Caption: This treeline is located at roughly 12,000 feet above sea level in the Sawatch Range
In 2016, Shae Whitney and Brady Becker--the couple behind small-batch bitters brand Dram Apothecary--stumbled upon one of these former shelters on the market in Salida, Colorado, bordered by the Arkansas River and backed by the Sawatch Range
. The two turned the 1885 main house into a six-room retreat they dubbed The Poor Farm, a nod to its humble beginnings.
I was hunting on national forest land in the Sawatch Range
near Gunnison, Colorado, an area not known for exceptionally large bulls but for a lot of elk.
McCoy Park Grab a pair of snowshoes and a patch of powder for a lunch overlooking Sawatch Range
and New York Mountain.
Mostly novice to intermediate terrain on two sides of the mountain, with incredible views of the Sawatch Range
, Colorado's loftiest peaks.
The all-day Ultimate Snow-shoe Tour includes a lunch stop at a heated high-mountain yurt or, on warmer days, at Discovery Overlook, where you'll get a stellar view of New York Mountain and the mighty Sawatch Range