Madshus Panorama M78

Last winter (2022) when Larry and I (Stella) were in Crested Butte, we discussed purchasing a different type of cross-country ski. We wanted skis that were much wider and possessed more float to provide a better experience while backcountry skiing in really deep snow and on hills. We had researched three different companies that manufacture … Continue reading Madshus Panorama M78

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

Big Six Camp Chair

Big Six Camp Chair

With the purchase of our new Winnebago Micro Minnie FLX, Stella and I set out to find some comfortable, folding camping chairs to keep in the back of the Tahoe. Stella had her ideas of what she wanted, while I had something different in mind. I determined that the Big Agnes Big Six Camp Chair … Continue reading Big Six Camp Chair

Earth Pak Waterproof Bag 10L

Years ago when we purchased our Isle Glider Wood Stand Up Paddleboards, I (Stella) had been using a vinyl zipper bag that accompanied the purchase our boards. Larry immediately purchased a Sea To Summit dry bag. For two years, I contemplated whether I actually liked his bag or not while I continued using my Isle … Continue reading Earth Pak Waterproof Bag 10L

Gear Reviews: Discussion

Base Camp @ Grand Lake offers a wide variety of product reviews for outdoor gear. And, we are always adding to our list, with several new reviews upcoming later in 2022. Writing gear reviews is a vital component of our website because it allows us to assist people with making an informed decision about the … Continue reading Gear Reviews: Discussion

Winter Gear: Are You Ready?

Winter Gear: Are You Ready? With thoughts of sugarplums and snow flurries dancing in our heads, Base Camp @ Grand Lake eagerly prepares for winter. In order to be comfortable and enjoy winter activities, having good gear is essential. A large component of Base Camp @ Grand Lake is aimed at helping people make informed … Continue reading Winter Gear: Are You Ready?

Look Trail Grip Platform Pedals

Bike pedals are all the same, right? No. What's so great about the Look Trail Grip Platform Pedals? When I purchased my new Trek Dual Sport 3 Women's bike, I immediately noticed that the pedals were smaller than those on my previous bike. The first few times I rode it, my feet kept slipping off … Continue reading Look Trail Grip Platform Pedals