31Mar, 2021

Gap: Dispatches from Paria Canyon

Group 1.) Written by Georgia Stewart Standing at the Lee’s Ferry campground, overlooking the beginnings of the Grand Canyon and our next journey, I’m inspired to reflect on our past experience through the Paria Canyon to reach this gorgeous place. …

15Mar, 2021

“Where We Are Supposed To Be”

By Caroline and Nina (S Trek 1)  4 days ago, we were on top of the world. We had scrambled up the side of the mountains ringing our valley campsite, and after 2 hours, had finally crested the last ridge …

16Dec, 2020

HMI Gap: Our Last Expedition

Written by Grace, Carrin and Meg Our first few days in the KOFA We begin our hiking days with a familiar routine: packing our backpacks with all our belongings, making a tasty warm breakfast (usually hash browns or oatmeal),  treating …

16Dec, 2020

HMI Gap: Reflecting on Challenge & Reward

written by Jake Wang Disclaimer: **If you’ve never experienced an HMI program before many of Jake’s references may leave you scratching your head…we’ve got a pretty impressive lexicon of random terms that eventually become like a second language to students** …

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 …