Sunday, April 15, 2018

Potluck 74 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

It's been a great semester, so before we all sell our souls to finals come down and kick it with all your friends at an awesome potluck.  Cook, buy, or steal your favorite food or drinks and bring them down to G24 Cathy Tuesday night at 9pm.  It's guaranteed to be good times with great people!  Hope to see everyone there!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Meeting minutes 67 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

The meeting tonight was great.

We had sign ups for backpacking at Dolly Sods April 20-22, it's our intermediate backpacking trip and if you're psyched for that you can sign up here:

Also on April 21 there's a kayaking day trip going up to Slippery Rock Creek, if that floats your boat you can sign up here:

If you're going to be around over the summer and want to get outside with some cool people throw your info in this form and we'll get a group chat going or something. 


Meeting 67 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

We're meeting in Cathy G24 tonight at 9pm, come on down and have a great time with great people.  There will be sign ups for backpacking in Dolly Sods and kayaking on Slippery Rock Creek.  

Dolly Sods is our intermediate backpacking trip, it's going out April 20-22 and it's an awesome trip to an beautiful area.  The views are stunning and if you look real hard you might be able to find a landmine!

The Slippery Rock Creek trip is a day trip on April 21st, it's an intermediate kayaking trip and it's going to be frickin sweet.  

Today is the last day to jump in on the La Sportiva group order.  If you want to get some super swanky shoes for real cheap, this is the ticket.  The available items are listed here: 

Here's a link to the order form: 

If there's anything you want, fill out the order form and bring cash or a check made out to the University of Pittsburgh to the meeting tonight. 

We're selling t-shirts tonight as well.  They'll be $15 and they come with instant positive self image and the admiration of your peers. 

Hope to see everyone there tonight!

Jon Nigra

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Fwd: Fw: PittServes Volunteer Opportunity this Weekend

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Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 12:24 PM
Subject: Fw: PittServes Volunteer Opportunity this Weekend
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From: Rita Keil <>
Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:23 AM
To: Nigra, Jonathan
Subject: Fwd: PittServes Volunteer Opportunity this Weekend
Could you forward this to the club, please?


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From: Capella, Abigail Rose <>
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 9:04 AM
Subject: PittServes Volunteer Opportunity this Weekend
To: "Keil, Rita Shanon" <>

Dear Rita,

I am a senior working in the office of PittServes with a volunteer project this Sunday that may interest the Outdoors Club. We will be going to Repair the World (transportation provided) to do some gardening work. We have a backup plan for indoors in the case of bad weather. It will go from 10:30am - 2pm. If you could, please pass this on to your organization. We still have many spots left!! 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Abby Capella
Student Civic Engagement Council
University of Pittsburgh 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April Brand of the Month - La Sportiva... Again!

Hi Folks!

Back by popular demand, we have La Sportiva as our Brand of the Month! Thanks to the nice people at College Outdoors, we are able to order shoes wholesale, and pass along the discount to yinz!

A bit about La Sportiva: they make quality climbing, hiking, and running shoes.

Here is the link to the items: 

Here is the link to the order form: 

If you would like to be a part of the group order, please fill out the order form, and give me cash or check (made out to the University of Pittsburgh) for the correct amount (as listed in the items spreadsheet). Here is when you can turn in your orders or ask me questions: 

TODAY, April 4th  4-7 pm 
Trees Hall Climbing Wall 

Tuesday, April 10th  9 pm 
Outdoor Club Meeting 

All orders are final, so be sure you pick out the right size/style/color! All orders and money are due no later than Tuesday, April 10th (next weeks meeting). I will place the order Wednesday, April 11th, and the gear should arrive the following week. 

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, let me know!

All the best,

Nicole Thompson / / (909)395-6364

P.S. Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Meeting Minutes 305 days before Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Today's meeting was super productive so get ready for a novel.

Tonight Nicole gave an awesome presentation about getting employed in the outdoors, and she put together this great list of places you can apply if you're trying to get paid to hang out in the woods.

We had sign ups for Seneca tonight, which will be from Friday the 13th to Sunday the 15th of April.  Seneca has amazing multipitch climbs that are sandbagged all to hell but tons of fun, and some super sweet caves to crawl around in.  If you want to climb at Seneca and don't have a ton of experience following on trad climbs or working systems for multipitch you'll need to come to a workshop on that stuff.  They'll be up at the climbing wall in Trees Monday and Wednesday from 4-7pm and Thursday 7:30-10pm. 

That same weekend (April 13-15) there's going to be a beginner backpacking trip in the Laurel Highlands.  The hike isn't super long or challenging so it's perfect if you haven't done a backpacking trip before and want to give it a try!

Friday the 13 we're going with the Archery Club out to Boyce Park to get medieval and shoot some arrows at stuff.  The trip will be heading out at 2pm and will get back to Oakland around 7.  Naturally you get bonus points if you dress up like Katniss or Robin Hood.  

Here's a short message from your friendly neighborhood trail running chairs:

"Hey runners! We're looking to schedule a few runs before the end of the semester and need to gauge interest and see when y'all are free. We're trying to plan 2 trail runs a week for the last few weeks and are also investigating the feasibility of a day trip out to North Park or somewhere to run lots of trails over the course of a day.

If you're interested in the weekly runs let us know your availability here:

If you're interested in the day trip let us know here:

See you on the trails!

-Alex and Nathan"

Frick Park is having an awesome Earth Day volunteering event Saturday April 21st from 8-11am.  Come out and help to good work to make the park a better place!  If you're the cynical sort who doesn't care for volunteer work, still come out because there's going to be food!  If you're interested in going to that head to the park's website and register so they know how many people are coming. 

Next week we're selling t-shirts to whoever wants them, they'll be $15. 

There's going to be another group order of La Sportiva gear pretty soon too, so if you want to get some sweet gear at a deep discount shoot us an email to let us know.  

I think that's everything, hope everyone's having a solid week!


Meeting 305 days before Groundhog Day

Hey folks, 

There is a meeting tonight in Cathy G24 tonight at 9pm.

We will have a presentation about getting jobs in the outdoors this summer. This is definitely something worth listening to because we all like the outdoors and we all want money so we can do more things outdoors. 

Sign-ups for the Seneca and Laurel Highlands trips are happening tonight also. Seneca is an advanced climbing and intermediate caving trip that is always a fun one. If you like tall climbs, small caves and staying in cabins, this trip is the one for you. Laurel highlands is our beginner backpacking trip. Its nothing too challenging and is open to anyone who is interested. Both of these trips are next weekend so there is really no way to do both. 

We will also be doing sign-ups for an archery event Friday with the Archery club. This event is open to everyone, so whether you've never shot arrows into targets before or if you do it on the regular, this event is for you. There will more details about this at the meeting. 

We may have lost to Pitt Women's Frisbee in the Pitt News bracket but that wont stop us from doing what we do best: camping, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, caving, white-water-ing and biscuit eating down at the New this weekend. 

Hope this rain isn't slowly ruining your will to live and that you still find time to do some cool things outdoors. 


(your next year's secretary)