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

Grand Lake Snowshoeing & XC Skiing

Last weekend, we had found ourselves back at our happy place: Grand Lake, CO. It felt as though years had passed since we had closed up our summer Base Camp in October. Last weekend was our first winter adventure for 2018, crazy! The winter season prior, we had spent nearly every weekend partaking in some … Continue reading Grand Lake Snowshoeing & XC Skiing

The Adventurous 2017 Year In Review

https://vimeo.com/254114310 WINTER 2017 Our winter activities really kicked into high gear when we traveled to Idaho to visit Stella's parents in Challis, Idaho over the Christmas (2016) holiday. I am certain that there are many beautiful places across this great country, but I believe that it is difficult to beat the awe of the Sawtooth mountain range. On that … Continue reading The Adventurous 2017 Year In Review