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

POTW: Crater Lake Trail

Stella and I snowshoed the Monarch Lake Loop and ventured up the Crater Lake Trail in the Indian Peaks Wilderness just before the big snowstorm took hold over the weekend of March 13th.

JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE TAKE II

Well everyone… we came back. I whined, moaned, pouted, and bargained to extend our Jackson Hole: Winter Paradise Take II. But Larry said we had to come home. Actually, what he said was, "Stella, someone has to be the adult around here." Hmmm… Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to just leave everything … Continue reading JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE TAKE II

Oboz Men’s Bridger 8″ Insulated Waterproof

After owning a pair of Oboz Bridger Mid Waterproof hiking boots for nearly four years, and using them in both the summer and winter, I decided that it was time to provide my feet with a bit more warmth during our winter activities, particularly while snowshoeing. And, I didn't even think twice when I had purchased … Continue reading Oboz Men’s Bridger 8″ Insulated Waterproof

JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE

Before I dive into the details of our Jackson Hole: Winter Paradise trip, I must first preface with this: I (Stella) love Jackson Hole! For the past five years, Larry and I have been dreaming about, and planning to move to Grand Lake to live year round. However, at least a dozen times over the … Continue reading JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE

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