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

POTW: Kayaking in the Fall

Willow Creek Reservoir There is something special about kayaking in the fall, particularly on the Willow Creek Reservoir, flanked with Aspens strewn about its southern shores with their vibrant fall colors on display. This past Saturday we able to get the "Big Mango" out on the water for possibly one of the last high mountain … Continue reading POTW: Kayaking in the Fall

POTW: North Inlet Grand Lake

~North Inlet, Grand Lake~ Stella and I spent Sunday morning setting out to paddle around Grand Lake before the winds started gusting in the afternoon, a Red Flag warning had been issued from 12Noon Sunday through 8PM Monday. From our typical launching point at Hill Top on Shadow Mountain Lake we set off in the … Continue reading POTW: North Inlet Grand Lake

Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

Redfish Lake, Stanley ID On Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 we leave for our Wild West Summer Vacation! Below, you will find our itinerary. This journey will take us to a few of our favorite places along with an entirely new experience in Island Park/West Yellowstone. And when we return, we will share our adventure with … Continue reading 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…

Onyx A-24 In-Sight Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket

From reading our posts about the hundreds of miles (actually closer to 1000 miles) that we have kayaked over the last few years, and my newfound passion for standup paddle boarding, those who do not know me may be surprised to learn that I am not a very good swimmer. In fact, before Larry and … Continue reading Onyx A-24 In-Sight Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket

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…