[4/24] Hike Mt. Monadnock!

April 17th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [4/24] Hike Mt. Monadnock!)

Join us!

This Sunday, April 24th, we will hike Mt. Monadnock, the most hiked mountain in the Northeast!

This will be a small group, 8 people total, all in one van.  We will meet at Marsh Plaza at 9am for departure, drive 2 hours to Mt. Monadnock, hike, summit around 1pm, hike down, drive back to campus, and arrive back at BU around 5:30pm.

We will hike the White Cross Trail, which is one of the easiest trails on the mountain.  It is 2.1 miles to the summit from the base, and takes most people about 1.5 hours.  (4.2 miles round trip, 3-4 hours total)

Sign ups will go live SOON!!!

https://docs.google.com/a/bu.edu/forms/d/1i6iygTsHixm0suAKt6LtRUoqKYWl6U-flChOx2TJvkg/edit?usp=forms_home&ths=true

If you have any questions, please email Alli at agriffit@bu.edu.

Hope to see you there! :)

Middlesex Fells Day Hike (4/17)

April 12th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Middlesex Fells Day Hike (4/17))

The weather should be perfect this weekend for a nice easy hike through Middlesex Fells Reservation right outside of Boston!

Sign ups are closed. If you already signed up check your email for confirmation.

When: Sunday April 17th. Leave Marsh Plaza at 12:30pm, return by approximately 5pm.

What to bring/wear:

sneakers or hiking boots

water

lunch and snacks

a few dollars if you don’t have uber/lyft

If you have any questions: email Katherine Ward at kwa@bu.edu

 

Lily Bay Overnight [4/16 – 4/18]

April 5th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Lily Bay Overnight [4/16 – 4/18])
Moosehead Lake as seen from the air above Rockwood, Maine. Northern Forest.

Moosehead Lake as seen from the air above Rockwood, Maine. Northern Forest.

Hey everyone!! Amanda DeJesus and I (Aodhan Hinksmon) are leading a trip to Lily Bay State Park in beautiful Maine!

It’s going to be an overnight trip during the weekend of the 16th and MARATHON MONDAY! Making it back in time to watch the marathon is completely dependent on the drivers going on this trip, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking of signing up.

If that doesn’t discourage you, though, get ready to have a great time! The wonderful people of Lily Bay Park are allowing us to camp there BEFORE THEIR SEASON STARTS, which means we get the whole campground TO OURSELVES!! WHAT’S BETTER THAN THAT??

Not to mention, this campground is right on the water of Moosehead Lake, which is the largest lake in Maine. Also, one of the longer hiking trails runs along the lake’s border, which will surely make for some great views.

The current plan for this trip is to leave the morning of Saturday the 16th and leave the morning of Monday the 18th. Adventures include CAMPING, HIKING, EXPLORING, BIRD/ANIMAL WATCHING, STAR GAZING and MOOOORE! Use your dang imagination people, it’s the outdoors!

Further details about the trip will be given after signups, which will happen Friday (8th) afternoon. But, if you have any questions or concerns about the trip, feel free to contact me or Amanda via email (at the bottom). I also encourage you to check out Lily Bay’s website and map.

hinksmon@bu.edu (Aodhan)                     amandadj@bu.edu (Amanda)

Image source: http://www.nrcm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Plum-Creek-Proposal-Moosehead-Maine-1150×400.jpg

SIGNUPS LIVE ON FRIDAY APRIL 8th AT 2 PM HERE.

[4/8 – 4/9] North Kinsman

April 5th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [4/8 – 4/9] North Kinsman)

Kinsman Pond

Did you miss us?

Join us for an overnight trip to the White Mountains on April 8-9! We’ll be staying at Lafayette Campgrounds on April 8th, and hiking up to Kinsman Pond and North Kinsman the next day.

When: Late afternoon April 8th – Evening April 9th

Difficulty: Intermediate-Hard (Approximately 8.5 Miles, occasional steep slopes, there will probably be snow/ice on the ground)

Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members

What to bring:

  • Backpack!!
  • Warm winter cloths
  • Water, water, AND TONS MORE WATER
  • Lunch
  • Hiking boots (Otherwise something with good traction and preferably waterproof)
  • BUOC Waiver Form (Accessible here)

We will provide camping equipment, dinner, and breakfast. We will also bring micro spikes that will be required for safety measures.

We still need one more driver!! If you can drive please contact the trip leader Joe at 617-678-8121 or jzhou94@bu.edu. Drivers get to go on trips for free and gets gas reimbursed!

Signups live April 6th at 12 pm here!!

Questions? Contact the trip leader Joe Zhou at 617-678-8121 or jzhou94@bu.edu

[4/15] Sunrise Yoga Trip

March 27th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [4/15] Sunrise Yoga Trip)

What are you doing to start your weekend?

Why not attend a sunrise yoga session with the Boston University Outing Club?

Join us…

We will meet Friday, April 15, on the top floor of Student Village 2 at approximately 6am to begin our morning yoga session and take in the beautiful views as the sun rises over Boston to bring a new day upon us.

Following sunrise yoga, we will have a brief casual reflection with tea and coffee where yogis can meet and get to know each other.  The Dean of Students may be joining us, too!

If you have any questions, please contact Alli at agriffit@bu.edu.

 

Sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n9mPoGPp9H_ogTIIK-bjSUOwoRrCnkg-aWGy7p9dEts/viewform?usp=send_form

 

We hope to see you there!

~Namaste

Myles Standish

Sprawling across the southern sections of Plymouth and Carver, Myles Standish State Forest is the largest publicly owned recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts. MSSF offers a massive forest with scenic views along with 16 (fishable) ponds. Everything is beautifully maintained.
A day-use area at College Pond offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing. Fifteen miles of bicycle trails, 35 miles of equestrian trails and 13 miles of hiking trails take visitors deep into the forest, which includes one of the largest contiguous pitch pine/scrub oak communities north of Long Island.

-http://www.mass.gov/

Location:

194 Cranberry Rd, South Carver, MA 02366

 

Cost:

$10 for Members

$20 for Non-Members

 

 

Sign up here:

 

BUOC Bouldering Competition

March 22nd, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on BUOC Bouldering Competition)

Cover Pic

Sign Up Here: SIGN UPS ARE OPEN NOW!!

(Scroll to the bottom of the link page and add the event to your cart)

Video: Bailey Garton

Show off your climbing skills and win SWEET PRIZES! BU Outing Club is hosting our first Bouldering Competition at the Rock Wall at BU’s Fitness & Recreation Center!

Climbs will range from V0-V9, and split into beginner, intermediate, and advanced blocks for male and female climbers. Finals will be held towards the end for the advanced category.

TONS OF PRIZES from our sponsors for top competitors in each category including Grand Trunk Hammocks, Butora climbing shoes, tons of Adidas Outdoor swag, and MORE!

Spectators welcome, bring your friends!!

Bouldering Comp - Rock Wall Manager Sean

You do not have to go to BU to participate, the competition is open to everyone! Categories will be determined at the registration for the event based on a brief check in with the rock wall’s manager.

Join the Facebook event and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/560794144098254/

Date/Time: April 15th 6pm – 9:30pm

Address: BU Fitness and Recreation Center

915 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

Entry Price:

$20 for BU students
$25 for Non-BU students

 

Get your own Comp Tshirt for an additional $10!!!!

 

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If you have questions, please contact:

Gabe Messercola- gabriel4@bu.edu

Walden Pond Day Trip (3/19)

March 15th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Walden Pond Day Trip (3/19))

Come out for a fun day of relaxing, studying (if you want to), picnicking and strolling! It’s supposed to be sunny this weekend, so let’s make the most of it by going to Concord’s famous Walden Pond!

Photo by J Borden

Photo by J Borden

Signups will go live here on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 pm.

What: A day trip to Walden Pond for a picnic and relaxing.

When: Saturday, March 19 from 10 am to 4 pm

Difficulty: On a scale of 1-10, the level of difficulty is 0.

Cost: We will be taking Uber/Lyft, so the only cost is the cost of transportation (around $20)

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Money for transportation
  • Warm clothes (estimated temperature is 45 degrees)
  • Blanket/beach towel
  • Water
  • Optional: camera, journal, study materials, frisbee, slackline

Contact: Amanda DeJesus at amandadj@bu.edu or (925) 285-5206

Maple Syrup Making Trip

March 13th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Maple Syrup Making Trip)

Do you have a sweet tooth? Ever wonder how maple syrup is made? Look no further, BUOC is going up to Meredith, NH to learn about the process of making maple syrup.

syrup

What: We will be collecting sap from maple trees that have been tapped and boiling down the sap for HOURS to make syrup. And at the end…. TASTING THE BEST SYRUP IN THE WORLD.

 

Cost: $20 for BUOC Season Pass Holders/$30 for non-pass holders (please try to bring exact change!). Covers transportation, accommodation, food (dinner and breakfast), some snacks, and of course, maple syrup.

 

When: Leaving BU Saturday, March 19th at 7am from Marsh Plaza and driving ~2 hrs to Meredith, NH.

Leaving NH Sunday late morning, March 20th.

Accommodations will be provided by trip leader Shannon’s wonderful mother and aunt&uncle who live in Meredith.

 

Additional details:

We will be leaving early Saturday in order to have the whole day to make syrup (it takes a while).

Everyone will be able to bring home some maple syrup; however, we have to share with my aunt and uncle who also give it to friends and family.

Also, my aunt and uncle have a cat and three springer spaniel dogs so you have to like cats/dogs in order to go on this trip!!! :) :) :) LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIES

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We are looking for drivers so email Shannon at baileys@bu.edu. We will cover your trip cost and gas!!!

 

What to bring:

  • Pillow/sleeping bag or blanket (if you do not have a sleeping bag we can provide one, just let me know)
  • Overnight stuff (pjs, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Warm clothes – we will be outside a good portion of the day, so bring some layers and check the weather before the weekend.
  • Comfortable/warm boots or shoes – again, we will be outside on our feet most of the day.
  • Lunch/snacks for Saturday. And for Sunday if you like snacking 😉
  • Ball/Mason jar for some syrup!! If you don’t have one, we can go purchase at an additional (small) expense.

SIGNUPS: http://goo.gl/forms/Rof4Rty8tc

Signups go live Tuesday 3/15 at 9pm.

Max: 12 people

Email Shannon at baileys@bu.edu if you have any questions.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Trip (2/27-2/28) and Day Hike (2/28)

February 24th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Wachusett Mountain Ski Trip (2/27-2/28) and Day Hike (2/28))

Hi BUOC! Want to go skiing? Want to go hiking? Look no further than Wachusett Mountain, MA. This weekend you can sign up to either go skiing or hiking on Sunday the 28th. The hiking group will leave Sunday morning and return later that day. The skiing group will leave at 5pm on Saturday the 27th so we can hit the slopes early Sunday.  

A sign ups are live SIGN UP HERE

Wachusetts

What: A skiing group will head up to BUOC alumni Patrick Orrell’s house in Princeton MA Saturday evening. The next morning the skiing group will head over early to Wachusett Mountain. While the skiing group is hitting the slopes Sunday morning, a second group will be driving up to hike Wachusetts Mountain. We will all meet up for lunch and a meal at Pat’s house at the end of the day before heading back to Boston.

 

Date/Time: Skiers: Leaving Boston at 5pm Saturday afternoon (2/27)

Returning to Boston Sunday afternoon around 6pm (2/28)

Hikers: Leaving Boston at 8am Sunday morning (2/28)

Returning to Boston Sunday afternoon around 6pm (2/28)

 

Estimated Cost: Hikers: $10 members… $20 nonmembers

Skiers: ^trip cost + personal lift ticket ($55). Rental information provided after sign ups.

 

Max Attendance: Skiing– 6 people

Hiking– 12 people

 

Food: Most of the food is being provided by our awesome BUOC alumni Patrick Orrell! He will have dinner for the skiing group Saturday, breakfast Sunday, and another meal (where the hiking group will join) before we go back to Boston Sunday afternoon. Still be sure to bring personal snacks and a lunch for Sunday.

 

Transportation: Student drivers

 

Packing List

*Backpack (15-30L)

2 Liters of Water (large mouth-lexan nalgene® mandatory)

*Microspikes

Gaiters

*Headlamp or Flashlight w/ Batteries

Mountain Clothing (Think warm and dry, remember layering)

  • Non cotton base layer
  • Mid layer of fleece or wool (top and bottom)
  • Windproof/water resistant layer gore-tex®, sympatex®,H2O No® (top and bottom)
  • Down Jacket and/or fleece/wool pile jacket
  • Warm hat and neck gaiter/face-mask
  • Warm water resistant gloves or mittens
  • Wool Socks
  • Eye protection (sunglasses and/or ski goggles)

BUOC waiver form

Positive attitude

*These items can be provided by BUOC if needed

If you have questions, please contact:

Gabe Messercola- gabriel4@bu.edu Skiing Group

Shannon Bailey- baileys@bu.edu  Hiking Group