Monday, September 30, 2019

Meeting 241 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

We're meeting in 120 Lawrence at 9pm tomorrow night.

This week we're having sign ups for the New!  There's a bunch of incredible hiking and climbing around the New and a couple rivers and a lake to jump in.  It's pretty cool.  You should come.

Best,
Jon

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Meeting Minutes Addendum

Hey folks,

Some day, hopefully in the not too distant future, I'll learn how to read and start proofreading these emails.  Until then, I'm just going to keep sending them two at a time when people tell me I screwed up.  I'm sorry in advance.

The mountain biking trip to Raystown is Saturday, October 5th, not the 15th. 

Best,
John




Meeting Minutes 234 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Come mountain biking.  It's the best times.  You get to be around trees, get that sweet sweet adrenaline fix, and hang out with some cool folks.  We usually get pizza afterward too.  We're getting some rental bikes so if you don't have a mountain bike you're still more than welcome to come shred the gnar.  Saturday, October 15. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/qDV2L1o7QxiS9KCB8

Also caves.  They're dark, they're dank, and they're dope.  I'm afraid of caves but you guys are cooler than me so you should go caving.  Lewisburg is sweet, and you can see some bats. Bats are cool.  October 4-6.  Sign up here: https://forms.gle/p3nVMk6UU11Ccknz9

Best,
Jon

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Meeting 234 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

We're having a big ol' meeting in Lawrence 120 tonight at 9pm, you should come.

There are going to be sign ups for the Lewisburg caving trip, and the Raystown mountain biking trip.

If you're stoked to get down and dirty in a hole in the ground Lewisburg is the perfect opportunity.  It's our beginner caving trip so you probably won't get stuck down there, but if you do you'll get to hang out with Cris for a really long time and that's pretty sweet.  The trip is going to be October 4-6.  I think y'all'll be staying in cabins so it's nice and bougie for members of the outdoors club who aren't to psyched on being outside.

Mountain biking at Raystown is sick as hell.  We're going there Saturday, October 5.  Raystown has fun, flowy trails without a lot of technical stuff to ride, so it's a great place to try mountain biking for the first time.  Those of you who are already shreddy need not worry about a boring day of XC spinning though, there are some sweet sections where you can open the taps and brap it out.  If you've got your own mountain bike, you can bring it with you and whip what you know.  If you don't have a bike, we're renting bikes from an outfitter so this is the perfect opportunity to try out mountain biking.  It's the best kind of biking.  Roads are dumb.  

Best,
Jon

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Climate Strike

Hey folks,

So as you may have heard the Earth is dying and it's humanity's fault.  The peeps in power aren't particularly inclined to do a damn thing about it, and for some dipshit reason its fallen to students and young folks to convince them that inaction is a mistake.  

Tomorrow there's going to be a global climate strike, people around the world are cutting class and bailing on work to call for action on climate change.  The local protest, organized by Fridays for Future is in downtown Pittsburgh from 12-4 at the City County Building on Grant St.  Come be part of the largest youth climate protest in history, and do what you can for the sake of your own future and the future of our goddamn planet.  

If you have any questions or want a group to go down to the protest with shoot me an email, or just meet us in front of the Union at 11:15 tomorrow.

Best,
Jon


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Meeting Minutes 227 days after Groundhog Day

Hey Folks,

Tonight we had sign ups for a backpacking trip to Hocking Hills, Ohio.  This trip is going got be September 28-29.  It's a mobile mixer between your very own Pitt Outdoors Club and the University of Cincinnati's Mountaineering Club organized by the one and only Emmy Brown.  If you're psyched on backpacking with our westerly neighbors sign up here: https://forms.gle/Fkcyj2Svx4msRhH46

Best,
Jon

Monday, September 16, 2019

Meeting 227 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

We're meeting at 9:00pm Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 in room 120 of David Lawrence Hall, 3942 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260. 

If you're hanging on to any gear from Ohiopyle please let us know or just bring it to the meeting.

This week we're having sign ups for a backpacking trip to Hocking Hills in Ohio with the University of Cincinnati's Mountaineering Club.  Now maybe you're more well versed in midwestern geography than I am, but I was fucking blown away when I heard that there are hills in Ohio.  Who would've guessed?  If you want to go check out those potentially made up hills with our buckeye fueled friends from Cincinnati you're probably going to have to come to the meeting tomorrow and get in line quick, because there are only like 10-12 spots on this trip.  Side note, there's a pretty cool band from Ohio called Caamp, you should check them out. 

If you're on the hunt for some boots or a sleeping bag this could be your lucky day.  Also stop hunting inanimate objects, it's lame.  Nicole Charache is selling a pair of women's size 7 Vasque boots and a small 25 degree sleeping bag.  If you're interested shoot her an email at nec53@pitt.edu or text her at 609-752-5552. 

Best,
Jon


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Meeting Minutes 220 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

ROCKS.  Boil 'em, mash 'em, put 'em in a stew.  Or just come to Breakneck Saturday the 21st and climb them.  Sign up here: https://forms.gle/qUhgRAEeVg4MvP2V8

Also, we're missing an eight person tent from last semester.  If you know where that's at it would be sweet if you told us.  And if you know and don't tell us we're going to send Betsy after you.  Betsy has a certain set of skills, skills that make her a nightmare for people that take her tents.


Best,
Jon

Meeting 220 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

You know what's really cool? Rocks.  Rocks are the best.  You can throw them at stuff, live under them, or waste four years of your life in the Geology Department learning about them.  But by far the dopest, sweetest, most goshdiddlydamn tubular thing about rocks is that you can climb those chunky sons of guns. That's the good shit that we're going to be getting after at Breakneck, September 21st.  

Breakneck is an awesome crag outside of Connersville, and we'll be heading down there on a Sunday day trip.  Despite the name, we'll take all necessary precautions to maintain the structural integrity of your neck.  We've got a bunch of ropes and stuff, it'll be great.  This is a really good place for folks who are new to climbing or haven't climbed outside before to come and get a feel for real, all natural, sustainably farmed rocks.  

If that sounds like something that rolls your boulder, come by 120 Lawrence tonight at 9pm to sign up.

Best,
Jon

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

I forgot a thing y'all

Sorry about the double email, but if you signed up for Ohiopyle and need to borrow any gear, shoot us an email.  

Best,
Jon

Meeting Minutes 213 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Hope you're stoked to be psyched because this week we're signing up for Ohiopyle.  This is one of our biggest trips of the semester and it is unfailingly a rowdy weekend full of good times, gorgeous vistas, and gnarly sends.  There are going to be groups heading out hiking, climbing, whitewater rafting, and potentially mountain biking.  If any of those things tickle your fancy, stoke your psyche, or float your boat come down so you can throw down in on and around the beautiful Youghiogheny River. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/48pygs5UpL4XH9bm7

If you're interested in mountain biking, slacklining, or trail running we've got some groups of folks that get after it on weekdays like the dedicated sons of guns that they are.  If you want in on this follow these links to join the groupmes:
        Mountain biking: respond to this email with your phone number, I don't know how to use groupme

Remember everyone, it's not too late to drop whatever classes you have on Fridays so you can have more time in the woods and less homework.  

Best,
Jon

Monday, September 2, 2019

Meeting 213 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Hope y'all had a good time at the meeting last week because it's time for round two.  We're going to be meeting in 120 David Lawrence at 9pm tomorrow (Tuesday Sept. 3).  

We're stoked as all hell to have so many new folks interested in the club for this year.  To help answer some common questions that people have had, our illustrious leader Kieran put together a FAQ sheet.  See attachment for the meanings of life, love, and the universe at large.

This week we're going to have sign ups for the Ohiopyle trip September 13-15.  If you want to go hiking, climbing, whitewater rafting, or just hang out and camp by a river with some really cool folks this is the perfect opportunity.   

Best,
Jon