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Peru & Spring News

Posted on April 13th, 2009 by natalie

Peru & Spring News What a beautiful spring it has been up here in the high Rockies at The Link School – full of potentialOne of our primary goals with the school is to bring academics to life for the students with engaging field experiences that illumine their studies. Our major expedition during the first […]

100% Baby Alpaca

Posted on March 12th, 2009 by natalie

“100% BABY ALPACA”  is a presentation on a unique expedition, that a group of students were able to take to South America this winter. The Link School is an expeditionary high school located just north of Buena Vista. Comprised of thirteen students and five staff who live and work together in a close communtity. In […]

Final Post – by Bobby

Posted on February 10th, 2009 by natalie

We arrived back at the Lodge last night around 1:30am after travelling for 24 hours from Lima through customs in Miami and then back to Denver and into the Yukons.   Whew.   That’s a lot of herding, but the students did great through all the travel gyrations.   It had been three really early mornings in a […]

El Misti: The Link School goes to 19,100 (by Natalie)

Posted on February 6th, 2009 by natalie


Pedro’s Post

Posted on February 4th, 2009 by natalie

We have been on quite the round of tours during our four weeks here in Peru, but we just had an exceptional tour, in a bit unexpected place. Lake Titicaca is known as the highest navigable lake in the world, because the Peruvian government ordered six gun-ships from England to protect their border on the […]

Amy’s Update

Posted on February 4th, 2009 by natalie

I have spent many months in parts of Asia, Europe, and South America and written countless e-mails detailing the events of each trip.  The words have always flown freely from me as I react the the new, exciting, and sometimes frightening experiences.  Always, I have responses and questions to what I see and I am […]

Lake Titicaca (by Sarita W.)

Posted on February 4th, 2009 by natalie

My watch alarm annoys me into wakefulness at 6:21. Rolling over I tell Shawnee that it is time to get up. She agrees but it is another 10 minutes before I get out of bed and another 15 before she does. We pack and talk about the the festival of the Virgen De La Candalias […]

Burdens (a poem by Ariana)

Posted on February 2nd, 2009 by natalie

We went over this sacred pass for the Andean people. They carry a stone up the pass and leave it there on the cairns. Everyone in the group carried up a stone, or multiple. We were told to take that rock and make it resemble something we wanted to leave behind. Personally, I took up […]

El Bosque at Ausangate (by Forrest)

Posted on February 1st, 2009 by natalie

This past week we hiked through the Ausangate region of southern Peru. To get there it was a long, winding bus ride from Cusco and when we got into the little mountain town of Tinki the bus got stuck so the walk began a bit early.  I had been feeling sick and the next three […]

Ausangate Trek – Day Three (by Jess)

Posted on February 1st, 2009 by natalie

We started our day shrouded in mist. The glacier that hugs the cliffs of Ausungate was hidden from us, but we could hear massive chunks of ice falling off of it. It had rained for most of the night and by the time we started walking it was beginning to snow. We had two passes […]