Welcome to the 2018 Celebration of Our Mountains
She has hiked the Alps, reached the summit of Mt. Wheeler in New Mexico and Mts. Elbert and Massive in Colorado. She has ridden horseback in Peru, Argentina and Iceland. Yet her motto is: “I hike the Franklin Mountains.” For 16 years, this 73-year-old mother of 3, grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 11, has hiked the Franklins, the Organs, the Guadalupe Mts., Lincoln National Forest and the Gila National Forest.
Carol Brown was born for the outdoors. She was raised on a farm in Nebraska, and she shared a cabin in the Colorado mountains with her husband, children, one dog, several cats and two horses. Of course, the business that she and her husband began, and she still runs is outdoors: a windshield chip repair service, Glass CPR Chip/Crack Pit Repair, 915-630-1424.
Carol is the epitome and the icon of hiking. After her husband died in 2001 she joined the hiking group of old Charlie Topp and Farmdog. The rest, they say, is history. Now she introduces hundreds of people to the trails each year. She finds gratification in seeing people become leaders who introduce new people to our mountains.
Carol says: “Hiking is the best way for me to stay healthy: physically and mentally and spiritually.” This year, Carol will lead a record-setting 8 hikes for Celebration of Our Mountains.
We dedicate our Fall 2018 Celebration of Our Mountains to Carol Brown.
A few things about our Field Guide. You will find more complete maps for an event on our website, www.celebmtns.org. Some events repeat giving you multiple opportunities to enjoy them. Thanks again to FMSP for agreeing to give us a special $2 entrance fee to COM events. Consider purchasing a Texas State Parks Pass. It costs just $70 for year round entrance to the parks. Call 915-566-6441 for more information.
We have some field trips that are part of our CelebrateSTEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program. Also, this year we introduce 5 history/culture events. Both will be marked with a ★.
You will find on our website, dozens of programs from our region’s State and National Parks. Always check our website for any changes to any of the events as well as for new events.
We are constantly expanding our program of field trips and events for you. This includes Celebration of Our Mountains and CelebrateSTEAM. We also want to expand our advertising outreach throughout Texas and New Mexico. Please consider a small donation to help us build our programs of field trips for you and many others. Please visit our Donation page.
Jim Tolbert, Director, Celebration of Our Mountains