Trip Suggestions

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Click here for hike suggestions near the Loj!

Hikes to huts are one option:
Lonesome Lake Hut – Map
Zealand Falls Hut – Map
Greenleaf Hut – Map
Galehead Hut – Map
Mizpah Spring Hut – Map
Lake of the Clouds Hut – Map
Madison Spring Hut – Map
Carter Notch Hut – Map

Some shorter hikes which are close to the Loj:
Pemi Trail – Map
Bald Mountain and Artist’s Bluff – Map
Mount Pemigewasset – Map
Cloudland Falls – Map

XC Skiing

The links below contain brief descriptions of and directions to the trails. Be advised that these ratings are based on USFS judgement and one should always check trail conditions, weather, and use good judgement before heading out.For novice skiers:
Flat Iron
Lower Nanamocomuck Trail For intermediate and advanced skiers:
Tritown Trail 
Old Waterville Road Trail 
Yellow Jacket
Smarts Brook Trail 
Spruce GooseFor novice AND intermediate/advanced skiers:
Lafayette Trails
Beaver Brook Trails
Upper Nanamocomuck Trail 
Greeley Ponds Trail

Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding

There are numerous places to ski and/or snowboard in NH depending on how far you want to drive, what kind of skiing you want, and how much you want to pay. College student weekend full day prices listed below.
Closer to the Loj (<1 hour):
Cannon Mountain ($61)
Loon Mountain  ($83, early season $59. I think a student discount exists but is not listed on the website)
Waterville Valley ($65)
Bretton Woods ($85, early season $59)
Further from the Loj (>1 hour):
Attitash ($75, early season $49)
Black Mountain  ($38)
Wildcat Mountain ($75, early season $49)
Mount Sunapee ($79)
Other mountains/resorts, along with more information on those listed above can be found here.


Hey all you primates, here is how to get your climb on!

Upcoming Trips & Clinics are posted on the TMC Trips Page!

Belay Clinics: New to climbing? We run belay clinics for folks new to climbing. Belay clinics are free and generally are held on campus.

Van Rides to Metrorock: the van leaves from the campus center at all hours of the day.  Make sure you check the Trips Page to see when the next available trip is; please be there 5 – 10 minutes early. There are generally upperclassmen going as well. They should also post their rides on the trips page! NEVER GO ANLONE cuz people always want to climb!

TMC Climbing Trips: We LOVE climbing outside! Watch out for these in the TMC Weekly on the Trips Page. BOTH ROCK AND ICE CLIMBING. When you see one go up, contact the Trip Leader ASAP to snag a spot.

(PS Auburn Ice Canyon is less than an hour away)


Questions? Suggestions? Please contact our Climbing Director, Jason.

Whitewater Kayaking

Emily Ruff, A’11 playing on a wave on the Pemi @ Bristol
Welcome to whitewater kayaking! This is a seriously fun sport, and we’d love to get you out on the water with us. If you’ve never been, you need to first get on a basic skills trip. The first step is to learn the basics at Mystic Lakes, second to get some ferrying practice in on a trip to Cohasset, and third to get out there as much as you can! We also run river trips on the weekends, often in cahoots with the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). River trips vary in difficulty and require prior experience (which you could get from practicing down at Cohasset on our basic skills trips, or on a Beginner Instructional weekend trip).
How to get on a trip: we post trips in the TMC Weekly each week, along with contact info for trip leaders. You should email the trip leader asap to confirm a spot on a trip. We also post these trips to the TMC Website’s Trip Page.
TMC Kayaking Gear: TMC has 4 full sets of kayaking gear which are available for free to TMC members (boat+skirt+paddle+helmet+pfd+float bags+drytop+wetsuit). Gear is located in the TMC gear room at 17 Chetwynd. Contact the Gear Director to coordinate gear pick-up & drop off.
Transportation: We like to use the TMC Trips Van (“Dr. Doom”, equipped with roof racks) to make our trips happen. If you’re leading a trip, you need to get your van certification in order so that you can reserve the van online for your trip.
Generally, you’ll meet at the TMC Gear Room, help your trip leader load up the van, get out on your trip, and return in time to help put all of the gear you used back in the gear room!
Basic Skills Trips @ Mystic Lakes – about a 10 minute drive from campus. You’ll learn the basics: wet exits, paddle strokes, edging. The more time you spend on the water, the better & more comfortable you’ll become. Get on as many of these trips as you can, just to spend more time in a boat! Whenever we have interest & qualified leaders, we can work on rolling during these times as well.
Intro to Whitewater Trips @ Cohasset – About 1 hr from campus. There’s a great class II tidal rapid forms when the tide comes in through a channel into a marsh… there’s a great standing wave for more experienced boaters to play on, and plenty of space for new boaters to learn about & practice ferrying, eddy turns, etc.
River Trips
We’re typically running rivers on the weekends. Trips vary in difficulty (~class II thru IV), as well as location. Watch the TMC Website’s Trip Page and the Weekly for info on upcoming trips!
Questions? Comments? Contact our Aqua Director