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THE PCA HIKING TEAM JOINS THE 2012 PEAK WEEKEND

On the last day of September, the PCA hiking team climbed to the lower summit of Mt. Colden (4,715 ft). The attack on the main summit was hindered by constant rain, fog, and the exhaustion of the group which left Canton, NY, at 5 a.m. and climbed for ten straight hours from the Adirondack Loj near Lake Placid, NY. The group was led by university hiking guide Mark Lowell (far right) and accompanied by Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Jeff Maynes (second from right).

This was the second Adirondack peak that the newly constituted group (Selina French; Charles Pepiton, his wife Beka and their chocolate lab Avis; Juraj Kittler and his wife Beth; Kerri Canedy and her husband Todd) conquered in the 2012 fall hiking season. On August 26, under much more favorable weather conditions, the PCA department members admired the gorgeous peaks and lakes of the Adirondacks from the top of Saint Regis Mountain (2,874 ft).