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Cristina Edwards

Cristina Edwards
Cristina is a Backpacking Instructor and the Expeditions Financial Aid Counselor at NOLS Headquarters. She’s one of seven siblings, a Libra, and an overplanner. She enjoys baking box cakes, training her dog, and reading graphic novels.

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How to Take the Mountains Home: A Gateway Scholar Reflects on Horsepacking

By Cristina Edwards on 11/19/18 7:40 AM


Picture captured by Eve Cinquino.

Before Rebeca Espinosa set off on her Wilderness Horsepacking course, she wasn’t sure she’d be challenged on the 21-day expedition. With horses carrying all the gear, and students and instructors riding on horseback, it was hard to see what about the course could be difficult.

At 5:45 a.m. the next day, it became clearer. 

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Topics: Gateway Partner, Gateway Scholar, Live the Dream, horsepacking, scholarship