In Partnership with Wilkinson Public Library

The San Miguel River Watershed and surrounding regions are home to some of the most adventurous souls in the West. Whether running rivers, trekking or skiing to remote areas, climbing high mountains or any number of other adventurous pursuits around the world, almost all expeditions can be tied to a culture, a people, and a Watershed. The Watershed Expedition Series endeavors to lasso these folks, if even for a moment, and have them share the insights and stories of their travels through film, photographs and personal dialogue.

history of the program

Our former VISTA intern Sophia Cinnamon (sophia@tellurideinstitute.org) spearheaded the project, with an emphasis, she says, on “creating a platform for local explorers to share with the community about their adventures and the relation to the natural resources they depend on to travel and recreate.” We hope to continue this series free of charge to the community of Telluride!

“We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields, and we ask that they teach us and show us the way.” (Chinook Blessing Litany)