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Off the River and Into the Grand Gulch

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, I’ve just returned from a week in the desert and spending some time with the group. When I last left them on the slickrock rim of Grand Gulch they were all in high spirits and ready to begin their next big multi-day......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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All is well on the river!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family,   I have been receiving updates from the instructors and they say everything is going well on their river trip. I will be heading into Grand Gulch to give them a resupply in a few days so I will have more stories and......Read More

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A week in Paonia

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Yak of the Week

Dear Family and Friends,  I’d like to share a little about my time visiting the group this past week in Paonia, Colorado. The previous weekend the group had just finished a stay at the Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute near Basalt, CO that......Read More

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They Finished the Trek!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Today I met the group in Grand Lake near the western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park where the group came out of the wilderness. The group was all smiles after an incredible trek and some long days on the trail. I brought the group their......Read More

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Photos from the trek

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

One of our administrators hiked in to Rocky Mountain National Park to meet the group with their resupply rations yesterday. He took some photos of the group and the amazing country they are hiking through. Enjoy! -Dave...Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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On to the western slope!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

The group has safely crossed over the Boulder-Grand pass and the Continental Divide to the western slope and the official headwaters of the Colorado River! They are now making their way through the North Inlet of Rocky Mountain National Park. The......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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All is Well in Rocky Mountain National Park!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

After an early season snowfall and a wintery first day of the trek, the weather in Colorado has been sunny and beautiful. I have been sharing satellite messages with the instructors every day and they report that all is well and the group is happy......Read More

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And They’re Off!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, After a few days of waiting out the storm in Boulder, the skies have cleared and the forecast looks beautiful. The mountains are coated in a fresh layer of late summer snow highlighting the first touches of fall color on the......Read More

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Students are all together in Boulder!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, Orientation has kicked off for the Colorado River Basin Semester in sunny Boulder! The group has settled into their orientation site, this Victorian house, near downtown Boulder where they will be able to begin socially......Read More

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Voting While on Course

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Yak of the Week

Dear Students and Families,  Many of you are probably asking if it’s possible to vote in this year’s election cycle, and if so, how to go about doing so while on-course. In many areas of the world where we work voter enfranchisement is a right......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Airport Arrival Information and Shuttle

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Colorado River Basin Students, Wow, just a few more days before we’re all together in Boulder! I’m writing to let you all know the plan for your arrival at Denver International Airport and the shuttle runs we will be doing to get......Read More

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Voting While on Course

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Students and Family,  Many of you are probably asking if it’s possible to vote in this year’s election cycle, and if so, how to go about doing so while on-course. In many areas of the world where we work voter enfranchisement is a right......Read More

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A Welcome Note From Your Instructor

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Fellow Traveler, Imagine yourself sitting on the banks of a mighty and muddy river, your toes dipped into the cold water. Upstream loom the sheer rocky peaks of the high Rockies, the last of their glaciers melting into the river. Downstream......Read More

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Welcome to the Yak Board from your Program...

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello friends, family, and fellow travelers, I want to extend the warmest welcome to you for your fall 2020 semester in the Southwestern United States! My name is David Haffeman and I will be your Program Director for the Colorado River Basin......Read More

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Welcome to the Yak Board from your Program...

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello friends, family, and fellow travelers, I want to extend the warmest welcome to you for your fall 2020 semester in the Southwestern United States! My name is Dave Haffeman and I will be your Program Director for the Rio Grande Semester. In this......Read More