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What to pack for a pre-orientation trip

In Camping, Climbing, Featured, Gear, Hiking, Seasonal by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Pre-orientation trips are so unique because they give everyone access to cool outdoor activities, without forcing them to go out and buy every single piece of outdoor group gear ever to come into existence. With the expensive main stuff covered, there are a few personal things that pre-orientation leaders should request all members to bring so everyone is prepared for …

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A ski bum's guide to (kind of) functioning without skiing

In Camping, Featured, Hiking, Skiing, Trip Report, Winter by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Winter is for skiing, no ifs, ands, or buts. Everyday without class is another glorious day to get up to the mountain and shred some runs with friends, mess around on tree trails, and gawk at all the hot skier boys absolutely sending it. Needless to say it’s one of my favorite seasons. This season, however, has been slightly lacking …

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Spring Break On a Dollar and a Dream

In Climbing, Hiking, Trip Report by college@dminLeave a Comment

When March rolls around, one is faced with the predicament of how to spend the sacred time off known as Spring Break. I was drawn to a simple, and hopefully adventure filled plan. It all started with an unseasonably beautiful March day in Hamilton, NY.  Colgate students and faculty generally experience such long and frigid winters, so we are quick to jump …

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How to Do a 1 or 2 day Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire

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any day trips or overnight hiking trips in the White Mountains of New Hampshire are fairly straight forward: pack enough food and water, bring extra socks, a first-aid kit, etc. However, completing the 20-24 mile Presidential Range Traverse takes a serious amount of planning, or you may end up lost, cold, hungry, and with no exit strategy. Lucky for you, I’ve done …