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July 2020 Updates

July 2020 Updates Moving Toward a More Inclusive, Diverse, and Equitable Cottonwood Gulch Cottonwood Gulch is embarking on a strategic planning process that will guide the organization for years to come. As a central part of that process, we are committed to creating...

Partnerships that Meet Community Needs

Partnerships that Meet Community Needs Dead and down wood stacked and awaiting pickup  Partnerships That Meet Community NeedsJuly 2020 is the quietest July our Base Camp has seen in decades–no summer treks, no Rendezvous, no school groups–but we’ve...

Miller Moth Madness!

Read more about… Places Wilderness Wisdom Summer Treks School Treks Backcountry Cuisine Miller Moth Madness! Army Cutworm aka Miller MothEuxoa AuxiliarisHere in the high desert of the Southwestern US, May brings with it not only strong winds but as you seek...

Gratitude and Reciprocity

Read more about… Places Wilderness Wisdom Summer Treks School Treks Backcountry Cuisine 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...

Arch McCallum is Birding and So Can You!

Read more about… Places Wilderness Wisdom Summer Treks School Treks Backcountry Cuisine 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...