High altitude environments hold some of the most amazing landscapes you’ll ever experience. From rivers and lakes to soaring peaks, the terrain is like no other. The raw beauty is so incredible it can literally leave you speechless. However, these beautiful areas are beginning to see the impact of human visitation and we need your help. Far too often when venturing into the high country we notice trash along with the degradation of land and water resources. Colorado Backcountry Adventures was formed to help bring awareness to these areas so they can endure for the enjoyment of future generations. Living and working full time in the Colorado high country, Brian Galyon witnesses firsthand the impacts of irresponsible outdoor recreation. By getting involved with local non-profits to assist with clean up efforts and to educate others on how to best handle themselves in mountain environments, we believe a difference can be made.
Life on the Road
Entrepreneur, adventure junkie, and documentary filmmaker GONE ROGUE by ditching the physical residence to live off grid full time in his 2005 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 in the Colorado High Country spending the days hiking, fly fishing, backpacking, and exploring with his adventure pal Sierra, the world’s happiest dog. Peruse posts pertaining to backcountry cooking, tips for camping and backpacking, advice on what gear to use, favorite trail systems, and what it’s like to experience mobile living year around in the Rocky Mountain High Country. Follow Brian during his travels while he gives you the inside scoop on some of the best areas Colorado and the neighboring States have to offer!
It’s one thing to be passionate about something but exactly how much passion do you have if you aren’t actively involved in making a difference? I’ve heard many times throughout my life “This place used to be untouched but now it’s trashed…that’s too bad.” Too bad? Yes it is but we need to take action since talk is cheap. Organizing clean up efforts, providing education to those who are new to the outdoors, and participating in trail repair crews are just a few of the ways to help maintain a healthy backcountry. The reason areas can become closed to the public is because of too much damage to the land. By practicing responsible backcountry recreation and getting involved with conservation efforts we can stem the tide of growing environmental issues facing these ecologically sensitive areas.