Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Logo Stickers Available!

We are excited to announce that the Base Camp @ Grand Lake logo stickers are now available for purchase on our website! Just click on the "Shop" link. The durable vinyl stickers are 4" round and made for outdoor use. They are $5.49 each, which includes shipping.  This development of the Base Camp @ Grand … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Logo Stickers Available!

POTW: Alces alces

Alces alces, also known as a moose. I photographed this bull moose foraging in the Kawuneeche Valley in early August of 2020 near the Colorado River. Rocky Mountain National Park has an abundant population of moose that can be seen year round. These magnificent creatures are a subspecies and scientifically referred to as Alces Alces … Continue reading POTW: Alces alces

Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires

Bringing tech innovation to wildfires: 4 recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the US Satellites can quickly detect and monitor wildfires from space, like this 2017 fire that encroached on Ventura, California. NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens Natasha Stavros, University of Colorado Boulder Record-breaking fires over the past decade suggest the western U.S. has entered … Continue reading Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires

POTW: Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos

Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos, or more commonly known as the American White Pelican, one of the largest birds of North America, takes flight over Shadow Mountain Lake. They frequently congregate, in mass, near the inflow from the Colorado River on Shadow Mountain Lake, returning each spring to the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Western Fires are Burning Higher in the Mountains

Western fires are burning higher in the mountains at unprecedented rates in a clear sign of climate change Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State University; John Abatzoglou, University of California, Merced, and Mohammad Reza Alizadeh, McGill University The Western U.S. appears headed for another dangerous fire season, and a new study shows that even high mountain areas … Continue reading Western Fires are Burning Higher in the Mountains

POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP

On Memorial Day, Stella and I trekked along the East Shore Trail. On our way back, we had paused for a moment to look north across the lake into the snowcapped southern end of the Never Summer Range. This trail encompasses both the Arapaho National Recreation Area and Rocky Mountain National Park, on the eastern … Continue reading POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S.

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region is headed for a water crisis Dry conditions across the West follow a hot, dry year of record-setting wildfires in 2020. Communities were left with scenes like this, from California’s Creek Fire. Amir Aghakouchak/University of California Irvine Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State … Continue reading Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S.

POTW: The Never Summer Wilderness

The Never Summer Wilderness. Tucked away on the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. With over 21,000 acres to explore and direct access via the Bowen/Baker trailhead (Note: At the time of publication, the access to the Never Summer Wilderness is closed at the park boundary due to the East Troublesome Fire) this has … Continue reading POTW: The Never Summer Wilderness