I just published a trip report of my early morning jaunt up Culebra Peak, the only privately owned 14er in the country and the high point of the spectacular 83,000-acre Cielo Vista Ranch. Click over to the Mirr… Read More
Lloyd Athearn is the Executive Director of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the natural integrity of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks through active stewardship and public education. CFI’s work includes building… Read More
After a busy and productive week on the road that included three ranch tours and 750+ miles of driving, I decided to wrap up the trip with some much needed exercise and adventure. After finishing my last appointment… Read More
This past weekend, my wife and I spent a classic Colorado weekend in one of my favorite valleys in all of the American West – The Upper Arkansas River Valley. On Saturday night, we attended the Colorado Cattlemen’s… Read More
Fall in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Mount Elbert – Lake County, Colorado.
After a full day touring ranches, I decided to make a quick trip up 14,265-foot Quandary Peak before starting the two hour drive back to Boulder. I didn’t leave the trailhead until 6:30 PM, so I had to… Read More