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About Emma George

Emma George grew up on a small cattle ranch in Indian Valley, where she developed a curiosity about natural processes that inspired her to pursue biology at The College of Idaho. She is now a Master’s student at San Diego State University, where she studies coral reef ecology around the world.

In the Wild Heart

The water washes the numbness from my legs as we drag the kayaks behind us up the river. Despite it being the start of June in the Owyhee Mountains, early summer in the high desert has brought temperatures that make me regret leaving my gloves on the kitchen table at home.

The thought of handling metal tent poles with bare hands sends a shiver through my body and I’m glad that four miles of the Owyhee River flow between me and the campsite. Continue reading

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