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Donate to Support the Gulch, and our new Strategic Plan!

Donate to Support the Gulch, and our new Strategic Plan!

Give Today December 2, 2021Dear Gulch Community, What a year we’ve had! Despite the pandemic, we have much to celebrate: we completed a successful summer, we are currently working with over 20 different schools, and we brought over 1,000 young trekkers on outdoor...

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Partnerships that Meet Community Needs

Partnerships that Meet Community Needs

Partnerships That Meet Community Needs July 2020 is the quietest July our Base Camp has seen in decades--no summer treks, no Rendezvous, no school groups--but we've kept ourselves plenty busy. In addition to several infrastructure projects (see the base camp updates...

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Miller Moth Madness!

Miller Moth Madness!

Army Cutworm aka Miller Moth Euxoa Auxiliaris Here in the high desert of the Southwestern US, May brings with it not only strong winds but as you seek shelter from the wind you may find you are not the only creature seeking respite inside your home, or cabin or tent....

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Cottonwood Gulch Creature Feature: The Reptiles of Base Camp

Cottonwood Gulch Creature Feature: The Reptiles of Base Camp

A couple weeks ago, I found myself taking a break under a large piñon tree at Base Camp. With summer treks cancelled due to the pandemic, a lot of our time has been spent working hard on infrastructure projects such as tilling the farm or preparing lumber. At 10:30...

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Gratitude and Reciprocity

Gratitude and Reciprocity

The day before Albuquerque closed all schools, Monica and I were at South Valley Prep teaching the eighth graders “how to pack a backcountry backpack” in preparation for their upcoming five-day Wilderness expedition. As part of the Students in Wilderness Initiative...

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Arch McCallum is Birding and So Can You!

I first met Arch McCallum in an RV campground in the center of Las Vegas, Nevada. Camille Torfs-Leibman and I had driven from Albuquerque the previous day, picking up Lee Farnham in Gallup after he had recreated his first trip to the Gulch, hopping off the train and...

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Cottonwood Gulch continues to evolve and update our programs to adhere to local and national COVID guidelines. Below is a summary of our programs, and a link to our current COVID guidelines. Please note: our Basecamp and Albuquerque office are currently closed to the...

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We’ve assigned Jordan Stone to Executive Director detail!

We’ve assigned Jordan Stone to Executive Director detail!

We are thrilled to announce Jordan Stone has accepted the Executive Director Position at Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions!  Jordan will be starting full time work on April 2, 2020, however, he will be working a little beforehand to meet staff and participate in the...

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