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
A Bull Elk ~ Circa 2016 foraging in Rocky Mountain National Park. Occasionally I like to showcase a photo in Black & White, it takes me back to a place in time when life moved at a slower place. Today we seek instant gratification in almost everything we do, take a moment, stop what you … Continue reading POTW: Bull Elk ~ Circa 2016
Vintage RMNP Elk I was looking for a photo worthy enough that could be cast back in time when life inside Rocky Mountain National Park was simpler, thus I present the vintage RMNP Elk. The photo was taken in the fall of 2020 using a Nikon D90 and Tamron 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens.
A mighty bull elk bugling in RMNP There is always more to the story than what the picture tells of this elk bugling in RMNP. It was a Saturday evening not to terribly long ago when we happened upon this bull elk in a clearing near the south end of the Kawuneeche Valley. The bull … Continue reading POTW: Elk Bugling in RMNP
Watching over the herd... The fall rut is nearing its peak as a bull elk watches over his harem on the western slopes of Rocky Mountain National Park. Nearby there are two younger bull elk lurking about wanting to compete for the harem however they bide their time on the fringes. Most likely not wanting … Continue reading POTW: The Fall Rut…
A Bull Elk relaxing near Milner Pass, RMNP There is a short story behind this photo, we were headed into Rocky Mountain National Park to the Alpine Visitors Center. As we neared Milner Pass, there were an abundance of bull elk foraging. At minimum 5 large bull elk and a few juvenile elk as well. … Continue reading POTW: The Elk of RMNP
Our return to Base Camp @ Grand Lake has been off to an odd start for the 2020 season. First, Elk Creek Campground opened a week later than usual due to COVID. Second, the campground feels a little bit like a ghost town due to COVID restrictions, which fortunately continue to lighten with each passing … Continue reading An Odd Start…