Spring Break 2015

By Eda Reed (Colby College)   Previously on the blog: traveling from Khwai to Kasane proved harder than we thought, but Uncle Duke, Hardy Sue, and Francolin (our vehicles) managed to make it through. This blog continues with our spring break adventures.   International Jet-setting and Luxury Accommodations Our unintentional stopover left us at Baobab Lodge…

JEINIMENI (“hey my money”)

By Rachel Ross (University of Michigan ’14) “I just don’t want to forget this in 5 years y’know?” Devan’s sentiment reverberated through all of our heads as we stomped on over cobbles silently. It was day 3 of the Jeinimeni hike; our last trek together through the northern reserve of future Patagonia National Park. The…

From Mababe to Khwai

By Jackie Tauberman (University of Vermont) It was another exciting week in the bush! Here are some highlights from our last days in Mababe and our first day in Khwai. St. Patrick’s Day The day started off as a typical day in the bush. We did herbivore transects in the morning and had a lecture…

Trek to the top of Tamangito    

By Clara Friedman (Macalester College) We started this week of Chacabuco field work with plenty of excitement on the horizon. Following our dramatic discovery last week of the itinerary and food schedule of the mysterious “Riverdale Outdoors” leadership trip, bets were wagered on every aspect of their identity. Opinions varied wildly—they were definitely college students,…