Colorado is home to some of the world’s most iconic trout waters, and some are less than an hour and a half-drive from the Front Range. These rivers and streams attract anglers of all different skill levels and have become a fly-fishing mecca for those who enjoy stunning scenery and beautiful trout.
Heading into the outdoors is often not about survival situations, but instead about reconnecting with Mother Nature, enjoying the splendor of the mountains and finding peace and tranquility. Trails play a vital role in connecting communities with the outdoors in … Continued
The American Alpine Club is partnering with Alpinist and climbing organizations across the country to launch a survey on the occurrence of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the climbing world. The goal is to quantify the extent of this problem in the … Continued
Bored with downhill skiing? Looking for a different way to enjoy winter? A CMC Adventure Trip just returned from Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah. We caught up with them to learn how they enjoyed this brilliant trip idea. … Continued
The In-State-Outing has been a CMC tradition for over 100 years. This year, a group of CMCers went down to Pagosa Springs. The group enjoyed four days of hikes, 14 catered meals, entertainment, a ranger talk and fishing in the … Continued
When I trod the paths through nature’s greatest, I find places that eternally mark my heart, the places that change my very being and dictate the way I choose to live. They stay with me more vividly than almost any experience in the human spectrum. And the magnitude of this discovery keeps me forever plodding down Earth’s secret walkways.
So I’ve done some traveling with these two feet, and I’ve started to create a visual story using maps. Here is the beginning of my “Map Diaries”, a story I’ll keep writing for the rest of my life.
Recently, a CMC member asked me how I grew to love the outdoors. After thinking about it, I replied: “I owe it to Mr. Payne, my high school cross-country coach.” That conversation got me thinking about other people who shared inspiration and encouragement: my college buddy who convinced me to go on our first backpacking trip together, a friend who invited me to go rock climbing, my supervisor at Outward Bound who challenged me to take up sea kayaking, etc. These people shared their passions with me and encouraged my life-long learning in the outdoors.