My name is Larry. December of 2015, my family and I relocated to Aurora, Colorado from Green Bay, Wisconsin. What a great place Colorado is! Summer of 2017, my wife (Stella) encouraged me to start a blog, Base Camp @ Grand Lake, about our year-round, outdoor adventures.

We are passionate about being in the mountains, where we can be found hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and whatever else may come to mind. Someday, we hope to make Base Camp @ Grand Lake our permanent home. But for now, it is our beloved weekend retreat. Please join us on our adventures, and an occasional misadventure, as we discover the mountains, rivers, lakes and trails in and around Colorado and the mountainous west. And, be sure to visit the “Gear Review” tab on this website to read our product reviews for many of the things that we use on our adventures! Feel free to contact us at info@basecampgrandlake.com

Stella is also the author of the thrilling fantasy novel, 18th Winter. Visit her website at: Stella J. Raasch

Our beautiful golden girls, Goldie and Aspen. We lost them both to cancer. Goldie was a regal beauty with an unparalleled degree of intuition. During her work as a certified therapy dog, she touched many lives. Until we meet again, our beloved Goldie (11/11/03 – 8/26/16). Aspen, the sweetest little girl in the world, was able to take part in many outdoor adventures with us when we moved to Colorado. Her adventurous spirit will live on in our hearts forever. Until we meet again, our beloved Aspen (3/20/05 – 3/31/2019).