Monday, April 18

[mmc-l] SNAKE MOUNTAIN, CORNWALL SWAMP, GUIDE SEMINAR, ETC

 

This week's trips... 


SNAKE MOUNTAIN SUNSET HIKE
Thursday, the 21st. 
Join Emma and Elizabeth on a Snake Mountain Sunset Hike! Snake Mountain is a must-hike for any Midd students. No extensive hiking experience required. Email edavi@middlebury.edu to sign up. 

CORNWALL SWAMP CANOE PADDLE
Friday, the 22nd. 
Depart around 12:30, return by dinner. 
The perfect canoe day paddle! Canoe through trees in the flooded wetlands with Carey and Renee. 
Contact cfavaloro@middlebury.edu to sign up. 

GUIDE SEMINAR!
Saturday the 23rd to Sunday the 24th 
Been wanting to become an MMC guide? Join Carey and Emma on a guide seminar this weekend in the Green Mountains! We'll leave Saturday morning and return Sunday, early afternoon (leaving plenty of time for Easter dinner). 
Qualifications for attending a guide seminar: A good deal of prior outdoor experience, prior participation on an MMC trip, and enthusiasm for learning new things and having fun outside. 
Click here for more information on Guide Requirements (scroll down to bottom). 
Email cfavaloro@middlebury.edu to sign up. 

GREAT RANGE TRIP
Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th
Join Anna and Kari for a weekend of strenuous snowshoeing in the glorious Great Range of the Adirondacks!  Considerable experience is required. Leaving Friday afternoon at 3:00, hiking 13 miles on Saturday, returning Sunday morning.  Contact Anna Ready-Campbell (areadycampbell@middlebury.edu) to sign up, or if you have questions about the route, conditions, or experience levels.

CLIMBING TRIP IN THE DACKS: ANCHOR BUILDING
Easter (Sunday the 24th)
The Adirondacks
This trip is intended first for climbers who may become future MMC climbing guides but are not yet ready for the SPI course. We will build anchors using trad gear and trees, discuss guiding safety standards, tackle more advanced curricula if people are ready (such as top-managed sites, hauling), and . . . climb!
If you do not intend to guide for the MMC but are still interested for personal improvement, don't hesitate to sign up, though priority will be given to potential future guides as space is limited.
E-mail ebrooks@middlebury.edu to sign up.


Next week's trips...

PRESIDENTIALS HIKING TRIP
Friday the 29th to Sunday the 1st
Hike in the White Mountains with Jeff and Maya. Challenging hike. More details to follow!

RUMNEY CLIMBING TRIP
Saturday the 30th to Sunday the 1st 
Join Alex and Eric for an overnight climbing trip to New Hampshire. 

GREEN MOUNTAINS HIKE
Sunday, May 1st
Join Alena and Amy for a day hike in the Greens. More details to follow.