Wednesday, September 23

How to Avoid the Second-Week-Slump 

Weekly Board Meeting

Wednesday, at 6:00, in Coltrane Lounge. All are welcome. Bring your dinner.
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.
No Maps and Snacks this week, it will resume next Thursday.
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Mount Abe Sunrise with Emma and Ryan this Friday
 Join us for another fantastic 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.

Three Day Presidential Traverse with Kent and Caroline
 Are you looking for a challenge? We'll be going roughly 23 miles and up 9,000 ft of elevation over the course of three days. We'll leave after class on Friday, get to the trailhead and hike in as far as we can that night. Next day is an early morning and roughly 13 miles, overnight on trail. Sunday is a shorter day and we should be back on campus for dinner. Please add yourself to the running waitlist, if we can, we will send a second trip. 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 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 Wednesday, ON will be raffling off an REI Hammock Hangout Spot and an REI Cooler Bag to two Middlebury students 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

MiddView Leader Guide Bridger This 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 this Wednesday 9/23 at 7pm . Sign up here!

Didn't Lead MiddView? Become a Guide Anyway!
This is the "class" portion of the guide seminar, your first step towards becoming a Mountain Club Guide! These trainings will happen on campus and are accompanied by a trip at the end of the classes. They occur every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 in the FIC starting this week (the 24th) and continuing for the next four, with different material each week. After these sessions you will put these skills to use in the trip component of the guide seminar! Sign up here!
Middlebury Outdoor Programs:
Introduction to Kayaking
Happening this Week
  The Middlebury Outdoor Programs is offering a number of MOP Staff-taught courses this fall, including kayaking. You will begin with an evening in the Middlebury pool to learn basic maneuvers and strokes, followed by an afternoon on local water to put your skills to the test, and then spend all of Sunday on the river. Course fee: $75. Dates: 9/24 7:00-8:30 (pool) 9/25 3:00pm—sunset (river session), 9/27 8:30-6:30pm (river day).  Register here and pay here. Until you have both registered and paid, you will not have a spot reserved on the trip. MOP is committed to making its offerings as financially accessible as possible. Aid is available to qualified applicants. Contact at for details.

Additionally, Mountain Club kayaking programs will be offered at no cost throughout the fall. If you would like more information, please send an email to with the subject line "Kayak" and expect an email by Wednesday.