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Longtime Colorado Mountain Club instructor, leader and author Jack Reed has passed away

Posted July 1, 2015

The Colorado Mountain Club is deeply saddened that dedicated volunteer and member (John) Jack Reed passed away June 25, 2015.

Jack was a CMC member and volunteer since 1958. He taught navigation and geology for many years for Wilderness Trekking School and regularly led related trips. His wife, Linda, was also a longtime CMC member before she passed away in 2014. Together they opened their home in Genesee to CMC classes and students. Jack had a distinguished career with the USGS and wrote several books, including Rocks Above the Clouds, which is published by CMC Press.

A memorial service is planned for 10:00 am, Thursday, July 9th at Mount Vernon Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Jack’s name to the Colorado Mountain Club or Friends of Dinosaur Ridge.