The Colorado 14ers: A CMC Pack Guide, 3rd Edition
By the Colorado Mountain Club Foundation
The portable guide to the standard routes up all the fifty-four 14ers.
• Beautiful color photos of the mountains.
• A format that fits the pocket or pack.
• The most information on the 14ers, for the least amount of money.
Over half-a-million climbers attempt to climb at least one of the Colorado 14ers every summer. They photocopy the route description in the big guidebook (See The Colorado 14ers: The Standard Routes) and when the photocopy blows away in the wind or is ruined by rain, they are lost.
The Colorado 14ers Pack Guide measures 4 X 7 inches and weighs less than 4 ounces. In this portable book format, each description includes clear, concise directions for driving to the trailhead, where to park, a route description, a map of the route, difficulty rating, elevation gain, round-trip distance, estimated time to the summit and back, the nearest town, and the name and number of agency responsible for the trail. As the most up-to-date book available, The Colorado 14ers covers all access issues (as of this writing in 2010, one 14er is closed to climbers and one has limited access and a fee).
All the routes have been approved by the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), or the responsible agency, be that the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, or the National Park Service. The CFI is a non-profit that has built or rebuilt 23 of these routes and seeks to educate all 14er climbers about protecting and conserving mountain routes.
THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB FOUNDATION receives, administers and disburses funds to support expeditions to such far-flung places as the Himalayas and China. Since 1981, the Foundation has given grants to students in college or graduate school doing research in history, geology, geography, biology, and other aspects of Colorado’s Mountains. The Foundation is located in the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.
120 pages, 4" X 7", 56 color photos, rounded corners, paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9842213-2-5