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

Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Humble Beginnings

Base Camp @ Grand Lake had been my (Stella's) idea. In May of 2017, right before we opened our cabin in Grand Lake for the season, I suggested to Larry that we start a website where we could share with others about our adventures, showcase Larry's photos and discuss the gear that we use. And … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Humble Beginnings

JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE TAKE II

Well everyone… we came back. I whined, moaned, pouted, and bargained to extend our Jackson Hole: Winter Paradise Take II. But Larry said we had to come home. Actually, what he said was, "Stella, someone has to be the adult around here." Hmmm… Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to just leave everything … Continue reading JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE TAKE II

Fairview Curve Nordic Adventure

Earlier this winter, we set our sights on skiing up to Fairview Curve inside of Rocky Mountain National Park. Fairview Curve is a lookout point along Trail Ridge Road, which is the main road inside of the park leading up to the Alpine Center. Last winter, we snowshoed up to Fairview Curve, and it had … Continue reading Fairview Curve Nordic Adventure

POTW: Nordic Adventures

For those that have been following our blog for the last three plus years know that Stella and I absolutely love the winter. It allows for us to enjoy our nordic adventures throughout Colorado and the mountain west. In this photo, we are nordic skiing at the Grand Lake Nordic Center. I am taking a … Continue reading POTW: Nordic Adventures

JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE

Before I dive into the details of our Jackson Hole: Winter Paradise trip, I must first preface with this: I (Stella) love Jackson Hole! For the past five years, Larry and I have been dreaming about, and planning to move to Grand Lake to live year round. However, at least a dozen times over the … Continue reading JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE

Breckenridge Nordic Center

This past weekend Larry and I ventured to the Breckenridge Nordic Center for the first time. Last winter, we had skied at the Gold Run Nordic Center twice (also in Breckenridge), and thoroughly enjoyed our experiences there, some of which will linger in our memories. Recently, we came across an individual who encouraged us to … Continue reading Breckenridge Nordic Center