"The Adirondack Park is a magical place. More than six million acres (and growing), it contains almost ninety percent of the country’s wilderness east of the Rockies. Larger than the entire state of Vermont, the park offers something truly unique to the outdoor adventurer.”
During the March break, Solebury School offered a winter sports trip to the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate, New York. The group stayed in a private lodge on the grounds of Adirondack Rock & River - a lodging and guide service center that is a central part of the Adirondack climbing community. The trip introduced students to a variety of winter sports, including winter hiking, snowshoeing, ice climbing (with licensed guides), cross-country skiing, etc. The lodge included a kitchen, large fireplace, common area, a long dinning table, and climbing wall. Students were responsible for preparing meals, maintaining the lodge, and organizing games and events. Personal technology was limited such that the entire group, students and teachers alike, were able to take a break from modern life and enjoy the simplicity of nature, a warm fireplace, and group activities.