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?

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…

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…

Photo of the Week – Shadow Mountain Lake

A moose sighting on Shadow Mountain Lake... One year ago we happened upon a moose while kayaking Shadow Mountain Lake. She was crossing from one of the islands dotting the southern end of lake back to shore. One never knows what surprises you'll find in nature...

POTW – The American White Pelican

American White Pelican ~ Shadow Mountain Lake A rare kayaking moment on Shadow Mountain Lake. With the lake levels so high this year we were able to kayak into the Colorado River and get close enough to photograph the magnificent American White Pelican.