Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thinking of renewing your membership? Know a friend that wants to renew?

The CMC is offering a special renewal offer to all expired members. Renew your membership now and receive $25 off your dues, no matter when your membership expired. And be sure to pass this offer on to any friends wishing to renew. Renew today!

Wild Plants and Birds (WPB) Series

The Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) are teaming up to provide educational programs designed to help the public understand and appreciate the diverse bird and plant life in Colorado’s mountains throughout May, June and July. The class series is designed to teach about the plant and bird communities in Colorado’s mountain life zones starting in May with the foothills (6,000-8,000 feet), montane (8,000-10,000 feet) in June, and alpine life zone (11,500-14,000) in July. Participants can sign up for individual classes or the entire series. Read more

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Access Update: Wilson Peak

Here's the latest news from the Norwood Ranger District for hikers that want to hike Wilson Peak this summer:

As this is written on April 13, 2010, access to the peak via the traditional standard route from the north through Silver Pick Basin remains closed. The access road along the Wilson Mesa Trail has been partially graded and work is to be finalized by the end of September. Trail signage is being done and most of the new Rock of Ages Trail has already been constructed in upper Silver Pick by the Forest Service, CMC, and the Telluride Mountain Club.

Access to the standard southwest ridge route on Wilson Peak remains open via other routes. These include Navajo Basin from the west; and Bilk Basin from the east. Access to Bilk Basin can be gained from either Lizard Head Pass or from Sunshine Mesa.

For more up-to-date access information from the CMC, visit: The CMC website will be updated as soon as the USFS advises work is done on the Wilson Mesa Trail road.