POTW: Kayaking Bear Lake

Kayaking Bear Lake: located on the Idaho/Utah boarder, Bear Lake is often referred to as the "Caribbean of Rockies" for its turquoise-blue colored waters. This is Stella's favorite place to paddle. We are now a few days into our latest western adventure and have had the opportunity to kayak and paddle board, as well as … Continue reading POTW: Kayaking Bear Lake

POTW: Jackson Lake Adventures

Jackson Lake adventures: there is definitely something special about the Tetons, Jackson Lake and Grand Teton National Park. The allure is so great that we keep heading back year after year, both in the summer and winter. This picture on Jaskson Lake was taken almost four years ago to the day, and we are headed … Continue reading POTW: Jackson Lake Adventures

Summer Gear: Are You Ready?

Summer Gear: Are You Ready? Grand County is anticipating another busy summer season. Last year, companies producing outdoor recreational gear/products experienced record-breaking sales, as people sought the outdoors as a respite from the COVID pandemic. This has resulted in near depletion of everything used for outdoor recreation, and the industry is working diligently to catch … Continue reading Summer Gear: Are You Ready?

POTW: Paddling into the Blue

Paddling into the Blue: as we move into Spring shoulder season, Stella and I are already dreaming about stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking in the Big Mango. "Paddling into the Blue" is in reference to our most recent trip to Bear Lake, located equally on the Utah and Idaho boarder. Bear Lake is known … Continue reading POTW: Paddling into the Blue

Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park Our Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020 began late afternoon on Wednesday. The Tahoe was packed and ready to take us to Rock Springs, Wyoming, which has been a middle stopping point for many of our trips over the years. Per the itinerary that we had posted previously, our … Continue reading Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

POTW: North Inlet Grand Lake

~North Inlet, Grand Lake~ Stella and I spent Sunday morning setting out to paddle around Grand Lake before the winds started gusting in the afternoon, a Red Flag warning had been issued from 12Noon Sunday through 8PM Monday. From our typical launching point at Hill Top on Shadow Mountain Lake we set off in the … Continue reading POTW: North Inlet Grand Lake

RTIC Soft Pack 8

Earlier this summer, Larry and I (Stella) set out to find a small day-size cooler that could be used for kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and biking. And, because it would be used for watersports, the need for the pack to be waterproof was a necessary qualification. Larry had come across an ad for the … Continue reading RTIC Soft Pack 8