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?
Lake Granby Looking into the Indian Peaks from the southern end of Lake Granby near Arapaho Bay. The mirror image of the snow covered peaks projected on to the surface of the lake was mesmerizing as the lake was smooth as glass. We were driving back towards Monarch Lake along County Road 6 when I … Continue reading POTW: Lake Granby
https://vimeo.com/471811390 Our hearts go out to those working on the frontlines combating the East Troublesome Fire, and to those whom the wildfire has affected. We put together a picture montage to the theme for Base Camp @ Grand Lake in hopes of remembering our beloved Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. Time will heal... … Continue reading Grand Lake & RMNP In Pictures…
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…
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
Cabin fever: the unfortunate side effect of the enduring pandemic. Dictionaries describe cabin fever as ‘extreme irritability and restlessness from living in isolation or a confined indoor area for a prolonged period of time.' To combat this, Stella and I take a quick walk in the morning before work, and then a longer walk in … Continue reading Cabin Fever
Over the Labor Day weekend (2019), Stella and I had laid the groundwork for an awesome kayaking/camping trip that included an overnight stay at the Roaring Fork Campground. Because we were kayaking to the campground, we needed a form of shelter that we could easily transport on our kayak. Thus, our search for a tent … Continue reading REI Co-op Half Dome 3 Plus Tent