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

POTW: Hahns Peak

Hahns Peak as viewed from the "Big Mango" on Steamboat Lake. The peak is named after Joseph Hahn, who in the 1860's set out to find gold on the mountain. Finding riches on every side of the mountain in 1865, he and his crew set out to expand their operations the following year. In 1866 … Continue reading POTW: Hahns Peak

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

POTW: Bald Eagle

A Bald Eagle, perched above Lake Granby. Found throughout North America and commonly referred as a Bald Eagle, although they are not bald. They were dubbed "Bald" because of their all-white heads. We spotted this magnificent creature on our way to Monarch Lake to hike the loop over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

On Grieving Trees

Rocky Mountain National Park ~ Photo: Larry Homberger II For years, a young writer saw the tell-tale signs of beetle kill. And then the infestation came for the pines at her own home. Caitlin Van Buskirk/High Country News I had recognized the signs since I was small: brazen red pines on Monarch Pass in western … Continue reading On Grieving Trees

Gear Reviews: Discussion

Base Camp @ Grand Lake offers a wide variety of product reviews for outdoor gear. And, we are always adding to our list, with several new reviews upcoming later in 2022. Writing gear reviews is a vital component of our website because it allows us to assist people with making an informed decision about the … Continue reading Gear Reviews: Discussion

Earth Day 2022

https://vimeo.com/701890951 Earth Day 2022: A journey through our adventures of the last year or so, offering subtle reminders of the importance to protect our planet and its future.