Another Day, Another Lake!

Today was pretty mellow since we were knocked out from our hike yesterday. Cat woke up first and Tabitha proceeded to wake everybody else up yelling about a marmot on her shirt. As we waited for Alejandro to wake up, Casey boiled water for everyone so they could have coffee and hot cocoa – Kira […]

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Hike to Chasm Lake!

After a refreshing night of sleep, we woke up at 8:30 a.m. and started with a breakfast of eggs and fruit made by Tabitha! We drove to a trailhead to start our gorgeous 8.4 mile hike to chasm lake! On the way to the lake, Hannah sang to marmots and Cole named one Marmaduke. Kira, […]

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Community Service Day!

The day started at a crisp 6:00 a.m., groggy and eyes still we closed we crawled out of our tents. The hour drive took us to the Mt Elbert trailhead, a 14,000’ peak we would be doing trail work on for our day of community service. Our job was to hike 9’ logs up the […]

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Rafting Browns Canyon!

This morning we woke up early, ate breakfast and got ready for a fun day of rafting on the Arkansas river! We met our two raft guides, Flippin Frank and Ryan who outfitted us with PFDs, wetsuits, and helmets. We then hopped on the river right at our campsite to head down Brown’s Canyon. Casey […]

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Rock Climbing!

The day started at a nice, crisp time of 7:30 a.m. It began with Sam, Kira, Cole, and Louise making an exquisite meal consisting of Cheerios and milk. The adventure for the day was rock climbing! Cole was the first one to start crushing the rock wall, finishing a route before we even knew he […]

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Second Day of Mountain Biking!

We started the day with a nice and tasty breakfast. Cat was in charge of the pancakes and Christian cooked the sausages and scrambled eggs with help from Cole. Once we had eaten our breakfast, we were ready to start our second bike day with our guide Jody. It was a nice mellow ride around […]

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First Day of Mountain Biking

Friday morning, we woke up in a hotel in Moab, happy and refreshed from a good night of sleep in comfy beds. After a continental breakfast we hopped in the van to meet our mountain bike guide Jody at the bike shop. We played a fun game of yeehaw while everyone got fitted for bikes. […]

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7/18 – Moab!

We awoke to the high red rock walls and juniper trees of arches national park surrounding us. The sun was already high and bright in the sky. We lounged around eating muffins and fruit and soaking in the view. The drive out of arches was just as amazing as the drive in, passing rock arches […]

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7/17 – Getting Off the River means….Showers!!

Update from students Kira, Catherine, and Louise: After a busy day 3, we got up with a new energy. As usual the raft crew surprised us with a mouthwatering breakfast of breakfast river sandwiches! Afterwards we started our third and last day on the river. The people that were on the duckies to start had […]

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7/16 – Full day of rafts!!

Update from students Christian, Aaron, and Alejandro: This morning the raft crew woke us up with sausages and French toasts. We packed up and began the second day of our rafting trip! Aaron paired with Alex and Sam paired with Jared in the small duckies to begin. Casey and Christian got on a ducky later […]

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