By Conservation Director Julie Mach Two new staff joined the CMC Conservation Department this winter to help the Forest Service manage winter recreation in the San Juan Mountains. Chris Snell and Kricket Scheerer are our new Snow Rangers and we … Continued
By Michael Restivo Despite going blind in high school, Golden local and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer is one of the world’s foremost adventure athletes. Erik became the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest and subsequently climb the Seven Summits, the … Continued
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
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.
An interview with physical therapist Patrick Naylor What are you seeing in terms of the prevalence of ski injuries in recent years? We’ve seen a 50 percent decrease in the number of injuries in skiers since the 1970s, due in … Continued
Ah…Finally! The stressful work week has ended and it is time for some much needed R&R in the backcountry. Unfortunately, you strap on your skis only to realize they too are tying you down. Is it too much to ask … Continued
By Greg Mears Every backcountry skier remembers the day they discover a new area to ski— copious amounts of mental energy and calories have been expended in the pursuit of that next “secret stash.” Some will spend hours poring over … Continued