Weekly Calendar

WOC-ly OUTING CLUB CALENDAR

September 27 – October 3, 2021

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.

Announcements

MOUNTAIN DAY ??? ONLY IF PRESIDENT MAUD RINGS THE BELLS !!!

MOUNTAIN DAY SHIRTS FOR SALE !!!

Buy your very own Mountain Day 2021 shirt starting Tuesday this week! Come to Paresky 11:30-1:30 Tues-Fri this week and Mon-Fri next week. We will be selling them every week until Mountain Day happens. Bring $10 cash or Venmo and get excited !!!

Mountain Day Accessibility

If you are interested in participating in Mountain Day events on Stone Hill or Stony Ledge and have a documented accessibility need, please email the Office of Accessible Education ([email protected]). Mountain Day is about so much more than activities on Stone Hill or Stony Ledge, but if you would like to participate and have an accessibility-related need, please reach out to the Office as soon as possible. Spaces limited, especially on Stony Ledge, and cannot be guaranteed if you do not sign up before Mountain Day, so sign up now!

Additionally, if you would like to walk up Stony Ledge but would like to leave a little earlier to hike at a more leisurely pace, sign up to come on an early bus! We will be meeting at 11:45.  Email Li ([email protected]) to sign up or with any questions!

Reading period Canoe/hike Trip to the Adirondacks:  Join WOC for a two-night – 3 day canoeing trip plus hike up Mt. Ampersand in the beautiful Saranac Lake region of the Adirondacks.  Leaving 7:30AM Sunday, Oct. 10 returning 5PM Tuesday, Oct. 12. This will be a relaxing adventure being surrounded by the colors of Fall!   We will have a mandatory gear shakedown this sunday, 10/03 at 5pm;  Trip cost ~$20 for food and financial aid is available. Email Audrey, [email protected] to reserve a spot – space is limited!

JOIN THE SPONTANEOUS OUTINGS CHAT

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!!)

JEDI weekly lunch! Join us to talk about anti-racism and responding to accessibility issues in the outdoors on Tuesdays 12-1! We’ll meet on Chapin steps (or in Paresky depending on weather). Eat lunch with us or just stop by to say hi! Feel free to reach out to Isabel (isa2), Nick (nrh3), or Li (lyp1) with any questions or suggestions.

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.

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!

Activities

Monday

Climbing Wall open!  There will be open climbing from 7 – 9pm at the Nate Lowe Climbing Wall in the Towne Field House. No experience necessary. All equipment provided. This is for WOC members only and memberships are available at the wall. Please enter through the doors on the south (Weston Field) side and leave your shoes on the plastic tarp at the door.

Tuesday

Climbing Wall open!  There will be open climbing from 7 – 9 pm at the Nate Lowe Climbing Wall in the Towne Field House.  No experience necessary.  All equipment provided.  This is for WOC members only and memberships are available at the wall.  Please enter through the doors on the south (Weston Field) side and leave your shoes on the plastlic tarp at the door.

Stone Hill Stroll! (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm) Come walk with us to the top of Stone Hill to take in the beautiful midday views. We will leave from the Paresky steps at 1 pm and return between 2 and 2:30. Contact Audrey ([email protected]) with any questions! Woohoo.

Wednesday

Climbing Wall open!  There will be open climbing from 7 – 9 pm at the Nate Lowe Climbing Wall in the Towne Field House.  No experience necessary.  All equipment provided.  The hour from 7 – 8 is only for non-cis male WOC members.  From 8 – 9 all WOC  members are welcome and memberships are available at the wall.  Please enter through the doors on the south (Weston Field) side and leave your shoes on the plastic tarp at the door.

Thursday

Climbing Wall open!  There will be open climbing from 7 – 9 pm at the Nate Lowe Climbing Wall in the Towne Field House.  No experience necessary.  All equipment provided.  Please enter through the doors on the south (Weston Field) side and leave your shoes on the plastic tarp at the door.

Stone Hill Sunset! (6:15-7:30 pm) Come for a POSSIBLE pre mountain day stroll up stone hill and to watch the sunset over the berkshires!  sign up on this form if interested!

Friday

IF not Mountain Day: NOTE CHANGE OF MEETING TIME…..Weekly sunrise hike  “wake up” and down Pine Cobble – Meet on Paresky steps at 7:05 AM!!  3 mile hike round trip, one thousand foot elevation gain to get your blood flowing and endorphins coursing through your veins!!.   Dress for the weather, good footwear for a trail that will be muddy, wet and always rocky!  Bring a filled water bottle and a cup for hot drinks.  Return to campus by 9:30AM.  Please sign up on this form  or email [email protected]  with any questions?

Stargazing on Stone Hill (8:00pm-9:00pm ish)! Meet at Paresky steps at 8:00pm for a short walk to Stone Hill for some stargazing! Stay as long or as little as you like. Bring a blanket, snacks, and a hot drink (hot cocoa packets in the dining halls!). Please sign up on this form so you can get an email in case of bad weather. Feel free to contact Li ([email protected]) with any questions!

Saturday

Rock Climbing at Rose Ledge! Join us for an outdoor top roping trip to Rose Ledge. We’ll depart at 9am from Paresky and return by 4pm. We’ll drive to Rose Ledge, have a short but steep approach hike, and then spend a couple hours climbing! The trip is suitable for all ability levels but top rope belay certification at the climbing wall is required prior to coming on the trip. Wear comfortable clothes and bring lunch food and a water bottle for the day. Climbing gear will be provided as needed. Contact Isabel (isa2), Nick (nrh3), and/or Dave (da1) with any questions and sign up on this form to reserve a spot (space is limited to 7 climbers)!

Sunday

Meadow Hike! Is a meadow better than a mountain peak? Is grass a better cushion than a stony summit? Come ponder these questions on a six mile loop leaving right from Paresky at 10:15 AM! This hike features a moderate incline along the Buxton Ravine and opens into a beautiful view of Greylock and the Taconics – a perfect way to get your bearings in the Williamstown fall. We’ll return around 1 PM. Email Gavin, unix gjm3, with questions, and use this form for (optional) sign ups.