Outdoorsman shares his passion

Published Thursday, January 4, 2018
by David Dishman

Not many children get to take a three-month backpacking trip through Alaska and Canada, but Gaylon Cornsilk did, and he's been an outdoorsman ever since.

Cornsilk is a co-owner and co-founder of Woodsman Trading Co. in The Village. He's passionate about the outdoors, American-made products and equipping others for adventure. His store opened at the end of November, but it's a dream that's been a long time coming.

“When I was very small, my dad took me on a three-month camping trip in Alaska and Canada,” Cornsilk said. “I can still remember the campfires, and that put something in my heart, something in my spirit. I've always loved the mountains, I've always loved the woods, but I think it started with my dad.”

That love for the outdoors ultimately manifested itself in Woodsman Trading Co. It's a store Cornsilk created with his brother-in-law, Travis Smith, who grew up spending summers in Gunnison, Colorado. The retail shop carries niche gear and clothing, with an emphasis on carrying handmade and American-made goods.

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