Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wilderness Orientation Weekend 2012

Welcome back for another year at Saint Michael's College! This summer, the Wilderness Program continued our tradition of leading Wilderness Orientation Trips, also known as WOWs, for the incoming freshmen by bringing them out for a fun-filled weekend of hiking, rocking climbing, kayaking and getting to know one another!

The incoming freshmen mingling in some pre-trip ice breakers.

Backpackers hanging out in Devil's Gulch.

Backpackers finding a summit.
Backpackers taking a dinner break.
Day hikers hanging out at the trailhead.
Day hikers enjoying a hearty dinner.
Multisport tackling some rocks.
Multisport summiting Snake Mountain.
Multisport descending Snake Mountain.
Sea kayaking making the most of the beautiful weather on Champlain.
Sea kayaking taking in a sunset on Champlain.
Sunset paddle.
Sea kayakers relaxing after a day on the water.
Multisport celebrating after reaching the summit of Snake Mountain.
Multisport enjoying a day of climbing at Lake Dunmore.
Multisporter rappelling down to a climb.
Rock climber nearing the top of the Echo Lake Cliffs.
Rock climber learning to crack climb at Echo.
Enjoying the climbs a Echo.
Rocking climber finding his way up at Rumney in New Hampshire.
White water instructor Joe showing off.
White water kayaker making the most of the rapids.

White water kayakers taking a break.
Back packers showing off their WOW spirit.

Back packers on the summit of Camel's Humps.

Backpackers taking a break to take in the view.

Stop by the Wilderness office in Alliot 204 to sign up for trips. We're offering hiking, climbing and both white water and sea kayaking trips this semester!