Ivy Creek Natural Area
Despite strong efforts by individuals in the automobile industry to derail our efforts last week, the carless trip to Ragged Mountain Reservoir was a resounding success, and more importantly, the number of people who signed up for the trip indicated that there is an overwhelming dissatisfaction with gas guzzling amongst the UVA outdoors enthusiasts. So, without further adeu, I present to you- F#$& Cars!- Thanksgiving Edition.
In honor of the upcoming holiday season, I feel the need to give thanks, and while there are many reasons to give thanks, I’m choosing to use this weekends as an opportunity to give thanks to the City of Charlottesville. They’ve embarked on an ambitious plan to increase public transportation ridership by 20%, and have taken such drastic measures as eliminating fares to acheive this goal. Now you might ask- “How are we going to give thanks to the City? Mayor Brown certainly won’t like it if we show up at his house Saturday morning.” To which I respond- “We’re going to help the city towards it’s goal by using public transport!”
This Saturday morning, we’re going to embark from Nameless Field (beside Mem Gym) with nothing but smiling faces and a study pair of walking shoes, and we’re going to aventure across the expanses of Charlottesville by bus. We’ll board the reliable Route 7 and submit ourselves to its speeding glory until we disembark several miles up Rt. 29 and head East along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rivanna Trail. We’ll walk either 3 or 5 miles along the trail depending on team morale with a break at the Greenbrier picnic tables for lunch. Upon the conclusion of our hike, we’ll continue to give thanks by utilizing CTS services to return us to our homes.
This will be a glorious opportunity to give thanks and explore the finer side of the Rivanna Trail. I look forwards to your company.
Club Provides- Endless entertainment
You provide- lunch, water, and a desire for adventure