Welcome to Rawah Ranger. I spend a great deal of time on the trails and in the Wilderness areas of Northern Colorado as a volunteer with the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers. My purpose is writing this blog is to ruminate on Wilderness stewardship, great hiking and backpacking trails in this area, trail maintenance, lightweight backpacking, and Tenkara fly fishing. Occasionally, I will post about adventures in other parts of the world. I have occasional opportunities to travel, and I try to explore wherever I happen to be with a pack on my back. I spend a great deal of time in the Rawah Wilderness up the Poudre Canyon and at the top of Cameron Pass in Northern Colorado. It was one of the original wilderness areas designated by the Wilderness Act of 1964, and we are celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It is one of the premier urban wilderness areas in Colorado. I hope by writing about this and the other Wilderness Areas in Northern Colorado (Comanche Peak, Neota, and Cache la Poudre) I will generate an appreciation for the kind of Wilderness ethic we need to practice to preserve these areas for future generations.