Whether you’re new to Colorado or new to hiking, you’ve probably heard people mention 14ers. A 14er (or fourteener) is a mountain with a peak exceeding 14,000′ in elevation. When you reach the top, you’re rewarded with incredibly scenery (Pikes … Continued
Want to go from beginner hiker to confident trekker in just one season? The Colorado Mountain Club’s Ascending Hikes Series is an opportunity to make new friends, explore more of Colorado’s hiking trails, and increase hiking speed and stamina. Hikes … Continued
By CMC Conservation Director Julie Mach Have you hiked the Decalibron? Did you know you that you were surrounded by private property? Did you know what is public land and what is not? Did you know that if you enter … Continued
Classic pre-dawn morning start. On the trail by 04:00 to climb the gully. The advantage of doing it this way is you do not have to look up at what you are climbing. By day, it is a miserable little gully, both up and down. But at night, it just feels like a steep ascent on sketchy dirt and rock. Crawling along the solid gully wall was the best way. Another reason for an early start is the weather. In our case, weather would be our friend all day long.
By Alan Spriggs I didn’t start out trying to climb the fourteeners. Like many folks I know, when I first moved to Colorado in in 1985 I just wanted to explore this incredible state. Every valley, every basin, every mountain … Continued