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Bikes!! Books!!! New Buddies!!!!!!

Arden Trudeau

Hi bookworms and/or bikeworms 🪱 Join us THIS FRIDAY for a fun cute bike trip to the downtown mall! Plan is to browse bookstores like New Dominion, Blue Whale, Daedalus and explore other fun cool shops. Yay! Timeline: 1:30pm meet and depart from ohill bike racks (or shred shack if you are borrowing bike) 1:50ish arrive downtown 1:51pm BOOKS / …

April 8th Total Solar Eclipse Trip!!

Alexander Templeton

This April (8th), coming to skies in a state near you, watch the sun goddamn disappear in the middle of the day! Want to see every animal freak out and feel the temperature drop ten degrees while watching the Sun’s magnetic field blazes above you for three minutes? Then join us as drive up to — well, we’ll get to …

sit spotting + warm bevs

Emi Englander Fuentes

Ever since I went on Lila’s forest contemplation trip last fall, I’ve been yearning to lead my own. I’ve also been hearing a lot about sit spotting recently and am taking it as a sign that it’s time to go back!! Sit spotting is a chance to sit by yourself in nature and become in turn with where you are …

CAVE PROM!!!!!!!

Renee Erickson

Cave prom!!!! Basically we go to an absolute mud pit of a cave (Glade Cave) wearing the fanciest clothes we can find from the local thrift store. In the spring JMU had everyone in tuxes or floor length dresses & I aspire beat JMU’s level. Note: I will be using waitlist randomization for this trip!! The first 5 people that …

Rustic Highlands Exploration and Picnining!

Lila Grace Fenner

Feeling like a poopy indoor kid going into finals? Feeling the need for some bucolic frollicking? Well, you should probably come out with Ed and I to James Monroe’s Highland Rustic Trails! This is a small trail system just 20 minutes out of town, where we plan to spend about an hour and half exploring. When we decide it’s time …

THE RETURN TO THE WHITES – DEC 2023

Max StClair

I ran this trip last year and it was a pretty great time. During the day we skied, hiked, toured, mountaineered (is that a verb?), and generally had a great time in the snow. In the evenings, we gathered at my Grandparents cabin to eat big dinners, shoot pool, and occasionally break through the frozen lake for a polar plunge. …

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 …

Friday Bird Watching at Ivy Creek!!

Jack Weinbrecht

Hello dirtbags! Join me and Claire Friday morning for some crisp Autumn birding! You don’t need to know anything about birds. We’ll provide binoculars and a bit of knowledge. Birding is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the natural world, and I think it’s worth trying at least once. Ivy Creek has a bunch of nice trails and we’ll …

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 …

THE GREATEST SHOW IN SPORTS: 28TH GREEN RACE WATCH PARTY

Mitchel Cole Lang

do you hate watching sports? do you like watching sports? do you like watching people do insanely dope things in whitewater kayaks? do you like hanging out with friends? if you said yes to any of those questions then golly gee do i have the perfect plan for your Saturday afternoon, come hang out and watch the Green Race with …

Crosswalk Birth

Adam Dirting

HI Do you ever walk through Charlottesville and wonder, “why??? why has my city forsaken me???? why am I forced to persistently cross busy roads, full of metal death boxes on wheels?? is this what society has come to???? is there a way out of this hellscape???” Good. bc me and patrick do too. We decided, maybe we shouldn’t just …

slackline practice on the lawn!

ben lepsch

hello outdoorslings come to the lawn this wednesday for slacklining fun, we will walk + play frisbee on the lines + fall off a lot bring a slackline if you have one!

TREE PLANTING – MINIII FOREST @ SCOTT STADIUM

Parker Sims

This is a great opportunity to volunteer and plant a mini forest by Scott Stadium! This is through another group so we are just going to get there and then help them plant according to whatever they have planned. – Meet at entrance to scott stadium parking garage at 12PM – Plant until 3 and leave Scott Stadium a more …

NRGE 2023: MAIN CARPOOL

Shay Utzinger

My dearest NRGE geeslings, **PLEASE REFER TO THE NRGE CLUB EMAIL (sent 10/8) AND READ THIS ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. THEN, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS** NRGE-ALICIOUS EXPIALIDOCIOUS 2023 (New River Gorge Extravaganza) This is NOT an actual NRGE adventure. This is the CARPOOL for NRGE. This is how the officers will keep track of drivers and attendees. So make our lives easier and …

BeginNer Zen BarEfoot WaNdeR ARound OhiLL!!!!!!!

ben lepsch

Do YOU like to feel grounded to the earth? Too bad you have to wear shoes all the time…come free yourself and your feet from society’s restrictions and join the coolest sibling duo in the outdoors club as we meander around the ohill trails barefoot. The Plan: 4pm: meet outside slaughter 4:10: become one with the earth (get to the …

DOLLY SODS SOGGY DODS – 5 day Fall Break Backpacking (Beginner- Intermediate)

Ed Aten

An animal howls off in the distance, the pines whisper to each other, and the smell of fire smoke fills your nostrils as you gaze up into the vast starry sky. To be alone with the world for a moment is all you need and everything you’ve been missing. Let’s go spend some time away from our beloved Cville hustle …

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 …

Tarzan moment: Rivanna rope swing

Jack Weinbrecht

A mere 15 minutes from here, there lies a wonderful rope over the Rivanna River. This Sunday, while the water is still warm and the weather is warmer, we shall endeavor to swing from this blessed rope and relish in the river’s cool embrace. I’ve never swung from a rope before, but I think it will be fun. This rope …

Stokesville big day (ADV+ MTB)

Max StClair

This trip is not a concrete plan or itinerary, but rather looking to see if anyone else wants to do a full-day ride this weekend. I’m pretty flexible on most details. I’d probably rather ride on Saturday but could do Sunday too (would just need to be back a bit earlier). In terms of location, I have some potential routes …

new river gorge climbing extravaganza

Shihe Wang

Hi! I want to go to the new to do an overnight trip so we can get the most climbing in on Saturday. Also we will go on a food tour of pies & pints and biscuits. In summary, ALL THE BEST THINGS IN ONE TRIP. Depending on people’s availability we would leave Friday afternoon,get to Summersville, go dip in …

ANOTHER! Trip leader workshop!!

Cameron J Burke

Hellooo ODC friends!!! Did you just join ODC and want to learn how you can go on trips WHENEVER YOU WANT?? Or maybe you’ve 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 any of these questions is yes, SIGN …

mmm yes monday paddleboard

Owen Martin

Let’s spend our final day before school starts on the lake and reminisce about how cool our summers were, but also how excited we are (at least I am) to be back in charlottesville with our comrades. Monday’s supposed to be a hot one, so if you’re a sun hat or a swim shirt kinda person then plan accordingly. Should …

CLOVERS CLOVERS CLOVERS

Margaret Haun

TLDR: clover chains. 1:30 Saturday. POV: You’re in 5th grade and usually you spend recess looking for four leaf clovers on the hill by the playground even though you’re not very good at it. But today you have a little too much energy to stare at clover patches, and today they’re blooming with their little puffy flowers, and you’ve made …

Phillip’s rockstar cooldown lap – ADV+ MTB

Max StClair

We’re not really sure about where we are riding yet. But Phillip wanted one last big ride so we are aiming for 75 miles with 12k vertical. We’ll give ourselves the whole day to get this done. ***This is an advanced mountain biking trip. It is steep, rocky, and difficult riding. There can be areas without cell service if you …

Creeky Paddlin Pt 2 (CREEKATHON ADVENTURE)

Emi Englander Fuentes

Hellooooo fellow creekathon-ers! Join us for a post lunch paddle! We’ll bask in the sun in our grilled delight induced coma, perhaps do some stretches, and explore the vast territory of Walnut Creek. Maybe we can even pull out our best paddle board yoga moves hehe Timeline 12:45 pm: convene at main shelter, get those boards out on the water! …

Slate Springs Bikepacking

Phillip Reeves

yeah, you read that correctly… BIKEpacking. Not backpacking. All the fun of biking, with all the self-reliance and minimalism of backpacking. And all while taking in so many beautiful views and soaking in the remote scenery of the Appalachian mountains. Over the course of two days, we’re going to ride a ~50 mile loop that circumnavigates and summits Reddish Knob …

Super Swaggy Spring Sitting in a Sgarden!!!!!!

Ivy Cobbs

Greetings fellow earthlings!! Calling all stressed students (or non-stressed students) for a sunny Sunday sitting in one of our lovely sgardens (the “s” is silent)! Join Evelyn and Ivy as we unwind and sunbathe in a garden of our choosing (our favorites are gardens 1 and 7). The forecast for Sunday is looking soooo nice and warm and we want …

Milky Way Milkshakes!

Noah Holloway

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 staring up at the Milky Way? Come join us on a jovial outing consisting of saturated fats, sugar, and stargazing. The plan is to leave grounds around …

Friday Douthat Shenanigans

Phillip Reeves

Charlottesville is hilly, but I crave a truly mountainous route. So I’ve contrived a route inspired by the Middle Mountain Momma XXC race course that explores all the highlights of Douthat State Park plus some extra at almost 200 feet of climbing per mile (see the links below for some ideas of what we’ll be riding). Come join me Friday …

CAVE PROM CAVE PROM CAVE PROM

Renee Erickson

Yeah, you heard that right. After a year and a half, CAVE PROM IS BACK!!!!! We’re extending the ODC formal *experience* into Sunday so you can hang out in a cave in a great outfit! (and we made the start time later so you can get some well-needed rest between events). This means that we’ll be stopping by goodwill on …

Carvins – ADV MTB (Take 2)

Phillip Reeves

Fingers crossed for no inclement weather this time! Word is Siggy might make an appearance and Max (which one???) might cook steaks so get stoked Come join us for a 1.5 day exploration of Carvin’s Cove plus grilling+camping: Carvin’s Cove is a big trail network near Roanoke, filled with challenging climbs and thrilling descents, from rocky, rooty, technical stretches to …

A good ‘ol Phillip-style bike trip – ADV+ MTB

Max StClair

If you’ve ever wondered what Phillip does when he runs off on his own over the weekend, this trip should provide some good insight. The plan is to link two loop trails in the Buchanan VA area (driving in between the trailheads). The trails are linked below. Together, we expect to ride 63 miles with just over 9000′ of climbing. …

Pisgah? Pisgah! Main trip

Phillip Reeves

Howdy y’all. If you haven’t heard of it before, Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina is a pretty sick place! It’s got all the mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, climbing, and hiking your heart could ever desire (and I’m sure some other outdoorsy awesomeness too)! So come with us on a magical journey to this dope area only 6 hours away! …

the OTHER trip leader workshop

Ed Aten

HEY all you ODC gremlins 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. I present to you the solution: become a trip leader! All you have to do is sign up for this trip and attend our workshop! Psst…Trip leaders …

Thursday TRIP LEADER WORKSHOP <3

Sophia Benmhend

Hey there ;)))))))))))))))))))))))) Are you sick of being on waitlists and not being on trips? Do you have cool ideas of ways to get outside with your friends? Are you generally competent at being a human being? Do you want your DUES REIMBURSED???? If the answer to these questions is yes, SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP! This will be a …

>>>MOAB 2023<<<

Phillip Reeves

MOAB, UTAH 2023 We’ve got an extra special gift for all of you this last day of class: without a doubt the most legendary adventure of the year. ALL ABOARD THE GNAR TRAIN May we all blossom from this fake wintry East Coast of ours and emerge as sun children in the soft red sands of the Utah desert. There …

CHICKEN STRIP CHALLENGE

Jules Le Menestrel

What’s the best fried chicken chain? Charlottesville is well known for its range of fried chicken offerings, and thanks to Nash equilibriums (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotelling%27s_law), they just so happen to all be next to each other on one long strip. On this trip, we will bike to seven fried chicken fast food restaurants, and order a tenders, sandwich, and fries at each …

GWNF Advanced Mountain Biking & Leaf Surfing

Phillip Reeves

***DRIVERS NEEDED*** Shuttle – (verb): to drive to the top of a trail and shred only the downhill*, as opposed to climbing up yourself. Also known as: a roadie’s worst nightmare. *The beauty of a shuttle in the GWNF is that you can still climb those few thousand feet your quads and calves were longing for but ride multiple descents. …

Morning Mindfulness at Ragged – Meditation and a swim for the brave hearted (Bright colour theme essential)

Aniella Weinberger

Apologies for the lack of meditation and mindfulness the past few weeks, nonetheless it is back this week better than ever! This week everyone must wear something bright and happy to set up a happy positive colourful loving vibe because that is exactly what we need. Some mindfulness, swimming and good vibes at Ragged on a sunny, fresh Wednesday morning, …

Costume Ride oh baby

Phillip Reeves

Suit up ladies and gentlemen, we’re getting down and dirty on this fine halloween eve. The plan is to ride ohill’s trails in our swaggiest attire, in order to pay the hill its proper respects. If your costume is breathable, fantastic, but it’s okay if it’s not conducive to mountain biking, few costumes are. Just be aware there’s a slight …

Two Day Triple Crown

Reid Mitchell

1. Echols 5:30 AM with stuff in tow. 2. Head to Macafees knob. 3 ish hour drive gets us there around 9:00 AM at the latest. 3. Complete half the loop, bout 17 miles. 4. Sleep. 5. Finish the loop, another 17 ish miles. 6. Leave and maybe get some celebratory dinner otw back to Charlottesville. Unsure of exact return …

NGRE evening river jam session

Reid Mitchell

Its a jam session down by the river. Ill pick you up. That is pretty much everything you need to know.

NRGE BASE JUMPING…

Christopher J Dauber

So, You want to go BASE Jumping, Eh? Well, Unfortunately the paperwork elves over at UVA’s Risk Management Department will not let anyone currently enrolled as a student go BASE-jumping, and I have no desire to hurl myself off of a multi-ton steel structure to prove Sir Issac Newton right. Instead, let’s watch a couple of other people decide to …

Advanced Mountain Biking at Carvins Cove

Phillip Reeves

Calling all lovers of knobby tires: Charlie’s back! Come join us for a 1.5 day exploration of Carvin’s Cove plus grilling+camping: Carvin’s Cove is a big trail network near Roanoke, filled with challenging climbs and thrilling descents, from rocky, rooty, technical stretches to built-up flow trails. We could write more but all you really need to know is that there’s …

Creekathon Jammy Jam Sesh

Sophia Benmhend

Hey lil shorties (I am ONLY saying hey to the people ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR CREEKATHON — IF YOU’RE NOT OFF OF THAT WAITLIST GO AWAYYYYYY) I thought I’d bring my lil guitar to creekathon and scope out whether anyone would be down to noodle around and make beautiful music w me. We can go find a cute little spot …

Early Morning Old Rag??

Adam Dirting

Do you not have class until 11:00 am or later on Fridays? Do you enjoying waking up hours before the butt crack of dawn to climb a friggin steep hill super fast with a headlamp on? Do you like towels that have been repeatedly used for years on end without having been washed in between said uses??? Well, if you …

2 day Triple Crown! (sufferfest *lite*)

Reid Mitchell

Dearest hooligans, My name is Reid and this Saturday I would like to have a few lovely faces accompany me to the triple crown, a 35 mile loop with some very groovy views including Macafees Knob, Dragons Tooth, Tinker Cliffs, and my stunning complexion. Youre welcome. This is a pretty tough backpacking trip so please only come if you know …

MEGA CREEKATHON: Biannual Creek of the Thons

Ed Aten

LISTEN UP FOLKS! It’s that time of year again. Time to make the winding journey down country (Albermarle county) roads to the place where dreams come true, where the sun shines forever, and where the Virginia red clay squelches abundantly. CREEK – A – THON definition: the most creeked, creeking creek-a-licious, creektastic, creek hangout, cookout, shredout, and headout of the …

Waitlist Refuge #2: run at butt crack of dawn

Reid Mitchell

1. Get up at butt crack of dawn 2. Be at echols 3. Run. We will only run as fast as the slowest can tolerate. Also we will be running around uva on the roads so we can accomodate a larger group.