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The local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

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A group of college-aged students help to build trails at just under 13,000 feet up off of Kit Carson Peak on Saturday July 29, 2017. as they work with the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute. The organization invites them to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field. The students work on the realignment of the Kit Carson-Challenger Ridge Summit Trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Sara Scherschligt, 22, a student of the University of Kansas takes a swim in Willow Lake after a day helping the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute with trail building on Saturday July 29, 2017. The organization invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field. The students work on the realignment of the Kit Carson-Challenger Ridge Summit Trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Jack Clark, left, a student at Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, does the group's laundry after they finish a day of trail building for the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The organization invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field. The students work on the realignment of the Kit Carson-Challenger Ridge Summit Trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Jennifer Peterson, of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, takes a moment before continuing on the Willow Lake trail that extends for six miles to their base camp on Saturday July 29, 2017. The local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute invites college-aged kids from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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The mountains as seen from the trail head of Willow Lake that is where the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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College students, picked by the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute, enjoy their dinner meal of chili and corn bread pancakes after a long day of work. The organization invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field. The students work on the realignment of the Kit Carson-Challenger Ridge Summit Trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Jennifer Peterson, of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, hikes through a river bed on the Willow Lake trail that extends for six miles to the Rocky Mountain Field Institute base camp on Saturday July 29, 2017. The local nonprofit invites college-aged students from all around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field. The students work on the realignment of the Kit Carson-Challenger Ridge Summit Trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Jennifer Peterson, right, hands letters to Michelle Miller, left, and Anna Socha, 21, of Seattle, Washington and a student of the University of Victoria, from their family and friends at base camp on Saturday July 29, 2017. The local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute invites college-aged kids from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field. The students work on the realignment of the Kit Carson-Challenger Ridge Summit Trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Several tents are set out by the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Several of the college-aged students gather after a day's work for the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute that invites them from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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The local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Hammocks hang in the trees at base camp where the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Students enjoy refreshing swims in Willow Lake after a day helping the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute with trail building on Saturday July 29, 2017. The organization invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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The local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Mary Lundin, Francesca Watts, Joe Lavorini from left, clean water filters after a days work for the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute that invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on the Kit Carson peak, a 14er, where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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The local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute invites college-aged students from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Students from the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute, make dinner of chili and cornbread pancakes as they take part in a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Jack Clark, left, and Will Weeks, 20, of Colorado Springs and a student of CU Boulder, relax after a days work with the local nonprofit Rocky Mountain Field Institute inviteS college-aged kids from around the country to a 30-day program that starts in the classroom and ends in the field: on a 14er where they camp out and do trail work on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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