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?
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
On Memorial Day, Stella and I trekked along the East Shore Trail. On our way back, we had paused for a moment to look north across the lake into the snowcapped southern end of the Never Summer Range. This trail encompasses both the Arapaho National Recreation Area and Rocky Mountain National Park, on the eastern … Continue reading POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP
Moab: a hot, dry desert region in eastern Utah. It is a place of archeological wonder, and one in which people travel from around the globe to observe the landscape carved millions of years ago. Two weeks ago, we spent a few days in Moab biking and exploring the area's parks. While we did enjoy … Continue reading Moab Adventure!
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
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
Canyonlands National Park, located southwest of Arches National Park, was described by Edward Abbey as, "the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere." Created from both the Green River and the Colorado River, Canyonlands National Park is divided into distinct sections; the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the … Continue reading POTW: Canyonlands National Park