What I'm doing this Summer!
Many people, including my parents, have been eagerly awaiting my decision for what I am going to do with my last summer before college graduation. Well, I am MORE than happy to announce I will officially be working at Dartmouth's Moosilauke Ravine Lodge! The Lodge operates at the base of Mount Moosilauke and serves hikers, visitors, and supports an entire crew of students (which now includes me!). I will be cooking in an industrial kitchen, cleaning, helping hikers, sitting by summer fires, and stargazing as I enjoy some time unplugged from the rest of the world. I have had a lot of amazing experiences at Moosilauke, so I thought I would share just a few.
- No. 1
Of course, I have to mention my time at the Lodge during Trips! The Lodge is the culmination of our orientation program and was really one of the first Dartmouth buildings I truly fell in love with. Situated in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Lodge is a beautifully rustic space I've come to associate with nature and calmness. My year (the '20s) was actually the last to have the "old-lodge," as it was rebuilt in the two years following my Freshman Trips experience. Luckily they kept it pretty similar because the original Lodge has a lot of memories for me spent with my trippees and future forever classmates.
- No. 2
The Lodge isn't just for Trips though, otherwise, I wouldn't be working there! Over my Sophomore Summer, I bought a pass to the Lodge that gave me unlimited stays (space permitting). I went up a few times with my friends to hike Moosilauke, or even just went for dinner to take a little break from campus. It's such a nice place to relax and spend time with the people you love, so I really like to use it as a space for self-care and for relaxation. Lodge passes are available for all students and families, and subsidized by financial aid so come visit me this summer at the lodge!
- No. 3
Escape from city life
I am honestly so lucky for such a fantastic and cool place to work this summer. A lot of my friends are going to be working and living in New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C., but I could not be more happy to be in the middle of nowhere. I haven't met all my crew-mates yet, but I'm sure I am also going to have a great time getting to meet some new friends right before my senior year. I hope you guys are all excited for your summer's (especially you '23s).