Annual Hike to Benefit Colorado Open Lands 

Tryba Architects hosts an annual silent auction at the firm’s holiday party where staff members bid on items and unique events donated by their colleagues. One auction item that consistently attracts attention from bidders is the hike and barbeque hosted by the Tryba’s at their cabin in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. This summer, David and Stephanie Tryba led the group of 12 on a hike along Sheep Creek Trail, ending back at the cabin for a BBQ dinner.

All proceeds raised go directly to a local non-profit chosen by the staff. This year, the firm raised $5,000 to support Colorado Open Lands—an organization dedicated to protecting Colorado’s land and water resources. Since Tryba Architects began hosting the silent auction four years ago, Tryba staff has raised almost $20,000 for deserving causes, another of which is the Greenway Foundation.

“The team looks forward to this hike every year as it’s a great opportunity for not only team building but to reconnect with the great outdoors and the environment that surrounds us, while supporting an important cause dedicated to preserving open lands,” says John McIntyre, principal, who attended the hike with his two sons.

About Colorado Open Lands: Colorado Open Lands is a 501(c)3 nonprofit land trust that exists to protect Colorado’s land and water resources. We work primarily with private landowners to place voluntary agreements called conservation easements on their property. The process is driven by the wishes of the landowner with the goal of protecting open space, water, and wildlife habitat – forever. Learn more at