2023 Winter Adventures: What’s Going On? 

Some of you may be wondering why BaseCamp@GrandLake has not posted anything for winter adventures, especially considering the abundance of snow. Normally, we travel extensively in the winter but this season has been quite different. We have only taken one winter trip thus far, to Jackson Hole the week prior to Christmas, and it ended … Continue reading 2023 Winter Adventures: What’s Going On? 

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

We journeyed through northern Idaho the past summer during our Idaho Panhandle ~ Canada Adventure and twice biked along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. The 72-mile-long Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes is a rail trail located in northern Idaho. It follows the former Union Pacific Railroad from Mullan, a mountain mining town near the … Continue reading Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

Micro Minnie FLX: On Level Ground

We purchased our Micro Minnie FLX Spring of 2022, and we were looking forward to our first long trip to northern Idaho that summer, which would be our first time vacationing with a travel trailer. In anticipation, we bought the Beech Lane Camper Levelers and the LogicBlue Technology LevelMatePro. Prior to the summer vacation, we … Continue reading Micro Minnie FLX: On Level Ground

Idaho Panhandle~Canada Adventure

For the last three years, Larry and I had expressed interest in taking a summer trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. But the breadth of this adventure evolved into so much more than we had anticipated as we began planning it in March 2022 while in Aspen. It eventually tied in with the purchase of our … Continue reading Idaho Panhandle~Canada Adventure

POTW: Challis National Forest

A top Twin Peaks South looking into the heart of the Challis National Forest. The first stop along our Idaho Panhandle~Canada Adventure. The Salmon-Challis National Forest is one of the largest national forests in the continental United States and encompasses the majority of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

POTW: Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River: the origins start deep in southwest Montana near Butte, flowing northwest through the Bitterroot Valley and continuing a northwesterly flow past Missoula before emptying into Lake Pend Oreille, near Clark Fork, Idaho.

Base Camp @ Grand Lake Summer Plans

Big things are in store for Base Camp @ Grand Lake this year! After extensive discussion and research, we decided to purchase a 2022 Winnebago Micro Minnie FLX 2108DS travel trailer. There are many reasons why we decided upon this particular RV, but most importantly, it will allow us to utilize it year-round, anywhere.  We … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake Summer Plans