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You are Backcountry: Bright Colors Captured’s online community encompasses a passionate group of wanderers, adventurers, Gearheads, and athletes. Get the rundown on the latest happenings within the community in You Are Backcountry, your connection to the best product reviews, photos, and videos submitted by our athletes, our employees, and you.

A Vibrant Community

Nature is host to some of the most gorgeous colors you’ll ever see, whether they’re in the form of double rainbows, smoldering sunsets, or bright purple climbing ropes, and our customers and community members have captured enough of them to make one of those giant photos that’s made up of other, much smaller photos. Here are some of the bright colors you’ve captured and posted to our site:


(Clockwise from left) Brad Jackson’s Sea to Summit ApIII sleeping bag at Broad Peak Base Camp, Brandon Riza on Mount Tom in the Sierra Nevadas, Susan Rogers shouldering her Sterling Evolution Velocity dry rope and blending in with the fall foliage.


(Clockwise from left): Chloe Rice with her Black Diamond ice climbing equipmentAlejandro reflecting the slopes, Stephen Koch setting up camp in the Tetons.


On the left, Brandon Riza charging camp with his Brunton Solaris solar panel on Denali’s West Buttress Route. To the right is Monica Purington rocking Trew Gear’s flashy kit.


(Clockwise from top left) Pablo Hernandez backpacking in Yosemite. Detour Guide William Haas setting up a high alpine camp with his Black Diamond Firstlight tent. athlete wrangler Jonny A., a.k.a. Green Machine, shredding some fresh snow on his Salomon Q-105s.


On the left, Community Manager Lexi Dowdall catches blue dragonflies on her SUP. On the right, Brad Jackson follows the cloud path to Tashi Kang.


(Clockwise from left) employee Joey W enjoying untracked pow in the Patagonia Untracked jacket. Dov Frazer chilling in a Hammock Bliss hammock in Bali. Seth W. belaying on a long trad route with his Sterling Fusion Nano Drycore rope.


Below are some of our brightest selections from Instagram. Follow us @backcountrycom for a regular dose of stoke in pixel form, or get out there and capture your own color.


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