Meeting Minutes – 11/3/15

Hello PSOC members, we had a fun meeting last night that involved a wacky limbo competition. Congrats to Cassie, the reigning limbo champ.


            Slippery Rock Creek – Several PSOC members went Cabin Camping in Moraine State park, paddled the nearby class 2-3 rapids, and went on a haunted hayride at Cheeseman’s farm. There were locks picked, harmonica’s played poorly, water drank from boots, and fun had all around.

            Northern Lights – after the meeting last  night, some PSOC members went on a night hike in the Arboretum at Penn State. Though we did not see aurora borealis, there were many shooting stars.


Owls – 11/5 – PSOC members will be visiting N. Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station in King’s Gap State Park, where PA’s smallest owls are captured from the forest at night as part of an ongoing scientific research project. This trip is full, but email to get on the wait list.

West Rim Trail – 11/6-8 – This meandering 30 mile path is a “sister trail” to the Black Forest Trail, and has many gorgeous views of the Pine Creek Gorge (aka the PA Grand Canyon) with a lot less elevation change. to get on the wait list.

 Rothrock Virgins – 11/6-8 – Pat Thornton will be leading a crew of beginner backpackers into Rothrock on some favorite local trails. Email to get on the waitlist.

Wild Women – 11/13-14 – Annabel Drayton will be leading a beginners, all-girls backpacking trip around bear meadows in Rothrock SF. Email her at to sign up!

Keith Springs – 11/13-15 – This hike will tour through Rothrock SF from shingletown to Keith Springs, passing through well known local vistas, campsites, and ruins. Email to sign up!

            Climbnasium – 11/14 – In preparation for the bouldering competition, Sam Devries will be leading a day trip to this awesome climbing gym Mechanicsburg. Email her at to get on the waitlist, especially if you can drive.

Kayak Pool Sessions – 11/18, 8-10pm – Spots remain for the upcoming pool session! The first 12 people to give Aaron Fleishman $5 will be signed up to receive professional whitewater kayaking instruction. Gear is provided, and if you have your own gear feel free to just show up (with $5). Come to practice your rolls or other technical skills. Email to for more info. One final fall session is scheduled for 12/9.

            Kayak Practice Sessions at Spring Creek – These will occur weekly. Email to get involved.

Governer Dick Bouldering Competition – 11/21 – Join PSOC’s veteran climber Sam DeVries and compete in this outdoor climbing competition at  Governor Dick State Park. For $20 registration you get a t-shirt and a burrito. Email her at to sign up.


Guest Talk at Ferguson Elementary – 11/13, 4-5 pm – Spend an hour on this Friday afternoon teaching little kids about the great outdoors! Email to get involved.

Canoe Club of Center County Fall Meeting -11/5 – 6:30-8 – Bring some food and drink to this gathering of the local boaters just outside of campus! More info here

Logo Design Competition – A call to all aspiring artists! We’d like to see your ideas for the new PSOC logo, to be printed on the next batch of t-Shirts and live on for decades on torsos of alumni. We will accept any format, even a doodle in your notebook.

Forty-Four Mile Fall Foliage Fun-test – Please show us the beautiful photos you have taken this fall within 44 miles of the sundial on the old main lawn. Winners will receive some fabulous prizes! Check our website for details soon

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