When it comes to adventuring in the Four Corners, no one may be as well-traveled (or multi-talented) as Doom. (And if you don’t believe us, check out his Insta feed, republicofdoom.)
Also known as Steve Fassbinder, the Devo Explorer coach and former pro mountain biker has spent the last dozen or so years exploring the Southwest via pack raft, foot, bike and rope. And now he wants to share the fun (all a relative term) with others.
This Fri., Sept. 13, Doom will be launching his new multi-sport adventure guide service, Four Corners Guides, at Pine Needle Dry Goods starting at 6:30 p.m. He will be joined by partner in crime (and life and business) Lizzy Scully as well as fellow adventurer par excellence, Thad Ferrell.
“I’ve been taking people on wild tours by bicycle and packraft to the far corners of the Southwest for over a decade now,” Fassbinder said. “Now we’ll have the opportunity to share our adventures and lifestyle much more widely. We’re stoked.”
So far, trip options include one-and three-day intros to bike-rafting trips as well as something called the “Doom” trip, a sort of build-your-own adventure that we would assume is a little more ... adventurous.
Ferrell, who will serve as one of Doom’s lead guides, also recently started his own fly fishing guide service, King Fischer Fly Guides. He’ll open the night’s festivities with slides and plenty of, uh, fish tales. Then, Doom will take the stage, with short films (which may or may not include his recent ditty for Sierra Nevada, in which he is shown multiple times “not” drinking beer) as well as photos from his adventures around the Southwest and the world. This will include his latest traverse of the San Juans by bike, llama and packraft with local artist and mountain bike master Jon Bailey and Fort Lewis College Outdoor Pursuits Director Brett Davis.
Fassbinder and Scully will base their operations out of the cleverly conjoined Scullbinder Ranch, a remote 35-acre property on the Mancos River, bordering Weber Mountain and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park. On the grounds there is a 1-mile pump track/bike park for warm-up laps. And for those who perhaps don’t enjoy an impromptu bivy in the dirt, there are even glamping opportunities in the works, featuring beds, linens and canvas tents.
For more info., go to www.fourcornersguides .com or www.kingfisherflyguides.com.
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