The Great Blizzard of 2021

Stella and I raced up to the mountains the weekend of the Great Blizzard of 2021 to get in some snowshoeing and/or nordic skiing. On our way to Grand Lake, we had made a pitstop in Winter Park to see Stella's cousin who has been working at the Winter Park Resort for the season. We … Continue reading The Great Blizzard of 2021

JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE

Before I dive into the details of our Jackson Hole: Winter Paradise trip, I must first preface with this: I (Stella) love Jackson Hole! For the past five years, Larry and I have been dreaming about, and planning to move to Grand Lake to live year round. However, at least a dozen times over the … Continue reading JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE

Trail Ridge Road: Take 2

Stella worked half a day on New Years, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake, just as we had done the weekend prior for Christmas. This time, however, instead of cross-country skiing, our plans were set on snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road: Take 2

POTW: Teton Adventures

Nez Perce, Grand Teton National Park There is something about a Teton Adventure, the Tetons are a 40 mile long range located in western Wyoming and mainly encompassed within Grand Teton National Park. While Grand Teton is the most prominent and photographed peak in the range. This is a picture of Nez Perce, from late … Continue reading POTW: Teton Adventures

Trail Ridge Road 10’ Miler

Back in January, at the start of the 2020 winter season, we completed a short two-and-a-half mile snowshoe trek up Trail Ridge Road (for a round-trip of five miles) in Rocky Mountain National Park (on the Grand Lake side). The snowplow stops plowing the road in the park at the Timber Lake/Colorado River Trailhead, so … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road 10’ Miler

Cross Creek Snowshoe Trek

Last weekend was spent in Red Cliff, Colorado, which is a very small town (with a population of less than three hundred people) south of Vail. On Saturday, we parked the Tahoe along FS707, the start of our Cross Creek snowshoe trek; the road to get to the trailhead is right off of US Hwy … Continue reading Cross Creek Snowshoe Trek

Cub Lake Winter Hike

Two weeks ago, we had our first adventure in Estes Park. Our objective had been to snowshoe to Cub Lake on Saturday, and then the Loch Lake Trail via the Glacier Gorge Trail on Sunday inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The Cub Lake Trailhead is located a short distance from the Fern Lake Trailhead, near … Continue reading Cub Lake Winter Hike