It’s All a Learning Curve

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes , no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” This quote by Elisabeth Kubler -Ross resonates with me and...

Opening Day

4:45 in the morning. We rest by Twin Lakes, like always, waiting for the crew to regroup after the steep ascent. This morning is special, however. I lie down on the cold, unforgiving granite to get a better view of the sky, which is still the night sky at this point....

Trail Work is Wilderness Therapy

There are a wide number of fields to choose from for those who want to make their living working in the great outdoors.  Working at camps, guiding glacier hikes, battling wild fires, educating people on busy rivers about how to deal with bear encounters, and trail...

Winter is Coming

Hello fellow mountain lovers, Yet another successful season is coming to an end here at CFI. I have had the great pleasure of managing a project in Chicago Basin deep inside the Weminuche Wilderness. The crew, Tom, Steena, and I, have completed and opened the reroute...

Oh For the Love of the Tundra, Please Stick to the Trail.

As many contributors, outdoor advocates and supporters of CFI know we are an organization of many missions; building sustainable trails, educating hikers, as well as protecting and restoring the alpine tundra. This season I have been more conscious about the...