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Welcome to OCVT!

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The Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech (OCVT) is a diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts comprised of undergraduate, and graduate students and other members of the Blacksburg community. The goal of the club is to get our members outside and active both physically and socially. OCVT strives to spread knowledge of the local area, to teach safe and responsible outdoor practices, to volunteer time to keep our section of the Appalachian Trail maintained and most importantly to have fun while doing it. If you're interested feel free to read more about us and if you like what you see join us!

News and Announcements

McAfee Knob fire road closed

Friday, Jan 14, 2022 by Christina McIntyre

The McAfee Knob fire road will be closed to all hikers from January 17, 2022 to February 11.

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Winter Weather Safety Hazards in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

Friday, Jan 7, 2022 by Emily Sellards

With the winter snow and ice hikers and travelers alike should be prepared for worse conditions. The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests released a statement January 6th regarding the recent winter weather and how hikers + travelers can stay safe: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD985293

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Anit-Harrassment policy

Friday, Dec 3, 2021 by Christina McIntyre

The U.S. Forest Service has a detailed Anti-Harassment policy that also applies to volunteers. https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/anti-harassment-policy´╗┐

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Project Pantry Bouldering Competition

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021 by Emily Sellards

Venture Out is hosting a bouldering competition Nov 8-12. Donate 3 food items or pay a $10 registration fee. Sign up here: https://connect.recsports.vt.edu/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2Fbooking%2F749978d2-227c-4c03-a496-272badb217a9

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McAfee's Knob Parking

Friday, Oct 22, 2021 by Christina McIntyre

Parking tickets are being issued to vehicles parked on VA routes 311 and 864 along areas posted as No Parking. Vehicles parked improperly in the gravel parking area are subject to towing.

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Hokie Hike 2021

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2021 by Emily Sellards

The Hokie Hike 2021 is almost here! From October 16 - November 20th join other Hokies and track your hikes and share your journey.

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Fall 2021 Semester Announcement

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 by Emily Sellards

The new semester is almost here!

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Earth Week Events April 18-24th

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 by Emily Sellards

Earth Week is the week of April 18-24th this year! Check out the calendar link to see all the events Virginia Tech Organizations are hosting (virtual and in person).

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Wilderness First Aid course

Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 by Christina McIntyre

May 29, 30, 31 (Memorial Day weekend) 3-day Wilderness First Aid course

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Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association - BioBlitz Event

Friday, Mar 12, 2021 by Emily Sellards

The Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association is hosting a virtual BioBlitz competition from March 17th to April 26th using the iNaturalist app. The cost to register is $10 per person and there are prizes for winning teams.

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