Let’s See It! Introducing the Elevation Outdoors Recreates Responsibly Photo Contest

Gov. Jared Polis has made wearing a mask indoors in public places mandatory in Colorado as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19—but what about recreating responsibly when you are outdoors?

Wearing a mask on the trail or when in proximity to others outdoors is the key to responsible recreation in these trying times. If we engage in responsible recreation, we can make a difference when it comes to getting back to normal.

We know that you have been doing just that—wearing masks while hiking, biking, climbing, running, or just out near others. Now is the time to show everyone how you are stepping up.

In collaboration with Colorado Recreates Responsibly Week this week, we are proud to introduce the Elevation Outdoors Recreates Responsibly Photo Contest.

We want to see your best photos of you and/or your family and friends recreating responsibly, wearing masks or face coverings in the outdoors.

So let’s See It!

Photo by Ryan Scavo


All entrants serve as a great example to the outdoor community and the winners, voted on by EO readers, will receive THESE AWESOME PRIZES!  So let’s see it.


KATHERINE HOMES brings attention to threatened species and wildlands through functional and affordable artwork. She paints using watercolor on sustainably sourced wood and transfers final designs to a variety of products. Her masks are fair trade, handmade by love in India by a non-profit/for profit organization providing women job trainings, respectful jobs, and health care; GOTS inks which means no toxic chemicals to inhale or left on your skin; two layers of GOTS Certified Jersey Organic Cotton which is washable and super soft; include a filter pocket (please check with the CDC for best filter practices); reusable and washable; and use up-cycled fabric for side casings with an inside layer made from scrap fabric to aim for zero waste. They are currently available at Whole Foods.

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