Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Vol. 2

It is patently obvious the 2020/2021 winter will be vastly different than the start of the 2019 season. We all know how the season came to an end in March 2020 with the closure of all ski resorts across the country as they succumbed to the pandemic. While we still continue to battle the pandemic … Continue reading Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Vol. 2

CLIMATE CHANGE INTENSIFIES TSUNAMI THREAT IN ALASKA

A view of Barry Arm in which the receding Barry Glacier and the vulnerable section of land are visible on the right side of the image. Photo courtesy Dr. Gabriel Wolken As glaciers retreat and permafrost thaws, massive landslides threaten coastal communities. Victoria Peterson/High Country News Tucked against glacier-capped mountains, the Begich Towers loom over Whittier, … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE INTENSIFIES TSUNAMI THREAT IN ALASKA

Crazy Hair Alpacas

Buying local is a concept that is near and dear to small business owners everywhere, and it is even more critical with regards to start-up businesses. As a former owner of two small businesses in Wisconsin, I (Stella) especially understand all of these dynamics. During the five years that we have lived in Colorado, it has become … Continue reading Crazy Hair Alpacas

Grand Lake & RMNP In Pictures…

https://vimeo.com/471811390 Our hearts go out to those working on the frontlines combating the East Troublesome Fire, and to those whom the wildfire has affected. We put together a picture montage to the theme for Base Camp @ Grand Lake in hopes of remembering our beloved Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. Time will heal... … Continue reading Grand Lake & RMNP In Pictures…

Small Business, High Consequence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvqgYnaYZcI Recently I shared an article that has left an impression on me that I felt needed to be shared, A Global Reality of A Small Town, this was first in series present by Fat Tire and New Belgium Brewery. So, I turn to another chapter in the Headwinds Series, Small Business, High Consequence. It … Continue reading Small Business, High Consequence

The ‘wreckreation’ in our Wild Places

Too many people and too much poop. Packrafts are becoming more common in what were once less-traveled areas, as seen here at Youngs Creek in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness. Troy Smith/CC via Flickr Todd Wilkinson/High Country News Mark DeOpsomer of Bozeman, Montana, is a backpacker with lots of miles on his soles. For almost four … Continue reading The ‘wreckreation’ in our Wild Places

A Global Reality of A Small Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiGIU15u270 Periodically I will share an article that has left an impression on me that I feel needs to be shared with those who enjoy the outdoors and small mountain towns. Stella and I spend a great majority of our time in Grand Lake, that is where Base Camp @ Grand Lake originated. However, Colorado, … Continue reading A Global Reality of A Small Town