Wilderness Workshop recently held a #Wildforgood photo contest. The paremeters were: a landscape in Colorado, without people or animals and with your smartphone.  Many photos rolled in.  We then had people vote on Facebook.  And, here’s what they chose.


Tessa Lagunas was hiking out to the Crystal Mill when she took this photograph in Gunnison County. The Glenwood Springs resident moved to Colorado seven years ago from Mexico, and recently started participating with Wilderness Workshop’s Defiende Nuestra Tierra program to learn more about public lands access in and around the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Crystal Mill hike—though not her favorite—is one she highly recommends. In fact, she doesn’t necessarily have a No. 1 hike, but likes to return to some of the same trails during different seasons, weather events and simply with new friends to make the experience unique. “I like to visit a trail in the spring and take pictures of the flowers and then go back in the fall to see the changes in the colors of the trees and aspens, it’s so beautiful,” she says.

Tessa works for Basalt-based Two Leaves and a Bud tea company in graphics and marketing. In her free time she hikes! She’s learning to ski and likes to snowshoe in the winter. She’s passionate about the outdoors, and Wilderness Workshop was quick to invite her to join our Leadership Council. “It’s nice to be part of the Wilderness Workshop community,” she says. We agree. Congrats Tessa!

Tessa will receive a BCA backpack donated from Cripple Creek Backcountry and a framed image of her photo.


In second place was Lucina Hoover, who took this photo along the Platte River in Adams County. She will also receive a framed image of her photo. Thanks to everyone who particpated. The photo contest was a way for us to see and share beautiful images from our public lands. The complete album of entries can be viewed on our Facebook page here.