Outing Club
at the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center

Surfers paint at Popham, Hikers explore the Mountains of Maine, and Fall LT begins

Story posted September 23, 2009

BOC Blog Staff writer: Tina Curtin

Immediately after being released from classes on Friday morning, eager BOCers temporarily abandoned stressful academic pursuits for the serenity of the great outdoors.  A group of students headed to Popham Beach for a “tropical infused” surf trip, and spent their first gloriously free afternoon of the week surfing, relaxing, and painting a colorful mural that will soon adorn the walls of the SOLC.

On Saturday, several hiking trips ventured out into the Maine wilderness.  Destinations included Tumbledown Mountain and Mount Katahdin.  It was a blustery day, and strong winds prevented those scaling Maine’s highest peak from ascending above the tree line.  Nevertheless, these intrepid hikers had an enjoyable trip to Baxter State Park . 

Fall LT commenced on Sunday morning with a sea kayaking trip in the Casco Bay region.  The group of future BOC leaders quickly became acquainted with one another as they learned skills ranging from the extraordinarily basic (how to actually get oneself into a sea kayak), to the somewhat less basic (self rescues).  A day hike to the White Mountains of New Hampshire rounded out the BOC’s repertoire this Sunday, and proved to be a satisfying end to another weekend at Bowdoin.