Yampa Canyon Claret Cup Cactus by John Fielder

Outpost Sunsport is proud to sponsor a special evening with renown Colorado photographer, John Fielder. A longtime advocate for conservation of Colorado’s open and working lands, Fielder will be presenting a visual celebration of two of northern Colorado’s best known gems: The Yampa River, the last major free-flowing river in the seven state Colorado River Basin, and Rocky Mountain National Park, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Nearly all proceeds will go to Legacy Land Trust to help local land conservation efforts in Larimer, Jackson and Weld counties.

Via a slide show enhanced with beautiful music, Fielder will begin by taking the audience on a 249-mile long journey from the headwaters of the Yampa in the Rocky Mountains near Steamboat Springs, along its descent over 6,000 ft. from alpine tundra to parched desert. Bisecting local, state, and national parks, and at times enclosed in a 2,500 ft. deep canyon, it morphs from a cold trout stream to a warm water haven for endangered fish, evolving from placid meanders into famous whitewater rapids. Fielder’s sublime images of tundra wildflowers, eagles and elk, and the tributaries and canyons of the Yampa will allow the audience to feel like they are rowing along with the author!

Next, Fielder will take listeners on a breathtaking exploration of Rocky Mountain National Park, the spiritual heart of the southern Rocky Mountains. Despite its 3,000,000 annual visitors and proximity to sprawling communities, Rocky Mountain National Park remains as natural and wild as any in the continental United States. Over 90% of the park is federally designated wilderness.

Fielder will be selling and signing all of his popular Colorado books before and after the presentation, including his newest book, Colorado’s Yampa River: Free Flowing & Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green.

The presentations starts at 6 p.m. at the Rialto Theater, located at 228 East 4th Street in Loveland. Tickets for the presentation are $25 each and can be purchased at www.legacylandtrust.org or by calling (970) 266-1711.

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