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Jan 16 2017 - 07:00 PM
Woodsmen's School

Nothing more than the sound of wind rustling through the lissome branches of the leaning pine and the faint tapping of people at work can be heard along the secluded shore of the lower St. Regis Lake. Here in this wooded haven, men and women pick up crosscut saws and throw axes at Paul Smith's College Adirondack Woodsmen's School . Paul Smith's is the kind of college where students can minor in something like craft beer studies or maple production or major in forestry or natural resources. Incoming freshmen eager to immerse themselves in this unique campus culture or out-of-towners looking for a little digital detox often find themselves spending a week of their summer vacation bunking in a massive student-built log cabin and waking up at daybreak to hone their skills in competitive lumberjack sports. This week in the woods is about getting your hands dirty and having something to show for the work you do whether it's a hand-hewn canoe, an overnight camping trip, or a sprint across a chain of floating logs. It's about understanding our relationship with the planet and adopting best practices for sustainability in possible future careers working in national parks and forests all while participating in some healthy competition.

Music: A Veces by Jiony

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