I spy J walking over by the green

Just kidding, I know our trippees are all wonderful, law-abiding citizens. 

But enough of the bad puns. Today marks the arrival of our tenth and final section of 2015 First-Year Trips. And in true Trips fashion, I had no internet or cell service all day long, hence the slightly delayed post. 

Today’s photo updates come with major thanks to our support crew members, since they passed these sweet shots of trippees and volunteers along to me. Enjoy!
A sailing trip enjoys beautiful weather at Mascoma Lake:

  

Trippees bagging peaks. All day, every day. 

  

H trippees you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind

H trippees! H, H, H trippees!

Section H arrives today after our second break day here in Hanover, and while we’re super duper stoked to have them here, Section H also means that there are only 2 more sections of trippees after this. We’re still excited- there are so many beautiful trippees we still get to meet and welcome to campus!

Photo updates of recent Trips adventures below. 
 

A Climb & Hike trip sets up dinner at their campsite:

 
Trippees and leaders gather in Leverone Field House. Every first-year trip spends the first night of their trip in Leverone:

  
 

Trip leaders go through their refresher training the day before meeting their trippees:

 

F-ective today, we’re halfway through

Section F trippees are arriving right now, and while seeing them here brightens all of our days, it’s also a reminder that we are on the second half of our program! Fortunately, I don’t know about you, but I’m a glass half full kind of person, so I’m still super pumped about all the trippees still to come! Photo updates from the past few days below. 
Some things never change. Doing the Salty Dog Rag on the lawn of Robinson Hall:

 
Trip leaders show off their newly-stuffed med kits:

 

A large banner at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge invites students to join in on the festivities:

 

We’re E-gerly awaiting your arrival

Section E, we can’t wait to have you on campus today! We are also super pumped to welcome Section B back from the Lodge. Picture updates below!

Here at DOC Trips, we loooooooove us some Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese (even when it’s blurry):

 

Trippees enjoy games on the Leech Field at the Lodge as the sun sets:

 
Section B shows off their dance moves after returning from their trips:

  

I’m in D-nial

Section D arrived today and I can’t believe we’re already on our fourth section of first-year students! Now that our first section of trippees has returned from their five days in the wilderness, Trips is really in full swing. 

Last night, I was fortunate enough to spend some time at the magical Moosilauke Ravine Lodge with a group of trippees. Below, check out some photo updates from the Lodge during this year’s Trips. 

Morning massage circle on the Leech Field at the Lodge: 


Trippees and leaders enjoy contra dancing after Lodge dinner:

 

A big lone pine flag welcomes trippees and volunteers to the Lodge:

  

No new trippees today…

Sad day. We sent Section C on their merry way out into the wilderness, but we won’t have more trippees here in Hanover until tomorrow when Section D arrives.

Fortunately, today there are trippees at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge! Section A will be enjoying some Salty Dog Ragging, contra dancing, storytelling, and delicious dinner tonight, and I’ll report back with pictures from that shebang tomorrow.

Trippees of yore on the Leech Field at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge.
Trippees of yore on the Leech Field at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge.

Can you B-lieve it?!

SECTION B GETS HERE TODAY! And I’m just as excited as I was for Section A! 

Trippees, some things for you to look forward to:

1) Leaders! Your leaders love you so much, I think they might have written a song about it…

 
2) Safety! Safety is so important. That’s why our safety master Ian sent me this picture of a bunch of pills. Gotta keep all our trippees and volunteers safe on their trips!

  

3) Not having your phone! Because if you don’t have your phone, you can’t leave it behind on an island, and you also can’t be sad about leaving your phone on an island, like our trip leader trainer Tim was last night: 

  
4) Did I mention trip leaders? Because they are seriously excited to meet you. So excited they’re dancing. Because they can’t wait to meet you. 

  

See you soon, Section B!