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?
Willow Creek Reservoir There is something special about kayaking in the fall, particularly on the Willow Creek Reservoir, flanked with Aspens strewn about its southern shores with their vibrant fall colors on display. This past Saturday we able to get the "Big Mango" out on the water for possibly one of the last high mountain … Continue reading POTW: Kayaking in the Fall
Willow Creek Reservoir, Colorado To begin, let me say that standup paddle boarding is my (Stella’s) thing x 100, and my fervor for it has far surpassed my love of kayaking. In May of this year, Larry and I had purchased our first boards from Isle Surf & SUP (the 9’10 and 10’10 Glider Wood). … Continue reading Fall Paddle Boarding: Willow Creek Reservoir
Bull Moose enjoying the willows at Base Camp
The story about how we came to purchase this kayak still makes us chuckle, though perhaps Stella a bit more than myself. It was the summer of 2015, we purchased our first RV and parked it on a permanent camping site at Egg Harbor Campground in Door County, WI. Occasionally, we would rent a kayak from one … Continue reading Perception Cove 14.5 Tandem Kayak
Saturday started out in usual fashion with our homemade breakfast burritos and espresso paired with old fashion donut holes. But as we near the end of the season we had to tend to our travel trailer before moving onto the days activity. This meant grabbing a ladder and climbing to clean the roof our travel … Continue reading Off to Monarch Lake
Saturday morning Larry embarked upon a fishing venture just after sunrise. From underneath the Shadow Mountain/Grand Lake Channel Bridge, he was able to catch sight of a beautiful sunrise, but alas, he did not catch anything. Me (Stella), I slept in a bit and had awoken to the gentle pleas of little Aspen who wanted to get the day moving. Once … Continue reading A Relaxing Weekend…