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 our time working near a ravine that is home to the most beautiful alpine wildflowers! The hillsides are covered in an array of bright colors, and it’s worth a hike just to see all the blooms. Here is a glimpse of what’s to come in the high country as the snow continues to melt:

Margaret bp 1.2Photo credit: Charles Simon

Margaret bp 1.3Photo credit: Charles Simon

Margaret bp 1Photo credit: Charles Simon


Margaret McQuiston

After spending two amazing seasons with CFI in 2015 and 2016, I’m back for another round and looking forward to readjusting to life at 14,000 feet. I originally hail from the southeastern US, but I keep moving back to the western mountains. I love working on trails and previously spent several seasons in the southwest, Four Corners area. I’m excited about another great year with CFI!