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

Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

Redfish Lake, Stanley ID On Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 we leave for our Wild West Summer Vacation! Below, you will find our itinerary. This journey will take us to a few of our favorite places along with an entirely new experience in Island Park/West Yellowstone. And when we return, we will share our adventure with … Continue reading Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

East Shore Trail and more…

East Shore Trail As adventurous as Stella, my wife, is it may surprise some to learn how intolerant she is of hiking in hot weather. She can and will do it, but will likely grumble quite a bit along the way, and be utterly miserable. Instead, she much prefers trekking in the Spring and Fall, … Continue reading East Shore Trail and more…

Yakima SkyLine System with the JetStream Bars

Since acquiring our ISLE Glider Wood SUP's last year (May 2019), we knew the need would eventually arise to upgrade to a rack system that would allow us to transport both of the boards and the kayak simultaneously. Since we have a big vacation planned this summer where we will want to bring everything, we … Continue reading Yakima SkyLine System with the JetStream Bars