A group of seminarians traveled with Fr. Brian Doerr, the seminary's Vice-Rector of Human Formation to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia for an exhilarating hike up Old Rag Mountain this past Saturday. The group completed the circuit hike of eight miles and conquered the 3,200 foot mountain in six hours. Halfway up the mountain the trail turned into a strenuous rock scramble with several false summits along the way. Hiking through the rock scramble, the group built a trust among each other to work through some of the more challenging places. Once reaching the top summit, they spent some quality time in prayer and enjoyed the beautiful fall day. The hike ended up being a great opportunity for the seminarians to bond and get to know each other better. A highlight of the day was seeing a black bear with her cub only about a hundred yards from the group. Overall, the hikers had a fantastic time spending the day together, and they report that they are looking forward to the next adventure!
On Mary’s Mountain
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