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#MountainDayEverywhere: TA Alums Hit the Trails

This September, alumni everywhere came out to honor TA’s beloved, 40 year-old Mountain Day tradition. The first of many events celebrating TA’s 200th birthday this year, #MountainDayEverywhere was an enormous success and a whole lot of fun.

Over the first two weekends in September, TA alumni hiked from where they were – there were hikes in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Montana, and of course – right here in Vermont! All alumni were invited to join a local hike or head out on their own to remember and celebrate Frederick G. Torrey’s Mountain Day tradition.

Take a look at all the different hikes below. Did you go on a hike too? Let us know! Post your pics on social media, tag Thetford Academy, and use the hashtags #mountaindayeverywhere or #mountainday2018. Not on social media? Email us your photos at [email protected]!

Lucy Wagner, Jesse Taylor-Waldman and Kristen Wenz ’03 hike Anthony’s Nose in Peeskill, NY.
Patterson Mountain in Vershire, Vermont. Matt Barker ’83, Terry (Parker) Barker ’83, Isaac Barker ’13, Ian Barker ’18, Howard Parker ’59, Shirley Parker – Chelsea High-school ’59. And in the photo in Matt’s hand, Frank Barker ’49 and co-founder of Mountain Day, Emily (Anderson) Barker ’49.
Zoe Keller-Hack ’01 and Kipling Haviland-Hack ’14 joined by family, friends and Plum the pup, explored the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, MA.
Joanna Grossman-Miller ’99 and Nora hiked Gile Mountain in Norwich, VT.
Erin Sydney ’00 made the solo mission up Sandstone Peak–the highest peak in the LA region–on the Mishe Mokwa trail in Malibu.
With her old TA track uniform top on, Maddison Wilhite ’13 embarked on a “fantastically challenging” hike with a couple friends in the Beartooth Wilderness of Big Sky, MT. 
Sarah Agnoli ’02, Emily Malpino ’02, Bev Vaughan ’65, and Michael Hebb ’64 joined several  community members and Head of School Bill Bugg on a morning exploration of the newly expanded trail system around TA.
Silas Cole and Dave Young ’01 joined by babies and puppies, represented the San Fran. area with a hike in Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley, CA.
Haley Grigel and Lizzy Marks ’13 hiked Mt. Philo in Charlotte, VT.
Cara Sturman-Ray, Zoe Hack-Keller ’01 and family enjoyed the family friendly Stowe Recreation Path in Stowe, VT.

Andy Geiger ’57 in the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge with the Olympic Mountains in the background.



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