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?

Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Humble Beginnings

Base Camp @ Grand Lake had been my (Stella's) idea. In May of 2017, right before we opened our cabin in Grand Lake for the season, I suggested to Larry that we start a website where we could share with others about our adventures, showcase Larry's photos and discuss the gear that we use. And … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Humble Beginnings

Trek Dual Sport 3 (Women’s)

If you have read my (Stella) review for my first adult bike, Giant Sedona DX W, then you will understand how big of a deal it is with getting my second adult bike, the 2020 Trek Dual Sport 3 (Women's). At the time when I had purchased the Giant, we were living in Green Bay, Wisconsin where … Continue reading Trek Dual Sport 3 (Women’s)

Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

Redfish Lake, Stanley ID On Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 we leave for our Wild West Summer Vacation! Below, you will find our itinerary. This journey will take us to a few of our favorite places along with an entirely new experience in Island Park/West Yellowstone. And when we return, we will share our adventure with … Continue reading Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

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…

Part 3: Kayaker x Angler | Finding Common Ground

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o49cw47_gsg&feature=youtu.be&_ga=2.185537322.2038207824.1564613957-1429204873.1518231669 Now and then, you come across an article, video or a cause that stirs emotion within oneself, thus causing them to act. New Belgium Brewing Company has produced a three-part series depicting how conflict can be overcome with finding common ground through the sharing of public lands. After watching Part Three of the Kayaker … Continue reading Part 3: Kayaker x Angler | Finding Common Ground