Estes Park, Colorado
Chairman, Central Rockies Section
American Alpine Club - 1997 to 2007
•Access Fund, Adopt-a-Crag, Event coordinator for Lumpy Trails Day, 2000 to 2010
• Climber waste bag pilot program , Rocky Mountain National Park, 2007
• Bag Box designer – simple grass roots effort.
• Employer: Town of Estes Park, Public Works Department: Project Manager, 1987- present
Town project have included the design & construction of 5 new public restrooms
“I'm number one, when it comes to number two !”
Restop Bag Box is at the
Climber access point,
0.7 miles beyond the
Public parking lot
and trail head.
Modern vault toilet at
Trail head parking lot.
Bag Box is accessible by
NPS staff by vehicle.
Most climbing areas are
Approx. 2-3 mile approach
Estimated climber usage
10,000 per year (unofficial)
•Bags are free
•# of bags provided annually?
Land managers: seek out your local
grass roots, back country,
Back country users: seek out your
local land managers and ask if you
can partner on a pilot program.