A slide show of photos from this year's Outdoor Action journeys.

Nearly 700 freshmen -- a record 55 percent of the class -- participated in Outdoor Action's trips to eight states this year. This slide show offers a sampling of photos of their experiences. 

Ryan Ellis ascends a rock face in the Delaware Water Gap.
Ryan Ellis ascends a rock face in the Delaware Water Gap.
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Pausing for a photo at the summit in Connecticut.
Pausing for a photo at the summit in Connecticut.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
Setting up camp under a tarp for the night.
Setting up camp under a tarp for the night.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
A time of meditation in Vermont.
A time of meditation in Vermont.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
Hiking along a flooded section of trail in Vermont.
Hiking along a flooded section of trail in Vermont.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
A refreshing dip for a group in Harriman State Park, N.Y.
A refreshing dip for a group in Harriman State Park, N.Y.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
Traversing a three-rope bridge at Princeton Blairstown Center.
Traversing a three-rope bridge at Princeton Blairstown Center.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
Team building through a game of "miniature tanks" in Vermont.
Team building through a game of "miniature tanks" in Vermont.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
On a trail between boulders in the Catskills of New York.
On a trail between boulders in the Catskills of New York.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
Settling in for the night.
Settling in for the night.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
Along the Housatonic River in Connecticut.
Along the Housatonic River in Connecticut.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
A trip on the "SuperZip" zipline at Princeton Blairstown Center.
A trip on the "SuperZip" zipline at Princeton Blairstown Center.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
Tired smiles at the end of a long day.
Tired smiles at the end of a long day.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
Preparing to cross a stream -- carefully.
Preparing to cross a stream -- carefully.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
Backpacks filled, ready for the trail in Connecticut.
Backpacks filled, ready for the trail in Connecticut.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action
A sunny day at a state park beach.
A sunny day at a state park beach.
Photos courtesy of Outdoor Action