Why We Do What We Do

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?!”

Our Voice Was Heard: Over-Snow Vehicle Rule Announced

CMC’s Backcountry Snowsports Initiative (BSI) was pleased to see positive changes in the final rule, but now the real work begins. With the national framework in place, winter travel planning now transitions to a local process where land managers will be gathering input and deciding which trails, skin tracks, ridgelines, powder bowls, tree runs, habitat areas and watersheds will be open or closed to OSV use. We need local backcountry experts like you to weigh in on which areas need protection, where conflicts are occurring and how best to manage recreational uses on Colorado’s winter landscapes.

Advocating for Human-Powered Recreation on Capitol Hill

CMC Conservation Manager Julie Mach recently returned from a trip to Washington DC where she represented the club and the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative alongside Outdoor Alliance (OA) recreation groups from around the country. The two-day event included advocacy workshops and … Continued

6 Reasons to Attend the 22nd Annual Backcountry Bash

Looking for something to do on a Saturday night that’s affordable, family friendly, and AWESOME? Well, the Colorado Mountain Club has the solution for you! Escape another couch-ridden night watching reruns and spice up your Saturday on Nov. 15 by … Continued

Conservation Minute

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In today’s polarized society, natural resources have become the battleground for issues such as government size, national budget, arms control, and land ownership.  With a constant barrage of escalating negative news, it can seem like we will never reach a place … Continued

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