Throughout the season, the Stewardship Team had the opportunity to lead projects in trail maintenance, construction, and restoration. Many long days were filled crosscutting in the Raggeds Wilderness and San Isabel National Forest, monitoring trail conditions on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, building dams in the Rio Grande Natural Area, gathering trail-use data for the Salida Ranger District, and installing post-and-cable fencing in Badger Flats to close off unsustainable roads.
The CMC Stewardship Team and the Monte Vista BLM participated on Saturday, Sept. 10 in the 2016 ASU Cares Day, which is a day that Adams State University dedicates to completing various volunteer projects throughout the San Luis Valley.
by Curtis Beutler CMC Stewardship Team Late August is a special time to be in Colorado’s Alpine regions, cool nights and mornings coupled with fairly consistent weather make for ideal conditions for thru hikers and peak baggers alike. Whether it’s early morning frost on your rainfly or a hint of changing color in the trees, […]
My time with the Club is not quite over, but up until now I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects that have all been challenging, enlightening and very fun!
This fragmentation of wildlife and their migration routes has had a negative impact on the once bountiful elk, mule deer and bighorn sheep populations that once flourished in and around this area. Once an ideal area for hunting, Badger Flats has now been overrun with noise pollution and harmful impacts.
The Colorado Mountain Club is welcoming three interns for the summer months. Reed Fischer, Libby Gemperline and Beth Ebisch are joining the CMC team to help with marketing, membership and the Backcountry Snowsport Initiative. Reed Fischer will be working closely with the marketing and membership departments. Reed is a Minnesota native currently studying public relations and English […]
Whenever people ask me what my job is, they usually respond with something along the lines of “Wow! That is so cool that you get to spend so much time in the outdoors! I’m so jealous!” And while it is true that being outside for a majority of the time is a definite plus, my position as a member of the CMC Stewardship Team is much more than that: it includes being outside for 10 hours a day in the hot sun with little shade, working with tools that make you sweat and your muscles sore, and trying to push past the thoughts of “What did I get myself into?!”
It’s time for you to MountainUp. The Colorado Mountain Club is helping you harness the power of summer adventure this July and August to benefit outdoor education, conservation and the mountain lifestyle. Choose your own adventure, big or small, and use your inspiring goals, stories and photos to motivate others to sponsor you with monetary […]
The Colorado Mountain Club’s Conservation Department is excited to introduce the 2016 Stewardship Team. The Team is an active group of eager and enthusiastic conservation professionals that make informed decisions and impactful measures that directly correlate with some of Colorado’s biggest conservation issues and concerns. The Team also engages the public in volunteer projects which […]
In Colorado, our 13 national park sites showcase the unique outdoor spaces, culture and history that define our state. But despite their importance to Colorado’s economy and our natural and cultural heritage, our national park sites are in trouble.
I started attending summer camps with the CMC’s Youth Education Program when I was 12, enticed by a mild interest in rock climbing. I had so much fun that I convinced my parents to sign me up for several more programs that summer and every year following. Two years ago, when I new course was introduced, I immediately leapt at the opportunity to go on the Teen Ventures Outdoor Leadership Summit. I signed up a bit skeptical about the prospect of a week focused on teambuilding and volunteer work. It turned out to be my favorite week all summer. I could go on a multi-hour rant about how much fun I had, but for the sake of brevity, I’ll condense it into a list of the nine best parts of the trip.
EDIT: APRIL FOOLS! The Colorado Mountain Club is thrilled to announce that Mt. Elbert is now officially recognized at 14,539 feet, making it the highest mountain in the contiguous United States. That honor was previously held by 14,505-foot Mt. Whitney in California. “COLORADO RULES,” said a CMC spokeswoman in a press release. That was the […]