Genuine

by Aliza Chavez, Northland College There is something beautiful about immersing yourself in wilderness juxtaposed with artifacts left behind by First Nation people. It is hard to believe that I have been exploring in and around Atlin, British Columbia for five weeks and soon will be heading back to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In the spring, I…

Once-in-a-lifetime

by Kaelie Coleman, University of Puget Sound When someone says an experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, they rarely mean that it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. In actuality, what they mean is “this will be a rare opportunity that may be hard to access, but ultimately won’t be impossible.” For this reason I tend…

On Top of the World

By Morgan Durbin, CSBSJU Hi lovelies, my name is Morgan Durbin. I’m a rising senior and Environmental Studies major at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, MN. I’m writing this having recently bathed for the first time in 10 days and wearing clean clothes!!! My blisters have a protected…

Surprise Lake

By Lily Bosworth, University of Utah My name is Lily, and I’m a Geological Engineering and Geology double major from the University of Utah. In the past couple weeks I’ve learned that being in a remote place changes the way I view my choices. Although I’m subject to the elements and far from any source…

Otter nonsense!

By Avery Driscoll, Westminster College Greetings from the Piro Station! We’ve spent the last week and a half here surveying for Neotropical River Otters along seven nearby rivers. Besides the work of the Round River crew over the previous two semesters, little research has been done on the Neotropical Otter in Costa Rica. Our goal is to collect all the data we can about otter…