• Easy ST. Mary's Trail Wilderness to Waterfalls

    Saint Mary's Wilderness

    Triple Crown changed to St. Mary's Wilderness. Come hike St. Mary's Wilderness trail in the Jefferson Forest. This is a real good beginner backpacking for those who are interested. We will backpack roughly 15 miles total. This is approximately a 3 hour drive so please plan accordingly. This is a two nights in/out backpacking trip. Please remember to pack out what you've packed in. It can also be done in 1 night trip as well. Dogs are welcomed, but please have them on a leash at all times. NOTE: There are stream crossings. Plan: Saturday, Meet and Drive to Trail head at 0700, arrive roughly 1000. Backpack to the falls and group camp site (roughly 2.5 miles). Set Camp. Sunday, day hike to the waterfalls and back to camp (approx. 10 miles). Monday: Break Camp and breakfast. Backpack to trail head (approx 2.5 miles) Have lunch on the way back to carpool location. I do have a jet boil as I use freeze dried food for my meals. I also have a water filter as well. Also, bring your swim suit if you would like to jump into the waterfall pool! We can decide whether or not you guys would like to do a 1 night trip or 2. It is an easy trip if you only want to do a 1 night. This is a three day, 2 night trip. I've attached a link for the following hike: https://www.hikingupward.com/gwnf/stmaryswilderness/images/Map.pdf Come find my black CRV at the carpool location located at: 5007 Victory Blvd, Tabb, VA 23693 Yorktown Village Square

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  • 8th Annual Newport News Park Campground Cleanup

    Newport News Park CAMPGROUND

    8th Annual BSA Campsite Cleanup - Newport News Park Campground WHEN: Saturday 30 March 2019 from 8:30 am till 3:30 pm (rain or shine) Come help improve the park, and make it a place to be proud of! Let's get it ready for the season and build community among everyone in the park. Cleanup in the morning or afternoon, bring a lunch, and walk the trails. One of the largest municipal parks in the country, this magnificent 8,000 acre-oasis is home to an incredible variety of native wildlife – deer, foxes, otter, raccoon and beaver, to name a few – all found in a natural setting of lush woodlands, flowering meadows and shimmering lakes. Its unique natural beauty makes Newport News Park a favorite destination for campers who love the great outdoors. Campsite Clean-up will consist of trash pick-up in the 188 campsites located in 6 campground loops and associated areas along the lake. Removal of trash/ litter in the un-occupied campsite fire rings and removal of unauthorized user created fire rings. Meeting Place: Parking Lot beside Group Site 2 (Map on back) Items to bring: Gloves, wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes. Trash Bags will be provided. Information: Dave Lauthers - Colonial Virginia Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate[masked] (Cell) [masked] Who: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts. Virginia Master Naturalists (Approved for Service Hours) Campsite Cleanup conservation project can complete requirements for: 1) World Conservation Award (#3 for Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, #4 for Webelos Scouts). 2) Conservation Good Turn Award for Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts 3) Messenger of Peace 4) Starting in 2016, Boy Scout Rank advancement with require a total of 18 hours of Service Projects including 3 hours of conservation work. 5) Service Hours

  • Disaster+Travel+Wilderness First Aid Course

    Brock Environmental Center - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Hands-on learn how to save life & limb, when mired in the wilderness of an urban disaster zone, travel or rural area far from hospital, or natural area miles from an access point, during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance arrival. Blend of classroom instruction and hands-on problem-solving rescue scenario practice. Come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving skill and confidence, and 2-year SOLO certification. Counts as WFR Recertification, too. No prerequisites. *** YOUR SPOT IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOU'VE COMPLETELY REGISTERED AT WWW.SOLOWFA.COM *** Spaces are limited. Open to the general public, adults & teens with solid attention spans. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are. TIMING: This is a 2-day class 8:30am - 6:30pm or 7pm each day. FEE: $195 (note: another organization in the region charges $275! You save $80, thanks in part to Great Outdoor Provision Co. (GOPC) sponsorship of this class.). Charity Fundraising: GOPC and MEDIC will donate 10% of course proceeds to Lynnhaven River NOW, a local nonprofit organization. INFO / TO REGISTER: http://www.solowfa.com or[masked]

  • Noland Trail Marathon And Relay

    Noland Trail parking lot, Mariners' Museum

    Run, walk, crawl to the finish. 26.2 miles on the beautiful noland trail.

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  • Orienteering OR "diet" Adventure Race at Pocahontas S.P.

    Pocahontas State Park

    Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass to find selected locations. Come join us and test your navigation skills while you explore the park. Bring someone to orienteer with or head out on your own! All levels are welcome. We'll have two events on the same day, so you'll need to choose and sign up for just one of them. Go to https://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Orienteering-Club/events/ to see the details of both events and then make your choice. * Event #1 is a "diet" adventure race with foot and paddle sections. It has a mass start at 11:30 and a 4-hour time limit. * Event #2 is traditional orienteering with a choice of three different courses. Starts are 11:45-1:30 for these courses. Everyone must finish by 3:30. LOCATION: Pocahontas State Park. 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield VA. From the main entrance station along Beach Rd, follow the signs toward the pool parking and look for the red & white arrow signs. We'll be between shelter #2 and the pool. COST: Maps are $5 each. Park entry is $5, unless you have a state park pass. OTHER: - As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. - Bring your own orienteering compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing. - Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on and off trail. The bugs and poison ivy are out there now, so plan accordingly! +++++ When you RSVP, please answer the question & indicate: (1) Which event are you doing, (2) how many of each map you'll need, (3) if you need beginner instruction. This really helps us with planning! +++++ MEET DETAILS: Be sure to read all of the details for each of the two events on the other site so you have all of the information you'll need. *** This event is co-listed with the Central Virginia Orienteering Club. *** www.CentralVaOrienteering.com

  • Walk the trail, run the bridges

    The Mariners' Museum

    5 miles, walk the trail and run the bridges.

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  • Orienteering at Rockwood Park in Chesterfield

    Rockwood Park

    Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass to find selected locations. Come join us and test your navigation skills while you explore the park. Bring someone to orienteer with or head out on your own! All levels are welcome. This is a smaller park, but it has interesting terrain and will be a fun challenge for all levels. Come on out and join us! STARTS: Start any time between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 3:30 pm.) Feel free to arrive any time after 11:45 am. LOCATION: From the main park entrance on Courthouse Rd, follow the signs toward the Nature Center toward the back of the park. We'll be on the front deck of the building. COST: Maps are $5 each. OTHER: - As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. - Bring your own orienteering compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing. - Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on and off trail. The bugs and poison ivy are out there now, so plan accordingly! +++++ When you RSVP, please answer the question & indicate: (1) how many of each level of map you will need, (2) if you need beginner instruction. This really helps us with planning! +++++ MEET DETAILS: The terrain in this park is a nice mix of woods and ball fields with a network of trails that are both paved and dirt. There's also a dog park for those who want to bring theirs! Courses will be: - White (beginner) - This is a traditional orienteering course of appx. 1.8 km which is completed in the numerical order indicated on the map. - 90-minute Score-O - Get as many of the 25 controls as you can in 90 minutes, in any order. A penalty of one point will be assessed for every 5 minutes (or portion) over the time limit, so bring a watch. *** This event is co-listed with the Central Virginia Orienteering Club. *** www.CentralVaOrienteering.com

  • Easy Backpacking Trip - St. Mary's Wilderness

    st mary's wilderness

    Come hike St. Mary's Wilderness trail in the Jefferson Forest. This is a real good beginner backpacking for those who are interested. We will backpack roughly 10 miles total. This is approximately a 3 hour drive so please plan accordingly. This is a two nights in/out backpacking trip. Please remember to pack out what you've packed in. Dogs are welcomed, but please have them on a leash at all times. NOTE: There are small stream crossings. Plan: Friday, Meet and Drive to Trail head at 1300, arrive roughly 1600. Backpack to the falls and group camp site (roughly 2.5 miles). Set Camp. Saturday, day hike to the waterfalls and back to camp (approx. 10 miles). Sunday: Break Camp and breakfast. Backpack to trail head (approx 2.5 miles) Have lunch on the way back to carpool location. We will be meeting Friday at 1 pm for carpooling and possibly caravan up to he trail head. This is a three day trip only. I've attached a link for the following hike: https://www.hikingupward.com/gwnf/stmaryswilderness/images/Map.pdf

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  • Orienteering at Ironbridge Park in Chesterfield

    Iron Bridge Park

    Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass to find selected locations. Come join us and test your navigation skills while you explore the park. Bring someone to orienteer with or head out on your own! All levels are welcome. This is a smaller park, but it has interesting terrain and will be a fun challenge for all levels. Come on out and join us! STARTS: Start any time between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 4:00 pm.) Feel free to arrive any time after 11:45 am. LOCATION: From the main park entrance on Ironbridge Rd, follow the red & white arrow signs pointing the way. Look for us near the picnic shelters toward the back of the park. COST: Maps are $5 each. OTHER: - As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. - Bring your own orienteering compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing. - Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on and off trail. The bugs and poison ivy are out there now, so plan accordingly! Gaiters or long pants are recommended. +++++ When you RSVP, please answer the question & indicate: (1) how many of each level of map you will need, (2) if you need beginner instruction. This really helps us with planning! +++++ MEET DETAILS: The terrain in this park is fairly flat, but it has a network of trails and a variety of man-made features to make for interesting navigation choices. Courses will be: - White (beginner) - This is a 12-control traditional orienteering course which is completed in the numerical order indicated on the map. Length is 2.3 km. - 90-minute Score-O - Get as many of the 32 controls as you can in 90 minutes, in any order. A penalty of one point will be assessed for every 2 minutes (or portion) over the time limit, so bring a watch. *** This event is co-listed with the Central Virginia Orienteering Club. *** www.CentralVaOrienteering.com