STAY WILD was given birth to in the back of a dilapidated old van down by the base lodge during a cold New England winter. Written in bold spray painted letters on the back of a ski bum's janky old van- after traveling across the country- has morphed.
These two words have changed into representing much more.
They have become a mantra.
These two simple, yet powerful words
Have formed a tribe.
A tribe of forest tourists, vertical citizens, leaf peepers, globetrotters and outdoor recreationalists. All sharing in a mutual vision- of getting outside and experiencing the boundless adventures to be had while pursuing a life in the outdoors.
"Stay Wild" is more than just that- traveling, visiting and experiencing these wild places. These two words also stand as a reminder to us. To not solely use what these places give to us- but to act as ambassadors of these natural lands and preserve all that they have to offer - to keep them what they have always been. Wild.
- Erik J. Howes "Smellybagofdirt" -