POTW: Challis National Forest

A top Twin Peaks South looking into the heart of the Challis National Forest. The first stop along our Idaho Panhandle~Canada Adventure. The Salmon-Challis National Forest is one of the largest national forests in the continental United States and encompasses the majority of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

Grand Lake Winter Finale

Two weekends ago, we ventured to Grand Lake for our second trip there this winter. While there was plenty of snow, that may not be the case for much longer if the temperatures continue to remain high. The two days we were there, the temperature was about 40ish degrees with a clear blue sky. It … Continue reading Grand Lake Winter Finale

Winter Gear: Are You Ready?

Winter Gear: Are You Ready? With thoughts of sugarplums and snow flurries dancing in our heads, Base Camp @ Grand Lake eagerly prepares for winter. In order to be comfortable and enjoy winter activities, having good gear is essential. A large component of Base Camp @ Grand Lake is aimed at helping people make informed … Continue reading Winter Gear: Are You Ready?

Responsible Outdoor Recreation: Leave No Trace

By Stella J. Raasch What comes to mind when you think of the great outdoors? Initially, you may think of the classic John Candy movie, "The Great Outdoors." Next, your thoughts will likely gravitate toward notions of open space, fresh air, beautiful surroundings…and trash! Since the advent of COVID, flocks of people have migrated to … Continue reading Responsible Outdoor Recreation: Leave No Trace

POTW: Crater Lake Trail

Stella and I snowshoed the Monarch Lake Loop and ventured up the Crater Lake Trail in the Indian Peaks Wilderness just before the big snowstorm took hold over the weekend of March 13th.

JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE TAKE II

Well everyone… we came back. I whined, moaned, pouted, and bargained to extend our Jackson Hole: Winter Paradise Take II. But Larry said we had to come home. Actually, what he said was, "Stella, someone has to be the adult around here." Hmmm… Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to just leave everything … Continue reading JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE TAKE II

POTW: Amongst the Pines

Stella and I snowshoeing along the shores of Jackson Lake at Colter Bay inside Grand Teton National Park. Though the image depicts tranquility amongst the pines, the tempestuous winds coming across the lake made for cold journey as the snow pelted our face with each step. This picture also brings one of John Muir's many … Continue reading POTW: Amongst the Pines