Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Meeting Minutes 235 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

We put the ee back in meeting last night and here's what went down.
There's a trip next weekend the 6th and 7th to Rothrock and Raystown lake for some super sweet mountain biking.  If you have your own bike, we'll be heading out to Rothrock the first day, there are some incredible ridgeline trails and the chunkiest of gnar out there just waiting to be sent.  If you're renting a bike I think the game plan is to drive out Sunday and ride the Allegripis trails at Raystown Lake.  These trails are some USDA approved grade A beef just begging to be grilled up and slapped on the next great american shredburger.  If you're ready to channel your inner Sendrannosaurs Rex then toss your info at this here form:

If you've got any club gear from the last couple trips, it would be real swell if you let us know so we can get all that stuff sorted out.  

And now a brief message from the wonderful Steve Milov,
 If you're interested in some handy dandy volunteering for our parks, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy offers tons of opportunities! 
This week, there's garden volunteering at Frick Environmental Center, Schenley Plaza, and Sheradan Park.
Check out the website! Or don't.  But still do. 

Hope everyone has a surprisingly good week.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Meeting Minutes 221 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

The meeting yesterday was awesome, but admittedly, uneventful. 

If you've got any borrowed gear from the Ohiopyle trip, it would be super cool if you let us know or bring it to the next meeting.  You can get in touch with our illustrious gear master, Michelle, at 703-577-1556.  

If you're psyched on mountain biking, slacklining, or any combination of the two, shoot us an email with your phone number and we'll get you added to the group messages.  

I think that's pretty much it, hope everyone has a great week. 


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Meeting minutes 214 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Last night we had a meeting.  It was a good meeting.  People signed up for things.  One of those things was backpacking in Laurel Highlands.  It is a good trip.  You should go.  The trip is September 14-16.  It's the beginner backpacking trip.  No experience or gear needed.  It's good times.  Sign up here:

The club got some slack lines.  They're good slack lines.  If you want to slackline you should join the slacklining groupme.  If you want to do that email us with your phone number.  

There are a lot of mountain biking trails in Pittsburgh.  They're good trails.  If you want to ride them with cool people you should join the mountain biking groupme.  If you want to do that email us with your phone number.  

Have a good week.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesday Meeting and Laurel Highlands Signups!

Hi all, 

Come out tonight for our second meeting of the semester! (9:15 pm on the WPU patio). We've had a lot of new members join in the past week, so will be extending signups for this weekend's Ohiopyle trip (September 7th-9th) until the end of tonight's meeting. If you're interested in going on a trip, please make sure you've paid your dues and signed a waiver! Dues are $10 for the semester or $15 for the year, and can be paid to Nicole or Thayjas in cash at our meetings. 

The roster for Ohiopyle will be released by Wednesday morning, so if you've signed up make sure to check your inbox as we'll be following up with more details on the trip. If you aren't able to get on the trip this time around, don't get discouraged as we have a lot planned for this semester! If you're curious I've attached a tentative schedule of where we'll be going and when. Our next trip will be backpacking in the Laurel Highlands on the weekend of September 14th-16th. Signups for that open tonight! 

All the best,

Monday, September 3, 2018

First meeting minutes (208 days after Groundhog Day)

Hey folks,

It was super awesome to see new faces and old friends back on the patio tonight!  Hope everyone's ready to start this semester off at a run, because we have 30 trips planned and more collective psych than is safe for human consumption.  

If you haven't yet, you'll need to fill out this waiver ( and bring it to the next meeting with your dues.  Dues are $10 for the semester or $15 for the year.  Once you've punched that golden ticket you're set to send every weekend until there's snow on the ground.  

This year the sign up process for trips is going to be a little different.  On trips where there are multiple activities, folks are going to sign up for the activity that they want to do, and we'll determine cutoffs based on that.  Basically it means that if you get on a trip, you'll get to do what you came there to do instead of getting your stoke stifled because there aren't enough seats in the raft.  

That being said, get ready to tie in, lace up, or grab a paddle because the first trip this year is to Ohiopyle.  This little local wonderland has some super sweet whitewater, awesome hikes, and grade A climbing.  We'll be down there September 7-9.  That's the weekend of the Pitt-Penn State game, so you are going to have to make a tough decision.  In these trying times I would just like everyone to remember that nature and trees are way cooler to be around than people from State College.  

If slacklining is what stokes your psych head over to the trees by Dippy the Dinosaur in front of the Carnegie Library this Friday at 6pm where the slackline chairs Finley and Steve will be setting up lines.  If you want to be added to the slackline GroupMe shoot us an email.  

Mountain bike group rides are going to be starting up again as well, so if you have a mountain bike and want to shred some fair-trade cage-free organic locally grown gnar give us a heads up and we'll add you to that group chat.  

Hope everyone's first week of classes are going well, and that you're all ready for some long Thursday nights in the library so we can go hang out in the woods all weekend.