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

KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

How many times have you been on a hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski trek and have developed a heel blister? Heel blisters ruin everything! They are absolutely miserable, and can take several weeks to completely heal since most humans have to continue wearing shoes each day while the skin heals. I (Stella) can recall many … Continue reading KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

Jackson Hole Winter Adventure

Thursday morning had begun with one mission in mind: get our Jackson Hole Winter Adventure started! After a quick breakfast in Rock Springs, our launching point, we headed out on the road, with about a three-hour drive ahead of us. Our plan was to snowshoe in Grand Teton National Park from the Taggart Lake Trailhead. … Continue reading Jackson Hole Winter Adventure

Rossignol EVO OT 65 IFP Cross-Country Skis

In Mid-January, Stella and I had purchased new cross-country skis from REI. She had chosen the Fischer Spider 62 Crown Cross-Country skis, while I opted for the Rossignol EVO OT 65 IFP Cross-Country skis, both of which included TURNAMIC bindings. I have had the opportunity to use these skis in different types of terrain, and … Continue reading Rossignol EVO OT 65 IFP Cross-Country Skis

Gold Run Adventure II

This last weekend did not turn out as we had planned, but that is okay; we had a great weekend anyway. We are referring to it as the Gold Run Adventure II. On Saturday, the plan had been to ski at Frisco Nordic Center; we have never been there, and were eager to explore the … Continue reading Gold Run Adventure II

Winter Weekend Adventure

Saturday: Snowshoe to Broome Hut The start of that epic winter weekend adventure began as most do: with a drive into the high country. The first part of the weekend began at the Broome Hut, located on Berthoud Pass. The access point is the Second Creek Trailhead located on the Winter Park side of the … Continue reading Winter Weekend Adventure

Fischer Spider 62 Crown IFP Cross-Country Skis

When I (Stella) had lived in Wisconsin, classic cross-country skiing was my passion sport - I loved it! However, my love for this form of skiing had fizzled shortly after moving to Colorado four years ago when I noticed the difference between the two different types of terrains. I had become discouraged by all of … Continue reading Fischer Spider 62 Crown IFP Cross-Country Skis