One Step is Easy

So there I was, a heavily weighted fixed glare at two pieces of two by four that for some forsaken reason did not make a right angle as their humbled carpenter (me) had intended them to. Deep breaths, reassuring words and most importantly the help of the educators here at CR were quick to put…

“Getting My Hands Dirty”

I came to Moab in August of 2013 to take a job guiding rock climbing – my passion since high school. I had been living out of a minivan, travelling, climbing, and working for months, a handful of dollars to my name, and it seemed like an exciting next step: my dream job, in a…

We Came to Build a House

We shifted our lives, moved continents, moved emotional mountains to be here in Moab 2020, to be under the gaze of the La Sals and the beautiful valleys she fosters. We came tied by believing in a better future for ourselves. We wanted to be part of at least building one house (on the cusp between…

Taz's Community Rebuilds Success

I accidentally discovered Moab about 7 years ago and immediately fell in love with this magical place. I knew this is where I wanted to build a house one day. This was obviously just a really distant dream and I had no idea this would actually become true. Moab has been growing a lot and…

The Dusty Dance of Belonging

 “Ground into your roots and stand in your truth, you are safe here.” Words I continually told myself at the beginning of my 5 month journey at CR. I felt like a stranger in a strange land, on a new planet far from my own. As fear fueled questions dictated by self criticism threatened my sense of belonging, I…

Chelsea Cobb’s Success Story

I was still in high school when I came to Moab for the first time. Spring break of my Junior year. Until I arrived, I knew nothing of the sleepy town; only a little bit about the climbing that drew me to the area. I drank the water, got red dirt under my fingernails, and…

Sheila’s Story

I moved to Moab in 2005.  Within weeks, I was in love with the place and the community.  I felt like I had come home.  I wanted to stay.  I found that I had a passion for teaching and settled into a rewarding (although low-paying) role as an educator in this wonderful town. For a handful of years, I…

To Behold and be Held

I’ll miss waking up before dawn, dressing in the dark,  stumbling down the stairs into the kitchen Flicking the lights, oiling a pan Making breakfast, coffee and lunch Sausage and egg  Lentils of course So many lentils  Sitting down at the table  Listening to the house wake up  Alarms and footsteps, doors opening  I try…

Challenge Equals Friendship

Making the decision to come to Moab was not a hard decision to make. The area is very attractive for an adventurous soul like myself. The outdoor adventure activities are abundant and too many to list. I’m into mountain biking and Moab has been an amazing play ground to explore. Some of my roommates are…

A Day in the Life of a CR Intern

WAKE UP HEAD DOWNSTAIRS FOR BREAKFAST BIKE TO WORK IN TIME TO WITNESS A BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE GET TAUGHT NEW SKILLS BY SOME KNOWLEDGABLE INSTRUCTORS PET THE SITE DOGS GET TO WORK BREAK FOR LUNCH IN THE PARK BACK TO WORK CELEBRATE A GOOD DAYS WORK AND A JOB WELL DONE GO ON AN EVENING HIKE…