Marmot Trestles Elite Eco 20 Sleeping Bag

It had all started with an overnight kayaking adventure on Lake Granby (September 2019), where the need had arisen to purchase camping gear. For a sleeping bag, I wanted a lightweight and packable bag, with the ability to perform in the twenty-degree range. After visiting our local REI and slipping into a variety of sleeping … Continue reading Marmot Trestles Elite Eco 20 Sleeping Bag

REI Co-op Half Dome 3 Plus Tent

Over the Labor Day weekend (2019), Stella and I had laid the groundwork for an awesome kayaking/camping trip that included an overnight stay at the Roaring Fork Campground. Because we were kayaking to the campground, we needed a form of shelter that we could easily transport on our kayak. Thus, our search for a tent … Continue reading REI Co-op Half Dome 3 Plus Tent

Odlo Performance Warm Base Layer Bottoms

It is difficult to truly appreciate the value and importance of thermals (base layer clothing) until you’re in a situation where you need them - and do not have them, OR the ones you have are not adequate. I (Stella) am a bit embarrassed to admit that I have had the same base layer leggings … Continue reading Odlo Performance Warm Base Layer Bottoms

Osprey Kestrel 38

The need for a larger backpack presented itself Fall of 2019 when a good friend of mine and I planned an overnight backcountry trip into Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), where we would hike to Lake Verna from the East Inlet Trailhead (twenty miles out and back). After considering my current pack needs, along with … Continue reading Osprey Kestrel 38