Madshus Panorama M78

Last winter (2022) when Larry and I (Stella) were in Crested Butte, we discussed purchasing a different type of cross-country ski. We wanted skis that were much wider and possessed more float to provide a better experience while backcountry skiing in really deep snow and on hills. We had researched three different companies that manufacture … Continue reading Madshus Panorama M78

Tubbs Flex VRT Snowshoes

Heading into Winter 2022, I decided to replace my Atlas 1030 snowshoes. Stella had hoped that I would select either the Louis Garneau Premiere or Blizzard III snowshoes (since she has the Blizzard II snowshoes and absolutely loves them), but they were not the ones that I wanted. After researching every mountain/backcountry snowshoe available, my … Continue reading Tubbs Flex VRT Snowshoes

Micro Minne FLX: Off Grid Experiment

In preparation for our now cancelled Leadville trip, we disconnected our Micro Minnie FLX to conduct an off grid experiment. One of the key features of the FLX package, touted by Winnebago, is the ability to spend up to five days off grid. On a recent Saturday afternoon, at approximately 1:00 p.m., I disconnected the … Continue reading Micro Minne FLX: Off Grid Experiment

Kayaking the Green River Lakes

https://youtu.be/U-SqGVu1GPI Recently we returned from our Wyoming Labor Day Weekend and in one of our adventures, we found ourselves kayaking the Green River Lakes. We launched from the boat ramp near the campground and paddled along the eastern shore with constant views of a smoky Squaretop Mountain. I put together the video showing our kayaking … Continue reading Kayaking the Green River Lakes

POTW: Challis National Forest

A top Twin Peaks South looking into the heart of the Challis National Forest. The first stop along our Idaho Panhandle~Canada Adventure. The Salmon-Challis National Forest is one of the largest national forests in the continental United States and encompasses the majority of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

Grand Lake Winter Finale

Two weekends ago, we ventured to Grand Lake for our second trip there this winter. While there was plenty of snow, that may not be the case for much longer if the temperatures continue to remain high. The two days we were there, the temperature was about 40ish degrees with a clear blue sky. It … Continue reading Grand Lake Winter Finale

Aspen Winter Adventure II

This past weekend we ventured to Aspen for our second trip this winter season. It is logical to think that we would have done something different from our earlier trip there, but we ended up doing pretty much the same thing. That being the case, this post will be much shorter than that of our … Continue reading Aspen Winter Adventure II