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Azalea Park MicroStravaganza

Lily Gates

Finals season is hitting hard and we all need to take a break! Join us for a quick romp over to azalea park to splish splash in the water a little bit, watch the sky get all watercolory for the sunset, and clear our heads so that we are ready to rumbleeee through the end of the semester. Plan: Meet …

students unceremoniously procrastinating (SUP)

Sophia Benmhend

hey shotties Some of you might be thinking that this trip is not for you because you’re too busy studying for finals. To that I say: We have two new paddleboards. I need to take them for a spin. fr though — the only way to be productive while studying is to take real breaks. This will be a perfect …

climb climb woof woof

Teagan Baiotto

The end of this semester is really hitting hard. I don’t want to do any more work!! Come grab on to some big beautiful beefy boulders with me at Ragged Mountain. We’ll be visiting a place dubbed the ‘Best Boulder in Charlottesville’ which is an internationally known spot to for all your bouldering needs. And by internationally known I mean …

Ragged Sunset Trip !!!

Lily Gates

Helloooo! Calling all young water bugs in need of a little paddle action at Ragged. The end of semester push is hitting hard, so Thursday we’re going bikin’ and SUPin’ and canoein’ to escape the horrors of finals szn for a while. Schedule: 6:15pm – Meet at the ShredCastle, get suited up with bikes 6:30pm – Depart and ride to …

Fresh Friday Focaccia-ing!! (with our legs and tummies)

Grace Gray

Greetings fellow brethren of the outdoors, Remember how Anna had the most BANGIN, delectable, jiffy run + muffins trip of all time this past Wednesday? Well, we’re comin at ya BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER WITH FOCACCIA FRIDAY. If this grand year of 2021 has taught Anna and I anything, it’s that you really cannot end a week of Zoom …

THE BEST ODC RUN TRIP OF ALL THURSDAYS

Grace Gray

Greeting all you earthy crunchy granolites, Are you realizing this semester is rapidly nearing its sweet farewell and it’s time for us to live our young lives before we do too??? Well, we have schemed out the ABSOLUTE BEST running trip to embrace the life squiggling within each one of our souls. We shall jaunt, skip, probably become one with …

Slack gets wack

Eliza Stowe

We’re getting strung out like our slacklines for 4/20 — wanna join? The hip among you will join us at the Shred Shack at 4:20 (a purely coincidental meeting time) whereupon we will meander vaguely into Ohill and walk high between the trees — high in the air, mind you, on our slacklines… Please bring: – your favorite plant material …

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, …

Children of the Climb (Beginner Climbing at Rivanna Wall)

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Greetings children of the mother sun, Is sending it at slaughter starting to lose is spice? Is climbing without a rope just not enough for you anymore? Come learn how to top rope at Charlottesville’s very own Rivanna wall! Rivanna wall is an old railway trestle that has two climbing routes on it, each about 5.8+. On this trip we’ll …

Wednesday Trail Running

Connor Siggins

Good afternoon all my granola people, It’s gonna be a rainy Wednesday, but I still want some running buddies. I was thinking a short loop around foxhaven farms/round top area might be pleasant. The Plan: -Meet at ye olde shred shack, 116 Washington Ave. @ 9:00am and start running -I will probably want to go for about 5-6 miles but …

Wanna get wet this weekend?

Eliza Stowe

Folks, I don’t know about y’all, but this 80 degree weather has me sweating buckets. There’s nothing like a cool dip in the Rivanna to cure this early onset perspiration. So let’s go make it happen on a sunny Sunday afternoon!!! Potential activities might include (but are certainly not limited to): hacky sacky, slacky liney, swim swim (like a fish), …

it’s been a long couple of weeks and I need to paddleboard

Sophia Benmhend

hey nerds 🥱 Midterms… am I right? That sucked! Siggy and I are pressing the mental reset button on Wednesday night and leading a lil canoeing and SUPping trip for you guys. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Ragged Mountain Reservoir, it’s only my FAVORITE place in Charlottesville. It’s a lil lake in the middle of the woods …

Disc Golfin’ at Meadowcreek

John Cooney

There is a pun here about “Tiger Woods” and something about disc golf being played in the woods, but I am not intelligent enough to figure it out. I will cut straight to the chase and share my plan with you. We are going to bike to Meadowcreek Disc Golf Course (near the Bodo’s on 29) and play 9 – …

BONFIRES ARE BACK!

Eliza Stowe

Hellloooo friends, Are your fingers and legs aching from sending it this weekend and in need of some fire healing? Are you about 12 months deprived of a truly fulfilling night under the stars in cville? If yes, we have good news for you! UVA has released our 10 person social event limit so we are having our first bonfire …

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 …

Ragged mountain biking – Intermediate – Monday 3pm (tomorrow)

Danny Devlin

It’s nice out which means mountain biking szn has begun. Come join me and start the season off with a send at the beautiful, pristine and glorious ragged mountain. We’ll be doing the full ragged mountain loop which is about 7 miles plus biking there and back which is about 6 miles round trip so 13ish total. I’m guessing it …

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 …

Rock Ascension at Rivanna Wall: Girls Run the World Edition

Eliza Stowe

Hello and greetings to all the lil senders across the lands! Spring is here which means dry and warm rocks for climbing which means we are getting after it this Sunday which means you should come join us and learn all you can about sport climbing and top-roping outside 🙂 (or teach us some new stuff). With COVID-19 restrictions we …

biathlon at the res

Connor Siggins

Oh Helllllo, It seems that the weather has turned the corner (*knocks on wood*), and my running legs are ready to get out to ragged mountain reservoir. We’ll be taking advantage of our new fleet of commuter bikes to speed up the journey to the res while warming up our legs. Here’s the plan: -meet at 116 Washington Ave to …

Sunny Saturday Boulder Bash at Ragged!!!

Burke Haywood

Howdy folks! The sun is shining and filling my mind, body and soul with its joyful energy. If you’re like me, and this kind of beautiful weather has you chomping at the bit to spend a little time pulling hard on rocks in nature, or, you just wanna get outside and try something new, come join me as I explore …

ohill stargaze

Sophia Benmhend

Hello hello! Before I get any further into this trip description, I am forcing you to read this stargazing joke that I think is funny. Ready? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No one tells you how dangerous stargazing can be I did it all afternoon and now I think I’m blind! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ haha! Ok so now we can talk about this trip. It’s just …

Ragged Mtn Hike

Philip Edmonston

Hi everyone, The plan is to meet at shred shack at 12pm next Sunday (March 7) where those who need bikes can pick them up, bike down to the resevoir, hike the trail, and come back. I led this same trip last semester and it was a nice hike – the resevoir is a short bike ride from grounds, and …

Wednesday Trail Running ~in the snow~

Connor Siggins

It’s a winter wonderland and by “wonderland” I mean cold and wet southeastern slush/snow That said, I still wanna run, so let’s brave the weather and send it to Foxhaven for some mucky miles Meet at the Shred Shack (116 Washington Ave.) at 10am and we’ll run to Foxhaven. We’ll run for about 5 miles, and the pace will be …

Beginner Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

I haven’t been leading trips in a while so let’s get back in to it with a beginner trip. We’re taking it easy on this trip and making sure everyone feels comfortable on this trip. We will probably only ride a couple miles but it depends on what the group is feeling. Text me at 804-389-3754 if you have any …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pretty Beginner Trail Tromping

Lily Gates

Do you wish you could go on the magnificent Connor Siggins’ running trips, but you are not quite the speedy gazelle that he is? Would you rate yourself more of a gila monster? A snail? Or perhaps you too are a gazelle, but you are looking for a nice mellow shake out jog? Come run with me! I’m thinking some …

Beginner Mountain Biking @ O-hill

Kieran Humphreys

What’s poppin. It should be nice next weekend so I’m trying to get some mountain biking in. I’m not super experienced so any skill level is welcome. I was planning on doing a few loops around O-hill and seeing what everyone wants to do. Wooshaaaa 🚴‍♂️👁️🚴‍♂️ What you need: – Helmet (club can provide) – Bike (club can provide) – …

TRIP LEADER BONFIRE WOOP WOOP

Lily Gates

Hear ye hear ye trip leaders! If you have led a trip this semester or currently have one posted, the hour hath come for you to join us in celebrating all that you do for this illustrious and shred-nificent club. You make the Outdoors club the wonderful and exciting organization that it is, and while we cannot fully convey our …

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 …

New Transportation Opportunity for ODC Trips

Mason Riffee

Bygone are the days of glory, when unmasked strangers would agglomerate their breathing bodies within the confines of a car to drive, sometimes for hours, to yonder lands of Shenandoah and Monongahela. We officers reckon that it may be some significant time still before carpooling returns to the ODC game-plan. But no game-plan is without its proverbial Plan B, and …

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 …

Bike & Hike at Ragged Mtn

Philip Edmonston

Hi everyone, I haven’t really seen many hiking trips here, so I thought I would lead my own! I really enjoy hiking and was looking forward to exploring the trails around the area, but obviously corona threw a wrench in things. This seems like one of the best trails within biking distance, so get hyped. The plan is to meet …

Wednesday Trail Running Part 3: Third Time’s the charm

Connor Siggins

Good news everyone!! Jim has said we can now have groups of 10 people, so that means that 9 of you can come trail running with me on Wednesday :))) The plan: Meet at the shred shack (116 Washington Ave) at 5:00pm with your running shoes, a mask/face covering and positive vibes. For our run this week, the plan is …

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 …

Intermediate Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

We’re headed back to O-hill but this time we’re taking things up a notch. I chose intermediate for this trip because we will being doing more of the gnarly sections of the trail system and taking a little less breaks. We will probably ride for about 4-5 miles. If you don’t have your own mountain bike or helmet, let me …

Beginner Mountain Biking

Matthew Houff

This is just like my trip a couple days ago and I’d love to get the people who were on the waitlist on this trip. We’re taking it easy on this trip and making sure everyone feels comfortable on this trip. We will probably only ride a couple miles but it depends on what the group is feeling. Text me …

Beginner Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

I haven’t been leading trips in a while so let’s get back in to it with a beginner trip. We’re taking it easy on this trip and making sure everyone feels comfortable on this trip. We will probably only ride a couple miles but it depends on what the group is feeling. Text me at 804-389-3754 if you have any …

Wednesday Trail Running the Sequel: Run it Back

Connor Siggins

Hey friends let’s go running (again) Last wednesday the squad ran from Fontaine ave to Stibling Ave. Tune in this Wednesday kiddos because we’re sending it from Fontaine Ave all the way to Ivy Rd. This section will be a bit longer (~5 miles total compared to ~3) because we’ll have to make our way back around O’Hill to get …

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, …

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 …

Wednesday trail running

Connor Siggins

Hey friends let’s go running Meet at 5:00 pm at the Shred Shack (116 washington Ave.) and we’ll send it behind O’Hill. Pace will be chill and we can take walk breaks if needed. Bring: -Mask -running shoes -good vibes This will be a short run, so we should be back by ~5:30.

Biker? I hardly know her!

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Alright folks, Burke and I just got off of a zoom meeting with chief, and long story short, he said this whole not having gone on a trip yet this semester thing just ain’t it. So it’s time we get back on the horse, and by horse I mean bike (duhhh). Unless you closed your eyes on March 1st and …

Intermediate/Beginner-ish Shredding @ OHill

Jacob Flaherty

I’m super exciting to lead the first MTB trip now that we’re back! Oh wait… Mason has a trip on Friday? WELL if you can’t make it to Mason’s trip, have no fear! I’ll be leading the FIRST trip to our very own Observatory Hill the very next day! OHill has a wide variety of trails that range from beginnerish …

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 …

Beginner AF Biking and Fescue Field Frolicking

Lily Gates

Can you imagine a better time than getting to watch the lovely Sophia Benmhend cosplay her 3rd grade recess self and try her darndest to catch every grasshopper in sight? You probably can’t. Couple that with endless (sort of?) meadows of the objectively MOST GLORIOUS GRASS (pictured above), and you’ve got yourself an adventure. This is a SUPER SHORT bike …

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 …

Shred 101

Claire Emily Burke

Learn how to mountain bike! This trip has two time options, 8:30-11:30 OR 12-3. Indicate your preference in the questions section. Pick up at shred shack at 8:30/12 30 min drive out to Preddy Creek Basic instruction in parking lot Learning loop – 3.2 miles Confidence-building loop – 3.2+ miles (depending on time and group comfort level, we may try …