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And they’re off!

Kate, Instructor

Hello from the airport! Much like we started our semester in Bishop, CA, we were surrounded by a beautiful snowfall this morning as we left Estes Park and headed towards the airport. Our crew of 15 are all headed in our separate directions. With......Read More

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More Photos from Paonia!

Aaron, Participant

Picture of the Week

Homemade meals and local food with the folks at Groundworks. Falafel, hummus, and pita; sourdough fermented bread for breakfast; lunchtime blue corn tortillas with beans and homegrown squash. Visiting local Paonia farms: Deer Tree Farm with Ajay, and Zephyros Nursery with Don. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (so many national parks!) A day hike at nearby Dark Canyon and Lightning Ridge at the alpine treeline. Living up to its name as we heard thunder!

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Just Trekking (Great Sand Dunes and Rocky...

Aaron, Participant

Picture of the Week

As our semester sadly draws to a close, here is a selection of photos by me and Kate from the past two weeks during student led X-Phase and Transference (spread over three posts). Sand Dunes Photos are from the remaining of the three groups. A snowy hike and fun in Rocky Mountain National Park during Transference. Snowballs were flying everywhere!

Colorado River Basin Semester

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So many things, so little time.

Noah, Participant

Yak of the Week

How do we act when it feels like there is too much to do? It’s really easy to think that the world is too big and there are too many problems to solve, but, if we look a little closer there are people everywhere chipping away undeterred by the......Read More

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River Photos!

Caroline , Participant

Life is like a river. It just keeps on flowing, and all we can really do is roll with the rapids. Speaking of rivers, about a week ago, we were fortunate enough to spend 4 splendid days on the San Juan River, paddling our hearts away from our put-in......Read More

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Thank You Groundwork!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello Everyone,  My name is Dave Haffeman and I am one of the administrators at Where There Be Dragons working to support the spring semesters. As the group continues to travel farther North and closer to my home in the mountains of Colorado......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Visit With Respect

P-stone, Participant

Yak of the Week

Around 4 days ago we visited a gorgeous Ancient Puebloan ruin site known as Riverhouse. The land surrounding the ruins seems incredibly unassuming: there is a small stretch of green near the river, but just 20 feet from the riverside the whole......Read More

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Lessons from the Wind

Anya, Participant

Yak of the Week

During our stay at Bishop, at the beginning of the course, we learned from Thomas, Kin-sin-ta, and Nah-tes, who are from the sacred valley of Payahuunadu. They taught us how to learn and grow from Mother Nature. After almost 8 weeks visiting......Read More

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TREK

Cecily, Participant

We have officially completed our seven day trek and enjoyed our two days off before rafting the San Juan River. For the trek, we split off into two groups of eight, six students and two instructors, each starting at different locations. We had a......Read More

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Finding water in the desert

Phoebe, Participant

In the canyon, life is abundant. Juniper, sagebrush, crows, pinyon and lizards thrive. The rock walls are covered in green, and the sun shines more than 12 hours a day. But what is not present is a river, or streams, or any reliable year-round water......Read More

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Solo

Noah, Participant

Yak of the Week

Sun Setting. On my rock. I am just sleeping here. Vultures circle overhead in search of food. They have scoured every inch of this place many times over. This is their home. I am just a visitor here. Squirrels jump from tree to tree below; the......Read More