Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Humble Beginnings

Base Camp @ Grand Lake had been my (Stella's) idea. In May of 2017, right before we opened our cabin in Grand Lake for the season, I suggested to Larry that we start a website where we could share with others about our adventures, showcase Larry's photos and discuss the gear that we use. And … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Humble Beginnings

POTW: Paddling into the Blue

Paddling into the Blue: as we move into Spring shoulder season, Stella and I are already dreaming about stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking in the Big Mango. "Paddling into the Blue" is in reference to our most recent trip to Bear Lake, located equally on the Utah and Idaho boarder. Bear Lake is known … Continue reading POTW: Paddling into the Blue

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

RTIC Soft Pack 8

Earlier this summer, Larry and I (Stella) set out to find a small day-size cooler that could be used for kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and biking. And, because it would be used for watersports, the need for the pack to be waterproof was a necessary qualification. Larry had come across an ad for the … Continue reading RTIC Soft Pack 8

POTW: Bald Eagle

A bald eagle sits perched above Henry's Lake in Island Park, Idaho. Stella and I paddled upon this bald eagle while kayaking along the eastern shore of Henry's Lake during our Wild West Summer Vacation 2020.