Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Meeting 65 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Have you been outside today? Go outside, it's so nice.  I'm losing my shit.  The birds are out, the sun is chirping, fuck school go outside.

In honor of Mother Nature really pulling through today, our meeting is going to be out on the WPU patio.  Come hang out at 9pm tonight.

Best,
Jon

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Meeting Minutes 58 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Hope your Tuesday is as tumultuous as ever! 

If you're psyched to get wyld at the Pyle sign up for our trip to Ohiopyle.  The trip is April 12-14, there's going to be hiking, climbing, and mountain biking.

That same weekend there's going to be a caving trip down to Spruce Knob in WV.  Crawl through some cool stuff and sleep in a cave!  Cris will be there too! I'm not saying you'll be sleeping with Cris in a cave, but you'll definitely be sleeping in a cave with Cris.  

Also here are the pictures Steve and Fabian took last weekend: 

Best,
Jon (and Mia)

Meeting 58 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

What are your thoughts on piles?  If they're anything but overwhelmingly positive I hope you're ready for that to change drastically because April 12-14 we're heading down to the best pile on this side of the Youghiogheny, Ohiopyle.  Not only is this pile at the top of the pile as far as piles go, it's better than the whole state of Ohio.  It's the best of both parts of its name!  There's going to be some hiking, there's going to be some climbing, and there's going to be some mountain biking sprinkled in there, you know, for the kids.  

In this section of the email, back despite a complete lack of demand, I'm going to talk about Cris' ass.  It's wonderful, it's great, it's what gets me up in the morning.  No matter how you feel about caves you should absolutely go on the caving trip to Spruce Knob April 12-14 for the sake of Cris' ass.  Caving trips are an unbeatable opportunity to stare at Cris' ass for an extended period of time without getting weird looks from everyone else at the outdoors club meeting.  

You can sign up for these trips tonight at 9pm in A221 Langley.  

For those of you who were on the trip to the New last weekend, Steve and Fabian got some awesome pictures!  Here's a link to them: http://tinyurl.com/NewRiver2019

Best,
Jon

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Meeting Minutes 52 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

We had sign ups for the Seneca Rocks trip tonight.  Seneca has some super awesome rock climbing that we'll be getting after.  There's some caves that you can crawl through too, it'll be dope.  If you want to climb and haven't done multi-pitch trad before you'll need to come up to the wall for a workshop.  It'll take like half an hour and you'll learn some cool skills that you can use if you ever find yourself in an action movie.  The trip is April 5-7.

Best,
Jon

Meeting 52 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

A long time ago in a West Virginia far far away geology went nuts and left a big ol' chunk of Tuscarora quartzite sticking straight up out of a hill. Shit's crazy.  Anyway, we're going to go climb that sumbitch.  

April 5-7 we'll be heading down to Seneca Rocks to do some climbing and caving.  This is a more advanced climbing trip since we're going to be on multi-pitch trad routes.  If you want to get sendy on this one you need to be comfortable lead belaying, and if you've never followed or cleaned trad lines before you need to come up to the climbing wall for a workshop to learn how.  There's going to be a small caving group going out too so if that's your bag, don't miss out on another chance to watch Cris wriggle himself into a dark dirty little hole. 

All this and more tonight at 9pm in A221 Langley. 

Best,
John 

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