Soaring mountains give way to magnificent glaciers, towering rock formations, pristine fields of ice and stone, and some of America’s most classic trails. In the winter, Glacier National Park becomes a veritable wonderland of mountains contrasted with frozen waterways, snowy … Continued
Imagine sharing a cappuccino with the towering spires of the Dolomites. Imagine discovering historical treasures by day such as Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and the preserved body of Otzi, the prehistoric iceman. Imagine visiting antique churches dating from the Middle Ages, battlefields of World War I and staying in luxurious hotels and refugios with delicious food. Welcome to the Dolomites, the natural wonder of Northern Italy, where Italian style meets some of Europe’s most extraordinary mountain scenery. If you enjoy world-class hiking with a touch of style, you don’t want to miss the Colorado Mountain Club’s trip to the heart of the Dolomites. From the fashionable streets of Milan to the rustic alleys of Corvara, we’ll explore the best of Northern Italy in this exciting tour. Here are five reasons to hike the Dolomites with the Colorado Mountain Club.
by G. Jeff Golden CMC Marketing Manager 1. Be Prepared for Varied Terrain Spring as known as mud season in the high country, and for good reason. There’s a lot of it. Your boots, socks and lower legs are … Continued
By Jason Kolaczkowski Connor and Kade (left to right) taking a break at Colter Bay. Not too long after we introduced our boys to the baby carrying packs and the joys of hiking, my wife and I also celebrated our fifth … Continued
By Jason Kolaczkowski It was a very simple hike on a very simple trail with a very simple goal: get the boys on a hike and see how they do. The boys had just turned 9 months old the weekend before, … Continued
by CMC member Jason Kolaczkowski Introduction After climbing Denali I now shift my attention to something smaller scale, but infinitely more important. It’s small: just local hikes, probably often times not even getting outside of the Denver/Metro area. Although, we’re … Continued
by Sherry Richardson Forty-one CMCers enjoyed the 2015 In-State Outing held in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Elk Creek Campground in Grand Lake was perfect for our gathering. Most folks tented, while a few opted for the comforts of a … 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 Leave No Trace Center of Outdoor Ethics This copyrighted information has been reprinted with permission of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics www.LNT.org Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, … Continued