Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing

Stella worked half a day on Christmas, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake for the weekend. Since closing up Base Camp for the season in October, Stella and I both have been itching to get back into the mountains once the snow … Continue reading Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing

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: Fall in Rocky Mountain National Park

A bull moose courting a cow... Though not technically quite fall yet in Rocky Mountain National Park that doesn't mean that love isn't in the air. We were driving in the RMNP last weekend and came upon a bull moose courting a cow, the peak of the moose rut is usually late September to early … Continue reading POTW: Fall in Rocky Mountain National Park

East Shore Trail and more…

East Shore Trail As adventurous as Stella, my wife, is it may surprise some to learn how intolerant she is of hiking in hot weather. She can and will do it, but will likely grumble quite a bit along the way, and be utterly miserable. Instead, she much prefers trekking in the Spring and Fall, … Continue reading East Shore Trail and more…

Outward Hound Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket

Our two Golden Retrievers, Goldie and Aspen, loved to swim - it was their favorite activity! I (Stella) had  purchased the Outward Hound Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket five years ago when we got our summer place in Grand Lake, Colorado where they were able to swim nearly every weekend. I had initially purchased this … Continue reading Outward Hound Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket

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

POTW ~ Poudre Lake Moose

They say sometimes it's better to lucky than good, this happened to be one of those fortuitous moments in time when we captured a glimpse of the Poudre Lake Moose. We just returned from hiking along the Cache la Poudre River Trail and were traversing along the backside of Poudre Lake when we observed a … Continue reading POTW ~ Poudre Lake Moose