* “Crikey! It’s a beginner climbing trip in the wild! Those have been few and far between in this ecosystem for far to long!” That’s right, here is your chance to jump (and climb) into the world of outdoor rock climbing! And what’s more, we’ll be going to Manchester Wall in Richmond which is one of the best …

*Canceled* Pre-Moab Sunrise?

Ester Rekhelman

***DRIVERS GET PRIORITY OFF THE WAITLIST + 50% TIP *** Virginia has had wayyyy too much rainfall this season and my last sunrise was canceled because of bad weather (at least we had a snowday am I right) which sucks. I know almost everyone and their entire family has been to humpback but it’s easy, and I’ve been thirsty for …

Big Beantown Bash: Climbing and Sailing in Ma!

Chad Baily

Calling only the most sendy of people. This trip is just too badass to pass up. We will be taking a long weekend and heading up to the great northeast on the adventure of a lifetime. There will be laughs, numerous bathroom breaks, all you can buy food, sailing, rock climbing, thrifting, and Boston Burger Co’s 420 burger! We will …

The Ultimate Moabian Seminar

Chad Baily

Are you going out to Moab and not quite sure what you need? THEN BINGPOT! THIS IS FOR YOU!! This is a workshop centered around going out to Moab and making sure that you are prepared for the awesome week of sending it in ways you never thought possible. What we are going to be going over: – What a …

Sustainability/Environmental Education Workshop

Allie Lowy

Passionate about sustainability or environmental education? Care about preserving that outdoor playground we love so dearly? Wanna get more involved in your favorite CIO on Grounds, and creatively contribute to something meaningful? Look no further. This will be the first of a series of workshops for the Outdoors Club’s sustainability initiative. You’ll learn how to lead trips with an environmental …

**Time Changed** it’s Always a Good Climb (Peak!!)

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

My dear partners in climb, I want to go to peak, you want to go to peak, let’s get together. Priority on this trip will be given to people that can belay (bonus points if you can lead) and are hyped to climb for several hours. Never climbed? Waiver time! Less time filling out paperwork = more time shredding. https://app.rockgympro.com/waiver/esign/peakexperiences/ede4214e-312e-48c7-b9a3-d0e76d93a5de …

** Date Change ** Humpday Humback Rock Croc Walk

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

**This hike was originally scheduled for April 10th and then my enrollment time got scheduled for during the hike so to avoid having this mess with people’s schedules (mine included) I’m moving it up a week to the 17th** I like crocs, you like crocs. Let’s croc about that. Join me in summiting humpback in crocs** on April 17th*** to …

**Location Changed** Ye Olde Trip Leader Workshoppe

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Even though I requested Clark 101 the Source gave me **New Cabell 323** (Trust me, I am just as upset about the distance as you are). Anyways, c’est la vie and e’re going to have a great time anyway!! ————————————– HEYO! Tired of getting stuck on waitlists? Wait no longer! The best way to get on trips is to lead …

Mcafee Knob: Backpacking!

Chad Baily

Come join me on one of my favorite hikes, McAfee’s Knob!!! This is a beaut of a hike and offers only the best views. Whats even better is that we can catch sunset easily because we are backpacking! McAfee’s Knob is a pretty moderate 8-9 mile hike round trip (with going to the campsite). If you can do old rag, …