Monday, October 31

Mountains to Hike and Foods to Eat

Actually, buildings to hike this week... Check it out.
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, hiking boots, 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 theAdventure Grants tab! 
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Cozy Wednesday Sunrise
with Caroline & Krista

Wednesday, November  2nd
 
Cold rain got you down? Want to see the best view on campus? Join us for a cozy Wednesday sunrise in the Gifford steeple. We'll meet in the front lobby of Gifford at 7:15am and walk up a few flights of stairs to enjoy the sunrise, complete with baked treats and hot cider. Sign up Here.

Fun with Wheelbarrows on the TAM
with Liesel and Dorothy

Saturday, November  5th 
MALT needs help putting down gravel on the TAM before it gets too snowy! Come help out for a few hours on Saturday to cover some tree roots so you don't trip next time you go running. On Saturday morning we'll meet at Proctor at 9:40 and walk to our worksite near the Organic Garden, work for a few hours, and be done by lunch. Sign up Here.

Fireside Dinner : Quebecois Food
Friday, November  4th  at 6:00, not 7:00
November calls for hearty food and no one does it better than our neighbors to the north.  We'll be serving delicious savory pies (traditional tourtiere and vegetarian) for dinner and a soul-nourishing dessert. As ever, bring your own bowl and spoon.

Job Opportunity: Lead for Apogee
Apogee Adventures is looking for current and recent students (age 20 or older by June 2017) to lead outdoor experiential programs in New England, Canada, Montana, Colorado, Oregon, California, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Europe this summer. If you are enthusiastic, responsible, and love working with kids in the outdoors, come learn more!

Their 30-minute Information Session will be held on Wednesday, November 2 in McCardell Bicentennial Hall 338 at 7 PM. They will be conducting interviews the following day. For more information about leading with Apogee, check out their Leaders Page (http://www.apogeeadventures.com/about-us/our-leaders/lead-for-apogee/). 
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. 
 
Bristol Ledges
It's winter in the mountains. If you're not ready, check out some ledges! 

The Bristol Ledges Trail is the perfect hike for when you're looking for something short and close by, but with super sweet views. Plus, with the snow that rolled in over the weekend, some of the major hikes in the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks are getting harder to do without winter gear (however, if you're interested, you can borrow all the gear you need from the gear room in FIC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:00). But if you're feeling like it's too early in the year to put on your snow boots, stick to this lower elevation hike with rewarding views. The hike is about 3 miles round trip, with ledges at the top facing out towards downtown Bristol. This is a great spot to watch the sunset; bring a picnic and some friends. There is no parking at the trailhead, so park in town (the parking lot of Shaw's works well). From Main Street going east, turn left on Mountain Street, then the first right on Mountain Terrace. At the end of the road, look for a gate that has a sign for Bristol Ledges Trail. Happy Hiking!

Bristol Ledges Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Round trip distance: 3 miles
Driving Time (one-way): 20 minutes
 
Happy hiking!

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