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College/Environmental Studies 220, the Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondacks, classes at Camp Wenonah.
ENV. Studies Class Visits Adirondacks

The College/Environmental Studies 220 classes, taught by Onno Oerlemans and Robin Kinnel, made their annual trek into the Adirondacks on Sept. 24 - 25 to see firsthand some of what they’ve been studying and to experience some of the beauty of the area.   More ...

The Phelps Mountain climbers.
And Then There Were Five

More than 125 Hamilton students took to the High Peaks of the Adirondacks on Sept. 24 and 25 for the Outing Club’s (HOC) annual 46 Peaks Weekend. Beautiful weather and fall foliage made for a memorable trip, but ultimately logistical complications and strenuous trails resulted in five peaks going unsummited.  More ...

Hamilton Reclaims Long Lake Regatta Cup

Eight paddlers from Hamilton College’s Marathon Canoe Racing team took part in the annual Long Lake Long Boat Regatta on Sept. 24.  The team reclaimed the cup this year, prevailing over reigning champions from Paul Smith’s College by a narrow 5-second margin.   More ...

Local Farm Crawl Launches Adirondack Program

Students in the Hamilton Adirondack Program wasted no time making local connections upon arriving at their home for the semester, the Mountain House in Keene, N.Y. One whirlwind Friday, students rose just after dawn and spent the day visiting farms near the program site.  More ...

The Todd D. Moore
24 Participate in Grueling 90-Miler Canoe Race

From Sept. 9 to 11, 24 Hamilton students took to the rivers and lakes of the Adirondacks to participate in the 34th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, known also as the “90 Miler.” Winding from the start line on the lakes of the Fulton Chain in Old Forge through to the finish on Lake Flower in downtown Saranac Lake, this grueling course pits paddlers against headwinds, narrow river channels, and more than 5.5 miles of portages (known in the Adirondacks as “carries”) where racers must lift their boats out of the water and carry them anywhere from 30 ft. to 1.25 miles before reaching the next body of water.  More ...

Adirondacks Regions Map
Two Students Win Adirondack Council Writing Contest

Two Hamilton College students won first and second prize in the Wilderness Writing Contest sponsored by the Adirondack Council this spring.  They were selected based on letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in which they expressed reasons why the state should expand the High Peaks Wilderness Area.   More ...

Peter Bauer speaks at Hamilton.
Peter Bauer: Forever Wild Under Assault

Peter Bauer, executive director of Protect the Adirondacks!, visited Hamilton on Nov. 18 to deliver a lecture on “The Adirondack Park in The Andrew Cuomo Years: Forever Wild Under Assault.”  More ...

Executive Director at Protect the Adirondacks to Lecture

Peter Bauer, executive director of Protect the Adirondacks, will present a lecture titled “The Adirondack Park in The Andrew Cuomo Years: Forever Wild under Assault” on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

No Sitting Still For HOC Members on Fall Break

Fall Break gave the leaders and members of the Hamilton Outing Club a spectacular opportunity to get out and enjoy many different beautiful wilderness areas and outdoor activities. The four-day vacation (Oct. 14-18) saw trips go as far as Virginia’s Shenandoah Mountains and Maine’s Casco Bay, taking advantage of all that the East Coast has to offer in the way of outdoors activities.  More ...

HOC leaders have a lesson on topo maps at the Glen House.
Outing Club Gears Up With New Leader Training

Over the past month the officers and experienced leaders of the Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) have taken on the task of giving 35 new leaders the training that they need to lead trips for HOC. Student leaders are the heart of HOC and are responsible for leading almost all of the trips that go out during the school year -- ranging from easy day hikes in the Adirondacks to longer trips further afield during breaks.  More ...

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