Mountain Day

After two cloudy Fridays, this Friday President Falk sounded the bells, canceled classes, and we all headed out to celebrate Mountain Day. My special thanks to Scott Lewis, Gail Donohue, and Bob Volpi. (See large photo gallery at end below.)



The scene had brightened from two weeks ago:

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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 06:06:50 -0400
From: Adam Falk <[email protected]
Subject: It’s Mountain Day!

The mountains call us,
“No classes today, come play!”
Ephs to Stoney Ledge!

Adam Falk President and Professor Williams College

From Scott Lewis, Director of the Outing Club:
Visit to see the list of hikes and on-campus events AND to check for any updates should the weather not be suitable for hiking! A quick summary of the day:

10 a.m. – hike to Stone Hill from Paresky steps for singing and donuts!

11 a.m – 1 p.m. community picnic on Chapin Lawn (rain location: Great Hall in Paresky)
Administrative offices should consider closing for an hour to enjoy this campus-wide celebration.

12:30 p.m. – bus transportation to Stoney Ledge and Hopper trailheads (the bus will not bring you directly to Stoney Ledge). Please be prepared for changing weather and temperatures as you hike up AND down the mountain 2 miles each way. You should have hiking shoes for wet, muddy, slick terrain and bring a filled water bottle!

2:45 p.m. – performances by student groups, refreshments provided

4:30 p.m. – bus transportation from Stoney Ledge and Hopper trailheads to Paresky steps

Remember that this is an opportunity to “seize the day” and to celebrate our wonderful community and place. Let yourself be WOWed by a New England Autumn!

Mistier scenes from Stony Ledge two weeks earlier:

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