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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

  • Snowshoe Of The Week: Tennessee Pass
    Trail Name: Tennessee Pass Tracks.   One of the joys of getting out on the trail in the winter is that everything leaves a track! While many animals migrate south for the winter, spend the cold months hibernating, or even live most their winter lives tunneling under the snow—the animals... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-21
  • Hike Of The Week: Miller Ranch Open Space
    Trail Name: Miller Ranch Open Space.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-14
  • Staff Spotlight: Nina Waysdorf
    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: 2020-01-10

Curious Nature

  • The Original Coloradans: The Southern Ute Tribe
    According to tribal legend, the Southern Ute Indians have lived in the mountains of Colorado since the beginning of time. They hunted, fished, and foraged for food in a land of plenty for centuries. They were already expert hunters when Spanish-speaking explorers arrived in the 16th Century. With the help... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-13
  • Animal Tracks Tell A Story
    While it sometimes seems that winter is a quiet time in terms of animal activity, wildlife abounds all around us. It is true that many Eagle River Valley animal residents are hibernating or have migrated to warmer climates for the winter. Many others have adapted to tolerate and withstand the... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-06
  • More Than the Minturn Mile: Minturn's History
    Atop Vail Mountain, the sun is beginning to lower towards the Flat Tops Wilderness area after a long day of skiing. To wrap up the perfect powder day, you approach a backcountry gate leading to a 3-mile, 3,000-foot plunge that deposits you a short walk from the warmth of a... Read more
    Published on: 2019-12-30

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