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Here it is folks, your OC menu to adventure, learning, and outrageous fun for the semester! Our unbeatable prices for trips include meals, transportation and rental of any equipment needed.

*One star indicates trips for all experience levels! Beginners and folks looking for low impact experience welcome!

**Two stars indicate a trip presenting intermediate challenge. Open to newcomers eager to build experience and those with prior activity experience and/or skills.

***Three star trips are for students who are already comfortable spending extended amounts of time in the backcountry and looking for advanced level of challenge.

Fall 2014 Trip Calendar

Hiking & Backpacking

Falls of Lana Hiking and Swimming!*

The Falls of Lana is a short hike in and rewarded with one of the most beautiful swimming holes in Vermont. Come join us and see for yourself and explore to your heart’s content!

Date: September 13th
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Hunger Hike*

Enjoy all inclusive VEGGIE WRAPS and delicious breakfast OF YOUR CHOICE while hiking Vermont’s own Mt. Hunger, all while catching epic views of Camel’s Hump, Mansfield, and the Green Mountains!

Date: March 29 & 30
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Sterling Pond Hike*

Join us and make your way up a beautiful rocky trail to the pristine waters of Sterling Pond! Maybe take a swim? Skip some rocks? Enjoy one of Vermont’s most classic hikes hidden in Smuggler’s Notch.

Date: September 20th
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Night Hike in the Greens*(Mt. Elmore)

Ever wanted to watch the sunset from the Green Mountains? Because now you’re in luck! Come with us to see the sun go down and hike underneath the stars.
Date: September 20th
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Dendrology Hike*

WE LOVE TREES. Do you? Come join us for a dendrology hike to learn all about the trees that coexist with us in this beautiful state we call our home.

Date: October 5th
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Trail Running in Vermont!**

Our poor Cross­country ski trails are neglected in the warmer months, so let’s show them some loving! Join us to go for a jaunt through Shelburne Farms, or Blueberry Hill, or the Catamount Trail, or wherever your heart desires! Hydration packs and a passion for running in beautiful places HIGHLY recommended!

Date: October 5th
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Mt. Mansfield Day Hike**

Vermont’s tallest peak is calling for you, so answer! Join us to take on the challenge of hiking Mansfield during one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Date:October 18th
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Rattlesnake Cliffs Hike*

Contrary to the name, we haven’t sighted any rattlesnakes here in a while, but we HAVE seen some totally epic views of Lake Dunmore, Silver Lake, and the Adirondacks. But don’t just take our word for it, join us and see it in real life!

Date:October 19th
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Camel’s Hump Hike**

Come check out one of Vermont’s highest mountains with us. With some of the sweetest views you can imagine, Camel’s Hump is sure to give you a toothache.
Date:November 8th
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Snake Mountain Hike*

Imagine yourself slithering your way up to the summit of Snake Mountain with some awesome company and enjoying a spectacular view of the entire Champlain Valley.

Date:November 9th
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Backpacking in the ’Dacks Weekend***

Spend a weekend in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks hiking some of the coolest peaks this side of the Mississippi!

Date:September 20th-21st, October 25th-26th, November 1st-2nd
Limit: 9 | Price: $35

Backpacking in Maine Weekend***

Maine is one of the most beautiful places you’ll have the opportunity to explore in New England. Come on this two night adventure and spend the weekend in Maine with the OC seeing the sights, eating food, and enjoying the company of friends!

Date:October 3rd-5th
Limit: 9 | Price: $35


Monroe Skyline Trade­off**

Two separate groups will spend the weekend on the Long Trail’s majestic Monroe Skyline. One group will be Northbound and the other Southbound­­ make sure to exchange high fives between Mt. Abe and Mt. Ellen!

Date:October 11th­12th
Limit: 9 | Price: $30


Backpacking Kinsman Ridge***

Spend a weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and be able to say you completed a section of the Appalachian Trail!

Date:October 25th-26th
Limit: 9 | Price: $35


Backpacking Mt. Mansfield Weekend**

We can’t get enough of Mansfield and neither should you, come hike up with the OC to the summit of Mt. Mansfield for a weekend of fantastic company and phenomenal views on Vermont’s most notable peak.

Date:October 25th-26th, November 8th-9th
Limit: 9 | Price: $30


Jay Peak Backpacking Weekend***

Join us on a backpacking trip up Jay Peak and catch some views of (almost) Canada and summit the last major peak of the Long Trail in person!

Date: November 1st-2nd
Limit: 9 | Price: $35


Pico Peak Weekend**

Spend the weekend backpacking up Pico Peak where you can catch views of Killington and the surrounding Green Mountain National Forest.

Date: November 8th-9th
Limit: 9 | Price: $30


Rock Climbing

Rock 101*

Join us for a solid day of climbing in the great out of doors while learning about equipment, belaying and climbing technique with the Outing Club’s best!

Date: September 14th, September 21st, October 4th, October 18th
Limit: 6 Price: $40

Intro to Women’s Rock*

Hey ladies, want to get super strong and have a great day outdoors while you’re at it? Intro to women’s rock is an all­women’s Rock 101 equivalent and is a great way to make some friends while crushing some serious rock.

Date: October 4th
Limit: 6 | Price: $20

Rock 201**

Want to explore some awesome New England rock? Spend your day climbing crags with the OC. Rock 101 or similar experience necessary!

Date: October 5th
Limit: 6 | Price: $20

Hillel Climbing Trip*

Join the Outing Club teaming up with UVM’s very own Jewish student group Hillel to take a trip climbing! No experience necessary and ALL are welcome to sign up!

Date: October 19th
Limit: 6 | Price: $20

Canoe & Kayak Trips

Canoe Day Trip*

Get the water while it’s still warm! Fall semester is the PERFECT time to explore the tributaries and lakes of New England, so spend your day with us and maybe discover a love for the flow.

Date: September 13th, 14th, October 12th, October 25th
Limit: 9 | Price: $20

Sea Kayak Day Trip**

Spend a day paddling with some of the Outing Club’s finest! Learn the tricks of the kayak trade, and enjoy some good food and company while you’re at it!

Date: September 20th
Limit: 9 | Price: $20

Sea Kayaking Weekend**

Hit Lake Champlain for a weekend of paddling and enjoying the fresh breeze off the lake. Catch some beautiful views of Burlington from an angle you’ll only get again once the lake freezes over!

Date: October 18th-19th
Limit: 9 | Price: $35

Hillel Canoe Trip*

The Outing Club is teaming up again with UVM’s own Jewish student group Hillel for a day of paddling in Vermont! All are welcome to join, and no experience necessary!

Date: October26th
Limit: 9 | Price: $20

Speciality Trips

Sailing on Lake Champlain*

Team up with the Community Sailing Center and take your sails to Lake Champlain for a day out on the water in our windy city. No experience necessary!
Date:September 13thbr> Limit: 9 | Price: $40

Stand­up Paddleboard*

SUP friends, want to SUP? Spend your time stand-up paddle boarding on Lake Champlain. Bring yourself, a good attitude, and a love of the water!

Date: September 14th
Limit: 8 | Price: $40

Mountain Biking 101*

Yewwwww!!! Hit the hills of Vermont to get your wheels dirty and your blood pumping! No Experience Necessary

Date: September 20th, October 4th
Limit: 9 | Price: $20

Cabin Work Weekend*

Spend your weekend at the Outing Club cabin in Bolton cleaning, building, eating lots of mountain pies, swimming, and having alot of fun.

Date: October 4th-5th
Limit: INFINITY!!! | Price: FREE

Music at the Cabin Weekend*

Bring your guitar, citar, ukelele, flute, voice, or ANY other instrument and spend a weekend making music to your ears at the famous Outing Club Cabin in Bolton.

Date: October 11th­12th
Limit: 9 | Price: $30

Backcountry Cooking*

Ever wanted to know how to make a calzone in the backcountry? Well, now you can learn that and any number of other possible delicious foods if you join us for a weekend oF backcountry cooking!

Date: November 1st­2nd
Limit: 9 | Price: $30


Catamountain Classic Overnight Hikes*

The 3rd annual Catamountain Classic, in memory of former OC leader Avi Kurganoff, is a great community event. Head out for an overnight with a crew of hearty hikers to help UVM complete all 273 miles of the Long Trail in a single weekend! The hike will be moderate, 8­10 miles, with some splendid views and maybe even some swimming spots.

Date: February 2 & 16
Limit: 9 | Price: $25

Catamountain Classic Day Hikes*

The 3rd annual Catamountain Classic is here! Ever wanted to hike the Long Trail, but haven’t found the time? Here is your chance to work on it! UVM groups and clubs are hiking the entire 273 miles of the Long Trail in a single weekend in memory of former OC leader, Avi Kurganoff. Hop on a day hike to help complete a section of this exciting challenge!

Date: September 27th - 28th
Limit: 9 (4 Groups)| Price: $30

Hillel Catamountain Classic Overnight Hike*

The 3rd annual Catamountain Classic is here! Ever wanted to hike the Long Trail, but haven’t found the time? Here is your chance to work on it! UVM groups and clubs are hiking the entire 273 miles of the Long Trail in a single weekend in memory of former OC leader, Avi Kurganoff. Hop on a day hike to help complete a section of this exciting challenge!

Date: February 8
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Mountain Biking 101*

Grab your bike (or rent one!) and explore the beautiful network of mountain biking trails on the Catamount ski trail.

Date: September 27th & 28th
Limit: 9 (2 Groups)| Price: 30

Mountain Biking 201**

Grab your bike (or rent one!) and explore the beautiful network of mountain biking trails in the Northeast Kingdom. Mountain Biking 101 or similar experience required.

Date: April 20
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Cabin Work Weekend *

Join us at the Outing Club's beautiful Bolton Cabin for a weekend of spring cleaning, projects, porch building, mountain pies, and fun!
Dates: March 22 & 23
Limit: INFINITY| Price: FREE!!!

Service Day at Taft Lodge*

Team up with the GMC to help maintain Taft Lodge while on the tallest mountain in Vermont!

Date: April 12
Limit: 9 | Price: FREE!!


Campus Partnerships


The ALANA G.E.A.R. program is a collaborative effort supported by the ALANA Student Center and the UVMOC. The goal of GEAR is to create a fundamental wilderness skill development, community building opportunity, and bridge to the UVMOC for ALANA students.

The Greenhouse

The Outing Club has teamed up with the Greenhouse to provide an outdoors experience for Greenhouse dwellers. Residents can sign up for a weekend hike through the Wilderness Guild.


Banff Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is on the road across North America and around the world. Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or an armchair adventurer, this event is for everyone. Don't miss the excitement!

Winter Classic

Recruit your best team for the 4th Annual Winter Classic, an Outing Club tradition. This three-man race at Bolton Valley ski area consists of three legs: downhill skiing, snowshoe 5k, and cross-country skiing 5k! Everyone is welcome so grab some friends, wax up your skis, and get ready for an adventure race like no other! Sign up at the Outing Club House!

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