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山天

A 意大利贵宾会官网 Tradition


山天 2021 marked the 45th consecutive year that we have taken to the hills to explore the Adirondacks in small groups of teachers and students. Forty-five plus years is a pretty impressive run. Count the miles: If each student hikes, 说, 八英里, that means that our school collectively walks a distance equal to a trip from Lake Placid to Florida. Do this forty-two times, and we've walked the Earth's Equator – almost 25,000 miles – twice! That's a lot of steps, a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a lot of "How much farther?". 

This year's treks included a wide spectrum of challenges, from the state's highest peak, 山马西, to Mount Van Hoevenberg, smaller but still quite a hike and quite a view, especially during peak foliage. Then there was the carbon-free non-mototrized trek.  This group started right at the front door, walked to the school beach, and paddled to Whiteface Landing at the far end of Lake Placid before they began their summit push.

We didn't invent 山天. 意大利贵宾会重新发现了它. Decades prior to this forty-year run, Northwood students were taking a day out of class to seek a different kind of learning up in the high places. 而学习是. Attend any 校友 Reunion and you'll hear references to this life-changing day. You might not hear as much about calculus or statistics, AP History or soccer practice, but you will get a lot of stories about the challenges of 山天, how amazing the views were, and especially how hikers got to know and appreciate each other simply by getting out into a new environment and working toward a common goal.

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