California’s snowpack was more than twice the average in much of the state in early March 2023. Mario Tama/Getty Images Dan McEvoy, Desert Research Institute After three years of extreme drought, the Western U.S. is finally getting a break. Mountain ranges are covered in deep snow, and water reservoirs in many areas are filling up … Continue reading Is the Western drought finally ending? That depends on where you look
Glen Canyon Revealed
Reflection Canyon Utah taken in 2015 What comes next for Lake Powell? Craig Childs/High Country News There is the crumpling, the mess. A marina that once floated in a cove has been towed out of the shrinking lake and dropped in a field of Russian thistle, its metal pontoons partially sunk into dry, crack-crazed soil. Cooler … Continue reading Glen Canyon Revealed
2023 Winter Adventures: What’s Going On?
Some of you may be wondering why BaseCamp@GrandLake has not posted anything for winter adventures, especially considering the abundance of snow. Normally, we travel extensively in the winter but this season has been quite different. We have only taken one winter trip thus far, to Jackson Hole the week prior to Christmas, and it ended … Continue reading 2023 Winter Adventures: What’s Going On?
Gear Reviews: Discussion
Base Camp @ Grand Lake offers a wide variety of product reviews for outdoor gear. And, we are always adding to our list, with several new reviews upcoming later in 2022. Writing gear reviews is a vital component of our website because it allows us to assist people with making an informed decision about the … Continue reading Gear Reviews: Discussion
Earth Day 2022
https://vimeo.com/701890951 Earth Day 2022: A journey through our adventures of the last year or so, offering subtle reminders of the importance to protect our planet and its future.
2021: A Photo Journey
https://vimeo.com/662492966 2021: A photo journey of our adventures. It is hard to believe that 2022 is upon us. As we prepare for new and upcoming winter adventures, let us take a journey back through 2021. Where did we adventure in 2021? Let us start with a few firsts: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, … Continue reading 2021: A Photo Journey
Backcountry Avalanche Awareness 2021/2022
Winter starts now! In the blink of an eye winter has evolved from sparse snowfall across the western states to an abundance of wonderful powder everywhere. Welcome to my annual reminder about Backcountry Avalanche Awareness. I am no expert on the subject, but my wife and I are aways eager to traverse wilderness terrain in … Continue reading Backcountry Avalanche Awareness 2021/2022