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?

REI Co-op Half Dome 3 Plus Tent

Over the Labor Day weekend (2019), Stella and I had laid the groundwork for an awesome kayaking/camping trip that included an overnight stay at the Roaring Fork Campground. Because we were kayaking to the campground, we needed a form of shelter that we could easily transport on our kayak. Thus, our search for a tent … Continue reading REI Co-op Half Dome 3 Plus Tent

Odlo Performance Warm Base Layer Bottoms

It is difficult to truly appreciate the value and importance of thermals (base layer clothing) until you’re in a situation where you need them - and do not have them, or the ones you have are not adequate. I (Stella) am a bit embarrassed to admit that I have had the same base layer leggings … Continue reading Odlo Performance Warm Base Layer Bottoms

Osprey Kestrel 38

The need for a larger backpack presented itself Fall of 2019 when a good friend of mine and I planned an overnight backcountry trip into Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), where we would hike to Lake Verna from the East Inlet Trailhead (twenty miles out and back). After considering my current pack needs, along with … Continue reading Osprey Kestrel 38

Lake Verna: A First Adventure

About a month ago, a plan had been hatched with my friend and coworker, Dave, to do a backpacking trip to Lake Verna, a first adventure, from the East Inlet Trailhead inside of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). This would be the first backcountry backpacking trip for both of us! Most hikers who make the … Continue reading Lake Verna: A First Adventure

Dave’s Backcountry Adventure

Dave Carlos ~ Backcountry Adventurer Hi fellow adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. My name is Dave, and this is the story of my very first backpacking trip and backcountry adventure in the beautiful state of Colorado! And, it all began with a good friend and coworker of mine, Larry, who is the man behind the scenes … Continue reading Dave’s Backcountry Adventure

Lake Granby: Kayaking & Camping Adventure

After five weeks of planning, our kayak and camping adventure had finally arrived! The preparation for this journey had started on July 30, 2019, when we had ventured into REI to look at tenting gear that would fit our needs, not only for this adventure, but future endeavors as well. Please continue reading to learn … Continue reading Lake Granby: Kayaking & Camping Adventure