Break Expeditions, upcoming courses, and Brooker Housing

Introduction to Backcountry Navigation
Backcountry navigation is an essential skill if you plan to travel off trail, or in winter, when trails are often difficult to find and follow. Learn the fundamentals of topographical map and compass work in this course. Sessions 1 & 2 will be class-room based and provide an introduction to topographical maps and compass use. Session 3 will take the form of a day hike during which we’ll integrate and apply the material from Sessions 1 and 2. Dates: Session 1 & 2- 11/29 and 12/1, 4:00-6:00pm. Session 3: Saturday, 12/3, all day.

Feb Break Dog Sledding Expedition in Western Maine
Join MOP for a canine-powered backcountry journey in Western Maine. There is no better way to explore this winter wonderland than by dog sled! Participants will learn the skills necessary to mush, ski, and camp in the mountains of New England in winter. No experience required.

Spring Break Rock Climbing in Red Rocks
The towering sandstone canyons of Nevada’s Red Rocks National Conservation Area are among the world’s finest climbing destinations. Climbers of all ability levels are welcome to join MOP as we explore this amazing vertical landscape. Routes of all lengths and grades abound, and a dose of desert sun is always welcome after a long Vermont winter!

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Brooker Housing
Looking for a place to live this spring? Apply to live in Brooker, the outdoor interest and have a unique living experience. There are two cozy fire places, a full kitchen, nice study spaces, and great singles and doubles available. We value the outdoors, music, cooking, good conversation, and good times (as well a house maple syrup and good coffee). Email if you are interested.