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P O under the C

It's that time in the week we have been waiting for my weary wanderers. Don't worry, we've only got about a week of wandering wearily left and after weeping over exams you feel you wasted a week working towards, we can all welax and wejoice they are wover. In case you couldn't tell, this morning's email is brought to you by the letter W, as in Wumbo. You know, I wumbo, you wumbo, he – she – me…wumbo. Wumbology! The study of wumbo?! It's first grade, but that's beside the point. Friday. 6pm. VO Seasonal Hike. Be there or be square(pants). Seriously though, this is the last club activity of the year so come out and enjoy one more day with your favorite club. Here's the link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V0g8UJ-CR9qYh47FQ5_XZlYqN2Kipr1GVx6I1QXClKQ/edit?usp=sharing Not very involved in volunteering on campus? Maybe it's about time you give a thread! Signup for the extremely laborious job of receiving clothes and gently placing them in

POC, Easy As 1, 2, 3

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EZKzVoSJ76PzUJ_nHSHZPzNj18EJASWwdlJTrJ20AUU/edit?usp=sharing Hurry up slowpoke, because this is the link for geocaching with venture outdoors. If you want to mingle with mountainous members of other universities. The deadline is Thursday at noon so don't wait. If you want to go on a treasure hunt, walk around with a gps, find ground zero, possibly pick up a geocoin or a travel bug, and meet other awesome people like you [Yes I'm talking about you sexy ;) ] then sign up. Oh, and because I forgot to mention, THERE WILL BE FOOD!!! So make sure you sign up by Thursday at 12. The following week will be a hiking trip with venture outdoors so stay tuned. If you want to make a difference, save the whales, and potentially put Kevin Vose and I out of future jobs (Chemical/Petroleum Engineers), then come join the Fossil Free PITT Coalition which will talk about getting Pitt to divest from companies involved with the petroleum industry.

POC Part 1: Rise of the T Shirts

Hey Everyone, Just a few tasty, tidbits about tonight's POC meeting. 1st: We will still be at the WPU. Why? Because the weather is still freakin beautiful, that's why. 2nd: If you want a t-shirt, the google doc is still up until tomorrow. Also, if you already signed up to get a shirt, you can bring us your money tonight. 3rd: That will be all until tonight's second email (the important one) goes out. Stay tuned for POC Part II: Revenge of the Dirty Laundry -Nick Peanut (zer)

Whose Days? The POC’s of Course

#NOTE: If you have an issue about anything, quit replying to the pitt outdoors gmail because no one moderates it. It is merely a channel through which we send out these messages. Instead email this handsome devil, Troy Ferland at tmf39@pitt.edu if you have any issues. Thank You. To our regular members, back to business. What day is it? Do you know what day it is? Huh? Do yuh? It's hump day, HUMP DAY, YEEAAAHHH at 4:01 A.M. to be specific. Well folks, we're back from that crazy long commercial break we call Wednesday through Monday. And for all of you who keep on reading week after week, you keep doing you because that's awesome. Two weeks ago's next week was Dolly Sods, which apparently was very awesome and Sods-like. There were beautiful vistas, some typical West Virginia dampness, and the man, the myth, the legend Erik (Daaaaa Beard) Jensen as your guide through the whole experience. What more could you ask for. Also, on Saturday, a group traveled with venture

POC Paradox

Is this Troy again, or is Nick back in action??? Stay tuned to find out (#SPOILER-It's Nick [or is it], and our POC president [possibly me] is Troy-ly a good person for helping me [you don't even have a clue to who this is anymore] out last week). First, REEL ROCK WAS AWESOME!!! For another year in a row, the film was great, and we bonded as a club (awwwwww). And even though my (and everyone else's) hopes of winning one of the raffle prizes was shattered (much like Connor's ankle) we all still had a pretty dope time, just like the climber's at the Lower Merced River (Reel Rock Reference, if you didn't make it, ask because its hilarious). Let's get down to brass tacks my outdoorsy people of Pitt. Do you love West Virginia? How 'bout slightly better weather than what we have here (emphasis on slightly)? Beautiful rolling hills of Autumn's amber colors? What about walking for long distances while simultaneously hauling all that you need to survive

A POC email, ON A SATURDAY???

Hello Fellow Friends of Future Foresty Endeavors (FFFFE). Yes it may be odd, but this is an important announcement for the POC. One of our members has come up with a T-shirt design for this year and we will begin taking orders (sizes and money) at the informal meeting this Tuesday (which will take place after the REEL ROCK event at Carnegie), as well as the next meeting. We will have some more info for you at these meetings but if you want to show some POC pride, come order a t-shirt. You can all thank our caving chair Jordi (you rock Jordi) for coming up with the design which will be featured below the next announcement. Also, due to the extended holiday weekend, there will be no Frisbee this Sunday because a large portion of the university, (including me) have gone home. Now for the designs: Attachments --------------- PITT_outdoors_club_front-01.jpg [784.39 KB]: https://pitt-community.symplicity.com/attachments/att5439700d81c1a/PITT_outdoors_club_front-01.jpg Attachm

POC: Perfectly Outstanding Club

This email is all about the cold, hard, facts (Mainly because I have a shit ton of work to do) so here we go. This weekend, our backpacking chair Erik will be taking out an awesome weekend long backpacking trip. If you like walking around in the wilderness with friends, this is your trip. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EbkEBtfPkFzVhuqHbgGZODaUiIpNReH9fmj7hZqUNGo/edit?usp=sharing Those of you looking to take part in PMADD with an affiliate club (Food Recovery Heroes) sign up by Friday to get in touch with your volunteering side. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitt-make-a-difference-day- pmadd-2014-registration-12385552521 Seneca (our graduate climbing trip) comes up in a month. To go on this trip, you must take part in all four of the climbing workshops held in the next few weeks. They start today so make sure you sign up. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L69wtuhFvfqgXvFGBVm0VgKFWlGlyl1E3qiv3yIiuJw/edit#gid=0 Skydiving this weekend, WOOO!!! We have 9

POC: Perfectly Outstanding Club

This email is all about the cold, hard, facts (Mainly because I have a shit ton of work to do) so here we go. This weekend, our backpacking chair Erik will be taking out an awesome weekend long backpacking trip. If you like walking around in the wilderness with friends, this is your trip. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EbkEBtfPkFzVhuqHbgGZODaUiIpNReH9fmj7hZqUNGo/edit?usp=sharing Those of you looking to take part in PMADD with an affiliate club (Food Recovery Heroes) sign up by Friday to get in touch with your volunteering side. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitt-make-a-difference-day-pmadd-2014-registration-12385552521 Seneca (our graduate climbing trip) comes up in a month. To go on this trip, you must take part in all four of the climbing workshops held in the next few weeks. They start today so make sure you sign up. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L69wtuhFvfqgXvFGBVm0VgKFWlGlyl1E3qiv3yIiuJw/edit#gid=0 Skydiving this weekend, WOOO!!! We have 9 jumpe

POC, NRG, SSS, and all the other acronyms you know you love!

Rock Climbing's fun, caving is too. NRG this weekend? Yes that means YOU!!! Can't forget hiking, that would be sad, and Ohiopyle rafting, it's gonna be rad! Most important of all, what you might think? Secret Sandwich Society, with good food and good drink. How do I sign up, where do I go? The link comes up later, so look out below! Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome back for another riveting installment of The POC Meeting Minutes (vol. 2, issue 4 "Return of the NRG") Yes that's right folks, this weekend we will be making the long, arduous journey to the mountainous landscape known as West Virginia. Some of you won't survive the trip, but with strength in numbers, I'm expecting at least 9 people to make it through. Here's the activity breakdown for the NEW RIVER GORGE: Climbing: For those of you who frequently enjoy getting high Hiking: For those who like to stay on the on the ground (not above it, nor below) Caving: For all of you who like t

Give Me Meeting Minutes or Give Me Death (or Tacos)

IT'S TUESDAY (sorry I got busy, it's now Wednesday)!!! That means: a) This is the Outdoors Club Meeting Minutes b) Tacos were sold at discount prices c) A Mr. Ferland discussed awesome nature stuff at the WPU d) All of the above If you chose d, then that means you and the other 2999 people getting this email have one common interest, and that ladies of the lakes and men of the mountains is the Pitt Outdoors Club (and possibly beer). This past weekend was our day climbing trip to the lost crag as well as our Venture Outdoors bike ride. The Lost Crag kept to its name by disorienting some of our members, and though it was a bit of a moist morning, the afternoon was breezy and beautiful. The bike ride also had some sun and those looking for the feel of two wheels really enjoyed themselves. CAUTION! Click at your own risk: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Amnw0IX9T8fRhM-gkLZSGQ14H69tqSxV-NN64zOakxc/edit#gid=0 Why you ask? Because once you go climbi

Did Someone Say Meeting Minutes?

Did Someone Say Meeting Minutes? Hey all you nature lovers from another mother. Yes it's that time of the week where you've been anxiously awaiting the sign-ups for some of our awesome activities. You just need to navigate all the questionable grammar, bad jokes, and amazing updates we are slinging your way. First up: OHIOPYLE WAS LA BOMBA (that happens to be Spanish for freaking awesome). Many enjoyable memories were made, people really (and I mean really) got to know each other [mostly due to the disproportionate number of tents to people (tents<<<people)] and despite the rain, we partied on and there was even one sketchy game of ultimate frisbee. If you still have gear, BRING IT BACK!!! It may seem illogical but we might actually need to use it again. Contact Gear the Dom-master at dnm32@pitt.edu . Next up, like meat? How about meat in a giant folded nacho. Well, if the thought appeals to you then step right up for Connor Martin's Taco Tuesday (Extrava

PITT OUTDOORS CLUB

WHATS UP EVERYBODY!!!!!:)!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!HI!!!!!! If you're getting this email it means one thing, you have a hankering to get down and dirty with the outdoors club {How could you not? [We are the best club on campus (Yeah POC)]} This is the first official email for the club this semester and its chock full of outdoorsy goodness. SOOOOOOO, onto all the important happenings in this happening club. First and foremost OHIOPYLE IS THIS WEEKEND (5th, 6th, and 7th) WOOOOO. This is our grand kickoff for the year and is a great place to make friends and find your faction. Like to crawl up a rock face with nothing but your bare hands (and climbing shoes)? Join the other rock loving people around you and climb away. For all of you H2O lovers out there, come join the water people as we raft down the mighty Yough. And finally, all you weary wanderers (I think that's a word) come hike around this majestic park and take some stellar pics while you're at it. Don't want to be

Fwd: Outdoors Club Meeting Minutes

Hey all you restless recreational types, Yeah it's that time of the year, where everyone's professors choose to make everything due at once, gotta love it. But enough on that, because everyone also knows that this weekend is the best, last, and fast approaching final trip for the outdoors club this semester (unless of course you want float with David Uber in 12 days (Yes, today's the 8th and it's April, you get the point). Regardless, this is the last official climbing trip of the year so those of you who like to scale objects for no other reason than to get to the top, this trip's for you. Its also the place to be if you enjoy walking, talking, walking, eating, walking, socializing, tenting out in the wilderness, and yes more walking (shortened form: hiking). So if you want to get on the inside track for this exclusive, members only activity just sign up... ... ...wait for it... ... ... ... ... ..........HERE----> https://docs.google.

Meeting Minutes

Gentlemen of forest and ladies of the land, Just to recap last week's meeting here are the results of officer elections: President - Troy Ferland VP - Katherine Anderson Treasurer - Philip Sweet Secretary - Nick Penatzer Climbing Chairs - Joey DeShane, Grady Martin Backpacking Chairs - Erik Jensen, Brendan Karras Water Chair - Caroline Baggott Caving Chairs - Jordan Vogt, Ali Greenholt Special Events Chair - Sara Geary, Amy Johnson Gear Masters - Dominic Milesi, Evan Scott Web Master - Dominic Milesi TACO CHAIR - CONNOR MARTIN YEA Congrats to all our new Officers and Chairs, and thanks to everyone who came to vote. Now on to the gooey good stuff (1) GASP Bike Ride Data Collection Shawn McMullen, an intern from GASP came and talked about an air quality awareness bike ride that is happening on April 4th. Riding/air sampling is happening over the course of 12 hours from 8am to 8pm to help gather data! You need not ride for the entire time, any help is

Outdoors Club Minutes

it's that time of week again!! that means: OUTDOORS CLUB UPDATES 1) HIKING Trip. Frick Park. Sunday @ 11AM. email kba10@pitt.edu for more info. IT'LL BE GREAT 2) CAVING trip!! this trip is the greatest of the great. i have been hypin' it for months for good reason. come to west virginia sat 22 and sat 23 to CAVE WITH CREEPY CRAWLERS like jordy. sign ups with go out next week, come to the meeting with questions/concerns/emotional advice from jordy vogt! 3) yo, if ya wanna be sitting at hillman writing this email, craving a blueberry muffin from cup & chaucer, and writing a 9 page midterm paper next year*, BECOME AN OFFICER! ELECTIONS will be at our meeting on tuesday february 25th at 9 PM in cathedral 239. hereeee are the positions!: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-UKHSA7sYc5ODNDUUNFY1gtd1E/edit?usp=sharing you must be NOM(nomnomnom)IN8D...nominated...by another club member. email troy @ tmf39@pitt.edu to nominate someone. *disc