Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech


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Welcome to OCVT!


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

Emerging Leaders Summit

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 by Christina McIntyre

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is hosting the 2024 Emerging Leaders' Summit August 2 - 4, 2024. We would love to have Virginia Tech students represented. No registration fee and lodging and meals provided.


Trailwork trips on AT from GA to ME

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 by Christina McIntyre

The Appalachian Trail is known as the 'People's Trail,' because of the legacy of civic engagement that ensures its existence. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy invites you to join us in one of the following ways:


Series of Boundary Worktrips

Thursday, Jan 11, 2024 by Christina McIntyre

We've posted a series of Boundary Monitoring worktrips for the Appalachian Trail. We'd love to have new people participate. These are full days since there will be a fair amount of hiking to get to the site, moving through brush off trail to find boundary "monuments" (low metal posts with survey info) and remark the witness trees (3 trees that help to triangulate the location of the monuments.


Glade Road Growing Solstice Sunrise Walk

Thursday, Dec 14, 2023 by Christina McIntyre

Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk, Thursday, 12/21, 6:30 am http://gladeroadgrowing.com/product/winter-solstice-sunrise-walk


RATC worktrip with the Konnorock Crew

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 by Christina McIntyre

Monday, June 19, 2023 Worktrip with RATC https://www.meetup.com/roanoke-appalachian-trail-club/events/294144239/


Trail Signage Team

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 by Christina McIntyre

Throughout the Spring semester we'll be making AT trail signs and installing them through our section of the trail. Partnering with the VT Prototyping Lab and having them generate the signs we layout with the CNC machine. No experience needed.


Upcoming SAWS work trip

Monday, Nov 28, 2022 by Christina McIntyre

December 10 Clear trail with Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards in the War Spot Wilderness area. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0ZJfbpSKdn4iwHgtkZiRU7pRN78Jvp5QGQVctM81xEZfbzibB6NBbqfR6KptAyeg7l&id=100064918140811&mibextid=Nif5oz


Fall Break Overnight Trail Work Trip

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 by Christina McIntyre

Virginia Tech's Fall break is Friday, October 7th Therefore we are offering a Friday/Saturday overnight trail working trip , with a ridgeline campsite with dark night skies.


OCVT Appalachian Trail work trip - September 24, 2022

Monday, Sep 12, 2022 by Christina McIntyre

Peter's mountain ridgeline is a jungle of overgrowth due to the winter ice storm of Feb 2021. We'll be lopping and scything and clearing the trail. No previous experience needed. Training will be provided. Register here: https://volunteer.appalachiantrail.org/s/atc-project-details?c__recId=a0q8Z00000Cnl1a


Planting Trees with New River Land Trust

Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 by Christina McIntyre

New River Land Trust Monday May 2, ~1-4pm Help with a river restoration project on the North Fork of the Roanoke River. The conserved property is about 15 minutes from downtown Blacksburg (address on signup form).


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