You can callÂ me â€œCowboy Corey,â€ or to be proper, â€œMr. Mountain Man Meyer.â€ My birth name is onlyÂ spoken by my mother for it doesnâ€™t have the same adventurous spirit as a title with some twang. I am one ofÂ Austin-Lehmanâ€™s newest guides, a company for whichÂ I am excited to be a part of for the upcoming adventures and lasting friendships. I will be guiding the Yellowstone Family Adventure Vacations and ourÂ South Dakota Family Adventure.
To be perfectly honest I am no cowboy; never have I ridden a thoroughbred at full gallopÂ into the setting sun as a cloud of dust rises in my wake. I once aspired to be a walking legendÂ of the West, to have my skin baked by the hard sun until I was a real rawhide with hands ofÂ leather. Visions of gun slinging outlaws, train stopping renegades, and rough riding ruffiansÂ sounded like fun to me, but I just donâ€™t have the true grit personality to pull off the lifestyle. InÂ fact, if I were plopped down at a poker table with Wild Bill Hickok, Jessie James, or CalamityÂ Jane in Deadwood I donâ€™t think I could last a minute under their piercing eyes and would findÂ myself scurrying for the door. Like the cowboys, I enjoy riding into uncharted territories; theÂ wind in my face defines freedom. I just ride upon a different breed of horse, preferring a steedÂ of steel, and have mounted my trusted Cannondale in many breathtaking locations.
I donâ€™t believe I deserve the title â€œMountain Man Meyerâ€ either. I have lived forÂ multiple months in the wilds of Montana with only a wall tent for shelter. Like the legendaryÂ Jeremiah Johnson, I have harvested big game animals in the Rocky Mountains, but the truth isÂ I canâ€™t sustain a haggard life like that of the legendary John Colter or Jim Bridger. After a few days of roughing it, I find myself dreaming of steamy hot showers, chocolate, and fluffy pillows.Â If I am not a cowboy or a mountain manâ€¦â€¦.. Who am I you ask? Simply put, I am a manÂ of adventure, one who is as excited as you are for the upcoming adventure season. I am anxiouslyÂ waiting to share my knowledge of the West and to create a lasting memory of adventure withÂ everyone. Letâ€™s make the next trip one to remember!