Monday, October 24

Snow Sighting!

Winter is coming!
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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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Wednesday Sunrise with Caroline & Krista
Wednesday, October 26th
Need to beat the mid-semester blues? Want to greet the day on top of a mountain? Join us for a sunrise hike to the Snow Bowl this Wednesday. We'll leave ADK at 6:00am and return to campus by 9:00am. This is a beginner-friendly hike with fresh air, good company and hot chocolate at the summit. There might even be snow! Sign up here.

Triple Mountain Adirondack Extravaganza with Haley and Joe
Friday October 28th-Saturday, October 29th
Do you want to soak in the last colorful days of fall? Come on an adventure with us to the Adirondacks! Van leaves ADK at three o'clock on Friday afternoon. We'll then hike 3 miles to a lovely lean-to at the Johns Brook Lodge The next morning we'll summit THREE peaks (Gothics, Armstrong, and Upper Wolf Jaw) over the course of a 12 mile loop. The views will be spectacular!
Moderate hiking experience is encouraged but not necessary.
There will be a pre-departure meeting in the gear room on Thursday the 27th at 4:30. Sign up here.

The 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular Hike with Andrew and Caroline
Sunday, October 30th
On Halloween Eve (Sunday) we will dress up in our scariest and silliest Halloween costumes and hike Mt. Abe, handing out candy to the hikers that we pass along the way (and eating some, too)! Trip will leave from Proctor on Sunday AM. Sign up here.

Hallowed Camel's Hump Sunset with Liesel and Krista
Monday, October 31st
Join us for a spooky sunset hike at Camel's Hump on Halloween! We'll leave ADK at 2:30pm and hike in costume, tricking and treating along the way. At the summit we'll light pumpkins and eat Halloween treats and dinner. We'll return to campus by 8:13. All hiking levels welcome but only people with advanced costume ambitions should register! Sign up here.

Apply to live in Brooker Haus!
Due by 8PM on Sunday, October 30th
Brooker Haus is looking for passionate people with a broad range of interests and skills (outdoor and otherwise) who want to be active participants in a caring community. They also consider your class year, whether you’ve applied before, and your flexibility to live in a double or single. 
Please answer the questions below and send your responses to outdoorinterest@middlebury.edu with “APPLICATION” in the subject line. 


Application Questions
  1. What’s your full name, nickname (if you have one),  and hometown?
  2. What year are you at Midd? 
  3. Have you applied to Brooker before? 
  4. What are your favorite things to do outside, and are there any you’d like to learn or teach? (They don’t all have to be active)
  5. Do you consider yourself an introvert, extrovert or something in between?
  6. What excites you about living in Brooker?
  7. We know Brooker isn’t perfect, and we’re working towards creating a more welcoming community. What are your suggestions on how we can work together to create this community? 
  8. What will you bring to the house? (Literally or figuratively)
  9. Tell us about your last “oh shit” moment. 
  10. Anyone in Brooker or applying to Brooker that you’d like to share a room with?
Applications are due by 8pm on Sunday October 30th. You will be informed whether or not you have been accepted by Friday November 4th. 
Looking forward to seeing you around the fireplace, in the woods or at our Monster Mash Smash on Saturday October 29th at 9pm!
If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to email outdoorinterest@middlebury.edu
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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