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Ragged mountain biking (Intermediate) & Sunbathing

Danny Devlin

Friday 3/26; 1:30pm to 4:30pm Whats poppin It’s bout to be beautiful, hot and sunny on Friday and I plan to take advantage of it. 80 degrees in March simply hits different. Come join me at the glorious ragged mountain for some good ol mountain biking. We’ll be doing the full ragged mountain loop (the other direction this time) which …

Backcountry classroom: how to keep your stove working

Mason Riffee

You’ve had a long and tiring day sending it in the mountains, and now, as the shadows are lengthening, you settle into your campsite for the evening. The wind is picking up, and though the sunset is gorgeous, you know that soon enough that the ambient cold will get colder, and colder – the time is nigh for a hot …

Embrace your history; learn to flintknap

Mason Riffee

Fllitknapping is the widely-forgotten practice of forming blunt stone into pointy stone, and for most of human prehistory, it was among the foremost expressions of craftsmanship, artistic beauty, and cultural distinction. It is also history incarnate. The practice of flintknapping is bequeathed to our kind by other, older human species; and though it predates our culture, and is also a …

OHill Trail Building

Jacob Flaherty

Sup shredders, It’s gonna be a nice weekend, so y’all should spend some time outside helping Matt and I build a new mountain biking trail up on OHill. The club has all of the tools we need and no experience is necessary. We’ve gotta drive all the tools up so the meeting place will be at the top of OHill …

S’more Manufacturing

Mason Riffee

The astute among you guys will notice that this trip coincides with the bike assembly trip. Indeed, this is no coincidence: building bikes is demanding work, and after long hours tinkering with allen screws and poorly-aligned brake calipers, there is little that the mind and body so jointly require more than a well-prepared s’more. Your job, as attendee of this …

reminisce about cold weather with a movie showing

Baillie McNitt

hey shredsters, happy almost halloweekend! it’s me again, back with another trip that requires no physical fitness, but a strong heart (and stomach) nonetheless. we had a BLAST last time watching 127 hours, and now that our deans say that we can gather in groovy groups of 10, I was thinking we could watch the 2015 SOB STORY that is …

Garden VII hammocking attempt 2

Joseph Abbe

Hi, this is attempt #2 for hammocking/picnicking in garden VII It’s a nice area with some good trees and a nice flat area perfect for a picnic blanket. I’d also recommend chilling there whenever you need a peaceful break What to bring: hammock/picnic blanket/towel to lay upon mask snacks music book yourself

Hammocking/Picnicking/Relaxing in garden VII

Joseph Abbe

Hi all, if you’re like me then you just had a bunch of exams and would now just like to relax outside. So one of those great places is Garden VII. I’m just gonna bring a hammock, snacks, and a book. So pretty chill afternoon since it no longer says that it’s going to rain tomorrow afternoon. Might be a …

Foxhaven frolicking/bike/picnic time part 2

Sophia Benmhend

oh hey, didn’t see ya there This trip was so CHILL and FUN that I am leading it again! So if you are one of the unlucky souls that was not able to go on it last time around, today (or rather, Saturday) is your lucky day! If you missed the last trip description and have no idea what I’m …

Postcards

Elli Welch

Gotta make more postcards! So I can write back a few friends (long overdue..whoop) and tell the family that I’m alive. The idea is to trace a leaf, free-draw the veins, write the species name in the corner if you can, and then watercolor it all in. Even I can make some art that I’m not afraid to show someone …

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 …

~~Go With The Flow~~ (South River Falls)

Allison Kenney

In my opinion, it’s officially Spring. However, the park still isn’t green (lame, I know) so I’m proposing a waterfall hike instead of a summit hike to kick off the return from break. It’s my first time going to this one but I’m pretty pumped to see Shenandoah’s ~3rd largest falls~. The hike itself is a moderate 4.8 miles or …

International Travel Workshop

Nick Gomer

Bongiorno. I find myself in a mid-winter slump. The cold is suppressing my drive, to get outdoors. As a remedy I have found myself fondly recollecting adventures past and scheming adventures future. And on the most frozen days my mind wanders to The Big Ones, the trips which require passport, the plane ticket, y las lenguas extranjeras. Perhaps you too …

Trailbuilding and maintainence at Preddy

Mason Riffee

Preddy creek is a hallowed sort of place where shred-secrets are passed down from old to young. Many a fledging mountain biker have tested their wheels on these beginner trails. The trails, though, need your help. We’ll be teaming up with Albermarle Parks and Rec to do a bit of needed trailwork which — with your help — will preserve …

Humpback Sunrise lol

John Cooney

Trip is subject to cancellation due to status of Blue Ridge Parkway*** Hike to see the sunrise at Humpback! Haven’t been this semester so lez do it. ~ Here’s the plan ~ – Meet at Lambeth at 5:50 am (this is where I live, if you need to b picked up let me know beforehand and I can help you …

1st Day of Shredmas: Climbing at Peak RVA

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

On the first day of Shredmas Austin Sullivan gave to me, a trip to Richmond to rock climb at Peak. ~ Plan ~ 10:00am Leave from Echols dorm 11:15am Arrive at peak and start climbing 4:20pm Head back to Charlottesville 5:45ish Arrive back in CVille ~ Gear ~ – Belay device (available at the gear room) – Climbing Shoes (available …

the end of an era: fall semester 2019

blair nicol

well folks it’s the end of an era; this friday marks the last day of classes for the fall semester 2019. for me, it’s truly the end of the era… come friday morning at sunrise, i will have gone to my final day of classes as a UVA undergraduate student. i’m emo to say the least and i can’t think …

I Spy Unicorns!

Phillip Reeves

Hello fellow lovers of the outdoors! There’s a good chance of a meteor storm tomorrow night (that’s right, a storm, not just a shower, with the potential for hundreds of meteors per hour) and I want to see it! In order to catch this rare phenomenon (the last time it occurred in these meteor showers was in 1995), we’ll head …

chimney rock n roll

blair nicol

i’m desperately trying to fit in all the hiking i can before the winter weather gets the best of me and my adventure frequency rapidly decreases. friday is supposed to be in the 50’s, a very lovely fall temperature that i must take advantage of. if you haven’t gotten yourself out to SNP yet this fall, time is ticking on …

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 …

sunrise art trip

Mason Goodman

heyo outdoors club it’s been quite some time but please take this trip as proof that i am alive and well. i went from leading a sunrise hike every week last fall to this being my first trip of the semester but hey it’s not too late to forgive and forget is it? anyway(s) I’ve been craving the outside world …

NRGE 2019: Hiking the Fayetteville Area

Katharine Biegert

Come join some club alumni/OGs on a long day of hiking! This will be a long day with 4.20-6.9+ hours of hiking roughly 10-12 miles in the Fayetteville Area (https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/fayetteville-area-hiking-trails-map.htm). The itinerary we have planned may change, but it should be something along the lines of: 1. Leaving camp at around 8am (I’m driving) and parking at Long Point trail …

BIKEPACKING: Slate Springs Overnight

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

What do you get when you combine backpacking and biking? Naturally: BIKEPACKING! Don’t know what that looks like? Check out Bikepacking 101 at the end of the description. Over the course of two days, we’ll attempt to tackle the 52-mile Slate Springs Loop in George Washington National Forest. This route follows primarily dirt roads and relatively smooth doubletrack around and …

NRGE 2019: Cave Camping (Beginner Friendly)

Andrew Dudzik

Come check out the 69th annual New River Cave Extravaganza! For this trip we will be camping overnight in the New River Cave. This cave has a good mix of open caverns, little crawls, and fun climbs. It’s about a mile long and has some really beautiful open spaces. We may possibly even see a waterfall depending on rain and …

Cave Stargazing (Beginner Friendly Caving)

Andrew Dudzik

If you’ve ever wanted to see the stars with a truly unparalleled view of the sky, look no further! Caves are one of the only naturally occurring places with absolutely zero light pollution. The view of the sky from deep underground is unlike anything you’ll see above ground. With a bit of luck, we should expect to see as many …

College Students of the Corn (Maize)

Cameron Brown

Are you sticking around Charlottesville over Fall Break, and preparing to be sad as your friends leave Grounds to go home for the weekend? Are you looking for an a-maize-ing thing to do with your Friday night, but your batteries are running low after the week? Corn-gratulations! You’ve stumbled upon this trip! I don’t know about you all, but I’ve …

CAPTURE THE FAHREAKING FLAG!!!

Sidney Chong

GUYS. it’s massive capture the flag. BE THERE. WhO: you! the game is super easy to learn so no experience necessary! Teams will be RanDOmLy generated and given a colored GLOW STICK upon arrival WhErE: nameless field you goon (behind memorial gym/near alderman library) WhY: because this is the best game ever AND you will still have time for your …

screw the reading days, celebrate the hiking days

blair nicol

i’m sure your schedule looks like mine & you have exams, papers, and projects due the very day “fall break” ends, but let’s take the reading out of reading days and hike around some mountains instead. if you’re looking for a smokin’ hot trip, look no further than kev & i’s lil backpacking adventure to the smokies! fast facts: – …

i’m walking on the sun(day)shine WOAH OH!

blair nicol

as a fourth year student i’ve made the commitment to myself that i can’t spend a full day of the weekend dedicated to school work. this sunday i have no fun festivities planned, which leaves too much time for the textbooks, so i’m calling on you outdoors folks to join me in taking a break & watching the sun set …

let’s worship the bears!

blair nicol

kick off the weekend with a lil friday fun in the great outdoors! i’ve never done this hike before, but i stumbled upon it on all trails and the reviews say it’s a hidden gem of shenandoah. the hike begins with a pleasant stroll along streams, rivers and falls before the true ascent begins. it’s a 2,210 ft elevation gain …

bLaZe ittttt (HIGH Top Mountain day hike)

Sophia Benmhend

Soooo It’s time that I lose my trip leading virginity and High Top seems relatively easy to let’s! do! it! We’re dealing with a 5.6 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1,480 feet. You’ll be fine. I swear. I’ve never actually done this hike before, but I’ve heard from many that it’s not too challenging and the views are …

GIANT MANHUNT GAME

Sydney Wayand

YOOOOOOO WHO WANTS TO PLAY MANHUNT?!??!?!?! (Only the best outside game ever) WAIT WHO CAN COME??? : THE MORE PEOPLE, THE MORE FUN. Anyone can join, regardless of skill/ability. Anyone looking to relive their childhood days. sO hEre’S tHe GAME PLAN y’All : The lawn will be the location of our hunting and the surrounding areas. THE BASE will be …

Another Bear Fence Adventure

Jamie Wallenstein

It wouldn’t feel like ~back to school~ without a classic Bear Fence sunrise! Bear Fence is my favorite and probably most frequented place to watch the sunrise because it’s not too far away, it’s an easy peasy hike with a fun lil scramble at the top, and it has arguably some of the best views in Shenandoah. It will be …

Cure for Waitlist Blues : Trip Leader Workshop

Victoria Alvarez

So you’re still super stoked to get outside, and you can’t wait to just SEND IT BRAH…..but… there’s a waitlist………oof………..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 …

How to Get Around the Waitlist: Trip Leader Workshop

Chad Baily

So you’re super stoked to get outside, and you can’t wait to just SEND IT BRAH…..but… there’s a waitlist………oof………..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 …