KÜHL Renegade Cargo Shorts

Earlier this summer, KÜHL had reached out after stumbling across our website, Base Camp @ Grand Lake. They asked if we would be interested in working together. I have always considered KÜHL products to be of high quality, and a well respected clothing company, particularly with their goal to keep their impact on the environment … Continue reading KÜHL Renegade Cargo Shorts

SCOTT Scale 940

Stella purchased her new Trek Dual Sport 3 Women's bike last October. After owning my Trek 6500 for 22 years, I figured it was time to upgrade my bike as well. Initially, I had a particular Trek in mind, but the availability for the particular model of interest would not be until late July or … Continue reading SCOTT Scale 940

Look Trail Grip Platform Pedals

Bike pedals are all the same, right? No. What's so great about the Look Trail Grip Platform Pedals? When I purchased my new Trek Dual Sport 3 Women's bike, I immediately noticed that the pedals were smaller than those on my previous bike. The first few times I rode it, my feet kept slipping off … Continue reading Look Trail Grip Platform Pedals

RockyMounts BackStage Hitch Rack

The need to upgrade from our Yakima RidgeBack bike rack presented itself this year when we both purchased new bikes: I bought a Scott Scale 940; Stella bought a Trek Dual Sport 3 (Women's). We were looking for a more convenient way to load and unload our kayak from the roof of the Tahoe, while … Continue reading RockyMounts BackStage Hitch Rack

Oboz Men’s Bridger 8″ Insulated Waterproof

After owning a pair of Oboz Bridger Mid Waterproof hiking boots for nearly four years, and using them in both the summer and winter, I decided that it was time to provide my feet with a bit more warmth during our winter activities, particularly while snowshoeing. And, I didn't even think twice when I had purchased … Continue reading Oboz Men’s Bridger 8″ Insulated Waterproof

KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

How many times have you been on a hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski trek and have developed a heel blister? Heel blisters ruin everything! They are absolutely miserable, and can take several weeks to completely heal since most humans have to continue wearing shoes each day while the skin heals. I (Stella) can recall many … Continue reading KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

RTIC 45 Quart Hard Cooler

Shortly after Stella and I met (over ten years ago), we purchased a run of the mill hard-side cooler, which we have been using ever since. While that cooler had provided adequate cooling for short periods of time, this spring we decided that it was time for a major upgrade. I had come across an … Continue reading RTIC 45 Quart Hard Cooler