2015 Year of the Mountaineer – RMNP Centennial Celebration

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We are excited to share with you CMC’s Plans for the 2015 Year of the Mountaineer statewide program. We are looking for experienced, engaged tip leaders to get involved with the Rocky Mountain National Park centennial celebration, beginning September 4, 2014 through September 4, 2015.

If you are interested in learning more click on RMNP Centennial Celebration

CMC members played a significant role in 1915 in the designation of RMNP as a national Park. The Department of Agriculture would not provide a map to Congress of the area to be designated without having named speaks on the map. CMC members drove to the Arapahoe Indian reservation in Wyoming and returned with the initial peaks named by the Arapahoe natives. Because of CMC’s unique involvement 100 years ago, we want to support RMNP’s Centennial!

There will be two separate programs as part of this effort:
1. RMNP Centennial Celebration Activities (Peak Bagging Top 100s in the Park, covering 100 miles of trails, wildflower hikes, etc!)
2. Climbing Six of the Seven Summits: Denali, Mt. Everest, Mt. Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kosciuszko, and Aconcagua.

This information was harvested from a letter sent November 1st, 2013 from the CMC RMNP Centennial Committee. Information included here is subject to change and is being sent merely to get the word out. We hope the Boulder Group Trip Leaders will enjoy being part of this program!

For more information, or questions about the program, please contact Sherry Richardson or Linda Lawson through the state CMC office.

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