Monday, April 11

Trips Fun Wow 



No school= no excuse not to go on a trip. 


Weekly Board Meeting
Wednesdays at 6:00pm in Coltrane Lounge. Feel free to bring your dinner. 
GEAR HOURS
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!
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! 
SUBSCRIBE
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Constitution Voting
Wednesday, April 13th
We'll be voting to ratify our updated constitution at our meeting on Wednesday, April 13th in Coltrane Lounge. If you would like to vote please come to the meeting. If you can't come to the meeting but would still like to vote, please email mmc@middlebury.edu with your vote by Wednesday, April 13th at 6. The constitution can be found here.
Mountain Club Tee Shirt Order

We're ordering shirts with this design on them. The number of orders will dictate the price but it should be around $15. Please submit orders by April 20 so we can get them by the end of the year. Link to pre-order here.

Kinsman Pond Overnight
with Caroline and George


 Saturday, April 16th-Sunday, April 17th
Excited to get out and enjoy spring in New England? So are we! Looking to try an overnight backpacking trip? Look no further! Join George and Caroline on a spring overnight to the Kinsman Pond Shelter in New Hampshire's beautiful White Mountains! We're staying in the newly renovated Kinsman Shelter at beautiful Kinsman Pond. We'll leave campus Saturday morning and get you back home by Sunday afternoon. Sign up here.
Adirondack Sunset Hiking and Climbing with Sofia and Kent

Friday, April 15th-Saturday, April 16th
What better way to celebrate symposium than to spend a day and a half hiking and climbing in the Adirondacks? We will leave Friday afternoon, drive over to the Chapel Pond area of the Adirondacks, do a short sunset hike, camp out, and spend Saturday climbing at a nearby crag. Sign up here.
Kayaking the New Haven River at Dogteam with Joe

Friday, April 15th
This kayaking trip is intended for students who have already participated in a few roll sessions at the pool, are begining to roll, or already have experience kayaking. This trip is not for anyone who has bever been in a whitewater kayak before.

We will meet at ADK Circle at 10 am on Saturday, drive to the gear room to fit dry suits, drive to the boathouse to pick up boats, and head to Dogteam to work on eddy turns and peel outs. Sign up here.

Avalanche Pass Overnight
with Michael and Ry


Saturday, April 16th-Sunday, April 17th
Pre-trip meeting April 14th 4:30-5:30


 Join Michael and Ry for a mostly flat 10-mile hike around some of the most beautiful lakes in the 'Daks, followed by a night of camping at Marcy Dam. We will leave Middlebury at 8am on Saturday morning, hike 2 miles to Marcy Dam, drop our packs and hike an 8-mile loop through Avalanche Pass. We will have a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast with gourmet drip coffee and be back at Middlebury for lunch. (This trip takes place over the 3-day Spring Symposium weekend, leaving you plenty of time back at Middlebury!) Sign up here.

Franconia Ridge Traverse in the Whites with Andrew and Morgan

Friday, April 22nd-Saturday, April 23rd

Start your weekend with an epic overnight trip in the White Mountains! We'll leave Friday afternoon at 4:00pm and spend the night car camping at Lafayette Campground. We'll wake up early on Saturday, climb up to the Ridge, and bang out three incredible peaks with perhaps the best 360-degree views in the East — Little Haystack, Mt Lincoln, and Mt Lafayette. We'll end this long day descending back down to Lafayette Campground, completing the Franconia Ridge Loop. We'll then head back to campus that Saturday night. Don't expect to carry heavy packs, as we'll only need to carry enough for this one long day of trekking! Backpacking experience or strong physical endurance required. Sign up here.

Meditate Outside
with Sofia and Sebastian


Friday, April 22nd-Saturday, April 23rd

 Come join us for a relaxing time meditating, wandering, and camping at Silver Lake! We will leave on Friday afternoon at 4:15 PM, set up a base camp, and begin a day and a half of wandering, meditating, sunset watching, and eating. We will be back on campus by 5 PM on Saturday. This will be a great way to explore meditation, no matter what your skill level, and a great way to connect with nature in a relaxing way. Sign up here.
Fortnightly Feature
Spotlight on nearby trails
We are excited to introduce our third Fortnightly Featured Trail! MMC loves these trails, and you will too.​ We choose accessible day hikes that you can hike on your own time. 
Buck Mountain:
Buck Mountain is a great place to spend a lazy spring day enjoying the sunshine and views of the Adirondacks. For how short of a hike it is, this mountain has some of the best views in Addison County. It also happens to be close to Vergennes, where you can grab something to eat before or after your hike (the Vergennes Laundry is an especially yummy bakery).
Directions to the trailhead are here​. There are a few pull-offs for parking. Avoid the muddy section at the beginning by taking a cut-off trail, which comes out a bit farther down the road, by the second pull-off if you are heading east.

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.