Category Archives: hiking

Student Blogger, Amber: Don’t Get Too Close

For the past month or so, I kept hearing rumors about bears walking around on the beach within city limits and by houses in town. I haven’t actually seen them myself, but I believed them because it’s not uncommon for wildlife to sometimes pop into town out of nowhere. We do live by the ocean [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This the tenth and final entry from the summer series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. We are thankful for her sharing her perspective and wish her only the best at Ft. Lewis College and in the Embrey Native Women’s Leadership Program. [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This the ninth  part in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. We have finally arrived to Week 3!  Technically for half of this week I’m still attempting to finish our re-housing project, but I’m proficient in multitasking.  From the beginning [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This the eighth part in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. On Monday of my second week at the park I began the longest project of my internship. Every year for over the past 20 years, Mesa Verde has held [...]

Six Days In: Fund Supporter Dave Rogers Reports from the GR10 Trail in France

We should have paid more attention the first night in Bagneres to the sight of eight young guys limping down the street, all with leg or ankle braces and the last two wielding crutches. Casualties should have been our thought. All this while the financial world is deciding to have a second meltdown and my [...]

Pyrenees Trekker Dave Rogers Hit By Storm on Trail

The night after the storm, I awoke to find my titanium tent pole bent from the wind. There was a thorough drenching all round. A randonneur (trekker) was blown off a neighboring ridge that same night. We are going very slowly due to heavy pack weight and very steep slopes up and down in the [...]

Fund Supporter Dave Rogers Heads into the GR10, A Rough Hiking Trail in the Pyrenees, to Raise Awareness About the American Indian College Fund

Rogers entering the Pyrenees trekking trail. “The local cattle don’t like interlopers on the Pyrenees trail,” Dave says.   You too can make an impact on a Native American student’s life by donating today!

Fund Supporter Continues Last Year’s Great Pyrenees Challenge

It’s a year later and American Indian College Fund board member and supporter Dave Rogers is back on the trail to kick off his personal Pyrenees challenge. The Pyrenees mountain chain creates a natural border between Spain and France, separating the Iberian Peninsula. It also is host to three peaks that crest over 11,000 feet [...]

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