Although my classes have been keeping me crazy busy, I took some time last weekend to go hiking with two of my roommates, Lauren and Cara. We signed up through the Wilderness Program, a group on campus that trains interested students to be wilderness leaders. All students can then sign up to go hiking, learn how to kayak, ski, or do other fun outdoor activities. Usually a day hike costs about $5 and extended trainings or overnight hikes cost around $15.
We met our wilderness leaders at 8:00am then drove for about a half hour to the mountain. The climb entire climb and descent took a few hours and we also hung out at the summit for about a half hour. We ended up coming home at around 3:00pm.
It was a great way to hang out with my roommates and it was amazing to get outside for the day. It was also really cool to meet some new people. I'm hoping to sign up for another hike soon and I definitely recommend getting involved in the wilderness program!
If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email! Also, for all prospective students, we'll be having a Knightchat this Thursday at 7:30pm. It's a great place to ask any questions and to hear about a student's experience at Saint Mike's. Hope to see you there!