We routinely drag our friends into the wilderness in search of new locations for upcoming shoots or when we could use some sherpas to carry extra gear. Sometime things work out and we find amazing things, sometimes it really doesn’t and we end up soaked but stoked to be out anyhow. In looking for a new location to shoot some mountain Aerial Dance stuff we went back to a place that has some special meaning to me as it was my extended back yard growing up.
The Zirkel Wilderness area is 159,935 acres of pristine wilderness just outside of Steamboat Springs, CO. It’s the site of the high point of Routt County (Mt. Zirkel) and one of my favaorite places in the lower 48.
Standing on top of Big Agnes peak scouting the ridge.
One of my favorite things about the Zirkel Widlerness is the amount of water (and fish). Creeks and lakes everywhere!
Happy trail dog.
Unhappy trail dog.