Announcements

Photographing McAfee Knob (the most photographed part of the Appalachian trail)

Naomi Johnson

For this of you not afraid of heights consider the double whammy weekend: we’ll be driving down to Roanoke to do the 4.2 mile 1,500 gain hike to McAfee Knob. We figure after that 2 hour drive we should do more hiking while we’re out there, so we’re also going to hike either Dragon’s Tooth (4.1 miles, 1227 gain) or …

Magical backpacking through rip rap and doyle’s river!!!

Naomi Johnson

We’ll be meeting at 12:30PM at the Student Activities Parking Lot on Friday the 22nd. We’ll drop off most people at Riprap, then two people will drive up to Loft Mountain and leave one car there. By this point, it will be 3pm. We’ll hike 2.5 miles to Blackrock to watch/photograph the sunset, then set go set up camp at …

New Moon, Who Dis? – Blackrock Stargazing

Jacob St. Martin

Do you ever find yourself looking up at the sky, trying to see those beautiful little stars, but that pesky little man up in the sky is just drowning them out? Well fear no more! In case you didn’t know once every 30ish days the moon man just gets so dang sleepy that he doesn’t wake up! We will be …

Moroccan Mint Sunrise – Humpback Rocks

Jacob St. Martin

Now I know what must be going through your head… what is a Moroccan mint sunrise??? Well, the plan is to make some Moroccan mint tea on the summit. Lucky for y’all I spent this last spring break in Morocco learning the arts of tea making from some locals and acquiring a fancy Moroccan tea pot and tea. I want …

Blackrock Summit & Card Game Hike

Katherine Johnson

Hey there outdoorsy people! Who likes a good view without much effort, playing a round or two of cards (Hearts, anyone?), and meeting some awesome new people while sitting on the top of a mountain? If you thought to yourself, “hike yeah!” to any or all of the above, then join me this Sunday (the 1st) for a hike and …

Stony Man Sunset Hike

Jacob St. Martin

Hello Everyone, It’s time to kick off the year with what is supposed to be one of the best sunrise spots in the whole Shenandoah park. For some reason I have been livin’ the outdoors club life here for two years and haven’t hiked it yet so it’ll be a new experience for us all. It is a super easy …

Hawksbill Hootenanny, Hooliganism, and Hullabaloo

Jacob St. Martin

Yes, you heard me right. Hootenanny, Hooliganism, AND Hullabaloo. On any average day you can only only get 1, maybe 2 of those at a time, so this is your chance to go all in. We will be hiking the lower hawksbill mountain trail to a beautiful 360° view, where we will watch the sunset, listen to folk music and …

Peak Peak Peak

Claire Gloss

For those who don’t know, I just got back from Nashville, where the UVA Climbing team beat Texas Tech again at a Nationals. GO HOOS! Anyhoo, I was inspired by all the incredibly strong climbers (shoutout to Hogan and Rojeen for getting 10th and 17th respectively) to get back on the wall and SEND. This trip is open to all …

Peak Peak Peak

Claire Gloss

For those who don’t know, I just got back from Nashville, where the UVA Climbing team beat Texas Tech again at a Nationals. GO HOOS! Anyhoo, I was inspired by all the incredibly strong climbers (shoutout to Hogan and Rojeen for getting 10th and 17th respectively) to get back on the wall and SEND. This trip is open to all …

Reading Day? Naw Let’s Get Wet!

John Cooney

Hey there folks, Wednesday is a reading day, apparently, which to me means we have no school and no obligations. If you’re a member of procrastination nation like me, come along on this trip to Cedar Run, where there are waterfalls and swimming holes and a couple water slides! I am planning on doing just the Cedar Run trail which …

Sunrise Hike at Bearfence Take 2

Claire Gloss

Last time I tried this, we were surrounded by fog. I’m hoping this one will turn out better. Join me at bearfence for a short hike to see the sunrise! Drivers and SNP pass holders will be prioritized for this trip. The Plan: Leave from SAB at 5am (be on time, we are racing the sun!), get to the trail …

South River Falls Hike

Claire Gloss

Another one… Let’s head to South River Falls this time, a 4.8mi loop trail with some pretty river views. The Plan: Meet at SAB at 10am, drive ~50min to trailhead, hike up, play in the water if it’s warm enough, head back, get to Cville ~4pm latest Drivers and park pass holders will be prioritized What to bring: -water and …

South River Falls Hike

Claire Gloss

Another one… Let’s head to South River Falls this time, a 4.8mi loop trail with some pretty river views. The Plan: Meet at SAB at 10am, drive ~50min to trailhead, hike up, play in the water if it’s warm enough, head back, get to Cville ~4pm latest Drivers and park pass holders will be prioritized What to bring: -water and …

Saddleback Mountain Hike

Claire Gloss

It’s that time again… escape the stresses of finals and come hike with me! Let’s head to Saddleback Mountain, a 6mi tail with an historic cemetery to explore. The Plan: Meet at SAB at 10am, drive ~40min to trailhead, hike up, hang out, head back, Cville ETA ~2:30pm Drivers (reimbursement of course) and park pass holders will be prioritized. What …

Another Peak?

Claire Gloss

Come get sendy with me at Peak! I want to get some extra rope climbing in before Spring Break, so I will be prioritizing those that are TR/lead belay certified. This does not mean, however, that the trip is limited to more experienced climbers. Beginners please join this trip, just know that you’ll either be bouldering or on auto-belay. If …

Last One Before Moab!

Claire Gloss

I’m getting out of dodge… I’m hittin the road… but first I need to stretch my legs out. Join me in my last chance to enjoy this green landscape before MOAB! Let’s head out for a day trip to Dragon’s Tooth. This is a ~6mi hike with a real life dragon tooth at the top that I will be scrambling …

*Cancelled* Birthday Shenanigans – Hawksbill Sunrise

Jacob St. Martin

*Due to skyline drive still being closed, this trip must be cancelled* Monday is easily one of the most important days of the entire year… my birthday. Please, try to contain your excitement and your desire to spoil me with gifts. I have been dying to hike Hawksbill and the last time the parkway was still closed, so join me …

Cancelled: Sunday Funday at Old Rag

Paul Plaia

***DRIVERS NEEDED – drivers get priority off the waitlist and club reimburses drivers for gas +50% tip $$$*** I have 3 midterms next Monday and Tuesday and I can’t think of any better way to run away from my problems than going to Old Rag on Sunday! Come de-stress with me, enjoy some sweet views, and get a good workout …

Cold Mountain Hike

Claire Gloss

Only three weeks until Spring Break… time to get some hiking in to prep those legs for Moab. Come hike Cold/Cole Mountain with me! This hike has a meadow at the summit and is about 6mi round trip. Please, don’t forget to make a sacrifice to the weather gods and pray that they grant us a day without rain or …

Hawksbill Mountain Sunrise

Jacob St. Martin

I have a strong urge to hike Hawksbill that just won’t go away so please join me for a beautiful sunrise from the highest peak in Shenandoah. This hike is a little less than a mile and is not bad at all. It probably wont take us as long as I have it below, but I like to take my …

O-Hill Trail Fun Run

John Cooney

Unbeknownst to me until quite recently, there are trails on Observatory Hill to hike/bike/run/meander on! Now, high school track instilled a burning hatred for distance running within me, but I want to check these trails out… and thus, this trip was born. Since this trip requires no drivers and is right at UVA, anyone should feel free to come and …

Sunday Peak

Claire Gloss

No football this Sunday! Come get sendy with me at Peak RVA. There is a comp there on Saturday, so there will be a fresh new set to check out. All skill levels welcome! Fill out the waiver here if you have never been before: https://app.rockgympro.com/waiver/esign/peakexperiences/ede4214e-312e-48c7-b9a3-d0e76d93a5de The Plan: Meet at SAB at 12pm, head to Peak, climb for ~3hours, back …

Mlk Day Hike at Mcafee Knob

Claire Gloss

No classes calls for an adventure! Let’s head down to Catawba, VA and hike McAfee Knob. This is roughly an 8mi hike with about 1700ft elevation gain and some spectacular views at the top. Drivers are needed and will be prioritized! Reimbursement+tip, as always. The Plan: Meet at SAB at 8am, drive ~2hrs to trailhead, hike up, take in the …

Pre-Extravaganza Snowshoe Trip

Claire Gloss

The climbing gods have cursed me and I can’t climb again, so I’ve decided to go skiing instead. Snow is in the forecast! Let’s head to Snowshoe and get a good shred in before the long weekend trip. Drivers with 4WD are needed!!! These trails begin at the summit, so our car must make it up the mountain before we …

Devil’s Marbleyard Hike *Postponed*

Claire Gloss

Did UREG stack your finals all on the last few days and you don’t know how you’ll spend all that extra study time? Come for a hike with me at Devil’s Marbleyard. This is an 8.3mi hike with a boulder field that I will be playing in. Since my fingers won’t let me climb, I’m hoping that some rock scrambling …

Strickler Knob

John Cooney

a hike to Strickler for ***Saturday Dec. 8***. Was gonna go about a month ago but it turned into an adventure and now I want to do it. Looking for drivers, you will receive priority. Please show up with a full tank of gas, you will receive reimbursement+50% tip up to $20. Strickler is ~hour 20 from Charlottesville and is …

Bearfence Sunrise – Can’t Miss That Foliage

Jacob St. Martin

Well folks, the leaves are changing fast so I am frantically trying to jam trips in before everything is brown. Bearfence is a 1 mile loop hike with some neat rock scrambles and a 360° view at the top. The Plan: – 5:15 depart from Student Activities Building – 6:20 arrive at the Bearfence trailhead – 6:50 arrive at the …

Hiking Atop High Mountains

John Cooney

what’s up, on Friday let’s drive the 40 or so minutes to Hightop Mountain and hike that bad larry, it’s a 5.6 mile hike that supposedly has some nice views. We’ll roll out from the student activities building lot at 10:00 am, drive there, hike, be back by 3 at the latest but likely before then. I don’t have a …

Hiking Atop High Mountains

John Cooney

what’s up, on Friday let’s drive the 40 or so minutes to Hightop Mountain and hike that bad larry, it’s a 5.6 mile hike that supposedly has some nice views. We’ll roll out from the student activities building lot at 10:00 am, drive there, hike, be back by 3 at the latest but likely before then. I don’t have a …

Hiking Atop High Mountains

John Cooney

what’s up, on Friday let’s drive the 40 or so minutes to Hightop Mountain and hike that bad larry, it’s a 5.6 mile hike that supposedly has some nice views. We’ll roll out from the student activities building lot at 10:00 am, drive there, hike, be back by 3 at the latest but likely before then. I don’t have a …

Hiking Atop High Mountains

John Cooney

what’s up, on Friday let’s drive the 40 or so minutes to Hightop Mountain and hike that bad larry, it’s a 5.6 mile hike that supposedly has some nice views. We’ll roll out from the student activities building lot at 10:00 am, drive there, hike, be back by 3 at the latest but likely before then. I don’t have a …

Friday Hike at Old Rag

John Cooney

UPDATE: looking for drivers, we have 4 people joined but we now need a driver!! reimbursement for ya Hello people. I ain’t got class on Friday which means we got an extra long weekend so let’s celebrate by heading to Old Rag and hiking that ish. Plan is to leave from Student Activities Building at about 10 am on Friday …

Sunrise at Humpback – Waitlist Relief Hike

Victor Lu

Let’s head up to Humpback for a sunrise to start the week! Humpback is short and steep (~1 mile, ~800 ft elevation gain) with some nice rocks to play on at the top. It is also a great spot to watch the sun come up over the horizon. We will depart from the Student Activities Building (on the Stadium side, …

Sunrise at Humpback – Waitlist Relief Hike

Victor Lu

Let’s head up to Humpback for a sunrise to start the week! Humpback is short and steep (~1 mile, ~800 ft elevation gain) with some nice rocks to play on at the top. It is also a great spot to watch the sun come up over the horizon. We will depart from the Student Activities Building (on the Stadium side, …

*Cancelled* Hawksbill Sunrise – for My Sanity

Jacob St. Martin

*Sorry to everyone who signed up, but I couldn’t get any drivers for the trip so I will have to cancel. Hope to see you all soon!* Well after (most of) round one of exams and a busy schedule (which all of you UVA chronic overachievers have), the Eschool has got me down in the dumps and craving adventure. It …

Peak on a Friday?

Claire Gloss

I hope some of you got the chance to see the Dawn Wall movie last night – it was truly inspiring and, quite simply, a terrific film. Join me at Peak RVA tomorrow to tear up some skin and get sendy. You need not be experienced, this trip is open to all levels of climbers. If you have not been …

South River Falls Hike and Swim (???)

John Cooney

Howdy, This Friday it’s supposed to be pretty decent, so I’m tryna to hike a tad bit and maybe do some swimming. Join me on the first trip I’m leading if you like mountains and waterfalls and having a good time. The plan is to go to South River Falls in the beautiful (I’ve never been so just hoping) Shenandoah …

Bearfence Sunrise Hike ***Postponed***

Claire Gloss

Apparently Mason and I like the same spots to go hiking. So, lets do a “Blair Memorial Hike 2.0” and head up to Bearfence to start our week with a nice little rock scramble and sunrise viewing. Drivers and SNP pass holders will be prioritized for this trip. The Plan: Leave from SAB at 5:30am (be on time, we are …

Beginner Caving – Crossroads Cave

Victor Lu

Do you think caving sounds exciting, crazy, and terrifying all at the same time? Have you been curious as to what caving actually is? Are you looking for an opportunity to try caving for the first time? Then this is the trip for you! Caving is a super fun and exciting sport with everything from climbing to crawling to awkwardly …

Backcountry Cooking Seminar – Making and Taste-Testing Backpacking Food

Victor Lu

If you want to learn some basics, conventions, tips, and tricks in backpacking food, then this is the trip for you! No prior experience or knowledge necessary. We’ll be making a variety of different meals stemming from a few different philosophies: cheap-do-it-yourself, Mountain House, dry-food-for-life, etc. We will learn about the different pros and cons behind various backcountry cooking types, …

Pink Moon Hike at Old Rag **Postponed Again**

Claire Gloss

Rain, rain, go away…. hopefully April showers won’t screw this one up too. *** Apparently in March the full moon is called the Worm Moon, Chaste Moon, Death Moon, Crust Moon, and Sap Moon – which one do you like best? So this dude told me about his mind-blowing experience that he had at Old Rag under the full moon… …

Elliot’s Knob Hike

Claire Gloss

Join me on a hike to Elliot’s Knob. This is an 8.5 mile hike with some pretty cool views. Drivers will be prioritized (reimbursements, of course) The Plan: Leave from SAB at 8am, get to the trailhead at about 9, hike to the grassy summit, and head back to Cville (ETA 3:30pm) What to Bring: -sturdy hiking shoes -water, snacks …

Slip N Slide Into Snp

Claire Gloss

Let’s go to White Oak Canyon and check out those natural water slides. For those more daring, I will join you on the big one, and for those less daring, I will still join you on the smaller one. Drivers (full reimbursement and tip!) and SNP holders get priority on this trip! Here’s my plan: Leave Cville at 8:30am, get …

Sunset at Humpback

Victor Lu

This local favorite is a classic sunset spot. Whether this is your first time doing Humpback or your hundredth time, come behold the sun setting on summer as we start the school year off right with some hiking. Humpback is a short (~1 mile), fairly steep hike with a nice view at the top. We will meet in front of …

Sunset at Blackrock

Victor Lu

Let’s go to Blackrock to watch the sunset! This hike is easy and short (1 mile). It ends in scree and fun boulders to climb on. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the Student Activities Building at 6:30pm, arrive at the trailhead by 7:30pm, hike up, play on rocks and watch the sunset, and be back …

Sunset at Blackrock

Victor Lu

Let’s go to Blackrock to watch the sunset! This hike is easy and short (1 mile). It ends in scree and fun boulders to climb on. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the Student Activities Building at 6:30pm, arrive at the trailhead by 7:30pm, hike up, play on rocks and watch the sunset, and be back …

Mcafee Knob Hike

Victor Lu

Join me on a hike up McAfee Knob for views of the beautiful Catawba Valley and one of the most photogenic shots in the state! McAfee Knob is ~8 miles with ~1700 ft of elevation gain (not to hard, not to long, but still enough to get your blood flowing). The views are spectacular, which is why this is one …

Blackrock Sunset Hike

Victor Lu

Join me for a sunset hike at Blackrock! This hike is a short (~1 mile), easy stroll up to a boulder field. We may even jog up depending on what we’re feeling. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the Student Activities Building at 6:30pm, arrive at the trailhead by 7:30pm, hike up, watch the sunset, and …

New England Highpointing Road Trip – Featuring: the Presidential Traverse (Including a Summit of Mount Washington)

Victor Lu

Good summer’s day, fellow outdoorsy hoos. I am here to announce the latest and greatest in summer adventures: New England Highpointing, including the Presidential Traverse. Highpointing: noun; the sport of ascending to the point at the highest elevation for a given area. As the title suggests, we will be hitting several New England highpoints including: – Ebright Azimuth, Deleware – …