Mary Clare Fischer co-edits 5280’s Compass, Adventure, and Culture sections; writes for multiple sections of the magazine; and blogs weekly about health and wellness for 5280.com. A Michigan native, Fischer joined 5280 in 2014 after graduating from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
One of the country's few Trappist monasteries is tucked into the hills outside of Snowmass. There, a boundary-pushing monk named Father Thomas Keating helped St. Benedict's find its spiritual center and establish one of the world's longest-running interfaith conversations.
The former gas station, cafe, tourist destination, and museum full of odds and ends has been closed to the public for several years—and this Sunday's tour of Lincoln County attractions is one of your only chances to see it.