POTW: Lake Granby

Lake Granby Looking into the Indian Peaks from the southern end of Lake Granby near Arapaho Bay. The mirror image of the snow covered peaks projected on to the surface of the lake was mesmerizing as the lake was smooth as glass. We were driving back towards Monarch Lake along County Road 6 when I … Continue reading POTW: Lake Granby

POTW: Kayaking in the Fall

Willow Creek Reservoir There is something special about kayaking in the fall, particularly on the Willow Creek Reservoir, flanked with Aspens strewn about its southern shores with their vibrant fall colors on display. This past Saturday we able to get the "Big Mango" out on the water for possibly one of the last high mountain … Continue reading POTW: Kayaking in the Fall

East Shore Trail and more…

East Shore Trail As adventurous as Stella, my wife, is it may surprise some to learn how intolerant she is of hiking in hot weather. She can and will do it, but will likely grumble quite a bit along the way, and be utterly miserable. Instead, she much prefers trekking in the Spring and Fall, … Continue reading East Shore Trail and more…

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

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Red Fox at Base Camp @ Grand Lake

Stella’s Solo Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure

So, let’s talk about stand up paddle boarding! If you’ve read my (Stella’s) review of our paddle around Willow Creek Reservoir (9/28/19), then you should know that I LOVE to paddle board! When I got my Isle Glider Wood 9’10 in May 2019, I made a goal to paddle all the way around Shadow Mountain … Continue reading Stella’s Solo Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure