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Information About Important Regional Events

Summer 2017 Trails Proposal

Telluride Mountain Club Summer 2017 Trails Proposal, Draft I

Telluride Mountain Club is happy to share with you our Summer 2017 Trails Proposal for the Telluride region. In the PDF document below, you will see that there are 7 proposed trails, reroutes, and connector trails included.

Please note that this is a conceptual plan and a living document. We anticipate to update and modify it as time progresses. The trails are conceptual, meaning not all have been scoped on the ground with exact alignments. The Telluride Mountain Club does not presume to have permission to cross property or implement any trail plan without permission from proper authorities.

We collectively look forward to the next steps in the approval process with various regional entities. If you have feedback, questions, or comments, please send them to: telluridemountainclub@gmail.com.

This trails proposal has been submitted to: USFS, San Miguel County, Town of Telluride, and Town of Mountain Village.

View the full TMtC Trails Proposal PDF here.

TMtC Trail Proposals Ranking Feedback

 

In the fall of 2015, the Telluride Mountain Club (TMtC) initiated the Telluride Regional Trails System Vision Survey. We collected nearly 400 responses from locals, second homeowners and visitors regarding their vision for the future of Telluride’s trails. Over the course of the past two years, TMtC has analyzed these results to put together a trails plan for our region. Continue reading

Telluride Trail Work Days

The Telluride Mountain Club is teaming up with the USFS to bring you planned trail work days in Telluride throughout the summer.

Saturday, August 19 Details:

We will be working on the lower section of the Wasatch Trail, from where the Wasatch Trail meets the Bear Creek Trail, up to the bridge on the Wasatch Trail.

Meet: 9:00 AM at the bottom of Bear Creek Trail at the intersection of Pine Street.

Please bring your own snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat, plenty of water, and work gloves! Volunteers need to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Volunteers need to wear a helmet, if you don’t want to wear the USFS helmet, bring your climbing or mountain bike helmet. See you on Saturday! Continue reading

Bennet, Gardner, Tipton Introduce Bill to Name Peaks in Honor of Colorado Climbers

Colorado’s congressional delegation has introduced a bill to honor Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff by naming two peaks in the San Juan Mountains after them. Thanks to all of you who supported this effort and made it happen. A special thanks to Steve Johnson in Telluride who spent many long hours advocating for this legislation, it would not have happened without him.

The press release on the bill is below and the full bill text of the bill is attached. Continue reading

Colorado Public Lands Day

What is Colorado Public Lands Day?

In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a holiday recognizing the value of public lands within the state. From now on, the third Saturday in May will be known as Colorado Public Lands Day celebrating the significant contributions these lands have to our state. Be sure to get outside this Saturday, May 20 and enjoy your public lands! Learn more general information about Colorado Public Lands day here: copubliclandsday.com. Continue reading

What is going on with our public lands?

Everything you should know about the public land heist.

Public lands belong to everyone. Right now, across the country (and even more specifically in the West), a battle is looming over the sale of various parcels of America’s public lands. This will put millions of acres, and their recreational opportunities, under siege. Here’s what you should know…

Some polititans are currently in favor of selling off public lands to generate profits for state governments and/or private entities. If they win, some state governments could privatize, develop, sell, or auction off these lands to the highest bidder. Continue reading

State of the Art in Avalanche Rescue with Manuel Genswein

Join the Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund for an Evening with Manuel Genswein.

Genswein will be chatting about the state of the art in avalanche rescue techniques. Manuel is a gadfly in the avalanche community and he has insights and opinions on all aspects of avalanche rescue from equipment to techniques to incident management.

Monday, March 6
6:30 PM
Jagged Edge Mountain Gear
Free Beer
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Advanced Backcountry Companion Rescue Course

The Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund is proud to announce sponsorship of the Advanced Backcountry Companion Rescue Course being put on by Mountain Trip on Saturday, February 25th. The PI Fund is underwriting the course in order to keep participant entry at a low cost.

This course is designed for competent, frequently traveled backcountry users to increase their skill set in the backcountry. This is an opportunity for YOU to help make Telluride the model for a highly skilled backcountry community. Continue reading