The Challenge of Building in Wilderness

The 2014 trail season has begun! This season my co-worker, Miriam, and I will be breaking ground on a two-year project on El Diente Peak. This remote peak is located in the Lizard Head Wilderness southwest of Telluride. Because it lies in a wilderness area special...

Help CFI Select a Colorado 14ers Specialty License Plate

Colorado has many custom license plates to choose from that raise awareness about and provide funding for various causes and organizations. Over the years we’ve heard from hikers and climbers who wanted a specialty plate that celebrated their love for the 14ers and...

How Many People Climb the 14ers Anyway?

One of the most commonly asked questions I hear at CFI is: “How many people climb the 14ers?” These high peaks are much-loved by people from across the country. Hit one of the Front Range 14ers on a July or August weekend when the weather is perfect and you are...

The Perspective Inspired by Chicago Basin

“Each landscape allows or inhibits perspective, and that creates the culture.”                                                   -archaeologist, Tom Windes I am sitting outside the basecamp tent, watching the rabbits chase each other underneath the goat-wool-strewn...

Colorado College Project Brings Back the Memories

It seems every time I go on trail I get asked how I landed in my position. Did you study forestry? How many years of trail work have you done? Did you always want to do trail work? Sometimes I am caught off guard by the over estimations people make about my work...