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Group in route to Buena Vista!

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Hi Everyone, The group successfully finished their trek last night and camped at the trailhead located about 2 hours from the nearest town of Saguache, CO. After only being available via SAT phone this past week, they returned to phone service this......Read More

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Boulder time and trekking updates

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear Family and Friends, The group is now making their way by foot through the La Garita Wilderness area, near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.  We have been receiving satellite phone updates from the instructors as they make their way over......Read More

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And they’re off!

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Yak of the Week

And like that, the group is off for the start of the Rio Grande Semester! It was a smooth travel day to Denver/Boulder, which allowed the group to load up their 2 vehicles on time and head to the mountains at 3:30pm MST for their group orientation.......Read More

Rio Grande Semester

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Important Arrival Instructions

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear Rio Grande Semester Students, Wow, just a few more days before we’re all together in Colorado! We’re writing to let you know the plan for your arrival at Denver International Airport and the Dragons shuttle runs we will be running to......Read More

Rio Grande Semester

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Instructor Introduction: Meet Kevin!

Kevin Witkow, Instructor

Hello! For all of us, these are strange times. Unexpectedly joining a new program, writing introductory notes, and diving into preparations and planning are all exciting challenges, and in a funny way these tasks have normalized these past weeks for......Read More

Rio Grande Semester

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A Few Pre-Course Tasks

Instructor Team, Instructor

PRE-COURSE ASSIGNMENTS 1.) Please introduce yourself here on our Yak Board. Our Yak Board is like a group journal. Throughout the course each of us will be posting regular reflections, photos and updates for our friends and families back home. Then......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Reminder: Pre-Arrival Health Screening Form

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Please remember to complete your Pre-Arrival COVID Health Screening form [link shared to your email] today or tomorrow morning. You need to submit this form before your arrival tomorrow and it should only take a few minutes to complete. Also,......Read More

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The Journey Home Begins!

Dave Haffeman, Instructor

And we’re off! We’ve just passed through security in the El Alto/La Paz airport. From here we fly to Santa Cruz where we have a short layover before our flight to Miami. Today we spent the morning in La Paz buying last minute souvenirs......Read More

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Reflecciones desde el Valle Sagrado

Paola Flores, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Saludos desde Ollantaytambo We are on the last days of our course, we call transference at this couple of days were we are preparing ourselves to go home, we are reflecting on our journey together and off course we are enjoying our last moments as a......Read More

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Your Voice, Your Vote!

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2018 Student, If you’re a US citizen, many of you are probably asking if it’s possible to vote in this year’s midterm election cycle, and if so, how to go about doing so while on-course. In some areas of the world in which we work,......Read More