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West Spanish Peak

Maddie Melton, Participant

Yak of the Week

The Spanish Peaks rise above the desert of southern Colorado, southeast of the rolling Sangre de Cristo range we’ve been circling the past few weeks from our trek in the Rio Grande National Forest, to our time at Mission Wolf, and out to the sand......Read More

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Midcourse

RGS Crew, Participant

Greetings from Earth Mountain Educational Farm! Hard to believe that we’ve already passed the mid point of our course. It’s gone by so fast. We came here to the farm last week to facilitate a few days of reflections and goal setting as part of......Read More

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The White Van

David Hooper, Participant

Between the fights over the music and Kevin driving too slowly the car rides are interesting to say the least. The terrain and environment around us is largely calm and still. Grand mountains bordering desert, rocks, and trees dominate our line of......Read More

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Desert Hack

Mare, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hello, We’ve been chasing the sun the last few days. The winter winds clip close at our heels and bites at my fingertips every morning when I sit to thaw by the fire. It’s a blessing when the sun peaks over the soft heads of the Sangre......Read More

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Hello from Lorelei and Rachel!

Lorelei & Rachel, Participant

Hello from Lorelei and Rachel; we are enemies. We are currently at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. This is our third day of our practice X-phase, where the students take initiative to plan and execute this section of our program.......Read More

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Charlotte & Sage’s super fun wolf time...

Charlotte & Sage, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hey everyone! Sage and Charlotte here. We just concluded our stay here at Mission:Wolf. It’s been an incredible 10 days filled with lots of fencing and landscape work, immigration and political discussions, movie nights and sunset hacky sack......Read More

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Wrapping up our Mission Wolf Time

RGS Crew, Participant

We’re nearing the end of our time here at Mission Wolf. Our mornings have been filled with work projects around the sanctuary while our afternoons have focused on instructor and student led lessons. Here are some photos from our visit to Tracy’s......Read More

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Howlin with the wolves

Charlotte & Sage, Participant

Hey everyone, Sage and Charlotte here, checking in from Mission Wolf! We’ve been here for 5 whole days! Time is flying by. During the mornings, we’ve spent time fixing wolf enclosures, gathering firewood for the winter, helping with sign......Read More

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Where There Be Wolves

Instructor Team, Participant

Picture of the Week

Wolves, much like horses, are hyper sensitive to the energy we give off. After being trained by Kent the director of Mission Wolf we were able to meet face to face with a couple specially trained wolves. Our 10 days here at Mission Wolf are all about tuning into how our verbal and nonverbal communication affects ourselves, each other and our animal friends.  

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Nights in Tents

Instructor Team, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Last night, I fell asleep in my tent to the sound of dozens of wolves howling just hundreds of feet away in their enclosures at the Mission: Wolf sanctuary. Earlier in the day, we watched them devour pounds of raw meat in one of their twice-weekly......Read More

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La Garita Trek

Char and Sage, Participant

Hi friends and family!!! Sage (Ethan) and Charlotte here! After gallivanting through the alpine forests of the La Garita Mountain Range of the Rio Grande National Forest, we have arrived in beautiful Buena Vista Colorado. As we rest and recharge in......Read More

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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