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

POTW: Teton Adventures

Nez Perce, Grand Teton National Park There is something about a Teton Adventure, the Tetons are a 40 mile long range located in western Wyoming and mainly encompassed within Grand Teton National Park. While Grand Teton is the most prominent and photographed peak in the range. This is a picture of Nez Perce, from late … Continue reading POTW: Teton Adventures

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

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

POTW: Remembering Goldie

November 11, 2003 ~ August 26, 2016

POTW: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Grand Prismatic Spring, YNP Midway Geyser Basin, located on the western side of Yellowstone National Park, is home to quite possibly the most photographed features in the park, Grand Prismatic Spring. Known for is vibrant colors of orange, red, green to deep blue is the largest hot spring in the United States. However the there … Continue reading POTW: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

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