KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

How many times have you been on a hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski trek and have developed a heel blister? Heel blisters ruin everything! They are absolutely miserable, and can take several weeks to completely heal since most humans have to continue wearing shoes each day while the skin heals. I (Stella) can recall many … Continue reading KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

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

Cabin Fever

Cabin fever: the unfortunate side effect of the enduring pandemic. Dictionaries describe cabin fever as ‘extreme irritability and restlessness from living in isolation or a confined indoor area for a prolonged period of time.' To combat this, Stella and I take a quick walk in the morning before work, and then a longer walk in … Continue reading Cabin Fever

Trail Ridge Road 10’ Miler

Back in January, at the start of the 2020 winter season, we completed a short two-and-a-half mile snowshoe trek up Trail Ridge Road (for a round-trip of five miles) in Rocky Mountain National Park (on the Grand Lake side). The snowplow stops plowing the road in the park at the Timber Lake/Colorado River Trailhead, so … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road 10’ Miler

Cross Creek Snowshoe Trek

Last weekend was spent in Red Cliff, Colorado, which is a very small town (with a population of less than three hundred people) south of Vail. On Saturday, we parked the Tahoe along FS707, the start of our Cross Creek snowshoe trek; the road to get to the trailhead is right off of US Hwy … Continue reading Cross Creek Snowshoe Trek

Cub Lake Winter Hike

Two weeks ago, we had our first adventure in Estes Park. Our objective had been to snowshoe to Cub Lake on Saturday, and then the Loch Lake Trail via the Glacier Gorge Trail on Sunday inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The Cub Lake Trailhead is located a short distance from the Fern Lake Trailhead, near … Continue reading Cub Lake Winter Hike