Eating Outside

Cooking while camping can be a challenge! After many hours and miles on the trail, sore from accomplishing valuable work, deciding on a delicious dinner sometimes seems overwhelming. So, one of my favorite ways to add some nutritious variety is through sauce! This...

Conservation and Preservation: an Essential Balance

In the trail construction industry, it is common to meet a large number of individuals who found their way into this line of work through a season or two with non-profit Conservation Corps. For instance, many of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative employees cut their...

10 Truths Taught on the Trail

As I am coming off of my second month with CFI, I seem to have a slew of family members and friends floating (or launching) some version of the same question my way: What have you learned from everything you’re doing out in Colorado? And so, I bring to you these...

Our Impact on the Alpine

It’s the Fourth of July today. Thousands and thousands of star-spangled Coloradans, natives and transplants alike, are taking to the trail to celebrate their independence from taxation without representation and sub-alpine air pressure. As these hordes run...

Three Trees of the Colorado Rockies

There are many native trees living across the state of Colorado; I am going to focus on three individual trees: the Rocky Mountain Bristlecone pine, which grows along arid, cold ridgelines as the oldest tree in the state; the Quaking Aspen, which is common in the...