Steamboat Springs Summer Weekend

Christmas 2021 had been our fist adventuring trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It had been a memorable trip for a few reasons, and we were eager to return during the summer to do some hiking, biking, kayaking and fishing. Two weekends ago, we parked our 2022 Winnebago FLX 2108DS at the local KOA and set … Continue reading Steamboat Springs Summer Weekend

POTW: Hahns Peak

Hahns Peak as viewed from the "Big Mango" on Steamboat Lake. The peak is named after Joseph Hahn, who in the 1860's set out to find gold on the mountain. Finding riches on every side of the mountain in 1865, he and his crew set out to expand their operations the following year. In 1866 … Continue reading POTW: Hahns Peak

Base Camp @ Grand Lake Summer Plans

Big things are in store for Base Camp @ Grand Lake this year! After extensive discussion and research, we decided to purchase a 2022 Winnebago Micro Minnie FLX 2108DS travel trailer. There are many reasons why we decided upon this particular RV, but most importantly, it will allow us to utilize it year-round, anywhere.  We … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake Summer Plans

POTW: Bald Eagle

A Bald Eagle, perched above Lake Granby. Found throughout North America and commonly referred as a Bald Eagle, although they are not bald. They were dubbed "Bald" because of their all-white heads. We spotted this magnificent creature on our way to Monarch Lake to hike the loop over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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