Throwback Thursday: The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge Week 7

Week 7 of the Outdoor Nation Challenge saw the coming of the more common environment known to Michigan  Tech students: SNOW!    With the first substantial amount of snow settling onto the ground, conditions for this week were predictably cold and miserable.

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Hiking in the woods is much quieter after the first snow.

Despite the miserable weather, I tried to make the most of my free time and get outside whenever possible.  Alex, Kaelan, and Michelle decided to head out climbing the one day the weather got up to 50 degrees.    We headed to Batteries Not Included and enjoyed a clusterfuck of poor rope work and heavy winds.  I was not prepared for the weather being dressed only in a t shirt and long sleeve base layer and suffered miserably while spending time at the belay station.  In the end, it was worth it, and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to climb into November.

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Alex climbs up the first pitch

Like always, Ii continued to hike, bike and geocache throughout the week.  On the weekend, I headed down to the quiet town of Ontonogan, making stops at Victoria Dam, Emily Lake, and Twin Lakes State Park.  I found geocaches at each location and logged my visits for the bandanna challenge.

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