Tuesday, April 16

SO MANY TRIPS!!

ADIRONDACKS WITH RYAN, BEN AND JACK 4/26-4/27
Leave on Friday around 12:30pm for this ridge romp summiting Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong and Gothics! Return to Midd by dinnertime on Saturday. Moderate hiking experience recommended. Email Ryan at rmcelroy@middlebury.edu<mailto:rmcelroy@middlebury.edu> to sign up.

DAY HIKE AND SWIM 4/26
Friday, April 26th
If you've a hankering for the perfect springtime afternoon activity, join Kari and Anna for a jaunt up to Rattlesnake cliffs followed by a dip in Lake Dunmore for the stout of heart. We'll leave at 12:45pm from Adirondack Circle and be back around 5:00pm. Included: snacks. Required: water and layers. Suggested: inflatable alligators. Email knielsen@middlebury.edu<mailto:knielsen@middlebury.edu> to sign up.

ENJOY THE ADKS WITH TEDDY AND ABRA- APRIL 27-28
We'll take off Saturday morning and head to the Adirondacks. Hoping to shred some slope, tentatively up Mt. Adams. There's rumors of a fire-tower<http://www.cnyhiking.com/MountAdams.htm> on top of the mountain -- if it's clear, you can see to Ohio. If it's hot, we'll take a quick dip in Lake Jimmy and head up to Hanging Spears Falls to cause some commotion on Calamity Mountain for the evening! Who needs high peaks when you have huge waterfalls?! Back by Sunday midday or so, and all levels of experience welcome. Email Teddy at <esmyth@middlebury.edu<mailto:esmyth@middlebury.edu>> to sign up!

KLONDIKE NOTCH WITH ANNA AND KARI 5/4-5/5
Come join Kari and Anna on a hike through Klondike Notch in the Adirondacks! This will be a moderate hike, about 8.5 miles in total. We can shed our packs at a lean-to and head up to the notch to look over the surrounding valleys and mountains. We'll leave on Saturday morning and get back Sunday evening. All hikers welcome! Email Anna at astevens@middlebury.edu<mailto:astevens@middlebury.edu> to sign up.

OVERNIGHT GUIDE SEMINAR MAY 4-5 with EMMA AND JACK
Are you interested in becoming a hiking guide for the Mountain Club?! If so, coming on this seminar trip to the Adirondacks will get you one step closer to becoming a guide, as a guide seminar is one the requirements. We will cover everything you need to know to lead a hiking trip, from group dynamics and interpersonal skills to camping stove set up and backcountry navigation. In addition to learning and practicing the skills of an MMC hiking guide, we will have some super fun hiking to do. Overnight backpacking experience and a passion for leadership required. Any questions? Email Jack, jpeisch@middlebury.edu<mailto:jpeisch@middlebury.edu>. Sign up by filling out this form: https://ddoucet.wufoo.com/forms/z7p7r3/


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEEKLY MEETINGS
Join us for our weekly board meetings! 6:00 PM on Wednesdays in Laforce 121 (outside Ross Dining Hall). It's the best way to get involved in the MMC and we love newcomers!

KAYAK ROLLING
7:00 PM on Thursdays in the natatorium!
Bring a bathing suit and a warm layer you don't mind getting wet. Email aatwood@middlebury.edu<mailto:aatwood@middlebury.edu> with questions.

GEAR ROOM
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:30 come by FIC and borrow gear! All checkouts are free (assuming you return gear on time) and last for one week.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASSES
Attending one of these classes to get a college van license is one of the requirements for becoming an MMC guide. This class will get you a 7-passenger license; to get a 15-passenger license, you must have had your state license for at least 3 years and need to schedule a road test with Ed Sullivan after the class.
April 9th 9-11AM
May 9th 9-11AM
Held in Mitchell Green Lounge. Email Ed Sullivan, the campus Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, who teaches the classes, to sign up (sullivan@middlebury.edu<mailto:sullivan@middlebury.edu>).