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

  • Snowshoe Of The Week: Stories in the Snow
    Have you ever taken the time to read stories in the snow? When we’re ripping through fresh snow at the ski resort, or pushing our heart rates on the skin track (maybe with music blaring through headphones) we are certainly connecting with the mountains experiencing the thrill our winter landscape... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-11
  • Staff Spotlight: Tessa Allen
    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: 2020-02-07
  • Snowshoe Of The Week: Full Moon Snowshoe
    Have you ever had the experience of visiting a familiar place, maybe for the 10th or 100th time, and noticing something you’ve never seen before? For me, if I’m paying attention, I get this experience every time I head out onto the trail. If I’m on my cross country skis,... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-05

Curious Nature

  • Avalanches Affecting the Area
    Currently we are in our most active time of the year for avalanches to occur. Our snowpack is well established and still building as we go into the rest of February. The danger will continue to remain until our snowpack decreases and we see less accumulation. Now, avalanches may be... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-17
  • Will Winter Continue this Groundhog Day?
    “Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.” While we may not be experiencing the crowds of Gobbler’s Knob, PA out here in Eagle County today, one thing is for certain: it is Groundhog Day. For most people, this holiday is a... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-03
  • 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

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 MYTH BUSTERS!
    There is a lot of news about recycling in the US. We're here to bust some of the myths you've probably heard about!... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-31
  • The Trickiest Materials to Recycle
    Recycling can be tricky. The rules can and do change depending on markets, where you are, and how you recycle (dual stream or single stream). It’s important to recycle right, as too much contamination can cause a lot of recycling problems down the line, and may result in fines or... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-31
  • 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