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A Talk in the Woods: Students Become Teachers in Leave No Trace

2021-01-26T08:57:54-05:00

  The seven students peering out from the edge of the lean-to hail from locations as varied as Chicago, Oakland, and Beijing, China, but for eight months of the year they all call the Adirondacks home. Facing them, Benji, a ninth grader at North Country School (NCS)—a two hundred–acre junior boarding school READ MORE

Lending a Hand in the Backcountry

2021-01-26T08:57:55-05:00

On an early spring day, a group of seventh-through-ninth graders make their way along the muddy trail past the beaver dam toward Copperas Pond. In their daypacks, alongside water bottles, snacks, and raincoats, they bring with them a new lean-to log. The blank pages are ready to record the stories READ MORE

A Different View from the Top

2021-01-26T08:57:56-05:00

Elie and I lean against a boulder at the exposed section of trail, drawing in crisp mountain air as we take in the sprawling vista. It's another short, wooded stretch of hiking until the trail splits between Cascade and Porter Mountains, but we always make it a point to sit READ MORE