Grand Lake Snowshoeing & XC Skiing

Last weekend, we had found ourselves back at our happy place: Grand Lake, CO. It felt as though years had passed since we had closed up our summer Base Camp in October. Last weekend was our first winter adventure for 2018, crazy! The winter season prior, we we had spent nearly every weekend partaking in … Continue reading Grand Lake Snowshoeing & XC Skiing

Fall Hiking

Stella and I attempted to hike down to the Colorado River on Saturday with Aspen via the  Colorado River Trail. About a mile into to the hike trail was closed due to fall logging operations. Somewhat discouraged we doubled back via the short loop near the parking lot. A side trail that Stella has yet … Continue reading Fall Hiking

Shadow Mountain Fire Lookout

Friday, September 1st. After Aspen’s morning swim in Shadow Mountain Lake, we turned our attention to another first. Friday afternoon we embarked on a new hike to the Shadow Mountain Fire Lookout positioned atop of Shadow Mountain. This is a hike that I have been waiting to complete since we first came to Grand Lake … Continue reading Shadow Mountain Fire Lookout

July 4th Holiday Weekend

Saturday's kayaking adventure was our first paddle on Lake Granby. What a beautiful day to be outdoors, a bit deceptive but nonetheless a beautiful day. We started our paddle launching from the Rainbow Bay Picnic Site located just of off County Road 6 which leads to the Monarch Lake trailhead. Our unstated goal was to … Continue reading July 4th Holiday Weekend