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Tactical Tailor & Grey Ghost Stepping Up

By |2018-07-23T13:21:01+00:00July 22nd, 2018|

Several months ago, Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost Gear donated enough backpacks so that every student had a high-quality bag that they could use while on our expeditions.  Our Rocky Mountain Expedition is the first time many of the students have [...]

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Day 8

By |2018-07-21T19:37:30+00:00July 21st, 2018|

Hannah Mason July 18th: Today was the day we came home. We started the morning at 3:45 a.m. We were all very tired. We started to the airport and got there at 5:30. We played Mafia for a hour before boarding [...]

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Final Thoughts on a Great Expedition

By |2018-07-21T19:40:09+00:00July 20th, 2018|

Wednesday concluded the StandWatch Academy Summer Western Expedition. This meant that it was our last early morning, our last car ride, last plane trip, and final day as a group before some of us wouldn't see each other for quite a while. [...]

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Standwatch Trip Day 8

By |2018-07-21T19:34:15+00:00July 19th, 2018|

This morning started at 7 am. We had to be downstairs at 8 so we could be at the white water rafting place at 10. When we were at breakfast I got volunteered to be “team mom” for the day. When [...]

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Standwatch Trip Day 6

By |2018-07-21T19:36:06+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Today, started out just like any other morning on the trip. We got up around 6:15 a.m. and who would've thought we would get the leadership lesson we got. Turns out when everyone has to drink a whole bottle of water [...]

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Leadership Lesson

By |2018-07-21T19:36:19+00:00July 19th, 2018|

While we were on our expedition, I didn’t really learn anything about being able to find ways to help kids for my non-profit. Though, I did learn about leadership roles and how to step up in situations. How I was showed [...]

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What I Learned

By |2018-07-20T04:05:07+00:00July 19th, 2018|

During the trip I learned how just by being together for a few hours, they may become good friends. Just by being on the plane for a few hours I gained new friends. This will help my project by showing how [...]

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Day 6-7 Factoids

By |2018-07-21T19:36:44+00:00July 18th, 2018|

Hannah Mason July 16-17th: 1. Colorado National Monument President William Howard Taft established Colorado National Monument. 2. Glenwood Springs Glenwood Springs sits on top of the rugged Rocky Mountains. 3. Colorado Springs There are 5.2 million visitors annually in Colorado Springs.

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StandWatch Trip: Overview

By |2018-07-21T19:38:05+00:00July 18th, 2018|

Today, me and my three roommates woke up at three thirty in the morning to have time to go to the airport for our flight. Once we got to the airport we stopped to eat breakfast, and then waited until it [...]

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StandWatch Trip: Day Eight

By |2018-07-21T19:38:16+00:00July 18th, 2018|

  Today, me and my three roommates woke up at seven in the morning to get ready for our day. For breakfast I made a very good chocolate chip waffle with fruit. After we finished eating, my brother Zane, who goes [...]

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Standwatch summer trip final day

By |2018-07-21T19:38:25+00:00July 18th, 2018|

     This day began like no other I woke up first. So we had to be down stairs at 4:30 am and I woke up at 3:45 when the alarm went off. So I took a shower without stoping the [...]

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Standwatch summer trip day eight

By |2018-07-21T19:38:35+00:00July 18th, 2018|

     The day started like all the other with Cole waking up before us and waking us up because we can sleep through everything. Today started at eight which was a lot better than other days on this trip. This [...]

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Expedition Day 8

By |2018-07-21T19:38:48+00:00July 18th, 2018|

Because of the late night playing Mafia, I wasn’t the first to wake up like usual. Grace woke me up around 7. I proceeded to braid 3 heads of hair and get ready. The breakfast at that hotel was the nicest [...]

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Expedition Day 7

By |2018-07-21T19:38:59+00:00July 18th, 2018|

This day crosses over with the day before. We were leaving Denny’s around midnight and arriving at the hotel around 3. Because of the arrival time, we didn’t have to be downstairs until 11.  Unlike usual, the next morning I wasn’t [...]

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Standwatch Academy: Day Seven

By |2018-07-18T10:06:58+00:00July 18th, 2018|

  As I awoke I realized that I was the first person to wake up in my room. Usually that would be a cool thing but unfortunately I woke up 3 hours early and had to wait for them to wake [...]

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StandWatch Academy Day Six

By |2018-07-18T13:25:24+00:00July 18th, 2018|

     Today started like any other day cole waking up early and waking up everyone else. The thing that we did not know is that a couple in the middle of the night cane into our room and only cole [...]

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Katy Kessler’s Factoids: Day Seven and Eight

By |2018-07-18T10:09:57+00:00July 18th, 2018|

1. Colorado National Monument: John Otto is the man who pushed for the land to become a Monument. Before this, he lived ruggedly on the grounds of the monument. He even got married here, but his wife left him a few [...]

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Western Expedition- Day 7- Fun Facts

By |2018-07-18T10:10:31+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Colorado National Monument—— Records an annual average of less than 12 inches of rain per year.  Glenwood Springs, CO—- Doc Holliday, a famous gambling gunslinger, died and is buried in Glenwood Springs. 

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Factoids: Day Seven

By |2018-07-18T10:10:43+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Serpent’s Trail in Colorado National Monument, make fifty four switchbacks in just two miles. Min 1885, the town founders wife of Glenwood Springs was having a difficult time adjusting to frontier life and convinced the founders to name it Glenwood Springs [...]

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StandWatch Trip: Day Seven

By |2018-07-18T10:11:26+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Today, me and my three roommates woke up at nine thirty, which was very helpful to get through the day. We then finished packing, and went downstairs to prepare to leave. As we were leaving, we all texted our parents to [...]

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Katiebeth’s Factoids: Day 8

By |2018-07-18T10:10:54+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Colorado Springs - Gold was discovered on the western slope of Pikes Peak in the 1890s, and bought such wealth to the area that by 1904 Colorado Springs was home to a third of the nation’s millionaires, earning it the nickname [...]

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Katiebeth’s Factoids: Day 7

By |2018-07-18T10:11:06+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Colorado National Monument - Vistors often see mule deer and may also spot coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, desert bighorns and much smaller mammals such as foxes, desert cottontails, squirrels, and other rodents. Glenwood Springs, CO - It was originally named “Defiance” [...]

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Blog post day 4

By |2018-07-18T03:44:55+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Today we got to wake up at six instead of five because we were leaving at seven. We headed down for breakfast, this hotel was very nice compared to the last one. The breakfast was good with many options. Soon after [...]

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Blog Post Day 3

By |2018-07-18T03:44:44+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Today we woke up in a really bad hotel with random noises. My alarm went off early and was very annoying. I headed down to breakfast and ate potatoes and a muffin. I pushed a luggage care out to the parking [...]

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StandWatch Academy: Day Two

By |2018-07-18T10:09:22+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Today we went to hike in Estes Park and Casper Wyoming. We had a fairly short drive to the trials in Estes only lasting 30-45 minutes. We passed many animals on the way to the park. The park was packed …

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Day 6

By |2018-07-18T10:08:28+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Hannah Mason July 15th: After getting up so early on Saturday we were all pretty tired. So, this morning we got to sleep a little later. We got up at 7:15a.m. and got ready for the day. Once everyone was ready [...]

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Day 6 Factoids

By |2018-07-18T10:07:38+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Hannah Mason July 15th: 1. Canyonlands National Park • There are more than 273 different bird species found in Canyonlands National Park 2.Grand Junction, Colorado • Grand Junction is located around the Colorado River

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Rocky Mountain Expedition: Day 2

By |2018-07-18T03:46:32+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Day 2 I set my alarm and woke up at 4:45 slipping out of the room as silently as possible to head down to the gym. After my workout I tracked back up two flights of stairs and woke the rest [...]

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Standwatch Trip Day 5

By |2018-07-18T10:11:46+00:00July 15th, 2018|

It was very hard to get myself out of bed this morning. We woke up at 4:45 so we could get a head start to Yellowstone National Park. When we got downstairs, we got our car assignment. We were supposed to [...]

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Katy Kessler’s Factoids: Day Six

By |2018-07-15T04:55:47+00:00July 15th, 2018|

1. Canyonlands National Park: In 2003, adventurer Aron Ralston was trapped in a canyon slot near the Maze District of the park. He became famous after he had to amputate his own arm in order to free himself. He did this [...]

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