Monday, May 4

Flaming Flamingo, Two Trips and Wednesday Head Guide Elections



Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, at 6:00, in Coltrane Lounge.
GEAR HOURS
All gear must be returned by this Thursday, May 7th. Otherwise, you will be charged its full replacement cost. Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesday or Thursday 4:30 to 7:00. Seriously, please bring back our stuff. Tanks. <3
MAPS AND SNACKS
No Maps and Snacks this Week. 
ADVENTURE GRANTS
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Flaming Flamingo this Saturday
Noon-4:00

Be sure to join us this year for our annual rejection of suburbia and celebration of summer warmth to come at Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore. Will have a big BBQ, games, and of course a celebrity appearance by a flamingo. Grab your friends and come on down. We will have two buses running between 11:45 and 12:30 and to help students get there and around 4:00 to help get back, but feel free to pack your personal vehicles as well! 

Flaming Flamingo Bike Overnight  with Parker and Sarah
 Join us for the first bike overnight of the year!! Free yourself from finals franticness and frolic at Flaming Flamingo! We'll meet at 11, ride to Lake Dunmore and join in the Flaming Flamingo festivities. We'll then continue up to Silver Lake to camp out (and perhaps explore some of the trails). Each day will be 10 miles of riding with some elevation gain and dirt or gravel roads. We'll return to campus by 12 pm on Sunday.
Participants should know how to bike but do not need experience bike touring. A few bikes and trailers are available to borrow. Email ppeltzer@middlebury.edu if you need a bicycle or trailer (include your height). Sign up here.

Thursday Sunrise with Emma and Mara
 Start the day right this Thursday morning by hiking up Snake Mountain for sunrise! we'll leave at ADK by 415 AM to get up Snake for a 5:30 sunrise. We'll be back on campus well before 8am classes. Sign up here.
2016 Head Guide Elections on Wednesday  
 Don't worry, Kent will still be Head Guide for fall, but we are electing his successor now, so that he or she can be more prepared for the job and so that the transition will be smoother. The Head Guide must be a Winter Advanced Guide, but anyone who anticipates attaining that status by the end of Fall Term can run. Candidates should email MMC@middlebury.edu to announce their intention to run.
Anyone at all can vote, though guides in particular are encouraged to be present. We will hold the election at our 6:00 pm meeting on Wednesday in Coltrane. 
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.

Tuesday, April 28

My Goodness Only Two Weekends Left! 



Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, at 6:00, in Coltrane Lounge.
GEAR HOURS
Want some end-of-the-year trip gear or still haven't returned your sleeping bag from Middview?  Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:00 for sleeping bags, stoves, tents, and more! Also, seriously, please bring back our stuff. Tanks. <3
MAPS AND SNACKS
Open to all! Come on down to the newest structured hangout on campus! Come talk trips with current guides and suggest rad trips to go out. It is officially "warm-weather" hiking season!
Thursday at 9:00 in Brooker.
ADVENTURE GRANTS
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Thursday Sunrise Hike Up Belfry with Kent and Mara!  

 Come glimpse a beautiful view from the top of the fire-tower on Belfry Mountain in the 'Daks with Mara and Kent! Catch a great view with an easy hike! Meet at ADK at 4:00 am and get back before 9:00 am.
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Saturday Day Hike in the Daks with Jess and Emma

 Come out for a day trip in the Adirondacks on Saturday May 2nd to hike Cascade mountain! We'll leave at 9am to drive over to the Daks, then hike up 2.4 miles to the summit (4.8 miles roundtrip). Its a moderate hike with some sweet views, and we should be back on campus around 5pm. all experience levels are welcome!
Sign up here

Flaming Flamingo Coming Up May 9th!!

Be sure to join us this year for our annual rejection of suburbia and celebration of summer warmth to come at Lake Dunmore! We will have a big BBQ, games, and of course a celebrity appearance by a flamingo. So grab your friends and come on down. We will have two busses to help students get there, but feel free to pack your personal vehicles as well! 
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.

Monday, April 20

Four Trips this Week



Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, at 6:00, in Coltrane Lounge.
GEAR HOURS
What do you need for your adventure? Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:00 for sleeping bags, stoves, tents, and more!
MAPS AND SNACKS
Come on down to the newest structured hangout on campus! Everyone is welcome to come talk trips with current guides and suggest rad trips to go out. Thursday at 9:00 in Brooker.
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! 
SUBSCRIBE
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An American Ascent
Wednesday

On April 22nd at 7 PM in Dana Auditorium, MMC with the wonderful sponsorship of organizations like Women of Color, The Fireside, and Brooker, will be bringing the film An American Ascent to campus!  The film chronicles the action filled journey of the first fully African American expedition team up to Mt. Denali, the tallest peak in North America. The film also brings together the history of American mountaineering with the Civil Rights Movement and access to the outdoors for all. It is a film you will not want to miss. Also, watch around campus for posters detailing related events this week.
Here is the trailer if you want to check it out!

Spruce Lake Beginner Adventure with Andrew and Sophie
 Have you ever wanted to go on a Mountain Club Overnight but been too intimidated by the worn in boots and highly stickered nalgenes? This Saturday-Sunday trip is for you. We'll be going out to the gorgeous Adirondack Lakes and making a short, mellow route to some beautiful views and rustic lean-to structures. Enjoy and learn how to cook gourmet backpacking delicacies. Appreciate some nature with new friends. Experience completely unnecessary. If you don't know anything about backpacking we want to teach you, if you do we want to learn from you. Sign up here.

Put Down Gravel to Lift Your Spirits:
Trail Maintenance with Anahi, Joe and Julie

We will be meeting at ADK Circle at 8:30 am on Saturday the 25th to take a short drive over to the Wright Park section of the TAM to work until roughly noon! We should be back on campus before 1 pm. There will be snacks and hot chocolate and much more fun to be had! Wright Park is a beautiful place and what better way to enjoy it than with some manual labor. Sign up here.

Snake Mountain Sunrise
with Andrew, Caroline and Andrew

Start the day off right this Thursday morning with a sunrise hike up Snake Mountain!! We'll leave from ADK at 4:45 am, get up snake mountain in time for a 6:00 sunrise, and be back on campus before 8am! Sign up here.

Snake Mountain Afternoon Hike
With Andrew and Michael


Do you want to take advantage of the great weather and the fact that spring has finally arrived without getting up at 4 in the morning? This trip is for you! We will wait until the sun is up and the air is warm and take a nice hike to scenic Snake Mountain. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the beautiful Vermont natural world and get a little off campus! Sign up here.
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.