College of the Atlantic board member Winston Holt of Seal Harbor hikes on Beech Cliffs during a 31.5-mile journey across Acadia National Park with College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins ’92.College of the Atlantic board member Winston Holt of Seal Harbor hikes on Beech Cliffs during a 31.5-mile journey across Acadia National Park with College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins ’92. Credit: Darron Collins ’92

It was no ordinary day hike. Starting on the west side of Mount Desert Island, Darron Collins, president of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, teamed up with COA board member Winston Holt on Labor Day, Sept. 4, to trek clear across Acadia National Park. Navigating park trails from west to east, the two men hiked 20 major peaks and crossed Somes Sound by kayak, covering more than 31 miles in less than a day.

“This was more just a fun trip,” Collins, 46, said of the Labor Day hike. “I think it’s uncommon that a [college] president and a trustee member would do such a thing.”

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