Snowshoeing along the Ranger Meadows Trail inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Our plans for the day had been to summit Shadow Mountain, however, we decided that a traverse across the East Shore Trail and returning via the Ranger Meadows Trail would be a more subtle adventure. Not exactly, stay tuned for more details as the … Continue reading POTW ~ Ranger Meadows
Tag: Outdoor Adventures
POTW: Winter in the Kawuneeche Valley
Winter in the Kawuneeche Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park. Looking west from the Bowen/Baker Trailhead into the Never Summer Range and wilderness.
2023 Winter Adventures: What’s Going On?
Some of you may be wondering why BaseCamp@GrandLake has not posted anything for winter adventures, especially considering the abundance of snow. Normally, we travel extensively in the winter but this season has been quite different. We have only taken one winter trip thus far, to Jackson Hole the week prior to Christmas, and it ended … Continue reading 2023 Winter Adventures: What’s Going On?
Tubbs Flex VRT Snowshoes
Heading into Winter 2022, I decided to replace my Atlas 1030 snowshoes. Stella had hoped that I would select either the Louis Garneau Premiere or Blizzard III snowshoes (since she has the Blizzard II snowshoes and absolutely loves them), but they were not the ones that I wanted. After researching every mountain/backcountry snowshoe available, my … Continue reading Tubbs Flex VRT Snowshoes
POTW: Turquoise Lake
Turquoise Lake ~ Leadville, Colorado. Fall in the Colorado mountains where the aspens are starting to pop in the high country. Stella and I took a day trip to Leadville with the intent to hike along the shores of Turquoise Lake and fish. We were able to check one box, but not the fishing box. … Continue reading POTW: Turquoise Lake
Micro Minne FLX: Off Grid Experiment
In preparation for our now cancelled Leadville trip, we disconnected our Micro Minnie FLX to conduct an off grid experiment. One of the key features of the FLX package, touted by Winnebago, is the ability to spend up to five days off grid. On a recent Saturday afternoon, at approximately 1:00 p.m., I disconnected the … Continue reading Micro Minne FLX: Off Grid Experiment
Kayaking the Green River Lakes
https://youtu.be/U-SqGVu1GPI Recently we returned from our Wyoming Labor Day Weekend and in one of our adventures, we found ourselves kayaking the Green River Lakes. We launched from the boat ramp near the campground and paddled along the eastern shore with constant views of a smoky Squaretop Mountain. I put together the video showing our kayaking … Continue reading Kayaking the Green River Lakes