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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 …

Here’s an excuse to slack off

Eliza Stowe

What better way to slack off of our dear Zoom university than near some trees, at sunset and with some good company? None. School is hard, being outside makes us happy, so let’s go slacklining. I need some people to make me keep slackin’ and doing headstands so let’s just keep doing slackline trips until I run out of slack …

Mindfulness on Grounds

Sam Clinard

Hi all! Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular for its many benefits. Unfortunately, there is a large amount of misinformation out there. Here at UVA we are lucky to have a prof who teaches a one credit course on mindfulness. He has ~20 years of mindfulness practice and is able to explain this surprisingly complex practice in a way that makes …

Edible Plant Walk

Olivia Lewis

Hello beautiful people! Springtime has arrived, and spring blooms and wild edibles are out in full force at last! Come join me on Friday afternoon to go foraging in the Charlottesville area for wild edibles. We’ll meet at the top of the amphitheater steps at 3:30 PM and drive to the homestead and neighborhood of a Charlottesville local community resident …

2days/1night Skiing @ Snowshoe

Milos Tomovic

Hello everyone, there was a lot of interest in the ski trip I posted last night. I deleted the event and created a new one with more information and a firm date. What: 2 days of skiing at Snowshoe in West Virginia. 1 Night will be spent at the lodge at the bottom of the mountain. When: January 10 and …

Workshop – Long Distance Backpacking / Thru-Hiking

Gen Shimizu

Have you ever thought about embarking on a backpacking trip lasting a month or more? Perhaps you’ve considered hiking one of the country’s several National Scenic Trails but don’t know where to go for information or have entertained it as a side thought, thinking, “Some day, I could see myself….” If you’re one of these people, come to this workshop …

Workshop – Leave No Trace

Gen Shimizu

If you go on day hikes, backpacking trips, outdoor climbing trips or any other trips in the wilderness then you should familiarize yourself with Leave No Trace (LNT) techniques. If you lead trips this is especially important so that you can pass on the proper etiquette for backcountry living. I will cover why LNT is important, the basic principles behind …

Workshop – Ultralight Backpacking

Gen Shimizu

Want to impress your friends by going on a multi-day backpacking trip carrying only [what looks like] a daypack? At this workshop I’ll teach you how to reduce your base weight to 7 or 8 lbs! This is the weight of your pack (including the pack) with everything but food, water and fuel. It’s the ultimate survivalist kit. In you’re …

Workshop – Stovemaking

Gen Shimizu

Some of the best stoves in life are free. Come to the workshop and I’ll teach you how to make your very own ultralight backpacking stove from two aluminum cans! Usually weighing less than 1 oz, alcohol stoves are the top choice among ultralight backpackers and long-distance hikers. At the workshop I will teach you how to make a stove …

Stove Workshop

Rick Evans

When you are wet, hungry, exhausted, and out in the middle of nowhere, there is truly nothing better than hearing the comforting roar of a camp stove. (The presence of a beautiful woman is a close second…) If you have any aspirations for leading/joining overnight outdoors trips, then this is your chance to learn all about backcountry stoves. In this …