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Hello FUOCers,

Parentless this weekend? Never fear! Mother nature is always here for you. Come out this Saturday, Oct. 1 for the annual Mt. Mitchell Hike. This hike is a moderate to strenuous 11.2 miles, but we will move in a group! Do not be intimidated. Will leave to carpool to the campground at 6:30am from the rabbit hole. EAT breakfast beforehand or come prepared with a breakfast to eat in the car. Bring: rain/shell jacket (just in case), water (lots!), a lunch, adequate...

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Hike into Green River Narrows Whitewater Race

Saturday, Nov 5, 9 am
Henderson, NC (meet at Rabbit Hole)

Details TBD.

From a previous year:

This is your chance to watch some of the best paddlers in the area crush some gnarly rapids. We will spectate and cheer these homies on after having hiked to the river.  The cost for this event is FREE, and the drive is 1 hour. Gear Required: -day pack -cold weather gear -rain jacket -snacks/ bring lunch and water -good shoes/ hiking boots To check out past races and some more information please...

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Kayak instruction and roll practice

Wednesday, Oct 5, 5:30 pm
meet at Rabbit Hole, then drive to Lake Saluda

Clayton's taking a crew over to Lake Saluda to practice paddling at a nice, new lake access point.

We'll go over the different paddling strokes, how to do a wet exit, possibly play some games, and possibly do some roll instruction. 

There's no real limit on how many people can come to this.  If we have more people than boats, we'll share.  If we have like 100 people show up like we did the Turtleback Falls hike, it'll just turn into a lake party :-)  But PLEASE click the...

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Clayton Burton commented on the event Intro to Whitewater Paddling Trip

Intro to Whitewater Paddling Trip

Sunday, Sep 18, All Day
Meet @ Rabbit Hole

There are limited spots.  Email Clayton.Burton*at*Furman to get on the waiting list.

If you have questions or need help finding the Rabbit Hole, call Clayton at 386-7582

Everyone is Welcome!  First time FUOCers, first time paddlers, old pro's at both!  Come alone or with friends!

The Lower Green is a perfect place to paddle whitewater for the first time.  This trip will be good for all levels of paddlers.  We'll start the day playing some games and learning basic,...

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Nicholas S Nelson

where do we meet for this trip?

Clayton Burton

The Rabbit Hole. It's across Duncan Chapel Road from Furman by the train car on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. I'll email everyone later this week with the details.

SOS Saluda River Sweep

Saturday, Sep 17, 8:30 am
meet at the Rabbit Hole

Come join FUOC and EAG (Environmental Action Group) for a river clean-up of the Middle and North Saluda Rivers with Save Our Saluda and Foothills Paddling Club!

We'll be cleaning up multiple sections of the Saluda river in Marietta (just north of Travelers Rest).

Meet at the Rabbit Hole and we'll carpool from there.

If you have any questions, contact Clayton Burton via email or at 386-7582.

If you're coming, please RSVP!

Official flier from SOS...

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Blue Ghost Fireflies

Wednesday, Apr 6, 9 pm
Meet at Rabbit Hole

If you have questions, email or call Clayton Burton, x3471.

The Blue Ghost Firefly is a very rare type of firefly.  As far as I know they are only found in certain places in the southern Appalachians and are only seen during their approximately 1 month long mating season.  Their light is a starlight blue color and it burns for several seconds at a time. Much longer than the more common fireflies.  They drift along a few feet off the ground and the effect is very strange.  It looks...

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Caving Scouting - CANCELED

Friday, Mar 18, 4 pm

Leaders-only trip heading over to Worleys Cave to freshen memories before leading the big trip there.  Potentially, anyone is welcome, but you should either be a member of the FUOC leadership team or be a member willing to come on the actual trip and help out.  Don't be shy!

Night owls only!  It'll be a fun, late night!  Leaving campus at 4pm, getting back approx 10 hours later.

Contact Clayton Burton and Susie Wold.

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Novice Whitewater Kayaking

Sunday, Apr 24, 12:30 pm
Lower Green

There are limited spots.  Email Clayton.Burton*at*Furman with your ph# to RSVP.

If you have questions or need help finding the Rabbit Hole, call Clayton at 386-7582

Everyone is Welcome!  First time FUOCers, first time paddlers, old pro's at both!  Come alone or with friends!

The Lower Green is a perfect place to paddle whitewater for the first time.  This trip will be good for all levels of paddlers.  We'll start the day playing some games and learning basic,...

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Caving at Worleys

Saturday, Apr 9, All Day
near Bluffton, TN

by Susie Wold & Clayton Burton

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Backpacking

Apr 2 - Apr 3

intro to camping by Kincy Gibson (kincy.gibson2@furman.edu)

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Red Cross First Aid/CPR training

Sunday, Mar 20, 2 pm

We have 12 seats for the Red Cross's First Aid/CPR class:

1. Clayton Burton

2. Jack Horton

3. Kathleen Marsh

4.  Noah Zimmerman

5.  Brendan Lutz

6.  Susie Wold

7.  Brooks Dame

8. Maia Wellborn

9.  Kincy Gibson

10. Julia Britt

11. Alex Aboutanos

12. Natalie Gallagher

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Trail Run CANCELLED due to weather

Saturday, Mar 19, All Day

by Miranda Upton & Kincy Adams

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FU Spring Break

Mar 4 - Mar 13
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Crowders Mountain Trip

Saturday, Nov 21, All Day

ALL INFO BELOW IS TENTATIVE

 

Departure time 8:30 from the South Chapel Lot. (travel time 1.5hours)

If you have a car, please be ready to drive so we can carpool!! And if you have an extra rope that would be WONDERFUL because right now we only have two. So we'll all climb up the first two and then set others up.

Pack a picnic lunch for yourself and any snacks you want :)

We'll hike back about 2:30.

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Overnight Backpacking

Nov 14 - Nov 15
TBD

details TBD. See Brendan Lutz.

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Zipline Raffle

Tuesday, Oct 20, All Day
TBD

Our Halloween costume-encouraged zipline event is shaping up to be huge!  FUOC's cost per ticket is about $87 and we're raffling them off for just $20 each!  Come get your ticket!

Location and time TBD.  See Chris Sherman for details.

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Fireside Hangout

Thursday, Oct 22, 7 pm
Rabbit Hole

This will be the first of a reocurring event.  Come chill by the fire at the Rabbit Hole.  Contact Susie Wold for details.

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Gourmet Granola Workshop

Thursday, Oct 15, 11:30 am
front of the library

If you wanna get a little more granola next Thursday the 15th we're having make your own granola in front of the library from 11:30 to 2. Should be super chill and yummy.

 

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S'mores Social

Thursday, Oct 8, 7 pm
fire pit outside of the PDen

This Thursday we're also having a little s'mores social in the fire pit outside of the PDen from 7-9pm! It's going to be so much s'more than you could ever imagine (*bum dum tss*). Also if you forget to buy a Leaf Fest ticket tomorrow you can get one at s'mores.

 

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TENATATIVE: Home at Homecoming

Thursday, Sep 24, All Day

Details TBD.

Plan: tree climbing? Float? Tree swing? Get involved with homecoming activities

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Hike into Green River Narrows Whitewater Race

Saturday, Nov 7, All Day
Henderson, NC

Details TBD.

From last year:

This is your chance to watch some of the best paddlers in the area crush some gnarly rapids. We will spectate and cheer these homies on after having hiked to the river.  The cost for this event is FREE, and the drive is 1 hour. Gear Required: -day pack -cold weather gear -rain jacket -snacks/ bring lunch and water -good shoes/ hiking boots To check out past races and some more information please visit:  http://greenrace.amongstit.com/

This event does not require an RSVP.
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