Reaching Lakes of the Clouds

During her first summer with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Professional White Mountains Trail Crew, Collegian columnist Natalie Beittel hiked to the Lakes of the Clouds hut on Mt. Washington and here she vividly recalls it.

Things scree slopes can teach

In pursuit of adventure, Collegian contributor Natalie Beittel learns about bad weather, rocky footing and dead weight.

A woman on the trail

Collegian columnist Natalie Beittel has no problem getting her hands dirty and pulling her own weight. Natalie reports on her experience as one of the only women working with the White Mountain Trail Crew this summer in New Hampshire.

By Way of the River

Collegian columnist Natalie Beittel is back with another tale from her semester abroad in New Zealand. This week she chronicles her journey down the Clarence River.

Wilderness travel

Natalie Beittel wasn’t enjoying her classes at the University of Massachusetts. So she got on a plane and flew to New Zealand to spend the semester hiking, kayaking and canoeing on South Island.