POTW: Bald Eagle

A Bald Eagle, perched above Lake Granby. Found throughout North America and commonly referred as a Bald Eagle, although they are not bald. They were dubbed "Bald" because of their all-white heads. We spotted this magnificent creature on our way to Monarch Lake to hike the loop over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Responsible Outdoor Recreation: Leave No Trace

By Stella J. Raasch What comes to mind when you think of the great outdoors? Initially, you may think of the classic John Candy movie, "The Great Outdoors." Next, your thoughts will likely gravitate toward notions of open space, fresh air, beautiful surroundings…and trash! Since the advent of COVID, flocks of people have migrated to … Continue reading Responsible Outdoor Recreation: Leave No Trace

POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

I was tinkering with a little astrophotography last night and captured Jupiter rising over Grand Lake. Jupiter is the bright dot in the center of the image and with Saturn the next brightest image to the right. This is one in a series of photos from Base Camp @ Grand Lake using my GoPro Hero … Continue reading POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

POTW: Spring in RMNP

Spring in RMNP, as that saying goes, hope springs eternal as a cow moose and her yearling offspring forage in the Kawuneeche Valley. Last fall the East Troublesome fire impacted over 193,000 acres of land in Grand County, including cutting through the heart of the Rocky Mountain National Park, jumping the continental divide and stopping … Continue reading POTW: Spring in RMNP

POTW: Amongst the Pines

Stella and I snowshoeing along the shores of Jackson Lake at Colter Bay inside Grand Teton National Park. Though the image depicts tranquility amongst the pines, the tempestuous winds coming across the lake made for cold journey as the snow pelted our face with each step. This picture also brings one of John Muir's many … Continue reading POTW: Amongst the Pines

POTW: Nature’s Silence

The Preston Loop, Gold Run Nordic Center My soul steers me into nature's silence. Angie Weiland-Crosby Maybe the best attribute about the great outdoors is the ability to explore nature's silence. Whether it is the rain in the spring, the waves lapping against the shoreline in the summer, the rustling of the leaves in the … Continue reading POTW: Nature’s Silence

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