The Best Fort Collins Hikes Trails was written by CMC members for a wide range of readers from experienced hikers who already know much of the local scene to visiting flatlanders who want to enjoy the best of the area. The descriptions range from very easy walks, to a number of moderate hikes, and a few of the difficult and demanding variety. Sixteen Fort Collins Group CMC members became involved with the book at its very beginning. The trails were selected by group consensus and chapter members functioned as individual trail authors, photographers and cartographers. The contributors brought their own expertise and enthusiasm as well as outdoor interests into the hikes. One trail description may say a good deal about geology and natural history while the next one may emphasize the wildflowers that will be found on a particular hike.