Aug 21, 2008 — Students are filtering back to the North Country's campuses. At St. Lawrence University, one small group is heading out, away from campus on a backpacking trip into the Adirondack High Peaks. The dozen students and two leaders of the Adirondack Semester will split into groups to meet trip size limits in the wilderness area. They'll end up at the college's remote yurt village at the Massawepie Boy Scout camp. They'll spend the semester there, off the grid...and off the world wide web. Each carries a big pack -- half to three-quarters of his or her body weight -- for the seven day trip in. Martha Foley caught assistant director Marianne Dawson giving a lesson on the ABC's of loading up.