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?

Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park Our Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020 began late afternoon on Wednesday. The Tahoe was packed and ready to take us to Rock Springs, Wyoming, which has been a middle stopping point for many of our trips over the years. Per the itinerary that we had posted previously, our … Continue reading Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

East Shore Trail and more…

East Shore Trail As adventurous as Stella, my wife, is it may surprise some to learn how intolerant she is of hiking in hot weather. She can and will do it, but will likely grumble quite a bit along the way, and be utterly miserable. Instead, she much prefers trekking in the Spring and Fall, … Continue reading East Shore Trail and more…

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