We headed back to the Front Range in Colorado for two events with Beckwourth Outdoors. Their mission is to cultivate the passion and joy of adventure as shared by James P. Beckwourth, a Colorado multicultural pioneer, and their goal is to build a community that fosters inclusion while serving as the nexus for outdoor engagement and cultural enrichment. This is a great organization and we urge anyone in the Denver area to get involved by volunteering, and everyone else to get involved through membership contributions. First, we met with a group of young outdoor enthusiasts way up in Golden Gate State Park outside of Golden, CO. They just finished a hike when we arrived, and the group was preparing to head back out again for a night hike after dinner. On Saturday, we met a another group in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. This spunky bunch was full of camping "rookies," but you wouldn't know it from the caliber of questions they asked during our presentation. Thanks to Mike Richardson and some dedicating young leaders for ensuring two fun, safe, and successful outings over the weekend. We were glad we could be a part of it.
Now we're in Lander, WY and heading up past the Wind River Range and into Grand Teton National Park for five days of awareness workshops and a trail crew trainer course. Our favorite pass-time on these lonely highways has been trying to spot the elk and pronghorn along the way.