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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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Apr 2 - Apr 3

intro to camping by Kincy Gibson (

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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



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

details TBD. See Brendan Lutz.

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Zipline Raffle

Tuesday, Oct 20, All Day

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:

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Halloween Ziplining - Costumes Encouraged!

Saturday, Oct 31, All Day
The Gorge - near Saluda, NC

Details TBD.

See Brooke Dame and Noah Zimmermann

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LEAF Music Festival

Oct 16 - Oct 18

For details see Susie Wold.


So as you heard earlier go out and get your Leaf Festival tickets from the table in Trone Oct 7, 2015 11am-3pm. Bring $15 and prepare for an epic weekend!

Reminder that LEAF Festival is a sweet New Orleans music festival in Asheville where we're gonna camp and hike and listen to awesome tunes. We're leaving on October 16th at 5:30pm and camping there that night, tuning and grooving all of Saturday, camping out that night and driving...

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CANCELED: Fall Expedition

Oct 9 - Oct 12

Canceled due to lack of time and people-power to do it right.

See Alyssa Clay and Brendan Lutz Plan: Multi day camping/backpacking/ climbing expedition in the Linville/ Grandfather mountain area  

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Caving in Saluda

Saturday, Oct 3, All Day

Lead by Brooks Dame.

Despite the tropical storm rains, we forged ahead.

The cave's just under an hour from Furman.

The hike in was exciting - slippery and muddy and a bit steep in places, but fairly short overall.  About 10-15 minutes.

Inside was fairly dry with some drips in places.  Several good, optional squeezes, a few bats, and a spotted leopard frog!

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TENTATIVE: Mt. Mitchell Hike

Saturday, Sep 26, All Day

Strenuous and glorious!  Details TBD.  See Brendan Lutz

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Whitewater Rafting: Chattooga section 4

Saturday, Sep 19, All Day

We paddled Chattooga section 4.  See Brendan Lutz for more details.

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Paris Mt Hike & Swim

Saturday, Sep 12, All Day

Details TBD.  See Will Lewis

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Table Rock Hike

Saturday, Sep 5, All Day

TBD.  See Brendan Lutz

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