September 17 - September 19

Hello WOC family!  Come check out some of the awesome outdoor events we have going on this week. All events are open to the Williams College community. 



Mountain Day Hike Leaders Wanted: Already psyched for Mountain Day? We are too, and we’re looking for excited folks to lead the hikes! You should have a current wilderness first aid cert, and need to attend a brief 45  minute hike leader meeting on Sunday, 09/26 at 7:30PM, Paresky Auditorium.  Leaders must be available for each of the first three Fridays of October 1, 8, 15.  You’ll get a free Mountain Day leader tee shirt in return! Please fill out this form if you’re interested and contact Rachel (rm11) with any questions! 

Mountain Day T-Shirt Design Contest!!!!!!!!!!! Whether you’re seeking eternal fame and glory, or you just love the mountains, here’s your chance to shine! Submit your custom design (just the front, only one color) for this year’s Mountain Day T-Shirt. Please drop them off at the WOC office (second floor Paresky) OR email submissions to Audrey, [log in to unmask] by 11pm on Saturday, September 18th.


Have you ever felt like the day was so nice that you just had to be outside? Do you want to know if any random or spontaneous adventures are happening in the moment? Or do you want to get the most up to date info about WOC and trips? Join the Spontaneous Outings GroupMe chat here! (the link now works!!)


The WOC Equipment Room will be open by appointment only.  Hours are 12:30-1:30pm (M-Th) and 12-2pm (Fri). The Equipment Room is open to all WOC members.  Please go to this appointment schedule and sign up for a slot.  Be prepared to show a “CLEARED” status on your CoVerified App when you come for your appointment.  Equipment is due back one week later so sign up for that appointment also.  


We want your feedback on trips! Have you recently gone on a trip and want to give us feedback on COVID-19 precautions and how things went? Fill out our feedback form after your trip so we know how we’re doing!


Click here for extra information (mileage, elevation gain, etc) about trips!



Fire at Poker Flats!! Are you looking for a chill way to spend part of your Friday night? Do you really enjoy fire? Well then, come hang out at the little campfire behind the tennis courts on Poker Flats from 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm on Friday night! There will be fire and vibes, feel free to bring an instrument if you are so inclined or just bring yourself! Email [log in to unmask] if you have any questions.



WOC 101: Beginner Oriented Hike to Kite Hill

Enjoy a beautiful and beginner oriented hike to Kite Hill to catch some stunning mountain views in a meadow! We will be using the stunning Stone Hill trail system behind the Clark Museum. This is about 4.5 miles total and has a very gradual elevation gain of about 500 feet. While we encourage beginners, this is open to anyone who wants to get outside this Saturday morning!! Meet at Paresky steps at 9 AM and return to campus at ~11:30 AM. Sign up here, and bring a water bottle and shoes you like to hike in. Any questions or need equipment? Email Charlotte at [log in to unmask]!


Beginner Climbing Night!

Want to learn to rock climb? Come by the wall between 7-9pm to learn from our instructor-monitors and hang out with friends! Email Isabel ([log in to unmask])  with any questions and sign up on this form to reserve a spot for either 7-8pm or 8-9pm! 



Morning (ish) hike up Buxton Ravine

Have you ever looked down route 2 and thought: hey, I wonder where that road ends up going? Well, Buxton Ravine is one possible answer! Meet at Paresky Steps at 9am on Sunday for a roughly 2.5 hour long, possibly muddy, moderate hike with an elevation gain of a bit over 1000 ft. and a small river crossing. Email Justyn ([log in to unmask]) with any questions and sign up on this form!





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Scott Lewis
Williams Outing Club
39 Chapin Hall Dr.
Williamstown, MA  01267

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