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

Cache la Poudre River Trail Hike

A few Saturday's back we drove into Rocky Mountain National Park with the intention of taking in a little bit of nature. Three years ago, when we had first established Base Camp in Grand Lake, we had stumbled upon a small group of bull elk just to the northeast of Milner Pass along the Cache … Continue reading Cache la Poudre River Trail Hike

Baker Gulch Exploratory Hike

Once I had finished reading the book, "Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks,โ€ my thoughts immediately turned to hiking. It was too late in the day to complete a ten-mile plus hike, but I had wanted a trek with a bit of distance. However, when had driven to the North Inlet … Continue reading Baker Gulch Exploratory Hike