Happy Trails was opened on September 5th, 2011. I’m Garrett Baker – originally from Lubbock but moved to San Angelo in 2007 and now call it home. I've spent 10+ years in retail and a lifetime in the outdoors. I thought it would be a good idea to join my two life passions. So the seed was planted and started to grow in the back of my head.
In the summer of June 2010 a friend of mine and I were trekking the Sacred Inca Trail in Peru on our way to Machu Piccu. It was on this adventure that my internal compass started pointing me in the right direction of what I wanted to do in my life and with the potential outdoor store.
After our return from Peru the brainstorming began. I thought of all the things I needed before we went and how you couldn't get them in San Angelo. The more thought I poured into opening the store the more I knew San Angelo needed and deserved a store like this. So the idea of Happy Trails was in full bloom. After 8 months of hard work and travelling, my wife and I finally unlocked the doors and began our new adventure!!