An Odd Start…

Our return to Base Camp @ Grand Lake has been off to an odd start for the 2020 season. First, Elk Creek Campground opened a week later than usual due to COVID. Second, the campground feels a little bit like a ghost town due to COVID restrictions, which fortunately continue to lighten with each passing … Continue reading An Odd Start…

Photo of the Week – Exploring Lake Granby

Exploring Lake Granby after camping overnight at the Roar Fork Campground

Kayaking Lake Granby, Columbine Bay

Columbine Bay, Lake Granby It has been two summers since we had kayaked Lake Granby and back to Columbine Bay, the portion of the Colorado River that spills in from Shadow Mountain Lake. So, we were pretty excited to get back there again. For us kayaking Lake Granby offers a multitude of adventures. From the … Continue reading Kayaking Lake Granby, Columbine Bay

Yakima SupDawg

Yakima SupDawg Stella and I recently purchased two Isle Glider Wood Standup Paddle Boards (May 2019). Prior to that purchase, I had extensively researched the best way for us to transport the boards to and from Base Camp. We needed the ability to carry two SUPs at once, and the ability to easily swap with … Continue reading Yakima SupDawg

Suspenz Kayak & SUP Stand

Suspenz Universal Portable Boat Stands: We purchased these stands to use for our Perception Cove 14.5 Tandem Kayak at our Base Camp in Grand Lake, CO. We have had these stands for about three years, and they are holding up well. The stand opens up wide enough to accommodate the kayak, either in the up … Continue reading Suspenz Kayak & SUP Stand

Memorial Day Weekend: The Return to Base Camp

After prepping base camp the previous weekend it seemed as if we had twice as much packed in the back of the Tahoe including the newest addition to our arsenal at base camp, pie irons from Rome Industries (one round & one square). We also ordered the Pudgie Revolution Cookbook, which is loaded with creative … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend: The Return to Base Camp

Mountain Bike & Kayak Day!!!

On Sunday, I (Stella) made a spontaneous decision for Larry and I to spend the afternoon at Aurora Reservoir, which is about ten minutes from our home. The gate entry fee is $10.00. In the years past, the park required that kayaks and canoes get fully inspected, which cost another $10.00 annually. But that policy has since changed, and these … Continue reading Mountain Bike & Kayak Day!!!