Walking Mountains Blog

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Students to Stewards Blog: All things Walking Mountains including hikes of the week, the Science Behind Series, family activities and much more. Read more… 

Curious Nature Blog: A weekly article exploring the natural world that surrounds us in the Eagle River Valley. Read more… 

Sustainability Blog: Weekly sustainability tips, energy efficiency, recycling & waste reduction, composting, and much more. Read more…

Climate Action Blog: The official blog for the Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County Community. Read more…

Students to Stewards

  • Hike Of The Week: Winter Preparedness
    Happy December everyone! With fresh snow from the last round of storms glistening on the ground--it is a great week to make sure you’re all set to get out and enjoy it. As our snowpack continues to deepen, Walking Mountains’ backcountry programs are getting ready for another great season of... Read more
    Published on: 2019-12-03
  • The Science Behind Concussions and Dizziness Treatments
    A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury associated with functional and microstructural brain changes resulting from direct or indirect forces transmitted to the brain. There is a rapid onset of short-lived neurological impairment that resolves spontaneously in most cases, with 90% of concussions resolving within 3 weeks. At least... Read more
    Published on: 2019-12-01
  • Staff Spotlight: Aidan Goldie
    Meet our staff! Walking Mountains staff is full of brilliant, interesting and funny individuals. We want the community that might not have a chance to work with them or participate in their program to get to know our staff. Trust us-- our staff makes all the difference! Join us Fridays... Read more
    Published on: 2019-11-29

Curious Nature

  • Moose on the Move
    What comes to mind when you think of the most dangerous animal in the Eagle Valley? Perhaps you imagine an elusive mountain lion, stalking its prey under the guise of twilight. Or could the Black Bear, scavenging through your trash to find a tasty treat, be a top contender? Surprisingly,... Read more
    Published on: 2019-12-02
  • Solar Panels - Are they beneficial in Colorado's Long Winters?
    Solar panels are becoming more common in our community as a source of electricity. Colorado is known for 300 days of sunshine, which is ideal for solar panels to work. But as our days grow shorter in winter, do solar panels continue to be beneficial?... Read more
    Published on: 2019-11-18
  • Winter Surprise
    I’ve found that it’s pretty hard to surprise a Coloradan with the weather. We have to expect just about anything out here, and that can include sunny, warm days in the middle of winter where you don’t even need a coat and snow on the 4th of July. But we... Read more
    Published on: 2019-11-11

Sustainability

  • Energy Saving Tips for Winter
    Is Your Home Ready For Winter?... Read more
    Published on: 2018-11-12
  • Sustainability Tip: Leave No Trace
    According to a survey by Keep America Beautiful, there are more than 6,700 individual pieces of litter per mile of roadway in the United States, over 90 percent of which are less than four inches. One of the best ways to prevent litter is by adhering to leave no trace... Read more
    Published on: 2018-09-03
  • Sustainability Tip: Eat it and Keep It: Store Your Apple Core
    Composting Apple Cores Did you know that an apple core can decompose in as little as one month when composted correctly? However, it could take up to six months for an apple core to decompose if simply left outside, and, it will remain intact for years, even decades if thrown... Read more
    Published on: 2018-08-20

Climate Action

  • Recycling Education Campaign - Summer 2019
    Introducing the Official Eagle County Recycling Guide The Climate Action Collaborative is launching our first Bi-Annual Recycling Education Blitz for the Eagle County Community. We are spelling out in perfect clarity (with pictures included) what can ALWAYS go in your recycle bin and what can NEVER EVER go in your recycle... Read more
    Published on: 2019-08-05
  • Plastics: A Solution and a Curse
    “There is no such thing as ‘away.’ When we throw something away it must go somewhere.” -Annie Leonard Plastics, or more scientifically understood as “polymers,” truly have an interesting relationship with humanity. This material can be molded into almost anything and was first created to be a benefit to the... Read more
    Published on: 2019-07-19
  • The Recycling Industry is not Dead
    Recycling is far from dead and in Colorado it's alive and thriving! Each year, millions of Americans take their plastic, glass, and cardboard items and toss them into their local recycling bin in hopes that these materials will one day be reused and turned into something new. While recycling has... Read more
    Published on: 2019-07-19