Some of the most popular posts here on this blog have been about scavenger hunts – so we wanted to share this event from the Western PA Orienteering Club.
This Saturday, December 1, 2012 the Western PA Orienterring Club is headed to Frick Park for their last event of 2012.
Here are the details for the event from the Meet-up page:
For the first time, Frick Park has been mapped into a standardized Orienteering (the sport) format, using map symbols and conventions that are specific to that activity. The Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club will host a meet on Saturday December… Read the rest
Each year the folks who plan all of the Urban Hikes end the season with a huge scavenger hunt around a Pittbsurgh neighborhood. I have competed in the past – it is tricky, educational and a ton of fun all at once. There are some serious competitiors and lots of folks who are just there to explore a new neighborhood.
Previous UH Scavenger Hunts have visited East Liberty, Squirell Hill, Lawrenceville and Bloomfield. The 2012 Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt will be tackling the neighborhood of Regent Square. This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon – plan for… Read the rest
You may have noticed some buzz on the internet about Mac Miller and his new song and album Blue Slide Park. Mac Miller is a hip hop artist who is from Pittsburgh and has recorded a few songs about the area.
Especially because it is the featured album in this weeks iTunes email:
Thanks to Mac Miller for putting Pittsburgh and this park on the map. While we were excited to see Blue Slide Park gain such national attention – a quick search of google revealed that there isn’t much online about the actual Blue Slide Park. For those of… Read the rest
It is shaping up to be a super spring weekend in Pittsburgh. We know that Friday is a hockey night in this town – but here are some things to keep you busy until game #3. You can listen to IheartPGH chat live with Jim and Randy on WDVE 102.5 FM most Friday mornings at 6:45 am.
The Tech Fair
CMU now calls this Spring Carnival – but I have always refered to this as the tech fair
April 14-16 @ Carnegie Mellon University
Amazing carnival games, student buggy races and live music
Check out the live webcams of the… Read the rest
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Before I get started, there has been a pretty lengthy debate as to whether riding a sled in the snow is termed as sledding or sled riding. Now, I never considered the term sled riding EVER to be incorrect since I’ve grown up in either central/western PA my entire life. As soon as I went to college, though, things changed. For example, here’s a conversation I had with my friend from New Jersey:
Me: “Hey Brian! Do you want to go sled riding with us on Flagstaff Hill?”
Brian: “. . . What? You mean sledding.”
Me: … Read the rest