Monday, September 19

Let's Get Outside




It's week two and we want to get outside with you!                          



Weekly Board Meeting
Wednesdays at 6:00PM in Coltrane Lounge (across from Ross dining hall). All are welcome! Feel free to bring dinner and a friend.
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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Wednesday Sunrise with Caroline & Krista
Wednesday, September 21st
Start your day off right on Wednesday with a lovely sunrise hike up the Snow Bowl! We'll leave from ADK at 5:15am and return to campus by 8:15am. This is a beginner-friendly hike with fresh air, good company and hot chocolate at the summit. Sign up here.

Delightful Day Hike in the 'Dacks to Owl's Head Lookout with Parker & Laura

Sunday, September 25th

This Sunday, Laura and Parker will lead a beginner-friendly Adirondack hike. We'll meet in Proctor at 9:00 and make sandwiches, then go and hike the 2.5 miles up to the Owls Head Lookout. There, we'll picnic and admire the view of Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge. After hiking back down, we may have a swim or swing by the Noonmark Diner for a slice of their famous pie. After a full but relaxed day of Adirondack adventure, we'll return to campus around 4:30.
Sign up here.

Guide Bridger
Wednesday, September 21st, 4:30-6:00
This session which will be hosted in the Brooker House living room will turn you from normal MiddView Trip Leader into Mountain Club Guide in Training in the blink of an eye! This is a required step to become an MMC guide and will cover how to use Ideal Logic to propose trips, reserve vans, and how to become a full fledged guide! Don't miss it! Please sign up here.
OUTDOOR NATION CAMPUS CHALLENGE
What is the ONCC you may ask? WELL, the ON Campus Challenge is a 6-week nation-wide competition between 80+ colleges with the goal of getting as many community members – students, faculty, staff, community residents – outdoors as possible, whether it's through biking, hiking, walking, stargazing, outdoor yoga, kayaking, you name it, from September 4th- October 15th. As a participating school, we receive a $500 grant to get activities and events rolling, and even better, awesome weekly goodies to give away from sponsors like Chaco, REI, The North Face, Osprey, and more! The more people we have signed up and active, the more funding Middlebury College can get. 
THE CHALLENGE HAS BEGUN! It takes less than a minute to sign up before you can start logging in activities through your account. The list of the activities appears on the site, and some will give you more points than others. SIGN UP HERE: 
This year, a mobile app will be available to download for all smartphone devices! Just search for the Outdoor Nation app. 
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. 
Snake Mountain
Snake Mountain is the classic Midd hike—it's close, relatively easy, and has great views of the Champlain valley. Unfortunately, there have been middkids who go up to see some foliage and end up on the other side of the mountain because they turn onto the wrong trail. But if you're paying attention, it's not that hard to stay on the right trail. Click here for driving and trail directions so you don't get lost on Snake Mountain

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.