Magazine article American Forests

Matthew Boyer, Vice President of Corporate & Member Engagement

Magazine article American Forests

Matthew Boyer, Vice President of Corporate & Member Engagement

Article excerpt

AMERICAN FORESTS HAS A LONG history of restoring and protecting forests in the iconic Rocky Mountains. I was thrilled to be able to travel there last fall to plan for our next exclusive member experience on September 18-23, 2016. After all, bringing our supporters to the forests to see the work we do is one of the most exciting parts of my job!

The sights and sounds in Rocky Mountain National Park in the fall are like no other time of the year. Not only are the mountains covered in brilliantly colored golden aspen, but the majestic elk have entered their breeding season, called the rut. The elk rut generally lasts from mid-September to mid-October, and the sounds of a bull elk bugling is spectacular. These sounds were all around me as I watched bull elks and their harems appear throughout the park.

Our host hotel for the trip will be The Lodge at the historic Stanley Hotel in beautiful Estes Park, Colo. The Stanley Hotel is most famous because it is where author Stephen King was inspired to write "The Shining." Not to worry, while The Stanley itself is believed by some to be haunted, The Lodge, where we will be residing, is a newly-renovated, 40-room boutique hotel adjacent to the main hotel. However, nightly ghost tours are offered to anyone that may be interested in exploring the supernatural.

During our time in the park, I have lined up some very special adventures so you can experience this park in a way that few get to do. However, if adventuring isn't really your cup of tea, you are more than welcome to curl up with a good book in front of the fire and enjoy The Lodge or go shopping in downtown Estes Park. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.