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Student Post: The Controversial Dam

This post was submitted by Will B. During the 2017 Classroom Earth’s quest for knowledge about water issues in the West, the boys visited one of the largest and most controversial dams in the entire United States, Glen Canyon Dam. … Continue reading

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High Water, High Wind, High Spirits

The float down Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River is famed as a leisurely flatwater float, but as we drove down into the desert from the Rockies last week, it was obvious that early-summer runoff was peaking and that our … Continue reading

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Across the Divide

We’ve had an exceptionally busy past couple of days in and around Rocky Mountain National Park and the Colorado River’s headwaters. We got our feet wet on Day Two, figuratively and literally, by exploring an out-of-the-way area called Endovalley on … Continue reading

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Labyrinth Canyon Pictures

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Course Update: Labyrinth Canyon

How does one capture an incredibly eventful and challenging and rewarding six days in words when time is so short? We’ve barely processed for ourselves what just happened. Perhaps I can best capture the spirit of where we’ve arrived by quoting … Continue reading

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We are off the river!

Just checked in to our motel in Moab after a fantastic and challenging six days through the canyons. Lots to report later, but wanted to let you know that we are all well. Very proud of the kids!

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Course Update: A Long Day

This morning we bid a reluctant goodbye to Shadowcliff and Rocky Mountain National Park and drove west out of the mountains to Green River, Utah, where we’ll begin our six-day backcountry trip through Labyrinth Canyon tomorrow morning. For much of … Continue reading

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less than one week until departure!

We are now less than a week away from meeting at the Atlanta airport and embarking on our sixteen-day learning adventure to explore the Upper Basin of the Colorado River from its headwaters to Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. We will … Continue reading

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