Border to Backyard Rally
Lets do this.In 2017 along with sister company Big Agnes, Honey Stinger adopted 75 miles of the Continental Divide Trail near Steamboat Springs as part of our support of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. As an adopter we agreed to do our part to maintain the designated portion of trail, mark the trail as needed, keep it free of trash, and be good stewards of the trail whenever we find ourselves recreating in it. Which turns out, is quite often. So, we decided to hike the entire Colorado section. Yes, you heard correctly. 740 miles! 146k vertical feet up and down. Topping out at 14k feet on Grey’s summit.
Follow Our Progress
Are you serious?After absorbing the commitment to the adoption, the leaders in Honey Stinger and Big Agnes began thinking about how impactful this trail is not only to our community of Steamboat but also statewide, and maybe it’s time we help raise some of that awareness. But how could we do that…? Throw a party, make a t-shirt? Or we could hike the entire Colorado section! What an adventure, team building experience, and way to raise awareness of this unique, iconic, and rugged trail we are so lucky to have running through our state and backyard. With guidance from staff member Kathleen Lynch (Big Agnes Product Development team) who has completed the entire CDT and a group of volunteers from both brands, the Border to Backyard Rally was born.
Traveling by foot, bike, and horsepack with our employees from our sister company Big Agnes, we’ll cover all 740 miles in a thru-hike style relay with a baton hand-off at each of the 24 sections. We’ll have the opportunity to hike through parts of the state we otherwise have never seen, test our products while we push our bodies through some unforgiving conditions, and really get to know faces within our own company that we may have only had water-cooler chats with before.
How you canThe Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is the 501(c)(3) national non-profit working in partnership with the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management to complete, promote and protect the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Founded in 2012 by a passionate group of volunteers and recreationists, CDTC is a membership organization working to building a strong community of supporters who want to see the CDT protected not just for today’s users, but for generations to come.
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