Hey there, welcome to the Harvard Outing Club!

Founded in 1939, The HOC exists purely to help the Harvard community get outside and have fun in the outdoors. So whether we're hiking, backpacking, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or biking, we want you to come along! We both run trips and loan gear (as well as lots of fun on-campus events like square dances and movie screenings). You'll want to get on our email list to find out about and sign up for our trips - don't worry, it's low traffic! We also have a super awesome cabin in the White Mountains that our members can pay a small fee to use. So use the links above to find out more about the club. Hope to see you on some trips soon, feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions, and happy trails!



Semiannual Square Dance – Wednesday 9/5!

Come join us in Adams House Dinning Hall from nine to midnight for the greatest sashaying & do-si-doing event of the semester! Music by Nor’easter with calling by George Marshall, absolutely free, absolutely open to the public, and absolutely no experience required. Also a great chance to hear more about the HOC and how you [...]

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Leader Cabin Trip!! YEEEHHAAAAAWWWWW

By Alex Woodcock This past weekend, a most EPIC, beyond FANTASTIC HOC Trip occurred. Our LEADER CABIN TRIP!!!!!!!!!! HOOOOMMMMMYYYYGAAAAAWWWWWDDDD it was so FUN! For anyone interested in becoming a leader with us, read on…You will realize that HOC really is DA BOMB! We all headed down the the cabin Friday afternoon, ready to cook up [...]

Trip Type:  Single Route Multiple Routes 
General Region:  New Hampshire (White Mountain NF) New Hampshire (other) Maine Massachusetts Out West Other 
Trip Leaders: no information saved
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Hermit Weekend Trip 4/6 – 4/8!

By Mike Casson and Jane Thomas On the lovely weekend of April sixth to April eighth, five both intellectually and adventurously driven intrepid individuals travelled to the HOC cabin for a weekend of delicious food, sleep, studying, and the occasional waterfall. We left Cambridge at 7:30 and proceeded to head north to the cabin. As [...]

Trip Type: Single Route  Multiple Routes 
General Region:  New Hampshire (White Mountain NF) New Hampshire (other) Maine Massachusetts Out West Other 
Trip Leaders: Mike Casson, Jane Thomas
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Skiing Wildcat—A LynxTASTIC time slicing some CHEDDA

By Alex Woodcock This last Thursday and Friday, (February 23rd and 24th, 2012) some of my fellow leaders and I lead an UNOFFICIAL outing club ski trip to Wildcat Mountain! I think we all agreed that spending a Friday in which we didn’t have class skiing was the BEST possible way to spend a Friday. [...]

Trip Type:  Single Route Multiple Routes 
General Region:  New Hampshire (White Mountain NF) New Hampshire (other) Maine Massachusetts Out West Other 
Trip Leaders: Alex Woodcock, Kristen Wraith, Ari Gold-Parker, Michael Traver
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Awesomeness: Just a T Ride Away

By Ben Raderstorf Two weeks ago (Saturday, February 11th, as a do recall…) a small but bold group of intrepid HOC leaders and members set out to conquer a legendary outdoor destination–a place that many have discussed and even more have heard of, but far fewer have ever ventured–the Weston Ski Track. While there are [...]

Trip Type:  Single Route Multiple Routes 
General Region: New Hampshire (White Mountain NF) New Hampshire (other) Maine  Massachusetts Out West Other 
Trip Leaders: Ben Raderstorf, Cristi Proistosescu
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