Today’s guest post is from Renzo Quevado! Renzo manages the site Coffee, Mountains, Travel where he writes about his experience with AmeriCorps and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC). Renzo is a Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps alumnus who found his passion on the
Central Colorado – an open, arid space of high mountains and Sagebrush canyons, land that the Ute people once exclusively called home. Ancient trails connected various tribal bands, living in a vast, familiar landscape. Basic tools were used for hunting
In 2015 I graduated from college with a fancy engineering degree, promptly said “to hell with it” and joined AmeriCorps. I had always wanted to make a positive difference for my country, but had never acted on that impulse until
The responsibility for maintaining our public lands now falls to private citizens more than ever. Here are five reasons why you should consider volunteering on a trail crew in your area.
Anyone who spends an extensive amount of time in the backcountry understands that gear can never be trusted 100%. Every piece of gear eventually fails, and when it does we must be able to improvise a repair.
I breathe deeply. Clear air in my lungs, the rain against my skin, the beating of my heart, feeling every inch of my body engaged, this is what I came to Colorado searching for. I am in a state of pure bliss.
Out here amongst the Lodgepole Pines, in the shadows of these great peaks, I find it is the little things that have the most importance.
“For a time, the river seduces me from the forest. This season, before the glacier melt begins to pour from the Olympic peaks, the water of the Hoh is painfully lovely slate blue, a moving blade of delicate gloss. The