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Photos from the Black Canyon

Instructor Team, Instructor

Picture of the Week

The group finished up their 5 day excursion on the Black Canyon of the Colorado River on Saturday evening and are making their way to Patagonia, AZ where they will start working with the Borderlands Restoration Network this week. Here are a few photos from their canoe trip!

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Group Update: Boots to Paddles

Instructor Team, Instructor

We just completed a rewarding overnight backpacking trip in Big Bend National Park, completing a loop around the canyon. We experienced many different microbiomes, all the varied terrain of the park, as well as stunning vistas of the Rio Grande, the......Read More

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The Pod and Photos!

Aaron, Dragons Admin

The group is now officially a pod and it’s easy to see the joy in those unmasked faces:) After orientation and their first canoe expedition, they arrived to the Payahuunadu (aka Owens Valley) of the Eastern Sierras....Read More

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Ocotillos, Fajitas, and Hikes

Aaron, Dragons Admin

We continue to receive positive reports from the group campsite in Big Bend. Over the past days, they’ve gone on hikes in Big Bend State Park to explore desert washes, ocotillos, and the lunar landscapes. At camp, the fajita night was a big......Read More

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A cold dip in the Rio!

Aaron, Dragons Admin

The RGS-B orientation is off to a great start in Big Bend! A few especially brave and hearty souls even dipped into the very cold Rio Grande waters adjacent to their campsite and just a short & cold swim to Mexico! The group does not have......Read More

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Orientation Photos

Aaron, Dragons Admin

The group is currently engaged in orientation activities at a campground near Arcosanti. The initial reports from our instructors have been very positive as they co-create group norms & routines and get oriented to the themes of the course and......Read More

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Arrived and on the road!

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Hello Families and Friends, The entire CRBS crew is together and on their way to their first stop at Arcosanti to begin their orientation days together. It was a relatively smooth travel day and the team was able to load up the vans and depart......Read More

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Your Arrival Instructions

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear Colorado River Basin Students, Wow, just a few more days before you’re all together in Arizona! We’re writing to let you know the plan for your arrival at Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) Airport. After you exit the plane, proceed to the......Read More

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Your Arrival Instructions

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear Rio Grande B Students, Wow, just a few more days before you’re all together in Texas! We’re writing to let you know the plan for your arrival at El Paso Airport. After you exit the plane, proceed to the baggage claim located on the......Read More

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Your El Paso Arrival Instructions

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear Rio Grande A Students, Wow, just a few more days before you’re all together in Texas! We’re writing to let you know the plan for your arrival at El Paso Airport. After you exit the plane, proceed to the baggage claim located on the......Read More

Rio Grande Semester - Group B

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How to Pack Your Backpack Tips (Video)

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Hi Everyone, Rio Grande Semester (A) instructor, Maddie, recently made this short instructional video about how to pack a backpack for a Dragons semester. Maddie has covered literally thousands of miles on foot as a thru-hiker, so her packing tips......Read More

Rio Grande Semester - Group A

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Helpful Packing Tips Video from Maddie

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Hi Everyone, Your instructor, Maddie, made this short instructional video about how to pack your backpack for your course. Maddie has covered literally thousands of miles on foot as a thru-hiker, so her packing tips are definitely well trail and......Read More