Tuesday, March 15

It's officially spring, rain and all!

Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day...

Weekly Board Meeting
Wednesdays at 6:00pm in Coltrane Lounge. Feel free to bring your dinner. 
Come on by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 - 7:00 to borrow gear for free. Backpacks, sleeping bags, snowshoes, stoves, tents, puffy jackets, and more!
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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Weekly Wellness Walk with Sofia and Caroline
Thursday, March 17
Join us for the third week of Wellness Walks--short, mid-week walks to nearby scenic spots. These trips are aimed to promote de-stressing by utilizing small chunks of time during the day to get off campus and into the woods. Walking meditation and contemplative practices will be offered, though participation is not required to join us! This week we will be taking a nice walk on the TAM. We will leave at 8 am and be back by 9:30 am. If you can't make this week, look out for new walk locations and times each week. Sign up here.
Bird and Nature Walk with Alden and Morgan
Saturday, March 19
Start your Saturday morning off right with a little introduction to birding and the beautiful land that inspired Frost's poetry. We'll leave at 9:00am on Saturday from ADK and we'll back to campus for lunch. No birding or hiking experience necessary. Bring your own binoculars if you have them! Sign up here.
Double Adirondack Summit with Jake and Sebastian
Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20
Come hike two mountains with beautiful open summits in the Adirondack High Peaks region on an overnight with Seb and Jake! We will hike approximately 4 miles per day including a sunset hike to Hurricane Mountain, camping in tents at the base of the mountain and waking up the following morning for a leisurely hike to Cascade Mountain, one of the 46 peaks over 4000' in the Adirondacks. Sign up here.
Learn to Belay @ the Climbing Wall
Tuesday, March 15, 7pm
Tuesday, March 23, 7pm

Tired of bouldering? Interested in learning how to climb on ropes? Want to learn how to belay your friends? Sign up for an introductory top rope belay session! These sessions are intended for people who have never learned how to belay or who have learned but have forgotten. Held at the climbing wall.

Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm. Sign up here.
Tuesday, March 23. Sign up here.

We will be offering 2 workshops a month, so if you can't make these, don't fret! Keep your eyes out for more!
Fortnightly Feature
Spotlight on nearby trails
We are excited to introduce our first Fortnightly Featured Trail! MMC loves these trails, and you will too.​ We choose accessible day hikes that you can hike on your own time. 
Abbey Pond: 
Only a 15 minute drive from campus, Abbey Pond Trail follows a stream up to a beautiful pond​. The trail is 4.2 miles long, becoming steep at times but flattening out for the latter half. There are three stream crossings--the first has a bridge, and the other two can be crossed on rocks. Microspikes are recommended, especially for the stream crossings which can be icy this time of year. Click here for directions, and here for a trail map and more detailed description of the route. 

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 the head guide, Parker Peltzer, at ppeltzer@middlebury.edu with any questions.