In this Sept. 14, 2011 photo, Blaine Ponto, of Blaine, Minn., talks to Nigel Mills, of Elgin, Ill., after a day of hiking in the woods at Dartmouth College's Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, in Warren, N.H. A University of New Hampshire professor who has done extensive research on outdoor orientation programs says that at a time when many colleges and universities are becoming more risk-averse, the number of outdoor orientation programs is growing. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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In this Sept. 14, 2011 photo, Blaine Ponto, of Blaine, Minn., talks to Nigel Mills, of Elgin, Ill., after a day of hiking in the woods at Dartmouth College's Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, in Warren, N.H. A University of New Hampshire professor who has done extensive research on outdoor orientation programs says that at a time when many colleges and universities are becoming more risk-averse, the number of outdoor orientation programs is growing. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
In this Sept. 14, 2011 photo, Blaine Ponto, of Blaine, Minn., talks to Nigel Mills, of Elgin, Ill., after a day of hiking in the woods at Dartmouth College's Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, in Warren, N.H. A University of New Hampshire professor who has done extensive research on outdoor orientation programs says that at a time when many colleges and universities are becoming more risk-averse, the number of outdoor orientation programs is growing. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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