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

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

POTW: Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos

Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos, or more commonly known as the American White Pelican, one of the largest birds of North America, takes flight over Shadow Mountain Lake. They frequently congregate, in mass, near the inflow from the Colorado River on Shadow Mountain Lake, returning each spring to the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park.

POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP

On Memorial Day, Stella and I trekked along the East Shore Trail. On our way back, we had paused for a moment to look north across the lake into the snowcapped southern end of the Never Summer Range. This trail encompasses both the Arapaho National Recreation Area and Rocky Mountain National Park, on the eastern … Continue reading POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP

Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day 2021... I am pleased to introduce the premier of Stella's song, "Wildfires Lead To Wildflowers," accompanied by photos of our journeys across Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and various national forests. Stella's song was drawn from last years East Troublesome Fire that swept through the Arapaho … Continue reading Earth Day 2021

Black Bear Lodge of Grand Lake: Casual Comfort

Are you looking for a comfortable place to stay in Grand Lake, Colorado? Look no further than Black Bear Lodge of Grand Lake! This is our preferred place to stay during the winter months when we visit the area for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. It is located right off of US Hwy 34 on the … Continue reading Black Bear Lodge of Grand Lake: Casual Comfort