Courtesy of Weston Backcountry
From expedition planning to remote leadership, Colorado’s outdoor industry pioneers are creating new ways for communities to forge ahead during a pandemic.
By Morgan Tilton • April 17, 2020
It takes a lot to keep Coloradans from their outdoor recreation—it takes a global pandemic. As the novel coronavirus has forced local and state governments to ask residents to stay home except for essential errands or work, the outdoors industry is shifting focus, creating new ways for recreationists to connect with our natural world and one another without leaving the comfort of their homes.
One way they’re doing this is by launching a variety of free or donation-based virtual education courses, from webinars and podcasts to classes and film series. So even though you’re sheltering at