done

*Alexis went to Mt Phillip with the photography club!

*Molly went to Sander’s Hill and it was beautiful.

*James had his first Woodsmen meet on Saturday and it was really fun!

*Jack spent a lot of time outside in the arb to enjoy the beautiful weather.

-Jack also went for a run and saw lots of free sports equipment on the side of the road.

*Margaret sat outside and did homework!

 

going to do

*LTT this weekend

-most of our leaders will be going on that, so we may not have any other trips going out this weekend.

 

big buds

 

events:

*Knitting nights on Thursday 7-8

*Whittling on Wednesday 7-8

 

gear:

*Kayla stuffed a ton of sleeping bags, THANK YOU!

*let us know if you want some type of gear that we don’t have, we will buy it!

 

Trips:

*LTT this weekend, fill out the form if you want to sign up!

*SHOC and COC meditation trip will be happening this friday, with advance warning and planning.

 

cabin:

*absent, no news to report

 

sugaring:

*absent, no news to report

 

dei:

*absent, no news to report

 

poll?

Crunchy or creamy sunbutter?

Crunchy: 2

Creamy: 4

 


What we done did:

  • Lacey went on a fun little adventure on Friday with Taryn and a lot of people from the Bridge. They made terrariums with dirt and mushrooms from collected items on Runnals Hill.
  • James climbed Mt. Abraham after trying the weekend before, it was winter on the top!
  • Bentley played in a frisbee scrimmage, and the full team was there (wearing masks).
  • Molly went for a run this afternoon, and it was quite pleasant. 
  • Lots of people went to the fun run and Taryn was there tabling and selling shirts for mutual aid.

 

What we gonna do:

  • Taryn was talking to Aidan because she needs a co-lead, so keep your eye peeled for potential trips!
  • Photography club collaboration?
  • SHOC destressing arb walk.
  • New meeting time, we will send out a poll! (Potentially Thursday evening)

 

Big buds:

Gear: 

  • Margaret is here!
  • We need hangers to hang all of our gear.
  • Some gear repair nights are in our future!

Events:

  • Lacey is here!
  • SHOC and photography club trips!
  • Thanksgiving Cabin dock take out
    • The last weekend before we go back home!
  • Harvard Outing Club speaker
    • We will get you details when we hear more.
  • Movie Night!

 

Trips:

  • Absent
  • LTT official sign-ups will go out this week!
    • The trip will be the weekend of November 13-15th!

DEI:

  • Absent
  • We are working on leading trips with SHOC and photography club! 

Sugaring:

  • Absent
  • It will start in the spring!

Cabin:

  • Absent
  • THE CABIN IS CLOSED!

OTHER:

The COC can supply discount codes to those who request them, but codes must be redeemed before November 16. Here you can find info on college pricing. To request a code, please fill out this form. Once you have a code, you can purchase a pass on the Ikon website.

 

Please feel free to reach out with any questions! Remember, discount codes expire after November 16, and it may take up to a day for us to get a code to you.

 

Poll:

Do you have a poll question in your head right now?

 

Yes: 2

NO: 4

 


What we done did:

  • Lacey went to Hill house with her woody plants class and pulled out lots of invasive species!
  • Alexis and Joseph did French on Friday and made ramen with some ASA (Asian Student Association) friends.
  • Molly went for a run and saw the sunset!
  • Grace went to goat yoga (at a farm near portland, ME)
  • Jack brought some wood to the COC cabin!

 

What we gonna do:

  • Take the dock out at the COC cabin (the last weekend before we go home, more information to come out soon).
  • Bentley may be interested in leading a hike this weekend!
    • Megan and Bentley costume hike 3.0
      • Blue Moon
  • Photography Club collaboration 11/7, leaders please let us know if you are interested!
  • Fun run 10/31 from 12-4pm
  • I-club hikes need some leaders
  • Muslim Society sunset on French Mountain  hike on Friday with Joseph and Alexis!
  • Bridge hike this Friday, sign-ups go through the bridge mentorship program.

 

Hunting Season for adults and guns opens on the 24th! Wear BRIGHT ORANGE or BRIGHT PINK.

 

Big Buds:

Trips:

  • Both Present
    • COC Environmental Humanities collaboration (Rachel Carson nature preserve)
      • Art or journaling or tote bags or whatever else can be funded by SAB of EH 
      • Planned for the weekend after Halloween!
  • LTT training
    • This will occur the weekend of November 13-15!
    • There will be an interest form sent out this week, and see what people are excited about!
  • Leader Profile updates
    • We will look into it, but for the most part leaders in training become leaders!

Cabin:

  • NO, don’t go there, it’s still closed!

DEI:

  • So many collaborations are happening
    • Check them out!

Events:

  • Both Abby and Lacey are present <3
  • All things have been covered above!
  • Whittling Wednesdays, come whittle 7-8 pm
  • Friendship Bracelets/return of Knitting nights! Thursday from 7-8 pm (in the COC office)

Gear:

    • Please return your gear!
    • The ice skates have been moved to the AC, you can rent them there, but return them to us if you already have them in your possession!
    • The gear room is clean (but empty) we are working on cleaning gear and re-organizing.

 

  • The COC office will eventually be getting cleaned out, hopefully we will be able to have a meeting there next week.

 

 

Poll: Have you voted? 

Yes: almost everyone!

No: 1, they will be going to vote soon!

 


What we done did:

  • Bentley and his roommates played paintball on Runnals today!
  • Taryn went for a walk to the two cent bridge and looked at the Kennebec River.
  • Megan and her roommate went to Saddleback and Burnt Mountain and saw a bunch of wind turbines.
  • Taryn went to Old Speck on Monday of fall break and went up the fire tower and met some more aggressive grey jays.
  • Lacey and Abby led a scavenger hunt on Monday of fall break, but the path had been disrupted in the arb so they had to make some adjustments.
    • They had 6 groups join them!
  • Grace led a trip to Saddleback and hiked 15 miles, it was soooo fun!
    • Blood and Sweat but no tears
  • Bentley led a trip to Beech Hill preserve, it was a lovely preserve that looks out over Camden and Penobscot bay 
    • Check out the poll for a picture and a question about the stone hut!
  • Taryn and Alexis went to Moxie Falls on Tuesday, it was a great day.
  • Megan went to Ragged Mountain over fall break and it rained the whole time, so they couldn’t go out on the breakwater, but they had lots of fun!

What we gonna do:

  • Taryn would like to do a french mountain trip this weekend!
  • Lots of collaboration trips will be coming up, so check the weekly emails!
    • This saturday there is a trip going out with ASA!

 

Hunting Season for adults and guns opens on the 24th! Wear BRIGHT ORANGE or BRIGHT PINK.

 

Big Buds:

Trips:

  • COC Environmental Humanities collaboration (Rachel Carson nature preserve)
    • Art or journaling or tote bags or whatever else can be funded by SAB of EH 
  • LTT training
    • Shadow a trip, by reaching out to the trip leaders and then they will walk you through the process to lead a trip!

Cabin:

  • NO, don’t go there, it’s still closed!

DEI:

  • Great bigelow buddy, but she can’t make it to our meetings, check out the events section for more information!

Events/DEI:

  • Both Abby and Lacey are present <3
  • COC-o-ween, maybe an arb walk with costumes?
  • Friday the 30th there will be a bridge walk for the Bridge mentorship program and then they will be making terrariums together, so FUN!
  • Muslim society sunset and french hike!
  • Photography club? Maybe joining the Bridge hike?
  • SHOC is gonna do a hike/meditation in the arb the week of elections!
  • Fun run ***10/31/20*** (new date)
    • COC tis tabling from 12-4 pm
  • Whittling Wednesdays, come whittle
  • Friendship Bracelets/return of Knitting nights! (in the COC office)

Gear:

  • Please return your gear!
  • The ice skates have been moved to the AC, you can rent them there, but return them to us if you already have them in your possession!
  • The gear room is clean (but empty) we are working on cleaning gear and re-organizing.
  • If you don’t return your gear expect emails from coc-gear@colby.edu to reach out and ask you to return the gear!

 

Poll: At the top of the Beech Hill Preserve, there is the Beach nut stone hut, 

What was it the home to (picture for reference)?

 

Woodland gnomes: 3

WWI woodland spy outpost: 2

BOTH: 5

 


What we done did:

  • Lacey went on an adventure with a group of 10 people from the swim team and they went to THE Mountain and she went apple picking.
  • Bentley went up Mt. Blue and only got lost on the road a couple times and did a corn maze!
  • Taryn went to the beach and there was a single seal, dogs and horses!
  • Abby partook in the casting clinic and there were lots of people and she learned to cast the fishing pole! Abby also bopped around Acadia and saw Jordan Pond!
  • Molly went to Popham and French and Enterprise.
  • Izzy went fly fishing this morning and it was so fun!
  • Jack went on a hike yesterday with Bentley and Mt. BLue and today he went on a hike with Ming at Mt Megunticook.

 

What we gonna do:

  • Relax, we had a big weekend.

 

Big buds:

Gear: 

  • Absent!
  • The gear room was cleaned out today thanks to Molly, Jack, and James!

Events:

  • BOTH PRESENT <3
  • Scavenger Hunt Monday 1-4pm!

Trips:

  • Jack is Present, Grace is Absent
  • LTTs in the future, so people can become leaders!
    • WFA, WAFA, WFR, WEMT, WALLS so many acronyms and so many different courses, hopefully we will get some sort of first aid training done here this semester!
      • Ryan is getting it all approved this week!
  • There is now a checklist that leaders can refer to before trips and there is a post trip evaluation that you can find here! (please encourage trippers to fill it out.

DEI:

  • Absent
  • We are ~still~ working on making some connections with SHOC, ASA, photography club, bridge. 

Sugaring:

  • Absent
  • we will make maple syrup later in the year!

Cabin:

  • Absent
  • THE CABIN IS CLOSED!

Other things:

 

NO MAN’S LAND FILM FESTIVAL! Friday at 7 pm in ostrove, or online!

 

Poll (from Abby)

Pump or Kin.

Pump: I

Kin: IIIIII

 


What we done did:

  • Lacey (and Abby) went for an adventure in the arb to plot out a scavenger hunt for fall break! 
  • Taryn and Molly and Grace (and Abby and Cheshta) went to Baxter State Park and went to the Brother’s loop. It was a beautiful mossy trail through a cloud. It was a magical time!
  • Bentley went apple picking with his roommates and got a half bushel (72 apples)! 
  • Jack led a trip to Jackson Mountain, it was fun, the perfect temperature!

 

What we gonna do:

  • FALL BREAK TRIPS!
    • The lottery closes tonight at midnight.
    • If you are a driver, please let us know!
  • There will be a meeting next Sunday, please come you will not have anything on Monday, so this is a great opportunity to come see what our meetings look like!

 

Big buds:

Gear: 

  • Fall break rentals is run through the same system
  • Gear is everywhere
  • There will be an event over Fall Break where we work to clean out the gear room!
    • More info TBA
  • Skates will be moved to the AC

Events:

  • Saturday was a stargazing night and 8 people showed up!
  • Fall break scavenger hunt with a food truck and prizes!
    • We need people to stand at some more difficult to navigate places, just so everyone can go around the arb safely!
  • Fly fishing casting clinic Saturday and trip Sunday!
  • No man’s land film festival is happening the Friday after fall break.

Trips:

  • Trips over Fall break, there are lots of them, but we want to collaborate with more people and lead more trips.
  • Leader profiles and website access
    • Ryan can help
  • LTTs in the future, so people can become leaders!
    • WFA, WAFA, WFR, WEMT, WALLS so many acronyms and so many different courses, hopefully we will get some sort of first aid training done here this semester!

DEI:

  • Absent
  • We are working on making some connections with SHOC and ASA. 

Sugaring:

  • Absent, we will make maple syrup later in the year!

Cabin:

  • THE CABIN IS CLOSED!

Other things:

 

****Annie is working on a virtual platform to engage with highschoolers in the outdoors! Photos, Tips, Recipes, she is taking all the suggestions and ideas!!!! This is to start building a relationship so that eventually we can lead trips with the highschoolers!****

 

Instagram: @colbyoutingclub (DM the instagram or submit on the website)

-Grace is submitting some Moss-some photos!

 

Poll (from Max)

If you were to be a gnome what color would your hat/hair be?

Red: 2

Orange: 0

Yellow: 0

Green:4

Blue: 2

Purple: 2

 


What we done did:

  • Lacey was unsuccessful in doing work so she went on a really long walk in the upper arb and ran into a person from Delta ambulance, she also saw a bird attack a chipmunk, on campus!
  • Taryn went on a hike to the Bigelows and it was beautiful, and they had grey jays come really close to them and landed on someone’s tupperware.
  • PSA: Margaret did a woody plants TA session and found some really delicious grapes behind the admissions building (but pay attention to the poison ivy)
  • Lindsey went on a sunrise hike, went for a couple runs, and she also went to the woodsmen bonfire and met some new friends
  • Abby went for a run the other day and scared a bird into a window, but it flew away!
  • Bentley planned on hiking Morse Mountain, but the parking lot was full so he went to Popham Beach
  • Taryn went canoeing for her capstone and it was really windy on Tuesday!
  • Lacey went to a bog on Tuesday for the first time. She had wanted to go to a bog since before coming to colby, but she finally got to go to one! They also got to take their shoes off and walk through the woods.

 

What we gonna do:

  • Margaret wants to go to Moxie Falls over fall break, Taryn wants to go too! (Look for the sign ups the week before fall break)
  • Jack wants to lead a trip this weekend, who wants to lead one with him?
  • Lacey wants to go to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, maybe a painting or journaling trip!

 

BIGELOW BUDDIES

  • Events:
    • Scavenger hunt in the Arb over Fall Break
    • Fly fishing club casting clinic the Friday of fall break
    • Some collaborations in the works (woodsmen, space club, ASA, SHOC)
    • Whittling Wednesdays is from 7-8 pm at the COC office!
    • Friendship bracelets will be made on Miller Steps Thursday with Abby!
    • We would like our instagram to be up and running!
      • DM colby outing club instagram your photos and they will be posted
    • No man’s land film festival will be hosted at Colby on October 16 in Ostrove, but there will be a virtual link for all colby students!
    • Let’s make some posters!
  • GEAR! We now have gear rentals all set up, so you can come check it out! Office Hours are Monday-Thursday 7-8 pm and Fridays 9-9:45 am, fill out the form and let us know what you want when! Also please return your gear as soon as you are done using it!
  • Trips: will go out in the weekly email! 
    • Hopefully we will get some trips out this weekend! (reach out to jack)

*****Leaders please email me by midnight Sunday with your trip description!*****

-also the trip must be posted at 8pm Tuesday night, or I will email you and I will be upset!

-Fall Break trips sign-ups will be a lottery system, stay tuned for more information!

 

  • D&I: we had a meeting and are making some plans!
  • Cabin: absent and the COC cabin remains closed
  • Sugaring: absent!

 

Poll: submitted by Bentley

Crayfish, crawdad, or what?

    • Crawdad: 5
    • Crayfish: 3
    • Other: 0

Welcome to the third outing club meeting, and maybe the last one online!

 

What we done did!

 

*Molly went to french mountain!

*Caroline and Lily and roomates went for a nice walk at Quarry Road

*Lacey went into the Arb, for a woody plants class

*Lacey’s roomates went to Acadia

*Alexis and Bentley went to Megunticook and saw the Atlantic Ocean

*Taryn went up a mountain and collected ants and leaf litter, with the crew that works in Chris Moore’s lab. 

*Cole went stargazing

*Jack went sleeping in a hammock, it was nice and chilly!

*Jackie went on a run and made it around the Pond

 

What we gon do!

*Alexis and DT want to go on a small hike

*Joseph Savage is going to the Bigelows

*Jack is looking for a co-leader

 

GEAR! We now have gear rentals all set up, so you can come check it out! Office Hours are Monday-Thursday 7-8 pm and Fridays 9-9:45 am, fill out the form and let us know what you want when!

 

Trips: will go out in the weekly email! 

 

*****Leaders please email me by midnight Sunday with your trip description!*****

 

Become a Trip Leader:

*shadow a trip!  You can do this at any point in the leader training process, and more information about the LTT will be out soon.

 

No Man’s Land Film Festival! More information to be sent out soon!

 

Whittling Wednesdays! Fill out a form that says you are going and then go Whittle with Joseph!

 

Poll!!

Mamma: 8

Mia: 7

 


What we done did?

 

Bentley went on a hike in the Belgarades

 

DT and Alexis led a trip in the arb, on the yellow trail and then the blue trail! They think people had fun!

 

Lacey went on an arb walk today with Taryn and Joseph, she saw the train tracks.

 

Taryn saw the old and new bridge across the stream, the old one is hard to walk across

 

Molly biked to campus in the wind

 

Taryn went to Tumbledown and swam in the pond and saw a few dogs! 

 

Abby at dinner with her roommates at the head of the falls last night.

 

What we gonna do?

 

~We are cleared for off campus trips, but only day trips~

Fall Break we want so many day trips (2-3 a day) , leaders please lead them!

 

Bentley wants to do Megunticook next week, who wants to co-lead with him?

 

Taryn wants to go to Popham beach, there are probably gonna be dogs

 

Acadia! (we are gonna wait for tourist season to die down a little bit so we are able to stay socially distanced)

 

If you are close to becoming a leader, please let K-Council know, and we will make sure you finish the process

 

Gear

 

We are hoping to have the policy finished and ready for you all within the next couple of weeks, but we are just waiting on approval and cleaning.

 

Bigelow Buddies

 

We still have a few openings for some positions, please submit your platforms for Trips, Events and Outreach, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

 

Trips Bigelow Buddy, must be a trip leader!

DEI, no experience necessary

Events and Outreach, no experience necessary

 

Please send them to (megard22@colby.edu) by Wednesday Night, I go to bed early, so make it before 10 pm!

 

Becoming a Trip leader  (a rough overview)

  1. Anyone can shadow a trip, reach out to leaders! You learn how they prepare and get to go on an awesome trip.
  2. Leader Training Trip:  we are working on a way to get all those skills learned without the classic pre COVID 2 night LTT.
  3. Wilderness First Aid: we are working on figuring out how to get that certification, which is required to become a trip leader.
  4. Co-Lead a trip with an experienced leader
  5. Interview with K-Council, this is really fun just a conversation with Taryn, Bentley, Alexis, or Molly.
  6. Become a Colby Certified Driver, Security has a form and then there is a moodle quiz you have to take and pass. 
  7. Lead Trips

 

Poll:

If you had to hike, not walking on your two legs, what would be your preferred transport method.

 

Slide: IIII/IIII/I

Roll: II

Bearcrawl: IIII/I

 


We talked about the Club in general!

 

This is the Katahdin Council (K-Council):

Bentley and Taryn Co- Presidents

Molly Secretary

Alexis: On Campus treasurer and Secretary 2.0

Alice: off campus treasurer!

 

Events 

Abby (looking for another events co-head)

Weekly meetings [usually sundays at 7, maybe  a little different this year?]

Special Events, examples: COC prom, knitting, Kites on runnals

Trips:

Grace N. (looking for another Trips co-head, but needs to be a COC trip leader)

Signing up

*this happens at 8pm on tuesday nights on the COC calendar

Becoming a Leader (will find out more information soon)

*in the past it has been a weekend trip, but that will look pretty different this year and may be a series of sessions 

On campus trips starting next weekend, off-campus hopefully soon

Gear:

Kayla and Margaret

Borrowing Gear

*this is gonna look different this year, we will send more infor once we hear back from the administration, hopefully soon

What we have

*everything you need to go outside! Boots, Cross country Skis, Stoves, Pots, Tents, Snowshoes, etc.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 

Jordyn (looking for a co-head)

Collaborations with other clubs

*In the past we have done questbridge and SOBLU collaborations, but we would love to do more!

Accessibility (COC and outdoor spaces in general)

Dialogues/speakers/events

*we hope to do more surrounding DEI outdoors!

Sugaring

Grace H.

What is sugaring?

*getting sap and making maple syrup! 

  • We have a Sugar bush on campus in the lower arb!

 

Cabin

Joseph

COC Cabin is closed, please respect that and DO NOT GO there!

 

Updates coming soon, feel free to reach out with questions in the meantime!

 

What we done did:

 

Taryn and her roommates went swimming at quarry road. It was really nice!

 

lily and bentley walked in the upper arb

 

caroline got lost running in the upper arb

 

martha hiked mt washington 

 

So did Margaret and she went to mt zircon! And saw bear poop (scat)

 

skwon played tennis

 

bentley found baby snapping turtles, they were the size of turtles

 

James ran in the arb and swam off a dock!

 

The head of the falls downtown is a nice spot to walk during golden hour or just in general and there is a bridge.

 

Ariana went to yosemite! and there weren’t many people so cool!

 

cole drove here from oregon and stopped in grand tetons and yellowstone

 

Molly and taryn drove in a car from Minnesota to Maine and stopped at 4 gas stations, and camped in Ohio,  that was it, otherwise they were in the car.

 

What should we name our house plant?

Josephine- 13

Roberto-10