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! This summer, 2017, my wife (Stella) encouraged me to start a blog about our year-round, outdoor adventures. By “our” I am referring to myself, my wife and Aspen (our 12.5 – year young Golden Retriever). And, I must also include Goldie, our other golden beauty, whom is still very much alive and present with us in loving spirit.

Stella, Aspen and I are passionate about being in the mountains where you will typically find us hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, snowshoeing, paddle boarding, cross country skiing, skating, 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.

Stella is the author of the Young Adult novel 18th Winter. You may visit her website at: Stella J. Raasch

Big Momma Goldie with her Sweet Pea Puppy Aspen playing in the snow, one of their favorite things to do with one another. 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)