Words and Photography by Casey McCallister
As the shopping malls and parking lots expand further and further out, these days it seems more difficult than ever to find a place that is truly wild. Colorado's San Juan mountains are still one of those places. In southwest Colorado you'll find some of Colorado's most rugged landscapes and plenty of adventure to go along with it. Each autumn, the aspen trees explode a vibrant yellow and a subtle chill in the atmosphere makes any campsite nap nothing less than perfect. Above all, the San Juans remind me that I am small and a hike through the steep peaks with only the sound of silence reinforces that life's complications are miniscule in scale.
In addition to being a landscape photographer, Casey is the maker behind the coasters available in our shop. They're solid walnut and each features a topographical map of a beloved Colorado 14er. On the back of each coaster you'll find the name of the peak and its elevation.
Last but not least, for more beautiful photography, check out his instagram feed @caseymac