Meeting Minutes September 9, 2015

FallFest Hammocking

Hello Fellow CUOC’ers

Here’s the information from the September 9th CUOC meeting.

Welcome To CUOC

-Want to receive CUOC emails? Go here

-Want to become a member? Just fill out your waivers (Waiver 1 and Waiver 2), bring $15 to Adam Graham at our next meeting, and register on knightlife.

-Want to become an Active Member for increased benefits? Do all of the previous stuff, plus attend 4 trips and give 3 hours of service.

CUOC Announcements

-Mind your manners on the trail! CUOC is meant to be a respectable organization and we do not want to take on a bad rep. Group sizes while hiking are not to exceed 15 people. Campsites may not hold more than 8 people for a night. Uphill hikers have the right of way. No music or loud yelling. Take your breaks off the trail. Follow LNT principles. Be respectful of others when rock climbing.

-New policy: You do not need to present your trip pictures to get gas reimbursed. Choosing to present will only allow you to win trip of the week (bragging rights). Try and keep presentations shorter nonetheless.

-PSA: Parking between the ADK LOJ and the last bridge is illegal and they have started to give out tickets, don’t do it.

-46 Climbs for Suicide Prevention will be held between September 5th and September 13th. CUOC ahas raised $4200 of its $4600 goal. Learn about 46 Climbs and support team CUOC. If you want to hike a mountain, contact the people already signed up here.

-Canoe Fest will be held on September 19th from 10-2. It will feature a BBQ, games, hammocking, canoeing, prizes, music, tie-dye, and fun. Be there!

-Follow CUOC on instagram at cu_outingclub and don’t forget the tags #dontgetdead #cuoc #freshmanadamisthebestsecretaryever

-Stickers are here and up for sale!!! get the 3 different ones individually for $1 a piece, or all 3 for $2. Only available during meetings.

-Patagonia is giving us the chance to order some sweet sweaters for $58. This deal will be for Active members only. Contact Paul Doerner ( if you’re interested.

-White water roll sessions will be tuesdays and thursdays from 5:30 to 7 at the boathouse. This is absolutely necessary if you plan on going white water kayaking with club.

-Ron Kon, legendary ADK backcountry skier, will be attending our NEXT MEETING to talk about his Rad lifestyle. It’s kind of a big deal.

-Katherine Furland ( and her floor will be going white water rafting on September 13th. Let her know if you would like to be added to the reserve list.

-John Sullivan ( is putting together Fall Lake Saranac for our upcoming fall break. Email him if you are interested.

-Dylan Gilgallon ( and Matt Dyer plan to go the Kingdom Trails in VT for their fall break for some awesome Mt. Biking. If you want to go with them, start proving your riding ability to them now.

Gear Hours

-The gear cage will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 on Friday. Stop by to help clean up and you can receive service hours.

Trips Going Out: Open to all unless noted otherwise

-Hammocking at the boathouse will begin at 3pm on Friday, and open boating to the rope swing will begin at 5pm. Look at how much fun you could have here.

-Dylan Gilgallon ( will be biking around campus starting at 5:15 on Friday. Start going on these trips if you wish to join him over fall break for a multi-day adventure.

-Nick Multari ( will be hiking the lower Great Range on Saturday. This will be a long day so plan to hike quickly but not over the top.

-Troy Bates ( will be leading an intro hiking trip to Cascade and Porter on Saturday. This is a great trip if you’re new to hiking.

-Dan The Man ( will be at South Colton for intermediate rock climbing instruction on Friday from 11-4ish. Let him know if you’re interested and ride arrangements can be made from there.

-Ethan Hoefler ( will be leading a fishing trip from the boathouse on Saturday. You will need to get a fishing license to participate.

-Fletcher Dix ( will be leading a very small (<1 mile) trip into Clear Pond on Saturday.

-Ryan Garb ( will be cliff jumping from Bluff Island on Saturday.

-Dylan Gilgalon ( and Matt Dyer will be nt. biking at Stone Mountain on Sunday.

-Katie Koehler ( will be hiking Marcy, Skylight, and Grey on Saturday. This is a ~20 mile day so they plan to leave at 4:30 am.

-Josh Valentine ( will be headed to Lake Placid on Friday night in order to hike Cliff, Redfield, Colden, and Marshall on Saturday.

-Miles Miller ( Is willing to lead any degree of rock climbing trip that you request of him.

-Adam Haskin ( will be hiking Basin, Saddleback, and Haystack on Saturday. This will be an 18-19 mile day with plenty of elevation to satisfy your greatest desires.

-Dave Desmond ( will be hiking the Dix range on Saturday after sleeping with his sister Friday night. That is, he’s spending the night in her dorm room at UVM.

That’s all for this week. 3 CUOC meetings down, and still a whole year of rad adventure to go.



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