Tuesday, May 10

Destress with MMC!

Get some fresh air on some fresh trips!

Weekly Board Meeting
This week's meeting will be in Brooker House at 6:00 pm. Dinner will be provided.
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! Last day to rent gear is 5/12 and all gear must be returned by 5/17. 
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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Flaming Flamingo this Saturday
May 14th
Lake Dunmore, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come hang out and enjoy the weekend at MMC's Annual Spring Event, Flaming Flamingo! Swimming, lawn games, and lots of great food! Transportation will be provided: Vans leaving from ADK circle every half hour starting at 10:30am. At 12:30pm, vans will run only every hour. At 4:30pm, vans will be running every half an hour again until the last van departs from Lake Dunmore at 6:00pm.
Flaming flamingo Ceremony will be held at 1pm.

Election for Head Guide in Training
On Wednesday, May 11th at our weekly meeting we will be voting for a new head guide in training. This person will train under the current head guide in the fall and take over in the spring. Candidates must have advanced winter guide status by next January. Contact ppeltzer@middlebury.edu with questions.

Dog Team Dip with Caroline and Ry

Thursday, May 12th
ADK at 12:30, back by 2:45
Get energized with a quick jump into the river at Dog Team! We'll leave from ADK at 12:45 on Thursday, drive 10 minutes to the river, and jump in. It is supposed to be a beautiful afternoon, sunny and 75 degrees so we will hang out in the sun for a bit before returning to campus in time for any 3:00 classes. Sign up here.

Sunset Ledge with Angie and Sophie And maybe Creamees too!
Thursday, May 12th, 3:00 pm
We'll leave from ADK at 3pm and drive up to Lincoln. We'll take a very easy, mellow jaunt up to the ledge and enjoy the views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Approximately 2.5 miles round trip. Take a break from the last week of classes to enjoy the onset of spring in the Mad River Valley. Sign up here.

Rock Climb the Beer Walls of the Adirondacks with Kent and Joe
Sunday, May 15th, 7:00 am
Join us for a wonderful day of climbing at the Beer Walls by Chapel Pond in the Adirondacks! As the school year winds down, this is the perfect opportunity to get out for one last big adventure before finals start weighing you down. This is a beginner-friendly trip!
We plan to meet in Proctor at 7 am, drive to the Adirondacks, climb as much as people want, and return to campus by roughly 5 pm.
We will be meeting in the gear room on Thursday evening at 4:30 pm to pass out gear and discuss our climbing plans/goals in depth. Sign up here.
Fortnightly Feature
Spotlight on nearby trails
We are excited to introduce our fourth Fortnightly Featured Trail! MMC loves these trails, and you will too.​ We choose accessible day hikes that you can hike on your own time. 
Skylight Pond:
Skylight Pond is another easy day hike in the Greens that's not too far away from campus. While there's no view at the top, there is (as the name suggests) a beautiful pond and a cabin with a porch where you can have a picnic! The trail is easy to follow and climbs for 2.6 miles through a mossy forest, crossing a few streams towards the beginning. Directions are here​--a sign marks the parking lot on the right.