Tuesday, April 15

Spring has arrived!






Important note on travel in the Green Mountains
Most trails in the Greens are closed until Memorial Day due to mud season. Please consider this in your upcoming independent adventures. From the GMC website:
THE STATE OF VERMONT CLOSES ALL HIGH ELEVATION TRAILS from snowmelt in MID-APRIL until MEMORIAL DAY SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014.
BOARD MEETINGS!
Come out to weekly MMC meetings! See what's happening at board meetings. All are welcome, even if you've never been to a meeting. Learn about what we're doing and contribute to planning some of our next events and trips! Bring ideas, friends, and your dinner and meet the rest of the MMC crew on Wednesday at 6pm in Ross basement seminar room B11!
Giant Mountain last weekend with Carey, Abby, and Tess!
GUIDE & ABC GUIDE MIXER
Tuesday, April 15th at 8pm in Brooker Basement
Are you a current guide or an all-but-co-lead (ABC) guide? Then this mixer is for you! It's your time to come and see who are current guides are, meet potential trip co-leads, and plan some spring trips! We will also be discussing some new changes to guide policies and procedures. Note: this meeting is mandatory for all current guides. There will, of course, be snacks. See you then!
SPRING GUIDE SEMINAR WITH KENT & JENNY
Friday & Saturday, April 25th-26th
Do you want to become an MMC guide? The first two steps are to go on an MMC trip and to get your Wilderness First Aid or higher. If you've done both of these things, then join us on the Guide Seminar to Algonquin Peak on Friday night! We will plan to leave Friday after class. We'll cover everything you need to know to be guide, and climb an awesome peak while we're at it! Sign up 
here!
GRILLE DELIVERY
For the last two weeks in April, any Grille delivery orders you make will help the MMC fundraise! So get your friends together and have us bring you your late-night snacks! We will begin delivering on 4/20. If you're interested in volunteering for a shift, email mmc@middlebury.edu
PHARAOH MOUNTAIN WITH JAKE AND MATT
Saturday & Sunday, April 19th-20th
Have you studied Ancient Egypt in school, but never seen a pharaoh in real life? Join Jake and Matt as they head out to the Adirondacks to explore Pharaoh Mountain! We will meet in Proctor at 8am, hike in 4.7 easy, flat miles that morning, and drop our gear off at a beautiful lean-to overlooking the lake where we will stay that night. We'll summit Pharaoh Mountain that afternoon and hike out Sunday morning. We'll get back to campus early afternoon on Sunday. Moderate hiking experience suggested. Sign up here!
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT FIRESIDE
Thursday, April 17th from 7:30-9:30pm at Brooker House
Come stop by Middlebury's outdoor interest house for snacks around the fireplace with prospective Middlebury students! We will be hosting a mock fireside (no dinner, just tasty appetizers) and talking to prospies about Middlebury and its outdoor opportunities! We encourage frequent trip participants, guides, or other outdoors people stop by to chat with students and hang out. If you will be hosting a prospie, suggest this event! 
OUTDOOR EXPLORERS CLUB VOLUNTEERING
Wednesdays from 2-4pm
Do you like working with children? What about exploring the great outdoors? If you answered yes, join us at Bridport Elementary School to help lead an after-school club for 1st-4th graders! We will be teaching a variety of outdoor skills/playing a lot of crazy fun games and would love some help! If you are interested in helping out this week or any other Wednesday this semester, email Meena at yfernald@middlebury.edu.
BRIDPORT OUTDOOR EXPLORER BOOK CLUB
Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm
Can't get enough of books, children, and the outdoors? Join us at Bridport Central this Thursday! We will be reading with 2nd-4th graders and doing fun activities related to our books each week! If you're interested, email Meena at yfernald@middlebury.edu. 
Do you love going on trips? Do you admire your awesome MMC guides? We're always looking for new MMC guides. Become one yourself by following these 5 easy steps! Email your head guide, Kent, at kratliff@middlebury.edu with any questions.

GEAR HOURS
What do you need for your adventure? Stop by Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:30 for crampons, snow shoes, backcountry skiis, etc in the Gear Room!
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ADVENTURE GRANTS
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! 

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Wednesday, April 9

FIRESIDE TONIGHT



FIRESIDE TONIGHT 4/4


Join us for a home-cooked meal by the fire! Come kick back and relax with members of Brooker House and the Middlebury Mountain Club. Tonight's menu is featuring homemade poutine, courtesy of Parker, Andrew, Natty, and David! Surprise dessert that smells like chocolate... Brooker @ 7pm. See you there!

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Giant, Pharaoh, and a Spring Guide Seminar!






BOARD MEETINGS!
Come out to weekly MMC meetings! See what's happening at board meetings. All are welcome, even if you've never been to a meeting. Learn about what we're doing and contribute to planning some of our next events and trips! Bring ideas, friends, and your dinner and meet the rest of the MMC crew on Wednesday at 6pm in Ross basement seminar room B11!
A great shot of the White Mountains spring break trip led by Tess and Kent!
GUIDE & ABC GUIDE MIXER
Tuesday, April 15th at 8pm in Brooker Basement
Are you a current guide or an all-but-co-lead (ABC) guide? Then this mixer is for you! It's your time to come and see who are current guides are, meet potential trip co-leads, and plan some spring trips! We will also be discussing some new changes to guide policies and procedures. There will, of course, be snacks. See you then!
GIANT MOUNTAIN DAY HIKE
Saturday, April 12th
Join Abby, Tess, and Carey for a day hike up Giant in the Adirondacks! The 12th highest peak in the Adirondacks, Giant is one of the few high peaks that can be fit into a day trip. We will plan to leave early in the morning at 7am, and return by dinner, but it will be a full day of strenuous hiking (there's still snow in those mountains!). Sign up here
SPRING GUIDE SEMINAR WITH KENT & TESS
Friday & Saturday, April 18th-19th
Do you want to become an MMC guide? The first two steps are to go on an MMC trip and to get your Wilderness First Aid or higher. If you've done both of these things, then join us on the Guide Seminar to Algonquin Peak on Friday night! We will plan to leave Friday after class. We'll cover everything you need to know to be guide, and climb an awesome peak while we're at it! Sign up 
here!
PHARAOH MOUNTAIN WITH JAKE & MATT
Saturday & Sunday, April 19th-20th
Have you studied Ancient Egypt in school, but never seen a pharaoh in real life? Join Jake and Matt as they head out to the Adirondacks to explore Pharaoh Mountain! We will meet in Proctor at 8am, hike in 4.7 easy, flat miles that morning, and drop our gear off at a beautiful lean-to overlooking the lake where we will stay that night. We'll summit Pharaoh Mountain that afternoon and hike out Sunday morning. We'll get back to campus early afternoon on Sunday. Moderate hiking experience suggested. Sign up here!
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT FIRESIDE
Thursday, April 17th from 7:30-9:30pm at Brooker House
Come stop by Middlebury's outdoor interest house for snacks around the fireplace with prospective Middlebury students! We will be hosting a mock fireside (no dinner, just tasty appetizers) and talking to prospies about Middlebury and its outdoor opportunities! We encourage frequent trip participants, guides, and other outdoors people stop by to chat with students and hang out. If you will be hosting a prospie, suggest this event! 
OUTDOOR EXPLORERS CLUB VOLUNTEERING
Wednesdays from 2-4pm
Do you like working with children? What about exploring the great outdoors? If you answered yes, join us at Bridport Elementary School to help lead an after-school club for 1st-4th graders! We will be teaching a variety of outdoor skills/playing a lot of crazy fun games and would love some help! If you are interested in helping out this week or any other Wednesday this semester, email Meena at yfernald@middlebury.edu.
BRIDPORT OUTDOOR EXPLORER BOOK CLUB
Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm
Can't get enough of books, children, and the outdoors? Join us at Bridport Central this Thursday! We will be reading with 2nd-4th graders and doing fun activities related to our books each week! If you're interested, email Meena at yfernald@middlebury.edu. 
Do you love going on trips? Do you admire your awesome MMC guides? We're always looking for new MMC guides. Become one yourself by following these 5 easy steps! Email your head guide, Kent, at kratliff@middlebury.edu with any questions.

GEAR HOURS
What do you need for your adventure? Stop by Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:30 for crampons, snow shoes, backcountry skiis, etc in the Gear Room!
SUBSCRIBE
Know a loved one or friend who isn't getting our emails? Friends don't let friends miss out on MMC events. Have them subscribe!
ADVENTURE GRANTS
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! 

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