By Adam Carranza
The Montgomery College (MC) Adventure Club has been active through the 2014-2015 school year and plans on adding a variety of activities, which include giving MC students the chance to kayak this spring.
Starting fall of 2014, the club leaders planned and completed the events and activities planned. The club adventures kicked off with members traveling to Gathland State Park in Burkittsville, Md. to have an educational yet fun time. Members had the chance to learn about the area from the Gathland museum. Soon enough the club began their hike through the Appalachian Trail, which according to the “Appalachian Trail Conservancy” hit its 90th year of managing. Club members were excited to discover the famed “Blair Witch” lived in the forests not to far from the hike.
The next event included camping overnight in Little Bennett Regional Park. Members learned a lot about camping and made new friends. After stoking the campfire for two hours, one member claimed that he is more prepared to build a fire because of the club.
The club then had two food fundraisers on November 18th and 19th to pay for club related activities. Club members and MC students alike flocked to the Adventure Club table to pick up a slice of pizza or a donut and hot cocoa, all while giving to the Adventure Club.
To end the first semester off right, the club traveled to Great Fall, Md. where members hiked the entire Billy Goat Trail. Club members explored the Potomac River and had a chance to socialize amongst themselves.
“The Billy Goat Trail is one of the most well known hikes in the Metro D.C. area, and for good reason,” says website, Hikingupward.com. “With nearly a mile of fun rock-hopping, and spectacular views of the Potomac River along the way, this circuit is loads of fun with plenty to see.”
For the Spring 2015 semester, the club tracked Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Md. The club plans to go kayaking in early May when the weather heats up.
For more information on the club and events, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.