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!



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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A Most Precipitatious Promenade — October 1st, 2011

Herein begins the chronicle of an excursion to Mount Monadnock in the glorious state of New Hampshire. Formal dress requested, black tie optional. After a driver debacle, seven of us piled into a mini van dressed in our Sunday best, headed out for a two hour drive to Monadnock. We made it to the park [...]

Trip Type:  Single Route Multiple Routes 
General Region: New Hampshire (White Mountain NF)  New Hampshire (other) Maine Massachusetts Out West Other 
Trip Leaders: Stephanie Garlock
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HOC/STAHR Trip (April 8-10, 2011)

By Michael Traver HOC and STAHR ventured to the cabin on a wonderful, spring weekend for stargazing and hiking. We had some last-minute transportation difficulties on Friday, but after sorting it out most of the group was on the way to the cabin. The others joined us the next day. The first contingent arrived at [...]

Trip Type: Single Route  Multiple Routes 
General Region:  New Hampshire (White Mountain NF) New Hampshire (other) Maine Massachusetts Out West Other 
Trip Leaders:  Michael Traver
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Cross Country Skiing Trip Report- Saturday March 5th 2011

By Alex Woodcock “At that HONKY TONK RADONKADONK Keepin’ perfect rhythm Make ya wanna swing along Got it goin’ on Like Donkey Kong And WOO-WEE…” -Trace Atkins While it might seem incredibly random that I have began this trip report with the lyrics to a Trace Atkins country western song, when reminiscing on the EPIC [...]

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, Scot Miller
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HOCDOC Trip (18-19 Feb 2011)

After some trouble with those pesky car rental people, the seven members of the HOC contingent finally loaded into the van and headed toward the mountains. We arrived at the Dartmouth Outing Club’s Billings Lodge, to the north of Mt. Madison, in the evening. A delicious dinner was cooked and eaten, and we settled in [...]

Trip Type:  Single Route Multiple Routes 
General Region:  New Hampshire (White Mountain NF) New Hampshire (other) Maine Massachusetts Out West Other 
Trip Leaders: Michael Traver, Alexios Monopolis, and the awesome leaders of the DOC
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