Expressions

What We Say

Where It Comes From

A Happy Mountaineer Always Pees Clear

 

Always Look Good

 

Base Camp

 

Bedouin

 

Bike Crew

 

Bill Griffith Highway

Nickname for the ropes course in Cameron Indoor Stadium that was built in 1976.

Black Balsam

 

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

Bouldering

 

Buildering

 

Burch Avenue

 

Bushwhacking

Traveling cross country without the benefit of a trail. In the thickets of Western North Carolina, this rarely results in a short cut.

Butter Gap

 

Canned Mackerel

 

Canned Salmon

 

Cathyís Creek Road

 

Cedar Rock Mountain

Geographical location

Challenge Food

 

Circle Of Death

 

Cold Mountain

Geographical location

Complete Protein

 

Consensus

 

Cool Beans

Popular during the í89 program. I am unsure of itís origin, but it is a phrase used repeatedly by a homicidal sociopath in a James Patterson novel.

Courthouse Falls

Geographical location

Cove Creek

Geographical location

Cows make milkÖ

Full lyrics to the song: Cows make milk, cows make milk, cows make milk and we're glad they do. Some people are so dumb, they're dumb as people come, cows make milk, cows make milk, cows make milk and we're glad they do. Take a cow for instance, any cow for instance, cows make milk, cows make milk, cows make milk and we're glad they do

Deep Gap

Geographical location

Devils Courthouse

Geographical location

Djibouti

 

Dog Loser Knob

 

Doming

 

Donít cut through switchbacks

 

Donít Die

 

Dr Bronnerís

 

Duke Forest

 

Wool Is Warm When Itís Wet. Eat More Wool

Strategy developed during the Spring snow courses of the early Ď70s. If food helps to keep you warm and wool is warm when wet, then eating wool is a twofer.

Evac

 

Experience Weekend

 

Experiential Education

 

Fifteen Passenger Vans

 

Fish Hatchery

Geographical location

Follow the Contours

 

Food Stress

 

Frosbite

 

Fun Run

 

G.A. Downunder

 

Gold Bond

 

Graveyard

 

Group Hug

 

Ha-Ha Game

 

Hanging Rock

 

Happy Clam

 

Honey Pot

 

House Course

 

Human Knot

 

Hypothermia

 

I don't know -- what do you think?

Quintessential non-directive leadership

I Donít Know, Where Do You Think We Are?

 

If I Canít Eat It Or Put It In My Pack, Itís Touchy Feely

Definition of Touch Feely offered by Maret Maxwell during one of the early house courses. A cousin to ĎLess talk, more walkí.

If it washes off, it wasn't a tan

No explanation required. Circa 1990

If Youíre Cold, Put On Your Wool Hat

 

I.M. Building

 

In A Van On The Edge Of A Cliff

 

Interview

 

It sucks to be you

Circa 1989

I wanna be an otter

From the otter song circa 1989

Lap Sit

 

Lap Tag

 

Late Night Chapel Climb

 

Leave No Trace

 

Leaves Or Rocks?

 

Letís Open The Can

 

Listen To My Heart Song

 

Lobby Shop Formal

 

Locker

 

Looking Glass Rock

Geographical location

Magic Helmet

 

Minimum Impact

 

Mmm-ahh went the little green frog

From the green frog song circa 1989

Mount Pisgah

Geographical location

Mystery Can

 

New Games

 

Nobreeches Ridge

 

Nondirective Leadership

 

OK, listen up you people.

 

Pass The Question

 

Pickelsimer Fields

Geographical location

Pilot Mountain

 

Pink Beds

Geographical location

Project WILD

 

Project Naked

 

Rainbow People

 

Reading Crews

 

Rhodoídamnídendron

Genus of plant indigenous to the Pisgah region. Remarkable for its ability to grow directly in the path of any conceivable bushwhack.FYI there are over 1200 varieties of this plant.

Risk

 

Rock Climbing

 

Ropes Course

 

Rough Butt Bald

 

Sam Knob

 

Seek Good Drainage

 

Shining Rock

Geographical location

Sit On My Knees, Please

 

Skinny Dipping

 

Slab

 

Sliding Rock

Geographical location

Solo

 

Spiderís Web

 

Staff Retreat

 

Stone Mountain

 

Suzieís Diner

 

Tang Shots

 

Texas Pete

 

The Trowel

 

The Wall

 

The Water Method

 

There Is No Sex On PWILD

 

There Will Be No Loss Nor Gain Of Life On This Trip

 

Trust Fall

 

Turkey Pen Gap

Geographical location

Use Your Legs

 

When In Doubt, Snack

 

Yes, But How Do You Feel About Being Lost?

 

Yurt

 

Zieglers

Residents of Pisgah who have been long time host for August base camp.

Zipline