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Wilderness Program Field Director Competes to Raise Money for Children’s Justice Center by Trenna Ahlstrom   Assistant Field Director Gordon Harris is gearing up to compete in the 170 mile, 7-day endurance race known as the Grand to Grand (G2G) Ultra. The 49-year-old was awarded a scholarship to allow him to participate in the competition…

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  By: Christopher Tolen Psy.D – Therapist and Director of Testing Several years ago, a wise ecclesiastical leader of mine taught me a great lesson. He helped me to understand that a pebble held close to the eye appears to be larger-than-life, an object of gigantic proportion. With the pebble very close to your eye, it…

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A staff from one of our sister programs recently had a run-in with a former student while on a climbing trip in Joshua Tree. In his own words: (photos by Thomas Holmes) “His name was Reuben (he said “ya, Reuben like the sandwich”).  He was in his 20s so he must have been one of…

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The following is a letter written by a RedCliff graduate to his cousin in the program offering encouragement and tips he learned along the way! This letter is shared with permission and some names were changed. Thank you so much for sharing! We miss you Guiding Feather, you continue to live true to your earth…

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Anger and Self Doubt From heavy drugs and self harm to happiness, this is my story.  “I’m going to do whatever I want and I don’t care any more.” That’s how Emily T. describes her attitude. “My life was falling apart before RedCliff. I was into a lot of heavy drugs and drinking. I had…

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From Potential Drop Out to College Student For Lauren H. the road to recovery was not a one stop destination. But the 20-year-old college student credits RedCliff Ascent for being the first, possibly most important, stop on her journey. Lauren was an angry 16-year-old who found herself in the Utah wilderness after an unhealthy relationship…

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