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Matt Edrich

Matt's roots in the American West run as deep as any desert plant you'll find out there, and his appetite for adventure is as tall as any mountain in the Rockies. Growing up near Denver, Matt spent his youth exploring Colorado and the American Southwest as the seasons demanded: hiking, biking, snowboarding, backpacking, dancing at nearby Red Rocks Amphitheater or simply pondering the landscape. It was on an "extended sabbatical from university study" that he was able to rediscover his utter fascination with the rhythms, pulses and dynamism of nature while traveling across Australia and Southeast Asia.

Newly inspired, Matt returned to Colorado State University where he earned his bachelor's in ecosystem science and sustainability. He worked as a cartographer, acoustic data analyst, forestry observer, GIS technician and horticultural educator before finding his calling as a guide in the places he wandered so often as a child. He has been a wilderness and adventure guide to friends and family for the better part of a decade. He is a captivating storyteller, dedicated scientist and restless believer in helping our travelers create a sense of place in the landscapes that have helped him come to know who he is.

When he isn't guiding, Matt is constantly striving to balance his love of adventure travel, rock climbing, scuba diving, musicianship, mindfulness practice, volunteering and the endless pursuit of knowledge. He is deeply fascinated by coral reefs, natural history and the Gaia hypothesis. One day, Matt intends to pursue graduate studies in sustainable urban design, but for now, his home is where his heart (and his Sprinter van) is.

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