Thick Bonds of a Trail Crew

While working on a trail crew in Rocky Mountain National Park a few years ago, I remember thinking that, with three seasons of trail work under my belt, I was starting to hold my ground in the rock-setting world. Another co-worker was quick to correct me. “Three...

Reel-izing

  As I lie in a top bunk in the yurt and lose myself through the stars, I can think of nothing. My mind has finally, thankfully, stopped beating. I wake to the sand pounding the walls and it sounds miserable out as I’m so very cozy in my bag. I push myself...

One-zy Wednesday

It is not every day that you see a full-grown adult in a one-piece pajama suit with built-in booties on a 14,000-foot peak in the Colorado wilderness. Nor is it a frequent occurrence to actually know the person sporting it and have the opportunity to work with them....

Seasonal Trail Positions Closed

CFI is no longer accepting applications for 2013 seasonal positions. If still interested in becoming a member of our 2014 seasonal trail crew, please check back next winter for job postings. In the meantime we’re very excited at all of the awesome applications...

Seasonal Trail Positions Open!

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative will have an expanded field presence in 2013. We are looking for 16 enthusiastic, hard-working seasonal staff leaders/members to complete these projects over the summer and early fall, including an intern to occupy the privileged space...

Everyone Poops…Even in the Woods

The end of the season is here. Basecamp is packed out and it’s time to clean the “groover” buckets. For an extra hundred bucks, Andy and I volunteered to do this thankless task. Was it worth it? Still not sure about that one. I’m waiting to see if I get...