What is Trail Etiquette? 10 Tips for Great Mountain Manners

By |2021-08-13T18:35:12+00:00August 13th, 2021|Leave No Trace|

Have you ever heard of trail etiquette? It might seem like a strange concept - etiquette seems like something reserved for fine dining, not the wilderness. In reality, etiquette just describes a customary code of [...]

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Wildfires in Colorado Are Getting Terrible: Here’s 3 Reasons Why

By |2021-06-30T03:24:47+00:00June 30th, 2021|Leave No Trace|

“We’re having fire years, not fire seasons anymore,” -Mike Morgan, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Director. Tweet Last year, Colorado saw its two largest wildfires in recorded history. They burned a combined 400,000 [...]

Caring for Public Lands: 6 Easy Ways to Support our Peaks

By |2021-04-19T17:59:56+00:00April 4th, 2021|Leave No Trace|

The American west has some of the most spectacular public lands in the country, including national parks and forests, bureau of land management areas, state parks, and wildlife preserves. As more and more Americans head [...]

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Cleaning up Dog Poop on Trails: Why It’s Important for 14ers

By |2021-04-19T20:30:44+00:00March 14th, 2021|Leave No Trace|

If you’ve hiked a 14er in summer, you’ve probably seen if for yourself: dozens of bags of dog poop lying besides the trail, as if waiting for someone to come collect them. There’s often just [...]

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How to Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke in Colorado

By |2021-04-24T22:10:58+00:00August 16th, 2020|Leave No Trace, Other|

If you live in Colorado, take a glance out your window. There's a strong chance you'll see and smell the smoke coming from multiple large wildfires burning currently in the state. While the fires have [...]

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Picking a Campsite? Here’s How to Minimize Your Impact

By |2021-04-24T22:49:06+00:00July 7th, 2020|Leave No Trace|

When camping in the Rockies, there's nothing better than driving out to a quiet forest road to find a dispersed campsite and solitude. With National Forest and BLM land covering much of the state, it's [...]

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Dispersed Camping Near 14ers | A Guide to the Best Way to Camp

By |2021-04-25T18:16:54+00:00May 30th, 2020|Leave No Trace, Opinions & Editorials|

There are many ways to camp in Colorado's public lands. Many people think first of family camping in campgrounds, popular in state and national parks. However, campgrounds involve fighting for a spot, permits & fees, [...]

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