"Spreading the good word of responsible recreation."
Bailey is a student at Western State Colorado University originally from Manhattan, KS who now calls the mountains home. While earning a degree in Environment and Sustainability, Bailey also spends her time practicing yoga, reading, and of course...hiking! Environmental stewardship, sustainable living, and education are all important to her. Writing is another one of Bailey's passions and she is looking forward to sharing her experiences with you as a Peak Protector!
Check out Bailey's blog: https://bailestrails.wordpress.com/
CJ grew up hunting and fishing at a very young age and from those experiences has developed a strong relationship with the outdoors. Since he moved to Gunnison he became extremely involved in conservation within the Valley. Being a Peak Protector is his way of giving back to the place that has given him so much fun and meaning in his life. Through the Mountain Manners program, CJ hopes to educate as many trail users as possible about how to protect the beauty that brought them here!
Izzy is a biology student at Western State Colorado University who loves the outdoors and everything Nature. Coming from Evanston, Illinois last August she traded in Lake Michigan for mountains! As a traveler she can happily say the Crested Butte/Gunnison Valley is without a doubt one of her favorite places. Some of her favorite parts of living here are the friendly people, the amazing views and hikes, and the dogs around every corner. She's excited to be starting a new adventure this summer for a great cause!
Check out Izzy's blog: http://internizzy.my-free.website
Lilly is an Environment & Sustainability major at Western State Colorado University. Being a Peak Protector allows her to give back to her new community and environment. Lilly's love for the outdoors started when she was a little girl vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains and it has now brought her to the Gunnison Valley!
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Ryan is a senior at Western State of Colorado University studying Recreation & Outdoor Education. Originally from Bowie, Texas, his passion for the mountains brought him to the Gunnison Valley in August of 2016 to pursue a career revolving around the outdoors. In his downtime, Ryan enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking, and camping in the back-country as much as possible. Being a Peak Protector has helped him become more "sustainability" conscious in the back-country. To Ryan, it is incredibly rewarding to see the Mountain Manners program make a difference in and out of the backcountry!