Last winter (2022) when Larry and I (Stella) were in Crested Butte, we discussed purchasing a different type of cross-country ski. We wanted skis that were much wider and possessed more float to provide a better experience while backcountry skiing in really deep snow and on hills. We had researched three different companies that manufacture … Continue reading Madshus Panorama M78
This past weekend we ventured to Aspen for our second trip this winter season. It is logical to think that we would have done something different from our earlier trip there, but we ended up doing pretty much the same thing. That being the case, this post will be much shorter than that of our … Continue reading Aspen Winter Adventure II
Ice Fall, found along Independence Road, east of the Grottos. Stella and I spent the weekend in Aspen retracing our trek from earlier in the winter. Watch for the post later in the week and take a look back at our prior adventure there at the end of January.
It is always a struggle returning to the city after spending time in the mountains, regardless of the season or mountain range that we are in. Although, the sting is slightly more potent when returning from Jackson Hole/Alpine because of how much we love that area. There are so many trails to explore, and each … Continue reading Jackson Hole/Alpine Winter Adventure
Last weekend had been our first trip to Aspen. Now having been there, I (Stella) am bummed that we had to cancel our previous two trips there due to COVID, because Aspen is awesome! I know most people associate the area with Alpine skiing, which is king in the western states, but the area also … Continue reading Aspen Winter Adventure
Last weekend we embarked on our Gunnison/Crested Butte Winter Adventure, with great anticipation to explore this beautiful area with our cross-country skis and snowshoes. While this had been our very first visit to Crested Butte, we had visited the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in April 2021. Last winter, we had a trip … Continue reading Gunnison/Crested Butte Winter Adventure
Sunday, we ventured to Frisco to cross-country ski on the Temple Trail/Blue River Bikeway. In the warmer months, this is a fully paved biking/walking trail that we have enjoyed many times, most recently this past fall. However, this had been our first time cross-country skiing on it, and we were surprised that we had never … Continue reading Frisco Cross-Country Ski Day Trip