Steamboat Springs Summer Weekend

Christmas 2021 had been our fist adventuring trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It had been a memorable trip for a few reasons, and we were eager to return during the summer to do some hiking, biking, kayaking and fishing. Two weekends ago, we parked our 2022 Winnebago FLX 2108DS at the local KOA and set … Continue reading Steamboat Springs Summer Weekend

Base Camp @ Grand Lake Summer Plans

Big things are in store for Base Camp @ Grand Lake this year! After extensive discussion and research, we decided to purchase a 2022 Winnebago Micro Minnie FLX 2108DS travel trailer. There are many reasons why we decided upon this particular RV, but most importantly, it will allow us to utilize it year-round, anywhere.  We … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake Summer Plans

Responsible Outdoor Recreation: Leave No Trace

By Stella J. Raasch What comes to mind when you think of the great outdoors? Initially, you may think of the classic John Candy movie, "The Great Outdoors." Next, your thoughts will likely gravitate toward notions of open space, fresh air, beautiful surroundings…and trash! Since the advent of COVID, flocks of people have migrated to … Continue reading Responsible Outdoor Recreation: Leave No Trace

RTIC 45 Quart Hard Cooler

Shortly after Stella and I met (over ten years ago), we purchased a run of the mill hard-side cooler, which we have been using ever since. While that cooler had provided adequate cooling for short periods of time, this spring we decided that it was time for a major upgrade. I had come across an … Continue reading RTIC 45 Quart Hard Cooler

POTW: Remembering Goldie

November 11, 2003 ~ August 26, 2016

POTW ~ Lone Pine Lake

Lone Pine Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park Deep inside Rocky Mountain National Park you will find a series of lakes along the East Inlet Trail. Your first such encounter is Lone Pine Lake, the first lake you would happen upon as you trek east. My fellow adventurer Dave and I set out last October and … Continue reading POTW ~ Lone Pine Lake

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