Monday, May 16

Last Email of the Year!




HAGS! 

                          


Weekly Board Meeting
No board meeting this week. Good luck on exams.
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!  All gear must be returned by 5/17. 
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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All gear must be returned to the gear room from 4:30 to 7 on Tuesday (tomorrow)!

Snake Mountain Sunset
with Sofia and Sebastian

Friday, May 20th
Take a break from studying for finals to come hike Snake Mountain with us. We will meet at ADK at 6 pm, hike up Snake Mountain for a beautiful sunset, and be back on campus around 10. We will go at a nice relaxed pace, so people of all experience levels welcome! Sign up here.

Photography Sunrise
with Michael and Sebastian


Friday, May 20th

Beat finals week by coming to the Organic Garden this Friday!! We will set out at 4:30am from ADK for a gorgeous and (hopefully) warm sunrise! Unique to this trip, Michael and I (the campus darkroom managers) will provide a bunch of cameras (film and digital) as well as assistance on how to take pictures with the Manual function. Sign up here.

Nature Walk
with Dog, Professor, Caroline, and Sebastian

Thursday, May 19th
 
Join us for a leisurely walk through the woods with a DOG (yes, a dog, her name is Daisy) and botanist Helen Young, talking about all the plants, birds, and animals we see along the way. We will be leaving campus at 4:00pm on Thursday and will be back by 7:00pm - a perfect, relaxing study break from finals! It will be warm and sunny, we may even need sunscreen! Binoculars will be provided. Sign up here.

Celebratory Rock Climbing at the Beer Walls with Sofia and Joe
Sunday, May 22nd
Pre Trip Meeting Tuesday 4:30

Finally done with finals? Come celebrate by rock climbing the Beer Walls by Chapel Pond in the Adirondacks! It should be a wonderful day of celebrating the end of the year with fun on the rocks. This is a beginner-friendly trip!

Pre-trip meeting will be held on Tuesday around 4:30 pm (no gear hours after this Tuesday the 17th) in the Gear Room. Let us know if you can't make it to this.

We plan to meet in Proctor at 7 am on Sunday, drive to the Adirondacks, climb as much as everyone wants, and return to campus before dining halls close. 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.

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.