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?
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
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.
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
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
Tranquility ~ Grand Teton National Park To read more about our most recent adventure to Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park: click on the link to Jackson Hole: Winter Paradise.
How many times have you been on a hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski trek and have developed a heel blister? Heel blisters ruin everything! They are absolutely miserable, and can take several weeks to completely heal since most humans have to continue wearing shoes each day while the skin heals. I (Stella) can recall many … Continue reading KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape