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!
Base Camp @ Grand Lake had been my (Stella's) idea. In May of 2017, right before we opened our cabin in Grand Lake for the season, I suggested to Larry that we start a website where we could share with others about our adventures, showcase Larry's photos and discuss the gear that we use. And … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Humble Beginnings
Paddling into the Blue: as we move into Spring shoulder season, Stella and I are already dreaming about stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking in the Big Mango. "Paddling into the Blue" is in reference to our most recent trip to Bear Lake, located equally on the Utah and Idaho boarder. Bear Lake is known … Continue reading POTW: Paddling into the Blue
Stella and I raced up to the mountains the weekend of the Great Blizzard of 2021 to get in some snowshoeing and/or nordic skiing. On our way to Grand Lake, we had made a pitstop in Winter Park to see Stella's cousin who has been working at the Winter Park Resort for the season. We … Continue reading The Great Blizzard of 2021
March 20, 2005 ~ March 31, 2019
Stella and I snowshoed the Monarch Lake Loop and ventured up the Crater Lake Trail in the Indian Peaks Wilderness just before the big snowstorm took hold over the weekend of March 13th.
Low snowfall has led to catastrophic conditions around the West. Jonathon Thompson/High Country News On the afternoon of Feb. 1, seven friends set out on skis from the Opus Hut, a backcountry lodge located high in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The sky was blue, the temperatures relatively warm, and a recent series of storms had … Continue reading This Year’s Deadly Avalanche Season