Gilbert Hills State Park Bouldering Trip

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

 

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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.

Cannon Mountain Overnight [10/23-10/24]

October 12th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Cannon Mountain Overnight [10/23-10/24])

Cannon Mountain from Lonesome Lake

Sign-ups will go live Thursday, 10/15 at 12pm!

What: Hey BUOC, come hang out in New Hampshire for the weekend! We will be heading out to climb Cannon Mountain, a 4,000 footer in the White Mountains. We will be driving up Friday 10/23 and camping at Lafayette campground, then doing a 6 mile hike on Saturday to Cannon Mountain.

Difficulty: Moderate. Hiking boots will be required!

Where/When: We will be leaving BU at 7pm on Friday 10/23, arriving at the campsite around 10pm. We’ll spend Saturday 10/24 hiking and chilling, and return to campus by 9pm Saturday night.

Cost: $15 for season pass holders, $25 for non-pass holders

Packing List: (*means we can provide)

  • Day pack*
  • Sleeping bag*
  • Sleeping pad*
  • 2 water bottles
  • Dinner for Friday night & snacks for Saturday
  • Bowl/eating utensil
  • Hiking boots
  • Headlamp/flashlight*
  • WARM CLOTHES
  • Wool socks
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat
  • Winter fleece/jacket (it gets cold at night)
  • BUOC and SAO waivers
  • Sunscreen, bug spray, journal, camera, etc

Trip Leaders:

Jake Nazarian (jnaz@bu.edu)

Rachel Poppe (rpoppe@bu.edu)

Farm Sanctuary 10/18

October 6th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Farm Sanctuary 10/18)

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Hey BUOC!

Let’s go to a farm!! We will be taking a tour at Sunny Meadow Farm Sanctuary (about an hour outside of Boston) and hanging out with the animals for the afternoon.

Who: Max 10 people (based on driver availability)

When: Sunday, October 18th — meet at Marsh at 12 noon and get back to BU by 6 pm.

Cost: $15 (includes a $10 donation to the farm plus transportation costs)

Why: Because we <3 animals

SIGN UPS ARE LIVE: Click here to sign up!!!

Contact Julia for more info at jfm6@bu.edu

[10/17] Walden Pond Day Trip

October 6th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [10/17] Walden Pond Day Trip)

Hey BUOCers!

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Let’s hang out at Walden Pond! This beautiful pond & wildlife refuge is only about a 30¬†minute drive from Boston. It’s a great opportunity to¬†hang out with your friends, meet new friends, and be inspired by Thoreau’s favorite nature spot! We’ll go for a little walk around the pond and then hang out on the beach. There will be two transportation options for this trip: a car ride and a bike ride!

Signups: Live Thursday October 8th at 2pm HERE

When:

CAR РMeet at Marsh Plaza On Saturday, October 17th at 11:45am. Back to Boston around 5pm.

BIKE РMeet at Marsh Plaza at 9:30 am (please remember to eat breakfast beforehand and bring your water bottle)

Where: Walden Pond in Concord, MA (Meet at Marsh Plaza)

How: Uber/Lyft OR bike via Minuteman BikewayScreen Shot 2015-10-06 at 11.53.36 PMBiking details: 

  • Roundtrip milage: ~40 mi
  • Estimated time for one way trip: 2 hrs
  • We will be on the city roads for about 45 mins before we¬†get onto the Minuteman bikeway in Arlington
  • From the Minuteman it’ll be¬†smooth sailing past¬†towns, some meadows and farms, and under the shades of beautiful autumn trees
  • It isn’t going to be a race to get to Walden, so don’t be afraid to join. It’ll be a relaxed ride. We’ll make stops along the way whenever it is fitting. There are¬†a plethora of wonderful places to explore,¬†catch our breaths, and nibble on food. It’ll be worth it
  • BYObike

What to Bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Cash or a phone with Uber/Lyft
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Journals
  • Sketch books
  • Frisbees
  • Cameras
  • Blankets to sit on

If you have any questions for the car ride option, feel free to contact Alli (agriffit@bu.edu) and Luis (lecastro@bu.edu).

For any questions regarding the biking option, feel free to contact Jessica (jliao1@bu.edu).

Acadia National Park (10/16-10/18)

October 5th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Acadia National Park (10/16-10/18))

Acadia

SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED.

An email will be sent out by the end of Friday 10/9 to all who made it on the trip. 

What: Hey BUOC, the weekend of October 16th-18th we are heading to Acadia National Park! Our plan is to do some easy, but very scenic, day hiking Saturday as well as some rock climbing on the famous waterfront Otter Cliffs. This trip is not going to be very strenuous. Our plan is to relax so leave your stress in Boston and be rhetty (HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA) to take pictures because the foliage is going to be amazing.

Where/When: We will meet in the parking lot behind CAS and Marsh Plaza Friday afternoon (10/16). Friday night we will set up camp in Acadia National Park. Saturday will be full of epicness and we will get back to Boston by 5pm on Sunday (10/18).

Price: $30 Season Pass Holders and $40 for Non-Pass Holders

Packing List (* means we can provide it):

  • Backpack*
  • Sleeping bag *
  • Sleeping pad *
  • 2 water bottles
  • Snacks
  • Tupperware/bowl with a spoon
  • Hiking boots (above the ankle)
  • Headlamp or flashlight with batteries *
  • Warm clothing- NO COTTON
  • Hiking pants
  • Winter fleece/sweatshirt/jacket- it’s going to be cold at night
  • Rain jacket
  • A hat
  • Beanie
  • Wool socks x3
  • BUOC and SAO waivers
  • Other things: sunscreen, bug spray, cameras, journals, etc‚Ķ

*BUOC can provide these items

Trip Leaders (contact for questions):

Gabe Messercola: gabriel4@bu.edu

Justin Hawk: jnhawk@bu.edu

[11/6-7] Green Mountains Overnight

October 3rd, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [11/6-7] Green Mountains Overnight)

SIGNUPS WILL BE LIVE THURSDAY OCT 29, at 5pm

Hello BUOC-ers!! Come enjoy a lovely overnight camping trip to Mt. Moosalamoo!

Where: Green Mountains, VT, Mt. Moosalamoo

What: We will drive up to the Mt. Moosalamoo campsite Friday night, where we will set up camp and eat dinner. On Saturday, we are going to hike up Mt. Moosalamoo, where we will get great views of the summit, Lake Dunmore, Lake Champlain, and Lake George. We will be back on campus Saturday night!

When/time: We will meet at Marsh Plaza Friday night at 5pm.

Difficulty: Moderate, some hiking experience required. We will be doing an 8.1 mile hike with a climb of 870 ft (and some awesome views!!).

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

Packing List (* means we can provide it):

  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag *
  • Sleeping pad *
  • 2-3 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/coat
  • Rain jacket
  • A hat
  • Wool socks
  • BUOC and SAO waivers
  • Other things: sunscreen, bug spray, cameras, journals, etc‚Ķ

 

Blue Hills Day Hike 10/4

September 30th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Blue Hills Day Hike 10/4)

Blue HillsHey BUOCers!

This weekend is looking to be a little dreary but that won’t get us down! If you’re looking to get outside, rain or shine, come on an awesome hiking adventure¬†at¬†the Blue Hills Reservation this Sunday!

When: Meet at Marsh Plaza On Sunday, October 4th at 11:45am

Where: Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, Massachussetts (Meet at Marsh Plaza)

How: Uber or the T

Max. Attendance: 20 people

What to Bring:

  • Good hiking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Cash for the T or a phone with Uber/Lyft
  • Raincoat and rain-worthy¬†clothing
  • Lunch and snacks

 

Signups for this hike will go live Thursday, October 1st at 2pm!!