hello there people of the outside,

i greet you once more to whisper tales of adventure past and hint at promises of adventure future.  read on, for knowledge is power:


what we done did

  • sam kwon went skiing in the chic chocs over spring break, then stabbed himself while on duty while whittling (no stitches needed)
  • michael and megan and some other folks did wfa, got in a boating accident / nearly got struck by lightning in the process
  • grace boiled some sap – “it’s coming along”
  • hannah, sophie janeway, and brittany hiked round top and had an icy ole time
    • also stepped in human poop
    • also suffered through a hot ball, whatever that is
    • in summary: rough day for brittany
  • hannah went up saddleback with max and sj, it was very snowy, also sunny
  • dom went to mt. megunticook, butt slid down
  • emma went on an arb walk and it was snowy
  • soren and james and max went up caribou mountain and saw a couple of moose (!)
  • frisbee was played in brunswick
  • michael and sam and co played wiffleball, good attendance
    • park’s team lost, despite his stellar pitching


what we gon do

  • dominick wants to lead a frog walk / clean up trash in the arb to celebrate earth day
  • chloe and brittany are going to lead a french mountain nite highk
  • emma wants to lead a sunrise hike tuesday or thursday, looking for a co lead
  • julia and sam want to lead a trip up big spencer mountain, possibly this weekend, possibly next, there’s a firetower
    • if not, julia is amenable to other options but also she has knee pain


photo contest

  • same info as last week
    • we’re holding a photo contest for your pictures from both coc and personal hikes this year!
    • look out for an email with further details
    • limit three submissions per person
    • winner gets eternal glory


admitted students s’mores

  • sga wants us to do this
  • we’re doing this
  • some night this coming week
  • look for sign ups to volunteer to hang out with awkward high schoolers


new hand warming technique

  • ask dominick
  • looks like that one dude from charlie brown


the future is female!

  • congrats kaitlin and julia on their incoming presidencies, may they rule with iron fists



  • secretary platforms:
    • megan
    • soren
  • treasurer platforms:
    • michael (stone)
    • max
    • park
  • vote if you’re registered! voting closes at 5PM on tuesday!
  • upcoming: bigelow buddy platforms are due (diversity and inclusion, events and community outreach, sugaring, gear, cabin, and trips facilitation)
  • the week after, camden comrade self-nominations are due (ex. – conservation, social media)



  • onion or funyun
    • onion: 20
    • funyun: 5
    • pretty darn decisive if you ask me




  • new cross country skis!
  • also maps are now inventoried
  • if you wanna engrave pots / tattoo max, come help out gear on thursday


  • stuff is upcoming
  • contra dance occurred and was fun, according to eyewitnesses
  • jennifer pharr davis is coming!
    • friday, may 4th
    • talk that evening at 7:00 PM
    • followed by hike to mt. phillips the next morning ~10ish


  • congrats to those who are now wfa certified as of this weekend
  • next weekend is the wfr wrap up
  • weekend after that is more wfa and also a leader training trip
    • sign ups are closed for both.  lo siento


  • first weekend in may, kaitlin wants to paint the floors (looking for help!)


  • second weekend of boiling has passed


miscellaneous things that i can’t categorize

  • there’ll be a fly fishing clinic for earth week! stay posted for more info
  • also a film screening on thursday night on human-caused extinction, that’ll prob be advertised more too


and that’s that.  riveting stuff, i tell you.  deserving of a bookmark, even.

hasta luego,


why hello there, fellow coc person!

could I interest you in some minutes?  these ain’t no knock-off minutes, they’re organic, american-made, real robust minutes.  yeah, they’re on the expensive side, but they’re low mileage and they’ll last AT LEAST five years.



things we done did

  • dom saw some cacti and snakes in tonto national forest!  cars weren’t up to the road challenge but dom was sure up to the road challenge
  • hannah went to the easter sunrise service on top of sugarloaf
  • max and a whole slew of others boiled sap on sunday! a veritable maple sauna, according to some sources
  • megan turned to snow for sustenance in an attempt to make it to stratton brook hut.  played bananagrams / shared a tea bag with some folks once she stumbled through the door
  • zach got snowed on in worcester
  • emma and macey hiked french mountain and then made some empanadas in coburn since only french cuisine is allowed on the mountain
  • grace hiked on the superior trail
    • “compensating for something, I’m sure”, julia
  • kaitlin and michael tried to lead a trip to morse mountain but bates hates dog so they went to popham beach but they hate dogs too but kaitlin has an in and got in anyway and hiked to the fort which also hates dogs but they found an ice skating rink with seven (7) ghosts
  • max and soren led a trip to big bend in texas and the bends were big and it was also a desert and there were a lot of spiky angry things
  • soren bushwhacked up mcgaffey mountain and was aggressively swallowed by the snow


things we gon do

  • sj and max are going up saddleback / maybe the horn on saturday!
  • michael wants to go canoeing on messalonskee stream
  • soren and james are going up caribou mountain on saturday


picture contest

  • upcoming picture contest! submit your photos from coc or personal trips and we’ll display them in the spa for the student body to vote on
  • keep an eye open for an upcoming email


t shirts!

  • addie’s design won!  woo go addie
  • anna’s corresponding with the t shirt dude, tryna make them maroon
  • same polyester / cotton blend as last year, fear not, we ain’t messin with the formula
  • stickers in the works too with dom’s designs cause those were super slick too





  • more elections next meeting – secretary and treasurer!
    • then, bigelow buddies (gear, cabin, sugaring, diversity and inclusion, trips facilitation, events)
    • then, after that, camden comrade self-nominations due
  • if you have any questions about a position, talk to the current officer / k-council!



  • seerup – 15
  • suhrup – 14
  • you guys disappoint me



  • they’re still looking for sophomore-senior guys to apply (especially juniors and seniors)
  • they lead trips all over the globe, sam’s working there next year
  • also – we get a ton of job opportunities sent to us and we forward them to outing-leaders email list so if you wanna get those talk to k-council



  • trips
    • ltt on the weekend of april 28th!
    • leader training trip is required to become a coc leader
      • it covers both practical and interpersonal skills across the weekend
    • also, wfa the weekends of the 14th and the 28th
      • wilderness first aid, also required to be a coc leader (unless you’re wemt or wfr)
      • email ryan linehan (rlinehan) if you’re interested
  • events
    • keep an eye out for informal events
    • contra dance next saturday!!
      • i totally forgot, for one
      • at 7:00 PM in foss dining hall!
      • anna is stoked she’s not organizing it
    • jennifer pharr davis (may 4th and 5th) is coming to colby!
      • held at one time the appalachian trail speed record, male or female
      • she’s great
      • she’s wild
      • she’s a celebrity
      • this is lit
      • she’s having a talk and then the next day leading an unofficial hike
  • gear
    • if you took gear out, return it
    • that’s an order, young man
  • cabin
    • kaitlin went to the cabin and it’s still snowed in
    • don’t go cause you’ll be disappointed unless you wanna walk in
    • “my hopes are low” – kaitlin volk
  • sugaring
    • probably more stuff next sunday

it’s a real exciting time, folks.  the year’s winding down, meaning that as soon as we get perfect summer hiking weather, we all go home.  perfect timing.

until next time,


Julia von Ehr has returned to her home position of Sexcretary in attempt to rescue her friends The Minutes from the clutches of the vile gangster Soren the Hutt.

Little does Julia know that the GALACTIC K-COUNCIL has secretly begun plotting elections to vote in a new star sexcretary even more powerful than Julia herself.

When elected, this ultimate sexcretary will spell certain doom for Julia in her struggles to maintain her power as supreme sexcretary of the galaxy…


A long time ago in some wilderness far, far away…

  • Dom’s friends from home, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey (look at that crazy double hyphenation!), came to visit and they went snowshoeing up Le French Mountain
  • Chris and Dean went XC skiing but the snow was sticky and therefore sketchy and there was likely falling involved.
  • Parky Park “and the Funky Bunch” Cawley and Lisa “Linda the WEMT” Blackmer-Raynolds went snowshoeing up a bald man’s head Bald Mountain.
  • Bentley went outside on Wednesday! Good job, Bentley! He went snowshoeing in the arb and had a snowball fight too. WHAT UTTERLY WHOLESOME FUN!
  • Someone built snow forts in the arb for a Doghead party? Why? Wasn’t? I? Invited? I. LOVE. SNOW. FORTS. (The better question is did these snow fort building, doghead partying hooligans LNT? I .THINK .NOT.)
  • People went to the steps, people didn’t went to the steps, the steps were stepped on, the sun was risen.
  • Mo shoveled her car and it took an hour and a half. The snow was higher than her car, thus “Colby sucks at plowing!” To which I respond, yes that may be true, but it also seems like Mo sucks at shoveling.
  • Dean was feeling left out and also wanted to mention that he moved his car. Here’s a gold star, kiddo!
  • Soren and Austin and some redshirts went to the ice planet Hoth (otherwise known as Katahdin) for another fun mountaineering ascent! Here’s to summiting and not being killed by snow troopers.


See you in April!

  • No trips this week!
  • Because,
  • SPRANG BRAYKE will spriggity spring!
  • enjoy ur adventures 😉


Y’all are creative artístes!

  • we got some RAD t shirt designs
  • peep your emails this week to perform your civic duty and vote for the one you want to wear on your body!


Wat in democratic participation  ?

  • The future is going to happen whether we like it or not (we don’t) so we need to get ready for election szn 2k18.
  • Elections for K-council and Bigelow Buds will begin after break
  • Sam sent out an email with all of the positions and their respective duties (hehe duties).


Was Soren in New Jersey or Katahdin? (Snap maps never lie!)

  • New “put that thing back where it came from or so help me” Jersey – 10
  • KATAHDIN – 2



  • Cabin
    • First years went to the cabin
    • It is still unplowed
    • They may or may not be dead
  • Events
    • 🙂
  • Trips
    • LTT LTT LTT LTT coming to a theater near you!
  • Sugaring
    • “There is still sap. There is still trees. There is still buckets.” – Addie
  • Gear


“If you can’t tie knots, learn how to tie f*king knots.”

Knots clinic 2.0 will be held this Thursday at 7pm!


Meet a Mule (not an ass)!

We will be having discussions over dinner with other members of the community this week! Let’s make new friends! Hurr be the topics and timez:

  • Tuesday –  5-6pm Dana – Is it better to explore the outdoors solo or with friends?
  • Wednesday5:30-6:30pm Bobs – What can you gain from going outside?
  • Thursday – 5-6pm Foss – What is the value of going outside?
  • Friday9-10am Dana – What barriers exist to enjoying outdoor spaces?


As I reached the end of these minutes I felt a disturbance in the force telling me that this may be the last time my words will grace this weekly forum. I hope you have enjoyed my not-so-witty quips and my not-too-funny jokes as much as I have enjoyed typing them. I will not, however, bid thee farewell once and for all, for who knows if the path I take shall lead me back to the minutes. As a wise three foot tall green Jedi once said “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.”


Catch ya on the flip side! *dramatic exit*

hello my beautiful outdoorspeople,

I am sure by now that some of you are sick of these frozen particles drifting from the sky.  I am here to say:  too bad.  here’s another foot.  like it or not, it’s what we got. the following minutes shall delve into just how exactly we exploited the snow.  feast your eyes.


things we don did

  • bentley went cross country skiing with henry, megan, soren, and max and they only fell down a few times
  • alex and soren and chris also went xc skiing in the arb
  • addie changed out the sap buckets
  • soren went up the bigelows 20 minutes ago, he’s very tired and his eyes are very red
  • dom went on the dialogue trip and had discussions and soup at flagstaff hut (what fun!)
  • soren and macey went for an arb walk!
  • anna went to the maine primitive skills school, slept in their own shelter
    • no urine was consumed


things we gon do

  • soren’s leading a katahdin trip! if you’re on it then you know cause you won the lottery
  • anna is coleading a dialogue trip on the 18th on mental health in the outdoors
    • going to scranton hut
  • michael kramer wants to lead a late afternoon arb walk on saturday


dialogue trips

  • anna’s co-leading another!
  • if anyone wants to lead one / facilitate one after spring break, please let us know



  • contest ends the 16th
  • get your submissions in by then



  • hey
  • hey you
  • you wanna run the coc?
  • run for an elected position (k-council, bigelow buds, camden comrades)
  • platforms due various dates post spring break
  • talk to k-council to find out what each role entails!
  • be on the lookout



  • left – 8
  • right – 5
  • ambiguous – all


film festival

  • no man’s land film festival
  • after spring break, “it will be when it is”
  • featuring films about women in adventure sports!
  • be on the lookout for more info!



  • trips
    • update your leader profiles!
    • or get a leader profile by emailing max or michael!
    • two LTTs and two WFAs planned
  • cabin
    • cabin is snowy
    • stay away
  • gear
    • spring break is nigh
    • priority to COC trips
    • probably a form going out if you want gear for spring break
      • coc-gear at colby dot edu


that is all.  class dismissed. go do your homework, or sleep or something, cause it’s past your bedtime.

con mucho love,


hello, my name is Soren Denlinger, and welcome to This Week’s Minutes®!

these are the minutes for this week.  not last week.  not the week prior.  next week is right out.  these are for RIGHT NOW

brothers and sisters, CARPE DIEM

read on!


things we done did!

  • dom went to cape elizabeth with colby photographers.  though they may be unofficial it was officially fun
  • julia and mo were outside all day in new jersey, they won first place! (also yay new jersey!)
  • emma took one tripper to the narrow gauge trail, very good ski place, also good for snowshoes, and narrow gauges
  • megan walked a few miles and found jesus
  • henry went up round top “it was great” thanks henry
  • henry and kaitlin and some other people (7) went up katahdin last week!  no one died. three randos on the trip were nice too. see seth two weeks from now!
  • jared and soren led a trip to flagstaff hut, dialogue was had!  “fun trip” -Jared
  • there was a sleepover on friday night! some people woke up early but some people didn’t, very exciting
    • also max went for a 3AM arb walk cause it was pretty
  • hannah and soren led a trip to french mountain, “it was fun” – Soren
  • anna went for a run in the arb, did not get lost
  • kaitlin went streaking in the arb, 36 degrees was surprisingly warm
  • jared traveled across kingsbury pond in the name of geology
  • ryan from the primitive skills school went outside to boil some sap
  • the other one (colin) was doing something with balsam


trips we gon’ do

  • michael and hannah want to do the cross country ski thing as a dialogue trip!  traveling to one of the maine huts and trails cabins
  • max
    • has ideas.  it’s complicated.  he needs co leads
  • michael wants to lead a trip saturday
  • soren wants to do something in the arb during the snowstorm on thursday!
  • sam, sarah backstrand, someone else will go to a maine huts and trails for another dialogue trip!


maine primitive skills school

  • wanna learn some primitive skills? sign up for the primitive skills thing next weekend!
    • go live at 8PM monday! on the normal trips calendar!
  • learn where to get water, how to make fire, make shelter, navigation, foraging, etc. etc. etc.
  • seems pretty cool and both of the dudes have beards so
  • willing to teach whatever you want (weather dependent)
  • 10:00 AM saturday through noon on sunday! sleep in a shelter you built maybe!
  • it will be “fun”


winter katahdin!

  • 17th and 18th of march
  • sign ups will close this wednesday
  • very difficult so please be prepared / very physically fit, but also very fun
    • as in please carefully consider whether you can do this trip
    • but also it’s super fun
  • talk to any variety of people who went on the first two!
  • it’s during doghead.  pick ur priorities


dialogue trips

  • if you’re a leader and interested in leading one
  • or if you have experience facilitating discussions
  • please contact us! or sign up! so we can run some!
  • jared can also function as a liaison between a leader and a PCB facilitator


t shirts

  • we would like some t shirts please
  • please design some
  • send in your designs by friday before friday before spring break (march 16th)
  • then we’ll vote on the designs!



  • after spring break, elections start
  • k-council, bigelow buddies, and camden comrades
  • all spots are available
  • think about whatcha wanna do
  • ask a member of k-council for what each role will be!



  • unicycle 10
  • tricycle 7
  • disappointing to say the least




  • personal spring break needs will be met the week before spring break
  • there will be cookies this thursday during office hours!


  • spring LTT will be in april. at some point
  • keep ur profile updated or FACE THE CONSEQUENCES
  • if you want a profile talk to max or michael
  • two wfa dates, april 14th-15th and 28th-29th

diversity and inclusion

  • if you want an idea for a dialogue trip, talk to jared!  also talk to him about your current topic


  • cabin’s probably out of commission for a bit due to snow


  • the sap floweth
  • buckets overfloweth
  • emptyeth them


club photo?

  • photos due the tenth
  • no photo now since only ⅗ of k-council is here
  • submit your pics to us if you think it depicts the club well and we might just use that instead


and there you have it.  another victory in my war against the scourge of capitalization!

see y’all outside!

– soren


hello hello hello

here’s another edition of the COC weekly minutes, prepared like momma used to make & served hot.

I strongly encourage you to enjoy

what we done did!

  • max went up the carters and it was awesome
  • soren went night-walking and saw an owl
  • zach rowed on messalonskee stream wow!
  • addy tapped some trees, very maine-like
  • max also went on a night hike up french mountain, saw more than five stars
  • brittany and hannah and her parents visited the actual third bossi up north, visited the bangor city forest, saw snow fleas, but they don’t bite
  • grace walked around campus in her crocs
  • hannah went to the spacecoc clinic! (part deux to follow)
  • michael and max led a trip up sanders hill, it went very well, wonderful times for all!
  • there’s a trip hiking in baxter RIGHT NOW but they are currently unfacetimeable
    • editors note: right now was 7:15 PM on sunday


what we gon do

  • michael stone says there’s kayak clinics! maybe, unless the leaders go on the tele clinics
    • look for email
  • hannah and michael want to cross country ski up by sugarloaf!
    • would like some experienced folks to go with
  • soren wants to lead a night hike one night! with hannah perhaps!
  • julia might lead a trip, there might be a dialogue trip
  • mo wants to sit in the snow in lieu of hiking
  • macey and emma probably wanna lead a hike sometime


dialogue trips

  • two coc leaders and a trained facilitator lead a hike out to a Maine Huts and Trails hut to have a discussion about the outdoors and another topic – social justice, colby, etc.
  • good food, good huts, good convos
  • “would recommend” – sam
  • “sometimes you end up in the middle of a lake” – julia


primitive skills thing

  • this is a thing, potentially
  • there is a cost, potentially
  • fires, shelters, eating stuff, tracking, what have you
  • interest form is out there currently
  • sign ups later this week if it will actually happen



  • julia’s doppelganger?
  • unanimous yes
  • wow
  • JULIA???

anna thing

  • wanna know how to do the reimbursement forms?
  • wanna drive for the coc form?
  • talk to anna caughron after the meeting / in general


design contest

  • submit your t shirt design!
  • submissions due the friday before doghead! (the 16th of march)




  • thursday nights, there shall be gear activities (labels! fixing! cookies!)


  • third winter katahdin!
  • march 17th and 18th! also doghead
  • there will be goldfish
  • EVERYONE should sign up
  • email will be out soon! (lottery style again)


  • super tentative coc sleepover!
  • no windows so you can’t tell what time it is!

cabin and sugaring both absent

all camden comrades absent

and so concludes this week’s serving.  this post constitutes 100% of the weekly recommended minute value for the average person’s diet.

as you were,


hello and welcome to another edition of soren’s finest™ minutes, hot off the press.  GAZE upon the finely crafted words.  ADMIRE the courageous endeavors of colby’s most daring outdoorspeople.  DARE to push the limits of what we call the ~outside~


what we done did

  • cam snowshoed up bradbury mountain, fun was had
  • chloe and hannah went skiing in canada, it was pretty fun, kinda icy, very canadian
  • wavus people went cross country skiing, also camped in eustis, also went to french mountain, which was lovely
  • soren and kaitlin went up round top, the top was indeed round


what we gonna do

  • soren wants to do something at night
  • max wants to lead a short or not short trip on sunday
  • kayak clinics are a thing once more
    • in the pool at the ac
    • beginners to experts!
  • ryan and lisa are leading a second tele clinic in two weeks’ time
  • michael wants to lead something saturday, pls talk to michael
  • hannah might lead a dialogue trip this weekend with dwayne
    • what a good segue


dialogue trips

  • looking for leaders! and facilitators!
  • like a normal trip but there’s a specific topic (dialogue)
  • if you’re interested, come talk to k council so we can help arrange things
  • past topics: gender roles, accessibility in the outdoors, first gen at colby and the outdoors


selling stuff

  • tryna get rid of some old t shirts, though they’re pretty spiffy
  • tabling in spa monday through friday from 11 to 2
  • let anna know if you wanna table! or else just sign up in the spreadsheet that she sent out



  • shuffle 13
  • shimmy 12
  • you folks were close but ended up disappointing me




  • two more wfa certifications coming up in april!
  • also if you recently became a trip leader, please send in a blurb about yourself and a pic of yourself in the outdoors so we can stick ya on the website
    • except you emma, we got your stuff, we’re just being slow about it


  • this thursday, SPACECOC
  • collaborative clinic between space club and the coc
  • constellation ID
  • cookies and hot chocolate plus a trip to the observatory!
  • wowee





  • trees are tapped!
  • if you wanna help collect sap then talk to martin or sign up on the spreadsheet he sent out

that will be all.  back to your regularly scheduled homework.  run along now.


hello hello hello

welcome back to another episode of your favorite daytime soap

follow along as this lovable cast does generally lovable things


things we done did!

  • Addie is a national-sorta toboggan champion, she screamed a lot.
  • Anna went snowshoeing with others to Mt. Phillips. Butt rock pristine.
  • Michael did the snowshoeing obstacle course. Grace helped out.
  • James went to the crockers. He says it was fun. (editors note: really, james?)
  • Hannah went to messalonskee stream trails.
  • Cal went to quarry
  • Megan and Dominick went to Harpswell, she ripped her pants but was wearing two.
    • also macey was there
  • hannah and chloe got lost at sugarloaf


things we gon do!

  • michael stone wants to go xc skiing up by sugarloaf! @maxwell
  • max wants to go up pleasant mtn on sunday
  • soren wants to do something (wiffleball?)
  • hannah wants to go ice skating if the pond’s still skateable
  • sj and james are planning a hike somewhere    saddleback? sunday river whitecap? no one knows
  • tele outings? ask ryan! there’s prob gonna be another



  • sign ups are out
  • sign up
  • soren did
  • trip is the 24th and 25th of febby feb february
  • sign ups close wednesday


dialogue trips

  • if you’re interested in leading / facilitating, sign up in the sign up form that went out earlier
  • leading means leading, facilitating means getting the conversation going
  • if you didn’t get the email / deleted it / deleted your email account, talk to anna!


selling stuff

  • next week (not this coming week, next week)
  • selling t shirts in the spa
  • we would like some money
  • ALSO t shirt design contest soon


  • taylor ham or pork roll
  • taylor ham 21    !!!
  • pork roll 13
  • praise be you guys chose the right answer
  • if you don’t know what either of these options are / aren’t from new jersey, LOOK NO FURTHER



  • gear
    • thanks for the help peeps, we got stuff done
    • want to get stuff done? come by mondays or thursdays
    • there might be puzzles
    • leading spring break trips?  look for an email from gear committee
  • trips
    • uhh
    • winter katahdin i guess
  • events
    • thanks to y’all who helped with the winter olympics stuff
    • new member! hannah smith-erb
    • banff film festival sadly did not happen
    • this wednesday – WHITTLING RETURNS
    • no new wood, but we have old wood and soap and knives and gouges
    • next sunday, wavus is coming by looking for souls to employ
  • sugaring
    • want to join sugaring? email martin!
    • talk to martin
    • he’s cool
  • cabin
    • cabin is not plowed
    • cabin is not reachable
    • cabin is not usable unless you’re getting dropped off or something contrived like that
  • camden comrades
    • all of them are absent


hot seat

  • what
  • crumple
  • museum first floor
  • mauve (spelling?)
  • jam
  • oh crap 17
  • butterfly with a wing on each side
  • 19
  • no

and thus concludes this week’s gripping action

tune in next week to see where our heroes go next! (hint: it’s mostly outside)

toodley doodley,


After an excruciatingly long break, the long-awaited return of Sexcretary Krumholz is already here, if only for one week. So it’s time to dust off those reading glasses, polish those reading chairs, and get ready for a doozy. The following are the mostly-true, probably-unadulterated goings-on of the Outing Club this past week.


What we definitely did:

  • Dom ‘More or’ Leskiw (and others) watched the sunrise Friday morning then ate one pancake. For those wondering, the pancake was larger than his face (an above-average 13 face units)
  • Taryn ‘Go’ Waite went skiing on Friday – it was fun
  • Michael ‘Definitely not Cosmo’ Kramer and Macey ‘Smallfire’ Broadwater led a trip to Megunticook – Macey said it was “wonderful, spectacular, cemetery, fruitful”
  • Luke ‘PB and’ Kelly and Sam ‘Falls Into’ Wells and Henry ‘The’ Doud and others (including me!) went to Bald Mtn, yet (unexpectedly but thankfully) did not become bald
  • Max ‘Honest’ Abramson went XC skiing at Quarry Road on Monday – no one asked him a follow up question
  • People played with glow sticks on Monday! Bentley ‘Tippy’ Meyer did not fall over, which I for one don’t believe
  • Charlie ‘Corn on the’ Cobb went XC skiing all day every day, which seems a little extreme (XCtreme?) in my opinion
  • Dom ‘Nickname Already Established’ Leskiw and Macey ‘Ditto’ and others went sledding on Friday – Dom almost hit a tree accidentally, did hit his roommate on purpose
  • Max went to foss and danced in contra style

What we probably will do:

  • Max wants to lead a cross country skiing clinic sometime this week (preferably Tuesday)
  • The Colby Garden is hiring student workers – ask Nick Pattison (nmpattis@colby.edu) about it!
  • Soren probably wants to lead two trips per weekend for the rest of the semester – he wasn’t at the meeting but it seems likely

Wilderness First Responder:

  • If you’re interested in the Wilderness First Responder course taking place over Jan Plan Break, get in contact with Max Abramson (mrabra20@colby.edu) immediately!

Tele Clinic:

  • Ryan is running another tele skiing clinic; keep an eye out for sign ups

Winter Katahdin:

  • There will be another Winter Katahdin trip in February on the 24th and 25th! Keep an eye out for sign ups going out soon.

Question of the Week:

  • Fruit at bottom – 9
  • Flavoring – 6

Bigelow Buddzz

  • trips
    • Spring LTT(s)(?)
  • gear
    • Tell us (coc-gear@colby.edu) if you know where to get good cheap snow pants!
    • Skates have been sharpened!
  • conservation
    • We’ll be sending people to the MYTAC trailwork summit in March; if you’re interested, reach out to srwell20@colby.edu and/or awvand20@colby.edu for more info

Hot Seat

  • Macey became a leader!


Well, that’s all from me. Hope you have a wonderfully cold Jan Plan Break, and may you stare at the sun a lot but not for a dangerous amount of time.

Signing off,


Jan Plan is in full swing and so are various things performed out of doors!  People with waxed bits of wood strapped to their feet!  People with claws strapped to their feet!  People with spikes strapped to their feet!  People with feet!  Read about em here!


Also I have decided to flee the cold and go to Bermuda for a spell so adios until the spring semester


what we done did

  • dom watched the sun rise at a beach, “it was lovely”
  • michael stone did the thing where he went down the mountain on friday with the colby learn-to-ski program
  • michael kramer also tried to do that thing but couldn’t
  • nat tried to do that thing twice, succeeded once
  • ben went up french with some people known to sam (ie, sam)  good views were had
  • taryn and max and soren tried to do mt. madison but it was windy so they didn’t
  • brittany went skating on johnson pond! even the snowy section like the intrepid explorers they are
  • max went cross country skating and the lifts were closed but it didn’t matter
  • grace went sledding on that one hill with the chapel
  • soren and taryn and macey and jimmy went up old speck and the fire tower was scary

what we gon do

  • julia’s annual french sunrise with early bird breakfast (paid for) on friday morning, leaving around 6 am
  • max wants to lead a xc ski clinic on saturday, looking for co lead (sam?), doesn’t need to teach
  • michael kramer wants to snowshoe some sort of mountain on saturday, looking for a co lead
  • sam wants to lead a trip up bald mtn with sam wells on sunday ~~~4 miles near rangeley
  • michael stone still wants to play wiffle ball!


  • sign ups are still somehow open!
  • feb 2nd through 5th & april 3rd
  • all that jazz about substituting for wfa

tele clinic

  • wolfdog is leading a tele ski clinic on wednesday, 3pm to 9pm, dinner provided
  • must be able to ski parallel downhill and stop safely
  • lottery is tomorrow (1/22) so sign up asap

winter katahdin

  • first one is set, next weekend
  • second one in february, sign ups after jan plan


  • is harry potter a documentary or merely based on true events?
  • documentary – 8
  • true events (all the others) (which was like 13)
  • both michaels had their eyes open, for the record

night of 1000 glow sticks

  • tomorrow!
  • roughly 1000 glow sticks
  • super fun
  • snowshoeing, sledding, skating
  • 7-9 pm, meet in the coc, get lit, get gear
  • if you wanna help out, sign up on the spreadsheet


  • events
    • movie night? probably? maybe tuesday.
    • movie tbd
    • contra dance is this coming saturday, evening ish? 7 pm! look for an email
    • “no creativity necessary”
  • trips
    • “talk to us, we’re lonely”
  • gear
    • yeah
    • wanna help with gear? come by during office hours on thursday nights! or any weeknight but friday!
    • 1,000 pieces of gear have been checked out this year!
  • cabin
    • in sri lanka
    • not plowed
  • sugaring
    • in hibernation

hot seat

  • uhh that one
  • jim
  • he would eat bentley
  • ally russell?
  • allergic to cottage cheese
  • crumple
  • frisbee
  • you can find out later
  • touche
  • spa
  • pink
  • magenta
  • not gonna answer


and thus concludes my final minutes of jan plan.  also for the record the people here think 65 is cold so chew on that for a while.



soren flyin