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Saturday night bonfire <3

Sophia Benmhend

Hey shawties Somebody (Eliza) DARED to host a bonfire a couple of weeks ago when I was out of town. The fomo has been so strong that I decided that it was vital that I post another one for this Saturday 😊. Prepare to crack open some cold ones, toast some shmallows, and have a good old time. As always, …

Gear Rooms: Week of 4/12

Phillip Reeves

Howdy folks! Here’s this week’s gear room and NEW MERCHANDISE info: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 5:45pm -> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Wednesday: 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 least 24 hours …

Gear Rooms: Week of 4/5

Phillip Reeves

Howdy folks, 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: 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 least 24 hours in advance to …

Morning Bouldering at Slaughter

Kieran Humphreys

Hey, you there. Sup 👀. Ok cool, now that I’ve got your attention, you should come climbing next Monday morning with me at Slaughter. I’ll be there at 7:30 sharp and ready to make incremental progress on that annoying yellow route in the middle I can’t quite seem to get (hope they haven’t taken it down yet). Come thru 💯😳. …

It’s Another Sunrise Trip

Lily 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 …

Let’s Get Astrophysical: Stargazing on OHill

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Hey all, I’ve really been missing the moon lately and I want to go look at stars so I’m going stargazing. The plan: – meet at kellog bus stop at 1am – walk 25 minutes to the observatory – look at the sky for 1:10 – leave the observatory at 2:35am to walk back – be back at the bus …

Sun body loves you <3 (post shutdown version)

Eliza Stowe

Let’s try this again!!!! As the experienced third semester zoom school student that I am, I have found that the pinnacle to my success starts with early mornings in which my face is enlightened by the sun the second it creeps over the horizon line. Whether this be in the form of a run, wandering around my room to water …

Gear Rooms: Week of 2/8

Phillip Reeves

Greetings, outdoorsy folk. Here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Request Form: https://forms.gle/Jii4KZPV3VgTbTat7 Gear Room Schedule: Monday: Tuesday: 6:00pm -> 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 …

Watercolor Weekend: Art Time at Ragged Mtn Reservoir

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

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 …

Build a Playlist

Elli Welch

This is an attempt to crowdsource good tunes and make shreddy playlists for all sorts of shred-like occasions (mornings before sunrise send, late nights around a campfire, long runs, hanging out in a tree at 3am on a Tuesday…) Jump in if you got strong music suggestions, or if you, like myself, just wanna gain some concept of culture. We’ll …

Canoeing Beneath the Stars at Ragged

Burke Haywood

Ahoy partners in shred, I come bearing exciting news! As this odd semester winds to an end, Mason and I have devised a glorious final adventure that is sure to excite. When the sun drops below the horizon on Thursday, instead of feeling disheartened by how short the days have grown, we plan to saddle up our bikes and embark …

RTF Full Pull BIKING

Sam Goodkind

Don’t report me to Honor, but seeing Eliza’s trip has given me a brilliant idea (call it parallel thinking). What if I led a trip, circumnavigating Charlottesville in a counter-clockwise fashion, on the trail known as the Rivanna, on the last Saturday of the semester? BUT, since humans are no longer hunter-gatherers and we have devised faster and funner (idc …

Kellogg Mountain Sunrise Series, pt. 1

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

What’s up, dirtbags! I just checked the forecast for Friday and it’s gonna be a balmy 69 degrees which means you KNOW it’s a good day for a trip. Here’s the plan: – meet by the bus stop at Kellogg House at 6:15am – sit down on the grass by the top of the ramp and get the finest view …

RTF FULL PULL 2.0 whoop whoop

Eliza Stowe

Need an absolutely gnarly way to spend your last Saturday in Charlottesville before returning home to your parent’s basement to take finals? Want to run 23 miles surrounded by your best ODC pals who promise to remain uncompromisingly happy while even your own legs fail you? Never understood the joy that eating a salt and jelly bagel can provide you …

Trip Leader Workshop- lead your own trips

Connor Siggins

NEW Meeting Link: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/92441855598 Hello all you wonderful earthy crunchy granola peoples, Have a bomber trip idea but aren’t sure how to lead trips? Have no fear, shred sherpas Siggy, Phil and Jojo will guide you through all of the basics for trip leading, including navigating the website and posting trips as well as COVID-19 related protocol. There is no …

Birding is dope

Mason Riffee

Hey, you, come close, and I shall share with you a secret, fervently censored and suppressed by the ODC officer corps. Indeed, it is a blasphemous truth — yet, truth it nevertheless is: there is more to the outdoors than ‘sending it.’ Shred-culture may attempt to convince you otherwise — but when one walks slowly, attentively through the woods (or …

Voter Registration!

John Cooney

The voter registration deadline in Virginia has been extended from yesterday to Thursday, October 15 (tomorrow). It’s important to vote for a whole slew of reasons, not least of which is that elections affect outdoors and environmental policy (read: your votes, right here in Virginia, matter!). If you’re a Virginia resident, you can register online at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/Registration/DmvLookup with your VA …

SCREAM INTO THE VOID WITH ME

Catie Leigh

So, this semester, wow. I think I have developed bad posture from all this computer time. I can tell you details about the bedrooms of classmates who I might not be able to recognize if I ever saw them in person. Today in my 6:30-8:45pm discussion, I totally checked out and just spent the rest of the class time with …

Caught between a rock and a bigger rock (and arguably a third rock)

Baillie McNitt

before we begin, i’m going to ask you to take a moment and relive one of our generation’s shared traumas. for just a second, imagine you are back in that Chuck-E-Cheese adventure tube, looking down at your parental figure/older sibling/babysitter as they completely ignore your cries from help in the slide where you genuinely believe you are stuck. it’s okay, …

Mind, body and a rope between trees

Eliza Stowe

So last week I claimed that I wouldn’t run out of slackline puns. As the typical disappointment that I am, I am sad to report that I have already met my threshold of slackline puns. I would like to formally apologize to each member of the club for the lies I told and for the mediocre slacklining trip names that …

REASSESS OUR COMMUNICATIONS W UVA SQUIRRELS (Tree CLIMBING 2.0)

Catie Leigh

Wow, a lot of you want to talk to squirrels, and/or hug a tree. Clearly, in these uNpReCeDenTed TiMeS, we are all starved of social interaction… I get it. Lets fix that. This will be a SECOND CHANCE to tree climb together, priority given to those who are currently wait-listed for the first trip. If you don’t get on this …

COMMUNE WITH UVA SQUIRRELS (Tree CLIMBING)

Catie Leigh

Are you terrified of the bold UVA squirrels that roam grounds, unchecked and unchallenged in their search to dominate UVA trash cans and potentially take over the school? Do you sometimes wish that homo sapiens evolved with tails so that you could dangle from tree limbs at will? Do you have a weird urge to hug every cool tree that …

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 …

day hike at the priest!!

blair nicol

don’t let these reviews deter you from joining me and kevin’s hike of the priest, let it excite you!!! – “passed 13 other hikers on my way down and just told all of them “good luck” – “the grade is indeed unrelenting” – “this hike is no joke. there is no warm up before the climb” – “it’s like climbing …

Get Really High (Advanced Backpacking)

Matthew Rosefsky

FREE 95-MILE ADVANCED BACKPACKING ADVENTURE – July 28 – Aug. 10, 2020 = departure from / arrival back home. (Trip leader plans to fly out of Charlottesville airport.) – Kings Canyon National Park, California – Spectacular, endless mountain and lake views on high altitude trails frequently above treeline – Hike past Sierra Club stone hut monument to John Muir at …

Old Rag.

Sidney Stephens

I am now a second year and have no Old Rag experience under my belt, something I am ashamed to admit, and consequently feel the need to change ASAP. I have never lead a trip nor have I ever hiked Old Rag so why not send it and do both for the first time this weekend! The plan is to …

Trad is Rad @ Seneca

Sam Clinard

Advanced climbing trip to Seneca Rocks, WV. I can take all the leads or we can swap leads depending on who comes. You MUST be a competent lead belayer and be ready to spend 8 hours on the wall. Seneca often turns into very long days so be prepared. The nature of this trip means I’ll probably only let climbers …

Skyline Drive and Massanutten by Bike

Phillip Reeves

Hello, fellow lovers of the outdoors! I’m a little disappointed in the warm temperatures this winter, but let’s take advantage of that and go for a nice bike ride! The plan is to attempt a ride I mostly completed several years ago, which goes through the northern section of Skyline Drive, then crosses the Shenandoah Valley and climbs Massanutten before …

SWEET SWEET WAITLIST RELIEF —-TRIP LEADER WORKSHOP

Victoria Alvarez

So you’re super stoked to get outside, and you can’t wait to SEND IT BRAH…..but… there’s a waitlist………oof………..yikes. Sad day. The BEST way to get around waitlists and start adventuring whenever you want is to LEAD YOUR OWN TRIPS!!! Trip leaders are the backbone of this Club (no lie), and leading your own trips allows you to truly choose your …

Shredmas Day 10: Stargazing at the Res

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

On the tenth day of shredmas Sophia Benmhend gave to me stargazing at the resevoir, nine cups of cocoa, eight hikers hiking, seven climbers climbing, six peeps belaying, fiiiiiive campfire siiiings! four alpine draws, three 23’s, two biking gloves, and a gnartridge in a pear tree. ~ The Plan ~ 10:10 PM Gather at the Shred Shack 10:15 head to …

Shredmas Day 6: South Lawn Kickback

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

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 …

MLK National Day of Service: Watershed Cleanup

Mason Riffee

Did you know MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities? Also, attending a service trip counts towards getting your dues reimbursed! This will be a low-commitment affair; no prior experience needed. The Plan: Get bodos Meet with The Nature Conservancy (gloves, trash bags …

2nd Day of Shredmas: Blackrock Sunset

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

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 …

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, …

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 …

Rivanna Trail Full Pull!

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

Want a big, gnarly reading day adventure run? How about one that stops at Whole Foods for bananas halfway through? Sounds like a job for the RIVANNA TRAIL – a 23ish mile, relatively flat loop which circumnavigates Charlottesville on primarily dirt singletrack. It’s an amazing trail, but navigation can be a bit of a challenge, especially for your first time. …

Blue Ridge School Backwoods Biking

Matthew Houff

Here’s a map for your reference: https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/8015690/blue-ridge-school This will be a fun ride. The plan is to go all the way up Moonshine trail to the top of the trail system and hit everything fun coming down. We will probably be riding around 10 miles. Nothing on these trails is too tough but it’s definitely not suitable for beginners. I …

Crabtree Falls + Dog + Boldrock Cidery

Sam Clinard

This trip combines some of the things I love most. First, we’ll start the day off early with a hike up Crabtree Falls. Then we’ll head on over to bold rock cidery for brunch and cider mimosas. Then joining us for all of that is my sister’s yellow lab. Hiking, cider, dogs…..what could make a Sunday better? *I could use …

U can’t touch this… hammock time

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Okay let’s be real, hiking is great and all, but after a long week of doing things the last thing you need is to do more things. If you’re all thinged out, come hang out with me and Bridget in the Pavillion VII garden and just hammock and chill and meet like-minded crunchy people who just want to recharge from …

Blue Ridge School Advanced Mountain Biking

Matthew Houff

Are you ready to get schooled? Or at the very least enjoy the outdoors? This time around we’re heading out to the trials and The Blue Ridge School for Boys, which are open to the public. These trails are not too difficult but you will want some comfort on a bike and some general fitness. I list the trip as …

NRGE 2019 – Friday Intermediate-Advanced Mountain Biking at Douthat State Park

Dave Clark

Lets start off the wonderful weekend of NRGE-adventuring with an intense mountain bike ride on our way to the campsite! Douthat State Park has some of the finest single track in VA and is one of my favorite places to ride. There are plenty of tough, technical climbs up to fantastic views, followed by ridge-line roller coasters and endless down …

NRGE-River Surfing (Advanced Whitewater Trip)

Nick Gomer

What up homies? Ever thought you could surf? On a river? Well you can, and we are gonna: The Details: 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 …

Chimney Rock Hike

Hayley Marshall

Hey guys, let’s hike Chimney Rock in Shenandoah! This moderate 3.4 mile out-and-back hike leads to a gorge overlooking the one-and-only Chimney Rock in all its geologic glory. There should be some magnificent views along the way and incredible fall foliage provided by the Blue-Ridge Mountains. Maybe if we’re lucky we’ll even come across some cute Shenandoah critters getting ready …

Stargazing with the Bears (Bear Church Rock Stargazing on Jones Mtn.)

Phillip Reeves

Hello fellow lovers of the outdoors! Here’s what I’m thinking of as a perfect way to spend this Friday night: hike to Bear Church Rock from Skyline Dr, watch the sunset from there over the beautiful fall leaves, make dinner and stargaze for a while, then head back. There are some stream crossings, but I don’t think they’ll be too …

Monday Morning Miles (pt. 2)

Renee Spillane

Helloooooo fellow trail runners. Ever looking for a running buddy? Whelp I am because I kinda despise listening to music while I run (I know, I’m a monster) but I also get super bored running alone. I want to show you all the wonders of the Rivanna Trail system, which (unbeknownst to some) is super easily accessible from grounds even …

Test Adventure

Creative Element

Testing question limit…

Advanced Mountain Biking – Reddish knob

Sam Goodkind

It’s fall break, the weather looks nice on Saturday, and I want to mountain bike. Join me and Matthew on a glorious trip to Reddish Knob (hopefully with a shuttle if another driver signs up), the creme de la creme of trails in GWNF. If you’ve never done it, here’s a link to the description ( https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7001381/reddish-knob-timber-ridge-to-wolf-ridge ). It is …

Let’s Hang (climbing at peak)

Charlie Haywood

Yo! Let’s ring in fall break 2k19 a little early with some spider-monkey action. If you haven’t heard of Peak, it’s an indoor climbing gym in Richmond with a lil somethin for everybody. Bouldering, top-rope, and sport climbing abound. Check it out: https://www.peakexperiences.com/ You need not have any climbing experience to join this trip! All skill levels welcome. That said, …

New Moon, Who Dis? – Blackrock Stargazing

Jacob St. Martin

Do you ever find yourself looking up at the sky, trying to see those beautiful little stars, but that pesky little man up in the sky is just drowning them out? Well fear no more! In case you didn’t know once every 30ish days the moon man just gets so dang sleepy that he doesn’t wake up! We will be …

Hoppin’ Up Hightop (the baby version, ft. [potential] dog)

Jamie Wallenstein

I know there’s already a Hightop hike going out on Sunday but sadly I have Sunday commitments and still wanna bop up this lovely mountain and enjoy the beautiful weather that’s heading our way this weekend. So, if you’re in the same boat, you’re in luck! There are two options for this trail, the 5.6 mile version and the ~3 …