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

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

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

Fall Hiking

Stella and I attempted to hike down to the Colorado River on Saturday with Aspen via the  Colorado River Trail. About a mile into to the hike trail was closed due to fall logging operations. Somewhat discouraged we doubled back via the short loop near the parking lot. A side trail that Stella has yet … Continue reading Fall Hiking

Stella’s Favorite – Monarch Lake Hike

Sunday, September 3rd, we headed to Monarch Lake to hike the loop with Aspen. We got off to an early start hoping to beat the crowds and thankfully we did, more about this at the end. From the trailhead we trekked southeast along the northern shoreline. This by far is Stella’s favorite hike. After arriving … Continue reading Stella’s Favorite – Monarch Lake Hike

All about Aspen…

Every now and then you need to devote a weekend to your K9 companion and this was the weekend Aspen took charge, literally. Saturday was off to the usual start, except that it began a little later than the typical 6AM wake up call. Normally at the crack of dawn Aspen will work her way … Continue reading All about Aspen…