Announcements

SUPing at Ragged – a summer adventure at last

Emily Rothrock

After a bit of a hiatus, adventures are back! I’m hoping to lead some trips and get outside this summer and hope you’ll join me on Juneteenth for some SUPing at Ragged Mountain. What will happen? We will meet at Echols dormitory and then stop by the Shred Shack to grab some paddleboards before heading to Ragged. We will then …

paddling this mf board on thurs 0_0

Sophia Benmhend

ok if you’re not already hip to thursday late aft paddleboarding, my one question for you is “WYD?????” “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 …

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 …

Cheeky Breeky Pre-420 Biannual CREEKATHON!!

Kieran Humphreys

Whats popping! You are formally 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 our nearby …

Trans/GNC Swimming Trip

Finnigan Pollard

Hey y’all! Just like the warmer weather the Trans/GNC affinity trips are back. (I know this is not a great analogy bc it’s been rather cold for a bit, but we can ignore that.) This time we will be doing a very fun, cool, and snazzy swimming trip to Sugar Hollow. This trip is gonna be so fun, cool, and …

brrrr. (polar plunge week 4)

Sophia Benmhend

week 4, baby. Get w the program. also BRING A MUG! Calling out to all the certified nut jobs of the club!!! Ever since we’ve gotten back from break, on a weekly basis, Lila Fenner and I have been submerging our bodies in the cold, cold waters of Ragged Mountain Reservoir. On February 24th 2022, we want YOU to join …

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 …

!chilly children (polar plunge week 3)!

Sophia Benmhend

week 3! week 3! BRING A CUP FOR COCOA OK?!! Calling out to all the certified nut jobs of the club!!! Ever since we’ve gotten back from break, on a weekly basis, Lila Fenner and I have been submerging our bodies in the cold, cold waters of Ragged Mountain Reservoir. On February 17th 2022, we want YOU to join us. …

Thursday Ragged (beginner/slow) Trail Run + Polar Plunge

AJ Cuddeback

Picture this: You run the 5.9mi ragged mountain reservoir loop counterclockwise. Your palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s dirt on your sweater already. Sophia Benmhend and Lila Fenner show up to ragged with their polar plunge crew. You join them. The sweat is gone now, you probably shouldn’t use it as a substitute for a shower but …

Thursday afternoon PP time! (ragged mountain polar plunge pt 2)

Sophia Benmhend

Yes! I aM making this a weekly thing! Copied the trip description because I am a lazy little goose though 😳 Calling out to all the certified nut jobs of the club!!! Ever since we’ve gotten back from break, on a weekly basis, Lila Fenner and I have been submerging our bodies in the cold, cold waters of Ragged Mountain …

try not freeze game: polar plunge edition

Sophia Benmhend

Calling out to all the certified nut jobs of the club!!! Ever since we’ve gotten back from break, on a weekly basis, Lila Fenner and I have been submerging our bodies in the cold, cold waters of Ragged Mountain Reservoir. On February 3rd 2022, we want YOU to join us. Are you wild enough? This is a polar plunge — …

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. …

Surf’s Up: River surfing at NRGE (Sunday)

Danny Devlin

Aloha shredders, Surfing? Dope. River? Cool. River surfing? “Radical” – Chicken Joe (2007). The Gauley River is home to the “Perfect Wave,” a small standing wave that is running at nearly any water level and asking for us to shred it up. Sunday morning we will pack up and head to the wave to session it for a while prior …

Fall Foliage Waterfall hike at sugar hollow!!!

Madeline Dierauf

Want to get in another hike under these gorgeous fall leaves?? Want to see a beautiful cascading waterfall??? Want to get away on a Friday morning with 4 of your new best friends???? Yea, I thought so!! Come hike to Big Branch Falls with me!! This is a 4.5 mile roundtrip hike with opportunities to splash around in some gorgeous …

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!! …

stargazing and bathing for silly geeze

Kate DRIEBE

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, some hoos 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 but still …

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 …

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 …

Early Morning SUP!!!!

Jade Alvarez

If any of you, like me, are feeling like you need a little time in some cool mountain water, come join Grace and I on an early morning paddling trip before class! We’ve both got a free morning from classes, and wanted to hit up good old ragged mountain rez with some SUPs! (SUP=Stand Up Paddleboard and is so so …

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 …

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 …

Azalea Park MicroStravaganza

Gates

Finals season is hitting hard and we all need to take a break! Join us for a quick romp over to azalea park to splish splash in the water a little bit, watch the sky get all watercolory for the sunset, and clear our heads so that we are ready to rumbleeee through the end of the semester. Plan: Meet …

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 …

Wake up, take a Rez hit (Intermediate mtb at the reservoir)

Mason Riffee

The coy whisper of the morning breeze, sweetly laden with the cool of the lake, speaks to you on this Friday: “what are you doing in bed?” it asks. “Get up; go meet Mason and the others — they’re taking rez hits, and getting higher than anyone in Charlottesville. Go, and take a rip.” Though sweet she may be, one …

Winter Weekend 2020!!

Sam Clinard

Salutations fellow Outdoorspeople, Are you ready for the best weekend of the year? One full of shredding with the gnarliest people you know? Winter weekend extravaganza is here! ***Please read everything I send for this trip. MEGA trips are a massive amount of work which can be greatly reduced by you all.*** THE PLAN (Summary): Snowshoe arguably is the best …

Hiking with the Devil(‘s Marbleyard)

Mason Riffee

The devil went down to Echols He was lookin’ for a trip to attend He was in a bind Halloween a full week behind And he was certain he’d enjoy the SEND When he came upon these young shredheads Sloggin’ in with their sneakers and 2 liters of water And the devil jumped Up on a hickory stump And said, …

NRGE 2019: Saturday Waterfall Hike + Rope Swing + Pizza

Andrew Dudzik

Howdy NRGE dudes, If anyone is looking for stuff to do Saturday afternoon come check out Glade Creek! It has several miles of secluded trails that follow a creek that feeds into the New River. About a mile up the trail is a sick rope swing over a waterfall. The plan is to leave from camp around noon, drive an …

Ramsey’s Draft Backpacking

Mason Riffee

Hello fellow forest-geeks, I’m looking for some cool cucumbers to explore Ramsey’s Draft, this weekend, in celebration Autumn’s (unhurried) arrival. If you like a roof of stars and the whisper of katydids, this hike is for you. Beginners are welcome. The plan: 1. Saturday: leave from Echols in the morning, hit the trail. Hike to our campsite and ~swim in …

Cedar Run and Whiteoak Canyon – Hiking and Water Sliding

Danny Devlin

What’s poppin Come join me in the great adventure that is Cedar Run and Whiteoak Canyon. This trail has some pretty great waterfalls, swimming holes and one waterfall you can – wait for it – slide down. The hike is about 9 miles long with ~2500 ft elevation gain, we’ll be going at a moderate to fastish pace since we …

Sunset SUPpin at the Rez

Nick Gomer

Do you crave the pastel glow of a sunset reflected over water? Are you a water baby feeling lost in landlocked Charlottesville? Do you want to experience one of the best hidden nature gems this town has to offer? If you answered yes to any of these questions than this trip is right for you. Though Ragged Mountain Reservoir is …

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. …

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 …

*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? Naw Let’s Get Wet!

John Cooney

Hey there folks, Wednesday is a reading day, apparently, which to me means we have no school and no obligations. If you’re a member of procrastination nation like me, come along on this trip to Cedar Run, where there are waterfalls and swimming holes and a couple water slides! I am planning on doing just the Cedar Run trail which …

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 …

Creekathon Suptacular

Nick Gomer

Creekathoneans, I’ll be bringing our SUPstantial armada of stand up paddleboards to Creekathon this Saturday. If it’s as windy as last week, I’ll bring masts and sails to circumnavigate the Nut, and if the water is glassy we can all attempt our best Warrior 3s. No need to sign up for this trip, just sign yoself up on the Creekathon …

Creekathon: Can’t Touch this… Hammock Time

AJ Cuddeback

** 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …