On April 21, I'll pedal away from my hometown of Durango, CO and begin an 800+ mile, month-long bikepack and packraft trip that will take me through Bears Ears National Monument and back over the San Juan Mountains. For me, this trek is more than mere outdoor adventure; it is an opportunity to explore economic, environmental, cultural and personal sustainability in the Four Corners region as I seek to understand why the Bears Ears was protected in the first place, and what is at stake with Trump's recent decision to dramatically decrease the monument's boundaries. I'll bring this learning and perspective home with me as a high school teacher and outdoor educator, helping students connect with wild spaces, inspiring environmental stewardship, a stronger sense of community, and fostering personal well-being. I'm proud to be an Ambassador to The Cairn Project and to catalyze this trip into something that expands access to outdoor adventure for young women in Southwest Colorado and around the country! Learn more about The Cairn Project's program Ambassadors (me included!) at our website: cairnproject.org.
Inteersted in learning even more about my trip? Check out this blog post!
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