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Sunday Moormans River Trail Loop

Elijah Cole Hale

Hello everyone! I had an amazing adventure last Sunday, and thought I’d shoot for 2 in a row! This one is definitely quite challenging, coming in at 17.6 miles and 3,156 feet of elevation gain…Quite a lot of mileage, so the elevation gain will probably be diffused throughout, but it’ll definitely be an endurance hike :-0… I have a NP …

How to win friends and lead trips (Trip Leader Workshop)!!!

Sujith Panchumarthy

Do you want to go on trips WHENEVER you want!?!?! Do you want to spread the LOVE of trips by leading your own!?!?! Do you want your dues REIMBURSED!?!?! Do you want more ENTRIES to the fabled spring break Moab trip!?!?! If your answer is YES to any of these questions, this trip is for you! This Thursday, Anusha, Mitch, …

OHILL/HEYWARD/FOXHAVEN – INT/ADV MTB

Sujith Panchumarthy

Sure I’ve biked at Heyward a couple of times but until last week I’d never truly BIKED at Heyward. Max^2 took me on an amazing tour of all the INCREDIBLE trails Heyward has to offer, plenty of which are new. Showing me all these trails opened a whole new world of local riding to me and we want to do …

TRAIL RUNNING WORKSHOP TIMEEE!!

Grace Gray

Greggles and graggles, fellow lurkers of the outdoors!!! Do you ever feel filled with an urge to skip and scurry down a trail? Maybe you’ve always wanted to be a runner, but were put off by everyone aggressively discussing their lactate thresholds and post-run-chocolate-milk recipes? Or maybe you’ve been runnin the second you popped out of the womb (or before??) …

XTREME Backpacking Beginner Workshop (also contains a lot of normal backpacking tips)

Carson Hopwood

Join Ed & Carson for an XTREMEEE Backpacking Workshop this Monday!!! This is NOT YOUR ORDINARY BACKPACKING WORKSHOP, although it will teach you all the essential skills of backpacking and principles of Leave No Trace (L! N! T!), this is also an exploration of backpacking stoke through an extreme lens, learning about things such as such as desert backpacking (brush …

Saturday ADV? Sugar Hollow mountain run

Max StClair

Haven’t seen a lot of trail runs posted in the last year or so – we gotta bring that back. What’s not to love about a good mountain run? I put the level as ADV? cause I’m really not a particularly advanced trail runner. I tend to find myself walking up much anything more than a slight incline. But, at …

Community Bikes Volunteer Orientation

Patrick Hanrahan Brown

Yo yo what up my fellow bikers, I’ve been wanting to volunteer at CCB for a long ass time, mainly because I don’t have enough to do and academic clubs are boring, but also because they are an awesome organization that empowers people and is actively making Charlottesville and the world a better place. We’ll be learning the basics of …

100 Miles of Pure Asscheek Pain (Adv. Road Biking)

Patrick Hanrahan Brown

Hello sHrEdLinGS, Would any of you like to embark on a *memorable* way to start the spring semester? Well, look no further! Bryson and I have just the thing for you. We are going to bike the capital trail in a day. This trail runs 50 miles each way from Richmond to Williamsburg/Jamestown. Here’s the schedule: Meet at the shrack …

She’s cold and she’s hot (polar plunge + tubbing)

Lila Grace Fenner

Do you have INFLAMMATION, LOW DOPAMINE and a CUTESY BATHING SUIT YOU’RE ITCHING TO WEAR???? If so!!!! Come join me and Tiffany on a polar plunge!! This will be REFRESHING and REJUVENATING for everyone after the ODC party this Tuesday. The plan: 12:30: Meet at SHRACK, drive to riverview park 12:50: Walky walk walk (.7ish miles) to rope swing 1:15: …

MOAB 2024: THE CALL of THE GNAR

Ed Aten

Shredders, senders, and aspiring desert sand frolickers, welcome to the last week of fall classes. Your reward: the glorious emergence of the most LEGENDARY, only ONCE an earth revolution, GNAR JOURNEY. We begin preparing now to rise from east coast hibernation and mass migrate to the land of canyons, red rocks, ultimate gritty-ness and cryptobiotic crust: MOAB, UTAH. Approximately 44 …

Reddish Knob – ADV and INT/ADV MTB

Max StClair

Somehow Max and I, with all the riding we’ve done this semester, are yet to have hit two of our favorite descents in the GWNF. Both descents come off of Reddish Knob, a road-accessible 4400’ summit on the WV border that offers some of the best mountain biking on the East Coast. Because of the size of this ride and …

Ragged Mountain-Hot Cocoa, Hike, and Hammock

Olivia Milner

Hey y’all! So Susannah and I were talking about how awesome this weather is for some hot cocoa, and then we thought dang its also some nice weather for hiking, and wait hammocking too?!?! So we thought we’d combine them all and create one awesome all inclusive expedition THIS SATURDAY!!! Basically we are going to hiking on Ragged’s 7 mile …

Ohill/Heyward/Foxhaven – ADV MTB

Max StClair

Titov said he’ll be celebrating finishing his fun 3 exam and I’m now continuously celebrating the fact that the club owns a bike that fits me so stoke should be high. Going for a pretty routine cville ride, just wanna rip around the local trails. This is an adv trip so you should be comfortable on a bike and ready …

Tickets to the GnarLIEST TRAIN!!!!! (ANOTHA Trip leader workshop)

Grace Gray

HELLOOO FELLOW OUTDOORSING CREATURES OF THIS EARTH!!! Tired of watching longingly as trips come and go without you on them?? Perhaps the waitlist was too long, perhaps it didn’t work with your JAM packed schedule. Or maybe you just saw the trip description for Tickets to the Gnartrain and you thought, nah, what you need is even more intense….dare we …

Wandering Walk at Walnut Wcreek!

Evelyn Lepsch

Hi guys! It’s supposed to be BEAUTIFUL out this weekend and there’s no football game so come join us Saturday afternoon and meander/hike around at the gorgeous and conveniently close Walnut Creek Park! There’s a 4-mile loop called Wilkins Way that seems pretty chill and goes around the lake- we’re thinking we could hike that at leisure & enjoy the …

Rope Solo Skills (Advanced Climbing)

Victor Lu

Rope soloing is a wonderful sub-discipline in the climbing world that allows one to climb on a rope alone. There are many ways to rope solo (some safer than others, some smoother than others), but the two broad categories are top rope soloing and lead rope soloing. On this trip, we’ll head up to Great Falls and start by learning …

SWVA INT-ADV MTB – Hometown edition

Max StClair

Are you hoping to ride some new trails in the Roanoke/Blacksburg area? Are you stoked to “camp” in Sujith’s basement and Haley’s backyard? Do you want to rip a descent that Sujith has been chased down by a bear? If so, this might be the trip for you. We are planning on driving out to Blacksburg on Friday to get …

Brazy Early Morning Old Rag

Adam Dirting

OK guys. Old rag is awesome, if you’ve been, you know, if you haven’t, you probably still know. While it is awesome normally, I would argue that it is even more awesome in the fall during sunrise. You may ask,,, dude? how will we be able to see it during sunrise?? to which I say, duh, we wake up balls …

Don’t Fall in Paddleboarding this SUNDAY

Lila Grace Fenner

Just as the prophecy foretold, the cold winds of winter have arrived. Only last Saturday, birds sang and squirrels chattered in the trees, and all the woodland creatures frolicked for the simple joy of being alive. Now, the thick blanket of winter has settled upon the earth, the trees shiver off the last of their leaves, and and paddle boarding …

Friday Sherando MTB

Bryson Taylor

HELLO MOUNTAIN BIKERS. I didn’t ride at Sherando after NRGE last weekend so tomorrow is my redemption. If you’ve not heard of it before, Sherando Lake is about 45 minutes away in our beautiful George Washington National Forest. Surrounding the lake are miles of awesome singletrack that I’ve wanted to ride for quite some time now. These trails will fulfill …

Paddle board with me TODAY!! AT 3:00 PM!!!!

Cameron J Burke

It’s so nice out today. TOO NICE OUT TO NOT GO SUPPING!! I’m posting this so crazy last minute because I did not realize it would be such a perfect day to get out and float. If you’re feeling spontaneous, sun-bathey, and ravenous for a paddle come meet me at the shrack at 3 pm!! Also the fall colors are …

i seriously Doubt-that (friday NRGE int-adv MTB @ Douthat)

Shay Utzinger

*THIS IS A NRGE TRIP. PLS READ AND UNDERSTAND NRGE RELATED CONTENT BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS* oh hello fellow riders of bikes who are also going to NRGE, are you seeking some shred on the way to NRGE!?! Well join me and Max in exploring the majestic Douthat which happens to conveniently on the way to the New! We …

Slackline Practice this Wednesday at 5pm next to the Astrophysics Building

Santiago Pinto

Not quite to the left and not quite to the right I try to stay in the middle but it’s a constant fight A never ending struggle to find the balance in life And I wonder if someday I will finish my strife Maybe a perpetual equilibrium is something I can achieve but so far I have found that balance …

Rocks. Orange Rocks. Climb Big Orange Rock.

Abhinav Sanjay

I’m basically obsessed with upper meadow right now (i.e. I have climbs to collect). There are climbs from 5.7-5.13; though, if you’re slab averse you’ll need to get on some of the 5.10 and up climbs (they’re better than the slab anyways). If you like slab, you’ll prolly have a nice time at zero buttress; but in my opinion, the …

Suffering is the spice of life – Wild Oak NRT mega-hike

Max StClair

Just about a year ago, we set out for a long ass hike. Was it enjoyable? Honestly mostly but when it got dark and started raining I changed my mind. Did some people bail out? Yeah, you should ask her about it. Are we doing it again? At Jillians request, yes… But, at least I was able to come up …

Trip leader workshop!!

Cameron J Burke

Why hellooo ODC friends!!! Did you recently join ODC and want to learn how you can go on trips WHENEVER YOU WANT?? Have you enjoyed trips for a long time and are ready to spread the ODC love by creating even more trips!!??? Do you want your DUES REIMBURSED???? If the answer to these questions is yes, SIGN UP FOR …

Fall Break – Pisgah ADV MTB

Max StClair

This trip is part of the reading days Pisgah trip: https://outdoorsatuva.org/adventure/pisgah-fall-break-extravaganza-main-trip/ Make sure to sign up for that first This trip is to coordinate an ADV bike group. We will be riding for several days in the Pisgah National Forest and in Dupont State Forest. We will also ride with the INT group when possible. If you are interested in …

Creekathon Craft-a-thon

Ed Aten

Disclaimer: you must be off the Creekathon main trip waitlist to join this trip As seen in the adventure photo ( from 10 years ago!!!) I’ve always had a crafty side. However, recently I’ve been getting really stoked on repairing gear, visible mending, and natural fibers! I can provide some instruction on sewing and making your own string from yucca. …

RIP Boring Saturday: It’s a Riprap

Elijah Cole Hale

*Sorry I had to repost-technical difficulties* Let me preface by saying I’m quite proud of that pun…it took me an entire lecture to come up with when I probably should’ve been focusing(numbers go brrr). All I’m saying is I deserve some appreciation for my sacrifice, y’know, my weight in gold or something like that. But I’ll settle for you signing …

Sunset at Bearfence!!!

Sophie Sallah

Super simple, super straightforward sunset hike at Bearfence!! I have like basically no time for fun activities during the week, so I am cramming in as much fun as I can on Saturdays. This will be a great “bang for your buck” adventure because it’ll be short and very rewarding. Bearfence is also one of the most bang for your …

Slackline Practice on Tuesday at 5 pm next to the Astrophysics Department

Santiago Pinto

Come join the slackline practice, this time we’ll start by doing some warm up Yoga and some breathing exercises to get in that calm and balance state of mind that we long for in the line. So far we have focused on the technique that is best suited to walk the line, but this time we want to focus more …

POKER IN THE PINES (walnut creek trip!)

Evelyn Lepsch

Hello outdoorslings!! Have you ever felt like you would be at your peak form if Las Vegas wasn’t a large handful of hours away? Do you crave a casino night full of deception and allure? If so, YOU ARE IN LUCK. CREEKATHON POKER IN THE PINES IS FOR YOU. No previous knowledge of card games? NO PROBLEM A yearning need …

YOGA @ DA CREEEEEK

Parker Sims

Hello! Katie and I are oh so excited for CREEKATHON 23 and are hoping to enlighten you with our expansive yoga knowledge (i do not know how to do yoga). We are going to have a nice post-lunch stretch which will allow us to bask and digest at the same time in the most relaxing way possible. We are planning …

Backcountry Pizza Workshop

Lila Grace Fenner

There are few things better than a delicious meal in the backcountry. But when backpacking, it can be hard to make the meal of your dreams come to life. Do you shell out $12 for Mountain House Bologñese? Roll a raw summer sausage into a tortilla with a few dollops of peanut butter? Cold soak a top ramen package? These …

Ohill/Heyward/Foxhaven ADV MTB

Max StClair

Pretty routine cville ride, just wanna go rip around the local trails. This is an adv trip so you should be comfortable on a bike and ready to ride some harder trails, although there won’t be any need to hit mandatory drops, gaps, or other scary features. If you’re on the fence about it, feel free to reach out. If …

Slackline Practice this Tuesday at 5 pm Across the Street From Ohill

Santiago Pinto

Hello outdoors people: As always all the important information is in the tittle, bring a line if you have one and bring all the good vibes. I also learn last time that having access to bug spray will make it easier to walk the line since you won’t be fighting mosquitos as you go. Also if anyone has a speaker …

we want YOU! (to be a TRIP LEADER!!)

Marion Donald

beginning of the semester… long waitlists… too much time spent indoors in class (!)… Good thing we have another TRIP LEADER WORKSHOP coming in hot off the press this MONDAY! Whether you have been in our lovely club for quite sometime now and have decided that you are ready to be in charge of your own adventures now, are a …

Test Dummies Wanted: A Prelude to GauleyFest (Adv. Rafting)

Mitchel Cole Lang

Hello my whitewater hooligans! OK OK. So this is NOT a Gauleyfest trip. Those are coming soon. Hold on to your hats. The point of this trip is to gauge interest and rally some of the more advanced/experienced whitewater paddlers/rafters present in the club to come warm up and feel out the lines on the Upper Gauley before we take …

Sunset Milkshake

Shihe Wang

When was the last time you had a cookout milkshake? It’s been far too long for me and I’m kinda going through withdrawal. And what better way to complement a delicious shake than watching a sunset? Come join me on a jovial outing consisting of saturated fats, sugar, and sunset watching. The plan is to leave grounds around 6;30pm, go …

R U Bob Ross

Shihe Wang

Hi! I want to be Bob Ross. The weather is lovely recently, I love fall, and I think it goes well with Bob Ross. I have been wanting to follow a Bob Ross YouTube video for a while, and it is time to do this. Come join me at the lawn, I will be following along a Bob Ross video(at …

Slackline Practice on Wednesday at 5 pm across the street from OHill

Santiago Pinto

Hello outdoors friends, I know you are all busy people so all the important information you need to know is in the tittle. I will bring all the slacklines I have but if you have a slackline of your own please bring it with. We will be there until around 7 pm, so come join after if you can’t come …

Tuesday SUPfest!!

Cameron J Burke

Tuesday afternoon… you have school to do and probably other things as well.. But what if… What if you hopped on a paddle board and floated around ragged?? I’m going to try to let people off the waitlist who have never been on a trip before, so if you’re a new member– WELCOME! Come join me as I leave my …

Gunsight Notch (Trad Climbing at Seneca)

Victor Lu

It has been SO long since I’ve been to Seneca, and I’m itching to get back to those super stiff grades and high exposure adventure routes. With the recent boom in trad climbing the club (boom is relatively speaking, of course), I thought this would be the perfect excursion for a small squad of up-and-coming trad climbers. The plan is …

big spoon, little spoon, middle spoon, YOUR SPOON

Marion Donald

Hey! You! Have you ever wanted to carve your very own wooden utensil that you can bring around with you so that you look like you are the absolute coolest, most earth loving, sustainable, and handy human being any of your friends have ever seen?! well… We have just the workshop for you. Thursday late afternoon, as our week starts …

FRIDAY RIVANNA SWIM (SO CHILL AND RELAXING)

Tiffany Malley

it’s gonna be 80 degrees on Friday so let’s FIND SOME WATER TO SUBMERGE OURSELVES IN!!! AKA the Rivanna River! The plan is to drive to Riverview park and find a spot to swim in, possibly the rope swing??? THE PLAN: leave from echols @2pm drive to spot (15 minute drive) walk to spot (10-20 min walk) SWIMMY SWIM/ROPE SWING??? …

Ohill/Heyward/Foxhaven ADV MTB

Max StClair

Pretty routine cville ride, just wanna go rip around the local trails. This is an adv trip so you should be comfortable on a bike and ready to ride some harder trails, although there won’t be any need to hit mandatory drops, gaps, or other scary features. If you’re on the fence about it, feel free to reach out. If …

TRIP LEADER WORKSHOP!!!!

Evelyn Needham

Heyooooo! Are you battling the waitlist blues and want to get on trips? Do you have cool ideas of ways to get outside with your friends? Are you super cool? Do you want your DUES REIMBURSED???? If the answer to these questions is yes, SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP! This will be a fun and silly walkthrough of every little …

RIPPIN N RAPPIN!! (Intro AND Advanced backpacking)

Grace Gray

Helllooo hellooo friends, anyone else hear the blue ridges calling?? Chelsea and I sure do, and we’ve decided to answer them the best way we know how: with a backpack, tent, campfire, and a whole lotta love. That’s right, it’s time for some backpacking. And not just any backpacking – it’s RIPRAP TIME. This will be a hybrid trip, which …

Mindfulness Moment on the Lawn

Sarah Dowling

I don’t know about y’all, but my school year is already proving hectic and it’s just begun! So what better way to end our first full week of classes and welcome in the weekend than with some time soaking in the sun with friends on the Lawn? My thoughts here are just to meet as a group on the Lawn …