What Matters Most?

Rollins Pass: What Matters Most? | B. Travis Wright, MPS & Kate Wright, MBA

What Matters Most
Rollins Pass: What Matters Most?


“Thank you for sharing with all the attendees the magic that is Rollins Pass.”


Our “Rollins Pass: What Matters Most?” presentation takes county commissioners, search and rescue forces, and land managers through the issues facing Rollins Pass for the last 150 years. We help facilitate deliberative engagement methods designed to bring out the best in elected officials while elevating community decision making processes and highlighting important milestones of the Rollins Pass story in an immersive presentation filled with both black-and-white and color imagery.

Each live event is 90 minutes in duration, with 70 minutes for the presentation and allowing 20 minutes for Q&A. The authors tour across Colorado—from Steamboat Springs to Longmont—and travel with two 1,300 watt loudspeakers with stands, wired and wireless Sennheiser microphones, a 100-inch projection screen, and a 4K ultra-bright projector. We also have a 65-inch 4K HDR flat panel Samsung television for outdoor, tented events and can power our entire set up completely off the grid. We also offer hybrid event hosting with our Starlink setup, providing high-speed, low-latency internet streaming of our events anywhere with an unobstructed view of the sky. To ensure optimal performance, we need a 110-degree field of view facing north, free from obstacles such as power lines, tree branches, or other obstructions. Our Starlink setup can also run without domestic power. Schedule a Rollins Pass: What Matters Most? event by contacting us.


We sometimes receive inquiries about whether we can provide a copy of our slide deck via email, external hard drive, hard copy, or by an online link. Due to the extensive investment of time, effort, cost, and resources involved in creating our presentations, we have established a policy of not sharing these core materials and source files. The following points outline the key reasons for this decision:

Significant Investment: Creating and crafting our presentations has entailed tens of thousands of hours of meticulous work. This includes comprehensive research, the integration of high-quality images and videos spanning both historic and modern eras, and the development of custom and graphically-intensive content. Additionally, we have conducted extensive fieldwork to capture unique footage and engage in research as well as volunteer initiatives; our efforts directly contribute essential data to our presentations. For well over the past decade, we have continuously refined our presentations to ensure the highest quality and the incorporation of the most up-to-date information, coupled with new discoveries and streamlined historical research.

Complex Animations: Many individual slides contain up to six dozen layered animations, crucial for delivering dynamic, captivating content, and to aid the audience’s understanding of complex and conjoined timeframes and ideas. As a result, these intricate animations are tailored for live viewing and do not translate effectively to sharing or printing, often appearing overlapped and illegible when printed.

Slide Volume, File Size, and Technical Requirements: The master deck encompasses approximately 2,500 slides, with a variable core file size ranging from 30-40 GB in Apple Keynote format (file size varies due to new content under development and existing content undergoing revision). This extensive volume of proprietary content and large file size exacerbates the complexity of sharing logistics, notwithstanding the near-certainty of performance and readability issues on standard systems. The presentation is also not compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint. In fact, our presentation demands state-of-the-art hardware, specifically a Mac system powered by Apple silicon M-series Max or Ultra processors. Minimum specifications include a 16-core CPU, 40-core GPU, 16-core neural engine, two ProRes encode/decode engines, 128 GB of memory with a memory bandwidth of 400GB/s to ensure optimal functionality for building, preparing, and presenting our slide deck. These systems guarantee peak performance, minimal latency, and flawless delivery.

While the complete slide deck remains proprietary, we may entertain reasonable, individual requests from specific groups or agencies necessitating particular images or screenshots. Such requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Of course, a sampling of our delivered presentations remain available to the world on YouTube. We extend our gratitude for your understanding and respect for the significant effort and resources invested in the development of our presentations. Upholding their integrity and exclusive use, as our intellectual property, is paramount to us and to our efforts to protect, preserve, and restore the area for future generations.

The primary purpose of our work is to inform the public.

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Rollins Pass East: Fire restrictions are in effect for USFS lands and Gilpin and Boulder Counties, including Yankee Doodle & Jenny Lakes. No campfires allowed.