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Slideshow: Fr. Paul Leads Freshmen on Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak

Slideshow: Fr. Paul Leads Freshmen on Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak

Posted: February 28, 2019

Over Presidents’ Day Weekend, Head Chaplain Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P., led a group of 10 Thomas Aquinas College freshmen on a backpacking trip to Topatopa Peak in the Los Padres National Forest, adjacent to the California campus:

  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip
  • Fr. Paul Backpacking Trip to Topatopa Peak 2019
    Slideshow: President’s Day Backpacking Trip

The group encountered high winds, cold temperatures, and — thanks to the high altitude and some much-needed precipitation — snow! Photos from the expedition are available in the above slideshow.