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hi from mateo

Mateo, Participant

Hi Everyone, I’m Mateo. I’m 17 and live in Albuquerque, NM. Excited to meet you guys Before COVID, I played in a jazz band and now I play in a norteño one. No idea where I’m gonna go for college or what I want to do. Maybe this......Read More

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hey it’s mae

Mae, Participant

Hi guys! My name’s Mae and i’m from Miami Fl. I’m 18 and i’m taking a gap year and going to Scripps college in california next year. I went to school on a farm and worked on one this summer and its definitely my favorite thing to do outside.......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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Introduction

Anna Amacher, Participant

Hiya! My name is Anna Amacher and I’m 18. I am from Chicago but, spend a ton of time in Colorado including going to semester school at HMI! I am currently taking a GAP semester and I’m attending Colorado College in the spring. I am an avid......Read More

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Rio Intro!

Isabella, Participant

Hi y’all, I’m Isabella!! I’m 19 years old and I’m from Fort Worth, Texas born and raised🤠 my first year of college I studied abroad in Paris, France and I absolutely loved it! But it was a little too far away from home so I chose to......Read More

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Hello, I’m Mare

Mare, Participant

Hello, my name is Mare. I’m 18 and from Charlotte, North Carolina. I love horses, bikes, and getting lost in the woods....Read More

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Hi from Lorelei

Lorelei Smillie, Participant

Hi guys! I’m Lorelei and I’m from New York City. I’m on a gap year right now and I’ll be starting at Colorado College next fall. I love to hike and to ski, and I’ve spent a lot of time in the outdoors in Maine and New Hampshire. I......Read More

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Hi from Rachel

Rachel Skoler, Participant

Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m 18 and from Chinatown, New York City. I’m taking a gap year and attending Amherst College next year. My favorite outdoor activities are biking, swimming, and going on walks. I’m so excited to meet everyone and start the......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

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Hi from Charlotte

Charlotte Soule, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Charlotte Soule. I’m 18 years old, and am from Freeport Maine. I love all things outdoors, my favorites include hiking and whitewater rafting/kayaking. I’m super stoked to meet everyone and spend the next three......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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Hi, it’s Cam

Cameron Kuck, Participant

Hi everyone, Hi there, I’m Cameron and I’m from Washington, DC! I’m really excited for our long trip ahead of us and super excited to meet all of you guys. I’m 18, and I just graduated from Woodrow Wilson Senior High School,......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Reflecting on My Relationships with the Land

Samantha Bateman, Participant

Yak of the Week

This week, while listening to our knowledgeable guest speakers, engaging in discussions with my peers and leaders, and reflecting on those words while hiking through the mountains that frame the edge of Boulder, I’ve been thinking about my......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Our first hike

Annabelle Wyman, Participant

Prior to the snow that rolled in on Tuesday, we were gifted the opportunity of our first hike large hike in the Boulder area. We awoke with the sun and began our hike from NCAR at 7:30. For the first couple of hours, we walked along Mesa trail......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Nuance in Water Stewardship

Madeleine Verity, Participant

In the past week, we’ve been grateful to hear from several authoritative perspectives on the status of the environment in Colorado and the West. Before flying out to Boulder, I had a few righteous opinions on water use and how it should be......Read More