[9/30/17] Middlesex Fells Trip with Alianza Latina

September 29th, 2017 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [9/30/17] Middlesex Fells Trip with Alianza Latina)

12:30pm-5pm | Meeting at Marsh Plaza
Cost: Transportation (T)
This Saturday
, BUOC is proud to announce a joint trip with Alianza Latina to Middlesex Fells! Middlesex Fells is a short, 45 minute T ride away from BU. On this trip, no hiking experience is required and we look forward to a great hike with all of you!

Please sign up here!

[9/29/17] Top Roping at Quincy Quarries

September 29th, 2017 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [9/29/17] Top Roping at Quincy Quarries)

3:45pm | Meeting at Marsh Plaza
Cost: $10, $5 for season pass holders
Do some top rope climbing at Quincy Quarries, a historic site that is now all graffitied up. It makes for interesting climbing and aesthetic pictures! Grade ranges from 5.6 (beginner) to 5.12 (advanced).
Bring climbing shoes. Free shoe rentals available.

Sign ups go live Wednesday 9/27 at 10am  here!

[9/21/17] Arcteryx: The Exploration Film Tour

September 19th, 2017 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [9/21/17] Arcteryx: The Exploration Film Tour)

6pm-9pm | The Arcteryx Store: 352 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Come with some fellow BUOCers to hit up The Exploration Film Tour hosted by Arc’teryx Boston and NOLS! We’ll hang with fellow college outing/mountaineering/climbing clubs from NUHOC, Tufts, Harvard, MITOC, and BC. There’ll be some dope contests and raffle opportunities to win some righteous threads.

Sign up for free here!


[9/15/17] Metro Rock Climbing Event

September 11th, 2017 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [9/15/17] Metro Rock Climbing Event)

Friday 6pm-9pm | 69 Norman Street Everett, MA 02149

Socialize with other local outing clubs and climb at at discounted rate at a local gym. Pizza, raffles and friendly competition!

Meet Will Chang at 5pm at Marsh Plaza or meet us at the gym!

[9/13/17] Rock Spot Climbing Event

September 11th, 2017 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [9/13/17] Rock Spot Climbing Event)

Wednesday 9/13 7pm-midnight | 30 Old Colony Ave Boston, MA 02127

Climb for free at a local gym! Rentals included. Discounted 44$/month Rock Spot memberships available.

Meet Will Chang (wchang6@bu.edu) at 7pm at Marsh Plaza or meet us at Rock Spot (see address above).

Sign Up Here!

West Rattlesnake Day Hike (02/06)

January 31st, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on West Rattlesnake Day Hike (02/06))
photo from: http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?34133-East-amp-West-Rattlesnake-Squam-Lake-NH-1-10-10

photo from: http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?34133-East-amp-West-Rattlesnake-Squam-Lake-NH-1-10-10

Want to get out of the city for a day and get some exercise outdoors? Join us for a great day hike in NH offering amazing winter views of the NH lake district! West Rattlesnake is considered a family friendly hike but will be more challenging in the winter conditions so be prepared!

What: An awesome day hike offering great views of the lake district in NH!

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

When: Saturday, February 6th. Leave Boston around 8am and return by evening.

We are still looking for drivers so email popovaj@bu.edu (we will cover your trip cost and gas!!!)

What to bring:

  • Lunch/Hiking Snacks
  • Lots of Water
  • Hiking boots(warm socks and extra just in case)
  • Winter appropriate¬†clothing (hat, gloves, etc.)
  • Layers (No cotton!)

more info: http://www.hikenewengland.com/RattlesnakeWestGen1.html

Contact Helena at popovaj@bu.edu and Vicky at vthomson@bu.edu  with any questions.


[01/30] Blue Hills Day Hike Saturday

January 26th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [01/30] Blue Hills Day Hike Saturday)

B&W road winter Blue Hills

Come enjoy the wintry nature on a beautiful and easy day hike just outside of Boston at Blue Hills!!

We’re meeting up at Marsh Plaza at 9:45am and will return approximately at 3:00pm. The only cost is Uber transportation to and from Blue Hills.


Difficulty: Easy


Things to bring:

Warm Cloth

Waterproof shoes (preferably hiking boots), microspikes may help! Anything that has traction and would make hiking in the snow easier!

Lunch! We’ll be stopping around noon to have lunch at Houghton Pond.

Lots and lots of water!


Sign up here!

If you have any questions, feel free to email the trip leader Joe Zhou at jzhou94@bu.edu!

Blue Hills Ski Trip (1/31)

January 24th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (0 Comments)


Come ski or board with us just south of Boston! Blue Hills Ski Area is a great place to learn how to ski or board or just get some shredding in without sacrificing your weekend or your wallet. All are welcome on this trip: No ski or snowboard experience required but you are more than welcome to hit up the black diamonds if that’s more your type.

Sign-ups closed. 🙁

When – Sunday January 31st (11am-7pm)

Where – Blue Hills Ski Area (4001 Washington St. Canton, MA 02021)

Difficulty – No skiing or snowboarding experience necessary!

Attendance : 20 – 30 people

Cost – 30$ lift ticket, 20$ estimated cost for uber or lyft transportation. Ski or snowboard gear $20 if you do not own your own gear (skis or board, boots; poles for skiers). Optional: Helmet $7, 75 min group lesson $27.

Food-Bring your own snacks, lunch and other food available for purchase

Transportation – Uber, lyft, and/or drivers

Required gear

  • waterproof or water resistant pants
  • waterproof jacket
  • waterproof gloves
  • hat

Recommended gear

goggles or sunglasses

thick socks

base layer/long johns

fleece or down jacket

fleece pants, sweatpants, or other insulated pants



small duffel bag or backpack to store layers and shoes when you are not wearing them


Trip Leaders: Katherine Ward and Hannah Weber

Any Questions?

Contact Katherine Ward at kwa@bu.edu or Hannah Weber at Hmweber@bu.edu 


Paintball (12/10)

November 22nd, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Paintball (12/10))


Come let out some finals week stress at Boston Paintball in Chelsea! Enjoy intense paintball action all over the largest indoor playing field on the East Coast. Be ready to mingle with fellow Outing Club members as well as our hommies from the BU Billiards Club.

When – Thursday December 10th (6:30-8:30pm)

Where – Boston Paintball Chelsea (121 Webster Ave Chelsea, Ma USA)

Difficulty – No paintball experience required

Maximum Attendance – 30

Cost – TBD

Food- Pizza!!

Transportation – Uber

What to bring –

1 Liter of Water
Clothing appropriate for paintball (it’s going to get real dirty)
Sneakers or appropriate close toed shoes
Fellas- maybe a cup?

Any Questions?

Contact Gabe Messercola at gabriel4@bu.edu or Asher Le at ale7@bu.edu

[11/21] Mineral Collecting

November 18th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [11/21] Mineral Collecting)


The BUOC has gotten in contact with EarthDance, a retreat dance company with a retired manganese/rhodonite mine on its property. It was closed down 75 years ago and the public are welcome to get a tour from their Mineral Coordinator and have free range of tailing areas (where they dumped the minerals and stones they couldn’t profit off of) to explore and take home whatever they find! Here are the details:

WHAT: Gem collecting at the retired Anson G. Betts Mine

WHEN: Saturday, November 21st (leave BU 8:30am and return to BU at 5pm)

WHERE: 262 Prospect St, Plainfield, MA 01070

HOW: Because we will be collecting in the tailing areas, there is very little to no digging required. In some areas, there are minerals and rocks everywhere, it’s just a matter of cracking them open. Many of the minerals have oxidized over time causing the rocks to blacken on the outside and it only takes a whack of a hammer to reveal the surprises inside.

WHAT TO BRING: Everyone collecting on the sight must be wearing safety goggles as we will be using hammers to crack open rocks. The more hammers the better! If you have a hammer, your roommate has a hammer and your aunt’s labradoodle has a hammer, bring all three! The more hammers we have, the more people can find cool things. We will be labeling and taping borrowed hammers and goggles to ensure that they are all returned to their respective owners.

HOW MUCH: The price for this trip will be between $15-$20 depending on how many people sign up and how many drivers we have. This price includes EarthDance’s $10 donation fee for each person collecting.

WHAT WE CAN FIND: Rhodonite (Massachusetts state gemstone!), Rhodochrosite, Spessartine Garnets, Tephroite, Magnetite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, and Almandine Garnets.