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NRGE 2019 – Friday Intermediate-Advanced Mountain Biking at Douthat State Park

Dave Clark

Lets start off the wonderful weekend of NRGE-adventuring with an intense mountain bike ride on our way to the campsite! Douthat State Park has some of the finest single track in VA and is one of my favorite places to ride. There are plenty of tough, technical climbs up to fantastic views, followed by ridge-line roller coasters and endless down …

NRGE 2019: Sun Cult? Part 2

Jacob St. Martin

Way out there, 93 million miles away, lies a lonely little fella who just wants some friends. I can’t bear the thought of letting the little guy down so we are going to be there bright and early to wake him up and we are going to be there in the evening to tuck him in and say goodnight. This …

NGRE 2019 — Endless fall Saturday morning hike

Joseph Abbe

*****EDIT**** Since I will be doing the caving trip for Friday night, I will not be leaving with the main carpool, but I will end up at Ray’s campground hopefully at, or at least around 9:00AM Saturday morning. And we can then leave from the campground as soon as I get there. As such, I have changed the time to …

NRGE 2019 : MAIN CARPOOL

Victoria Alvarez

All my NRGE bbies, **PLEASE REFER TO THE NRGE CLUB EMAIL (SENT OUT 10/4/19) AND READ THIS ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. THEN, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS** 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 follow instructions, por favor. ♣ You …

Time to Get Weird: Naked Stargazing

Benjamin Vogel

Okay hear me out. Last weekend, for reasons I will not get into right now, I ended up having the surprising pleasure of stargazing in the nude. And let me tell you, it gave me a deeper connection to the nature around and above me than I had ever experienced. So much so that I think other people should experience …

Nrge: Day Hike at Glade Creek

Andrew Dudzik

If you’re still looking for a trip to join come check out the Glade Creek trail! It’s a 5.6 mile hike near the New River with lots of trees, waterfalls, and excellent swimming holes. The plan is to leave the campground around 9am, get to the trail around 10, and hike for a few hours. Pack a lunch and/or snacks …

Nrge: Need a Little Beauty After a Long Day of Sending it?(Sunset)

Burke Haywood

I’ve been looking through the NRGE trips at all of insane things you outdoor aficionados will be getting yourselves into on Saturday and can’t help but think that you guys need to chill out, kick back and watch a nice sunset at the end of it all. Here’s the plan: Once you guys have patched yourselves up from the day’s …

Nrge Intermediate-Advanced Mountain Biking at Douthat

Dave Clark

Lets cap off a wonderful weekend of adventuring with an intense mtn bike ride on our way home from NRGE 2018! Douthat State Park has some of the finest single track in VA and is one of my favorite places to ride (several years ago it was mentioned in Blue Ridge Outdoors as one of the top 3 mountain bike …

Nrge Arrowhead Trails Mountain Biking

Ian McClelland

I have terrible ski fever right now so why not do skiings off-season equivalent… MOUNTAIN BIKING!!! I plan to go to the Arrowhead Trails for some easier terrain (this will be a beginner to intermediate trip). If you have your own bike and helmet that’s great, but if not I can see about securing it from the club. I will also …

Nrge: Endless Wall Morning Hike

Jamie Wallenstein

Yay NRGE yay hiking! This is my first time at NRGE and I’m super excited to explore the area, so I’m gonna kick off Saturday morning with a hike on the Endless Wall Trail! I figured we could leave early (but late enough to still catch some Zs) and get back early enough for everyone to get sendy on other …

Nrge Trip – Slitty Titty Night Bouldering

Claire Gloss

Kick off NRGE with me by going night bouldering at Slitty Titty Boulder and Highball Boulder. There are 20 routes between these two bouldering areas and are within walking distance of each other. These range from V0 to V9 with most in the 2/3 range. Beginners are welcome, but it will be more rewarding if you have some climbing experience …

**Nrge Trip** Beginner/Toprope Climbing

Rhaude Dahlinghaus

SORRY IM POSTING THIS SO LATE join me for a laid-back day of beginner friendly climbing on the Sunday of NRGE. all levels of experience welcome! plan: – wake up Sunday morning, shake off the after-effects of Saturday night’s jam sesh – pack up ALL camp gear (we will not be returning), aim to leave Ray’s by 9:30 – hit …

Nrge: Dirtbag Jamboree

Jeremy Kemp

Hey0 pals, While at NRGE you’ll be going HARD during the day gobbling up single track, leaf-strewn trails, imposing stone walls, and broiling whitewater. But what you may not have known is that at night we are gonna J A M. So, if you play anything — guitar, banjo, steel drums, fiddle, stand-up bass (yes, someone has brought one before), …

***Nrge Trip** Goodbye Gorge Hike

Victoria Alvarez

Yep. You guessed it. Another long walk!! Gotta squeeze one more adventure in before we peace out. After we revive ourselves from Saturday’s shenanigans around the fire, we’ll pack everything up and head to Long Point. We’ll hike about 3.2 miles, check out some sweet views, and say our final goodbyes……aka “see you soon”…. to the Gorge :(. **Note: WE …

Nrge Saturday Hike Medley: Grandview Rim + Little Laurel Trail

Allie Lowy

Wanna get your hiking fix in on the main NRGE day and catch some ~gorge-ous~ views of one of the prettiest places east of the Mississippi during peak foliage, but didn’t make it onto Katharine and Victoria’s trip? Fret not! This is another Saturday hiking option for the New River Gorge Extravaganza (NRGE) megatrip; it’ll be leaving from and returning …

**Nrge Trip** Saturday Gorge Hike!!

Riley Timmer

Yooo So Jeremy’s Saturday hike got too big and we’re splitting it into 2 groups! Same setup as his hike but we’ll be doing the two treks in the Grandview Rim trailhead in opposite order: Little Laurel Trail down into gorge (3 mi) and Grandview Rim trail (2 mi) for some sick ridge-top sights! Heading out from Ray’s at 9:30-10ish …

**Nrge Trip** Saturday Hike in and Out of Gorge!!

Jeremy Kemp

Hey team! First off, this is a New River Gorge Extravaganza (NRGE) trip. If you want to come on this expedition you need to be signed up for the general NRGE carpool trip! We will be leaving and returning to Ray’s Campground in West Virginia, not from UVA. ANYWAYS…. This hike is a combination of two lovely hikes from the …

Acoustic Ethnobotany / Fire Enjoying / Stargazing

Jeremy Kemp

The title says it all. This is just a call to jam at NRGE!!!! Bring your guitars, banjos, stand up basses (shoutout to two NRGEs ago when that actually happened), cajones, tambourines, ukuleles, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, tin cans, body percussion, voices, or anything else with which you like making sound!! We’ll try to get some good jams in both Friday …

**Nrge Trip** Sunday Morning Beginner Mountain Biking at Arrowhead

Zakey Faieq

Lovers of shred, Even though I have a Quantum Physics midterm the day after this trip, one cannot simply ignore the call of the Arrowhead Trails. Ray’s Campground is literally a 20 minute drive from these trails, so we obviously must pay homage to the shred lords by riding them, or risk their wrath. THE PLAN: Since I need to …

**Nrge Trip** Sunday Bouldering at Hawk’s Nest Dam

Colin Mealey

Let’s go bouldering! This trip is for those who want to get in a little more climbing on the way home Sunday. We will leave Ray’s around 9, drive out to this really fun-looking bouldering spot, Hawk’s Nest Dam, crush some dope climbing for 3ish hours, then head home from there! I plan to be back in Cville by around …

Nrge: Sunset Hike at Grandview Ridge

Adrian Blust

For those of us that will be returning back from our day trips at NRGE, let’s catch the sunset over the gorge! Let’s meet up at Ray’s campground around 3:30 and depart to Grandview where there are plenty of trails we can explore. This section of the river formed some of the steepest parts of the gorge. The sheer rock …

Nrge: “Jam 5490: Serenading, Stars & Serenity” with Professor Shred

Jeremy Kemp

IF YOU’RE COMING TO NRGE, BRING YOUR BOOM STICK. Myself and the some of the other goons ’round these parts will be bringing instruments. I’ll have my banjo. Take yours along for the ride too! Super low key, and not even a real adventure. Just jamming by the fire Friday night and Saturday night. xoxo Jeremy

Glade Creek & Kate’s Falls — Fast-Paced Sunday Nrge Hike

Jeremy Kemp

A tasty hello to all you rowdy, wonderful humans. This is a lovely looking ~9 mile hike that follows Glade Creek: a tributary to the New River. The trail starts at or near the confluence of Glade Creek and the New River. From there we will hike 4 or 4.5 miles up to a short 0.2 mile side trail that …

Nrge: Fuzzy Bunny Boulders Sat.

Elizabeth Mansfield

It takes kahunas to sign up for a trip with this title. If it doesn’t phase you, we’re going to get along. ‘Erbody get those gnarslippers: Let’s go climb! This trip is a beginner friendly bouldering trip at the NRGE for Saturday morning-afternoon. If you’ve never climbed before, I’d love to talk you through the basics of technique and bouldering …

Ngre: Kanawha Falls (Beginner and Intermediate/ Advanced)

Ned Ende

Yo, I am super excited for this trip and here’s why: First, its the weekend of the NRGE so its gonna be automatically awesome. Second, we are going to one of the coolest places in West Virginia, Kanawha falls. It is a natural (and in some spots quite unnatural) whitewater playground. Third, this is going to be a really cool …

Nrge Hike: Kate’s Plateau and Poll’s Plateau Day Hike. Driver Needed

Kate Badgett

Hey Everyone! Super excited for NRGE weekend?!?! DRIVER NEEDED!!!! My name is Kate and I am planning to lead this hike called Kate’s Plateau!!! Details: 5.1 mile hike. Kate’s Plateau is 5.1 miles. Look for signs of beaver, deer, and turkey as you follow old logging roads. The trail passes through fields, forests, and near wetlands. Parts are quite steep. …

Nrge — Saturday Afternoon Hike: Grandview Rim Trail

Jeremy Kemp

Ayyyy Shreddy Lady…. WUP WUP WUP… Oppa Outdoors Style Sorry about that. ANYWAYS, this is the first actual NRGE trip to be posted. We’ll be leaving from Ray’s Campground in Hico, WV (aka NRGE headquarters) around 3:00 on Saturday afternoon to go hike along the edge of the New River Gorge in the Grandview Rim area; that way you can …

Nrge: Kaymoor Miners Trail

Adrian Blust

For those of us that will have some free time during the day Saturday at the New, let’s go on an adventure to an old abandoned mine. It’s only a 1.6 mile long trail but we will be able to explore around. Bring sturdy shoes and water. Let’s Lewis and Clark

Intro to Ethnobotany and Spiritual Vibrations

Adrian Blust

Fellow travelers, Humans have been exploring plants and their benefits for centuries. It is an integral part of a sentient consciousness to explore the very nature of its experience. Ethnobotany is the study of the relationships between plants and humans. We will explore and learn about the history and neural mechanisms of the Kava Kava root of the Pacific Islands, …

Nrge Sunday Morning Hike to Grandview

Cole Songer

Do you have the NRGE URGE (to hike hehehee)? Then come on a phantasmagorical journey to Grandview Rim Trail. This is a moderate 1.6 miles (one way) to some astounding views of the Gorge, and it is also in conjunction with Jeremy’s trip. Those who signed up for his trip and got waitlisted will get preference, but other people should …

Nrge Sunday Hike to Spy Rock

Claire Finkel

For anyone who wants to squeeze in one last hike, this one should be pretty awesome! We’ll be making a brief detour on the drive back to Charlottesville to visit Spy Rock, well-known for having some of the best views in Central Virginia. The hike itself is 3.1 miles, intermediate in difficulty, with a short rock scramble at the top. …

Endless Wall Trail Hike

John Franklin

Hey hey hey Outdoors Club, if you’re going to the NRGE then check this out! We’re hiking the Endless Wall Trail in the gorge. It’s about 2 miles in to Diamond Point overlook, and then 2 back out (4 miles round trip for all you who can’t math). It’s a moderate hike with some views and overlooks and stuff. More …

Nrge Sunday Beginner Rock Climbing

Matt Harrington

Come climbing at the New River Gorge on the final day of the extravaganza! This is primarily a beginner’s trip intended for all those who have never gotten much of a chance to go climbing before. So if you’ve only climbed a couple of times, or even not at all, this is the trip for you! The trip will likely …

Nrge Sunday Hike to Diamond Point

Brandon Allen

To conclude our fantastic weekend we’ll be headed out to the Endless Wall Trail! This cliffside trail leads to Diamond Point, which offers beautiful views of the gorge. Sunday morning we’ll pack up camp around 9 and head out as soon as we can! Depending on how the group feels we can make it either a 2.5 or 5 mile …

Nrge Sunday Hiking Trip to Grandview Rim Trail

Jeremy Kemp

What’s crackin’ fellow lovers of Mother Nature? You’re getting this email because I would like to cordially invite you to join me on a promenade of the profoundly gorgeous New River Gorge. This is a part of the annual New River Gorge Extravaganza trip. The plan is to get up at a reasonable time on Sunday (8:00 or 9:00), pack …

Nrge Sunday Runday

Joe Gibson

Wake up early with the sunrise, slither out of your sleeping bag, open up your tent to the crisp morning air and strap on your zapatos for a trail run. We’ll head out from Ray’s Campground to the Keeney’s Creek Rail Trail and run along an old railroad past rusting trestles and abandoned conveyors. From there, we can make connections …

Intermediate Rock Fondling at the Nrge

Lucie Hanes

WHAT IS THE NRG EXTRAVAGANZA? The New River Gorge (NRG) Extravaganza is a choose-your-own-adventure megatrip that the club puts on in the fall (some years; hopefully this becomes an annual tradition) to one of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the nation, perhaps world, which is only 3 hours from C’ville. The New River itself is 1 of 10 National …

Nrge Sunday Mountain Biking – Intermediate-Advanced – Douthat State Park

Dave Clark

Douthat State Park has some of the finest single track in VA and is one of my favorite places to ride (several years ago it was mentioned in Blue Ridge Outdoors as one of the top 3 mountain bike destinations in VA!). There are plenty of tough, technical climbs up to fantastic views, followed by ridge-line roller coasters and endless …

Hawks Nest Boulders

Ryan Elliott

This trip is part of the NRG Extravaganza. Which you would really regret missing trust me its where dreams come true. Lets go check out the juicy boulders(possibly find the best one on the east coast) in the Gorge. I have been dreaming of it for a while but keep getting tricked into roping up instead. But not again lets …

Nrg Extravaganza: Intermediate-Advanced Kayaking – the New River Gorge

Dave Clark

This trip is part of the overall “NRG Extravaganza” trip and is intended to be an add-on trip to my beginner-intermediate kayaking trip, but you can join this trip without being part of that one. I will be leading a crew of mostly beginner paddlers on the section above the gorge, from Thurmond to Cunard. My plan is to drop …

Nrg Extravaganza- New River Gorge! Intermediate/Advanced Ww Kayaking

George Kinch

This adventure is part of the New River Gorge Extravaganza. Lower New River Gorge, Cunard to Fayette Station. This is an Intermediate – Advanced Whitewater kayak trip. Class III + You can research the river here: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2418/ Skill requirements: You must have a combat roll to attend this trip. Note: Safety whistle and float bags required. Everyone gets waitlisted until …

Nrg Extravaganza – Sunday Hiking – Breathtaking Vistas

Ryan Arnaudin

This adventure is part of the “Outdoor Extravaganza at the New River Gorge” trip so you must be signed up for that adventure to go on this one. On Sunday we will go hiking to take in the incredible views that the NRG has to offer. We will likely visit the Grandview and Long Point areas, but we may check …

Nrg Extravaganza – Saturday Hiking – Rivers and Waterfalls

Ryan Arnaudin

This adventure is part of the “Outdoor Extravaganza at the New River Gorge” trip so you must be signed up for that adventure to go on this one. On Saturday we will go hiking to take in some of the great rivers, streams, brooks, waterfalls, and swimming holes that the NRG has to offer. We will likely visit the Glade …

Nrg Extravaganza-Friday Hike

Lauren White

This adventure is part of the “Outdoor Extravaganza at the New River Gorge” trip, so you must be signed up for that adventure to go on this one. You should plan on leaving no later than 1 PM on Friday (3 hour drive from Charlottesville to the campsite) to be on time for this trip. The earlier we get there, …

Nrg Extravaganza: Righteous Mineshaft Mountain Biking-All Levels

Michael Crockett

While we can’t actually explore a mine on mountain bikes, we can do a sweet ride to an abandoned mine/camp/site/town or something like that. We have a number of options for this ride, but we’ll most likely do a 14-16 mile out and back number, although we’ll have the ability to end it halfway or completely scrap it early on …

Nrg Extravaganza – Hiking & Water Action Photo

Peter Leavesley

This adventure is part of the “Outdoor Extravaganza at the New River Gorge” trip so you must be signed up for that adventure to go on this one. I plan to hike into the NRG to take some whitewater action photos of our brave kayakers and rafters as they pass through the Lower Keeney rapid in the NRG. This is …

Nrg Extravaganza: Intermediate – Advanced Ww Kayaking

Peter Leavesley

This adventure is part of the “Outdoor Extravaganza at the New River Gorge” trip so you must be signed up for that adventure to go on this one. The section of the New River in the gorge is a 6.5 mile stretch from Cunard to Fayette Station, WV and according to American Whitewater it has 2 class 2 rapids, 1 …

Nrg Extravaganza: Beginner – Intermediate Ww Kayaking

Dave Clark

**This adventure is part of the “Outdoor Extravaganza at the New River Gorge” trip so you must be signed up for that adventure to go on this one. The section of the New River above the gorge is a 7 mile stretch from Thurmond to Cunard, WV and has 5 class 2 rapids separated by a bit of calm water …