Their morning commute is a 35 minute hike past colossal cacti and under constant sun. Not a Starbucks or a donut shop in sight. Once they arrive, they use some admittedly silly routines to ensure everyone is stretched before they pick up their tools and go to work.This is how every day has started for nearly the past two weeks....Read more
I’ve seen some worn trails but never one like this before.You might think I was still at Grand Canyon but look closely. This is the Garwood Trail at Saguaro National Park East near Tucson. Heavy equestrian use has turned the trail into a trench.This SCA ASB crew — all volunteers from Vermont Academy — has been working for the past week and a half to restore the hazardous trail. In some cases...Read more
I’m sitting here in a park cafeteria that won’t open for another hour, the lights down low and a couple of staffers puttering about. Five for Fighting’s “What Kind of World Do You Want?” is coming out of the ceiling speakers....Read more
Dawn had hardly broken and two hikers had broken their wrists on icy South Kaibab Trail at Grand Canyon NP. At the same time, the one-time parking lot SCA’s Alternative Spring Break team was to reveg was still covered in snow, so: activate Plan B....Read more
Chris Sorgine, 20, left, and Andrea Korman, 23, are gaining experience through a Student Conservation Association internship at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, south of Vian.
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