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Course Update: Agriculture in the West: Past and Present

In days prior, we explored the use of water for recreation, for hydroelectric power, and as an ecological linchpin for wildlife. Throughout those days we made frequent mention of a vague term–irrigation. We often hear that the majority of western … Continue reading

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Course Update: Down the River

As we continue moving down the Colorado River watershed, we take moments to think back to our time in Grand Lake. It seems like an entirely different trip. Likewise, setting up camp in Cortez, CO this evening, it seems like a … Continue reading

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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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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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Course Update: A Great Day

Until now we’ve woken up to blue skies and beautiful views. So, when we looked out our window to see thick clouds and fog, we figured our string of good luck had ended. We started the morning (again, after a … Continue reading

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Course Update: Hiking the Headwaters

Today is the first of two full days at Shadowcliff on the west boundary of Rocky Mountain NP. After a delicious family-style breakfast we continued our conversation with Bob Mann in a classroom simulation/game that helped the students viscerally understand the concept … Continue reading

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Course Update: Across the Divide

It’s all downhill from here (obligatory Continental Divide joke). This morning, the gang departed Denver and climbed the Big Thompson River Road for Estes Park, CO. On the way we listened to two year-old radio reports about the catastrophic East Slope … Continue reading

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Course Update: Colorado Front Range, East Slope

In the coming days you’ll start seeing regular posts to this blog–specifically, two different types of posts. “Course updates” are meant to give you an idea of the daily itinerary, activities, and resources. “Reflections” are meant to give you insight into … Continue reading

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We’re off!

The crew assembled at the South Terminal bright and early, checked their bags, snapped a pic and headed for the gate. Upon our arrival in Denver we will pick up our two passenger vans and head to the west side … Continue reading

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