Steamboat Springs Summer Weekend

Christmas 2021 had been our fist adventuring trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It had been a memorable trip for a few reasons, and we were eager to return during the summer to do some hiking, biking, kayaking and fishing. Two weekends ago, we parked our 2022 Winnebago FLX 2108DS at the local KOA and set … Continue reading Steamboat Springs Summer Weekend

2021: A Photo Journey

https://vimeo.com/662492966 2021: A photo journey of our adventures. It is hard to believe that 2022 is upon us. As we prepare for new and upcoming winter adventures, let us take a journey back through 2021. Where did we adventure in 2021? Let us start with a few firsts: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, … Continue reading 2021: A Photo Journey

Colorado Autumn Adventures

While Base Camp @ Grand Lake gears up for an action-packed winter of snowshoeing and cross-country ski trips, we are enjoying some Colorado Autumn Adventures beforehand. A few weeks ago, we enjoyed an awesome bike trip in Breckenridge, and we have had a few other fun adventures in and around Colorado: Boyd lake State Park ~ … Continue reading Colorado Autumn Adventures

POTW: West Magnolia Trailhead

The West Magnolia Trailhead, located in the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest, just south of Nederland. We spent the day winding through the various trails, jumping on Whoop-Di-Dos before looping onto the Aspen Alley Trail. From there we jumped onto the Lookout Trail and ventured toward Eldora Mountain before doubling back to the Observatory Trail. … Continue reading POTW: West Magnolia Trailhead

Responsible Outdoor Recreation: Leave No Trace

By Stella J. Raasch What comes to mind when you think of the great outdoors? Initially, you may think of the classic John Candy movie, "The Great Outdoors." Next, your thoughts will likely gravitate toward notions of open space, fresh air, beautiful surroundings…and trash! Since the advent of COVID, flocks of people have migrated to … Continue reading Responsible Outdoor Recreation: Leave No Trace

POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park: looking down from the overlook. The Phelps Lake Overlook trail is not an overly challenging hike, roughly two miles out and back from the Death Canyon Trailhead. However, I will say that getting there is part of the adventure. We entered Grand Teton National Park from the Granite … Continue reading POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton 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