Wednesday, May 7

New Trips and Events!






SGA ELECTIONS 
We would like to announce that we officially endorse Taylor Custer for SGA president. While he is running unopposed, we believe in his mission to improve student life and know that it is important to show that we back his leadership. As the campus' largest organization, we understand how much the SGA does to support student organizations like us. The election represents a time for us to vote not because of the outcome of the election but because a vote shows the administration that we care about what happens on campus, student leadership, and that we want to be heard. Please join the MMC in voting for Taylor for SGA president this Monday and Tuesday.   
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!
SUNRISE HIKE WITH TESS & RYAN
Thursday, May 1st
Sunrise over Vermont! Join Tess and Ryan for a beautiful morning adventure on Thursday! We will start May off right on top of a little known fire tower on Belfry Mountain for views back East over the lake, Middlebury, and the spine of the Green Mountains. The short (.6 mile) walk up won't take too long, but be prepared to wake up EARLY so we can catch sunrise. Headlamps, layers, and enthusiasm are requirements! We should be back in time for 9:30 classes. Sign up here!
TRAIL WORK AT SPIRIT IN NATURE WITH MATT
Friday, May 2nd from 1:30-5:30 pm

Do you like walking on trails? Do you like contemplating in nature? Do you want to help maintain trails that allow people to contemplate in nature? Spirit in Nature (www.spiritinnature.com) is a non-profit in Ripton, VT founded in 1998 to provide "a place of interconnecting paths where people of diverse spiritual traditions may walk, worship, meet, meditate, and promote education and action toward better stewardship of this sacred Earth." We will leave ADK on Friday at 1:30pm to do some trail maintenance work on the Spirit in Nature paths and will be back on campus by 5:30pm. Snacks, tools, work gloves, and helmets will be provided! No experience is necessary! Sign up here!
(EPIC) GREAT RANGE TRAVERSE WITH PAUL & CLIFF
Friday & Saturday, May 9th-10th
*This is a long, challenging hike for experienced hikers only. Senior guides Cliff and Paul are going big before they go home. Join them on the last weekend of the school year for a trip over the Great Range of the Adirondacks. We will leave at 2pm on Friday and hike 3.1mi to the William Howard shelter. We will get up with the sun, leave our packs at the shelter, and embark on the arduous but rewarding hike over Mt's Marcy, Haystack, Little Haystack, Basin, Saddleback, Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolfjaw and Lower Wolfjaw, all over 4,000 ft tall. We will loop back to the shelter, grab our packs, and continue on back to the van. Day 2 will entail 20.5 miles of hiking. Email cbuenodemesquita@middlebury.edu with any questions about the hike or your ability. Sign up here!
FLAMING FLAMINGO
Saturday, May 10th 1-5pm at Lake Dunmore
Join us for our symbolic rejection of suburbia and the MMC's epic annual spring event! Out at Lake Dunmore (yes, there will be swimming for the most adventurous of the bunch) we will cookout with burgers and other delicious foods and play plenty of dope games, all culminating with the torching of the plastic flamingo. Meet at ADK at 1pm to snag a seat in the van (first-come, first-serve)!
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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