Announcements

New River Gorge – Intermediate Whitewater Kayak Trip!

George Kinch

(This is Intermediate^class III + skill level). New River Gorge, Class III-IV, You can research this river here: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2418/ You must have taken Dave Clark’s or someone else’s intro to whitewater kayaking class or have equivalent experience, you must have somewhat of a combat roll, have paddled and felt comfortable on class III whitewater. Everyone gets wait-listed until I screen …

Cheat Fest (Whitwater Boat Riding, Music, Good Times)

Mike Kalanick

Do your homework early, check/adjust your exam and/or work schedules, learn to kayak, etc.. This is going to be sweet! ACTIVITIES: The emphasis of this trip will be to enjoy whitewater. There is plenty of class III-V whitewater in the area including: The Cheat Canyon, Upper/Lower Yough, Big Sandy, etc. Priority will be given to those who are interested in …

Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Cert Course

Matthew Rosefsky

Learn how to save life and limb in an > urban disaster (natural or terrorist) > rural area (not near a hospital) > wilderness area CHOOSE one set of dates/locations (2 days, 8:30am-6:30pm both days): > March 2 – 3: Knoxville, TN* > March 23-24: Richmond, VA* > April 6 – 7: Blacksburg, VA* > April 13-14: Princeton, NJ* > …

End of the World…Cancelled

Joshua Brooks

Today is the END OF DAYS. THE ARMAGEDDON. THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. THE MAYAN TIME LAPSE. Join us on this most epic of last adventures. This club was secretly founded for the purpose of finding the smartest, sexiest, and most adventurous people to survive the inevitable apocalypse. You have been selected to survive. In the early days of the club, the …

Hazel River(Area) Overnight

Ryan Elliott

So this will be a about 8-10 miles on our first day. We will begin our loop along this route http://www.hikingupward.com/SNP/HazelRiver/index.asp We will quickly diverge from this route after the falls and cave(woot woot no idea though and not planning on going far in if real) We will stay up on Hazel Mt on the and camp hear the intersection …

Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Cert Course

Matthew Rosefsky

Learn how to save life and limb in an > urban disaster (natural or terrorist) > rural area (not near a hospital) > wilderness area Outdoors at UVAers: SAVE $25 off regular $175 WFA rate, many THANKS to Officer Lindsey for arranging a classroom location for us. Bonus if you’re a trip leader: Earn your course fee back by reimbursement! …

Bridge Day Whitewater Boat Riding

Mike Kalanick

This is a Whitewater Kayakin (and possibly rafting) trip to the New River Gorge in WV for the Bridge Day Festival, and we will attempt to get the best seats in the house for viewing the Bridge Day jumpers – which would be on the river below the bridge! Official Bridge Day info here: http://www.officialbridgeday.com TIMES/PLAN: River shuttle will be …

What Knot to Wear

Charles Romero

Many of us probably just get by when it comes to knots. Perhaps you just keep fumbling around until the rope does what you want it to. Several of the officers have put their heads together and come up with what we think are the 10 most useful knots to know. This “adventure” will be more of a workshop, held …

Whitewater Kayaking: Intermediate/Advanced, Lower New River Gorge!

George Kinch

Lower New River Gorge, Cunard to Fayette Station. This is an Intermediate – Advanced Whitewater kayak trip. Class III + You can research the river here: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2418/ Skill requirements: You must have a combat roll to attend this trip. Note: Safety whistle and float bags required. Everyone gets wait listed until I screen your skills. Camping: Ray’s Campground The club …

Gauley Fest

Mike Kalanick

Gauley Fest is the biggest whitewater kayaking festival of the year. Last year pretty much every major kayaking company was there selling and giving stuff away, and about 3000 people, kayakers and groupies alike. Here’s the link to the American Whitewater website about it: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/aw:events_gauley While the emphasis of this trip is to enjoy whitewater, You are also welcome to …

Ocoee River, Intermediate – Advanced Whitewater Kayaking Trip

George Kinch

Ocoee Whitewater River Trip Middle Ocoee – #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse August 25th – 26th. This is an Intermediate – Advanced Whitewater kayak trip. Class III + You can research the river here: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1780/ Skill requirements: You must have a combat roll to attend this trip! Note: Safety whistle and float bags required. Everyone gets waitlisted until I screen …

Lower Youghiogheny River

George Kinch

The Stony Creek River release Saturday, July 14th and 15th. Is officially cancelled. It is now a Lower Youghiogheny river trip: Sorry for any inconvenience. (This is Intermediate^2 skill level). You can research this river here: LOWER YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER: OHIOPYLE, PA 15470 Lat 39`52’15”, long 79`29’35”, Fayette County, The same dates apply, the same skill requirements apply, very similar run. …

Week of Rivers (White Water Kayaking – All Levels)

Mike Kalanick

I’m “coordinating” a trip to Carolina Canoe Club’s Week of Rivers (WOR)… Go directly to the source, and get all the beta you could ever want about this event here: http://www.carolinacanoeclub.org/content/week-rivers Now incase you didn’t read all that, here’s my quick summary: This is a week long event in Western NC, where most in attendance camp out at a site …

Intermediate^2 Whitewater Kayaking

Mike Kalanick

Note the skill level… It’s intermediate squared, not intermediate*2 Kayaking. Anyways, The main event of the weekend would be The Savage River release on Sunday 6/3 (This is the Intermediate^2 one). You can do your own research on this run by starting here: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/748/ What you need to know about this run: The difficulty in the AW description appears to …

Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

Matthew Rosefsky

A rare find, this is the first time this course has been offered in Cville in several years. “Wilderness” can be: > a natural area (forest, sea, desert, etc.) > a rural area not near a hospital > an urban disaster zone (natural or terrorist) … any situation in which time of injury to time in hospital is more than …

Intermediate Mountain Biking – Preddy Creek

Carl Bailey

Recoup from week 1 of exams so you’ll be ready for week 2. We’re gonna go check out the trails at Preddy Creek Trail Park (http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=parks&relpage=12589) and probably bike for about 2 hours. I’ve heard that the trails are very flowy with minimal roots and rocks, so they should be pretty chill and fun, but you should definitely be confident …

Cheat Fest (Kayaking, Rafting, Racing, Music, Etc)

Mike Kalanick

Do your homework early, check/adjust your exam and/or work schedules, etc.. This is going to be sweet! ACTIVITIES: The emphasis of this trip will be to enjoy whitewater. There is plenty of class III-V whitewater in the area including: The Cheat, Upper/Lower Yough, Big Sandy, etc. Priority will be given to those who are interested in paddling, but there are …

Slacklining Nirvana (in January!)

Emily Wetzel

So usually slacklining nirvana isn’t possible until at least March but it’s going to be in the mid-60s tomorrow. Bring your HACKYSACK, FRISBEE, PICNIC SUPPLIES, and more, and join me in a slacklining party on the lawn from 2pm to 3pm. Never slacklined? Now’s the time to try. (silly video–) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlH207RGpCA this one’s more legit– come out and let’s be …

Rise Up Bouldering Thursday

Emily Wetzel

Rise-Up is a climbing gym about 75 min away in Lynchburg. Let’s go! Leave C-ville at 5:30pm at the side of Echols Dorm, stay til close, get some Sheetz and be back in C-ville around 12 midnight. I will open up the gear room at 5:10pm for those who need shoes, chalk bag or harness. BE ON TIME– I WANT …

Outdoor Extravaganza at the New River Gorge

Dave Clark

This is a weekend camping adventure to the New River Gorge (NRG) area. We’ll stay at Ray’s Campground in Hico, WV Friday, Saturday, and perhaps Sunday nights over Labor Day weekend. I have solicited the help of other trip leaders in the club to make this a choose-your-own-adventure style trip. So far I have a few hiking leaders on board, …

Nrg Extravaganza – Rafting

Mike Kalanick

First – Get EXCITED, and commence rain dances or whatever other rituals you may have for making it rain more between now and the trip time. But don’t sign up till you READ THE WHOLE DESCRIPTION. Second – YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM TO COME ON THIS TRIP! And be prepared to possibly be thrown out of the raft …

Cheat River Festival (Rafting, Advanced Kayaking & Music)

Mike Kalanick

ACTIVITIES: The emphasis of this trip will be to enjoy whitewater. There is plenty of class III-V whitewater in the area including: The Cheat, Yough, Big Sandy, etc. Priority will be given to those who are interested in paddling or rafting, but there are plenty of other alternative activities available such as the 5K Cheat Race on Saturday morning, hiking, …

Awesome Wilderness Survival Speaker!

Caroline O'Dwyer

Hey guys! A friend of mine told me about an event coming up that I think a lot of people might be interested in – it’s a talk on wilderness survival tips & myths, given by an expert in the field who is being flown in from Washington State. Read on if you’re interested! (No need to RSVP/sign up for …

Learn to Be a Trip Leader Workshop #3

Lynn Nichols

Hoping to lead some AWESOME trips this year? Come to our trip leader workshop and learn the ropes!!! We’ll cover a variety of important points about leading trips, including: – How to plan your trips – Tips for making sure adventures run smoothly – What expenses the club will reimburse you for – Benefits of being a trip leader, including …

Learn to Be a Trip Leader Workshop #2

Lynn Nichols

Hoping to lead some AWESOME trips this year? Come to our trip leader workshop and learn the ropes!!! We’ll cover a variety of important points about leading trips, including: – How to plan your trips – Tips for making sure adventures run smoothly – What expenses the club will reimburse you for – Benefits of being a trip leader, including …

Learn to Be a Trip Leader Workshop #1

Lynn Nichols

Hoping to lead some AWESOME trips this year? Come to our trip leader workshop and learn the ropes!!! We’ll cover a variety of important points about leading trips, including: – How to plan your trips – Tips for making sure adventures run smoothly – What expenses the club will reimburse you for – Benefits of being a trip leader, including …

Cheat River Festival!

Meghan Milo

Whitewater, music, gear, and great folks – could it get any better? Let’s go to the 16th Annual Cheat River Festival! Cheat Fest has been described as “the biggest little river festival in the country”. For more details out the following sites: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/30719/display/full/ http://cheat.org/festival Activities: The emphasis of this trip will be to enjoy whitewater.There is plenty of class III-V …

Brms Discount Night #2

Katrina Salmons

Hello fellow gearheads, Our discount night at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports is coming up fast! Mon April 12th from 8:15-9:15pm you’ll be part of an exclusive 20% sale to Outdoors at UVa members only. **Don’t forget: If you plan on buying gear that you’ll need to get fitted for (e.g. shoes, packs, etc.) you must go in this week prior …

Sensuous Slacklining.

Ryan Elliott

It is going to be absolutely glorious on Thursday I have a test you have test on friday ohhh well. You best get yourself out on the lawn to get you some slacking. As always bring friends, family, pets, snacks, all are welcome. If have never slacklined before this could be one of the more blissful days to begin as …

Christening a New Slacklining Season Sure to Be Full of Juicyness

Ryan Elliott

So several things brought about the birth of this moment. 1. Spring break on Cumberland Island and the warmness that brought to my slacklining soul 2. no trips posted at this moment site looked so sad 3. a checking of 10 day forecast that showed upper 60’s for friday(hey thats good for now) So the story will be some as …

Brms Discount Night

Katrina Salmons

Hello fellow gearheads, Our discount night at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports is coming up fast! Next Wed Nov 4th from 8:15-9:15pm you’ll be part of an exclusive 20% sale to Outdoors at UVa members only. **Don’t forget: If you plan on buying gear that you’ll need to get fitted for (e.g. shoes, packs, etc.) you must go in this week …

Bridge Day and the Last Day of Gauley Season

Davis Driver Jr.

Let’s head to WV this weekend. Saturday we’ll go to Bridge day. One day a year, the largest span bridge in the western hemisphere is closed to traffic so 300 base jumpers can have the thrill of their life (maybe their last thrill) jumping 876 feet into the new river gorge while about 200,000 people stand around and watch, hang …

Kayaking, Rafting and Camping at the Gauley River

Davis Driver Jr.

The Gauley River is one of the best stretches of whitewater in the country. Located 3 hours away in West Virginia, the river is “turned on” for approximately 6 weekends each fall when the Summersville dam is realesed. With this trip, you can choose your level of engagement…kayay if you have the experience, raft if you want an adventure, hike …

Whitewater Rafting: Upper/Lower Gauley

Lindsay Jamerson

Get stoked. (for full disclosure, I stole most of this trip description from Nick Trombetta) This year we have both Monday and Tuesday off for “Reading Days”… make the most of them by rafting the Upper AND Lower Gualey! This is going to be incredible! The Gauley River is located in West Virginia. Here’s what a former officer (Marc) had …

Intermediate-Advanced Kayaking: Paddle the Lower Yough!

Meghan Milo

Let’s paddle the Youghiogheny River! This is also the weekend of the Over the Falls Festival – the only weekend of year that boaters race over the falls! We’ll make sure to watch in awe. http://fallsrace.com/ **IMPORTANT**: The Lower Yough has about seven class III rapids. It’s tons of fun – as long as you spend most of your time …

Potluck

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Raft the Rio Grande

Quintin Brubaker

Come get ya some majestic desert beauty this spring break. Some guarenteed sunshine, too. Big Bend is a large and magnificent but little known corner of the national parks landscape. The park is named for a huge curve in the Rio Grande river, which flows from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, forming the Texas-Mexico border for hundreds of miles. …

Trip Leader Workshop 2

William Kohlbrenner

Want to learn how to lead trips or how to lead better trips? We will be going over all the basics of trip leading in the club, reimbursements, trip descriptions, basic logistics and info, activities, etc. Also, we will go over several common problems and go over how not to lead trips (mostly by examining all of the situations Ive …

Whitewater Rafting: Upper/Lower Gauley

Nick Trombetta

This year we have both Monday and Tuesday off for “Reading Days”… make the best of them by rafting the Upper AND Lower Gualey! This is going to be incredible! The Gualey River is located in West Virginia. Here’s what a former officer (Marc) had to say about it: “The upper Gauley is a world class white water mecca, and …

Downtown Paddling

Andrew Barr

Downtown James river is a Class III-IV paddling experience. Don’t sign up unless you have solid Class III experience and a very solid roll. Check out details of the run here http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1952/ This is the same stretch of river as Dave’s trip on Thursday. The club provides whatever gear you don’t have (boat, paddle, pfd, skirt, helmet). You should wear …

Downtown Paddlin

Andrew Barr

Its going to be 80 degrees in Richmond and the river is up. The water level should be around 7 feet on Friday, so you need to be an experienced paddler to join up for this one. Class III-IV- rapids. That means you have to have been on class III+ rapids a number of times and be able to roll …

Trip Leader Workshop

Meghan Milo

At this workshop, we’ll talk about how to lead different types of trips, what to do about gear, how to handle trip expenses, what types of trips are allowed, and how to set trips up online. As an incentive to lead, we’ll reimburse your dues after leading four adventures. I’ve only reserved the room for an hour, so that’s the …

Trip Leader Workshop 3!

Meghan Milo

I’ve heard from several of you that you can’t come to the Thursday workshop, so here’s another chance! We’ll learn about trip-leading from 5-6ish, and we’ll finish in plenty of time to attend the Monday Night Gathering at Newcomb. At this workshop, we’ll talk about how to lead different types of trips, what to do about gear, how to handle …

Trip Leader Workshop!

Meghan Milo

Everyone is encouraged to lead trips, and it’s easier than you think! At this workshop, we’ll talk about how to lead different types of trips, what to do about gear, how to handle trip expenses, what types of trips are allowed, and how to set trips up online. As an incentive to lead, we’ll reimburse your dues after leading four …

Workshop – Leave No Trace

Gen Shimizu

If you go on day hikes, backpacking trips, outdoor climbing trips or any other trips in the wilderness then you should familiarize yourself with Leave No Trace (LNT) techniques. If you lead trips this is especially important so that you can pass on the proper etiquette for backcountry living. I will cover why LNT is important, the basic principles behind …

Fall Break Paddling Weekend (Dates Are Flexible)

Scott Robertson

For those of you brave enough to take a long car ride with me, I will offer you the best padding weekend of your life. I’m going home for fall break and want to take some good paddlers with me to hit up some rivers local to my home – Asheville, NC. I want to take some sweet movie footage, …

Trip Leader Workshop!

Meghan Milo

Everyone is encouraged to lead trips, and it’s easier than you think! At this workshop, we’ll talk about how to lead different types of trips, what to do about gear, how to handle trip expenses, what types of trips are allowed, and how to set trips up online. As an incentive to lead, we’ll reimburse your dues after leading four …

Paddling Through Downtown Richmond

Scott Robertson

The James is a little on the low side right now, but there is a chance for rain later this week, so Im crossing my fingers and planning a trip. This section of the James is very unique in that it goes through the middle of a city. Not to mention it has some fun play spots and a great …

Whitewater Rafting: Upper Gualey!

Meghan Milo

Make the best of your “Reading Days” by rafting the Upper Gualey! This is going to be incredible! The Gualey River is located in West Virginia. Here’s what a former officer (Marc) had to say about it: “The upper Gauley is a world class white water mecca, and was home to the 2001 white water championships. For 23 days each …