On Grieving Trees

Rocky Mountain National Park ~ Photo: Larry Homberger II For years, a young writer saw the tell-tale signs of beetle kill. And then the infestation came for the pines at her own home. Caitlin Van Buskirk/High Country News I had recognized the signs since I was small: brazen red pines on Monarch Pass in western … Continue reading On Grieving Trees

Earth Pak Waterproof Bag 10L

Years ago when we purchased our Isle Glider Wood Stand Up Paddleboards, I (Stella) had been using a vinyl zipper bag that accompanied the purchase our boards. Larry immediately purchased a Sea To Summit dry bag. For two years, I contemplated whether I actually liked his bag or not while I continued using my Isle … Continue reading Earth Pak Waterproof Bag 10L

POTW: Summer Adventure

Sacred Dancing Cascade, Glacier National Park John Muir once said, “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” Your summer adventure awaits, whether it is a planned trip in one of our many National Parks or just an unexpected … Continue reading POTW: Summer Adventure

Gear Reviews: Discussion

Base Camp @ Grand Lake offers a wide variety of product reviews for outdoor gear. And, we are always adding to our list, with several new reviews upcoming later in 2022. Writing gear reviews is a vital component of our website because it allows us to assist people with making an informed decision about the … Continue reading Gear Reviews: Discussion

Earth Day 2022

https://vimeo.com/701890951 Earth Day 2022: A journey through our adventures of the last year or so, offering subtle reminders of the importance to protect our planet and its future.

Grand Lake Winter Finale

Two weekends ago, we ventured to Grand Lake for our second trip there this winter. While there was plenty of snow, that may not be the case for much longer if the temperatures continue to remain high. The two days we were there, the temperature was about 40ish degrees with a clear blue sky. It … Continue reading Grand Lake Winter Finale

Aspen Winter Adventure II

This past weekend we ventured to Aspen for our second trip this winter season. It is logical to think that we would have done something different from our earlier trip there, but we ended up doing pretty much the same thing. That being the case, this post will be much shorter than that of our … Continue reading Aspen Winter Adventure II