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Exploring the Outdoors in Nashville

Jan. 12, 2020—What if I told you that Vanderbilt is actually a great school for people who love the outdoors? When I told my roommate that, he shot back, “The only outdoorsmen here are the people who live in Blakemore and schedule their first class on Commons just so they can have a daily morning hike.” It’s...

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Vanderbilt Outdoors Club

Sep. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt has a unique club called Wilderness Skills (WilSkils), which offers student-led outdoors trips every weekend. I just got back today from a climbing trip in Jackson Falls, IL. This was my second WilSkils trip and both experiences have been great! The best part is that you do not have to sign up for the...

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Maymester 2018 Stops 3 and 4: Murren and Grindelwald

Jun. 13, 2018—Hello again! Before beginning, if you have not yet read my previous posts on the Maymester program I was able to be a part of, be sure to check those out for more information on what a Maymester is and what brought me on this trip.   After Monte Verita, our exploration of culture and...

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A Nashville Morning Outside

Feb. 19, 2017—The weather has been so beautiful lately, so I spent my Sunday morning outside!

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Chattanooga Choo Choo

Apr. 18, 2016—Other cities in Tennessee are pretty cool too!

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What is a Wilskill?

Dec. 4, 2015—What does somebody mean on campus when they say they are in Wilskills? Hint: it means they love to play outside...

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Going home (kind of)

Nov. 25, 2015—A refreshing weekend spent in my roommate's hometown of Huntsville, Alabama!

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A Trip to Percy Warner Park

Nov. 22, 2015—A reminder that some of Tennessee's most beautiful parks are just miles from your dorm.

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Stone Arches and Dripping Icicles: Backpacking Adventures

Feb. 12, 2015—This past weekend, I channeled my inner nature-child, joining WilSkills for a backpacking trip. We went to the Big South Fork Recreation Area in Oneida, Tennessee, where we hiked past waterfalls, precariously melting icicles, rock shelters, and stone arches sculpted by thousands of years of erosion.

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After Midterms, A Relaxing Break

Oct. 19, 2014—Fall break couldn’t have come any sooner. After about ten days of study study test study cram test paper study test (a.k.a. midterm week), I packed a few clothes in a duffel and drove three hours east to Ocoee, TN with friends. We spent Wednesday night in a pastoral setting, and then found a camping...

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