Students in graduation

Backpacking Project

"Stay Together"

"Stay Together," a term coined by the late leader and founder of St. Benedict's Backpacking Project, Fr. Mark Payne, O.S.B. '69, helps Gray Bee freshmen while they navigate "The Trail." The 55-mile hike over the Appalachian Trail begins at High Point State Park and concludes at the Delaware Water Gap in Northwest New Jersey. The Backpacking Project was chronicled by filmmaker, Chris Gallaway, during May of 2018 for the Appalachian Trial Conservancy.