24Oct, 2020

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

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 …

09Oct, 2020

HMI Gap: My Friend Doug

Student reflections from HMI Gap’s Fall 2020 “Wilderness and Conservation in The American West” semester. Written by: Zackery Stone  “How are you going to use the bathroom?” It was perhaps the most common question I received when telling family and …

09Oct, 2020

HMI Gap: Inchworms, Salad Bowl, and Gray Jays

Student reflections from a 14-day backpacking trip through the Sawatch Range near Leadville, CO.  Written by Emma Barker and Ruby Platt “F-Trek 1” (short for “Fall Wilderness & Conservation Semester in the American West”) returned from our adventure in the …

09Oct, 2020

HMI Gap: Starting Early with Gratitude

Student reflections from HMI Gap’s “Climbing and Conservation in the American West” semester. written by: Noah Stiegler and Sabine Blumenthal Our group – “F-Rock” (short for “Rock Climbing & Conservation in the American West”) – just returned from our first …

hmi gap, adventure and conservation, patagonia national park, backpacking
11Dec, 2019

HMI Gap: Saying Good-bye

Written by: Pearl Just two days ago, HMI Gap fall semesters came to a close. At the end of every HMI program, students do a Solo, during which they write their Full Circle, a reflection exercise to consider what they …