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Gordan Thibedeau, Group Chairman, welcomes you to the Fort Collins Group of the Colorado Mountain Club. We are a community of more than 300 adventure-loving outdoorspeople who enjoy experiencing Colorado's mountains. Whether it's a hike around Horsetooth Reservoir, a climb of Longs Peak, a fishing trip on the Poudre River, or simply a potluck social, we invite you to join us!

Please check out our Activity Schedule page for upcoming trips and other club activities. Guests are welcome, please don't be shy to see what we have to offer! Note that all of our leaders are trained in leadership, safety, and wilderness first aid skills.

The Fort Collins Group is one of 13 regional chapters of the Colorado Mountain Club, which is headquartered in Golden, Colorado.

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February - Potluck Meeting and Gear Swap -- Exploring the History Surrounding Our Foothills

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019:  

Join the Colorado Mountain Club Fort Collins Group for a fun evening as we share our potluck dinner favorites and check out the gear swap items. Relax and hear Carolyn Hammond share what she has researched about the early history surrounding our foothills. The further back in our local history you look, the more you will find land characteristics dictated how this area was developed and what happened along the way. Enjoy historical perspectives such as in 1904 when Highway 34 to Estes Park was a very narrow, shoulderless version of what it is today. If a stagecoach encountered a wagon, the wagon had to unhitch its horses and be disassembled so the coach could pass. To do this and reassemble the wagon took the team of people a large amount of time, so imagine if the stagecoach met several wagons in a day!

Come join Carolyn as she captivates you with the adventures of our past and shares this connection with the land through our local history.

TimePotluck at 6:30 p.m., Presentation at 7:30 p.m

LocationFort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr., Fort Collins, Prairie Sage #3 Meeting Room