The Incredible Shrinking Colorado River

Climate change and rising demand are sucking the life out of the Southwest’s water supply. Jonathon Thompson/High Country News One of the most visible signs of the state of the West’s water supply is the big bathtub ring around the sandstone rim of Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest reservoir. Whenever the massive hydrological system that delivers … Continue reading The Incredible Shrinking Colorado River

POTW: The North Inlet Moose

We happened upon the North Inlet Moose as we were driving through Grand Lake heading to the east end of the lake on a Sunday evening not long ago. The North Inlet source, Lake Powell, is located deep in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park. These waters provide the necessary source of moisture that … Continue reading POTW: The North Inlet Moose

POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

I was tinkering with a little astrophotography last night and captured Jupiter rising over Grand Lake. Jupiter is the bright dot in the center of the image and with Saturn the next brightest image to the right. This is one in a series of photos from Base Camp @ Grand Lake using my GoPro Hero … Continue reading POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

Yellowstone is Losing its Snow

Yellowstone is losing its snow as the climate warms, and that means widespread problems for water and wildlife Snow melts near the Continental Divide in the Bridger Wilderness Area in Wyoming, part of the Greater Yellowstone Area. Bryan Shuman/University of Wyoming, CC BY-ND Bryan Shuman, University of Wyoming When you picture Yellowstone National Park and its … Continue reading Yellowstone is Losing its Snow

POTW: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is one of the least visited National Parks; however, if you are in the neighborhood it is worthy of a visit. Known as steep, deep and narrow, the Gunnison River has carved it way through the volcanic rock to reach metamorphic rock below, creating the canyon as … Continue reading POTW: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

POTW: Rocky Mountain Elk

Rocky Mountain Elk (C. c. nelsoni), early season in Rocky Mountain National Park is nothing short of spectacular as bull elk and their antlers begin to fill out. Last weekend we spotted a group of bull elk on the north end of the Kawuneeche Valley foraging about.

Celebrating 10 (12) Years

This spring, we posted a detailed story about the grassroots of BaseCamp@Grand Lake. It all began with the coming together of two people who are passionate about the environment and outdoor adventure sports. Today marks the 12-year anniversary of the day we met as well as our 10-year wedding anniversary. On June 23, 2009, Larry … Continue reading Celebrating 10 (12) Years