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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

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Photos from the Choquequirao Trek

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, I’ve received word from the group that all is well on the Choquequirao trek! There has been limited service but I received these photos over the last few days. This trek has taken them past stunning snow capped peaks,......Read More

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La Tocaña

Owen, Dragons Admin

Wow! So although our group just finished our x-phase trek through the Cordillera Blanca, I would like to share about our groups true last experience in Bolivia. Before evacuating the country, we spent 8 days (from November 5th to the 12th) in the......Read More

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Group A off on Lares Trek

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, The group has just started off on the Lares Trek today. This is a shorter trek of just three days but it will take them into the high Andes past spectacular peaks. The group will finish the trek on the 24th and travel to......Read More

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Boca Pariamanu

Sierra and Henry, Dragons Admin

It’s day two here of our incredible stay in the Boca Pariamanu community. The Peruvian rainforest has so far proven to be a warm and welcoming place. In two short days, we have learned and seen so many new things. How lucky are we to have the......Read More

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Unos días en el valle sagrado

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello everyone. So due to unforeseen circumstances I was not with the group for the trek. But don’t worry it’s not that bad so far everything is going great. I’m actually able to spend some more time learning some Spanish. In case anyone is......Read More

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All is well on Ausangate!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello Friends and Family, I have been in touch with the group via satellite communication. They report the group is at camp and doing well on night three. They will be finishing their trek on November 11th and head back to Cusco for some hot showers......Read More

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On to Perú!

Dave Haffemen, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, Today, the group has finished up the last day of their homestay in El Alto. Its has been an incredible week getting to know this community and working with the theater group COMPA Trono to understand more about the history......Read More

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All is Well in Tocaña!

Dave Haffeman, Program Director , Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, The group is well and enjoying their time in Tocaña, Bolivia. This is a rural agricultural community and students are learning how to plant and harvest coca, an incredibly significant harvest for Bolivians. They have had......Read More