Summer Gear: Are You Ready?

Summer Gear: Are You Ready? Grand County is anticipating another busy summer season. Last year, companies producing outdoor recreational gear/products experienced record-breaking sales, as people sought the outdoors as a respite from the COVID pandemic. This has resulted in near depletion of everything used for outdoor recreation, and the industry is working diligently to catch … Continue reading Summer Gear: Are You Ready?

Yakima SkyLine System with the JetStream Bars

Since acquiring our ISLE Glider Wood SUP's last year (May 2019), we knew the need would eventually arise to upgrade to a rack system that would allow us to transport both of the boards and the kayak simultaneously. Since we have a big vacation planned this summer where we will want to bring everything, we … Continue reading Yakima SkyLine System with the JetStream Bars

ISLE Glider Wood SUP

Just finished paddle boarding on the Willow Creek Reservoir ***THIS IS AN UPDATED REVIEW SINCE PURCHASING THESE MAY/2019*** When we initially purchased the ISLE Glider Wood SUP's last year, our personal experience with SUPs had been fairly limited. In the years past, when we had rented SUPs, they were usually the BIC brand, which we … Continue reading ISLE Glider Wood SUP

An Odd Start…

Our return to Base Camp @ Grand Lake has been off to an odd start for the 2020 season. First, Elk Creek Campground opened a week later than usual due to COVID. Second, the campground feels a little bit like a ghost town due to COVID restrictions, which fortunately continue to lighten with each passing … Continue reading An Odd Start…

Stella’s Solo Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure

So, let’s talk about stand up paddle boarding! If you’ve read my (Stella’s) review of our paddle around Willow Creek Reservoir (9/28/19), then you should know that I LOVE to paddle board! When I got my Isle Glider Wood 9’10 in May 2019, I made a goal to paddle all the way around Shadow Mountain … Continue reading Stella’s Solo Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure

Fall Paddle Boarding: Willow Creek Reservoir

Willow Creek Reservoir, Colorado To begin, let me say that standup paddle boarding is my (Stella’s) thing x 100, and my fervor for it has far surpassed my love of kayaking. In May of this year, Larry and I had purchased our first boards from Isle Surf & SUP (the 9’10 and 10’10 Glider Wood). … Continue reading Fall Paddle Boarding: Willow Creek Reservoir

Lake Granby: 40 Mile Kayak & Camping Adventure

Read all about our adventure ~ Lake Granby: Kayaking & Camping Adventure For the last few years, Stella and I have expressed an interest in doing a long-distance kayak and camping adventure. Labor Day weekend 2019, we are going to make that happen! We will be launching our Perception Cove 14.5 Tandem kayak, a.k.a. the … Continue reading Lake Granby: 40 Mile Kayak & Camping Adventure