The COC vs. the Goliath of Burnt Mountain (hint: the COC wins)

Trip Date: March 7, 2015 Trip Location: Burnt Mountain: Carrabassett Valley, Maine Trip Type: Snowshoeing Trip Difficulty: 3.1 There we were, facing the goliath of rock that stood unmoving, unfaltering, unyielding to any force of nature. Burnt Mountain. The beast. The ice monster. The challenge. We were going to climb it and conquer it. Nothing...

We Laugh in the Face of Wind

It may be cold and windy, and we may have had to postpone to next Sunday the planned trip to the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town, but some of us still wanted to be outside. So Sunday morning, at 11 AM, Anna, Lydia, and Gregory strapped snowshoes to our feet and headed into the...

Trails, Birds, and Snowshoes, oh my!

Location: Oakland, ME Date: January 25, 2015 Trip Difficulty (1-5): 1.3 Trip Length: Half-day trip   On the bright, sunny morning of January 25, six enterprising Colby students embarked on a casual jaunt along the Messalonskee Stream Trail toward Oakland in search of an amazing brunch. We enjoyed snowshoeing at a leisurely pace through the...

Camden Hills Yeti Expedition

Location: Camden Date: January 17, 2015 Trip Difficulty (1-5): 2 Trip Length: Day trip   This Saturday a brave troop of Colby students journeyed to the deepest depths of the Camden Hills in search of the monstrous and mysterious yeti. We are proud to say that not a single explorer was lost along the way...