Leave it to the Beavers

Take a journey to the La Garita wilderness, it is located in a remote portion of Colorado that you will likely have all to yourself. San Luis Peak looms ahead of you, about 5.5 miles from the Stewart Creek trail head. The narrow trail gives one the sense of walking a...

Wildflowers Everywhere!

This past week, the two Adopt-a-Peak crews headed South to perform maintenance on the Stewart Creek Trail leading to San Luis Peak. There is still a lot of snow on the higher parts of the trail, so we focused our work on a couple of lower sections. We spent much of...

Adopt-A-Peak Accomplishments in 2014

Every summer, CFI’s Adopt-a-Peak crew travels around the state to tackle high-priority maintenance projects among the Fourteeners. Our Adopt crew works with many different groups of volunteers that range in age, ability, and trail work experience.  This calls...

Counting Hikers on the Fourteeners

  This year, CFI placed five TRAFx infrared trail traffic counters on trails with access to seven Fourteeners: Castle, Quandary, Redcloud, Grays, Torreys, Handies, Sunshine. Overall, we consider the pilot year of our trail traffic counter project a success. After a...

Recapping Another Year of Work on Holy Cross

The iconic “cross” that is etched on its face made Mount of the Holy Cross a historic mountain. Although the cross is not as prominent as it once was, Holy Cross is still one of the most recognized and well-known peaks among the Fourteeners. It is also one of the more...

Damage Control on Bierstadt

If you have ever decided to hike Mount Bierstadt on a summer weekend, you’ve seen it: hundreds of eager hikers marching up the trail in what can only be described as a continuous train of people from trailhead to summit. A combination of proximity to the Denver...