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UPDATESWhat we've been doing

  • The Perspective Inspired by Chicago Basin  – October 25, 2013

    “Each landscape allows or inhibits perspective, and that creates the culture.”                                                   -archaeologist, Tom Windes I am sitting outside the basecamp tent, watching the rabbits … Read More >>

  • Colorado College Project Brings Back the Memories  – October 11, 2013

    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 … Read More >>

  • The Deal on Volunteer Vacations  – October 4, 2013

    A group from the American Hiking Society volunteered on the North Maroon Peak restoration project one week this summer. Each of the five participants came … Read More >>

  • Find Your Rome  – September 30, 2013

    Rome wasn’t built in a day. The mountain is Rome. We are simply building a wall around it to keep it standing. We are not … Read More >>

Stay Informed

With CFI involved in so many projects on the Fourteeners, it’s hard to stay on top of all our work and the science behind why we do what we do. These pages aim to help provide that background. Be sure to check back as we add more information.

2013 Field Season Projects
This field season CFI will work on four fixed-site projects in the following locations:

  1. Mount of the Holy Cross (second of two planned years)
  2. North Maroon Peak (second of two planned years on the Maroon Bells)
  3. San Luis Peak (second of two planned years)
  4. Mt. Eolus (first of two planned years)

Not able to hike in to see our current projects, watch the following Google Earth flyover videos:
Mount of the Holy Cross
North Maroon Peak
San Luis Peak
Mt. Eolus

Read news reports about CFI’s work during the 2012 field season:
“Colorado Fourteeners Initiative highlights work on Holy Cross” (Vail Daily, June 22, 2012)
“Saving fourteeners given high priority” (Denver Post, July 10, 2012)
“Protecting our high-alpine places” (Summit Daily News, July 19, 2012)
“Fixing an Aspen Fourteener” (The Aspen Times, August 25, 2012)

2014-2015 Southwest Fourteeners Campaign
This fall CFI will be approaching several potential funders regarding planned route reconstruction and vegetation restoration work over the next two years in the Kilpacker Basin approach route on El Diente Peak.

Check out the detailed information page for this project and watch the Google Earth flyover videos of both projects. Send your feedback to so that we can know what you think of the planned projects.