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(Courtesy Outdoor Action)
(Courtesy Outdoor Action)

As this year’s Outdoor Action groups return from the trails, we dial back the clock a few years to September 2008, when nearly 700 freshmen in the Class of 2012 bonded on hiking, climbing, and canoeing trips to eight states. A PAW Online slide show captured scenes from several of those “frosh trips,” including this one in the Catskills. Director Rick Curtis ’79 said that the record-high participation rate — 55 percent of the class — was spurred partly by a new program that provided free trips to students on financial aid. Read more about OA's history and see another great Throwback Thursday photo in this post from March 2014.