About Mt. Moosilauke and the Dartmouth Outing Club
Mt. Moosilauke is the western sentinel of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Moosilauke affords spectacular views across the Valley into Vermont, as well as north and east into the Presidential Range and the rest of the White Mountains. It towers 4,802’ feet over the small towns of west-central New Hampshire. Moosilauke is considered the ‘home mountain’ of Dartmouth, with explorations dating back over 100 years by the earliest DOC members. It once was home to Dartmouth’s ski area and has hosted generations of students on Freshman Trips. A hike to Mt. Moosilauke’s bare summit is a pleasure in any season and taken on by hundreds of Dartmouth students and alumni every year.
The Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) is the oldest and largest college outing club in the country. It was formed in 1909 to “stimulate interest in out-of-door winter sports”, and over the course of its 104-year history has grown to support year-round outdoor activities of all kinds and has over 1,500 student members. The DOC organizes outdoor trips from canoeing to ice climbing, provides outdoor leader and medical/safety education, and maintains over seventy miles of the Appalachian Trail as well as numerous cabins in the mountains of New Hampshire. The DOC also plays an active role in stewardship of the environment.
For more information, visit http://www.dartmouth.edu/~doc/