Sites of Summer
From making pinch pots to going blueberry picking, there simply isn't enough time to explore Hanover in one summer. I'm really lucky for the opportunity to spend another summer in Hanover and would love to share some new memories with you all.
- No. 1
Making a bear bag
Next month, fellow blogger Gavin and I will be leading a fly fishing trip for the incoming '26s! Making a bear bag was one small but memorable part of a ten hour session of trip leader training. The group worked in teams of five to hoist bags on to branches in hopes of deterring hungry bears. Although it's unlikely that Gavin and I will encounter bears on our trip, it was a really cool skill to practice.
- No. 2
Visiting the rock climbing gym
I had no clue that Dartmouth had a rock climbing gym until I saw a listing on Trailhead, the Dartmouth Outing Club’s digital platform of all upcoming outdoor trips. After the end of a long week of internship work, my friend Reina ‘23 and I headed over to the West End of campus to spend an hour exploring the gym. Rock climbing was unexpectedly harder than we anticipated, but we ended successfully climbing the beginner paths and fooling around with the weights. I’m not sure how many colleges have an indoor rock climbing gym on campus, but it’s definitely a gem to take advantage of!
- No. 3
Taking weekly Woccoms
One of my regrets during freshman year was not taking the time to fully explore Dartmouth’s campus. As a rising fourth-year living near the edge of campus, I’m starting to take advantage of Dartmouth’s incredible scenery. At the end of the week, I love de-stressing with a walk around Occum Pond (“Woccom”) while chatting with my family on the phone and admiring the sunset.
- No. 4
Treating myself to Scoops
This summer, Dartmouth’s campus welcomed a new ice cream shop to town, Scoops. I am a frequent Scoops customer and would highly recommend their raspberry cheesecake, pistachio, and cotton candy ice cream. This is a definite spot to visit, especially during your sophomore summer.
- No. 5
Some things never change
Last summer, I discovered my passion for paddleboarding. There’s actually a picture of me on Dartmouth’s main Instagram page of me learning how to paddleboard! I’m definitely still hanging out by the river more often and showing off my more advanced paddleboarding skills. Fellow blogger Sydney and I tried our hand at paddleboard yoga and killed the downward dog position. Some of my friends and I even mastered a three-person paddleboarding session!