Thursday, September 17

First Monday Email: Start your Year with a Trip



Weekly Board Meeting

Wednesday, at 6:00, in Coltrane Lounge. All are welcome. Bring your dinner.
GEAR HOURS
Gear Hours start Tuesday the 24th. Come on by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesday or Thursday 4:30 - 7:00 to borrow gear for free.
MAPS AND SNACKS
No Maps and Snacks this Week on account of a Thursday Guide Meeting
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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Welcome Back Mountain Club
Hi all, welcome back or just welcome if you're a first-year. We're getting set for a big first few weeks and a big year. Emma and Ryan's sunrise hike series starts this week. Canoeing trips are back. Expect more news soon and sign up for some first week trips below.

Mount Abe Sunrise with Emma and Ryan
 Start the semester off right with a sunrise hike up Mt. Abe! 
We'll head out early from ADK at 4:15am on Friday morning to catch a 6:30am summit sunrise. The hike is ~6miles round trip and we should be back on campus in time for 9am classes. All experience levels welcome! Be sure to bring some water, a headlamp, and shoes to hike in. Sign up here.

Friday Swimming at Bristol Falls
 This is the perfect trip for any student who has not had the pleasure of submerging themselves in any of the fantastic swimming holes within 30 minutes of campus. We request that you bring along a swimsuit, water shoes (sandals or similar), and towel. We will be leaving at 6 pm from ADK Circle, so bring your stuff to the Student Activities Fair. Please only sign up for this trip if you have never been to Bristol Falls! If you are unable to join us, just grab a friend with a car sometime soon and google Bristol Falls for directions. Sign up here.
Canoe Development Workshop with Kent and Sarah
Are you new to canoeing and want to learn the basics, or are you comfortable and want to hone your skills and learn a few more strokes. Come improve your paddling skills with Kent and Sarah! Breakfast Sunday at 8:30 am. Sign up here.

Great Vermont Corn Maze Adventure with Anahi and Andrew
We will drive up to Danville on Saturday morning and do the corn maze, have lunch and come back Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Club will pay for your admission. The Great Vermont Corn maze has 3 miles of trails through the corn and is one of the top 10 corn mazes in the country. Sign up here.

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge
 Middlebury College is taking part in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge! The ON Campus Challenge is a six week challenge that began last week and goes on until October 17th where 59 colleges across the country are competing to win the title of Outdoor Champion! The goal is to get more of the Middlebury community outdoors - students, staff, faculty, and community members. To take part in the challenge, students must make a profile at ONcampuschallenge.org and log in to submit an activity. Some activities that count for the challenge are hiking, swimming, stargazing, hammocking, camping, and more! Photo verification of you or your group doing the activity is required. This week ONCC we will be raffling off two exclusive REI items to those who make an account and submit at least one activity, so get active and keep spreading the love for the outdoors! If you want to learn more, contact Anahi

Guide Meeting this Week
5 pm Thursday in the Brooker living room. Required for Guides and Guides in Training. There will be a separate meeting later for first-years and others interested in becoming guides.

MiddView Leader Guide Bridger Next Week
Did you lead a wilderness Middview trip and now want to guide for the MMC? Now you can by attending the Bridger course in Brooker Basement next Wednesday 9/23 at 7pm . Sign up here!

Kayaking Email List
Want to get on the MMC Kayaking email list? Email MMC@Middlebury.edu with "kayak" in the subject line.
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.