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by Swagablog in October

Top-5 Trails in the Heart of Virginia

Despite the absence of those pesky 14,000 foot peaks you might find out west, the Heart of Virginia boasts some of the finest hiking and mountain biking trails in the Commonwealth. The rolling geography is challenging enough to test your mettle and yet level enough to avoid any next day soreness. And the variety of […]

by Swagablog in August

The Eagle Scout population here? Let’s just say they’re not endangered.

In the labyrinth of secret societies across human history, one stands out for its mysterious traditions and shadowy rites of passage. This group is so cloaked in secrecy that we are hesitant to speak its name, because the first rule of Eagle Scouts is “You do not talk about Eagle Scouts.” Wait… whoopsies! We made […]

by Swagablog in August

This guy goes on adventures like it’s his job. Because it is.

How much do we care about introducing our students to the great outdoors? So much that we actually hired a guy to do, well, that. Scott Schmolesky is a former outdoor guide from North Carolina who brought his fleet of kayaks and a knowledge of all things outside to the Hill to serve as Hampden-Sydney’s […]