Trail Ridge Road: Take 2

Stella worked half a day on New Years, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake, just as we had done the weekend prior for Christmas. This time, however, instead of cross-country skiing, our plans were set on snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road: Take 2

Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing

Stella worked half a day on Christmas, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake for the weekend. Since closing up Base Camp for the season in October, Stella and I both have been itching to get back into the mountains once the snow … Continue reading Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing

Trail Ridge Road 10’ Miler

Back in January, at the start of the 2020 winter season, we completed a short two-and-a-half mile snowshoe trek up Trail Ridge Road (for a round-trip of five miles) in Rocky Mountain National Park (on the Grand Lake side). The snowplow stops plowing the road in the park at the Timber Lake/Colorado River Trailhead, so … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road 10’ Miler

Jackson Hole Winter Adventure

Thursday morning had begun with one mission in mind: get our Jackson Hole Winter Adventure started! After a quick breakfast in Rock Springs, our launching point, we headed out on the road, with about a three-hour drive ahead of us. Our plan was to snowshoe in Grand Teton National Park from the Taggart Lake Trailhead. … Continue reading Jackson Hole Winter Adventure

Gold Run Adventure II

This last weekend did not turn out as we had planned, but that is okay; we had a great weekend anyway. We are referring to it as the Gold Run Adventure II. On Saturday, the plan had been to ski at Frisco Nordic Center; we have never been there, and were eager to explore the … Continue reading Gold Run Adventure II

Cross Creek Snowshoe Trek

Last weekend was spent in Red Cliff, Colorado, which is a very small town (with a population of less than three hundred people) south of Vail. On Saturday, we parked the Tahoe along FS707, the start of our Cross Creek snowshoe trek; the road to get to the trailhead is right off of US Hwy … Continue reading Cross Creek Snowshoe Trek

Cub Lake Winter Hike

Two weeks ago, we had our first adventure in Estes Park. Our objective had been to snowshoe to Cub Lake on Saturday, and then the Loch Lake Trail via the Glacier Gorge Trail on Sunday inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The Cub Lake Trailhead is located a short distance from the Fern Lake Trailhead, near … Continue reading Cub Lake Winter Hike