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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 …

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

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 …

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 …

*Changes* Mountaintop Mixer with Jmu

blair nicol

***NEW LOCATION & CHANGES*** rumor has it barstool just released an article that declared ODC the best frat on UVA grounds. clearly this is a fact and in celebration i’m throwing a mountaintop mixer with some adventurous folks from jmu. my good pal charlie and i both went to SE Asia this past summer with an incredible organization called GIVE …

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 …

**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 …

Positively Delightful Afternoon at Sugar Hollow

Ali Sullivan

I’m currently holed up in Alderman writing a paper upset that I am unable to enjoy the questionably warm weather outside. I’d like to redeem myself in the 69ºF weather on Tuesday. I’m thinking that I definitely wanna swim at Blue Hole, but I might also wanna do a trail run to make the swim even more rewarding. If you …

Sugar Hollow Steamy Sunday Stroll

Nick Gomer

Bretheren and Sisteren, This Sunday is supposed to be 60 degrees. Go, stand out side until your fingers get numb (should take about a minute), and then reread that. We must take advantage of this breath of warm air before diving back down into the cold dark winter, and Sugar Hollow is just the place for that. About 30 minutes …

Sugar Hollow Steamy Sunday Stroll

Nick Gomer

Bretheren and Sisteren, This Sunday is supposed to be 60 degrees. Go, stand out side until your fingers get numb (should take about a minute), and then reread that. We must take advantage of this breath of warm air before diving back down into the cold dark winter, and Sugar Hollow is just the place for that. About 30 minutes …

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 / …

Trip Leader Workshop

Chad Baily

Do you have the boo-hoos about being on the waitlist?? Then come learn how to lead a trip! Leading trips is one of the best ways to meet more of the awesome outdoorsy folks here in the club and getting to try new things! SooOOooOOo come and spend part of your lovely Wednesday evening with me as I teach you …

Winter Backpacking: Three Ridges

Chad Baily

Wanna test out all those cool socks you got for the holidays?? Come join me for a backpacking adventure to three ridges!! Three Ridges is a beautiful loop that is about 15 miles long with some breathtaking views. It has some nice climbs and a long descent. More information can be found at https://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/ThreeRidges/ ~~ The Plan ~~ Meet at 9am …

>>>Moab, Utah 2019<<<

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

THIS IS ABOUT TO BE THE RADDEST THING OUT THERE. 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, …

Walking in the Snow: Winter Backpacking Seminar

Chad Baily

If you have been wanting to learn how to backpack in the winter, or just catch a refresher then this is for you! In this seminar I will be going over a few of the key things to get out and onto the trail during the colder months: – What is different with winter backpacking – What to bring – …

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 / …

Beach Camping: “it’s My Party and I’ll Go to the Beach If I Want to”

Chad Baily

Come enjoy the last few moments of warm air and (hopefully) water. Michelle Lovering and I will be co-leading this trip together!! We will be heading to False Cape State Park in VA and hitting up the beach, catching some rays, and having a good ole time. “it’s my 21st and tbh the only type of going out i want …

Trick or Trip Leader Workshop: a Frightfully Good Time

Victoria Alvarez

Halloween is creepin’ up on us, witch means that you’ve got to figure out how you’re gonna celebrate the holiday. Our suggestion : treat yourself to an adventure and GET OUTSIDE! Scared to lead a trip? No worries. We’ll teach ya! The best way to get on a trip is to lead one. Come hang out with me and learn …

Food for Fun: Peak + Sunday Sunsetzz

Chad Baily

Come join me for an afternoon of climbing, food, and sunsets We will be going to Peak’s new location in Richmond, getting some awesome dinner around VCU, then heading to Belle Isle for a beautiful sunset overlooking the river You don’t need any experience to join this trip! Come learn with me! If you’ve never been to peak before, you’ll …

***Canceled*** Spruce Knob / Seneca Creek: Intermediate Backpacking

Chad Baily

Want to catch more of this lovely fall weather? Come join me on a trip to good ole West Virginia! Spruce Knob / Seneca Creek is one of the top 5 backpacking circuits that you can do on the east coast. It should be PEAK leaf season while we are there! The circuit isn’t too bad, ~17ish miles over two …

Nrge–River Surfing!?

Nick Gomer

Hey Folks On the Gauley River there is a special place known as the “Perfect Wave” which is a standing wave with a long flat water pool behind it. I propose that on Sunday we go surf that mofo. Though it has been done before (there are a few grainy videos on YouTube) this will be a totally experimental trip. …

Nrge: Day Hike at Glade Creek

Andrew Dudzik

If you’re still looking for a trip to join come check out the Glade Creek trail! It’s a 5.6 mile hike near the New River with lots of trees, waterfalls, and excellent swimming holes. The plan is to leave the campground around 9am, get to the trail around 10, and hike for a few hours. Pack a lunch and/or snacks …

Beginner Fly-Fishing! (Rapidan River)

Charlie Haywood

Casting out my net here to sea what sort of interest there is among club-members in fly-fishing! If you have no idea what that is, check out this cheesy but well-made short video that gives a pretty good idea of what it’s all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tfIL-HRSBI I’ll only be able to take a handful of you out just given the nature …

Nrge 2018 — Carpool

Allie Lowy

Holaaaaa, This is the general carpool trip for the 2018 New River Gorge Extravaganza megatrip! Aka NRGE aka the highlight of your semester that will, with any luck, help stave off your hunger for gnar until Moab. If you make it onto an adventure for NRGE, sign up for this adventure. Sign up on this ONLY IF YOU ARE ALREADY …

Creekathon: Sup and Chill

Livia Richards

Last-minute creekathon additions??? Why not? Walnut Creek Park is a great place for SUP shenanigans, and the club has 5, so let’s use them! We’ll depart with the main carpool, paddle as long as our hearts desire/until food is ready, and pack up whenever people feel like leaving. Come do some yoga, tip your friends over, or just meditate on …

South River Falls Hike and Swim (???)

John Cooney

Howdy, This Friday it’s supposed to be pretty decent, so I’m tryna to hike a tad bit and maybe do some swimming. Join me on the first trip I’m leading if you like mountains and waterfalls and having a good time. The plan is to go to South River Falls in the beautiful (I’ve never been so just hoping) Shenandoah …