Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Summer Trail and Timberline Issue 1003 now avaiable Online

01 Letter from the CEO
05 Inbox
06 On the Outside
10 Mission Accomplishments
Learn the latest from the Conservation and
Education Departments, as well as the Museum.
16 From the Field
A long-distance trekker tests La Sportiva's entry
into the light hiking world.
18 The Clinic
If you live in Colorado, you need to know about lightning.
22 Pathfinder
Need to cool off? Flow like water on these beautiful riverside hikes.
40 From the Archives
We've heard about the 1963 American Everest Expedition, but the triumph of American
mountaineering may have come in 1958. By Gary Landeck
42 CMC Adventure Travel
Want to get away? Join classic CMC trips to Nepal, Vietnam, the Grand Canyon, and more

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Partners Announce Opening of Lincoln-Democrat "14er" Trail Access

FAIRPLAY, Colo., May 29, 2009 – After four years of cooperative efforts, the Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI), Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, private land owners, Town of Alma and the U.S. Forest Service-South Park District announce a conditional June 1 opening of the “14er” trail from Kite Lake to Mounts Lincoln and Democrat. Based on trail work completed to-date, private land owners have agreed to a conditional summer 2009 access to Mounts Lincoln and Democrat. Only the approved access route from the Kite Lake trailhead is open. The agreement includes continued efforts to educate hikers about potential mountain dangers and the need to respect private property. Read more