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A Toast to Trails & Tales



Generously donated by Liz & BJ Taylor

Three bottles of exquisite wine and a gift certificate to Primrose Restaurant.


  • 2016 Joseph Phelps Insignia Red Wine, 750 mL

"The nose is fruity, elegant and offers power, density and complexity. It reveals notes of ripe cassis, ripe blackberry and small notes of small blue berries associated with touches of wild raspberry, cherry as well as hints of violet, rose wood and liquorice stick/tea." - 96/100, VertdeVin


  • 2016 Opus One Red Wine, 750 mL

The 2016 Opus One is remarkably elegant and bright offering sumptuous aromas of fresh red and blue fruit, baking spices and vanilla, and a delicate fragrance of spring florals. Harmonious and lively, the flavors linger to create an enduring finish with touches of dark chocolate and espresso.


  • 2018 Heitz Cellar Martha Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 mL

"From the famous Oakville site, this aged wine spends three years in 100% new French oak, one in neutral oak and an additional year in bottle. It shows an unmistakable crispness of red fruit, orange peel and stone, all honed by a grippy, generous palate." - 100/100, Wine Enthusiast


  • $400 Gift Certificate to fine dining restaurant - Primrose, Steamboat

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Lance Whitner Painting “Hahns Peak”

Nature is my soul food and my paintings are born from the rythmic process of moving through our landscape. Each painting is a deliberate translation of the places, the moments that give me pause and ignite collaboration between where I am and what I am feeling. I work to bring that conversation between self and space to the canvas.

I start with a sketch then move to the canvas where I apply subtle washes of color. I progress through a piece by layering colors and marks until it’s spoken its doneness. I am able to apply the same process to my work that propels me through my romps in the Rocky Mountains. The organic unfolding of what occurs from beginning to end, expels the simple beauty of both my adventures and my art. My deep connection and appreciation for the land around us, ignites the creative in me.

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14” x 18” Original Acrylic painting by artist Lance Whitner

“Hahns Peak” as viewed by Steamboat Lake, and inspired by Gravel Bike Riding


Lance Whitner’s work is a tangible reflection of her profound relationship with nature. The Rocky Mountains have become her inspiration and her home.

Lance grew up in the intricate colors and patterns of America’s southern countryside where she developed a deep-rooted connection to landscape and nature. Her formal education began in Washington DC at the Corcoran College of Art and Design but it was at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she obtained a BFA in ceramics as well as her true sense of place.

Lance eventually carved her way north into the ranges of the Rocky Mountains to Steamboat Springs, Colorado and gave her heart to the Yampa Valley. It has been home to her studio, her gallery, and her family for the past 20 plus years.

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AmFund Testimonial: The trip was absolutely incredible. I can’t say enough thanks for everything you have done to help plan, re-plan, re-plan, and accommodate us with all of the airline issues and changes. Was one of the best trips of my life and I look forward to planning California and Paris with you soon too! Cheers -Chris (Costa Rica)


Package Includes:

  • Authentic Colorado Avs Puck signed by Cale Makar!

  • Two Colorado Avalanche Tickets to a Game of Your Choice [Seats are by the opposing team’s bench, 8 rows from ice. Work with ticket donor to schedule date and game.]

  • Authentic 2022 Stanley Cup Finals Memorabilia Ticket

  • Colorado Avalanche hat, mittens, scarf, stadium cups (2), wireless speaker, reusable bag, and fidget spinner

Thank you to Judi McKenna for the generous donation!
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Package Includes:

  • Full-Day Backcountry Snowcat Skiing for Two People

  • 8 – 16 runs

  • 8,000 – 14,000 vertical feet per day

  • Experienced guides

  • Use of our Armada Locator powder skis and Never Summer Swift or Big Gun snowboards

  • BCA Tracker S avalanche beacons, shovel and probe

  • Light breakfast snack/hot beverages in the morning; snacks and lunch

  • Courtesy shuttle to and from your lodging to our office and up to Buffalo Pass

  • A photographer capturing the magic on 2-3 runs. $5 per image or $50 for full download of all images. 

  • Post trip party at our office

  • Must Use in March 2024

Live Painting "Gold Lake"

Description: Live oil painting created at the event by RMYC alumni corps member, Chula (Walker) Beauregard. Title: Gold Lake” Size: 14” X 18” Frame included More Info: Watch this masterpiece coming together as Chula works on this painting Live at the event on September 30. Chula will use sketches she made while participating on her RMYC crew in 1993. Here’s what Chula had to say about her experience: RMYC changed my life. As a kid, all of my interactions with Nature and hard work were tied to my family activities. You could say I was a dragging victim on our outdoor family trips. Joining RMYC, discovering my own strength, joining a group of like-minded kids and leaders, I began this journey on my own terms. Artistically, it cemented my bond with the Natural world and I became dedicated to this relationship. I knew that this Source could sustain me on all levels and I wanted to understand it - and serve it. I may even have some sketchbooks of my time in the woods with RMYC where I began to document what I saw and experienced in the backcountry.

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This is your chance to immerse yourselves in a land revered for more than 2000 years as one of the most romantic and gorgeous places on earth! The two of you will explore the gilded city of Florence with its historic sites, panoramic views, and cobblestone pathways that promise new discoveries at every turn. You’ll enjoy VIP entrée and a guided tour at the Museum Accademia where you’ll marvel at Michelangelo’s magnificent statue of “David.” Your deluxe accommodations are in a fully restored 17th century villa in the heart of a vineyard in the rolling hills of Tuscany. You’ll love exploring quaint towns like Siena and Pisa and finding the best shopping in all of Italy in San Gimignano as well as great bargains at the famous designer outlets for Gucci, Ferragamo, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. One glorious day, you’ll party with culinary masters who’ll teach you the art of fine Italian cooking in their authentic Tuscan kitchen. Your trip includes round trip air for two, six nights deluxe accommodations, VIP entrée to the Museum Accademia in Florence, your cooking class where you will learn to be spectacular chefs, and so much more! This is your chance to see, feel and taste all that makes Tuscany irresistible. This trip is booked by your own AmFund Travel Specialist, and you will have 3 years with no blackout dates to go on your trip. This AmFund Trip is Valid for 3 Years with NO Blackout dates and includes: Round trip airfare in and out of Florence for 2 (main cabin) from any major U.S airport 6 Deluxe Accommodations (3 Tuscan Countryside, 3 Florence) Half-Day Tour in Florence VIP Entrée to the Museum Academia Cooking Class by classically trained Italian Chef Professional Travel Specialist to book your trip Options to upgrade: airfare, add travelers and extend your trip available upon request.

Flyfishing for Two in Patagonia!
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Package includes:

  • All-inclusive stay for two at La Posada de los Farios, Patagonia Chile.

  • 7-days, 6-nights

  • Food, lodging, fishing guide, all necessary equipment


Set in a secluded mountain valley alongside the pristine free-flowing Rio Cisnes, La Posada de los Farios (The Inn of the Brown Trout) is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all while enjoying some of the finest trout fishing Patagonia has to offer. The primary fishing target are the wild resident Brown and Rainbow Trout that this region of Chilean Patagonia is world renowned for. Surrounded by rugged glaciated Andean peaks, the mountain scenery is nothing short of spectacular and the nearby fishing options are abundant and varied. The lodge itself is an authentic Patagonian ranch house constructed of hand-hewn lumber and modified to comfortably handle a maximum of just 6 guests per week.

2023 Mountain Bike


2023 Norco Sight A2 SRAM Mountain Bike

Size: 27.5” Wheels

Color: Orange/Grey

RockShox and Fox suspension components are mated to our precisely-engineered Ride Aligned™ kinematics to produce 150mm of travel in back and 160mm up front.


Every Sight features short seat tubes for maximum standover clearance and size-specific, long-travel dropper posts to get seats completely out of the way in the rough stuff.


Supportive side-wall 2.4” and 2.5” tires are equipped, but there’s clearance for up 2.6” because details matter.


Custom frame protection and a new shuttle guard protects each Sight from long, rowdy days on the trail and when it’s hanging off the back of your buddy’s pickup. Under-top tube mounts provide easy mounting for some of the most popular aftermarket storage bags or accessories.


4-piston hydraulic disc brakes and 200/180mm rotors to hit the perfect line on every ride and pull you back when the ruckus gets a little out of hand.

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Length: 12'

Width: 6'2"

Tube diameter: 18"

Number of Chambers/Valves: 8

Tubes: 4   Thwarts: 3   Floor: 1


  • SB-120 Self-Bailing Rubber Raft

  • 12’ Length

  • Color: Blue


  • 44-oz./3000-denier RockShield PVC (professional-grade quality)

  • Welded I-beams, baffles and seams, triple-fused with welded seam tape inside and out

  • Leafield D-7 valves (The industry’s best)

  • SB-120 Comes standard with 3 thwarts

  • Removable RTA System (Rapid Thwart Attachment), simple lace-free design

  • I-Beam floor

  • 12 D-rings

  • 6 Rubberized handles

  • 5-year retail & 3-year commercial warranty on workmanship and materials

  • Material weight in ounces per square yard: 44 oz. tubes, 66 oz. floor

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For more information, please contact

Gretchen Van De Carr,

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