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 …

04Nov, 2020

Semester 45: Life on Campus

Written by: Gemma, Liesl, Levi, Henry, & Maggie Academic life at HMI can be summed up into one word: reading. Poetry, the Constitution, communist writings, the Onion, you name it! Currently, students in English class are reading a book called …

24Oct, 2020

HMI Gap: High Hopes and Hungry Minds

A student’s account of the first two “climbing basecamps” in the Rock Climbing & Conservation Semester. Written by: Clara Mizock An excellent second expedition has come to a close. We’ve taken the next step in our climbing progression by diving …

22Oct, 2020

HMI Gap: Just A Normal day

A student reflection of the time Wilderness & Conservation 2 spend at their basecamp near Moab, UT. Written by: Cole Norsworthy You wake up to one or two bright stars remaining in a dark blue sky. You turn over in …