Sharing the Mountain

A Study of Stories at Moosilauke Ravine Lodge

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``There is definitely something about the Lodge that makes the people I think of in relationship to it seem larger than life, that make them seem more heroic, more empowered. There is a quality of that place that brings out amazing things in people.``- David Hooke '84
``I did fix the toilet once! And I went around to everyone explaining that I fixed the toilet, and no one else thought it was that cool. But I thought it was amazing.``- Seanie Civale '14
``Sitting on the crew porch on a late summer afternoon, you know, just before dinner starts. The curve and sweep of the worn treads on the staircase going up the main room. David Hooke put it right when he called it an 'Unlikely Cathedral'; there is a lot of magic in the building.``- Chris Keating '86

A Study of Stories at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge

The Moosilauke Ravine Lodge sits on territory of the Abenaki people. This unceded land was taken from its indigenous inhabitants who lived on the land for centuries before white colonizers came to the area. They continue to live on this land. The Abenaki Nation remains unrecognized by the United States Federal Government. If you wish to learn more, there are a number of Abenaki tribal websites in existence and a broader repository of information on the Abenaki Nation at We at Sharing the Mountain encourage you to explore and recognize the reality of indigenous erasure in any capacity.
This oral histories project aims to gain insight into the expansive and intricate community that has been established at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge by sharing the stories and experiences of of Dartmouth students, alumni and community members. We believe in using nuanced and anecdotal stories to capture a communal memory of the space. We hope that this site serves as a forum for sharing, reminiscing, and sustaining the memory of a building that has meant so much to so many for nearly 80 years. There are a number of voices, backgrounds and experiences that are not represented on this site, however, and we hope that future sharing can help to broaden the community represented on Sharing the Mountain.

We are also excited about a project started in 2016 by Professors David Kotz, Emily Whiting and Lorie Loeb, with help from Lily Xu ’18, Alex Weinberg ’18 and Xi Deng ‘GR. This project created a 3D reconstruction of the old Lodge and can be found at

Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Photo Gallery

The Front Desk
Dinner Talk
A Sunny Sleep
Last Night at Moosilauke
Trail to the Lodge
Main Room Windows
Lodge Window
Timber Framing