Newsletter 10/21/14‏

Super rad adventurers!

I hope fall break treated you all to some awesome times and unforgettable memories! As the leaves continue to fall and the air gets more crisp its the time of the year to leaf peep and get in those last few extreme hammocking moments.
This is what happened:
POCtoberfest was super awesome! Some people got broken and many got completely soaked. If you couldn't come to the meeting this week to talk about POCtoberfest, show up next week with some awesome stories! Speaking of POCtoberfest, make sure those of you that checked gear out return it by the end of this week!
This is what is happening:
John and Evan, our POCAR coordinators, talked about, you guesses it...POCAR! POCAR, which stands for Purdue Outing Club Adventure Race, is a 48 hour, 50+ mile orienteering race over MLK weekend which is January 17-19th.  If you like to get lost in the woods when its cold, this is right up your alley! If not, volunteer! This is a super fun volunteering opportunity and one night we have a pasta dinner! WOO! For those of you wanting to race, registration will be open by November, look out for emails about this in the coming days/weeks. If you want to volunteer click here:
In preparation for POCAR, John and Evan gave a once in a lifetime live performance on how to orienteer, so if you missed it, you missed out! I did attach the powerpoint they used which is almost as good as the real thing.
This is what is going to happen:
POC Muir Valley Trail Day
The trail day is THIS weekend! Here's the plan: Friday Oct.24 - leave campus after class, stop at Wal-Mart for food and whatnot, get to Land of the Arches for some free camping, make sure you grab a tag from the front build upon arrival. Saturday Oct.25 - wake up early and eat breakfast, be ready to caravan to Muir by 8:30am, trail day all day - building erosion wall and other trail day activities like free lunch(Sara's favorite), when the day is over either drive home which is lame or camp somewhere which is awesome - we have vouchers for free camping at Land of the Arches is this is what you want to do email Sara: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sunday Oct.26 - do something super fun and super awesome and then come home and tell us all about it next week!
Muir Valley Trail Day Pro-Tips!
Muir tries to supply gloves for everyone but there will be a lot of you so if you have work gloves, bring those along! Make sure to wear closed toed shoes, it will be a little chilly and probably very wet! Figure out among your car mates what the plan for the weekend is such as tent arrangement, Wal-Mart/food stops and Sunday plans!
Bucket 100
Bucket is also this weekend! This is a 130+ bike ride from Purdue to IU with Habitat for Humanity to raise awareness for affordable housing, that's about 70 miles a day! It's $35 to participate and ride a bus back to Purdue from IU and you have to fundraise $100 for Habitat. If this sounds awesome to you click here:
There was talk about a beginner trad climbing trip going on not this weekend but next, you have to be lead certified and have lead climbed outside 5+ time. Look out for an email about this trip.
There were also whispers about a possible beginner kayaking trip going out this weekend. If you want this to happen go to roll sesh this Wednesday, conquer your roll and harass the consultants about the trip!
November 15th Mikey J plans to take some people to Ray's ( is an indoor mountain biking place in Milwaukee. It's $28 to get in and about $15 to rent a bike and helmet from Rays's and then split gas. If this sounds super awesome and you want to ride a bike into a foam bit sign up here:
Climbing Stuff
There are two totes awesome climbing competitions coming up. The first is on November 15th and is hosted at Hoosier Height Indianapolis and is called Moves for Muir, the proceeds go towards Muir Valley. This is a bouldering and a top rope competition, registration is $45 which gets you a free t-shirt and in to the showing of Reel Rock the night before the competition. Find some POC people to head down to HHI to do this! For more info click here: The other competition, Red Point Rumble, is the weekend after, which is November 22nd, and is going to be at the climbing wall at the CoRec. Look out for emails about that!
Go forth to the last few weeks of slacklining, hammocking and leaf peeping! Soon will be the days of knitting and kayaking in the snow.
Natalie Juhl 


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