Announcements

Makin art in tha garden: the glorious return (pt. 3)

Cameron J Burke

Melu and I think it’s been far too long since the last time we made some art in tha garden. In celebration of belated earth day, Saturday sounds like a fantastic time to doodle outdoors. We will provide chill vibes, stolen o hill snacks, and as much art supplies as we can muster. If you have your own art supplies …

lukewarm paddleboarding TOMORROW

Lila Grace Fenner

The time for polar plunging is past, the time of paddleboarding is here. Cast off your hot chocolate and your shivers, don your lil’ water shoes, and skip down to the water’s edge. We shall hop aboard paddleboards and skitter across the glassy surface of ragged like the waterbugs we are. What will happen? “The plan is to meet at …

Sunny Happy Paddleboarding TOMORROW! (ex-polar plunge fun)

Lila Grace Fenner

The time for polar plunging is past, the time of paddleboarding is here. Cast off your hot chocolate and your shivers, don your lil’ water shoes, and skip down to the water’s edge. We shall hop aboard paddleboards and skitter across the glassy surface of ragged like the waterbugs we are. What will happen? “The plan is to meet at …

Fairy House Building II – Creekathon edition

Ed Aten

DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST OF “ADVENTURERS” FOR CREEKATHON YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP!! (does not include the waitlist) Creekathoners! I have received news from the fairies at O’Hill that there are some fairies flying up from the South to stay at Walnut Creek for the summer. As local fairy ambassadors and stewards of …

SUNNY CREEKATHON SUPPING!!!

Bryson Taylor

DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST OF “ADVENTURERS” FOR CREEKATHON YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP!! (does not include the waitlist) Are you excited to be out on the water, soaking in some super harmful ultraviolet sun rays???? ME TOOO!!!!!!! Join Cam and I for a lovely afternoon paddle as we bask in the high noon …

Jimmy James Shreddy Shred – an introduction to whitewater kayak and SUP!

Mitchel Cole Lang

hello my semi-aquatic river rats and various aquatic flora. do you love the water (yes), do you want to learn to shred said water when said water is white (yes), then come join Jade, Will and I on a wonderful and educational jaunt down the Upper Jimmy! *** if kayaking is your thing sign up for will and I’s creekathon …

calling all ~summer~ shredzidents paddleboard <3

Sophia Benmhend

it is high time that I get my sh*t together and find a sublet for my room for this summer! If you’re interested in living in the lovely community that is the Shred Shack (aka 116 Washington ave aka where we have all of our bonfires) sign up for this trip and come paddleboarding w me! For those who don’t …

Splendid Saturday SUP

Cameron J Burke

The best way to decompress after a hard week is to float around with your pals. The weather will be slightly warmer this weekend, so I’ve been thinkin that it’s about time to do some SUPING! SUP stands for stand-up paddle boarding. Paddle boarding is super fun and relatively easy- no experience is needed for this trip besides knowing how …

Makin art in tha garden pt. 2

Cameron J Burke

Because last time was extremely successful and because I am still slightly crippled, I’ve decided that this Friday sounds like a wonderful day to once again make some art outdoors. The vibes will be very chill and I will provide freshly stolen o hill snacks and my tiny box of art supplies. If you have your own art supplies feel …

spoons Spoons SPOONS

Ed Aten

Maybe you’re an environmental science major, maybe you wear Chacos or Bedrock sandals, maybe you have a Nalgene with a bunch of cool stickers from sick, dope, gnarly places you’ve been and outdoors brands you love, perhaps all three but it still doesn’t feel like enough. Your friends are a little tired of hearing about your road trip, backpacking trip, …

Makin art in garden IX

Cameron J Burke

Hello! I am currently crippled, but that hasn’t stopped me from crutching over to a nice area outside and sitting for a little while. I consider myself an amateur artist and professional sitter, and I thought this Friday would be a great time to combine the two and make some art outdoors. I promise chill vibes and as much art …

too hot for polar plunge. paddleboard time.

Sophia Benmhend

yep yep yep. No more polar plunges unless it gets cold again (soooo maybe next week lol). But yeah, Lila and I are making the transition to a weekly paddleboard series. soooo what we gon be doin ?? The plan is to meet at echols, nyoom over to ragged, SUP (stand up paddleboard) for a bit, and head back in …

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, …

Gear Repair Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

Christopher J Dauber

Hello my fellow Shred-i, I don’t know about you, but I tend to be hard on equipment. I’ve got a pile of stuff that needs patching, and I figured some of you all might be in the same boat. I’m gonna be in the Grandmarc Lobby, and I’ll bring some sewing supplies, an Iron, and a few other odds and …

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 …

RETURN OF THE GNAR TRAIN: THE GREAT MOAB MIGRATION 2022

Eliza Stowe

MOAB, UTAH 2022 ALL ABOARD THE GNAR TRAIN May we all blossom from this snow and ice ridden East Coast of ours and emerge as sun children in the soft red sands of the Utah desert. There is but one ODC trip worthy of such transition and namesake, and it is our annual pilgrimage the arid paradise of MOAB, UTAH. …

haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate (devil’s marbleyard day hike)

Sophia Benmhend

Greetings from Djibouti 😛 Thought I’d kick off the semester right with a lil day hike action 😎⛰️ 😵. So the concept behind this trip is combining two things that I think are cool and fun: winter day hikes and instant mashed potatoes. The plan is to do this hike and somewhere along the way while we’re taking a break, …

Leisurely stroll/reflection time @ sugar hollow

Sophia Benmhend

hey shorties 😛 Finals are approaching and there’s a lot of stressy vibes in Charlottesville rn. Let’s leave! Sugar hollow is a pretty area out in Crozet VA that has trails, creeks, and a reservoir. What we can do is park in the parking lot and see where the wind takes us. The temps are also going to be pretty …

Bike & Bask – Intermediate Mountain Biking @ ragged 11/16

Danny Devlin

Hello friends, It is about to be 70s and sunny on Thursday so come take advantage of this summer weather in November and head to ragged mountain with me for some mountain biking and relaxing. We will meet at the shred shack at 1:00pm where will all get bikes and helmets if you do not already have those and make …

Spookyyyyyyy Lawnie Yoga

Emily Sarah Cales

It’s almost Halloweeeeeen, which means it’s the perfect time for what? Pumpkin carving? Trick or Treating? No silly 😉 YOGA!!!! So here’s the plan Outdoors fam: We meet at Echols, walk to the Lawn, and then we do some yogurt. Should take about an hour, email me/put in your responses any yoga pose/style suggestions or concerns You should bring: -yoda …

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 …

Let’s get our hands dirty: Bike repair workshop

Phillip Reeves

Simultaneously complex and elegantly simple, the bicycle is a personal chariot that can take you around the corner to class or hundreds of miles into the wilderness. But, you certainly don’t want to break down! Our beloved fleet of club bikes is in need of maintenance – come help me fix them up! Why should I learn about my bike? …

What’s SUP: paddle boarding @ ragged mountain reservoir

Cameron J Burke

** DRIVER’S NEEDED Want to paddle around a pretty place with cool people?? Wanna float and enjoy the last bit of nice weather before it gets all chilly? This is a fantastic opportunity to do those things. Paddle boarding is super fun and relatively easy- no experience is needed for this trip besides knowing how to swim or float. We’ll …

Creekathon Short SUP

Jade Alvarez

DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST OF “ADVENTURERS” FOR CREEKATHON YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP!! that does not include being on the waitlist For all of you who ARE on the creekathon main trip, get stoked for a paddling trip!! If you didnt get onto Sophia’s trip this is your second chance! This trip is …

creekathon supping <3

Sophia Benmhend

DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST OF “ADVENTURERS” FOR CREEKATHON YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP!! that does not include being on the waitlist 🙁 Now that that’s out of the way, who’s jazzed for creekathon??? We’re gonna munch on veggie burgers, hammock, slackline, and — if you get on this trip — 𝕡𝕒𝕕𝕕𝕝𝕖𝕓𝕠𝕒𝕣𝕕 as well!! …

Let’s Rock’n’Roll (Marys Rock Hike!)

Allison Kenney

What’s up shredders! I haven’t led a trip in like a year and a half (wow that’s crazy), so it’s only fitting that I get back into it by knocking out a hike that’s been on my Shenandoah bucket list for awhile now. So without further ado…. we’re going to Mary’s Rock! I’m super pumped for this hike; the trail …

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 …

Sophia is Unbelievably Pretty! (SUP)

Sophia Benmhend

SUP actually stands for Stand Up Paddleboard lol. Calm down I didn’t come up with the title — I just asked Jade for an acronym for SUP and it came to her 🤷. Friday is lookin like some pretty nicey nice weather, so we’ll have a nice relaxing time splashing around the reservoir and starting off our weekend right. The …

Overnight to Elliot Knob Backcountry Penthouse

Burke Haywood

Late-August, the last of Virginia’s summer green canopy, cool mountain breezes to counteract the deathly cville heat, a lovely picnic dinner complete with warm nalgene water and instant mashed potatoes, singing John Denver while watching the vibrant sun dip slowly behind our beautiful Virginia mountains from a picturesque little fire tower nestled atop Elliot Knob. If you imagine this to …

CLIMB!! THOSE!! TREEEESSSS!!!!!

Grace Gray

Why HELLOOOOOO, my dear fellow humans of the outdoors!!!! Now that we are going to real live classes and drinking in the real live knowledge of our ancestors before us, I think it is only right we connect with our orangatang roots and become one with this fine land we call grounds. SO, let’s gather at the Rotunda steps at …

Hop, Skip and a Splasharoo at Sugar Hollow

Burke Haywood

Folks, Is it just me or is it hot as sh**??? I know we’re all stoked to be back at UVA and all, but we can spare a few hours and a little bit of FOMO to escape the relentless urban heat island that is cville and ease our torrid, sticky bodies into the cool clear mountain water of the …

Crossing the Finish (slack)Line

Burke Haywood

As dusk falls on this strange semester and a bright, orange, optimistic hue paints the horizon of the days to come, UVA is so generously mashing my brain to a pulp with exams and final projects 🙂 In an effort to wipe my mental slate clean, so that I can thoroughly enjoy the days on my horizon, I will be …

students unceremoniously procrastinating (SUP)

Sophia Benmhend

hey shotties Some of you might be thinking that this trip is not for you because you’re too busy studying for finals. To that I say: We have two new paddleboards. I need to take them for a spin. fr though — the only way to be productive while studying is to take real breaks. This will be a perfect …

Sunday Sunrise

Joseph Abbe

I’ve had(having) a helluva week with midterms and presentations so I’m looking forward to this weekend. What better way to enjoy the outdoors than a nice sunrise from where I lived first year. Sunrise is supposed to be at 6:29, so getting there anytime from 6-6:15 should be fine. I just want to chill and watch the sun come up …

Slack gets wack

Eliza Stowe

We’re getting strung out like our slacklines for 4/20 — wanna join? The hip among you will join us at the Shred Shack at 4:20 (a purely coincidental meeting time) whereupon we will meander vaguely into Ohill and walk high between the trees — high in the air, mind you, on our slacklines… Please bring: – your favorite plant material …

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

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

AJ Cuddeback

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!

AJ Cuddeback

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

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 …

2nd Day of Shredmas: Blackrock Sunset

AJ Cuddeback

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

AJ Cuddeback

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 …