About Mountain Jay Media LLC
This website was created by Raymond Ave to provide supplemental reference materials for his award-winning hiking guidebooks and maps. Mountain Jay Media LLC's current titles include Backcountry Adventure Guide to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, Backcountry Adveture Guide to Colorado's Rawah Wilderness, and Backcountry Adventure Map for Colorado's Rawah Wilderness.
Ray's first guidebook for the Mount Zirkel Wilderness was recognized as being one of the best self-published books of 2003 by Writers Digest Magazine and was also awarded First Place in theTravel and Recreation category of the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association's annual Evvy Book Awards. Ray's second guidebook for the Rawah Wilderness won First Place in theTravel and Recreation category of the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association's (CIPA) annual Evvy Book Awards and CIPA's Evelyn Kaye Travel Book Award as well.
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This picture of Ray Ave was taken at the summit of Mount Zirkel during the summer of 2001.
The publisher of this website does not assume any liability for any accidents or injuries sustained by users of this web site who engage in activities described herein. This site was created to serve as an online information resource for backcountry trips into the Mount Zirkel and Rawah Wilderness areas. The information presented here is as accurate as possible; however, conditions in and around any wilderness are in a constant state of change so there can be no guarantees that all of the information presented here is completely accurate and up to date. Persons who choose to hike in any wilderness area must possess sufficient backcountry navigation and survival skills and must be able to assess if their own abilities are sufficient for the situation they are facing before choosing when and where to enter a wilderness. Personal responsibility and self reliance are essential to the wilderness experience.
No portion of this website may be reproduced in any form, including electronically, without the express written permission of the publisher, Mountain Jay Media LLC.