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

POTW: Crater Lake Trail

Stella and I snowshoed the Monarch Lake Loop and ventured up the Crater Lake Trail in the Indian Peaks Wilderness just before the big snowstorm took hold over the weekend of March 13th.

POTW: Lake Granby

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

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…

Grand Lake Adventure

Grand Lake Nordic Center This past weekend, Stella and I headed back to Base Camp for our first trip of the winter. An abundance of snow blankets our home away from home. We had planned just to stay Saturday night but a spontaneous decision by Stella had us racing up to the high country Friday … Continue reading Grand Lake Adventure

Photo of the Week – Monarch Lake

Monarch Lake

Base Camp 2018 Year in Review

Winter 2018 The months of January - March in Colorado were unusually dry, even high up in the mountains. The snow pack in January touched a 30-year low, and was the warmest on record, which was most likely attributed to a festering La Nina. It wasn't until the first weekend in February that I was … Continue reading Base Camp 2018 Year in Review