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  • Even before my crew of 13 (nine boys and four dads) had arrived at Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico, we’d heard the stories of Black Mountain.  I didn’t believe them, I mean who would?  Near vertical slopes, loose rocks, and an all but nonexistent trail? We told ourselves that it was impossible,...

  • I was raised in Hermiston, OR. It is a small town with a population of about 16,000 citizens. My parents are from a small village in Mexico and arrived here in their late teens. My community is economically stable. Growing up here I’ve never seen poverty. At the age of 15 I was fortunate enough to...

  • My adventure began on July 26th in Omaha, Nebraska. The drive there was three long, gruesome hours in a non air-conditioned van with the scalding humid heat of the Midwest compressing down on me, but I knew that that drive was going to be a little jaunt compared to what was coming next. I boarded...

  • Cold air burned my skin as I stepped out of the car. I was not used to the chill; South Texas averaged eighty-five degrees Fahrenheit annually. Obviously, the fifty-five degrees the weatherman announced bothered me. I was strangely out of my element, in more ways than one on Thanksgiving of 2009...

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  •   It was the middle of April and we had all left our homes at 7 P.M. and before we knew it, the sun had set.  Soon, we had left our home behind us and we were off to an exciting new place that I had never seen.  We didn't arrive in New York City until morning. We traveled on the bus all night...

  • 'Life changing,' it's such a cliche phrase. It's used in advertising retreats, different outdoor activities, and other events. However, the trip I went on this summer I would say was life changing; I went backpacking for three weeks in New Mexico. For three weeks I lugged around a fifty pound or...

  • As the Galveston beach drew nearer, I was more excited than I’d been on many birthdays.  I had lived for sixteen years without seeing the beach, but the sea was a prominent figure in many of the fantasy books I loved—an alluring, dangerous, powerful force that fascinated characters, threatened...

  • Oregon. Almost as boring as Iowa, if you think about it. My parents are nature-lovers, but me? I care not about the natural surroundings and environment; I live in a technologically advanced era and can do much without waterfalls and caverns.   Fifteen years old at the time, I could only express an...

  • Imagine being able to go from the United States, to United Kingdom.  That is exactly what happened to me in the fall of 2009.  A good friend of mine was studying abroad for a semester at Regents College in London, England.  I was offered to come visit her during my Thanksgiving break at school. ...

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