24Nov, 2020

Gap: The River Giveth

written by Sameer Das The light of day was snatched from my eyes as I was thrown into frigid water. My breath was held tight as I tried to reach for what I thought was a lifeline above me. To …

17Nov, 2020

HMI Gap: A Tale of Two Treks

Written by: Sol Walker and Janak Bhakta The following two stories recount the Wilderness & Conservation Semester 1 group’s trek through the Paria Canyon. To minimize human impact, the group split into two smaller independent groups that completed the trek …

HMI Gap canyoneering in Bears Ears National Monument
09Nov, 2020

Into the Underworld: Canyons!

Written by: Hannah Abramowitz and McKenna Fox After spending our time so far climbing up walls, this past week our group ventured down into the depths of the Utah canyons. Our five-day backpacking/canyoneering expedition began with great excitement and enthusiasm. …

06Nov, 2020

HMI Gap: A Magical Desert Snowstorm

written by: Evie Usich After an incredible month in the desert of southern Utah, we’re back in Leadville for a few “transition days” before we head to Arizona. We started our time in Utah “basecamping” just outside of Moab before …