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“Transferring”

The Instructors, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Dearest students and families, It’s your instructors signing into the yak board one last time. By now, all of you are together and readjusting to your new and simultaneously familiar lives at home. This is a huge (sometimes sarce) transition......Read More

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Saying Goodbye in Albuquerque

Instructors, Instructor

Hello families, After some tearful goodbyes,  the time has come and students are all checked in and waiting at the airport. We wish you all a joyous reunion as students return home. Stay tuned for some more transference thoughts to come later today....Read More

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Two Poems from the past few weeks.

Elle MB, Participant

Written 5/3/21 at Earth Mtn. Farm: I woke up in my rain pocket this morning. Rain turned to sleet, then snow, then rain again. My half-awake ears could feel the frost, but I was cozy in my pocket. Roosters roared, reminding me of an elephant blowing......Read More

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48 hours

Willow, Participant

Yak of the Week

Saying goodbye has never been something I am good at. We just concluded our X phase and have landed in Santa Fe to wrap up our course. Reflecting on something as life changing as this trip is extremely difficult. The friendships that we have formed......Read More

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Updates from your Southwest Squad

Charlie, Participant

Hello from Colorado! Our group has been staying busy with our recent adventure rafting the San Juan river and now switching gears here near Durango, CO as we prepare to dive into our X-Phase. The river trip on the San Juan was a fairly different......Read More

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Welcome to My Crib

Serena, Participant

Hi! My name is Squid, and I’ll be your tour guide today in the lovely town of Bluff, Utah! Although I’ve only been here a short while, I have found a true home amidst the historical reenactors and gas station employees in this quaint corner of......Read More

Rio Grande Semester - Group B

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BRO CEDAR POINT IS LIT TOP THRILL DRAGSTER!!!

Nate, Participant

“Hi my name is Nate, I’m 17 years old and I’m from northwest Ohio” I said Ilona and I locked eyes after she had realized something that I had realized when she introduced herself prior. Besides Colleen, I had just met my first fellow Ohioan......Read More

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Two Day National Park Blitz

Elle MB, Participant

           I’m writing this as we’re driving away from a seemingly giant pile of sand, created by gusts of wind lying at the base of the “Sangre de Cristo” snow covered mountain range. The contrast between the desert like sand dunes......Read More

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Cedar Mesa Trek

Eli, Participant

Yak of the Week

I wanted to make sure my title was as engaging as possible, so I spent a full half-hour brainstorming. Y’all are just the lucky recipients of the fruits of my labor. We’ve just arrived back in Bluff, southeast Utah, after 6 days trekking in,......Read More

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Backcountry in Bears Ears National Monument

The Instructors, Participant

Hi families, Are packs are packed and we’re on foot! We’ll be out of service the next 5 days hiking in Bullet Canyon and Kane Gulch, deep in the canyon veins of Bears Ears National Monument. We’ll be sure to update again upon our......Read More

Rio Grande Semester - Group B

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Dear CRBS (Colorado River Basin Semester) you...

Willow Serena Celie Nat Charlie and everyone else, Participant

Dear CRBS, You guys seem super chill. We have recently been living parallel lives. We just finished up the Grand Canyon with our man mans Jed and he told us a lot about you guys. We also just spent time with Thomas Joseph from the Hoopa  tribe in......Read More

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Thoughts from your friend Jack

Jack, Participant

What’s poppin! I have learned lots about myself throughout this super cool journey so far and I am excited to learn even more about the places I am camping in. Learning about the border from El Paso, New Mexico and Arizona has shaped my views......Read More

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Jesse and the beanz

Willow, Participant

I think I have to start this Yak by stating that today was the best day I have had in a very long time. The sole reason for this being that we got to visit a seed saving center called Native Seeds Search! I have been very interested in seed saving......Read More