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

Moab Adventure!

Moab: a hot, dry desert region in eastern Utah. It is a place of archeological wonder, and one in which people travel from around the globe to observe the landscape carved millions of years ago. Two weeks ago, we spent a few days in Moab biking and exploring the area's parks. While we did enjoy … Continue reading Moab Adventure!

POTW: Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park, located southwest of Arches National Park, was described by Edward Abbey as, "the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere." Created from both the Green River and the Colorado River, Canyonlands National Park is divided into distinct sections; the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the … Continue reading POTW: Canyonlands National Park