Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing

Stella worked half a day on Christmas, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake for the weekend. Since closing up Base Camp for the season in October, Stella and I both have been itching to get back into the mountains once the snow … Continue reading Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing

Outdoor Research Women’s Solar Roller Sun Hat

So if you are like me, you may be thinking, "A hat is hat. What's the big deal?" I thought that way up until I had purchased the Outdoor Research Women's Solar Roller Sun Hat, as my head is routinely getting sunburned where my hair parts. This summer, we had a big upcoming vacation where I … Continue reading Outdoor Research Women’s Solar Roller Sun Hat

Jackson Hole Winter Adventure

Thursday morning had begun with one mission in mind: get our Jackson Hole Winter Adventure started! After a quick breakfast in Rock Springs, our launching point, we headed out on the road, with about a three-hour drive ahead of us. Our plan was to snowshoe in Grand Teton National Park from the Taggart Lake Trailhead. … Continue reading Jackson Hole Winter Adventure

Rossignol EVO OT 65 IFP Cross-Country Skis

In Mid-January, Stella and I had purchased new cross-country skis from REI. She had chosen the Fischer Spider 62 Crown Cross-Country skis, while I opted for the Rossignol EVO OT 65 IFP Cross-Country skis, both of which included TURNAMIC bindings. I have had the opportunity to use these skis in different types of terrain, and … Continue reading Rossignol EVO OT 65 IFP Cross-Country Skis

Gold Run Adventure II

This last weekend did not turn out as we had planned, but that is okay; we had a great weekend anyway. We are referring to it as the Gold Run Adventure II. On Saturday, the plan had been to ski at Frisco Nordic Center; we have never been there, and were eager to explore the … Continue reading Gold Run Adventure II

Winter Weekend Adventure

Saturday: Snowshoe to Broome Hut The start of that epic winter weekend adventure began as most do: with a drive into the high country. The first part of the weekend began at the Broome Hut, located on Berthoud Pass. The access point is the Second Creek Trailhead located on the Winter Park side of the … Continue reading Winter Weekend Adventure

Gold Run Nordic Center

Larry and I (Stella) are skiing at different Nordic centers throughout Colorado this winter season. On Sunday, January 26, 2020, we skied at the Gold Run Nordic Center in the Town of Breckenridge for the very first time. And I can honestly say that it was the most enjoyable cross-country skiing experience that I have … Continue reading Gold Run Nordic Center