Moose Trail Overland Basecamp Retreat

by Ryan Strohmaier

$15,000 BOOSTED




Oct 10, 2018


Nov 24, 2018




Moose Trail Overland Basecamp Retreat

by Ryan Strohmaier in Canmore

Business Plan


The Bow River Valley has exploded with tourism over the last few years. The shoulder to shoulder tourist destinations have forced many visitors to create a schedule that is lengthy and overwhelming. People are already lining up at 7am to catch buses in hopes to take the most uninterrupted photo they can. This isn’t the way to experience the Rockies. This isn’t the way to enjoy a vacation. That's why Mike and I (Ryan) created Moose Trail Overland. We know there is a better way. A different way. A local’s way. Through our van, "Handsome Andy", we created a tour that brings our guests to the locals "hot spots". To places where selfies are truly that, selfies. Sharing stories of the area, sipping on local brews and eating in mountain lodges has been only the start to our dream company. But we want to do more. We want to create that one experience which all of your friends will want to do with you. Thus, us reaching out through ATB Boostr. 


This winter, we are in "beast-mode". We want to move forward on an original idea and make it come true. The first plans we had ever created revolved around taking people into environments where only the seasoned adventurers would dare to go. To serene places that only the locals knew and could go comfortably. NOW we want to put the money where our mouth is. Picture yourself driving through the Rockies with local guides, stopping at places where you can truly feel alone. As you approach your camp, you realize the rustic and cozy feeling it gives you. Canvas tents with beds and a wood stove welcome you. So does your chef and camp manager from the dining tent. And of course, a private cedar sauna intercepts your endless views of the mountains that surround you. 


That's what we want to create!! We know it will blow your mind and give you a chance to experience the area like the fir traders did, except with a few more amenities ;). 




One of the main reasons for starting our company is to make this home of ours a better place. It has been, and always will be, an important part of our development as an entrepreneur. It's what, we believe, separates us from our competition. We align ourselves with other like-minded companies and are constantly thinking up new ways to share our passion of the outdoors, but to extend that passion by giving back.


With our personal history working with charities and serving this community as fire fighters, we want our kids to grow up in a place that promotes giving back to its community members. That's why we are making a commitment to donate 5% of our revenue to community projects, schools, and other donatable opportunities, once we get our business off the ground. We want Moose Trail to represent who we are and what we do through this kind of work. 




The idea of creating a company that represents everything Mike and I stand for is the ultimate dream. But knowing that we can make a difference at the same time is beyond comprehension. We truly believe that all of this is obtainable, and we want you to be a part of this. By supporting us you are supporting so much more.



Comments (4)

Michaela Strohmaier says:

So proud of you both for pursuing your passion! Let's get the word out about MooseTrail Overland!!!

32 seconds ago

Lindsay Johnson says:

So happy to support Ryan and Mike and of course, Handsome Andy.

38 seconds ago

ATB BoostR says:

Wicked work on the stage Mike! You and Ryan represented the business well.Congrats on the 14% share of the prize money.

16 seconds ago

Rick Typer says:

I am rooting for you. Kill it at the upcoming event.

19 seconds ago


Ryan Strohmaier


Ryan can't seem to settle with just one job. Moose Trail offers him a place where he can bring all of his "experience" to one place. From being a social worker these past 6 years, to working as a climbing instructor for the last 20, he finds himself constantly engaging with people and working along side them to help achieve their goals. You can typically find Ryan giving up a lot of his time to, not only his family, but also to surrounding himself with people in his community. He spends hal...

Michael Kearns


When you are looking for something fun to do with a little intensity added to it, then you call Mike Kearns. He is the kind of guy that typically takes you out on a "short trip" and then you find yourself committing to a 52km hike over two days through some of the most beautiful countryside imaginable. The idea of creating a company where we take people to the best places in the Rockies was something Mike realized while out in the backcountry in his Land Rover. From there his energy and vis...

BoostRs (15)


$2,874 on 11/23/2018 at 11:02 AM

Stephen Sauer

$50 on 11/19/2018 at 7:15 PM


$9,000 on 11/14/2018 at 11:49 AM

Tynan Unruh

$40 on 11/4/2018 at 9:32 AM

Brad Chisholm

$65 on 11/2/2018 at 3:00 PM

Lindsay Johnson

$80 on 10/24/2018 at 5:34 PM

Steven Greene

$35 on 10/22/2018 at 3:52 PM


$398 on 10/21/2018 at 4:59 PM

ATB BoostR

$1,459 on 10/21/2018 at 4:16 PM

Carol Stymiest

$100 on 10/20/2018 at 8:56 PM

Victoria Stuart

$199 on 10/20/2018 at 9:07 AM

Rick Typer

$500 on 10/16/2018 at 11:51 AM

Jeff Harnden

$95 on 10/15/2018 at 11:30 AM

Rick Typer

$70 on 10/15/2018 at 11:09 AM

Robyn Bell

$35 on 10/11/2018 at 12:02 PM


Hey Everyone! 

We are off to a great start! After presenting our Campaign at the ATB Pitch event, we find ourselves now at 20% and still striving for that remaing 80%!

We are adding one more hat to our lineup! I'll have that up on our rewards soon!

If you know anyone that's interested in any of our tours, please don't hesitate to send them a link to our page!


Ryan and Mike