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

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

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: 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!

Southwest Colorado Adventure

This last weekend we embarked upon our Southwest Colorado Adventure, another first for us. The weather had prevented us from being able to do everything that we had planned. But we still had a great time visiting this part of Colorado, although it had felt like a world away from our neck of the woods … Continue reading Southwest Colorado Adventure