"Man needs nature. Man has been increasingly divorcing him-self from nature.
Urban living creates pressures that increase man's need for nature. University life and academic work add to these pressures. The Outing Club provides relief. The Outing Club is dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of nature. Outing Club returns to nature and leaves it a little better...and it's fun."
67 Northwestern students and some faculty members met at a residence in Judson Street to officially start the Northwestern University Outing Club.
Little evidence remains of this historic trip when NUOC visited Alaska - suffice it to say it goes down as one of the grandest adventures undertaken by the club.
"We believe the Outing Club plays a vital role on campus, in spite of our relative obscurity. The privilege of getting away from campus for a weekend in the middle of a difficult quarter to find relief from the academics and the city's fast pace is appreciated beyond description be those who take advantage of the opportunity."
- then President C. Havighurst
NUOC opens a new chapter in its history, recording notes of its travels after a 26 year absence of any trip logs.