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Unstoppable

The stone beneath me wobbled and I lurched to grab a neighboring boulder. I looked back to where Zacarias and Julie picked their way through the boulder field, faithfully and foolishly following my lead. I had been sure that the … Continue reading

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Here Come the Ladies

I literally had to fight off the moms to keep their younger daughters from coming on the first real backpacking trip exclusively for young women, it was so popular. “The vans can’t hold any more!” I protested. “But there is … Continue reading

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Forest Bathing in a Pickle

“Combating the sense of defeat and discouragement that runs rampant in all of the youth we work with is one of our highest priorities, and it was great to see progress taking place.” Continue reading

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Incredible Journey

The double peak of Mount Tunari poked up just beyond the closer ridgeline, hazy in the distance, but evidence that Cochabamba lay in the valley beyond it.  I have never been so happy to see that peak!  After seemingly endless hours … Continue reading

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“This is different”

Smiles were nearly bursting out of their faces as the boys rowed the simmering black army raft across the glistening, rust-colored lake.  Noe (Noah) was a fitting captain and with newfound skill guided his crew in an ever more direct … Continue reading

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