Saturday, September 15, 2012

ACTION ALERT: Protecting Wild Places

Upper San Juan River near Wolf Creek Pass - photo Scott Braden
We have a few areas that really could use your voice speaking out for recreation and conservation.  Please take a few moments to respond to these important action steps for places we love.

Wolf Creek Pass
We are passing along this alert from Friends of Wolf Creek, since this is an area of interest for many Colorado Mountain Club members:

The future of the Wolf Creek Pass area hinges on a decision the US Forest Service will soon make on a proposed land exchange. Your opportunity to declare, "No thanks to the Village at Wolf Creek - I support the No Action Alternative" is open until September 30. Save the views, wildlife, wetlands and support local business interests - ACT in defense of this cherished natural treasure. Read more and Take Action.

Central Rocky Mountains Wilderness
If you haven't already, Senator Mark Udall still needs to hear from you on the possible designation of wilderness for up to 32 areas in Pitkin, Summit and Eagle counties. It is important that the Senator receive a clear signal for public support for protection of these important mid-elevation lands that are critical wildlife habitat and popular for human-powered recreation. Please comment and view proposal maps by clicking here.

Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness
Sen. Udall is also listening to public input for protecting Browns Canyon of the Arkansas River. This proposal would be a great boon to the outdoor recreation economy of the Arkansas Valley. The proposal includes designation of a National Monument for about 32,000 acres with an additional wilderness designation within that boundary. Maps of the proposal and the public comment form can be found here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bierstadt-Staff Climb for Colorado 14er Challenge


Bierstadt, a set by greenriverscott on Flickr.

CMCers made history by climbing the 52 public 14ers in one day on September 8th. You can read more from the Denver Post here:

Check back for many more 14er pictures from our Centennial Celebration Climbs-climbs of the highest 100 peaks in the state-going on year-round as well as the 14er Challenge photos from September 8th.