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CMC Holiday Gift Guide

CMC Holiday Gift Guide

Dreaming about a summer 2021 road trip? Already itching to hit the slopes? Whether it's the perfect stocking stuffer or a guide to plan for the coming year, these CMC titles will provide a bright light for the Colorado enthusiast in your life.

The Great American Outdoors Act

The Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON - President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law in August, allocating $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and $9.5 billion to the maintenance and restoration of public lands.

How to Build a Natural First Aid Kit

How to Build a Natural First Aid Kit

Calendula, arnica and curcumin – oh my! No, these are not threats you will find as you follow the yellow brick hiking path, but rather plants-based ingredients you should consider adding to the first aid kit you carry.

A Few Words with CMC Instructor Jeff Speake

A Few Words with CMC Instructor Jeff Speake

Jeff Speake has been an active member of the Colorado Mountain Club for 12 years. After years of avid beach trips and scuba diving, he changed course for the mountains.

Member Stories: Laura Slivinksi

Member Stories: Laura Slivinksi

Vertical spires of rock arched from the ground and into the sky. Laura Slivinski balanced on the two foot sidewalk formed by the ridge.

A 100th Fourteener to Share

A 100th Fourteener to Share

Clouds rolled in suddenly, rain and hail pelting his back as he continued higher. Six inches of snow fluttered down, painting the Barr Trail in white, uncommon for the late summer months.

Longs Peak, The Monarch of the Rockies

Longs Peak, The Monarch of the Rockies

“THE KEYHOLE ROUTE IS NOT A HIKE. IT IS A CLIMB THAT CROSSES ENORMOUS SHEER VERTICAL ROCK FACES, OFTEN WITH FALLING ROCKS, REQUIRING SCRAMBLING, WHERE AN UN-ROPED FALL WOULD LIKELY BE FATAL. THE ROUTE HAS NARROW LEDGES, LOOSE ROCK, AND STEEP CLIFFS,” —ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK PRESS RELEASE

Scrambling Boulder's Flatirons: Inclusive Recreation

Scrambling Boulder's Flatirons: Inclusive Recreation

Recreation is essential to our health and our overall wellness, especially as the days spent apart begin to out-number the ones together. Recreation affords us the space to exercise, to connect with our community, our city, and to reset after a particularly chaotic day. Some sports, however, are more accessible than others.

Safer at Home and in the Vast Great Outdoors

Safer at Home and in the Vast Great Outdoors

DENVER - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Level 2 Phase of Reopening, allowing residents to venture back into the mountains.

COVID-19 & Colorado Mountain Club Programming

The health and well-being of our Colorado Mountain Comunity is our highest priority. As the new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, we wanted to share some actions we are taking to protect our CMC community.

CMC Guest Blog: Pemba Sherpa

CMC Guest Blog: Pemba Sherpa

Pemba Sherpa has been involved with the CMC since the ’90s. After migrating to the United States from Nepal, Pemba has dedicated his life to giving back to the people of Nepal. From creating viable infrastructure high in the Himalaya, …

CMC Receives Grant to Overhaul Club Archives

CMC Receives Grant to Overhaul Club Archives

The Colorado Mountain Club has received a $5,000 grant from the Colorado Historical Advisory Board that will allow us to digitize and rediscover our history over the next year.

Colorado Backcountry: To Ski or Not to Ski

For those of you thinking about adding backcountry skiing to your repertoire, here’s what you should know before investing.

4 Quick (and Dirty) Tips for Spring Hiking in Colorado

4 Quick (and Dirty) Tips for Spring Hiking in Colorado

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 …

Safety First: Some Tips for Planning a Backcountry Ski Trip

Safety First: Some Tips for Planning a Backcountry Ski Trip

By Donny Roth, Dynafit Athlete and Professional Ski Guide Don’t slip! Be careful! Be safe. How many times have you said these words? and yet, do they really help the situation? they elevate awareness levels, which might be good, but …