Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Meeting 45 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

You know what's exciting? Fucking budget proposals!  We're working on the budget for next year tonight so if there's something you want to see happen next year this is your last chance to pitch it.  

We're also going to have sign ups for the New River Gorge trip, heading out March 29th.  The New has a ton of awesome rocks to climb, some sweet trails to hike and bike on, and a big ass bridge that's pretty neat.  Also there's a Biscuit World down there.

A221 Langley at 9pm, get psyched.

Best,
Jon

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Meeting Minutes 31 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Sorry these are so late, this week has just been one long punch in the dick.  

We had sign ups for Raystown Lake mountain biking and Dolly Sods backpacking.

Raystown is some super great mountain biking, and we'll be renting some bikes so if you don't have a ride you can borrow one.  It's a pretty physical trip, we'll be riding for about five ours with breaks, so keep that in mind when you're deciding to come.  This will be a day trip on Saturday March 23

Dolly Sods is a frickin beautiful area down in West Virginia.  This is our intermediate backpacking trip so the mileage is a bit more.  It's totally worth the walk though because Dolly Sods is one of the best backpacking areas on the east coast. This trip will be March 22-24.

Hunter is organizing some therapeutic hikes in Schenley within the next couple weeks, so if that's something you'd be interested you can throw your info in here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffmAcfO2T-D4cUeDWs70xemfbpBnpAVqWPrYfHqDFvDd_95Q/viewform

With some climbing trips coming up after break it's a good time to learn how to belay.  If you want to climb up some rocks you gotta learn how to keep your friends from falling off rocks.  Come up to the climbing wall in Trees Hall Monday from 7-10, Tuesday from 4-7, or Thursday from 4-10 and get a hold of Fin or Gus, they'll teach you everything you need to know.  

Hope everyone has a good break.

Best,
Jon

Monday, March 4, 2019

Meeting 31 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

This week we're going to have sign ups for Dolly Sods and Raystown.

Dolly Sods is a super cool backpacking trip down in West Virginia.  It's our intermediate backpacking trip so it'll be a bit more mileage than other backpacking trips we've done.  The area is absolutely gorgeous and this trip is a lot of fun.  It'll be the weekend of March 22-24.

Raystown is our mountain biking trip.  If you're psyched to tearing up some spicy single track but don't have a bike this is your chance to hang it out there and roost some sweet berms.  We're going to be renting some bikes for people to use, and if you have your own whip you can bring that dirty bird out and put some miles on it.  This will be the same weekend as Dolly Sods. 

We're working on the budget for next semester, so if there are any new trips you want to see happen next year let us know!

One last thing, tomorrow Ana├»s Peterson is in a runoff election for VP of SGB.  She has a lot of great ideas and initiatives including addressing issues like lead levels in the water on campus, fossil fuel divestment, creating an LGTBQ student center, and making gender neutral bathrooms more accessible.  Tomorrow from 8am-8pm you can vote for her at elections.pitt.edu.  

Best,
Jon

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Meeting minutes 24 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Last night we had sign ups for the trip to Cherry Springs.  It's a super swanky trip up to one of the darkest parts of the country, so if the stars are out they're going to be gorgeous.  During the day there are some pretty sweet hikes to be had.  If you're stoked to get a good look at some space stuff this weekend sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/VMVvt5waGfDQIXn23

Best,
Jon

Monday, February 25, 2019

Meeting 24 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

This weekend we're sending a trip out to Cherry Springs, maybe the coolest state park in Pennsylvania.  It's one of the darkest places in the country, on clear nights you can see the Milky Way.  Shit's crazy.  There's a bunch of cool hiking to be had during the day, but gosh diddly damn the stars are so beautiful out there I can't even describe it.  This trip will be leaving Friday and coming back Sunday

We're also going to be having sign ups for a short hike with Free the Planet on the Rachel Carson trail just outside of Pittsburgh.  There's a fracking well pad that's being built next to the trail named after Pittsburgh's most famous and influential environmentalist.  We're going to go check that fuckery out and talk about the impacts of fracking and the natural gas industry at large has on the environment and community around it.  We'll be heading out around 10am Sunday, and we'll be back in Oakland before 5.  

Hope everyone has a good week!

Best,
Jon

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Meeting Minutes 17 Days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Last night we had sign ups for a day hiking trip to Cooper's Rocks on Sunday the 24th.
If you're interested sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/VGneepTULe1sLBkB2

Sadly the Lewisburg caving trip is going to have to be postponed.  To stay updated on when trips are going out you can check out the calendar at pittoutdoors.blogspot.com

Everyone's favorite father figure and Outdoors Club alum Ian Hesner has one more gift to give this club, and that's love.  Check out Ian's new dating app Inrstellar and let Daddy Hesner get you laid.  

Best,
Jon

Monday, February 18, 2019

Meeting 17 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Hope everyone's stoked to meet tomorrow because that's what we're doing.  9pm in A221 Langley, it's the coolest thing you could be doing on a Tuesday night.  

We're going to be having sign ups for the Laurel Highlands backpacking trip and the Lewisburg caving trip at the meeting.  

Laurel Highlands is our beginner backpacking trip.  You'll be hiking a few miles the first day, sleeping in shelters, and hiking a few more miles on Sunday.  This is the perfect first backpacking trip if you've never gone before and want to try it!  We've got backpacks and sleeping stuff for people to borrow if they need.  This trip is tentatively scheduled for this weekend.  That's dependent on the weather though so we might end up rescheduling.

Lewisburg is a sweet caving trip down in West Virginia.  If you're psyched to get down and dirty in a hole this is the ticket.  If you're the kind of person who thinks stalactites are tight you're not going to find a better way to spend a weekend.  Plus you get to stare at Cris' butt a lot.  This trip will be going out this weekend, February 22-24.

We're also going to be talking about upcoming trips for the next couple weeks, so come by if you want to hear about that stuff.

Best,
Jon