Friday, January 14, 2011

Fork Run Freeze Out

Forked Run Freeze Out

February 5th

Hocking College Outdoor Pursuits will be taking a group of disc golfers to this event hosted by a local disc golf club. We will meet in the student center on Saturday morning and commute to the state park. We attend this event last year and it was a blast.

Event Cost: $3 (you have to pay you own entry fee)

Below is info from the Mid Ohio Valley Disc Golf Club on Disc golf Scene.

Director: Scott VanMeter
About this tournament: "The Forked Run Freeze Out"

Forked Run State Park
Reedsville, Ohio

Saturday, February 5

2 rounds of 24 holes

Round 1 singles
Round 2 doubles

Sign up 8:30 - 9:15
Players meeting 9:15
Tee off 9:30

Entry fee is $20 and 3 cans of food for all divisions.

All players will get a players pack with entry.

Lunch will be provided.

CTP's, prizes and Ace Fund.

Players are encouraged to bring extra cans of food and/or donations to gather as much as possible for the needy.

All food gathered will go to the Good Shepherd Food Pantry.

Sponsored by the Mid Ohio Valley Disc Golf Club

Contact Tim Rice for more info at 740-753-6541 or

Thursday, January 13, 2011

CruxFest 2011 - Student Climbing Competition

March 5, 2011 "Mark it down Donny"

This is Hocking College's Annual Student Climbing Competition. It's open to any and all climbers in the area.  We will have both a mens and womens category for each division.  There will be food and prizes, along with grab bags for all participants. This is one of the biggest events that we host and every year we have a great time so come on out and join the fun. 

Recreational 5.7-5.8+
Intermediate 5.9-5.10+
Advanced 5.11-5.12+

$25 Entry Fee
-First 25 participants are guaranteed a event t-shirt
-Every competitor will get a goodies bag (contents are growing daily)
-snacks at event

We can take cash, check or credit($5 fee)!

Comp Day Schedule:
Check in 9:30 - 10am
Rules at 10am with competition beginning after
Hopefully done by 3pm

So Sign up or for more information, call Tim Rice at 740-753-6541
Or e-mail Tim at

You can check out previous years here:
And a slide show from 2009

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mad River Ski & Snowboard Trip Jan 29th

Wanna get your shred on for a day? Outdoor Pursuits wants to take you and your friends on the slopes of Mad River. We will be leaving the student center January 29th at 8am to hit the 24 slopes Mad River boasts. No experience needed to have a awesome time. This trip will only cost $60 and includes transportation and your lift ticket. We will return the same day around 10:30pm so we will be on the slopes for like 8 hours. So tell your friends and if you don't have any just tell some strangers because this will be a trip you wont want to miss.

Cost: $60
When: Jan 29th
Fees Include
  • Lift Ticket
  • Transportation
Fee Does Not Include
  • Rentals
  • Food
To sign up contact Tim Rice at 740-753-6541 or email at rice_t@hocking(dot)edu

Wisp Snowboard/Ski Trip

Tired of classes this winter quarter and need a break? Then its time to hit the slopes and forget about classes. This trip is the same day that there are no day classes (9am-5pm) at Hocking College, due to employee learning day. H.C.O.P. decided to offer an opportunity to visit Wisp Resort for the day. We plan to leave Wednesday morning at 7am and return around midnight, offering a full 9 hrs on the slopes. Cost is $45 for a full day of shredding.

Price Includes:
- Transportation
- Lift Ticket
Does Not Include:
- Rentals
- Any Food
Link to the website
This will be a great way to spend a day off from school. Make sure you gaurentee your spot by contacting Tim Rice at 740-753-6541 or email at

Tour of the Dirty South

This winter break Outdoor Pursuits set off to get out of this winter wonderland, freewheelin' on down to the Dirty South for a week on the rocks.

The first stop on our trip was Lilly Boulders in Tennessee, a destination an hour west of Nashville. As we were driving, a storm was brewing. We drove over the ridge and hit an ice chute, and started sliding, down and down. We ended up jack knifed in a ditch in a locals driveway.

After getting turned around and out of there, we attempted to head on down to our next destination, Rocktown, Georgia, home to one of North America's best boulder problem, "The Orb". But the climbing gods had other plans for us that night, due to five inches of snow at Rocktown, and counting. This sent us on our way to Alabama for a stop at Horse Pens 40, a premiere destination on the Triple Crown Bouldering Competition. After finding the road going up to Horse Pens 40 was closed, we were forced to face any dirtbagger's nightmare.... paying for a hotel. After waking up and finding an alternative route up the mountain, we finally reached the precipice of our trip to that point. We got out of the van, set up camp, and flew to the boulders.

After climbing at HP40 for 2 days, we gave Rocktown another chance. We made a stop in Chattanooga, TN for some much needed lunch and recuperation. Once we got to Rocktown, we climbed for two full days, and headed back to Horse Pens. After arriving back, we found that a storm was headed our way that looked downright nasty. With only two days left in the trip, and New year's eve at our feet, we got another hotel for the night. After a glorious rest, we awoke to head back to Ohio. Although we left a day early, the experience wasn't subsided in the least. Surrounded by great people, world class bouldering and awesome food, this trip was surely one to remember. Hope to see you all again next year!

Seven Springs Ski/Snowboard Trip

Need a way to go shred some snow this Winter quarter? Then come and get gnarly with us with a whole weekend of slope riding at a outdoor winter wonderland. Seven Springs has a 42 slopes for you to ride during our visit. They even have three terrain parks so you can put your skills to the test. Whether you are a boarder or skier, you are destined to have a great time on this winter trip.
Tired of staying at motels with sticky floors and a Continental breakfast with watered down orange juice? Me too, well we are staying at a baller bed and breakfast called Paddlers Lane B&B. This place has the hook up, no funky smells, no sketchy bed sheets, this place is legit.

You must be asking yourself, how do I sign up for the best time of my life?
All it takes is a call to this fellow named Tim Rice. Call him at 740-753-6541 or email him at Or Brady Trace at 740-753-6540 or email at

When: February 18-20
Where: Seven Springs Resort, PA
Cost: $160
This Includes: Transportation to and from
One day lift ticket (9am –7:30pm)
2 nights of lodging
@ Paddlers Lane B & B
2 Meals at the Bed and Breakfast

Does Not Include:
Skis($18) or Snowboard($29) Rental
Food during transit
Lunch and snacks at Resort

Check this place out its sick

Disc Golf Doubles Winter Quarter

Its Winter Quarter and its time for some disc golf. Thats right disc golf doubles every Tuesday night at 6:30. We will be meeting at the tee box for hole one, snow or not. So grab your coat, hat, and snow shoes and get ready for a winter round on the course. We will be drawing for partners at random. We will be using some glow sticks and lighted baskets when the lights are out. So bring your crew and come throw some disc.