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RogersMills Team

 

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It’s the moment right before you flick on your headlamp, when you see the stars in sharp relief above you.  It’s the expanse of sparkling snow before you as you glide silently through the winter wildlands, the smell of sun-baked pine clinging to your shoulders as you walk through a thick carpet of wildflowers, the jagged peaks marching off below you as you gaze from atop a 14,000 foot summit, the light reflected in friends eyes when you gather by the campfire at the end of the day.  This is the Colorado experience. And from it’s beginning, the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) has created, defined and protected it.

 

This is the heart of CMC – a combination of experience, belief, and action.  It began in 1912 with charter members Enos Mills and James Grafton Rogers. For Mills and Rogers, the Colorado outdoor experience represented a state where borders, differences and the petty concerns of mankind melted away.  It was this belief that drove them to spend years educating, organizing and advocating for the designation of Rocky Mountain National Park - a move that ensured the Colorado experience for generations to come, and laid the foundation for the future of CMC.

 

Today, CMC’s Lands Department continues the Rogers/Mills legacy by promoting quiet recreation, protecting wild lands, creating access to Colorado’s best places, and engaging in stewardship of the places that hold so much meaning for CMC members.  At the core of the Lands Department is the RogersMills Team.

 

RogersMills Team members make up a community of individuals from across the state that are dedicated to conserving the Colorado experience.  For just $5 a month, members can attend four seasonal events and two gatherings free of charge (travel and incidentals not included).  A description of each function is written below.  In addition, members choose which Lands Department initiative to direct their monthly funds to: Wilds, Access, Recreation – Backcountry Snowsports Initiative, Recreation - Summersports, Stewardship, or All.

 

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Seasonal Events

 

Fall: Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Golden

Attend one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals.

Winter: 10th Mountain Division Hut Trip, Summit County

Experience a winter sojourn and overnight in a spectacular hut.

Spring: Sandhill Crane Viewing Tour, San Luis Valley

Witness a migration event millions of years in the making.

Summer: Eco-Go Pack Supported Stewardship Trip, Continental Divide

Spend a week in the backcountry working trails and chatting by the fire.


Meeting & Gatherings

 

Come together with other RogersMills team members, Lands Department staff, and CMC Conservation Committees from across the state.  Hear about the latest Lands projects and lend your voice to drive the direction and prioritization of projects throughout Colorado.  Stick around after the midday meeting for hiking, exploring, dinner and a campfire.

June: Meeting & Gathering , Rifle Falls State Park, Rifle

October: Meeting & Gathering, Sylvan Lake State Park, Eagle