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Build a Playlist

Elli Welch

This is an attempt to crowdsource good tunes and make shreddy playlists for all sorts of shred-like occasions (mornings before sunrise send, late nights around a campfire, long runs, hanging out in a tree at 3am on a Tuesday…) Jump in if you got strong music suggestions, or if you, like myself, just wanna gain some concept of culture. We’ll …

Saturday Night Star-gandering

Joseph Abbe

The new moon will be this weekend, so it’ll be hopefully dark enough so we can see the good ‘ol stars. Either way it’ll be a nice night hike up O-Hill We’ll meet on the corner of Echols and mosey on up to Ohill observatory, if there’s too much light there we can walk down to a clearing I know …

~Spooky~ Night Hike & Stargazing up on Ohill

Shayla Utzinger

Halloween may have passed by the time of this trip, but spooky time never stops. Bundle up, take a break from that silly Sunday evening calculus homework, collect your favorite spooky stories and join Jade & I on a night hike up to the wondrous world of ~Ohill trails~. This trip will be extra spooky, as both me and Jade …

TREESIDE COMMUNING

Grace Gray

*QUICK NOTE: Pushing this adventure back to next week after consulting with some tree- and people-friends, so please join if you couldn’t come before and we will tree commune it up!!* Do you want to know the best thing about this socially-distanced fall? Trees don’t have to wear masks…..so that means we can hug them!!!! Come gather from 11:30-1 this …

Calling all Shrezidents (Stargazin and moon bathing)

Eliza Stowe

80 degree weather in October means a couple of things. 1) It’s practically mandatory that we spend an evening watching the stars and moon spin around us while we think about how small we are in this big, big world. 2) October means it’s time to fill the Shred Shack for this ’21-’22 school year!! 3) Climate change is big …

JIGGERJOG OVER LOGS

Grace Gray

Nothin says Sunday at high noon more than some trails, five masked-friends, and bounding on our very own fine two legs. Come channel your inner humans-evolved-to-be-long-distance-running-MACHINES and embark upon the finest jigger-jogging the O’Hill trails have ever seen. Squirrels can’t spread COVID (right?) so maybe a few of them will connect with our running prowess and join us too!!!!! We’ll …

New River Gorge Climbing

Sam Clinard

*Drivers Needed – you will be reimbursed for gas + %50 tip up to $20** With Moab leaving in the next couple days the FOMO is really starting to get to me. Rather than sit on my couch sulking, i’d rather embrace the weekend warrior lifestyle and hit up the new for some rad climbing. The new is a little …

Ivy Creek Native Plant Walk!

Sophia Benmhend

Why doesn’t anyone ever mooch off of the cool, free, outdoors-y stuff to do in Charlottesville? I will never know! BUT thanks to the wonderful Phillip Reeves and February’s Trip Leader Hype Email, I now know that there really are a ton of cool activities and service trips to do in Cville lead by organizations like the Ivy Creek Foundation, …

Sugar Hollow Camping

Sam Clinard

Heyo! It feels like awhile since I have had a simple camping trip. Let’s get out to sugar hollow this weekend for a quick overnighter. Sugar Hollow is about 30 minutes away in Crozet. The camping spot I know of is about 1 to 2 miles into the hike but we can really go wherever. There is a nice stream …

cano(e)odling at the res ;)

Sophia Benmhend

In the past, Ragged Mountain Reservoir has been described as “a hidden gem”, “an ODC family secret”, and “close enough to not be a hassle to get to, but removed enough to melt your school induced worries away”. I can confirm that all of these are, in fact, true. SO! Let’s go chill, canoe, listen to music, maybe eat a …

Hazel Falls Hike

Corey Comba

I have never hiked this trail before, but it looked cool and promises a waterfall and alcoves, so it seems like a good trip to lose my trip -leader virginity to , right? The hike is a 5.3 mile out and back and is rated as moderate on All Trails. The last .2 miles is apparently very steep according to …

Trad is Rad @ Seneca

Sam Clinard

Advanced climbing trip to Seneca Rocks, WV. I can take all the leads or we can swap leads depending on who comes. You MUST be a competent lead belayer and be ready to spend 8 hours on the wall. Seneca often turns into very long days so be prepared. The nature of this trip means I’ll probably only let climbers …

REI Garage Sale + Intro to Lead Climbing

Sam Clinard

*Drivers needed – You will be reimbursed with a tip.* REI is having their infamous garage sale the weekend of feb 8th. These usually have some insanely cheap, slightly used or damaged gear which we dirtbags love! We got to get there early to get the best stuff. Which is why we are leaving at 5:30am. Since we will already …

i spy a super bowl sunday sunrise

blair nicol

pregame your super bowl parties with a hike at the crack of dawn! i am a bitter packers fan who needs to combat my super bowl disappointment with a glorious morning in the great outdoors, so join me for a spy rock sunrise. it’s a ~3ish mile hike that is a little steep, but 360° views (and major wind) await …

Peak on the Weekend

Brooks Anderson

Let out your inner primate and come climb at Peak RVA. Peak’s an indoor climbing gym with top rope, sport, and awesome bouldering about an hour and fifteen minutes away. I can take six people in my car but if anyone else wants to drive then more people can come. The plan: Leave from Echols at 11:30 and drive to …

Disc Golf and dresses 2.0 (site deleted first)

Sam Clinard

In preparation for the “Guys in pearls, girls in ties” shindig, I think a goodwill trip is in order. Plus while we’re at it we might as well play some disc golf. So here’s the plan. 10:30 we head to the Nut to play 18 holes of disc golf. 12:30ish we go get lunch at a tasty yet affordable place. …

Learn to Fly Fish! Sugar Hollow / Moormans River

Charlie Haywood

Heyyyodiddlybop! Ever been interested in learning to fly fish? Or just fishing in general? In short, we’ll be doin a little bit of hiking and then we’ll try throwing some flying things at some swimming things. It’s just as cool as it sounds. Jokes aside, showers on Friday should have stream levels across VA in prime conditions by Sunday afternoon, …

Shredmas Day 11: Humpday Humpback pt. 2

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Note: This trip is liable to be canceled due to road closures on the Blue Ridge Parkway so stay tuned On the eleventh day of shredmas Emily Buerk gave to me a humpday humpback sunrise, ten bikers biking, nine cups of cocoa, eight hikers hiking, seven climbers climbing, six peeps belaying, fiiiiiive campfire siiiings! four alpine draws, three 23’s, two …

**POSTPONED: like kevin’s, but now on MONDAY**

blair nicol

** SATURDAY TRIP POSTPONED TO MONDAY 27th** must be on the same wave length as my good pal kevin bc before i saw his trip posted, i too was planning to hit spy rock for sunrise this week. unfortunately i have to be whippin salads starting at 9 every day this week, so i can’t attend his friday trip. so, …

first fido field trip!

blair nicol

i’ve officially signed up to be a volunteer for the caspca program “fido field trips” where i get to take a shelter dog out on an adventure for the day. this gives them the chance to exercise & socialize, so i’m hoping to make it a weekly thing! i’m picking up a mystery pupper at 9:15 AM then we will …

Shredmas Day 8: Sunset Picnic at the Reservoir

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

On the eighth day of shredmas Theo O’Neill gave to me a reservoir subset picnic, seven climbers climbing, six peeps belaying, fiiiiiive campfire siiiings! four alpine draws, three 23’s, two biking gloves, and a gnartridge in a pear tree. ~ The Plan ~ (01/18) 4:45 Meet at Echols 5:00ish arrive at the res 5:03ish eat dinner 5:22 sun sets 5:35ish …

Shredmas Day 7: Farmer’s Market Bike Ride

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

On the sixth day of shredmas Burke Haywood gave to me a farmer’s market bike ride, six peeps belaying, fiiiiiive campfire siiiings! four alpine draws, three 23’s, two biking gloves, and a gnartridge in a pear tree. ~ The Plan ~ 10:00am Meet at Echols 10:20ish get to the farmer’s market 10:21 support loval businesses and buy local produce 11:00 …

bop to the sharp top!

blair nicol

it’s too early in the semester for you all to need to lock yourself inside all day and spend sunday studying, so come take on sharp top with me! its a 2.6 mile out & back hike. it’s rated as difficult, but anyone can handle it, it just packs a little punch with the steepness, but only takes about an …

Shredmas Day 4: Humpday Humpback

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

On the fourth day of Shredmas Vincent Fimiani gave to me, humpday humpback, 3 23’s, two biking gloves, and a gnartridge in a pear tree. ~ Here’s the plan ~ – Meet at echols at 5:55 am – Leave Echols NO LATER THAN 6:00 am – Get to trailhead around 6:45 am – 30 to 40ish minute hike up depending …

White Oak Canyon Hike

Sam Clinard

*Drivers needed: will be reimbursed + 50% tip* My new years resolution is to do it outside more. Join me in getting this decade started right with a leisurely Sunday stroll. The plan: Leave Cville @9am. Arrive ~10am at white oak canyon. Hike for up to 5 hours for the whole loop. Return to cville by 5pm. Here’s the hiking …

Winter Weekend 2020!!

Sam Clinard

Salutations fellow Outdoorspeople, Are you ready for the best weekend of the year? One full of shredding with the gnarliest people you know? Winter weekend extravaganza is here! ***Please read everything I send for this trip. MEGA trips are a massive amount of work which can be greatly reduced by you all.*** THE PLAN (Summary): Snowshoe arguably is the best …

Peak on a wednesday

Lily Wincele

heyooo Let’s do some climbing. Peak is an indoor climbing gym in richmond with lots of top rope, sport, and bouldering that is great for all levels of climbers. The plan: Leave from echols at 5 and drive an hour to peak. Climb for a few hours until our arms really hurt and then drive back to good ole cville. …

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 …

Blackrock Sunset

Joseph Abbe

Monday 3:00 – 7:00 (For the emails) It’s been too long since I’ve been on a hike, and I’m also in need of a sunset. So why not finish the time before turkey time with a nice sunset when the weather should be clear. Blackrock summit is a beautiful area with a great view. It’s also super basic at only …

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 …

Let’s try this again… (Cold mountain day hike)

Sophia Benmhend

This didn’t work out too well last week because of car-related complications, but this hike is dOpe so I thought we’d give it another try. Priority will be given to the people on the hike last week, but there will still probably be spots left if enough drivers sign up!! I’ve been on this hike once before. I had fun. …

do go chasing waterfalls

blair nicol

friday hikes have become an important part of my weekly routine, so here we are once again. last week, i was met with the harsh reality that fall foliage is rapidly declining and the park is looking more & more dead. so, for this week, i’m switching it up with a hike focused on water rather than a peak destination. …

Crabtree Falls + Dog + Boldrock Cidery

Sam Clinard

This trip combines some of the things I love most. First, we’ll start the day off early with a hike up Crabtree Falls. Then we’ll head on over to bold rock cidery for brunch and cider mimosas. Then joining us for all of that is my sister’s yellow lab. Hiking, cider, dogs…..what could make a Sunday better? *I could use …

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 …

“Last Minute Sunrise: If you come, you’re cool”

blair nicol

come chase the sun with me and my good pal mason before your body has adjusted to daylight savings. your alarm clock may read 3:30 but you’ll be full of life, feeling like it’s a late 4:30, and pumped to see the 360° views that spy rock has to offer! It’s 3.2 miles moderate hike with a tiny lil rock …

Monday Morning Miles (pt. 5)

Renee Spillane

Helloooooo fellow trail runners. Ever looking for a running buddy? Whelp I am because I kinda despise listening to music while I run (I know, I’m a monster) but I also get super bored running alone. I want to show you all the wonders of the Rivanna Trail system, which (unbeknownst to some) is super easily accessible from grounds even …

Monday Morning Miles (pt. 4)

Renee Spillane

Helloooooo fellow trail runners. Ever looking for a running buddy? Whelp I am because I kinda despise listening to music while I run (I know, I’m a monster) but I also get super bored running alone. I want to show you all the wonders of the Rivanna Trail system, which (unbeknownst to some) is super easily accessible from grounds even …

Sunday Mint Springs Bouldering + Picnic!

Sam Clinard

*Drivers needed* This trip is 25 minutes away so you won’t be reimbursed for gas. Enough microadventures may make life one big macroadventure! Join me for a quick bouldering trip to the newly discovered (for me at least) mint springs park. We will spend the afternoon bouldering, listening to tunes, exploring, slack lining, other shenanigans. The area is very beginner …

Monday Morning Miles (pt. 3)

Renee Spillane

Helloooooo fellow trail runners. Ever looking for a running buddy? Whelp I am because I kinda despise listening to music while I run (I know, I’m a monster) but I also get super bored running alone. I want to show you all the wonders of the Rivanna Trail system, which (unbeknownst to some) is super easily accessible from grounds even …

Sunday Morn Run and Brunch (NRGE)

Eliza Stowe

Sunday morn long runs and brunch is quite possibly my favorite weekend activity in the world. I was willing to give this weekly ritual a break at NRGE for other various adventures but have failed to sign up for any Sunday trips, so here it is. I honestly have no real plan for this other than some running route recommendations …

i have NRGE fomo already, so it’s ragtime!

blair nicol

i’m a sad odc member, who for the fourth year in a row, can’t go to NRGE, so i’m attempting to help alleviate my FOMO my still doing a solid hike. the leaves are changing now, the autumn season is coming in hot and I refuse to miss it. it will be peak fall foliage, therefore we must admire it …

Intermediate Climbing

Sam Clinard

Hi dirtbags, I decided I didn’t want to wait a whole two weeks for nrge. So I’m making a climbing trip for this Saturday! This one is going to be a little more advanced so that I can focus more on climbing rather than teaching. If you already know how to top rope belay and can climb 5.8 on top …

Test Adventure

Creative Element

Testing question limit…

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 …

50th anniversary trip: BLAIRfence

blair nicol

i’m a big believer in making a celebration out of anything & everything, so join me in celebrating my 50th adventure with this lovely club. i feel it’s only right that this celebration occurs at my favorite time of day and on a trail that so cleverly goes with my name (all credit to mr. mason goodman), so i’m making …

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 …

Snowshoe Campout!

Nick Trombetta

We will be driving up to Snowshoe Mountain this Saturday morning, leaving at 6:30 a.m. in order to get there by the opening of the lifts. Saturday night we will be camping out in either: a) The Greenbriar River Trail Trail-Head in Cass, WV or b) The backyard of one of the cabins in Cass (piggy-backing off of Landon’s trip) …

Winter Break Skiing/Boarding — F’n Whistler!

Nick Trombetta

I HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED ME AND PAID. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THESE PEOPLE Whistler Blackcomb is consistently rated as the number one ski resort in North America, and this is pretty much all you need to know about that. We will be skiing the 200+ trails …

Whitewater Rafting: Upper/Lower Gauley

Nick Trombetta

This year we have both Monday and Tuesday off for “Reading Days”… make the best of them by rafting the Upper AND Lower Gualey! This is going to be incredible! The Gualey River is located in West Virginia. Here’s what a former officer (Marc) had to say about it: “The upper Gauley is a world class white water mecca, and …