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FitRec Rock Wall Belay Class (11/19)

November 16th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on FitRec Rock Wall Belay Class (11/19))
12/9/10 1:55:24 PM -- Boston, Massachusetts The Rockwall at FitRec with Sean Kurnis, BU alum, CAS 10, and Maryne Shephard, also a BU Alum, CAS 10 (masters). Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

 

SIGN UPS ARE LIVE: FitRec Belay Class Sign Ups

Pay for the class upfront and I will reimburse you in cash at the event!

 

Who wants to learn how to belay at the FitRec Rock Wall!?!?! Thursday 11/19, FitRec will be holding a private belay classes for Outing Club members! After the class you will have all the knowledge you need to take the belay certification test during open rec hours and use the top ropes at the wall! You do not need any climbing experience or gear. Rock shoes, harnesses, and belay devices will be provided.

When – Thursday 11/19 from 5:30-7

Where – BU FitRec Rock Wall 

Difficulty – No experience is required

Cost – FREE for season pass holders!!

$10 non-season pass holder

Any Questions?

Contact Gabe Messercola at gabriel4@bu.edu

Bond Camping Trip (11/20-22)

November 15th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Bond Camping Trip (11/20-22))

 

photo credit: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/bondcliffsummitbig-2008-0704a.jpg

>>>SIGN-UPS ARE LIVE HERE<<<

What: Excited about the new Bond Movie?!?! Celebrate by Hiking the Bonds (11/20-11/22) on a 3 day and 2 night traverse!  This hike includes three 4,000 footers in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire! Sign-ups will go live at 2:00 pm on Wednesday (11/18)! Check this page for the link.

Where/When: We will depart from the parking lot behind CAS at 1:00 on Friday aiming to hike to our campsite by 7 pm.  We will hike the up the traverse during the day on Saturday and hike back down Sunday.  We will be back before 5 pm on Sunday (11/22).

Difficulty:¬†Difficult, 20+ miles… this is¬†not¬†a hike to take lightly, backpacking experience¬†required!

Price: $30 for season pass holders, $40 for non-season pass holders, free for drivers!

Packing List (* means we can provide it):

  • Backpacking pack*
  • Sleeping bag *
  • Sleeping pad *
  • 2 liters of water
  • Tupperware/ bowl with a spoon
  • Hiking boots (above the ankle)
  • Headlamp or flashlight with batteries *
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking pants
  • Fleece/sweatshirt/jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • A hat
  • Wool socks
  • BUOC and SAO waivers
  • Other things: sunscreen, bug spray, cameras, journals, etc‚Ķ

*BUOC can provide these items

Trip Leaders (contact for questions):

Casey Kelly (caseyk@bu.edu)

TBD

Mt. Liberty Day Hike [11/14]

November 4th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Mt. Liberty Day Hike [11/14])

Sign ups are now closed.

Join us for a fantastic/dynamite/killer day of hiking in the White Mountains! We plan to hike up Mt. Liberty, which offers greats views of Franconia Ridge at the top (4,459 feet). The hike is moderate-difficult and roundtrip is 8.2 miles.

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Cost: $10 for BUOC Season Pass Holders/ $20 for non-pass holders. Covers transportation/some snacks.

When: Saturday, November 14th. Leave Boston around 7am and return by evening.

We are still looking for drivers so email jnhawk@bu.edu if you can (free trip/free gas!!).

What to bring:

  • Lunch/Hiking Snacks
  • Water (at least 2L)
  • Hiking boots/wool socks
  • Winter appropriate¬†clothing (hat, gloves, etc.)
  • Layers (No cotton!)

-ur leaderz, Justin & Alex

Bike Ride to the Arnold Arboretum (11/7)

November 4th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Bike Ride to the Arnold Arboretum (11/7))

Wanna admire some trees with BUOC this weekend? Join us on a bike ride to the Arnold Arboretum!

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 9.54.56 PMWhat: Leisurely bike ride to and through the Arnold Arboretum via the emerald necklace trail

Where/When: Meeting at Marsh Plaza this Saturday (11/7) at noon, should get back around 3pm

Difficulty: 10 miles roundtrip, mostly flat

What to bring:

  • A bike is a MUST
  • Helmet
  • Water
  • Snacks

Cost: Free!

Feel free to email Rachel (rmoskow@bu.edu) with any questions!

Sign ups are live here!

Stratton Mountain Overnight Hike [11/13-11/14]

November 4th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Stratton Mountain Overnight Hike [11/13-11/14])

SIGN UPS WILL GO LIVE  HERE THURSDAY 11/5 AT NOON!!

What: 12 mile hike on the long trail of the Appalachian trials on Stratton Mountain, beautiful foliage and fire tower at top!

Where/When: Yet to be decided, will leave sometime between 4:15pm – 6:30pm on Friday Nov 13th and return in the evening between 6pm – 8pm on Saturday Nov 14th.

Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult

What to Bring:

Day Pack

Lunch/Snacks

LOTS OF WATER, LOTS AND LOTS

Warm hiking clothes (dress in layers) and WARM CLOTHS IN GENERAL FOR THE NIGHT

Sturdy closed toed shoes, hiking boots highly preferred

Additional Info:

Cost: $20 for members and $30 for non-members, covers transportation, gear,¬† friday’s dinner and saturday’s breakfast

Transportation: Cars, still looking for 1 more driver!

Feel free to email trip leaders Joe (jzhou94@bu.edu) if you have any questions

Looking forward to hiking with you all!

Blue Hills Day Hike [11/14]

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Blue Hills Day Hike [11/14])

Photo courtesy of The Boston Day Book

SIGN UPS ARE NOW LIVE HERE!!!

What: We going for a day hike to Blue Hills Reservation for a day of hiking. Blue Hills is right outside of Boston and is a great hike for people new to hiking or those looking for a relaxed day trip.

Where/When: We will be meeting at 10am at Marsh Plaza (leaving at 10:15 sharp!) and expect to return around 4-5.

Difficulty: Easy

What to Bring:

Day Pack

Lunch/Snacks

Water

Warm hiking clothes (dress in layers)

Sturdy closed toed shoes, sneakers, or hiking boots

Additional Info: There may or may not be a dog on the trip

Cost: Bring enough money to cover splitting an Uber/Lyft (a few dollars)

Transportation: We will be taking Uber/lyft

Feel free to email trip leaders Amanda (amandadj@bu.edu) and Stephanie (sfel@bu.edu) if you have any questions

We look forward to hiking with you!

Gilbert Hills State Park Bouldering Trip

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Gilbert Hills State Park Bouldering Trip)

 

bouldering pic

Sign up here!

Who wants to go bouldering outside!?!?! Sunday 11/15, we will be driving about an hour away to Gilbert Hills State Park for some classic New England bouldering. Everyone needs to bring their own rock shoes and chalk. Dress appropriately for the temperature, winter layers are required.

When – Sunday, November 15th from 8:45am-5pm

Where – Gilbert Hills State Park  

Difficulty – Climbing experience is recommended (trip attendees must own their own rock climbing shoes)

Maximum Attendance – 15

Cost – $5 season pass holder

$15 non-season pass holder

Food- Lunch will not be provided. We will have snacks but be sure to bring lunch!

Transportation – student transportation

What to bring –

Day Pack
1 Liter of Water
Clothing appropriate for hiking in current Fall temperatures. Layers!
Hiking boots or appropriate, sturdy close toed shoes.
Non cotton base layer (polypro, wool, capilene®, cool max® bergilene®)
BUOC and SAO waiver forms
Suggested items: sunscreen, sun glasses, hat of some sort, cameras

Any Questions?

Contact Gabe Messercola at gabriel4@bu.edu or Katherine Ward at kwa@bu.edu

 

11/7 Middlesex Fells Day Hike

October 27th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on 11/7 Middlesex Fells Day Hike)

Middlesex Fells day hike Saturday 11/7

Signups are closed! Check out some of the other awesome BUOC hikes!!

What: We going for a day hike to Middlesex Fells Reservoir for a day of hiking. Middlesex Fells is right outside of Boston and is a great hike for people new to hiking or those looking for a relaxed day trip. 

Where/When: We will be meeting at 11am at Marsh Plaza (leaving at 11:15 sharp!) and expect to return around 4-5.

Difficulty: The hike will be roughly 3 miles with the option for an additional easy 1-1.5 mile loop over easy-moderate terrain.

What to Bring:

  • warm, weather-appropriate clothes (dress in layers)
  • Day pack
  • a lunch, snacks, and water
  • phone with Uber, lyft, or a few¬†$
  • Hiking boots are recommended but not required.

Additional Info: There may or may not be a dog on the trip

Cost: Just the cost or transportation

Transportation: We will be taking Uber/lyft

Feel free to email trip leaders Quinn (quinnl@bu.edu) and Doug (dchiu003@bu.edu) if you have any questions

 

 

 

Franklin Park Zoo Day Trip! (10/25)

October 14th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Franklin Park Zoo Day Trip! (10/25))

We are leading an exciting trip to Boston’s own Franklin Park Zoo! The trip will take place on Sunday, 10/25. The zoo is open from 10-4, so we will be meeting at 10:15 and will be back before 5:00. Prepare to see tigers, giraffes, birds, and go to an awesome petting zoo.

>>> SIGNUPS ARE LIVE HERE ! <<<

Photo courtesy of Yelp

 

 

 

Things to bring:

-$25

-Day pack

-Lunch/Snacks/Water

Photo courtesy of Familyzip.com

If you have any questions please contact us!

Amanda DeJesus amandadj@bu.edu

Amber Wendler awendler@bu.edu

Hope to see you there!

Horse Riding in Quebec!!!

October 12th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Horse Riding in Quebec!!!)

Do you love horses? The outdoors? Or just having a great time? Then come with BUOC¬†to Quebec Canada on November 6-8th to do just that! We will depart Boston in the afternoon¬†on Friday November 6th¬†and travel to¬†Auberge D’Andromede, a quint French Canadian inn nestled in the hills of Courcelles Quebec, where we will be lodging Friday night. Saturday, after enjoying an authentic French meal prepared for us by the innkeepers, we will set out on an all day horseback ride through the beautiful wilderness of Courcelles, Quebec. Saturday evening we will travel to Parc National de Jacques-Cartier¬†where we will camp that night. Sunday, we will hike through the Parc National de Jacques-Cartier¬†and then head back to Boston that evening. This is a unique trip because it allows students to step out of urban Boston, and immerse themselves in French Canadian culture while giving them the¬†opportunity to experience the wilderness on horse back and on foot!

When: November 6th-8th

Where: Quebec, Canada

Who: Trip capacity 10 persons

Difficulty: Hard

Transportation: We are looking for two student drivers for this trip! If you are interested in driving please let us know when you sign up! Drivers will receive a discounted rate for the trip!

Price: Unfortunately at this time we are unable to specify the price for this trip as we are not yet aware of how much funding we will be receiving for this excursion. As an estimate, the price of this trip last spring was $87. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we will update this information as soon as possible.

Things to note:

  • ¬†You MUST have a VALID PASSPORT to attend this trip!!!
  • You MUST have had prior experience working with and riding horses!!
  • This trip will be departing from BU at 1:30pm on Friday November 6th!!!¬†Please DO NOT sign up if you are unable to leave Boston at this time!!!!!!!

Leaders: Rose Lewis and Barbara Marban. Please feel free to contact Rose, rosel@bu.edu, with any questions! We are so excited to be leading this trip again and we cannot wait to see you all in Quebec!!

Signups are going live on Wednesday October 14th. Check back here for specific time.