Don Carpenter, Group Chairman, welcomes you to the Fort Collins Group of the Colorado
Please check out our Activity Schedule
page for trips and other club activities. Guests are welcome to sign up
for trips and activities. Please come and try us out!
If you decide to join us on a trip as a guest, you will need to call the
trip leader to see if the trip is still open (sometimes there are
participant limits). You will also need to sign a
Release of Liability
form. This form can be obtained from a trip leader, or on our
Membership page as part of the membership application. As a guest, to find a trip leader's contact information please call Membership services at 800.633.4417.
Note that all of our leaders are trained in leadership, safety and first
If you are a CMC trip leader, or plan to become one, you may wish to sign up
for the Skill-Building for Leaders Course being offered by the Fort Collins
CMC Group. This three-evening, plus two-day in field course will be offered
in June 2013 by Ward Whicker, Steve Martin and Kevin Willey. The course is
designed for those seeking the skills to safely lead less-experienced
individuals in ascending or descending more rugged and potentially dangerous
terrain, such as steeper snowfields, Class 3 rock, or short sections of
Class 4 terrain where rope protection might be warranted for some party
members (NOTE this course is not intended to be and equivalent or substitute
for the Basic Mountaineering Course, see discussion on this topic in the
course summary). Topics will include Rope Protection, Scrambling, and Snow
Climbing. Priority for enrollment will be given to active CMC leaders in the
Fort Collins Group, and to those planning to become leaders. Students must
be CMC members, physically fit, experienced hikers, and have completed
either the Mountain Hiking School offered by the Fort Collins Group, or the
Wilderness Trekking School offered by the CMC. If one has not completed
these formal schools, experience judged equivalent by the course instructors
will also suffice. For more information see the Course Summary here.
Note: Course limited to 8 students.
Have you ever wanted to trail-crew training? Now is your chance. The Forest Service is offering the Volunteer Trail Maintenance Workshop this spring. The workshop is conducted in two session (Both Required):
Thursday, May 2, 6-9 PM Classroom session at Forest Service office in Fort Collins
Saturday, May 4, 8-3 PM Field session in Poudre Canyon (free BBQ to follow)
ALL volunteers that work on trails are invited to REGISTER for this course on the ABC's of trail maintenance and Forest Service Standards.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email
On Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 7PM join us at the Fort Collins Senior Center for the
"Watching Wildlife behind the Scenes" program presented by Deborah Price.