The Great Blizzard of 2021

Stella and I raced up to the mountains the weekend of the Great Blizzard of 2021 to get in some snowshoeing and/or nordic skiing. On our way to Grand Lake, we had made a pitstop in Winter Park to see Stella's cousin who has been working at the Winter Park Resort for the season. We … Continue reading The Great Blizzard of 2021

An Odd Start…

Our return to Base Camp @ Grand Lake has been off to an odd start for the 2020 season. First, Elk Creek Campground opened a week later than usual due to COVID. Second, the campground feels a little bit like a ghost town due to COVID restrictions, which fortunately continue to lighten with each passing … Continue reading An Odd Start…

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

Grand Lake Adventure

Grand Lake Nordic Center This past weekend, Stella and I headed back to Base Camp for our first trip of the winter. An abundance of snow blankets our home away from home. We had planned just to stay Saturday night but a spontaneous decision by Stella had us racing up to the high country Friday … Continue reading Grand Lake Adventure

Lake Granby: Kayaking & Camping Adventure

After five weeks of planning, our kayak and camping adventure had finally arrived! The preparation for this journey had started on July 30, 2019, when we had ventured into REI to look at tenting gear that would fit our needs, not only for this adventure, but future endeavors as well. Please continue reading to learn … Continue reading Lake Granby: Kayaking & Camping Adventure

Photo of the Week – Monarch Lake

Monarch Lake

Off to Monarch Lake

Saturday started out in usual fashion with our homemade breakfast burritos and espresso paired with old fashion donut holes. But as we near the end of the season we had to tend to our travel trailer before moving onto the days activity. This meant grabbing a ladder and climbing to clean the roof our travel … Continue reading Off to Monarch Lake