Did you know there are many events in Crested Butte and Gunnison? See live music, take an art class, volunteer, play trivia, watch (or participate in) a ski or bike race, and more! Check this calendar to see what’s going on.
Please join us at the Gunnison Library on Tuesday, August 1 at 6 pm for a presentation and discussion about backcountry waste management with local company PACT Outdoors. About PACT: PACT Outdoors creates award-winning all-in-one bathroom kits for outdoor adventures. Designed in Crested Butte, Colorado and tested in all environments, PACT Kits reinvent the backcountry bathroom experience with a unique species of fungal mycelium that breaks down human waste faster while reducing harmful pathogens. As a local startup, PACT Outdoors has seen the impact of human waste first hand on local environments and is on a mission to help reduce the unfortunate effects on our public lands. Presentation: The basics of Leave no Trace Principles & How to poop in the woods using LNT principles Harmful effects of human waste on ecosystems How the PACT System works at reducing these harmful effects Q&A About the presenter, Tanner Whiteford: Tanner is the Director of Sales and Operations for PACT. As a Western graduate, he spends most of his time recreating in the vast public lands of Gunnison County. As an avid backpacker, skier, mountain biker and hunter, his experience has led him to find passion and purpose in helping to resolve the human impacts on public lands. This event is free & open to the public.
Gunnison Valley is also host to several beloved annual events. A classic winter event is The Alley Loop, a Nordic ski race that doubles as a costume contest. In fall, Mt. Crested Butte hosts the famous Chili and Beer Festival. Every summer in Gunnison, a crowd gathers to watch America’s fourth-oldest rodeo, Cattlemen’s Days. There are also festivals in Crested Butte that celebrate local art, music, wildflowers, and more. Attending an annual event is a good way to connect with the culture of the Gunnison Valley. You might even create a new tradition for you and your family and friends!